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
"I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I."
Robert Rodriguez made us wait an agonizingly long seven years before he felt that the script for the follow-up to Sin City was good enough to go into production, but the extra three months it took for him to choose the actress to play the femme fatale in the movie were almost unbearable. It was recently revealed that Eva Green has been selected to play Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, inspired casting that already has fans of the original movie and of the comic books created by Frank Miller salivating for opening day.
You can't have a great hero without a great villain. After all, it's the dastardly actions of the villains that provide the necessary obstacles for the heroes to overcome to achieve their greatness. But, just because a villain is evil to the core, that doesn't mean that she can't also be incredibly sexy. Help us choose the movies that have the hottest, the sexiest, the deadliest female villains.
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Posted 02.27.13 by BrentJS
When they are not too distracting, celebrity cameo appearances in movies are a nice treat for the audience, a bonus of sorts that gives viewers a little something extra to talk about after the credits roll. Directors will often reserve small roles for their favorite collaborators — or themselves — and athlete cameos are relatively commonplace whenever sports are involved.
Cameo appearances by actors playing characters from other movies are far rarer, however, and far more likely to enhance the moviegoing experience for those who recognize the character. Rather than destroying the "suspension of disbelief" that moviegoers are expected to achieve in order to enjoy a fantastical situation or story, a character cameo, when done properly, can actually broaden the fictional universe playing out on screen, making it seem more inter-connected with other fictional universes, more "real." And, sometimes, character cameos are not meant to broaden anything at all, except for the viewer's smile. Click on the link below to check out our list of the best character cameos in movies. The best character cameos in movies >> Posted 10.03.12 by BrentJS
Twentieth Century Fox didn't have a panel at this year's Comic-Con, but Simon Kinberg, who wrote the ill-fated 2006 sequel X-Men: The Last Stand and produced last year's X-Men: First Class, was on hand to discuss Fox's X-Men franchise. While ostensibly there to help promote Sony's upcoming sci-fi movie Elysium, Kinberg also spoke to ComingSoon about the X-Men: First Class sequel, which Kinberg is writing for First Class director Matthew Vaughn, whose return for the sequel was in question until he was confirmed to return in January. During the interview, Kinberg discussed his relationship with Vaughn and the X-Men franchise. what will happen in the sequel? >> Posted 07.15.12 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox likely surprised itself last summer by creating not one but two prequel franchises. Considering the popularity of the X-Men franchise, the studio probably expected that X-Men: First Class would perform well enough to illicit a sequel (the studio backed a pretty extensive marketing campaign in hopes). However, the studio probably didn't expect Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes to earn $481 million worldwide. Unsurprisingly, Fox CEO Tom Rothman announced sequels last November and the studio is pressing forward, scheduling both sequels for summer 2014.
There's still little known about the Rise sequel, other than it will continue seeing humanity fall as the apes, well, rise. Director Rupert Wyatt, who is returning, said last December that the sequel will show "why humanity is going to be vulnerable enough for this ever growing army of intelligent apes and their offspring to be able to take us on." According to Box Office Mojo, the sequel will be titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (don't worry, we're pretty sure it won't feature zombie-apes) and will open on May 23, 2014. more about Thor 2 and the First Class sequel >> Posted 06.01.12 by Ryan
Jennifer Lawrence has had a fairytale start to her young acting career, capping off her Academy Award nomination for Winter's Bone by appearing in last summer's X-Men: First Class and landing the lead role in next week's The Hunger Games. While The Hunger Games is likely to take up a lot of Lawrence's time over the next several years, the actress recently told HitFix that she's "in" for a X-Men: First Class sequel if "they write me in."
more about a First Class sequel >> Posted 03.14.12 by Ryan
I don't know, I mean...if they write me in, then I'm in, but I don't even know if there'll be...I've only heard what everybody else has heard, just whispers. I haven't heard the official word yet.
Now that Twentieth Century Fox has officially hired back director Matthew Vaughn to helm a sequel to his comic book adaptation of X-Men: First Class, all speculation rests with the script, which First Class producer Simon Kinberg is reportedly writing. Kinberg, who also wrote 2006's fanboy-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, was reportedly hired to script the sequel last November and confirmed his involvement in a recent interview with MTV.
what will magneto be up to in the sequel? >> Posted 02.17.12 by Ryan
I don’t know what the title is going to be but certainly I’m working on the sequel to X-Men: First Class right now. I’m going to be writing and producing it, I’m starting now, with Matthew Vaughn directing.
After a long period of silence, 20th Century Fox is moving quickly on the expected sequel to X-Men: First Class. First Class producer and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand screenwriter Simon Kinberg was hired to write the sequel in November, and earlier this week, Fox officially hired back director Matthew Vaughn. THR reports that the rest of the cast is confirmed to return as well, including James McAvoy, who played Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X, and Michael Fassbender, who played Erik Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto. Of course, this comes as little surprise since McAvoy has already revealed in November that he was contractually obligated to return, stating "if Fox decides we're doing it, then I don't have a choice," while Fassbender revealed earlier this month that he is actually signed "for two options," meaning two sequels.
The question remains whether First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman will be back as well. A frequent collaborator with Vaughn, including 2010's Kick-Ass and 2007's Stardust, Goldman recently revealed that she would be "100% there" if Vaughn decided to return, but was less confident about a return during an interview with Bleeding Cool. more from goldman >> Posted 02.02.12 by Ryan
In modern Hollywood, where sequels are the norm and studios are constantly on the lookout for that next big tentpole franchise, it's become customary for actors to sign multi-picture deals — Chris Evans signed a whopping six-picture deal to portray Captain America in Marvel Studios movies. However, directors are rarely afforded the same treatment because, as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher puts it, studios want to make sure the director behaves during the filming of the first movie.
While director Matthew Vaughn was typical in that he was only signed by 20th Century Fox to direct one X-Men movie, he apparently behaved enough during the filming of X-Men: First Class that the studio wants him to come back for another go-round as mutant maestro. In a statement announcing that Fox has "re-upped" Emma Watts as President of Production in a "multi-year deal that will keep her in the post through 2015," it was revealed that Vaughn will return to direct the sequel to X-Men: First Class that Simon Kinberg is writing and Bryan Singer will produce. more about the First Class sequel >> Posted 01.31.12 by BrentJS
With the end of the year came an abundance of lists from critics and fans alike for the top movies of 2011. However, a new list has been released that deserves a true movie-lover's attention — one from writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino.
True to Tarantino form, his list contains some surprises (mostly mainstream movies?) and is heavily action, horror, and sci-fi saturated. See which movies made Tarantino's list >> Posted 01.17.12 by reelz