Want to see the God of Thunder take on the Man of Steel? How much of an impact will the Flashpoint storyline have on the future of The Flash TV series? Could Agents of SHIELD be the best part of the Marvel cinematic universe? Was Richard Pryor once slated to play Brainiac in Superman III? Did you know the origin of the line “Good thinking, Batman” isn’t exactly from where you think it is? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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How many times has Batman been kissed in the live-action movies? What’s the real reason that Deadpool lost his bag of guns before the third act climax? Which obscure easter egg has Zack Snyder confirmed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? What did Jessica Jones win an Emmy for this past weekend? Which X-Men scene is Michael Fassbender embarrassed about? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What could Dwayne Johnson look like as Black Adam in a Shazam movie? What would it be like if The Avengers had their own Full House sitcom? Why did Agents of SHIELD go with Robbie Reyes as Ghost Rider instead of Johnny Blaze? Who else could John Krasinski still play in the Marvel cinematic universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fox’s X-Men universe continues to branch out on the big screen, with this year’s Deadpool and the upcoming Wolverine, Gambit, and New Mutants movies. But could it expand all the way to the small screen? According to Bryan Singer, FX’s upcoming series Legion isn’t just based on the X-Men comics — it’s “part of the X-Men universe” and could connect to upcoming films. Read More »
Simon Kinberg was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for the new ABC series Designated Survivor, in which Kiefer Sutherland plays a cabinet member named President after a terrorist attack at the State of the Union address. After the panel, I caught up with Kinberg to ask about his mysterious Star Wars movie and X-Men universe projects.
First I asked Kinberg if doing a Star Wars anthology movie perhaps gave him more freedom than the Saga episodes that must continue the story along a forward path. “I love them all, to be honest,” Kinberg said. “I also work in the animated show, Star Wars Rebels, so I think it’s not necessarily freedom narratively but maybe a little more freedom tonally, because those anthology movies can have a different tone than the mainline episodes. Honestly, I’m involved in one capacity or another in almost everything over there and I love it all.”
We have yet to see how different in tone Rogue One ends up being, and it’s too early for Kinberg to know specifically about his film as he is just beginning to write it. Kinberg also discussed his upcoming X-Men projects including Deadpool 2, Gambit, and Legion. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
A couple months back, FX debuted the very first photo from Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics. At Comic-Con today, the network revealed a whole lot more.
Created by Noah Hawley (Fargo), The Legion stars Dan Stevens (The Guest, Downton Abbey) as David Haller, a troubled young man who’s been diagnosed as schizophrenic. After half a lifetime of going in and out of hospitals, he starts to realize that the voices in his head might be real. Watch the Legion trailer below. Read More »
Who are the USAvengers and just how patriotic are they? Will Kevin Smith end up directing an episode of Arrow next season? Which Marvel superhero is Anna Kendrick potentially interested in playing thanks to her brother? How did James Gunn‘s dog, who was a Guardians of the Galaxy cast member, almost die? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been an up-and-down year for Fox’s X-Men franchise so far. Deadpool got 2016 off to a strong start with its record-breaking run, while X-Men: Apocalypse has proven to be a disappointment both critically and commercially. But here’s another spot of good news for all you mutant lovers: FX has just given a series order to Legion, an X-Men TV spinoff from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens, of Downton Abbey and The Guest fame, plays David Haller, “a troubled young man who may be more than human.” (Fans of the X-Men comics might know the character as the son of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X.) Along with the announcement comes the first photo of Stevens in character, which you can see below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Cousin Matthew is going to be a superhero. Downton Abbey alum and The Guest star Dan Stevens has just been cast to lead FX’s X-Men spinoff Legion, alongside Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza and Fargo‘s Jean Smart. The trio join Fargo breakout Rachel Keller, who was cast last month. Read More »