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Famke Janssen has portrayed powerful mutant Jean Grey five times onscreen, since the first “X-Men” film and continuing all the way through to 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Yet for the 2016 followup “X-Men: Apocalypse”, which focused on younger versions of the characters in the 1980s, producers decided to “go in another direction,” as […] »
- Brent Furdyk
The end of X-Men: Apocalypse teased that the franchise would be stepping more in-line with the comics going forward, as the final shots featured Professor X’s team in some largely faithful comic book costumes. This looks to continue in the follow-up, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, as one of its stars has now promised fans that they’ll be “very happy” with what the movie has to offer.
Alexandra Shipp, who’s taken over from Halle Berry to play a younger version of Storm since Apocalypse, spoke to Deadline about the film and cited director Simon Kinberg as a big reason why Dark Phoenix will be “very accurate” to the comics. As you’ll no doubt know, Kinberg has long been involved with the X-Men movie franchise in the role of screenwriter and producer, but this is his first stint in the director’s chair.
“As a fan of X-Men, you »
- Christian Bone
Earlier this year, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with several folks involved with the slasher comedy Tragedy Girls while in Austin at SXSW 2017 (which is where it celebrated its world premiere). But now that the film is set to enjoy its theatrical run this Friday, courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky, we thought we’d catch up again with co-writer/director Tyler MacIntyre, as well as with one-half of the film's titular anti-heroes, Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Straight Outta Compton), to talk Tragedy Girls one last time.
During our interview, Shipp and MacIntyre discussed their experiences collaborating together and digging into both Shipp’s character McKayla as well as the dynamic between her and her Bff, Sadie (played by Deadpool and The Exorcist TV series' Brianna Hildebrand). They also chatted about managing the tone of the wildly unhinged teenagers and what they’d like to do if there happens to »
- Heather Wixson
How far would you go for social media followers? It’s a question many millennials have probably asked themselves -- but hopefully, they won’t go as far as the leads of the upcoming horror-comedy Tragedy Girls.
The film tells the story of two death-obsessed teenage girls who embark on a killing spree in their small town to draw attention to their social media accounts, and its two stars, Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp, spoke with Et about how frighteningly close to reality this concept is.
“I don’t think it’s that far-fetched,” Shipp admitted. “I think this generation is moving toward something like this in a sense.”
“It definitely says a lot about the power of social media,” Hildebrand agreed. “It is definitely not too far off to think a young person would do something like this for likes and attention.”
“I think it only takes one person to go that far,” Shipp added.
In the »
The X-Men franchise has some of the most unique characters in the cinematic world, meaning you're almost guaranteed to find a costume you like. Since X-Men: Apocalypse came out last year, the mutants have been back in the spotlight - along with a slew of young versions of the characters. If you're thinking you'd rather be Famke Janssen over Sophie Turner any day, you're in luck! (Though, come on, Sophie Turner is awesome.) We're providing both versions of the characters who have had two incarnations. Take a look! Related6 Ways to Kick Ass as The Justice League This Halloween »
- Maggie Panos
Bohemian Rhapsody is shaping up to be something quite special. If there's one reason to look forward to a biopic about a famous musician, it's that those movies tend to come with mind-blowing performances. Think of Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line and Jamie Foxx in Ray. It looks like we could be in for another such performance next year, as Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has completely transformed into Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for the upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Thanks to the latest set photo, we have another look at just how uncanny the resemblance is.
Director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) shared the latest set photo from Bohemian Rhapsody to his Instagram account. In it, we see Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury performing on stage with the rest of Queen. If one didn't know that this picture was from a movie that is being made, it »
Although there are a number of new X-Men movies in various stages of production at the moment, director Bryan Singer—who returned to the franchise he helped create to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse—is off making a movie of a very different sort. Singer is currently in production on Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-in-the-works biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with Mr. Robot star Rami Malek taking on the daunting lead role. Singer has now shared a new behind-the-scenes snap from the film, offering us a new look … »
- Adam Chitwood
MaryAnn’s quick take… A clichéd loose-cannon cop is on a case of murdered women in faux Norway. And it’s not even a decent procedural. Sexist, pointless, thoroughly awful. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast; love a good murder mystery
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
He’s a drunk — like, a seriously falling-down, passed-out-in-the-streets drunk — and a walking personal disaster. His ex just can’t live with him anymore and refuses to tell their teenaged son that he is, in fact, the kid’s dad, he’s that unreliable, but she nevertheless continues to find him irresistibly attractive. He’s a cop who goes to pieces without a case, but with a case, he’s utterly brilliant (but also still a drunk). Which is why his boss covers for him, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Now that X-Men spinoff movie Gambit has finally been confirmed as moving forward, with Channing Tatum in the titular role, speculation is beginning to swirl around the identity of the villain of the piece. While there are a number of possibilities – including Mister Sinister, whose presence was teased at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse – hopes are building that the movie might provide the big screen debut of Gambit arch-enemy, Candra.
With female villainy being brought front and centre by the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe outing Thor: Ragnarok, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that 20th Century Fox might take that superhero lead and embrace a primary antagonist that’s also a woman. Doing so in this case would deliver a character who would make her debut alongside a new version of the card-throwing mutant – and rightly so.
Candra is a telekinetic, immortal External (a rare sub-species of mutant, »
- Sarah Myles
Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe is moving along swimmingly, it seems. Though the last entry into the main series was a bomb – X-Men: Apocalypse – things have really turned around since then thanks to the smashing success of Logan, which re-ignited interest in the mutants. Now, with the studio going all in on the franchise, there’s much to get excited about in the very near future.
Just this week, we finally got our first peek at Josh Boone’s spinoff The New Mutants, which looks absolutely fantastic and today, we’re hearing that both Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix have wrapped production ahead of their 2018 release dates. The latter is expected to be with us on November 2nd, while the former will arrive on June 1st.
Along with the aforementioned New Mutants, which is due on April 13th, they’ll make up what’ll no doubt be a huge »
- Matt Joseph
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Colm Meaney has joined the cast of the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien. He joins X-Men: Apocalypse’s Nicholas Hoult and To The Bones‘ Lily Collins in the film with, Dome Karukoski directing from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.
Per Deadline, Meaney will portray Father Francis, one of Tolkien’s school teachers. Tolkien will explore Tolkien’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts. The story will follow him to World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
- Ricky Church
Ryan Lambie Oct 13, 2017
They're creepy, they're kooky, and obviously, altogether ooky. But for over 20 years now, The Addams Family has remained firmly away from the silver screen - the last we saw of America's spookiest (fictional) family was 1993's sequel, Addams Family Values.
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Thanks to MGM, however, Morticia, Gomez and their unholy offspring will be making a triumphant return over the next couple of years - albeit in animated form. Word of the reboot has bubbled away for some time now, but it looks as though things are moving forward: The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the news that Conrad Vernon, best known as the director of Sausage Party, will be overseeing the project.
For the new movie, the »
Michael Fassbender has been going through a bit of a rough, cinematic patch since “Steve Jobs.” The blockbuster “X-Men: Apocalypse” wasn’t what fans were looking for, Disney pretty much gave up on the (underrated) “The Light Between Oceans,” the indie “Trespass Against Us” didn’t connect, Terrence Malick fatigue hit (the also underrated) “Song To Song,” while “Alien: Covenant” underwhelmed.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film, directed by Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black (who also starred in the original Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger as marine Hawkins), is set between Predator 2 and 2010’s Predators. Rather than being set in the jungle once again, The Predator is instead taking place in a suburban area and centered around a young son and his father.
Check out the poster seen at the Expo below…
The Predator is currently set for a February 9th, 2018 release and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones »
- Ricky Church
With so much else going on over Twitter it’s not to hard to imagine that martial arts would be another conversation that might come up. This time however we get to listen to actors and fellow martial artists Olivia Munn and Jackie Chan. Chan is of course the noted legend and master of using anything and everything that he can in order to defeat the bad guy or get himself out trouble, or both. Munn on the other hand is a relative newcomer to the screen and has played the mutant Psylocke in the most recent X-Men: Apocalypse film where
Sneak Peek new images of actress Jennifer Lawrence aka "X-Men" mutant 'Mystique', posing for the September 2017 issue of "Elle" (France) magazine, wearing 'Christian Dior' and a whole lot more, photographed by Stas Komarovski:
...as a member of a subspecies of humanity known as 'mutants', who are born with superhuman abilities.
Mystique is a 'shapeshifter' who can mimic the appearance and voice of any person...
...with her natural appearance including blue skin and yellow eyes.
Throughout most of her history, Mystique has been a supervillain, founding her own 'Brotherhood of Mutants'...
...and killing key political people involved in mutant affairs.
Admitting she is over 100 years old, Mystique is also the mother of the villain 'Graydon Creed', "X-Men" hero 'Nightcrawler' and adoptive mother of 'Rogue'.
Mystique appears in six of the "X-Men" films, »
- Michael Stevens
The Mark Gordon Company has set Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets) to star in the action romance Die in a Gunfight, a modern update on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Die in a Gunfight is being directed by Collin Schiffli (Animals) from a script by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man and the Wasp), and will see Hutcherson and Scodelario as two star-crossed lovers Ben and Mary. Set against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families, the film will explore whether “true love conquers all… but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensure you go out swinging, in spectacular fashion.”
Production on Die in a Gunfight is slated to begin in Boston this month. Scodelario meanwhile will next »
- Amie Cranswick
Actress Olivia Munn is currently busy promoting The Lego Ninjago Movie, for which she provides one of the voices. But, being also a cast member of the X-Men cinematic universe, she’s inevitably facing questioning about the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Written and directed by long-time X-Men franchise collaborator Simon Kinberg (in his directorial debut), the film is highly anticipated, but shrouded in secrecy. In conversation with Collider, however, Olivia Munn appears to have revealed that the film will be the first of two parts.
“I don’t know what I’m supposed to say. I’m supposed to be vague. That’s my answer. I’m horrible at that. It’s like a two parter, this movie. That’s more than I’ve said, in general. I don’t know why people have to be so secretive.”
The story of Dark Phoenix is a popular one in the comic »
- Sarah Myles
The movie is directed by Bryan Singer with New Regency and Gk Films as the production companies.
Rami Malek is playing Mercury. Ben Hardy, whose credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Mary Shelley,” will play drummer Roger Taylor. Gwilym Lee (“The Hollow Crown”) will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Joe Mazzello (“The Social Network”) will tackle the role of bass guitarist John Deacon. Lucy Boynton is playing Mary Austin, lifelong companion of Mercury.
- Dave McNary
The Gambit movie, despite a great many setbacks, is still reportedly in development at Fox. Channing Tatum is still attached and seems quite enthusiastic about it, but after director Doug Liman left, things changed quite a bit. They decided to take the project back to square one, which may not be a bad thing since the successes of Deadpool and Logan will allow for them to take more chances. With all of that said, some rumored plot details for the Gambit movie have arrived online and they are pretty insane.
Splash Report brings us these rumored plot details for the Gambit movie, which promises that the movie will essentially be Ocean's 11 within the X-Men universe. The plot also promises that fan-favorite villain Mr. Sinister will finally be making his big screen debut, assuming this plot does in any way resemble what we ultimately see when the movie eventually gets made. »
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