Back in 1963, The X-Men first debuted in Marvel comic books, revealing five teenaged "mutants" who were granted superpowers due to their genetic makeup and were shunned by society. 50 years later, the X-Men are not only one of Marvel's most popular comic book characters, but also a multimillion dollar movie franchise to go along with several cartoon adaptations, toys and video games. But how close are mutants to becoming a reality? If some reports are to be believed, it could be only 30 years before human beings are able to control the weather or shoot beams of energy out of their eyes. Are mutants on their way? >> Posted 03.13.13 by Ryan
Besides X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner admitting last September that a Deadpool movie was still in the works and would "redeem" the character from his appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the most recent update about the movie came when Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld teased a few weeks ago that he "may or may not" have seen eight minutes of "blow your mind" test footage from Deadpool.
The latest update about the movie's progress comes from actor Ryan Reynolds, who is attached to play the character once Fox decides to move forward. In an interview with MTV, Reynolds said that Deadpool is only a matter of "budget and time." could Deadpool end up PG-13? >> Posted 02.06.12 by Ryan
While his X-Men teammates are saving the planet from World War III in X-Men: First Class, Wolverine is having a hard time just getting back on the big screen.
Mark Romanek is the second director to pass on The Wolverine. (Back in March, Darren Aronofsky turned the project down because of the expected year-long shoot in Japan.) Romanek, who directed One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go, and music videos for Nine Inch Nails and Johnny Cash, said he passed on directing Wolverine because he didn't feel passionate about it.
That's just one of those stories that floated around. I was on their list, I received the script months ago. It didn't seem like my kind of thing. [The script] was a terrific version of that kind of thing, but not something I really felt passionate about. Will Fox continue X-Men without Wolverine? >> Posted 06.13.11 by Chris
When X-Men: First Class producer Bryan Singer announced back in November of last year that Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) would not be making an appearance in the movie because "he's in the Wolverine movies," he dashed the hopes of many die-hard comic book movie fans who were anticipating the inclusion—at least in cameo— of the X-Men's most popular mutant. After all, Wolverine is extremely long-lived thanks to his mutant healing factor so Jackman could reprise the role even though First Class is set in the '60s. But, even as recently as a few weeks ago, Singer still insisted that h'e's not in it." Well, it now appears that, despite what Singer has been saying, Jackman does make an appearance in First Class as Wolverine in a funny cameo scene that perfectly suits the character. More about Wolverine's possible cameo (Spoiler) >> Posted 05.28.11 by BrentJS
Taylor Kitsch first gained attention for portraying Tim Riggins on the Friday Night Lights TV show, but movie audiences got to know him as the Cajun-accented mutant Gambit from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Kitsch followed his performance in Wolverine by joining an eclectic slate of projects: The Bang Bang Club, a drama about four real-life photojournalists that covered the ending of apartheid in South Africa, Battleship, director Peter Berg's adaptation of the Milton-Bradley board game, and Disney's 3-D, sci-fi epic John Carter of Mars.
The Bang Bang Club is Kitsch's latest movie, opening in limited release this weekend, just days after two photojournalists — Briton Tim Hetherington (who co-directed the Afghanistan war documentary Restrepo) and American Chris Hondros — were killed while covering the conflict in Libya. Kitsch plays Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist Kevin Carter, who committed suicide shortly after the events depicted in the movie. Kitsch told Contactmusic that he hoped the movie would help educate the public on the dangers photojournalists undertake to do their job and honor their work and sacrifice. Kitsch talks Battleship and Gambit >> Posted 04.23.11 by Ryan
In the recent issue of Empire Magazine, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner discussed future X-Men projects beyond June's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class.
One of the most discussed X-Men movies is Deadpool, which sees Ryan Reynolds reprising his role from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While Reynolds admitted last September that he may not be able to fit Deadpool into his jammed schedule, the actor said earlier this month that Deadpool was "still in the works" and that he "wants it to happen." Shuler Donner told Empire (via The Playlist) that Reynolds was still very much involved in the Deadpool adaptation.
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He’s very involved, Ryan. He’s working with the writers on the screenplay and it is [his] as much as it is ours. I’m tellin’ ya, it’s true to the comic. You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.
Hugh Jackman's fifth on-screen appearance as the Marvel Comics character Wolverine will commence in Fox's upcoming
sequel stand alone, non-sequel movie The Wolverine. Based on the on the 1982 comic book mini-series by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller, Jackman has been talking about adapting the series since 2009, just months after X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened. Now with production starting in a couple months, Jackman told The L.A. Times that he's "pumped" to play the famous mutant once again.
Wolverine won't look like Eastwood >> Posted 02.01.11 by Ryan
I’m really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology — ever since X-Men, when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I ever read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to [producer] Lauren Shuler Donner, "Lauren, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen this Japanese story, and I think it’s so good. It’s just genius, it’s brilliant.” And we kind of always talked about it from there on. I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with ], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it. I love his gung-ho attitude toward it and great vision. Straight off, it’s not a sequel, it’s a stand-alone, and I think we’re going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch.
With Ryan Reynolds' schedule tighter than an investor's wallet at an MGM movie pitch, fans are starting to speculate about what might happen if the actor can't keep all his movie commitments. We asked Emily Whitten of Ask Deadpool for her thoughts on that comic book character's lurch toward the big screen. Check out her opinions, along with the comic our questions inspired.
see the comic and article >> Posted 10.06.10 by reelz
Casting rumors won't stop for director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men: First Class, the prequel to the original X-Men trilogy. Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson has been rumored for the role of Cyclops (James Marsden in the X-Men trilogy and Tim Pocock in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Michael Fassbender is reportedly up for the role of the young Magneto (originally portrayed by Sir Ian McKellan).
Forces of Geek reports that Rosamund Pike (An Education, Die Another Day) could be up for the role of Emma Frost in First Class, after a source told the site that Pike was seen in the office of Vaughn's Kick-Ass casting director Lucinda Syson carrying a copy of Marvel's recently released comic X-Men Origins: Emma Frost. Is Frost part of team x-men? >> Posted 06.09.10 by Ryan
Despite the fact that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was massively successful at the worldwide box office, earning more than double its $150 million budget, many comic book movie fans were turned off by its plodding plot, often referring to it as "Borigins" in fan forums and blogs. Actor Hugh Jackman's August 2009 announcement that Wolverine 2 would be filmed in Japan and based on "that saga," referring to Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's (300, Sin City) now-classic Wolverine mini-series, went a long way toward getting fans excited about a sequel. It was announced last month that writer Christopher McQuarrie had completed the script for the sequel. Now, for the first time, Jackman has publicly commented on the script. keep reading about Wolverine 2 >> Posted 04.08.10 by BrentJS