Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two recent Oscar darlings are looking to join forces. Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in a new film directed by The Big Short‘s Adam McKay, about Theranos co-founder Elizabeth Holmes. Come to think of it, the project sounds a bit like a mash-up of Lawrence’s Joy and McKay’s The Big Short: Holmes skyrocketed to prominence as one of the youngest self-made billionaires ever, only to fall from grace after her biotech company came under investigation. Read More »
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Right now X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters, but this weekend it’ll have to do battle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their cartoonish sequel. It’s likely that the X-Men won’t be able to top the box office again, but 20th Century Fox is already focused on the future of the X-Men franchise anyway.
The next X-Men sequel has been said to take place in the ’90s and may also head to space for a more loyal take on the Dark Phoenix saga. Plus there’s the delayed Gambit sequel, a Deadpool sequel, and the New Mutants coming as well. But director Bryan Singer thinks another longtime franchise character deserves their own movie: Mystique. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Next week’s X-Men: Apocalypse marks Jennifer Lawrence‘s third time playing the mutant Mystique, but whether it’s her last remains to be seen. After telling press last year that Apocalypse would be her last X-Men film, Lawrence walked back those comments, declaring that she was “dying to come back.” And now she’s leaving open the possibility of a return, albeit with one huge caveat. Read More »
UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence’s representative has since denied this report, but that’s something that commonly happens before official announcements are made. There’s a chance this could still happen, but as we said, this story was just a rumor to begin with, so continue to take the possibility with a grain of salt.
Last fall we learned that Sandra Bullock had been lined up to star in a reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, the heist comedy starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and more. The 2001 film from director Steven Soderbergh was a remake of the 1960 film of the same name starring the famed Rat Pack, so it wasn’t exactly sacred ground that would be tread with a reboot. However, this reboot was going to change things up by making the entire team composed of women. Now Sandra Bullock may have a co-star being lined up.
The Hunger Games franchise star Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be in the running for a role in the female Ocean’s Eleven cast. Even though Jennifer Lawrence is quite the in-demand actress and is probably eyed for tons of lead roles in Hollywood, this one actually makes sense due to who’s behind the camera. Read More »
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The last time we were presented with an X-Men: Apocalypse clip, we were given a scene where Rose Bryne dumps exposition all over James McAvoy‘s not-yet-bald head. This new clip (while seemingly cut down from the full version of the scene) is significantly more action packed, showcasing a fight sequence between Ben Hardy‘s Angel and Kodi Smit-McPhee‘s Nightcrawler.
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Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Our favorite mutant superheroes are out in full force in the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, but Apocalypse, as his name suggests, is a pretty formidable foe. The X-Men are going to need all the help they can get, and if said help comes in the form of a certain fan-favorite Canadian with adamantium claws, all the better. Check out the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, featuring the first little peek at Wolverine, below.
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Ryan Reynolds keeps getting busier and busier. Following the massive success of Deadpool — and let’s not forget his excellent performance in Mississippi Grind — the actor is very in demand at the moment. Reynolds currently has the sci-fi thriller Life lined up, which was co-written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and a fall shoot for the Deadpool sequel is likely.
Now, the actor might star in The Rosie Project. Learn more about the adaptation below.
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Almost exactly one year ago, Jennifer Lawrence said that X-Men: Apocalypse was going to be her last time playing Mystique in the comic book franchise. At the time we thought this could just as easily been a negotiating tactic for more money to reprise the character down the road, and a new statement from Lawrence seems to indicate that was the case all along.
In a recent interview, Jennifer Lawrence said, “I am dying to come back.” That’s a complete 180 from what the actress was thinking before, so either she has a new deal for future X-Men movies, or she’s just saying that for publicity’s sake. Find out more about the possibility of Jennifer Lawrence leaving X-Men behind after the jump. Read More »