Today's Challenge: Kevin Bacon co-stars in Super, a dark, action-hero comedy that is new in theaters this weekend. See if you can link him to ... oh, say, Six Degrees of Separation star Will Smith?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.03.11 by reelz
In January, Kevin Bacon described the various set designs for the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class with Moviefone. Bacon plays wealthy villain Sebastian Shaw, who heads a secret mutant society called the Hellfire Club.
I've got some pretty nice pads and I'm kind of slick in that way. The set design is fantastic. I've only seen the sets that I've been on and they are really interesting and very '60s modern and super cool, and beautiful. I have one set that's kind of like an inner sanctum and then I also have a submarine; the inside of the sub has elements of my other set. I have my own set of style and wanted to translate it over to my board room and stuff.
The latest First Class image shows one of those sets, an icy blue hall of mirrors, one that contains Bacon and First Class co-star January Jones as mutant telepath Emma Frost. Bacon referenced the set in his Movieline interview by saying, "we do have a really, really super cool scene in a hall of mirrors and that's going to be really spectacular." The picture seems to be before anything "spectacular" happens, but it's exciting to think of what danger could occur, isn't it? the x-men face a new danger >> Posted 03.02.11 by Ryan
Finally, the first trailer for X-Men: First Class has arrived. Those expecting an action-packed trailer may be a touch disappointed, as the trailer is more interested in introducing the story of the upcoming prequel which follows younger versions of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X (James McAvoy) during the 1960s.
There's plenty of eyecandy, however, as the trailer will send the fanboy community drooling for more as it reveals the other mutants in the movie, including January Jones as Emma Frost (in the interrogation room depicted in the recently released photo and later in diamond form), Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore (and her wings), Nicholas Hoult as Beast (with and without fur), Lucas Till as Havok (blasting away), Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique (changing to her natural blue form), Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Jason Flemying as Azazel, as well as non-mutants Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, and a blink-and-miss shot of Oliver Platt as the Man in Black. watch the mutant-filled trailer >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
It's only appropriate to end a week filled with X-Men: First Class news and promotional items with some more details from director Matthew Vaughn.
The week started with news that the production was still shooting, followed by a cast photo of a majority of the cast in yellow and blue uniforms (which Vaughn later described as "bad photoshop"). Then, Michael Fassbender discussed his role as Magneto, Kevin Bacon discussed his role of Sebastian Shaw, and January Jones described her role of Emma Frost and her character's relationship to Shaw. There were also plenty of new photos and a teaser poster as well.
Finally, Vaughn spoke to Entertainment Weekly and gave his description of the upcoming prequel to the trilogy of previously released X-Men movies.
First Class like Twilight? >> Posted 01.23.11 by Ryan
The best way of describing it is X-Men meets Bond, with a little bit of [Cuban missile crisis biopic] Thirteen Days thrown in for good measure. It’s set in the ’60s, and I basically molded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery. He’s the ultimate spy — imagine Bond, but with superpowers.
You’re seeing Xavier become a professor. For me, Magneto is the good guy in the film, but he’s a sort of a good bad guy. He literally kicks off the movie, and Xavier goes along on the ride trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and trying to persuade Erik [Lensherr, a.k.a Magneto] that you don’t have to kill everyone.
This has definitely been X-Men: First Class week.
Starting on Golden Globes weekend, First Class actor Edi Gathegi revealed that the production was still shooting, which was followed by the unveiling of an (un)official photo that depicted a portion of the cast in the classic, yellow and blue outfits and which was later denounced by director Matthew Vaughn. The next day, Michael Fassbender discussed his role as Magneto, and Kevin Bacon finally revealed some details about his villainous character of Sebastian Shaw, while more photos revealed Magneto in his helmet and Shaw and his sideburns. A teaser poster was released yesterday, but First Class week is far from over.
January Jones, who plays the mutant telepath Emma Frost in the movie, spoke to IGN and revealed what it was like for her to work on the comic book adaptation.
MORE >> Posted 01.21.11 by Ryan
Well, we're still shooting it. When I heard it was coming out that quickly, I had a lot of questions. They're editing as we go, doing the visual effects as we go.
Obviously, I have a lot of faith in the people we're using for those things. It was like coming to work and being a little kid and using your imagination and times feeling kind of silly, but embracing the fact that it's going to look awesome. And from what I've seen it looks amazingly incredible. Just Emma Frost's diamond form alone I've never seen anything like it.
Since it was confirmed that Kevin Bacon was set to play the villain in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, the actor hasn't spoken out about the project. A new interview with Moviefone changes that, with Bacon explaining how he ended up playing X-Men villain Sebastian Shaw.
shaw will have a different look >> Posted 01.19.11 by Ryan
I was a big fan of Kick-Ass and someone told me I should go read the script and meet with Matthew Vaughn and like that, I was in X-Men. I liked the script, thought it was such a fresh look at the franchise, but also the comic book movies in general and certainly it's a great character. He's definitely the character I was interested in playing.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, reports revealed a release date for writer-director James Gunn's Super, which Gunn has been developing since 2003. follows a short order cook named Frank (Rainn Wilson) who decides to become a superhero and fight crime after his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). Gunn took to his website to confirm the release date.
more on Super and the new photos >> Posted 11.29.10 by Ryan
It’s true: Super will be opening on April 1st, 2011. That first week we will be in only Los Angeles and New York. However, on the following week, April 8, 2011, we will be in fifteen to twenty of the twenty-five biggest markets in the United States. Around that same time, we will also be available on VOD. And, after that, only God knows — perhaps more cities, perhaps not. It depends a lot on what you guys demand and want.
Ever since Bryan Singer gave his first major interview about Fox's prequel to its X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: First Class, fans have been clamoring for more information about the project. Singer was initially going to direct First Class, but he had to back out due to other commitments, which opened the door for Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) to take the helm. Still involved as a co-producer, Singer subsequently revealed that the plot would revolve around the early relationship between Prof. Charles Xavier, aka Prof. X (to be played by James McAvoy), and Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender), but that still left many questions. Now, Singer has provided several major details about First Class, including the time period the movie will be set in, if the young mutants will wear costumes, and what villain Kevin Bacon will be portraying. what did Singer reveal about First Class? >> Posted 08.22.10 by BrentJS
Casting on Matthew Vaughn's upcoming adaptation of X-Men: First Class continues to escalate after news that Jason Flemying had joined the cast, and Rose Byrne was poised to do so as well. Deadline reports that the cast is adding another member, though this time it will not be another super-powered mutant. Who is Bacon's character >> Posted 08.16.10 by Ryan
Ever since it was first announced that Kevin Bacon might be joining Fox's prequel to the X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: First Class, the fan community has been hotly debating which character from the comic books Bacon could possibly be portraying. Though Bacon's addition to the movie as a major villain has subsequently been confirmed, the name of his character has not been revealed. Now, popular movie blog ForcesOfGeek (FOG!) is claiming that an insider source has revealed Bacon's character, and it's not one previously seen in any of the X-Men movies. what villain will bacon play? >> Posted 07.18.10 by BrentJS