What kind of Batman board game is Monolith debuting at a Cannes game festival coming up? How did Jerry Seinfeld help convince Hugh Jackman that it was time to be done with Wolverine? Was there a Suicide Squad deleted scene with The Joker and Harley Quinn getting fast food? Will there be a Green Lantern cameo in Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
With the many X-Men movies currently lurking on the horizon, it’s easy to forget that a Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum is still in development, stopping and starting like an ancient jalopy puttering down an unpaved road. But fret not, concerned nation! Nay…fret not, concerned world! That Gambit movie is still happening. Apparently. Or so we’re told. It may even begin filming next year. Maybe. Probably!
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This year, 20th Century Fox has three films set within the X-Men film universe heading into production. There’s the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 following up last year’s runaway R-rated hit, the X-Men spin-off The New Mutants from The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone, and the next installment of the primary mutant franchise, reportedly titled X-Men: Supernova, and likely directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also producing all of them.
Since Simon Kinberg is the common thread between all of these films, it should come as no surprise that he’s in the know regarding the development of each them. The producer is currently making the rounds promoting Logan (which he also produced), he’s been fielding a lot of questions about the future of the X-Men universe. Though he wasn’t able to give any major details away, he did confirm that 20th Century Fox is aiming to have both The New Mutants and Deadpool 2 in theaters in 2018. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
There are days when the nonsensical continuity of the X-Men movies makes me want to throw my hands up in the air and move into the desert and stop writing about comic book movies and there are days where I just shrug it all off because I’ll always take interesting experiments like Logan, Legion, and Deadpool over a coherent universe. Today, I feel like the latter, so it’s just amusing that Nicholas Hoult, who has starred in three X-Men movies, is only pretty sure that he’s in the next film that’s supposed to begin production this year. It’s good to know that the actors, like audience members, also aren’t quite sure what’s going on.
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Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Angie Han
Although Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that Logan will be his last movie as Wolverine, he’s not above indulging in some what-ifs. He hedged his bets when asked about a potential Wolverine / Deadpool movie, and now he’s entertaining the hypothetical possibility of a Wolverine / Avengers movie. No, it’s never going to happen — but Jackman admits that he might have been tempted to stick around if it had been an option. Read More »
Earlier this week, sources indicated that the cut of Logan all the critics saw over the weekend didn’t have a post-credits scene. However, a couple days after that, there was a change in the film’s runtime. 20th Century Fox updated the length of Logan so that it was about three minutes longer than the cut that screened for critics. Then came confirmation that the extension of the runtime was due to a post-credits scene being included, or so we thought.
The same source that previously confirmed the existence of a Logan credits scene has since rescinded that story. But in the same breath, they indicate that while those extra few minutes won’t be spent on a credits scene, fans will still get some kind of treat before the movie starts. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Angie Han
With FX’s Legion out there enthralling and confusing audiences from week to week, that other X-Men-related TV show is starting to pull itself together. The untitled Fox superhero series announced last year has just cast its first mutant. Jamie Chung is set to play Clarice Fong a.k.a. Blink, who has the ability to teleport. The show is created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice). Bryan Singer will direct the pilot episode. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the X-Men movie series getting its second wind. While X-Men: Apocalypse was a critical and financial disappointment, Deadpool proved that there was still plenty of life in the mutant superhero world. Logan looks like it will prove this further when it opens in a few weeks (the early reviews have been mostly raves). And that’s before we even talk about FX’s Legion series, which has been very intriguing so far. Audiences have made themselves clear: they love the X-Men, especially when they’re delivering something off the beaten path…which means it’s time for the core series to get with the program and try something different.
And is Simon Kinberg, a veteran writer and producer with a long history of working on the X-Men movies, the guy for the job? According to the latest rumors hitting the internet, he’s lining up to direct the next X-Men movie.
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