Even though Logan is breaking box office records, and Fox has no plans for stopping their mutant-related movies, the X-Men universe is finding a new life on the small screen. The FX show Legion is mind-bendingly good and is receiving acclaim week after week in detailing the adventures of David Haller, as he is figuring out about his powers (as well as dealing with his perceived insanity). Fox is also in the process of making another show centered in the X-Men universe. Fox ordered a pilot for a show surrounding parents who utilize an underground network of mutants to protect their child from government agents as they discover she has powers. Trueblood’s Stephen Moyer and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will headline the series as parents trying to protect their child. Other notable casting has included Emma Dumont, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell and many others to the show. The Matt Nix run show has for the time been called the “Untitled X-Men” show. Now it looks like they have a title.
With the success of Legion, the X-Men are thriving on both the big and small screens. In addition to the critical FX show, Fox has ordered a pilot for a new television show centered in the X-Men world of mutants and government officials hunting them. With Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse) producing the show, and Matt Nix (Burn Notice) serving as the showrunner, the show (if ordered to full series) will focus on two parents on the run after their mutant child in discovered by government agents. So far there has been a few casting announcements for the pilot, and now the show has found its lead.
HBO has renewed the hit show, True Blood, for a fifth season. What this means, really, is another twelve episodes of Bill Compton saying “Sookie” in the way that he does, and more sex and blood. It’s like watching a train wreck: it’s morbid and strange, and yet you just can’t look away.
This is what Michael Lombardo, president of HBO had to say:
I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics. Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.
And Alan Ball:
I remain amazed and delighted by the enthusiasm of our viewers. I can’t imagine having more fun than this.
True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, and is currently partway through its fourth season. The next season is set to air summer of 2012 and filming will start later this year in LA with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (who are both banging IRL and apparently hold nothing back while filming sex scenes), and the rest of their cast.
Source: Coming Soon
Ya know what I’d like to do? In mid conversation I’d like to say “here’s the Thing” and pull out of my pocket an action figure of the Thing from Fantastic Four. Then continue talking as if nothing was aloof.
So kiddies….er I mean Bastards. Here’s a bit of casting news that may change your mind about FOX‘s proposed Fantastic Four Reboot. According to comicbookmovie good ole’ 20th Century FOX is pursuing Bruce Willis to provide the voice of The Thing who is said to be a full CGI character this time around. Willis would also portray the character in human form in the few short scenes of the opening credits. While there is no official word on Willis receiving any formal offers, this is more than likely just a show of faith to fans that FOX is taking the relaunch seriously. Personally I love Bruce Willis (Who doesn’t love ‘The Bruce’) but I don’t think he has the gruff voice nor look for the role of Ben Grimm. Er…I dunno, I guess if you want the Thing to sound like Garfield he’s a good choice. My vote goes to Domenick Lombardozzi from “The Wire”. Authentic NYC accent and attitude, plus he definitely has the look.
Lets get back to the whole “Fox taking the relaunch seriously” bit. Besides the mighty Bruce being thrown in the mix there is some other news regarding actors and production crew supposedly being attached to the project. As it stands now they are also looking at bringing in Adrien Brody or Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Alice Eve as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Kevin Pennington as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Stephen Moyer as Doctor Doom. It’s also said that David Yates, Joe Carnahan and James McTeigue are in the fold as possible directors. Of course, none of these names have been mentioned officially from the Studio but, nonetheless these are some serious names being kicked around. One might think that FOX actually does give a shit. Is it possible they may have learned the error of their ways?
comicbookmovie also says that production of the film will being in May 2011, for a summer 2012 release and that the team’s origin (transformation) will take place during the opening credits (similar to the Hulk).
What do you think of Bruce Willis possibly taking on the role of The Thing? What’s your take on FOX’s new direction? Do you have faith that they can actually deliver a good super hero flick for once? Please share your comments below.
Us Weekly confirms (To mention again and again, we are a news site, not gossip, But True Blood is NB hardcore) Anna Paquin is not Pregnant…
The ‘True Blood‘ star was seen wearing a baggy dress while out with her co-star and fiance Stephen Moyer, causing a lot of speculation that she was going to have her first child.
However, her rep says the rumors are false.
But the actress will get a taste of motherhood soon enough. Moyer has a 5-year-old daughter and and 8-year-old son from previous relationships.
Thats right, FangBangers! Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s reps have confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that the two are engaged. The two have been a couple since Feb.24… so you know what this means… The imminent demise of True Blood! If something (pray not) goes wrong with this couple, our two leads may have trouble being on set together. Plus the age gap and the fact that Moyer has some kids of his own already…But good for the two, they have great sex together, I SEEN IT!!!
In fact most of the fans have seen it, on several episodic occasions.