Back in January this year, X-Men franchise star Patrick Stewart thought that neither he nor co-star Ian McKellen were going to be popping up in X-Men Apocalypse, with the focus on the 1983 versions of the mutants that were rebooted in X-Men: First Class and continued into X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Now a new set photo from director Bryan Singer teases that Stewart might be back in some capacity after all, with the actor seen on set during production. See the Patrick Stewart X-Men Apocalypse set photo after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
In the mutant-packed extravaganza that was X-Men: Days of Future Past, there was one glaring omission. Fan favorite Rogue got dropped from the film, after Anna Paquin had already shot her scenes.
But as you’ve probably already heard, she’s being reinstated in the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, out on Blu-ray and DVD later this month. Today, we have our first official glimpse of Paquin in the movie. Get your X-Men Rogue Cut first look after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Though it’s long been assumed that Hugh Jackman would appear as Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse, no official source has actually confirmed the casting. But now someone else has spilled the beans about Jackman’s role in the upcoming sequel.
On the flip side, Jackman’s old X-Men co-star Ian McKellen will not be making an appearance, as confirmed by McKellen himself. Hit the jump for to read about the X-Men Apocalypse Ian McKellen denial and Hugh Jackman confirmation. Read More »
Being famous kinda sucks sometimes, especially if you’re the most famous detective in the land. Sherlock Holmes seems to be more perturbed by fame and the misunderstandings that come with it than his is by the encroachment of old age in this Mr Holmes trailer. Ian McKellen plays the celebrated sleuth in this take on the character’s later days from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters). And by the look of this trailer, that team has crafted a version of Sherlock Holmes that will appeal to die-hard fans and more casual viewers alike. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Between BBC’s Sherlock, CBS’ Elementary, and Warner Bros.’ ongoing film series starring Robert Downey Jr., we’re practically drowning in Sherlock Holmes adaptations at the moment. The last thing we need is another one. Or at least that’s what we would have said before seeing the excellent trailer for Mr. Holmes.
In the new film by Bill Condon, Ian McKellen plays the classic character near the end of his life. Though he’s now living out a peaceful retirement among his beloved bees, Sherlock remains haunted by the circumstances of the case that put him into exile. Watch the Mr Holmes trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
With every new bit of casting, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast sounds more delightful. And we aren’t the only ones who think so — the actors seem pretty satisfied with their new colleagues, too.
As Bthe live-action fairy tale prepares to shoot in London, stars Ian McKellen and Josh Gad have offered a tiny glimpse into the process. Based on their reports, working with the likes of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Kevin Kline is exactly as cool as you think it’d be. Check out the Josh Gad and Ian McKellen Beauty and the Beast updates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
You wouldn’t think that playing a household object would be a prestigious gig. But apparently it’s good enough for the likes of Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald, and now Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are getting on the action as well.
McKellen and Mbatha-Raw are set to play Cogsworth the clock and Plumette the feather duster, respectively, in Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. More on the Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Ian McKellen Beauty and the Beast casting after the jump. Read More »
The latest screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes is a somewhat unusual one. In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen plays Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective very late in life, and finds him looking back at an unsolved case even as his own faculties begin to falter. Bill Condon directs, and when it premiered in Berlin earlier this year the reviews were very kind to the film. And let’s be honest — the idea of McKellen playing Holmes at any age is great, and something we’re eager to see. We’ve seen one clip from the movie, but now here’s the first Mr. Holmes trailer.
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The X-Men universe is growing on the big screen. Deadpool will be out next year. A Gambit movie is in the works, too. The biggest movies to expand that universe, however, will be X-Men Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 2 on March 3, 3017. Today, we continue to learn more about the former film as director Bryan Singer offered a cryptic tease about the movie on Instagram.
In a bigger turn of events, Patrick Stewart suggested there are talks of him reprising his role as Professor X for the sequel to James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Read more about Professor X Wolverine news below. Read More »