With 2014 approaching, movie news will continue to be incredibly slow until early January, so we figured we’d write about a massive rumor that is unsubstantiated, but fun to think about and actually quite plausible. It involves Fox’s Marvel properties the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
An investment website is reporting Fox is planning on following in Marvel and Warner Bros.’ footsteps by creating a film based on the 1987 miniseries Fantastic Four vs. X-Men.
Update: The original source has already retracted its first info, killing the rumor.
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Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
That X-Men: Days of Future Past is getting a sequel isn’t much of a surprise, but Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalpyse announcement coming months before Days of Future Past even opened did. We’re not complaining, though — that just gives us more time to brush up on the source material.
While Apocalypse is one of the X-Men’s better known adversaries, he’s racked up so much story and backstory since his introduction in 1986 that even savvy comic book readers may need a refresher. Fortunately, we’ve found a five-minute video that offers just that. Sure, you could get most of the same info by wading through Apocalypse’s 7,000-word page on Wikipedia, but… I’ve tried, and trust me, this way is a lot more fun. Watch it after the jump.
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The X-Men: Apocalypse situation is interesting — director Bryan Singer “announced” the film via tweet, but parent studio Fox has yet to officially confirm or comment on the project, other than the register of a release date (May 27, 2016) that showed up on BoxOfficeMojo. The film is a presumed sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the title suggests the inclusion of X-Men villain Apocalypse, but that’s almost all we know.
Now Singer has tweeted an image of a “late night story session” for the film, showing him at work with Simon Kinberg, who we know has a big role in Fox’s superhero movie plans. Also in the pic are X2: X-Men United screenwriters Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. Read More »
After a few days off, Superhero Bits is back! Want to hear Bradley Cooper talk about voicing Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy? What are the latest rumors and developments on Batman vs. Superman? Which new Hunger Games star is playing a DC villain on Arrow? When is Captain America: The Winter Soldier going in for additional photography? Is Bruce Wayne going to play a role in Gotham? How is X-Men: Apocalypse going to tie in with X-Men: Days of Future Past? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bryan Singer isn’t just the guy that got to break the news about X-Men: Apocalypse — he’ll be the one to direct it, too. Though the filmmaker revealed last week via Twitter that the new X-Men sequel would be coming in 2016, he declined to say much else at the time. However, a new report indicates that Singer will indeed be back to helm, and that the movie will focus on the younger First Class cast, as opposed to the original trilogy set. Hit the jump to get all the details.
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Things are ever-changing in the X-Men movie universe at 20th Century Fox. First, it was revealed James Mangold is developing a sequel to this year’s hit The Wolverine. Next, Bryan Singer revealed a sixth X-Men film is in the works for 2016, just as Simon Kinberg officially came on board to further develop the franchise. All that seems very encouraging except one of the biggest pieces isn’t 100% sold yet: Hugh Jackman.
In a recent interview, Jackman admitted he’s “excited” to develop the new Wolverine film but his expectations are so high, if the script doesn’t meet them, he won’t do it. Read his quote below. Read More »
Marvel has Joss Whedon, Warner Bros. has David Goyer and now Fox has a similar creative force. Though Mark Millar was hired last year to oversee some of Fox’s comic book properties, they’ve just signed Simon Kinberg to a three year first look deal he promises will include Marvel-like expansions of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. Read More »
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Briefly: Details are scarce but director Bryan Singer just announced that a new X-Men movie, called X-Men: Apocalypse, will be out in 2016. The precise date being reported is May 27, 2016, about two years after the upcoming release X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read more below.
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