Tag Archives: X-Men
Scott Porter isn't just a TV star – he's also a member of the X-Men.
But don't worry. You didn't miss the "Friday Night Lights" and "Hart of Dixie" star looming in the background in "X-Men: First Class" this summer. Instead, he's flexing his superhero muscles through his vocal chords in the new "X-Men Destiny" videogame that came out this week for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii.
In the game, he'll be introducing fans to a new mutant, Adrian Luca, who must make the age-old choice between joining up with the X-Men or helping to destroy the world with the Brotherhood of Mutants.
Thankfully, Porter's real-life choices aren't quite as epic. In fact, as the guy told us during San Diego Comic-Con, he's actually kinda funny. Get More »
Superheroes need loving, too, you know.
It's commonplace to see our big-screen crimefighters also battle for love, but rarely have we seen a hero just as smitten as Steve Rogers in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (the cruelest irony: when all is said and done [SPOILER ALERT], dude may be the oldest virgin we've encountered since Andy Stitzer).
Of course, not every super-love story pans out, so what happens when these guys don't sync perfectly with their first ladies (or guys)?
They go online like the rest of us. Get More »
But this latest installment might take the cake. Not only is the prolific NYC femcee Jean Grae a hardcore "X-Men" fan, her namesake is even derived from one its characters.
So yeah, we expected Jean to give it to us straight when chiming in on "X-Men: First Class," the fifth mutant-superhero flick in a series that's seen its ups ("X-Men" and "X2") and downs ("X-Men: The Last Stand" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"). Get More »
Few living actors are capable of summoning the raw power, understated dignity and, yes, incessant baldness, that Patrick Stewart managed to channel during his tenure as Professor Xavier in the original "X-Men" trilogy. So when director Matthew Vaughn took the helm of the much-anticipated prequel "X-Men: First Class" (in theaters June 3), he had quite the psychic scalp to fill.
Enter James McAvoy. Since arriving in Hollywood, this handsome (but not in a way that makes you hate him) thespian has charmed audiences with soulful performances and a headful of healthy follicles. But will he make a convincing Xavier with all that showy hair and...non-Patrick Stewartness? He's not even British! (He's Scottish.)
So we're putting these two mutants head to head, in a battle for best Prof. X of all time! Joining us today as X-treme guest judge is a hero who's no stranger to a caged death match: Wolverine! Get More »
It's fitting that Zoë Kravitz's breakout role should come as Angel Salvadore, a genetically enhanced youngin in "X-Men: First Class." The 22-year-old has some pretty impressive genes of her own; her parents are rocker-turned-actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.
After making her film debut in the 2007 Catherine Zeta-Jones vehicle "No Reservations" (where she had "about two lines"), Kravitz has dabbled mostly in low-budget indie fare, highlighted by an impressive turn in last year's "It's Kind of a Funny Story." Get More »
Forget those bad guys she battles in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" -- for Jennifer Lawrence, it was all about the off-screen girl-on-girl action.
To play blue-skinned, nearly nude shape-shifter Mystique, the "Winter's Bone" star had her flesh covered with paint, courtesy of seven female makeup artists.
"[They were] all up in [my] business," 20-year-old Lawrence tells Heat Vision. "Nothing’s sacred anymore. Those girls and I got so close. They were painting me naked every day for months. It was kind of like going to a really bizarre sleepover." Get More »
The new "X-Men" prequel, "X-Men: First Class," has been generating quite a bit of buzz over the last few months as producer Bryan Singer and director Matthew Vaughn hint and tease at characters and easter eggs for fans of the superhero franchise. But one question so far has remained mostly unanswered: just what is the darn thing about, exactly?
Well, now we know, as Twentieth Century Fox has just released the official synopsis for the film and it turns out that... the story is pretty much just what we thought it was. Get More »
Arguing over which superhero is strongest is an age-old fanboy pastime.
Since time immemorial, comic book fans have hotly debated whether Superman could defeat Captain Marvel (toss-up) or if the Hulk could beat Thor in a fight (no way in hell). Now a new voice has entered the discussion, only this time, he's got some inside knowledge -- because he himself is a superhero.
Get ready for a geek fight, because Ryan Reynolds has dropped a verbal bombshell: Deadpool can kick Wolverine's ass and he doesn't care who knows it. Get More »
When it comes to studying the history of bad hair in movies, you have to dismiss two chapters.
There's intentionally bad 'dos played for laughs ("Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin," and really any other Farrelly Bros. comedy), and there's the dated looks of yonder years (one could write an entire screed against the asymmetrical, unnaturally dyed, and just plain ugly locks sported by the Brat Pack in the '80s).
That leaves 'dos like that of Edward Norton in the new dramatic thriller "Stone." Norton's cheesy style is just spit-take awful, so bad that it's both inspired and earned in a place in our cringe-worthy rundown of the worst cinematic hairstyles. Get More »
Patrick Stewart who?
James McAvoy is hoping you can all but forget about the former Trekker's role in the original "X-Men" movies when he takes on his alter-ego, Professor Charles Xavier, in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class."
"I'm basically going to try and bury Patrick's performance," he tells MTV News, later promising both a physical and emotional evolution for his character.
"I would suggest by the end of the movie and the start of the next movie, it'll be more like what Patrick does," he adds. "Or maybe not. Maybe it will still be in a period of flux, if there is a new movie."
That's not all he dished about his latest project -- read the whole interview at MTV.com.