We have information regarding the rumors about a live action X-Men TV series that Fox have been toying with. Initially, the problems with Marvel Studios owning the rights to some of the characters had us believing it was what it was: a rumor. As the pragmatics behind putting a show into production based on characters who are tied in a political ‘who-owns-what’ battle seemed like too steep a hill to climb for the network. However, talks have been had from both sides and it is looking slightly more probable now. (more…)
As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)
New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Viral Video and Site Releases: Magneto Linked to JFK Assassination?
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, and to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox has released this short teaser, along with a website, that cleverly links Magneto to a new theory about the revered president’s death. (more…)
There’s no rest for the weary or the wicked as production on director Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past resumes shooting this week after a weekend whirlwind of panels and appearances at SDCC 2013. Take a look at this behind the scenes look at what happens when the younger Magneto (Micheal Fassbender) takes a walk in a Montreal park.
The guys coming at Fassbender appear to be pointing guns and they may just be your every day security guards or policemen. I don’t see any of the tell-tale white CGI balls so I wouldn’t imagine these are Sentinels. I really hope their not human sized Sentinels, that would suck balls.
Take a look at the video below and find out what happens when Magneto tells you to: “Talk to the Hand!”
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theater screens May 23rd, 2014, and stars a whole slew of well-known and up and coming stars, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
Wow, that is a lot of star power.
Entertainment Weekly brings us these magnificent X-Men: Days Of Future Past teaser posters just released by FOX.
Above is Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lenscherr AKA “Magneto” in a composite with Michael Fassbender (in the red “X”) as the younger version of the mutant supervillain.
And here is the same concept with Sir Patrick Stewart as the aged Professor Charles Xavier and James McAvoy as the “X-Mentor’s” youthful iteration.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due for theatrical release in the summer of 2014.
Jeff Wadlow Writing ‘X-Force’ Movie, Likely to Star Cable & Deadpool; Plus Magneto Movie Still in the Works
The news on FOX‘s X-Force movie is just steamrolling! Only this past Thursday night did we even learn FOX was interested in a feature film based on the 90s comic book series, and now the movie has been officially confirmed as in the works with Jeff Wadlow, writer/director of the soon to be released Kick-Ass 2, attached to write the screenplay.
Likely, this rapid release of this X-Force news is tied to San Diego Comic Con happening next weekend. FOX dragged their feet in releasing the details of their Saturday Hall H panel, and I’m going to guess it’s because they wanted to have as much of this X-Force stuff finalized before they officially, officially announce the flick in front of thousands of nerds.
So what do we know? Well, Wadlow is indeed writing the screenplay, as THR reported yesterday, and may be interested in directing as well. As for the line-up of characters who’ll comprise the team? X-Force creator Rob Liefeld is convinced you can’t have an X-Force movie without Cable or Deadpool, tweeting,
Liefeld’s got more to say, hit the jump to find out!
Another day, another collection of photos snapped on set for X-Men: Days of Future Past. These ones, surprisingly, were’t shared by director Bryan Singer, and maybe because this is the kind of shooting he’d like to keep under wraps. The gallery below gathers photos featuring a fight scene between Nicholas Hoult, in full-on Beast mode, and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto. Clearly, there’s still some bad blood between the two. Possibly due to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – she makes a brief appearance here – dumping potential-boyfriend Beast for a chance at something with Magneto? It would sure add a personal beef to their fisticuffs.
Okay, so saying Magneto, or rather Michael Fassbender, “soars” in this latest behind-the-scenes image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past tweeted by director Bryan Singer may be a bit of a stretch. I just didn’t think “awkwardly raised on a platform” would fit in the headline, y’know? Plus, Singer already made the cool “the dark knight rises” comment and I didn’t want to steal from him.
Damn, Fassbender is so fuckin’ stylish, it hurts. I don’t know how I’ll be able to handle him, and the rest of the cast for that matter, looking so good in their 70s outfits.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will release July 18th, 2014.
I may be one of a small crowd when it comes to my opinion on the X-Men: First Class sequel, but I am totally jazzed about the impending arrival of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It is one of my favorite storylines and I’m very happy they’re making it into a film. And I’m double-plus-mega-happy that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are coming back to reprise their roles as the old-fogey versions of Professor X and Magneto.
One other person is happy about returning to the sequel, and that is Sir Ian McKellen himself. In a brief interview with The Huffington Post, he had a few things to say…
About wanting to reprise the role:
What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing “Waiting for Godot” throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we’ve stayed in touch. We can’t believe it [laughs]. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy’s parts, but — no, no — we’re back. We’ll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven’t read the script, so I don’t know how much we’ve got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it — with all the success he’s had in the meantime — it’s wonderful.
And about his opinions of Michael Fassbender as Magneto in First Class:
I thought he was better than me. But, we weren’t quite playing the same character because he was so much younger than me.
And, unfortunately, that’s about all the Post got out of him. But at least we are likely to hear a lot more in the future as X-Men: Days of Future Past draws nearer to its scheduled release date of July 18, 2014.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.
Admittedly, I have a huge man-crush on actor Michael Fassbender. He charmed the shit out of me with his portrayal as Magneto in X-Men: First Class. He’s been consistently good in all his recent flicks too (The Dangerous Method, Shame). He’s a brilliant actor who’s got the “IT” factor, whatever “IT” is. So, now comes the question…would I like a shirtless Michael Fassbender? I’m comfortable enough with my sexuality to say that my eyes wouldn’t mind. What can I say, he’s a pretty man.
Where am I going with this? I don’t really know. I’m exercising poor homoerotic undertones as a set up for some super hero casting news. So let’s get on with it then, shall we? According to Screen Daily, Fassbender will be playing the character Sláine in a upcoming adaptation of the 200AD comic.
Sláine? 200AD? What? Do you not not your Irish lore? *clears throat* The character of Sláine from the 2000AD comic was based in part on Conan The Barbarian, but drew his most direct influences from the Celtic hero of legend Cú Chulainn.
So, Fassbender will be playing him in a movie produced by his own McCool Films. Fassynating! Seriously, an Irish actor, playing an Irish character based on an Irish legend? Sounds good to me.
HIT THE JUMP for more background info on the character