Following the long line of 80’s and 90’s shows getting the reboot or reinterpretation CBS has cast Lucas Till as the title character for MacGyver. That show about a guy that can take the contents of your kitchen junk drawer and disarm a bomb, rig a smoke grenade, or perform emergency surgery in a canoe rafting down the Rio Grande. Till, best known as the X-Men’s Havoc in X-Men: First Classand X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. (more…)
With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy’s first trailer last week, we kinda forgot all about (briefly) one of the other superhero movies coming out this summer: X-Men: Days of Future Past. A French website aims to change that with a bunch of new shots from the film, including a snap of Quicksilver played by Evan Peters. That’s no big deal, right? But there are bigger questions that a couple of the photos raise, like the sight of a certain girl with Quicksilver… You know who we’re talking about. (more…)
Need some more werewolf action in your life? Well, fear not, dear Nerd Readers, for the first trailer for the upcoming Wolves is here. Written and directed by David Hayter (X-Men, X-Men 2) and featuring the talents (and muscular, half-naked bodies) of Jason Momoa (aka Khal Drogo) and Lucas Till (aka Havok from the X-franchise), Wolves follows the tale of the town’s most popular high school student as discovers he’s going all werewolf. Fleeing into the wilderness, he runs into a couple of werewolf clans that don’t like each other too much. And, naturally, there’s a love triangle involved. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. (more…)
Remember back in April when Bryan Singer released that behind the scenes shot of Sir Patrick Stewart? It wasn’t just to tease us X-Men fans before Stewart started filming his scenes for X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was part of a series of character portraits, right in time for Comic Con.
Originally hosted on the official Tumblr page for X-Men, but now seemingly gone, the set revealed DOFP stars Ian McKellen, Daniel Cudmore, Patrick Stewart and newcomer Omar Sy in their alternate timeline attire with Hugh Jackman and his dual timelines also on display. Shortly after that, and thanks to Superhero Hype, X-Men: First Class alumni Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till were also revealed. Take a first look at everyone below.
The cast for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is huge, and it keeps getting bigger. We knew the big names and central characters from X-Men: First Class had to come back for the film to recapture that cinematic magic, but would many of the secondary characters might not make the cut? While Emma Frost (January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) have yet to make an appearance on set, Havok (Lucas Till) was seen and photographed on set just yesterday.
The production is currently shooting in Montreal. A Montreal local (*Ahem, Adult film star) Pierre Fitch snagged a couple of shots with Till and Singer while on set. Now Till is not in costume and could just be visiting the set to see old friends, but it’s more likely he’s there to shoot some scenes as Havok.
When you consider this and the report that Halle Berry (Storm) and James Marsden (Cyclops) were spotted by a fellow passenger flying back from Montreal, we could be getting scenes with both Havok and Cyclops. Their brothers in the comics, but with the differences in ages and timing of their appearances in the movie franchise, Havok might end up being Cyclops father or uncle.
The more the merrier I say. Get all the mutants shoved in there you can. What do you think?
Shooting on the First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, begins is only three days and as of now most of the cast has been finalized. Of the original X-Men cast we’re expecting Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. Halle Berry has also been confirmed to return as Storm, but with the even more recent announcement she’s carrying her second child her involvement was put in question.
Talking with BBC, Berry assures us she will still appear in Days of Future Past, but her role will have to be altered to allow for the bun in her oven,
One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way mama cannot take time off.
Storm probably won’t be as badass as she was going to be because we won’t be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie.
I’m little sad we won’t see Storm in any serious action, but with the cast already on the verge of bloated, I don’t think we’ll miss it. Plus, with her weather altering powers I think she can still be plenty involved without overexerting herself. And she’ll still be playing an “integral part,” whatever that means.
Are you bummed Storm will be sitting on the sidelines for most of Days of Future Past‘s? Just happy she’s in the movie at all? Or would you rather Berry sat this one out all together?
With so many original X-Men cast members returning it shouldn’t be too surprising not all of First Class‘ roster will be back. January Jones and Caleb Landry Jones have confirmed they will not be appearing in Days of Future Past, and we might have to add Lucas Till to that list as well. He played Havok in First Class and with filming starting so very soon it appears he’s not involved. When asked by ShockTillYouDrop, Till replied,
You know what? I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately I still can’t give you an answer.
Which, yeah, means absolutely nothing. Maybe Bryan Singer will bring him in later, but I doubt it.
Okay, so Berry’s definitely in, baby or not, and Till is likely out. What do you think about how the cast of Days of Future Past seems to shaping up?
Fans of the Saw series know the scenario well: a group of regular individuals fighting to survive the deadly traps of a madman. It’s paid off quite well for Lions Gate Entertainment‘slast seven films, but what happens when the madman & his traps are being used against super powered heroes?
That’s the premise for All Superheroes Must Die, the latest film from Image Entertainment and Jason Trost, the co-writer/director and star of the independent hit The FP..
When four super heroes awake in an abandoned town, they find themselves at the mercy of their abductor and Arch Nemesis, Rickshaw, played by Dexter‘s James Remar. Stripped of their powers, the heroes — including Trost and X-Men: First Class‘ Lucas Till — must compete in a series of deadly challenges in a race against the clock to not only save the lives of the innocent civilians, but also their own.
Take a look at the trailer, from back when it was still called “VS”, after the jump.
Being able to get Remar and Till on the cast for a film shot with a budget of less then a million dollars shows that at least some people think this film has what it take to be a hit, myself included. Hopefully audiences will see it that way too when All Superheroes Must Die is released in video on demand Jan. 1st, 2013, with a limited theatrical release a few days later on Jan. 4th.
Take equal parts ‘real life superhero’ (think Kick-Ass or Rainn Wilson in “Super”) and pyscho creepy mastermind killer such as Jigsaw from the SAW line of torture porn, what do you get? Jason Trost‘s “Vs.”, hitting the (relatively) big screen in a few weeks at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. In it, there is this ‘totally not Jigsaw so please don’t sue us’ psycho killer named Rick Shaw (see? mostly different letters) played by Dexter’s dad James Remar.
Rick Shaw really hates generic cosplayers and wants to kill them. He also wants to kill random civilians. He makes elaborate traps and impossible to win games. Lucas Till (Havok from X-MEN FIRST CLASS) stars as one of the cosplayers.
It looks… interesting? My gut tells me it’s either completely awesome or eye gougingly bad. Anyone want to road trip it to Toronto and see it sometime between October 20th and 27th? I have snacks and a new mix tape.
OK, go ahead and rub your left areola in a circular motion and smile while watching these characters trailers for X-Men: First Class; director Matthew Vaughn would appreciate it. Plus, you can look for booby cancer (hey guys can it it too, I think).
As you know the film takes us back to the early days of Professor X and Magneto, back when they were friends. The two start a school for the gifted (aka Mutants) right around the same time of the Cuban missile crisis. Xavier learns Magneto is a douche, they squabble like bitches and part ways. Some where in between it all they fight against the evil, yet poised Hell Fire Club. Course, the only thing anyone cares about is Emma Frosts tits (which are severely missing from the trailers below).
Anyway, 20th Century Fox has released three character trailers that give us a better look at the characters, Banshee, Havok and Beast. Check the videos after the jump and share your opinion in the comment section. Feel free to talk about Emma Frost tits as much as you like.
Banshee is played by Caleb Landry Jones, the mutant known as Banshee is actually Sean Cassidy, whose power manifests itself in a powerful “sonic scream” that he can use as a weapon or — as you can see in the introduction trailer — a method of flight.
So the X-Men marketing team decided to have some more fun with photoshop. The newest poster for X-Men: First Class has been released and while this is the best one yet, that’s not saying much! However, in addition to a new poster the actors that play the characters actually gave us some great insight to what their characters are all about. So I found this pretty damn cool. Check out what the actors had to say and maybe it will motivate you to see this film that will hopefully look better than its posters!
James McAvoy on Charles Xavier:
Charles has this connection to everybody because he can feel their experiences and see them. Their memories are his memories. But he wasn’t looking for Erik. He didn’t know Erik was there and he suddenly felt him. And perhaps he’s never connected to Erik in quite the same way he’s connected to other people. I think there’s a little bit of vying for who’s in charge, and there is a feeling between them from Magneto that, ‘you’ve got the brains, but I’m your trump card, pal,’ at every venture. ‘I’m the most dangerous dude in here, and you know that and I know that,’ and I think by the end of the film we come to an understanding about that as well. We do have completely different views as well, and what’s quite nice is that those scenes don’t come to a nice reconciliation at the end. They’re left, so the tension carries on through the movie.
Michael Fassbender on Magneto:
At the start of the movie we get introduced to Erik as a boy. We start in the concentration camps with him and it cuts to 20 years later and it’s the early 60s and it’s Erik as a grown man. He’s on a quest to get Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. Shaw had him in these concentration camps – and as we know the Nazis were doing lots of experimentation with all sorts of things like measuring skull size and brain size and running experiments on human beings, essentially. Shaw is trying to unleash this power in Magneto – he’s recognised that he can manipulate metal – and so we catch up with Erik on a quest to basically hunt Shaw down.
Jennifer Lawrence on Mystique:
Raven, or Mystique, is a shape shifter, and when she’s in her natural, blue, scaly, red hair form she also has superhuman agility. She’s young and she’s a normal teenager, really, just dealing with insecurities. She’s insecure about being a mutant and she slowly grows to really accept it and evolve herself. She’s been shape shifting for a long time, but she’s really just learning about her superhuman ability. She discovers that in the movie.
*More Character Details and larger Poster pic after the jump!