With the success of Legion, the X-Men are thriving on both the big and small screens. In addition to the critical FX show, Fox has ordered a pilot for a new television show centered in the X-Men world of mutants and government officials hunting them. With Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse) producing the show, and Matt Nix (Burn Notice) serving as the showrunner, the show (if ordered to full series) will focus on two parents on the run after their mutant child in discovered by government agents. So far there has been a few casting announcements for the pilot, and now the show has found its lead.
In the comic books, X-Men and Cloak and Dagger are kind of related because it was found out that Cloak and Dagger were actually latent mutants whose powers were activated when they were exposed to experimental drugs. So it’s appropriate then today that both should appear in the news together about their TV adaptations, even though Cloak and Dagger’s mutantness will likely never be discussed on their upcoming Freeform series because of rights issues. Still, we’ve got TV news for both X-Men and Cloak and Dagger, and while one has definitely found a director, the other might have found its two stars. (more…)
Although Fox’s mutant movies do not have a working relationship with Marvel per se, they do have a partnership on the TV level. Next month, FX and Marvel Television will be releasing Legion, and based on the previews, the anticipation is high for that show. For a while, there was some buzz going around about a second show that would be produced by director Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse) being developed for quite some time. It looks like that show is coming to fruition.
If you stayed till the end of X-Men: Apocalypse when it came out earlier this year, then you know that the post-credits tag hinted at the imminent arrival of Mr. Sinister. Although the character is not that well-known to non-comic book fans, he’s actually a pretty major X-Men villain, and has been the puppet master behind some fairly tragic moments in X-Men history. The fact that Bryan Singer Easter egged Sinister at the end of Apocalypse portended some very bad things, but it turns out that those bad things may be happening much sooner than we expect, like next spring’s untitled Wolverine sequel. (more…)
The final trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse hit the Internet toady and confirms a long rumored cameo. If you want to stay completely in the dark until you see [REDACTED] on the big screen, you might want to skip this final trailer, as awesome as it is. The whole gang is here, making the transition from student to full-fledged X-Men, with more than a few other well-known mutants thrown in. Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique leads the fledgling X-Men against Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen, Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Archangel (Ben Hardy), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn). There’s also a first look at the Blob which was recently posted by Singer on Instagram. (He’s not the special cameo we’re not talking about.) (more…)
Battlestar Galactica, the short-lived, but much loved tv series, only lasted a year, but it left a large impact upon its fans. An entire franchise grew out of the original show’s ashes, including books, comics, boardgames, video games, and a miniseries that led to a 2004 reboot. Ever since the last episode of the new series aired in 2009, there has been talk of a film adaptation. Clearly, nothing has come of Universal Studios‘ best laid plans. However, the project finally has some producers tied to it, so the Galactica and her crew may actually make it to the big screen sometime in the near future. (more…)
Olivia Munn has taken her Psylocke training for Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse very seriously with flips and acrobatics, but now she’s taken her sword training to the next level while facing off against Deadpool‘s own Ryan Reynolds. We should warn you though, this video is not for the squeamish or easily disturbed. These two go at each other like the Kardashian sisters fighting to take and post a selfie. (more…)
Bryan Singer‘s latest crack at bringing Marvel’s mutants to the big screen, X-Men: Apocalypse, has its first official trailer making the Internet rounds today and there is a hell of a lot to look at. Hardcore fans might still be having issues with Apocalypse’s look, but you can’t argue that Singer is making him as big a threat as he ever was in the comics. Take a look. (more…)
When you’re the movie expected to break box office records for opening weekend tickets sold, expect to get some extra attention. This is the case for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited, and hotly anticipated, continuation of the Star Wars saga. Of course, if you can’t be the one to make that Star Wars money, perhaps you can be the one to take advantage of all those eye balls on opening weekend. That’s what 20th Century Fox is thinking. A reliable source close to the production has revealed that the first trailer for the big, sixth movie in the X-Men series, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be one of the previews in front of The Force Awakens. (more…)
Police detectives trying to flush out a criminal mastermind. German officers trying to kill Hitler. Superheroes trying to save a world that fears and hates them. Bryan Singer has quite the varied career, but with his latest film, X-Men: Apocalypse, now in post-production, his thoughts have turned to his next project. In the past, he’s looked at remakes of Logan’s Run and Battlestar Galactica as filmmaking endeavors, but it looks like he’s gone even further back for a sci-fi classic to reinvent. Think submarines, giant squid, and a captain named Nemo. That’s right Jules Verne fans, Singer’s got his eyes on the 1870 literary classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. (more…)