What did Chris Rock have to say about Batman v Superman while talking to J.J. Abrams this past weekend? How much is Captain America: Civil War on track to make in its opening weekend. Is Tim Miller hoping that an eventual X-Force movie gets an R-rating like Deadpool? What did Robert Downey Jr. do to the Eiffel Tower in honor of Captain America: Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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20th Century Fox may be enjoying success thanks to Deadpool, but their development of the X-Men spin-off Gambit starring Channing Tatum hasn’t been so lucky. The film previously lost director Rupert Wyatt, reportedly due to creative differences, but the project ended up recruiting Doug Liman to take the gig instead. But now the film has a little setback again as Fox has pulled Gambit from its October 7, 2016.
However, Fox has also set release dates for two mystery Marvel titles in 2017 and 2018, and there’s a good chance one of those dates belongs to Gambit. In addition, the studio has also set dates for the Predator reboot from Shane Black, as well as adjusting the releases of Alien: Covenant and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Find out what might be the new Gambit release date and the rest of the calendar updates below. Read More »
Which previous Batman stars gave some advice to Ben Affleck and what did they have to say? Could an X-Force movie be R-rated like Deadpool? Is Adam McKay involved with Ant-Man and The Wasp? Does Anthony Mackie want to see Falcon get his own movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the downsides to most of the X-Men movies so far has been the has been the focus on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Sure, Jackman’s take on the adamantium-clawed mutant superhero is one of those vital foundational blocks upon which the entire comic book movie genre has been built, but it’s been a little suffocating. With the exception of X-Men: First Class, most of the films in the series have been Wolverine movies that also happen to feature some other X-Men. His solo films have been a little redundant. 20th Century Fox’s insistence on focusing on one character while avoiding the vast X-Men corner of the Marvel universe and its deep, wild bench of characters has been frustrating.
But with Deadpool about to storm the box office gates this weekend, that looks like it’s about change… and Ryan Reynolds is already talking about an X-Force movie, a project that has seemingly been on life support for a few years.
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Late Thursday night, 20th Century Fox dropped some potentially massive news. They gave release dates to about six new movies, including sequels to The Wolverine and the yet-to-film Fantastic Four reboot. Among the films was also a “Mystery Marvel Movie” on July 13, 2018 and a “Untitled Ridley Scott” film on March 4, 2016. Below, we’ll give you a few options of what each of those might be. Read More »
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[Photo removed at legal request from Fox.]
The shot above is the image released to celebrate the wrap of shooting on Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which finished it’s last days over the weekend.
The pic shows the film’s core characters. While we know that the film really brings together the cast of Singer’s original movies with the cast from the First Class prelude, Comic Con footage and other materials that have emerged since really suggest that this is a story about the evolution of Charles Xavier, with fellow First Class teammate Beast along for the ride and Wolverine as a guiding force. And so there’s your core trio.
But Days of Future Past may only be the next chapter in Fox’s evolving strategy to develop more and more films based on the Marvel characters licensed to the studio. Fox also has Fantastic Four on the way, and an X-Force movie in development. With that pic out of the way, the bigger topic is the potential connectivity developing between the X-Men movies and Fantastic Four. Read More »
What did Darren Aronofsky, who almost directed The Wolverine, think of James Mangold‘s The Wolverine? Will Spider-Man have an ally in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? What image has leaked from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy? How is Jeff Wadlow teasing X-Force? Which frame rate is Bryan Singer using to shoot Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is Scarlet Witch in the film? When can you see the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot this weekend? Who is the latest actor rumored for Batman vs. Superman and what are the names of the tracks on the Kick-Ass 2 score? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »