Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
X-Men: Apocalypse promises to bring us whole new versions of some classic characters. And as shooting begins today, we have our first look at one of them. Director Bryan Singer has unveiled an image of Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, the teleporting blue mutant who was played by Alan Cumming in 2003’s X2. Take a peek at the X-Men Apocalypse Nightcrawler after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
It may be a while yet before the new Ragin’ Cajun makes his big-screen debut. Although Gambit is rumored to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, new comments from actor Channing Tatum suggest otherwise.
Meanwhile, the Gambit standalone movie is still looking for a director. Rumor has it a few big name directors have been approached already, including Bennett Miller and Darren Aronofsky. More on the Gambit director search and the possible Gambit X-Men Apocalypse cameo after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Thought ditching the old-timers from X-Men: Days of Future Past would make X-Men: Apocalypse a bit less cumbersome? Maybe so, but there are still members of the younger cast roster signing on for the new movie. Bryan Singer‘s mutant extravaganza continues to grow with the confirmed return of Lucas Till, who played Alex Summers a.k.a. Havok in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
See the official X-Men Apocalypse Lucas Till announcement after the jump.
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Olivia Munn has officially made the transition from comic book geek to comic book character. The actress has been cast as Psylocke in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse. See the Olivia Munn Psylocke announcement and read more below. Read More »
Fans love to complain that good sci-fi isn’t released any longer. Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina, however, is good sci-fi. The passage of time may even turn it into great sci-fi. The film stars Oscar Isaac as Nathan, a billionaire savant who created a fictional analog to Google. He invites Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), one of his employees, to his secluded home in order to test a new piece of technology. That technology is a beautiful, mysterious, artificially intelligent robot named Ava (Alicia Vikander).
After that setup, the film is very careful about letting us know what is really going on. Caleb, Nathan and Ava all seemingly have their own agendas in a very tense, very exciting sci-fi story that surprises from the first moment to the last.
We were lucky enough to speak to Isaac about this great movie. He discussed how he shaped such a fascinating, yet seemingly familiar character, creating tension on set, the influences on the character – including Stanley Kubrick – and, of course, some discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men Apocalypse.
There are no spoilers here. We’ll post those after opening weekend. For now, read our Oscar Isaac Ex Machina interview. Read More »
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When Eastenders actor Ben Hardy was cast in X-Men Apocalypse, everyone thought he was playing Angel. Bryan Singer even posted concept art of Angel in the movie, but there was no mention of Hardy. Reports denied the actor was playing the winged X-Man, creating some confusion. Now, the director has confirmed Hardy is Angel, and he’s even revealed some new concept art to illustrate the character. Check out the X-Men Apocalypse Angel concept art below. Read More »
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Hugh Jackman may be taking his claws off for good. A new Instagram from the X-Men franchise actor on Saturday says that he will be playing Wolverine for “one last time.” Details after the jump.
UPDATE: Director James Mangold has confirmed that Jackman’s “one last time” as the character will be in the upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. Fox has that film slated for March 3, 2017.
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Who are the all-new, all-different Avengers? Where did Ben Affleck make some Batman jokes? What place to sidekicks have in modern comic book movies? Which X-Men favorite is currently being cast for X-Men Apocalypse? What’s the latest on the Captain Marvel movie? Who does Robert Downey Jr. think is the most important character in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Has Donald Glover actually achieved his dream of being Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »