The Gambit troubles continue unabated. Yes, 20th Century Fox seems dedicated to making a movie about the X-Men‘s Ragin’ Cajun, they have a very well-known and photogenic actor lined up to play the part in the form of Channing Tatum, and they even have a release date set for the movie almost one year from today. So why, oh why doesn’t anyone seem to want to direct Gambit? Well, perhaps those woes are wearing off. A front-runner has emerged in the Gambit directorial sweepstakes, and it’s a name not unfamiliar to those that enjoy fine genre entertainment, Doug Liman. Is Fox going to rely on the guy that launched The Bourne Identity to launch Gambit? (more…)


Time to feed the rumor mill!   Le Journal de Montréal has reported that X-Men: Apocalypse is currently undergoing re-shoots. Hold your speculations now, that isn’t the rumor fodder. The re-shoots aren’t to patch together a failing film, or a sign that things aren’t going as smoothly as planned; they’re to introduce a new character into the mix. Now is when you can don your speculation caps, as you chew on this little morsel: the re-shoots are being done to incorporate Hugh Jackman. (more…)

Doug Liman to Direct ‘Gambit’?

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Gambit, the latest X-Men franchise spin-off starring Channing Tatum, has recently lost its director. No one’s throwing down their cards, though; instead, they’re signaling an SOS to The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. Liman has never helmed a comic book property before, but was considered for Watchmen. Perhaps it’s the action-packed films like Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Jumper in his resume that hint at his potential. (more…)


There’s been an Update from Den of Geeks on their earlier Fantastic Four movie rights rumor:

UPDATE: Fox has responded to the report that Fantastic Four’s rights are returning to Marvel – it’s “completely untrue” the studio says…

Update 2: Since our original story about the possibility of Marvel having re-acquired the rights to Fantastic Four, we’ve been contacted by 20th Century Fox. It states that our source’s suggestion that Fox had reached some kind of deal with Marvel is “completely untrue.” 

A denial has also come from Marvel. 

Well, it sounded too good to be true earlier today and that’s usually how things that sound to good to be true end up. It’s too bad though, I really want Marvel to get those Cosmic characters that FOX has tied up in the Fantastic Four Movie rights.

Here’s the original post:

Let’s walk through this rumor. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced the development of two new X-Men television series, Hellfire and Legion. Wait a minute… Marvel still owns the television rights to the X-Men while FOX owns the movie rights so there must have been some kind of deal going on behind the scenes. There certainly was, rumors of a deal on the table between the two floated around back in June and it looks like the Fantastic Four might have been Marvel’s key desire, with FOX holding up on agreeing to the deal while they quickly pumped out a reboot of the franchise. Now that FOX’s latest attempt to revitalize the Fantastic Four franchise has spectacularly blow up in their faces once again, signs are pointing toward FOX loosening their grip on the Fantastic Four movie rights in trade for the X-Men Television rights. (more…)


Bryan Cranston rocked the role of an anti-hero stepping into the bio-hazard suit of drug kingpin Walter White for six seasons on Breaking Bad, but recently he mentioned that he was in the market for something more straight up evil. While as the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, he said, “You know what I’d like to do? I’d like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic.” That villain, he explained, would be a new creation, but you can tell that Cranston likes the classics, he said so, and now he’s amended his previous comments saying that there is a Marvel Comics villain he’d like to play, X-Men arch nemesis Mr. Sinister. (more…)

Here’s What ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is Officially About


By now, everyone should know what the X-Men are all about: they’re mutants born with remarkable and unusual abilities, sowrn to protect a world that fears and hates them. Next summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse will be the ninth X-Men film in the series, the third in the so-called First Class trilogy, so we must all surely be familiar with the world. Besides, the plot’s right there in the title, “Apocalypse,” the ancient bad guy who will be played by Oscar Isaac in the film. Suppose though that’s not good enough. Suppose that you want to know more, but not too much. Something with names, but maybe not too many names. Well good news for you then. (more…)

Junkie XL to Make Beautiful Music for ‘Deadpool’


Probably not since Danny Elfman on the Time Burton’s first Batman movie has there been a definitive superhero movie theme music, usually it’s all about mood and ambiance in these movies. But is all that about to change? Looking at the X-Men movies specifically, a wide-range of composers have taken a crack at putting the tales of Marvel’s merry mutants to music, from Michael Kamen (X-Men), Harry Gregson-Williams (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to John Ottman (X2, and Days of Future Past). But what sounds can we expect to hear for Deadpool? What kind of score, and what kind of composer, would be suitable for “the Merc with the Mouth”? Answer: Junkie XL. (more…)


You may recall the somewhat controversial decision of Marvel Comics last year to pull the plug on the ongoing Fantastic Four comic book. The then-in-production Fantastic Four movie by Josh Trank was aiming to jump start the franchise, and there was a lot of talk about developing a shared universe between that, and the other Marvel property that Twentieth Century Fox owns the movies rights to, the X-Men. Some saw this as spite on the part of Marvel and its parent company, Walt Disney Studios, but that was just a rumor, and what are we to make of the company cancelling a moderately selling comic. Well dig this because it seems that Marvel is now cutting the legs out from under the comic book X-Men. (more…)

ew-cover-apocThat is, he actually kinda sorta looks like he is suppose to look.

When the internet got it’s first look at Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in the villains eponymous X-Men movie,  well let’s say it was less than kind. Yes, we all know he bore an uncanny resemblance to a certain oozy purple Power Ranger villain and yes it was kind of rough seeing the big budget Hollywood blockbuster costume pale in comparison to some great, source clinging cosplay. Well, maybe that’s not his final form?

XMenNewz has posted some photos that, if legit, might make even the most cynical X-Fan rest a little easier about En Sabah Nur’s big screen debut. It also might spoil parts of the movie so the pic and a super special surprise bonus are up after the jump.  (more…)


I guess the shooting of X-Men: Apocalypse are now days of future past. Huh? Okay, so bad puns aside, yes, it seems that shooting on the sixth X-Men movie has officially concluded, and, as per modern tradition, it was announced on social media, specifically director Bryan Singer‘s Instagram account. The final [production] glimpse proves to be just as mysterious and vexing as the previous set pictures, featuring a massive practical set. It looks like the last day of shooting was no simple scene either, but again we ask the question: What is going on? Where are they? Who’s involved? And what does Apocalypse mean for the X-Men series going forward? (more…)