George Miller‘s long-awaited fourth installment in the franchise that essentially birthed the post-apocalyptic subgenre is looking good: In the hot, dusty, lawless, sadomasochistic way moviegoers of the 1980s came to know and love (including myself).
Mad Max: Fury Road seems to be a semi-reboot taking place after the events of the original Mad Max–meaning it is intended to either precede or replace The Road Warrior. Like that film, it’s low on dialogue. Miller reportedly relied more on storyboards than on screenplay in composing the film, but given that he’s had the better part of 30 years to get the 4th Mad Max film right, I’m fairly optimistic for Fury Road. Follow the jump for cast details, new images, and the release date:
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!