An Indonesian artist has admitted hiding secret protest messages in a new volume of the X-Men comics, protesting Jakarta's Christian governor.
Thus, the film’s in-production sequel has plenty to live up to in the combat department, which may help explain why Fox hired stuntman-turned-director David Leitch — he of John Wick fame — to helm the highly anticipated follow-up. For those not in the know, 87Eleven Action Design is the gym/stuntwork studio/production company hybrid founded by Leitch and fellow John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski (who just directed John Wick 2).
2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
‘Deadpool 2’ may be getting off the ground somewhat slower than initially expected, but it looks like we have the first confirmed new casting for the offbeat superhero sequel. The man himself, Ryan Reynolds, put an end to months of rumour and speculation on Thursday, by taking to Twitter and revealing the name of the actress set to portray Domino. Yes, this means that Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino, emerging victorious against such stiff competition as Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Sienna Miller (although apparently not Janelle Monáe, rumoured to have been in the running earlier this week).
Spoilers! Major, huge spoilers for ‘Logan’ follow, so be warned and turned back if you’re yet to see the critically acclaimed superhero drama. ‘Logan’ director James Mangold has confirmed that he sowed the seeds for the new film’s heart-rending ending four years in his first X-Men spin-off ‘The Wolverine’.
Exec for Fox wing of Marvel movies says Deadpool and Cable will be part of movie that will launch X-Men offshoot X-Force — but won't say if he'll direct it
When you think of films with empowering female characters you might focus on the likes of ‘Erin Brockovich’, ‘Wild’ or ‘The Blind Side’ but in reality the role of women on screen was revolutionised, far before any of these pictures existed, with what started on the pages of a comic book. Despite being portrayed as a man in the comic books for over 50 years, Hollywood broke gender stereotypes casting the brilliant Tilda Swinton as a female version of the character.
Obviously it’s now hard to imagine anyone other than Sir Patrick Stewart playing Professor Charles Francis Xavier. Writer David Hayter – who penned the first ‘X-Men’ movie in 2000, then ‘X2’ and later Zack Snyder’s adaptation of ‘Watchmen’ – has spilled the beans on those who came close, but failed to snatch Logan’s cigar. “Michael Jackson came in because he wanted to play Professor X. It was amazing.
It took just one trailer for Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine in ‘Logan’ to go from being a film many struggled to get excited about, to one they couldn’t wait to see. The film is unlike any superhero movie before it. Essentially a western, it’s grisly, astoundingly mature and director James Mangold can’t believe he got to make it.
Whilst it had long been declared that the upcoming ‘Logan’ would be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance in the X-Men movie universe, there was more of a question mark over whether or not it would also mark the end of the road for Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier – but now, the 76-year old British acting legend has confirmed that ‘Logan’ will also be his X-Men swansong. “A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us [Stewart, Jackman and director James Mangold] sat, watching the movie.
The first reviews for ‘Logan’ are in – and if this is indeed Hugh Jackman’s swansong as the iconic superhero Wolverine, it looks he’s really going out with a bang. With 57 reviews taken into account thus far at Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Logan’ currently has a magnificent 96% fresh rating – the highest score yet for an entry in the ‘X-Men’ series.
‘Logan’ may (or, possibly may not?) mark Hugh Jackman’s retirement from his signature role, but it seems director James Mangold isn’t necessarily done with the ‘X-Men’ universe. Speaking to We Got This Covered, Mangold expressed hopes that he may revisit the key new character that will be introduced in ‘Logan’ – young Wolverine clone X-23, played by child actress Dafne Keen.
It looks as though ‘Logan’ is definitely going it alone. During an interview with We Got This Covered, director James Mangold revealed that an early draft included some awesome-sounding mutant cameos… but they didn’t make the cut. “There were times early on in the story where I played with the idea of Hugh coming along, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I played with there being an underground railroad where there were a couple of other mutants that he met on the journey,” he explained.
Hugh Jackman just can’t bring himself to admit that ‘Logan’ will be the last time he’ll ever portray Wolverine. During a recent interview with the New York Times, Hugh Jackman was asked once again whether he fully believes that ‘Logan’ will mark his final outing as the beloved mutant. “When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes’,” Jackman explained in response to the question.
A new ‘X-Men’ movie is coming… and it’s shooting soon. Of course, this seemingly confirms rumours that a new ‘X-Men’ movie is coming. After all, we’ve heard nothing official about a new ‘X-Men’ film as yet… and this could be our first confirmation that a new ‘X-Men’ movie is actually happening.
‘X-Men: Supernova’ is the rumoured title for the next instalment in the ‘X-Men’ franchise. It apparently continues the story of some of ‘X-Men’s newest mutants – presumably including a now-bald Professor X alongside Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm and the rest of the gang.
‘X-Men’ star James McAvoy has made a generous £50,000 donation towards life-saving treatment for 16-year-old cancer patient, Kelly Turner. The British actor dug deep after he met Kelly during a visit to a London hospital earlier this week. Kelly Turner was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare form of cancer – Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor.
Since Hugh Jackman first teased he was to hang up Wolverine’s adamantium claws for good and step away from the role he first played 17 years ago, many naturally wondered what drove him to making the decision. With Jackman’s final outing as the famed X-Man approaching in March’s ‘Logan’, Jackman has revealed it was comedian Jerry Seinfeld who drove the decision, after talking to him about leaving his hit US sitcom Seinfeld on a creative high. “He doesn’t particularly like parties, and I’m a little the same,” Jackman told Empire Magazine in this month’s (issue 333) cover feature.