X-Men Apocalypse criticism

These days, filmmakers doing press for an upcoming sequel tend to transform their interviews into an ongoing apology tour for the previous movie. “Yeah, that one stank, but we learned a lot and this one will be better!” has been trotted out enough to feel meaningless at this point. Still, X-Men: Apocalypse was so bad that I can’t help but cling to Simon Kinberg‘s words when the longtime franchise writer/producer (and director of the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix) admits that the previous core film in the series flopped on a pure creative level.

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x men dark phoenix first look

Update: More images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix have been released and we’ve added them below.

Out of the ashes of Apocalypse, a phoenix is born.

A first look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released, along with plot details about Jean Grey’s turn to the dark side. The famous comic book arc was dabbled with in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand with Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, but the soft reboot of First Class has allowed the X-Men universe to have another go at the acclaimed X-Men storyline, with the new Jean, played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, at the center of it all.

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Deadpool 2 Set Photos

Following the debut of the first teaser trailer for New Mutants last week, two more of 20th Century Fox’s comic book movies have just wrapped production.

Deadpool 2 has wrapped production, with Ryan Reynolds delivering the news on Facebook, complete with a small batch of behind the scenes photos. Plus, X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg has announced the end of shooting for the next sequel in the long-running mutant franchise as well. Check out photos from each of the productions below. Read More »

X-Men Dark Phoenix Colossus

Filming on X-Men: Dark Phoenix is currently underway, but one of the superhero film’s characters is still shrouded in mystery. Actor Daniel Cudmore, who played the super-strong Russian mutant Colossus in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, has revealed that he is also a part of the upcoming sequel, but he didn’t confirm whether or not he’s playing Colossus or an entirely different character. Hmm…
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Halston Sage X-Men

We know that X-Men: Dark Phoenix, writer/producer Simon Kinberg‘s directorial debut, will primarily be about Sophie Turner’s young Jean Grey. (It’d be super weird if they chose that title and it didn’t focus on Jean.) But this is an X-Men movie, and that means, historically speaking, it needs an expansive cast of characters that might end up with decent supporting roles or, just as likely, could be little more than glorified extras.

We know the upcoming film involves the light-emitting, pop star mutant Dazzler, and now it seems that the producers may have found an actress to play her.
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quicksilver in x men dark phoenix

The scene-stealing speedster is here to stay in the revamped X-Men series. Quicksilver, played with a charming buoyancy by Evan Peters, is confirmed to be joining the cast of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Although Quicksilver didn’t play a role in the original comic book story line of Dark Phoenix, Peters’ two appearances as the mutant speedster in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse proved to be so popular (and sadly, one of the saving graces of Apocalypse) that he will be written into the plot for the film.

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X-Men Dazzler

In April of 2016, about a month before X-Men: Apocalypse hit theaters, actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) tweeted a photo of her character, Jean Grey, at a mall with Scott Summers, aka Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). They were admiring the album cover of Dazzler, a mutant singer with the ability to create displays of light and energy who hadn’t appeared on screen in any X-Men movie up to that point. That scene in the mall ended up being cut from the film, but a new report indicates that Dazzler is going to appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the new X-Men sequel that will be directed by Simon Kinberg.

Read about the X-Men Dazzler casting news below.
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X-Men Dark Phoenix

Longtime X-Men movie series writer/producer Simon Kinberg has been eyed as a potential director of the upcoming sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix since February, but now it’s official: 20th Century Fox has hired him to helm the follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse. Not only that, but Kinberg managed to pull off a casting coup: stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor Xavier), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are all coming back to reprise their superhero roles. And if that weren’t enough, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain is also in talks to sign on in a key role.
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Deadpool 2 Release Date

This morning 20th Century Fox caught everyone off guard by announcing new release dates for all four of the developing Avatar sequels that will start shooting this summer. But that wasn’t the only release date news the studio had to offer.

Fox has also confirmed the release dates for all of their Marvel movies in 2018, which includes X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2 and New Mutants. In addition, they’ve also shuffled the dates for The Predator, the delayed Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the remake of Murder on the Orient Express, and the spy thriller Red Sparrow. Plus, they’ve also given a release date to Steven Spielberg‘s next movie.

Get all the updated 20th Century Fox release dates after the jump. Read More »

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