Matthew Vaughn Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon, the sci-fi comic strip hero who became the focal point of a movie serial that influenced Star Wars, and was revived in a 1980 film, is returning once again. Fox is putting together a new film, and now Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct Flash Gordon. We’ve got a basic rundown of the developing Matthew Vaughn Flash Gordon deal below. Read More »


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Kingsman 2 ideas

There is no Kingsman 2, at least right now. Matthew Vaughn‘s film Kingsman: The Secret Service opened this past weekend, and did solid business behind Fifty Shades of Grey. We don’t know of sequel plans as yet for the film based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. But there’s always a chance — a good chance, given the way these things tend to go. And so Matthew Vaughn is airing some of his Kingsman 2 ideas, which include possible options for the character played by Colin Firth.

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Wolverine recast

After making X-Men: First Class, co-writer and director Matthew Vaughn teased that his sequel to that mutant movie might entail some political intrigue, with Magneto controlling the bullet that killed JFK. We know how that worked out in the film that became X-Men: Days of Future Past. Vaughn eventually moved on to make Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Now that he’s promoting that film Vaughn is talking about some ideas he had for his version of the X-Men sequel. One involved both another film in-between First Class and Days of Future Past, and eventually recasting Wolverine, choosing a new, younger actor in order to take the series into the future.

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Kingsman The Secret Service behind the scenes

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a very British affair. Englishman Colin Firth plays a 007 type for English director Matthew Vaughn, who wrote the script with English screenwriter Jane Goldman based on a book by Scottish writer Mark Millar. But apparently, the Kingsman organization doesn’t stop at the U.K. Borders.

In a recent interview, Vaughn teased that the next Kingsman could open up the American branch of the service. Every James Bond needs his Felix Leiter, after all. Read Vaughn’s Kingsman sequel comments after the jump.
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You’re in luck today because there’s a whole bunch of great information in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker are first actors confirmed for Star Wars Celebration.
  • Matthew Vaughn would love to direct a Star Wars movie.
  • Watch J.J. Abrams accept a visual effects award, mention directing Star Wars.
  • Mackenzie Davis was reportedly also up for the Star Wars standalone.
  • Three major characters are rumored to appear in the Star Wars Rebels Season Two premiere.
  • Mark Hamill did a great Don’t Talk PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse.
  • Marvel’s Princess Leia comic has over 250,000 pre-orders; See a few new covers.
  • John Boyega talks about Star Wars: The Force Awakens excitement.
  • Female Stormtroopers are canon.
  • A small update on the production status of the Star Wars standalone.
  • Billy Dee Williams thinks he’ll appear in a new Star Wars movie.
  • Could Han Solo appear in Star Wars Rebels?
  • See a homemade Millennium Falcon drone.
  • Get a glimpse of what Princess Leia’s outfit might look like in The Force Awakens.

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Kingsman upgrade

The British generally don’t care for what we Americans call football, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take advantage of our addiction to the game. The James Bond homage Kingsman: The Secret Service is getting in on the Super Bowl excitement with a new spot, which you can watch after the jump.  Read More »

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One of the things I love about films by Matthew Vaughn is the sense of fun. In everything from Layer Cake to Stardust, X-Men First Class and especially Kick-Ass, Vaughn takes a film you think will be one way and spins it into something more. His latest, Kingsman: The Secret Service, looks to continue the trend. A spy film on the surface, it features superhuman feats of action, humor and violence that give it a distinctly unrealistic, comic book feel.

A “comic book feel” is not a phrase used to describe the Christopher Nolan Batman films. In fact, many think they’re the best comic book movies ever specifically because they reject a “comic book” style. Each film is very rooted in reality, and that means they get pretty dark.

In a new interview, Vaughn takes aim at those films. He believes films like Guardians of the Galaxy prove that audiences are no longer interested in superhero films like the ones from Nolan. Do you believe him? Read the Matthew Vaughn Christopher Nolan quotes below. Read More »

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Red-Band Trailer

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Now that the buzz surrounding Spectre has calmed down a bit, it’s time to check in on 2015’s other action-packed thriller about a suave British spy with a taste for finely tailored suits and outrageously advanced gadgets. Fox has just released a new red-band trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth as a secret agent who recruits a street kid (Taron Egerton) into the service.

Matthew Vaughn is directing the film based on a Mark Millar comic, and we all remember how much fun we had the last time that happened. Kingsman: The Secret Service seems to be cut from the same crazy, bloody, “fuck”-filled cloth. Watch the Kingsman The Secret Service red band trailer after the jump. Read More »

Ready Player One director

If you thought the idea of Christopher Nolan directing Ready Player One was crazy, you may want to sit down for a second.

Earlier this week, we reported that Warner Bros. was reportedly courting the Intersteller director to helm the sci-fi adventure film, written by Zak Penn based on a book by Ernie Cline. It seemed like a pipe dream – Nolan generally develops his own screenplays – but it hinted at the confidence Warner Bros. had in the new script.

Well, it turns out that confidence is very real. Ain’t it Cool News reports not only is Warner Bros. talking to Nolan about it, they’re also looking at Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright and Matthew Vaughn. Read more about the Ready Player One director short list below. Read More »