You know what’s exciting? Space! The final frontier! Vast and mysterious! But who needs space when you can have…a train. At least, that was the thinking behind the Dark Phoenix reshoots. A new piece about the production reveals that the filmmakers behind the latest X-Men movie changed the film’s big climactic action setting from being in outer space to being on board a train, which is probably just as thrilling. Maybe.
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The newest X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, is going to shake things up by killing off at least one major character – could one of the film’s casualties be Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto? A new Dark Phoenix TV spot shows Sophie Turner‘s Jean Grey, infused with the Phoenix Force, not taking kindly to a threat, and it appears that it could be curtains for Magneto before the final credits roll. Read More »
Stan Lee has made no less than 37 appearances in movies based on Marvel Comics. But since we lost the legendary creator last year, those cameos are sadly coming to an end. Recently we heard that Avengers: Endgame will feature Stan Lee’s final cameo appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it sounds like it’ll be his last Marvel cameo entirely too.
Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg has confirmed that there isn’t a Stan Lee cameo in the movie, but there is some kind of tribute to the man who helped make Marvel Comics what it is today. Read More »
Next month, April begins with a bang as Jordan Peele‘s revamp of the classic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone comes to CBS All Access. With all the buzz surrounding the director’s most recent film, Us, audiences will certainly be interested in the series of short stories executive produced by the comedian turned genre filmmaker.
But before you dive into The Twilight Zone again, you might want to take a journey back into the classic episodes of the series. Of course, there are a lot of episodes for you to peruse, but thankfully, Jordan Peele and fellow executive producer Simon Kinberg (the X-Men franchise) have some classic Twilight Zone episode recommendations for you to check out before the reboot arrives. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
This piece has been updated with the full trailer.
After nineteen years, eleven films, and one heck of a twisty timeline, 20th Century Fox is still releasing X-Men movies…at least until the Disney deal officially goes through and the Mouse House takes over.
But before Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and the rest of the mutants inevitably enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they have at least one more non-MCU adventure ahead of them. And it’s an adventure we’ve already seen before – sort of. The newest Dark Phoenix trailer has arrived, and in this riff on the classic comics storyline (which was partially explored in the third X-Men movie back in 2006), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) steps into the spotlight as a mutant who loses control and unleashes unthinkable power. Watch the new trailer below.
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Apple is continuing to poach talent from all across Hollywood for their nascent film and television division, and they may have just added two names to their ever-growing list of collaborators.
The tech company is “near a deal” for a new science fiction series that hails from Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s been shepherding the X-Men film franchise for years. Plus, they’ve managed to lure Jason Katims, the producer of beloved TV shows like Friday Night Lights, away from his longtime home at Universal Television for a multi-year contract. Read more about that and the potential Simon Kinberg Apple series below. Read More »
The New Mutants was set to arrive in theaters in April 2018, before being pushed to February and then August of 2019. The reason for the delay? Reshoots. But there’s the thing: the New Mutants reshoots haven’t happened yet. Instead, the film sits dormant, waiting for the reshoots to begin. And now, a new caveat has arrived: despite claims to the contrary, the film might end up with an R-rating after all. Just what is going on here?
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Superhero movies have tackled every genre from the heist, to the Western, to the spy thriller. Now, the comic book movie may finally meet that much-derided, often undervalued, genre: the romantic-comedy. And that genre crossover will happen with…Gambit?
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Dark Phoenix‘s long road to the big screen is almost over. After a long delay, the latest X-Men film is hitting theaters February of 2019, and the first official trailer is finally here. The film adapts Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s famous Dark Phoenix Saga, in which powerful mutant Jean Grey transforms into a very powerful, and very dangerous, destructive force. Watch the Dark Phoenix trailer below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, examine Wes Anderson‘s first film Bottle Rocket to see hints of what style his future films would bring. Plus, watch a trailer mash-up of Ant-Man and The Fly to give us a new kind of Marvel movie, and watch an hour-long genre roundtable with the executive producers of shows like Westworld, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, Black Lighting, Legion and more. Read More »