Tag Archives: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Take the coolest thing you could ever imagine happening in the history of nerdery and multiply it by a hundred. No, make that a thousand ... Done? Good. Whatever you just came up with there, it's not even half as awesome as this, so brace yourselves.
No, we're not talking about some gnarly new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" plot detail — although that could be an interesting direction for the franchise — this'll be an actual real-life wedding ceremony.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend, Sir Ian McKellen revealed that he'll be serving as an officiant for Patrick Stewart's upcoming wedding ceremony with thirty-five-year-old songstress Sunny Ozell. Get More »
Nightcrawler isn't the only mutant that can teleport, you know ... and he's most definitely not the best-looking.
Fan Bingbing is the latest student to enroll at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters as she's joined the ever-growing cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," according to Deadline.
Bryan Singer actually announced the casting news via his Twitter account, as has been his custom as he preps for his triumphant return to the "X-Men" franchise. Bingbing will be playing the role of Clarice Ferguson, aka Blink, a mysterious, unstable mutant with the ability to zap herself from one place to another without the use of any Seth Brundle-created contraption. The character was first introduced in "Uncanny X-Men" #317 (1994). Get More »
"Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else." — Storm, "X-Men" (2000)
Isn't it interesting how much better comic book movie writing has become since those innocent, what-the-hell-are-we-doing early days? Get More »
These days, it's nearly impossible to keep a new movie completely under wraps. No matter how hard the studio works to prevent spoilers from coming out (and as Christopher Nolan shows with "The Dark Knight Rises," they try very, very hard) some paparazzi or inside man will end up leaking key details onto the internet. You just can't stop it.
Which may explain Byran Singer's new strategy for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" — simply spoil everything yourself.
Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Get More »
We've got to hand it to "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer, because the guy sure knows how to surround himself with serious talent. First he went and brought back original "X-Men" trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page for his time travel epic. Then he signed up "X-Men: First Class" leads Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. And now?
Well, now he's just added Golden Globe and Emmy winning "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage. Looks like this "Future" is going to be an awesome one. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Seth MacFarlane has scored quite the cowgirl! The "Ted" funnyman has rounded up the gorgeous (and quite funny herself) Charlize Theron to star in his new film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," a self-described "Blazing Saddles"-type comedy about a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. [Heat Vision]
• Colin Farrell and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain are going classical with "Miss Julie," director Liv Ullmann's take on August Strindberg's 19th-century stage play about the sexually-charged battle of wills between a wealthy socialite and one of her head servants, with the servant's fiancee popping up every now and then to make things even more interesting. Samantha Morton is also set to star. [The Hollywood Reporter] Get More »
The upcoming prequel/sequel/wtfever "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is definitely living up to its title, as according to Deadline, original "X-Men" trilogy stars Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore will all be returning to the franchise.
Looks like we're one step closer to pretending that Brett Ratner never existed. Get More »
Sir Ian McKellen gets all the magical and mutanty powers.
Not one but two of his long-dormant characters have now risen from the graveyard of concluded series to restore his place as the reigning king of all Franchiseland. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" reintroduces the supreme wizard Gandalf, and thanks to the coming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" McKellen'll manipulate some metal at least one more time as the ubiquitous Magneto. Both of the otherworldly gents have nothing short of extraordinary skills, but for McKellen, the choice of who'd trump whom on the battle field is much easier to decide than we ever expected.
Director Bryan Singer is taking the title of his latest "X-Men" film, "Days of Future Past," very literally.
First he signed up both Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X from the original "X-Men" trilogy. And now he's returning to the future past again, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer is currently in negotiations to bring Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine as well.
Sorry, "Looper," but the award for the best use of time travel in film just got claimed. Get More »
They just couldn't stay away: Like a magnet is drawn to a fridge, Sir Ian McKellen will return to his role as the villainous Magneto in the next "X-Men" film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Director Bryan Singer announced the return of McKellen, as well as Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor X, via Twitter today.
"Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come..." the director tweeted.
He also confirmed that Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, who all appeared in the most recent installment of the comic book saga, "X-Men: First Class," would all make appearances in the newest film. Get More »