We had our hunches this was happening, but this is still a pretty big deal to see that it is indeed becoming a reality. The X-Men: Days of Future Past reunion of the old X-Men trilogy just booked the returning talents of Ellen Page (Kitty Pride,) Anna Paquin (Rogue,) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman.) The specifics of what they will be doing remains on the down low, but this is going to set up one hell of a movie going forward. Continue Reading
Do we have to say it? We might as well as nothing in Hollywood is certain until it actually happens. Wolverine will be in X-Men: Days of Future Past. THR broke the story this evening that Hugh Jackman is in negotiations for a mere cameo in the film that will feature an alternate timeline.
While we certainly will not know the extent of the appearance until opening day in summer 2014, it is expected to be something on par with what fans saw in X-Men: First Class. For those who did not see the movie, there is a scene with James McAvoy’s Professor X and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto are trying to recruit anyone with mutant powers to their cause. Upon their arrival to a bar with Wolverine, the immortal mutant promptly tells them to “f- off”–a comic relief moment in the film. Continue Reading
The original Professor X and Magneto are back! Deadline has the story today that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are set to reprise their respective roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past. While Stewart was seen in 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was not since 2006 that McKellen last wore the metal helmet on the big screen.
Under the direction of Bryan Singer, the film will feature a lot of cross-over with the initial trilogy. Before he was appointed the man behind the camera on this one, he informed numerous outlets as a producer that the plan would be to do such a thing, specifically citing the inclusion of an alternate future reality; however, the subtleties of that comment were masked by the ‘too good to be true’ intentions thus why we are a bit blindsided by this news story. Continue Reading
We all knew (those who have been following along at least) that The Wolverine would feature some World War II flashbacks, but we did not exactly know where in the timeline the latest X-Men movie would take place. Well, now we do courtesy of Empire who nabbed an interview with the film’s director James Mangold who says that his tale will be told sometime after the events of the X-Men trilogy. Furthermore, he states that many of the superhero group’s members are disbanded or gone. Continue Reading
There is not much at all to go off of here, but apparently the studio has contracted out Simon Kinberg to write the next installment of the 1960′s X-Men adaptation. Kinberg produced First Class so that should please many fans who hate the outsourcing of sequels. Continue Reading
With the release of X-Men: First Class on blu-ray set for September 9, IGN decided to revisit the film’s timeline and compare it to that of the original trilogy as well as that of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Needless to say, the timeline is completely off. Continue Reading
Deadline is reporting that Wolverine 2‘s production may be delayed until spring. This is apparently due to several factors, including difficulty finding spots to shoot in Japan and Hugh Jackman’s current work on Les Miserables. Production was supposed to begin in fall 2011, and while this may still happen, it is looking increasingly unlikely. This is yet another pitfall in the saga of Wolverine 2 as it has previously lost a director, and now this. Fans may have to wait a little bit longer for their first glimpse at Silver Samurai which was revealed to be the film’s antagonist at this years Comic-Con in July.
Hugh Jackman spent some time to talk to MTV at Comic-Con about his next X-Men film and its new director. Here is the interview. Continue Reading
It has been known for a while now that the next X-Men movie in all likelihood would be a sequel to 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but after director Darren Aronofsky dropped out there was some doubt. Fans of wolverine should not fret through as production for The Wolverine should begin shortly as it has picked out its new director, James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day). Of course this is still a matter of negotiations, but no one expects they won’t go smoothly.
In what has been a pleasant surprise undoubtedly for Marvel, X-Men: First Class is now operating at a week-to-week parity with the franchise’s immediate predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This is surely a sign that will bode well for the X-Men: First Class trilogy that has been talked about since prior to the film’s release.
Here is a little elaboration for those not in the know. Last week, First Class premiered to roughly $56 million which is pretty decent, but not for X-Men. In fact, it only beat out the original X-Men film in terms of weekend gross or it would have been the worst opening for the franchise.
By comparison, Wolverine debuted to $85 million in May of 2009 and dropped a whopping 69% the second weekend to $26 million. Where does First Class lye in its second weekend? With the final studio estimates in, the latest X-Men film grossed $25 million in its opening weekend (which could go up or down when the box office actuals come out tomorrow, but not by much).
Hot on the heels of its basic cable first rights acquisition of The Hangover Part II, FX has purchased the rights to X-Men: First Class. This could prove to be a valuable property despite the movie’s low box office performance compared to other X-Men films, as there is much talk about a First Class trilogy ultimately being developed which would no doubt boost popularity in this installment of the franchise on a long term basis. Continue Reading
Here are the top ten performing movies at the box office this weekend beginning on Friday, June 3 and ending on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Continue Reading
X-Men: First Class is a remarkable movie in many regards. The movie did not just breath new life into the X-Men franchise for future installments, but it also made the other movies better by providing tremendous depth and character development associated most off with serialized TV dramas. The film not great, but good, and let me tell you why. Continue Reading
Here are a handful of new clips released today, June 3, and others that I missed from last week. X-Men: First Class opened in theaters today and is currently on pace to gross around $60 million for the weekend which is down despite rave reviews. Continue Reading
The first box office numbers are starting to roll in, and we get to see now if the massive box office figures as of late will have an adverse effect on the latest X-Men movie. The figures are definitely not looking good for the franchise’s return as X-Men: First Class looks on pace to gross only $23 million on Friday which includes a $3.3 million midnight performance. Continue Reading