Where can you see some cool, new concept art from The Avengers, X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern? What was Jennifer Lawrence‘s reaction to learning the title of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which superhero film did Armond White say is better than Zero Dark Thirty? When does Guardians of the Galaxy start shooting? Is the FX comic book show Powers dead? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Want to see some more awesome concept art from X-Men First Class? How about read some detailed breakdowns of the Man of Steel trailer? Did Jamie Foxx surprise his daughter by being cast in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Was Zachary Levi scared to step into the world of Thor: The Dark World? Is the Dark Knight Rises doing well on the home video market? What does the film look like in Lego? Would it cost a lot of money to be Batman? And why is Wolverine showing down with a horror icon? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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As Simon Kinberg has been at work scripting a sequel to X-Men: First Class for producer Bryan Singer and returning director Matthew Vaughn, speculation has run rampant that the film would feature the ‘Days of Future Past’ storyline, which originally appeared in the pages of Uncanny X-Men in 1981. Domain name registrations and other hints have pointed towards the inclusion of the plotline that features an alternate future and loads of dead fan-favorite characters.
Now Singer confirms that the film bears that title, and suggests that we might even see some characters from the first X-Men film series show up. Read More »
It’s Bat-eve and, despite the awesome X-Men First Class header, we’ve got lots of Dark Knight Rises in today’s Superhero Bits. Such as, how many midnight screenings are there at local theaters? How much money has the film made before it even opened? What did Christopher Nolan say in regards to the review reactions and Rush Limbaugh controversies? Want to read about the construction of The Bat? Which scene do Nolan and Christian Bale think is the lynchpin of the series? In non-Batman news, what’s the latest on Guillermo Del Toro‘s Hulk TV show? Will Marvel characters appear in Wreck-It Ralph? Should Fox let Daredevil go back to Marvel? All this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Those who read X-Men comics in the ’80s, or those who have caught up with some of the classic storylines from The Uncanny X-Men, will recognize the name Days of Future Past. The two-issue story ran in 1981 and featured a future in which a political assassination has led to concentration camps holding mutants, and the deaths of many X-Men characters.
AICN was tipped off that Fox has registered Days of Future Past as a title with the MPAA. That quickly led to speculation that the studio is mining the storyline for an upcoming X-Men film. Whether that film could be the upcoming First Class sequel or a fourth X-Men title, if anything at all, is open to question. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
In this superhero-heavy edition of Sequel Bits:
- Tom Hiddleston talks about the relationship between Thor and Loki
- Iron Man 3 will be an “antidote” to The Avengers, says Kevin Feige
- The X-Men: First Class sequel is aiming for a late 2013 or mid-2014 release, and Jane Goldman is part of the writing team
- Fox CEO offers details on the father-son bond in A Good Day to Die Hard
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The last real news we had on the film that will follow X-Men: First Class was that director Matthew Vaughn, who co-authored the rewrite of First Class (with Jane Goldman) and then made the film on a rather tight schedule, had signed to direct the sequel.
Now it looks like that next X-Men film will shoot in January 2013. The reason is one that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who has looked at the top-grossing movie for the last couple weeks. Jennifer Lawrence played Mystique in First Class, but is also now the lead of the blockbuster film The Hunger Games, with a sequel close on the horizon. That means that X-Men studio Fox and Hunger Games studio Lionsgate both have films they want to get into production, and both involve Lawrence. (And you can bet that Fox wants to emphasize Lawrence in any way possible now, after the runaway success of The Hunger Games.)
The solution will likely be this: Lawrence will shoot Catching Fire, the Hunger Games sequel, later this year, and then shoot the next X-Men film in January. Read More »
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After the jump we have a ton of new sequel news bits including:
- A first look at some of the new Men in Black 3 Aliens
- Asylum Greenlights Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, the third film in their Mega Shark vs. monster series.
- Jonathan Liebsman talks about the possibilites in Wrath of the Titans and Battle: Los Angeles Sequels
- Hammer Working on a follow-up to The Woman in Black
All this and more, after the jump.
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