Does Vin Diesel still want to make an Inhumans movie even though the property is now becoming a TV series? Will Batman ever pop up on Powerless? Can you guess which Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 character is blowing the minds of test screening audiences? Has Logan been officially rated by the MPAA yet? Want to see what the Baby Groot LEGO minifigure looks like? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Angie Han
Normally, when a studio offers us the chance to preview footage from an upcoming film, we’re treated to a handful of clips. In the case of James Mangold‘s Logan, we saw the entire first act — perhaps 30 or 40 minutes of footage. Such a move speaks to 20th Century Fox’s faith in the film, touted as Hugh Jackman‘s very last performance of Wolverine after 17 years. And based on what we saw, that confidence is well placed.
Mangold’s Logan feels unlike any superhero movie in recent movie, and yet its gritty Western vibe feels perfectly suited to Jackman’s world-weary take on the character. If this really is the last time we’ll see his Wolverine, it seems like a fitting end to his tenure. Read our Logan footage review below.
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We’re just a few weeks away from FX unleashing their new comic book series Legion. The new TV show follows David (Dan Stevens), a man who has been schizophrenic since he was a child, being placed in and out of psychiatric hospitals. While David and all those around him have presumed that he’s merely mentally ill, the realization soon begins to set in that all of these voices and visions in his head may be a result of him being a mutant.
Legion is based on a Marvel Comics title where David is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, and since it involves mutants in general, fans have been wondering how/if the series will connect to the X-Men movies. Unfortunately, for those hoping for some kind of connective tissue, it has been further confirmed that Legion will exist in its own universe. However, the good news is that another X-Men television series in development at FOX will not be so separated from the X-Men franchise.
Find out more about Legion and the new X-Men TV series in the works after the jump. Read More »
What is Marvel’s Secret Empire? What does James McAvoy have to say about the potential for a solo movie for Professor Charles Xavier? What’s one priority that Ben Affleck has for The Batman? How would Duncan Jones approach a Green Lantern movie? What character could Peter Dinklage be playing in The Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
About three years ago, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed once and for all that Channing Tatum would be playing Gambit for a standalone film. And for a while, it all seemed to be coming together nicely. A release date was announced, a director was summoned, casting got underway. Then it lost its director and had to find a new one and the whole thing got delayed.
In recent months, there’s been speculation in some corners that Gambit might not happen at all. But Donner insists that’s not true. In an appearance at the TCAs, she stated that the project is still happening with Tatum. Read More »
Are you ready to find out about the mystery of Watchmen in the DC Rebirth storyline? How long will Gotham‘s second hiatus be after coming back for a few episodes this month? Want to see two of the frames from the upcoming Logan trailer? What are the best superhero costumes on film and television? Who is Jon Peters and why does he get paid for doing nothing on Superman movies? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
20th Century Fox has a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to their comic book movies. Deadpool 2 is on the way, following in the surprisingly successful footsteps of the first film, and there’s also New Mutants from director Josh Boone introducing a new team of young mutants to audiences. Beyond that, there’s the hope of a Deadpool and Wolverine crossover to follow Logan at some point. But what about the primary X-Men franchise?
Not too long ago, there was talk of some trouble behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox and rumors that there might be a soft reboot of the primary X-Men franchise. We still don’t know what’s happening on that front. But it appears that the title for the next sequel in the X-Men film series has been revealed, and it corroborates some previous details we had heard about the project.
Find out about the X-Men Apocalypse sequel title after the jump. Read More »
Where and when will Marvel’s The Inhumans series shoot, and how will it coexist with Agents of SHIELD? Want to see how Korea’s Saturday Night Live is using Doctor Strange for comedy? How can you read DC Comics Rebirth comics by using your library card? What’s going on with Fox’s mystery X-Men TV series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Angie Han
Despite the fact that New Mutants is supposed to start shooting within the next few months, there’s still not a whole lot we know about it. No casting has been officially announced (though there are plenty of rumors swirling about), and while an animatic unveiled Demon Bear as the big villain, plot details remain pretty scarce otherwise. But today someone let slip that James McAvoy will be returning as Professor X, the role he’s inhabited since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Read More »