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‘Prometheus 2′ to feature multiple Michael Fassbenders?

- March 25th, 2014

When Fox announced release dates for Wolverine 2 and Fantastic Four last week, buried in the release was news about an ‘Untitled Ridley Scott project’ in March 2016.

The Wrap is now reporting that the project is none other than Prometheus 2. According to sources, production on the sequel is expected to start this fall after Scott completes his biblical epic Exodus with Christian Bale.

Michael Green (Green Lantern) has been brought on board to polish the script from Jack Paglen (Transcendence). Green recently worked with Scott on the undated Blade Runner sequel.

If you’ve seen Prometheus, you know that while it was connected to Alien, it wasn’t a direct prequel. The original script by Jon Spaihts was rumoured to be more Alien-y before Damon Lindelof (Lost) rewrote the screenplay. He then declined to pen the sequel. The original followed an archaeologist leading a team into deep space to find the Engineers, an alien race created humanity – and then sought to kill us.

The new film is said to be more “in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise.” It is also rumoured to feature multiple ‘David’ androids. Michael Fassbender, who is expected to return, played the android in the first film. Noomi Rapace who played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is also on deck to reprise her role.

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Scott teased Prometheus 2 while doing promotional rounds for the first film telling Movies.com, “I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel. I really don’t want to meet God in the first one. I want to leave it open to [Elizabeth Shaw] saying, “I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I want to go where they came from.”

Are you happy that we’re getting concrete news of a sequel, or should Scott step carefully away from the Alien franchise once and for all? Sound off in the comments.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ latest trailer reveals post-apocalyptic world

- March 24th, 2014

The latest, gloomiest trailer for Fox’s upcoming superhero movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has arrived.

While Fox has certainly left an abundant of teasers, posters, and stills from Days of Future Past for eager fans to bide their time with, the official UK trailer is the first time since the original trailer launched in November that fans will be treated to new footage from the film.

The most impressive, of course, being the scenes of utter devastation surmised from a war between the mutant collective and the large faction of humans who detest their very existence.

“So many battles waged over the years, and yet, none of them like this,” Patrick Stewart, who is reprising his role as Professor Xavier, says at the beginning of the clip. “Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change who we are and unite?”

Fans of previous X-Men films, specifically Bryan Singer’s original X-Men installments, won’t be shocked by the high intense, action packed battle scenes, but in Days of Future Past, the waging war looks like it’ll take place in a post-apocalyptic world, complete with powerful technological surveillance and a gritty monochromatic atmosphere.

Maybe the dystopian genre isn’t quite dead.

The latest trailer also delves a little more into the past friendship between a young Xavier (James McAvoy) and a young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they come to terms with the eternal consequences of their personal war.

Of course, there’s new footage of the powerful -and celebrity studded- X-Men team that wasn’t available in the first trailer that may appease the devoted X-Men followers.

All of this wrapped tightly together with a brand new poster for the film, highlighting the devastation that will undoubtedly follow the genetically enhanced, troubled misfit clan.

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Remember, there will be another installment of the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, so it may be wise not heading into the film with dreams of a grandeur victory. At least, not yet.

Due to be released world wide on May 23, Days of Future Past is the direct sequel to 2011′s reinvention of the series, First Class.

Revealing glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence on Empire’s ‘X-Men’ covers

- January 27th, 2014

Attention X-Men fans, Empire is releasing an unprecedented 25 variant covers for its latest issue which will be bringing readers all things related to Bryan Singer’s upcoming Days of Future Past.

The covers were revealed in a flurry of tweets courtesy of Singer and film’s official Twitter account. Among the new images we’re getting a look at: Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad, the Sentinels, Havoc, Quicksilver, Warpath and a younger version of returning villain, William Stryker.

Of course, there’s a the always-beautiful Jennifer Lawrence looking perfectly nude and blue, as well has Hugh Jackman’s shredded Wolverine (on two covers) and Michael Fassbender’s young Magneto and James McAvoy’s young Charles Xavier. Even Anna Paquin, who was cut from the film, appears on one of the promotional covers.

You can check out some of the covers below. For the full 25, head over to Empire. You can also read all of our Days of Future Past coverage here.

 

 

 

The reaction to Quicksilver, who will also appear in a different form in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, was far from enthusiastic, with fans comparing the design to Burger King’s Kid Vid and actor Corey Feldman.

For info on how you can purchase all 25 covers, visit Empire.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres May 23, 2014.

‘Star Wars’ lead roles casting and plot rumours: Episode VII to focus on Luke, Leia and Han

- January 13th, 2014

If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan, this tidbit might have you flying out of your chair. According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars film has been reworked to focus on the trilogy’s original stars – Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).

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THR reports that original scribe Michael Arndt departed the film over creative differences with the director. Arndt wanted the new film to focus more on the offspring of the trio, while Abrams wanted to give audiences another chance to experience the classic characters before a “fitting send-off.”

According to the trade, Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have reworked the new characters into supporting roles that will emerge as the focal points in Episode VIII and IX. New characters have been added to the new script, while others have been dropped entirely.

THR also reports that Michael Fassbender, Girls star Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving are in contention for roles in Episode VII. Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons has also reportedly met with the director. Weaving, according to multiple sources, has had early talks for a part to play an Imperial commander.

This is in addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O’Connell, Alex Pettyfer, Saoirse Ronan and Sullivan Stapleton – all of whom have been linked at one point or another to the new film.

If the Weaving rumour is true it suggests that Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine were not fully vanquished at the end of Return of the Jedi. (Readers of the books can weigh in on the comments and let me know how the storyline was expanded after Episode VI).

Of course, nothing is confirmed until we hear it from Disney. But this is a fun way for Star Wars fans to start their week.

Star Wars: Episode VII opens Dec. 18, 2015.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ viral campaign hints Magneto killed JFK

- November 26th, 2013

Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be altering the timeline of Marvel’s mutant superheroes. A new viral video is making the rounds that hints Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender) may have been involved in JFK’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.

“Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy,” the video description reads on its YouTube page. “The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.”

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Unlike other popular conspiracy theories, this one – dubbed The Bent Bullet theory – claims that Magneto used his mutant powers to alter the trajectory of Lee Harvey Oswald’s second bullet to kill the president.

Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr was convicted of murder in a secret trial. But the evidence, the video’s narrator tells us, remains circumstantial. Photos of Magneto on the grassy knoll, and the bent bullets were used to convict him.

The viral video points interested viewers back to an info-packed site – thebentbullet.com – that offers up more compelling evidence that Magneto – “The most dangerous man in the world” – killed Kennedy.

Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theaters May 23, 2014.