Here is the trailer for James Gunn‘s weird and probably, as the quote suggests, very inappropriate super hero movie Super. Rainn Wilson looks like he is perfectly cast as a guy who creates a costumed alter-ego after his hot wife (Liv Tyler) dumps him for a drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Ellen Page is the young girl who becomes his too-eager sidekick after helping instruct him on the basics of superheroes and we even get a peek at Nathan Fillion as The Holy Avenger. Check out the almost-uncomfortable trailer after the break. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Here’s a new photo from X-Men: First Class that either shows January Jones and Kevin Bacon in a scene from their own private heist film where they steal lighting fixtures from the most secret high-tech corner of Home Depot, or actually depicts Emma Frost and Hellfire Club leader Sebastian Shaw in some equally secret corner of the Hellfire Club.
Check out the full image after the break. Read More »
20th Century Fox has released the first movie trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class on Facebook. Based on a story by original X-Men director Bryan Singer, the new film is a Casino Royale-style prequel/reboot of the comic book movie series. The story “charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events.” This first trailer gives a much better idea of what we can expect from this film. And it seems like it should calm fans worried that we wouldn’t see much mutant action.
Hit the jump to watch it now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
We’ve now seen a cast photo from X-Men: First Class (expect a better version sometime today) but there was one character not shown: Sebastian Shaw, who is played by Kevin Bacon. In fact, we know little about how the on-screen version of the character will relate to the various portrayals of Shaw in years of X-Men comics continuity.
But now Kevin Bacon has explained a bit about his role, which gives us a lot more clues about what to expect. He also confirms a few details about the plot and timeline. Finally, Michael Fassbender adds a few comments, too. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, November 27th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: IFC Films snapped up James Gunn‘s film Super at the Toronto Film Festival, and now the picture has a release date. The dark, strange comedy will hit theaters on April 1, 2011.
April Fool’s Day may be a very appropriate release date for a film about a guy (Rainn Wilson) who becomes a low-rent superhero called the Crimson Bolt when his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Ellen Page stars as the young woman who becomes his sidekick. Early clips have shown that the movie has a pretty sick sense of humor, and James Gunn promises that it isn’t a run of the mill hero movie, and that it also probably isn’t for everyone. Personally, I’m really looking forward to the film, and am happy that James Gunn got to make something weird and fun on a super-low budget, and still is able to get it into theaters.
Posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
James Gunn‘s strange homemade superhero film Super, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon, will soon premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. (On September 10, to be exact.) In anticipation of that event, Gunn has offered up the first still image showing Page and Wilson together. We saw them in footage debuted at Comic Con last month, but since then we’ve only seen images of Wilson and Tyler.
More info on the film and the full image are after the break. Read More »
Bryan Singer Offers Up Many X-Men: First Class Details: ’60s-Set Film Features the Hellfire Club and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw
Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
There have been a lot of questions about X-Men: First Class over the last week as a great number of casting decisions were announced. Now producer Bryan Singer has offered up the biggest update on the movie yet. In a conversation with AICN, Singer spilled a lot of beans, such as the fact that the film takes place in the ’60s, is inspired by the look and tech of James Bond movies, and that Kevin Bacon will play Sebastian Shaw, of the Hellfire Club. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
So many of my favorite movie experiences are the result of seeing films during the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. The program perches like a beast ready to devour the more ‘respectable’ films at TIFF. While seeing films at the fest is great, period, there’s nothing quite like catching the world premiere of a psychopathic genre film with a crowd of hundreds of eager fans of left of center cinema. Every August I’m always eager to see the new lineup, because it’s basically guaranteed to have at least one or two films I’ll be recommending to friends for the next year.
Tonight, Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes revealed three of this year’s Midnight Madness films via Twitter, and one is a film most of us here at /Film are eager to see: the world premiere of James Gunn‘s Super. Read More »
Over the weekend, producer Bryan Singer was questioned at a church event about recent X-Men: First Class casting rumors and Wolverine 2. Also, a new unconfirmed report regarding what role Kevin Bacon might play in the upcoming X-Men prequel hit the web. We cover all this and more, after the jump.
Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Kevin Bacon (Mystic River, Apolo 13, Sleepers) has been offered the role of the villain in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Deadline reports that Bacon has yet to sign on for the part and is in talks to come on board the project. Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger) is playing Eric Lensherr aka Magneto, but the story is very much an origin story for all the players involved. So which character is Bacon in line to play?