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Many fans were disappointed when Patrick Stewart commented back in January that he didn’t think he or Ian McKellen would be reprising their X-Men roles in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. Some wondered if we’d ever see them back as Professor Xavier and Magento ever again. Fear not though, it seems that both Sirs will be returning to the big screen to play those iconic X-Men roles, maybe just not in the same movie together. (more…)

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Things are happening in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse production. We recently found out that Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen won’t be back, and now word around the Internet is that Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood, The Bourne Legacy), who’ll be playing En Sabah Nur, or Apocalypse as X-Men comics fan know him, is gearing up for some costume fittings and special effects pre-production. (more…)

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All indications are pointing toward X-Men: Days of Future Past being the last time we’ll get the thrill of seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen‘s Professor Xavier and Magneto. If the story line from the last movie wiping their existence in favor of the younger versions then perhaps Patrick Stewart’s own words are the final nail in their character’s coffins. (more…)

 

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ABOVE: This Life-Size R2-D2 cake is the cake you’re looking for. Only Obi-Wan Kenobi can help her stop eating that entire R2 cake. Cakes are meant to be eaten, it’s their lot in life.  [CakesCove]

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The superhero franchise wars took a serious turn today when Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo (Down and Ruff: Superheroes in the daytime, super 1970s homicide detectives in the nighttime) engaged Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the theater of SRAFTBFF (Super Rich and Famous Thespian Best Friends Forever) selfie adorableness combat.

After there is jumping, there shall be pictures!

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Empire Magazine have declared this week all about X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kicking things off with their reveal of 25 character covers, including our first look at the newest Sentinel, Mark X, Empire is slowing sharing more and more tantalizing bits from the most epic X-Men movie ever. Today they’ve released four new photos, like the one of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) above. (more…)

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And what he’s got is a pair of tighty-whities featuring Gandalf and his famous quote, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” Ian McKellen hosted Only Make Believe‘s 14th Annual Gala on Monday night, which honored Susan Sarandon and Dr. Alex Karp, and at one point in the evening performed a quick change on stage and ended up giving the audience a backside view. (more…)

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One of the many things I love about director Peter Jackson is his willing us to bring us behind the scenes of his films. Offering video diaries, documentaries, featurettes, interviews… etc. He offers up every facet of the filmmaking process.  As a viewer, I respect the final product more when I realize the amount of work that went into it. Ultimately, it’s amazing watching a concept evolve into reality; seeing nothing turn into something.

Peter Jackson has released his 12th production video blog for his Hobbit trilogy. This one focuses on the pick-up shots and shows off some fun behind the scenes footage. (more…)

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I never understood the thought process of releasing  “character” posters for a film after trailers and teasers have been released. Seems to me, it should be in reverse order. Posters have been and should always be the promotional tools teasing what’s to come. Releasing posters post footage seems rather moot. Don’t get me wrong, posters can be nifty looking pieces of art, but it’s like, why do I wanna stare at a static image when I could just replay the trailer a dozen times?  Anyway, The official Facebook page for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has revealed seven new character posters which you can view below:

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