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Wolverine vs The Invisible Man

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

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X-Men: First Class gets Matthew Vaughn

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010

I hadn’t reported on this earlier as there had been lots of conflicting news about it. However, Fox has closed a deal with Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) to direct X-Men: First Class and has set a release date of 3rd June 3 2011.

According to Heat Vision, Bryan Singer, who conceived the story for First Class and was to initially direct the movie before choosing to focus on Jack the Giant Killer for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, is producing along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. Apparently he has also been doing some stealth casting for the film while casting for Jack the Giant Killer.

According to Fox, the film will “chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Now I love the X-Men comic, well the one from a few years ago. Been tricky to keep up with it and I initially enjoyed the X-Men movies. The third was the poorest, but recent rewatches of them all have shown that they haven’t really aged that well. Not sure what it is, but I think the stories used a really slight. I would have loved for Fox to lose the rights to the characters so they would revert to Marvel Studios and the X-Men could be thrown into the mix of Iron Man, Thor etc. That’s just me and looks like it won’t be happening anytime soon.

I wonder if Vaugn will bring along his buddies Jason Flemyng and Dexter Fletcher for the film? Maybe Mark Strong could play Xavier, although he’d be great as Magneto.

Instead we have the X-Men early days. What characters do you want to see in the film and who should play them? Should they have Wolverine in it?

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A – Z of Awesomeness in this amazing Poster

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2010

Just fantastic. This poster is by Neil Cameron and his site has a close up of each letter.

You can also buy a copy. The posters are 286mm x 439mm, on glossy full-colour poster paper.

Each poster is signed. The price is £8.00 (GBP), with a postage and packing charge of £2.50, wherever you are. Please allow 28 days for delivery.

All profits from the sale of this second printing will be donated to SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn And their Parents), a charity which supports the Intensive Special Care Nurseries (Neonatal Unit) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

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Kitty Pryde is heading back to Earth

Posted by LiveFor on February 28, 2010

Kitty is back in Uncanny X-Men 522 after last being seen saving the World by phasing a giant bullet through Earth.
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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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Could Stephen Lang play Cable? Rob Liefeld thinks so

Posted by LiveFor on December 22, 2009

Avatar has been having a huge effect on the box office and the technology of cinema. However, it has also inspired a certain comic book creator on who he would like to play one of his creations.

Rob Liefeld is the creator in question. He is the guy behind Deadpool, currently in early pre-production for a Ryan Reynolds starring film. He also developed the time travelling cybernetic mutant known as Cable.

Cable’s real name is Nathan Summers and he is the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, but was taken far into the future after being infected by a techno-organic virus. His mutant powers of telepathy and telekinesis was off the charts but was mainly used to keep the virus at bay. He returned to the present day as an old grizzled warrior where he formed X-Force had many adventures and also teamed up with Deadpool for a while. He was last seen heading across time with the Mutant Messiah, Hope, while being pursued by Bishop. It is a very convoluted life for Cable but when written well he has been a cool character

Liefeld explained the creation of the character:

“ I was given a directive to create a new leader for the New Mutants. There was no name, no description besides a ‘man of action’ the opposite of Xavier. I created the look, the name, much of the history of the character. After I named him Cable, Bob suggested Quinn and Louise had Commander X” – Wikipedia

After seeing Avatar Liefeld posted the following on Twitter.
@robertliefeld Dear 20th Century Fox, Please sign Steven Lang as Cable and put him in your next X-men film. Thanks, Rob

@robertliefeld Steven Lang’s performance as Quaritch in Avatar was brilliant. Just attach a cyborg arm to him and presto! he’s Cable. Perfect age too.

Lang was one of the acting highlights in both Avatar (my review) and Public Enemies (review) and Liefeld’s comments are spot on. He would be the perfect Cable and I can’t believe I didn’t think of that when watching him in action.

If Cable was ever committed to film (maybe the Deadpool film would be the best place for his debut) then Lang is definitely the man to play him. However, they would have to leave out his hugely complex and twisted backstory for the film.

Don’t forget this is not saying that Cable is due to appear in any film, it is just the guy who created him coming up with a great idea – if he could just get the hang of drawing feet and backgrounds then he is laughing (an old joke I know – sorry Rob).

Do you think that Lang would be a perfect Cable?

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Super Emo Friends

Posted by LiveFor on November 24, 2009

Which one is your favourite?

These excellent supercute superheroes are by JSalvador and you can buy them for $20 each over on Etsy.

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The Box – A clip from Richard “Donnie Darko” Kelly’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on October 29, 2009

Here we see James Marsden take a strange car ride with a mysterious woman.

For some reason this scene reminds me of the bit from the first X-Men film when Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is driving and talking to Rogue (Anna Paquin) and then Sabretooth attacks. Just me then?

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Peanuts vs X-Men Comic Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on October 25, 2009

Ryan Dunlavey is the artist behind this and more cool mashups.

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Ryan Reynolds says Green Lantern starts shooting in a few months

Posted by LiveFor on October 3, 2009

ryan_reynoldsRyan Reynold’s was on last evening’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and he chatted about the forthcoming Green Lantern and Deadpool films.

According to MTV Reynolds had to keep quiet on specific details about the Green Lantern film but he did mention when they would begin filming.

“I’m 4-5 months away from beginning shooting,” Reynolds told Fallon.

“It’s crazy, it’s the only job I’ve ever had that I’m not allowed to really talk about. I think there’s like a representative from Warner Brothers who I’m sure is following me around ready to blow-dart me if I say a single word,” said Reynolds, “I probably have a chip in me somewhere, like if I start talking about it, I’ll just pass away.”

“A lot of [the film] is sort of like a space epic and some of it is on planet Earth,” said Reynolds, “[Green Lantern] has this ring and he’s been chosen to have this power and the ring can kind of create anything that his will or his imagination can conjure up.”

Though Reynolds didn’t have any new details about the upcoming “Deadpool” spin-off, he did confirm he’d be reprising his Wade Wilson role from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

“At his point [playing both roles] makes you just like an Internet hero, nothing really more than that,” joked Reynolds.

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