Rogue Fans Are in for a Treat, Sugah! The Southern Belle Will Get Her Due Next Summer

- 09-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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While I loved watching this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I felt like I had been, in part, been  robbed. The aggressive marketing campaign would lead viewers to believe that all of the characters  featured in the posters, on the magazine covers, and even the dollar store toys and novelty cups would  have at least some bit of screen time. Most of us knew going into the film that the reality was that with  a film with so many X-folks, the bigger guns—Xavier, Magneto, that clawed fellar—would capture more  screen time than the little fish like Blink and Bishop. However, with the release date of Days on Blu-ray  and DVD just next month, it looks like Rogue and the other X-Men who got the short shrift will get their  due in an extended version of the film next summer. (more…)

Bryan Singer Confirmed as ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Director–Writer Simon Kinberg Spills Plot Deets

- 09-22-14Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Bryan Singer–director of X-Men, X2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past–has at last been confirmed by 20th Century Fox as director of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

This announcement (reported originally by Deadline) will come as a real surprise to precisely no one, as Singer has been attached to the project since it was first announced, but legal troubles reportedly caused the studio to have second thoughts about hiring Singer to helm his 4th X-Men flick. More after the jump: (more…)

Success! The Leaked Test Footage Proved to Fox that ‘Deadpool’ was Viable

- 09-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There’s been a lot of movement on the Deadpool movie in the last couple of weeks. After years of waiting, and wanting, Twentieth Century Fox finally announced last week that the “Merc with the Mouth” was not only greenlighted for his own solo adventure, but it’s also got a release date set in just one and a half years time. To what do we owe this sudden interest in a big screen Deadpool? Well, one could point out the test footage that was released this past summer, and the excitement it generated with fans, as the primary cause, but can it really be that simple?  Actually, it can. And Rob Liefeld says it is. (more…)

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ To Film In Spring 2015

- 09-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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X-Men: Days of Future Past was one of the most enjoyable superhero movies this year and in a landscape that pits pretty much any superhero movie against Marvel Studios, that’s saying something. Right before the release of the movie, the superhero franchise was tarnished a bit by allegations that the man behind the lens, Bryan Singer, had abused a minor years ago. Now that the suit has been dropped, 20th Century Fox is ready to get moving on their next entry in the rejuvenated X-Men franchise, and it looks like filming will begin in April of 2015. (more…)

Lawsuit Against Bryan Singer Dropped

- 08-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Plenty of fans were ecstatic to witness their favorite X-Men on screen again in this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and rightly so! The movie was a perfect way to reunite the cast of Bryan Singer’s original X-Men series while also maintaining the wonderful cast of the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class.  Unfortunately, the release of the blockbuster was soiled a bit by accusations of sexual abuse by Singer, the victim being a minor at the time of the alleged abuse.  After a lawsuit was filed against the filmmaker, the future of the X-Men franchise seemed a bit uncertain.  However, it appears that we may see Singer back in that director’s chair for the next X-Men entry, as the lawsuit has been dropped. (more…)

Wanna Deadpool Movie? ‘Zombieland’ Writer Rhett Reese Wants Your Help

- 08-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a child like belief built into the Internet that if you want something bad enough, make enough noise about wanting it, and get enough other people to do the same, that someone somewhere with the power to make it happen will cave in and give you what you want. Any parent can tell you how that usually works out, but this time around I am totally down with holding my breath until Deadpool gets his own movie. That didn’t work out so well. I passed out after about 3 minutes and hit my head on the edge of the coffee table. So instead, I’m going to retweet Rhett Reese‘s Deadpool Movie plea. What will that do? Let’s find out! (more…)

OPINION: Despite the Awesome Test Footage, ‘Deadpool’ is Unlikely to Happen

- 08-03-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The critical and commercial success of X-Men: Days of Future Past proved that there’s still a lot of life in the X-Men as a film franchise. But while we’ve heard a lot about Sony Pictures specific plans to franchise random Spider-Man characters, even in spite of the lackluster returns of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s been mostly quiet over at Twentieth Century Fox aside from one announcement that the next X-Men film, Apocalypse, was in development. Although there’s occasionally talk of another spin-off film aside from the next Wolverine solo adventure, such as Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force project, there’s mostly been long periods of silence between small bits of news about process.

And then something weird happened. Either by accident or on purpose, test footage for a Deadpool film hit the internet last weekend as San Diego Comic Con, and its drought of genuine movie news, came to a close. Although fans were uncertain of the degree of legitimacy the nearly two-minute clip actually had, it was soon revealed by the production company that made it, the Culver City-based Blur Studios, that this was indeed commissioned by 20th Century Fox to do a proof of concept for an ultra-violent, hard-R-rated Deadpool movie. Now the question for the many Deadpool fans around the world is, would such a movie be allowed to come to fruition from a major Hollywood studio? And the answer, despite Blur’s instantaneous success in capturing the character on film, is no. (more…)

Feige Rounds up Rumors on ‘Guardians’, ‘Sub-Mariner’ and ‘Ant-Man’

- 07-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast and The Hitchhikers Guide to Gwyneth Paltrow

- 06-11-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to Jeremy and Jason’s Uptown Dance Party, aka RadioBastard, the greatest podcast on earth (that used to be called, The BastardCast)!

This time on the show, the guys return for episode 101 with special guest Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia) who stops by to shill his eBay auctions and talk with our illustrious hosts about the week’s nerdy news, the splendor that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide, our right to read whatever we like and the death of Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic.

Also on the show: (more…)

Gambit Getting a Solo Flick Before Joining ‘X-Men’?

- 06-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone who has ever read the X-Men comics or kept up with the many spin-offs and side projects in that Marvel world knows that the title has more than its fair share of characters. This bodes well for Fox since they’re trying to capitalize off of the amazing success of X-Men: Days of Future Past by building their franchise into new and exciting directions. One of the new characters they’ll be introducing is the fan-favorite Gambit. But if the actor (almost) slotted to play Gambit, Channing Tatum, has his way, the loveable Cajun will be getting his own solo flick before he pokes his head into the main X-Men storyline. Read on for all the info. (more…)