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X-Men – Second Coming – Who will lead them?

Posted by LiveFor on January 19, 2010

Marvel has recently released this teaser image by Daniel Acuña. It shows Emma Frost, Cyclops and Magneto.

Which one would you pick to lead the X-Men?

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The Random – Resident Evil, District 9, Machete, Magneto, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, Underworld 4, Gene, Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Fallen, Defendor

Posted by LiveFor on September 22, 2009

According to, Ali Larter will reprise her role as Claire Redfield and Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller has boarded the cast of Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili has requested that all Nigerian cinemas stop showing “District 9“, confiscate all copies and potentially remove offending scenes, and has written to Sony asking for an ‘unconditional apology’. (full details)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired most international distribution rights for Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” the feature film spin-off from the “Grindhouse” trailer says the trades.

Asked about helming a potential ‘Magneto‘ movie, ‘Wolverine’ director Gavin Hood says “Absolutely, if I was asked I’d take an interest. But the truth is I haven’t been asked and I think that the studio right now is waiting to see how we do with the DVDs, and who knows where we’ll all be if and when a ‘Wolverine 2’ script is ready”… (full details)

According to Female First, George Clooney is looking to direct Matt Damon in the film Hamdan v Rumsfeld, a political film he is developing about the ‘War on Terror’ a seen through the eyes of Osama Bin Laden’s former chauffer. The story follows the plight of the chauffer, who was captured in Afghanistan and shipped to notorious US detention centre Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba.

Michael Sheen claims he’s heard the rumors but hasn’t been approached to star in the fourth “Underworld” – “I’m not sure. I’ve heard rumor of it, but nobody has actually spoken to me about it, so I don’t know. Maybe it is going to take place without me. I’m not sure”…(full details)

Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct and produce an indie heist thriller inspired by the $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in February 2006. According to Variety, XYZ Films and Time Inc. Studios are partnered with Protozoa Pictures on the project.

Walden Media and Kerner Entertainment have picked up “Mrs. Doubtfire” co-writer Randi Mayem Singer’s contemporary genie story “Gene“. Plot details of the live action family film are being kept under wraps. Jordan Kerner is producing…(full details)

Coca-Cola Zero has set up a brand new viral website for James Cameron’s “Avatar” and reveals a lot of detail about the planet Pandora and what the humans are up to there. Stephen Lang delivers a video blog as his Colonel Quaritch character while there’s some impressive artwork as well…(full details)

Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” has surpassed “Pulp Fiction” at the box office and is now the filmmaker’s highest grossing film ever. The film has grossed over $108 million in North American box office receipts since its initial release on August 21st.

“John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”) will executive produce the new Fox drama “Fallen“. The story revolves around a group of vigilante “fallen” angels who take down the criminal and the corrupt in New York while falling in love, battling demons and seeking their own personal revenge – Not sure if this is a spin off from the old Denzel Washington film of the same name (full details)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in final negotiations to acquire the Woody Harrelson comedy “Defendor“. Peter Stebbings’ movie stars Harrelson as a man who is under the delusion that he is a superhero and sets out on a series of adventures to protect a crime-beset city.  (full details)

Source: Dark Horizons

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Xavier would return but Jean Luc Picard would only cameo

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

ian-mckellen-patrick-stewart-waiting-for-godot-photo-by-sasha-gusov-lst034585Patrick Stewart recently spoke at Dragon*Con over the weekend. While he was there he spoke about his possible appearance in further X-Men and Star Trek films.

Stewart mentioned that he recently co-starred in a production of “Waiting for Godot” with Ian McKellen and the two agreed that they would like continue exploring the relationship between Xavier and McKellen’s X-Men character Magneto. I am still waiting for the X-Men Origins: Magneto film to get off the ground.

Stewart thought that this summer’s reboot of Star Trek was “terrific,” but didn’t see any possibilities for Jean-Luc Picard in the franchise, leaving open only that he would agree to do a cameo in a sequel. Stewart mentioned a proposed final Next Generation film, but after the disappointing box office for Star Trek: Nemesis, it never materialized.

“I feel that I have left behind a legacy as Picard,” he said. “In my head and heart, I’ve moved on.”

The thing is, and apologies for any spoilers, with the whole Trek timeline being smashed apart by Nero in the recent film we have no idea what happened to the character of Jean Luc Picard in the new timeline (although Picard was a major part in the Star Trek Countdown comic book that was a prequel to J J Abrams reboot). Of course if Stewart were to cameo then it would no doubt be from the Next Generation timeline somehow crossing over.

Would you want to see Picard in a new Star Trek film? What do you think happens to Picard in the new timeline?

Source: Sci-Fi Wire

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Deadpool movie is good to go

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2009

Fantastic news about fans of the Merc with a Mouth – that includes me (the image above is via Geek Tyrant).

Twentieth Century Fox has begun development on Deadpool, an “X-Men” spinoff that will be crafted as a star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The character is one of the most popular in Marvel Comics’ X-Men universe. Deadpool is Wade Wilson, a mercenary who, dying of cancer, submits himself to the Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and emerges as an indestructible semi-sane anti-hero.

Reynolds seemed destined to play the character. In one reference in the Marvel Comics, Deadpool is described as a mix between “a Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds.”

In one of the “Easter egg” endings of “Wolverine,” Deadpool is seen rising from the rubble and whispering “Shhh” to audiences. The Deadpool we saw in the film is not quite like the one we saw at the end of the Wolvie film.

The film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.

According to a source close to Fox, the Deadpool spin-off film “a complete exploration of this unique character.”

Fox is also in the formative stages of a “Wolverine” sequel that will encompass the samurai storyline that was hinted at as Wolverine sat in a bar in Japan as the film concluded.

Separately, Fox is developing Magneto, a film about the X-Men villain with a script by Shelton Turner, and X-Men: First Class, which Josh Schwartz is penning.

Great news about the Deadpool film (Check out my review of the Wolverine movie). I really hope they keep it close to the comic book character. I want to see him break the fourth wall and know he is just a comic book movie character. What do you want to see in a Deadpool film?

Which Marvel Mutant do you want to see next in their own film?(answers)

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Source: Variety

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Which Marvel Mutant do you want to see next in their own film?

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2009


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Wolverine and Deadpool news – Violent by all accounts

Posted by LiveFor on November 20, 2008

MTV have some news on the Wolverine movie and the possible Deadpool spin-off.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine” isn’t out in theaters until May 1, 2009, but there’s already been plenty of talk about a potential spin-off film focusing on Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool. (In this case, a “spin-off of a spin-off” is more accurate, given the move from team-oriented “X-Men” movies to “Wolverine” solo — but you get the idea.)

During a recent “Comic Book Club” chat session between comedians and comics creators in Manhattan, former 20th Century Fox Studio Exec Jeff Katz (who had returned from the set of “Wolverine” just a few months ago) offered up his own thoughts about the potential for a “Deadpool” movie — as well as what you can expect to see in “Wolverine,” bub.

“The film nicely tees [Deadpool] off for his own spin-off film,” said Katz, who raved about Ryan Reynolds‘ portrayal of the wise-cracking mercenary. In Marvel’s comic book universe, Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool) is a product of the same “Weapon X” experiments that Wolverine was subjected to by the Canadian government, but the experiments left him disfigured and mentally unstable.

Katz’ comments seemed to reiterate those of Fox Chairman Tom Rothman, who previously addressed the possibility of a “Deadpool” spin-off and commented on the tone of “Wolverine.” According to Katz, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is “certainly the most violent” of the X-Men movies thus far, with a darker tone and significantly more action than its predecessors.

Of course, before “Deadpool” gets the go-ahead, there’s still another X-Men character likely to take a solo turn on the big screens: Magneto. With yesterday’s report of an official plot synopsis for “Magneto” hitting the ‘Net, it looks like “The Merc with a Mouth” will have to get in line behind “The Master of Magnetism.”

Anyone reading the new Deadpool comic? Who here wants a Deadpool movie? Will Ryan Reynolds be nice and disfigured as Wade Wilson is in the comic?

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What’s going on with X-Men Origins: Magneto?

Posted by LiveFor on October 2, 2008

MTV spoke to character designer Aaron Sims about the other X-Men origin movie that isn’t Wolverine.

“Unfortunately, because of the writers strike, it got pushed off,” Sims said. “But they’re now back to the rewrites.”

Since “X Men Origins: Magneto” is still in conceptual form, it’s too soon to say much about it, except that obviously, like Wolverine, it will be an origin story — “where he started, where he got his powers, the very beginning.”

“Remember the scene [from ‘X-Men’] in the concentration camp where you see Magneto as a young boy? It just continues from there,” Sims said. “Some people thought that might be too dark, but I really like that. It’s a lot of death and mayhem.”

Magneto won’t be the only mutant — just like in “Wolverine”, there will be new mutants aplenty to keep Sims busy coming up with something to please and yet surprise the fans. “The fan base has a vision of what they should look like, and that’s always the challenge,” Sims said. “It was the same with ‘The Hulk.’”

But since director David Goyer is still finishing “The Unborn” and also has several other movies on his plate (from “The Invisible Man” to “Super Max” to “”), Sims doesn’t have to realize his character designs too quickly, which is a good thing, since he’s also in the middle of designs for “The Invisible Man,” “The Clash of the Titans,” “Paradise Lost,” and “Green Lantern” — for which he did the suit and Kilowog. (This, after finishing matte paintings for “The Spirit” and designs for the robot and the spaceship in “The Day The Earth Stood Still”).

“David’s like me,” Sims laughed. “He works nonstop. He’s not one of those kinds of writers or directors who ever stops. I’m surprised he has any time at all. But I’m fortunate to work with directors like him who I admire. I can’t say no to him.”

I think if they stick to their guns and try and keep it serious then the Magneto movie could be quite the epic. What do you think? Better than the forthcoming Wolverine movie?


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