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Spider-Man may be joining the Avengers

- October 7th, 2014

Spider-Man may finally be joining the Avengers on screen.

After years of animosity between Marvel Studios and Sony Studios, Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny is reporting the latter studio’s executives are “opening up” when it comes to a possible collaboration.

“What seems clear from what I’ve heard is that Marvel wants to be able to play with all of their characters, and if they can make that work creatively and on a corporate level, they will, and that means the world gets bigger again,” McWeeny wrote.

If the rumours he’s hearing are true, it’ll be the superhero amalgamation comic book fans have been waiting on for years.

Spider-Man plays an integral part to Marvel’s Avengers comics, and the exclusion of him has left the team relying on Tony Stark for comedic relief, a facet that’s simply not true within the comic book realm.

The biggest possibility that would come out of the potential deal, though, is the prospect of Marvel’s greatest Avengers feat, “Civil War” being brought to the big screen.

Although to pull off that gigantic undertaking, Marvel would have to smooth over differences with their third competitor, Fox Studios.

According to McWeeny, that’s a truce moviegoers are unlikely to see anytime soon. Marvel Comics are reportedly set to kill off Deadpool down the line, an entity that was just purchased for film by Fox studios, and the Fantastic Four are still under the grasp of Fox executives.

Then there was the X-Men debacle. Marvel Comics may have created the legendary X-Men team, but when it comes to the films, not only does Fox own the characters they also own the term “mutant.”

A pain in Marvel Studios sides, it turns out, leading the writers on the upcoming Avengers sequel Age of Ultron to write their version of X-Men Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as miracle babies.

Despite all of the Fox conundrums, though, this is a great start.

Spider-Man joining the Avengers ranks is just the ingredient the Marvel Cinematic universe needs to keep lifelong comic book fans happy.

After all, with great power comes great responsibility.

Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’ gets 2016 release date

- September 18th, 2014

Looks like Fox is listening to fan demands after all.

The infamous Deadpool move that was, and then seemingly in the blink of an eye was not, has just been slotted to release on February 12, 2016.

Both director Tim Miller and original star Ryan Reynolds are set to reprise their positions, the Hollywood Reporter wrote on Thursday.

As a result of the addition, Fox has moved the Fantastic Four reboot from June 19, 2015 to August 7 in order to accommodate.

The original Deadpool film was supposed to be released years ago, but the movie never made it out of the planning stages. A three minute test footage clip was shot in 2012 to try and persuade Fox executives, but even that wasn’t enough to save the project.

Deadpool, otherwise known as Wade Wilson, is the foul mouthed antagonist turned superhero created by Robert Liefield and published by Marvel Comics. He’s one of the only comic book characters that recognizes he’s trapped within the pages of a comic and constantly breaks the fourth wall to address readers, usually with a sarcastic comment and creatively vulgar insult.

 

Channing Tatum to play Gambit in next X-Men

- May 13th, 2014

So it looks like dreams come true.

After telling MTV at last month’s MTV Movie Awards that he wanted to play Gambit in the X-Men, Channing Tatum has been granted his wish. The star of the upcoming 22 Jump Street and Jupiter Ascending has been confirmed to play the mutant hero in an upcoming X-Men film.

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed the news in a red carpet interview with Total Film at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in London.

“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart,” she said. “I think he’ll be great for Gambit. And he’s a southerner too… he understands that world.”

The X-Men producer also hinted that she wants to bring Deadpool to the big screen (last seen played by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and that she is interested in X-Force (“We love X-Force; it allows us to be a little grittier”).

In related X-Men news, Jennifer Lawrence talked about the future plans for her character following the events of Days of Future Past. When The Hollywood Reporter caught up with her on the red carpet for the time travelling X-Men film, Lawrence was asked whether Mystique would still become a villain following the events in the retro sequel.

“This time because the future is undetermined, we have freedom to choose where we want to go with her,” the actress explained. “Is she going to become the assassin that we know her as now, like Rebecca Romijn’s character? Or is she going to do what Charles [Xavier] wants and go down the path of no killing?”

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

Opening scene for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ released

- April 15th, 2014

If this one-minute sequence from the opening battle scene in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is any indication, this could be the comic book movie to beat this summer.

In the brief clip, we see futuristic Sentinel robots trying to kill Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Blink (Fan BingBing), Warpath (Booboo Stewart), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Bishop (Omar Sy), who are all hiding out in an underground bunker. It’s possibly one of the only action scene they appear in since shortly afterwards, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to stop the future destruction of mutants.

The final trailer for the sequel will debut on Conan O’Brien tonight.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Sir Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, hits theatres May 23rd.

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.