Exciting times, people! X-Men: Apocalypse inches closer to the start of production, and the news just keeps on coming. You might recall how active that director Bryan Singer was during the production of X-Men: Days of Future Past, offering glimpses and glimmers at the movie through social media. Well, it seems as if he’s at it again with the coming Apocalypse, showing off some of the construction presently happening on set, and a very familiar set at that. Meanwhile, one of the new cast members is talking about her new role, or rather playing the younger version of an old role that goes right back to the very first X-Men film. (more…)
Hot on the heels of yesterdays two new movie posters, James Mangold‘s The Wolverine has a new trailer making the Internet rounds. There are lots of new, unseen footage this time around and a great tag line at the end. Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
Well, we certainly got a look at Famke Janssen‘s cameo with Hugh Jackman, I’m just wondering if that’s the extent of it. If so, I find it interesting that Mangold didn’t hold it back as a fan treat. Now I’m wondering if Stan Lee might finally make a cameo in a wolverine movie.
That last line in this trailer from Wolverine is great. It shows Wolverine’s back in the game and done with hiding out from life and those around him. What did you think? This trailer has bolstered my hope that the movie will be well-rounded.
Everyone figured there would be at least one X-Men cameo in James Mangold‘s upcoming The Wolverine, there needed to be some cross-over between the Wolverine movies and the rest of the X-Men franchise. When it was revealed that Famke Janssen would reprise her role as Jean Grey and appear in The Wolverine, many fans figured that was that and stopped trying to put the cameo puzzle together. After all, as far as everyone knew, the puzzle had been solved, but the question now is, has it been fully answered?
JoBlo reports that recent re-shoots that took place in Montreal suggest another important X-Men cameo in The Wolverine.
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The second Red Band trailer for Tommy Wirkola‘s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has hit the Internet and the movie continues to look like a whole lot of fun. You might not recognize Wirkola at first glance, but he’s was the writer and director of Dead Snow, the Nazi Zombie Ski weekend movie.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hits theater screens on January 25th, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann. The movie’s story takes place 15 years after the brother and sister survive their first encounter with a witch at the gingerbread house. That event catapults the two to become specialized witch bounty hunters.
We’ve been speculating for a while about whether or not there will be another cameo from a fellow X-Men member in the upcoming Wolverine flick since young Cyclops was a thing in X-Men: Origins. We now have confirmation from Hugh Jackman himself that there will be a cameo, however he did not specify who that would be.
As he had said to Parade Magazine:
My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him,” Jackman said. “And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.”
Perhaps it’s Jean Grey because of the rumors that Famke Janssen was in Sydney, Australia a few months ago, where parts of the movie was filmed. It’s absolutely plausible though if that were the case, chances are she won’t have a huge role to play.
What do you guys think? Who would you like to see show up?
So we all assumed that the new solo Wolverine movie, simply called The Wolverine, was a post X-Men Origins sequel and a pre-first X-Men film prequel. But in an interview with Empire, Wolverine director James Mangold suggested that the opposite might be the case:
Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.
So it takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand? Interesting. That would certainly fit with the rumor that Famke Janssen was flying to Australia to cameo in the film as Jean Grey. At the same time though, leaked photos and videos have shown a scene set in a World War II Japanese prison camp. Perhaps these are flashbacks? Regardless, Mangold says it’s all part of his plan:
That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline. I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie.
In other Wolverine news, Empire had the below picture from the film, and it features everyone’s favorite mutant wild man with bone – yes, BONE – claws. Check it out:
The Wolverine is set to open in theaters on July 26, 2013.
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One does not walk into a showing of Taken 2 expecting high art or even a technically proficient movie — one walks into a showing of Taken 2 expecting a thrilling rain of ass-kickery by the Nazi-thwarting Jedi wolf-puncher. Unfortunately, one may be disappointed this time out as this Taken fails to grab us by the throat and hold our attention in the way that the previous one did. (more…)
We’ve already heard Sir Patrick Stewart being coy about his return to the X-Men franchise and now Jean Grey, The Phoenix, or Famke Janssen as she’s professionally known is also teasing a return.
The First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past will likely involve a future timeline where we’ll see the characters as their older selves, what’s unclear is if actors from the previous X-Men films would reprise those roles. For instance Stewart again as Xavier, Ian McKellen as Magneto, and possible Janssen as Jean Grey, as she told MTV News,
One never knows, Jean Grey, the Phoenix…she finds a way to reincarnate herself constantly, so one never knows.
She did make it clear she’s, “in no position to say anything,” but that we should, “Stay tuned.” Even with this cryptic talk I don’ find her return as plausible as Stewart’s. What do you think?
If there’s one thing I love, it’s boobs. Thought you all should know that. My other love, completely unrelatable to boobs, is fairy tales. Before there was science fiction, fables offered young minds fantastic pieces of fiction with morsels of morality. Consider me appreciative. What I like even more is when classic tales of Grimm and Aesop get re-imagined in some ridiculous modern way. Which is why I’m kinda diggin’ Paramount Pictures, MGM joint Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen it’s a reimagining of the dark classic story, and it explores what happened to Hansel and Gretel 15 years after the gingerbread house incident. They have become bounty hunters that specialize in tracking down and killing witches! Shit, consider me sold!
THR reports that the movie will be shot in 3D, and that they will release the $60 million dollar production on March 2nd 2011.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the film and they thought the idea was so cool that they helped push it into production. McKay said in a previous interview:
The idea is, they’ve grown up and they hunt witches. It’s a hybrid sort of “old-timey” feeling, yet there’s pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style. We heard it and we were just like, ‘That’s a freakin’ franchise! You could make three of those!’
Wait. Will Ferrel is attached? Dammit, never mind.. this is gonna suck. I hate that fucker. Yes, he’s made some funny flicks (Anchor Man, Step Brothers and Elf), but compared to all his shitty flicks and annoying child-ish attitude the good does not out way the bad. Then again, from the mind of a child. Hansel and Gretel is right up his alley.