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After a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend, June kicked off with only one new movie in wide release. Although Matthew Vaughn's franchise prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class (20th Century Fox), starring James McAvoy, Mike Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, January Jones and Rose Byrne opened in first place with an estimated $56 million in 3,641 theaters domestically. That's less than $2 million more than the original The X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer, opened with in the summer of 2000, which has to be seen as somewhat of a disappointment. The lack of the known cast like Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry may have hurt the film's chances as did the lackluster response to the last few movies despite the movie garnering some of the best reviews for the franchise since X2. It has a long way to go before it makes back its $140 million budget, although it should be helped greatly by the film's international release where it grossed $64 million in 74 countries this weekend.[...]
Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class grossed an estimated $3.4 million in midnight runs at the domestic box office in a strong start for the origins pic.
The tally was on par with the $3.3 million earned by Thor in midnight grosses last month.
Fox was pleased with the number, considering First Class is a reboot.
Fox, looking to manage expectations, says First Class should open somewhere between Batman Begins and the first X-Men, meaning $48 million to $55 million for the weekend. Others believe the prequel could gross more, even $60 million, but they concede tracking has been off in recent months.
And if First Class continues to match Thor, it could earn closer to $65 million in its opening (Thor grossed $65.7 in its first weekend).
Directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, First Class has a decidedly different feel than its predecessors. The pic--costing close to $140 million to produce--has drawn largely positive reviews, both from fanboys and critics.
Instead of relying on A-list Hollywood stars, Fox instead turned to a cadre of up-and-coming actors to play the young mutants. Starring opposite James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz. Kevin Bacon plays the villain.
Following its midnight runs, First Class movies into a total of 3,641 theaters at the domestic box office.
Overseas, First Class got off to a strong start in France, where it opened Wednesday, and in Australia, where it opened Thursday, although numbers weren’t available yet. Major territories where First Class doesn’t open this weekend.
Eine "X-Men: First Class" Featurette & Clip sind online... Und bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit dem Regisseur Matthew Vaughn...
Mehrere neue "X-Men: First Class" Clips / Ausschnitte sind online... Und CS! listet mögliche Regisseure für "The Wolverine"...
Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, the upcoming RoboCop reboot, the just-announced Tri-Border.)
Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity)
Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest)
Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go)
Justin Lin (Fast Five, Better Luck Tomorrow)
Gavin O'Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory)
James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)
Gary Shore (primarily television commercials) [...]
Bei Slashfilm.com gibt es erste Meinungen zu "X-Men: First Class"...
Ein weiterer "X-Men: First Class" TV-Spot ist verfügbar...
Bei CS! gibt es internationales Promo-Material zu "X-Men: First Class"...
Ein neuer "X-Men: First Class" Clip / Ausschnitt ist online...
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Bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche "X-Men: First Class"-Bildergalerie, sowie zwei neue TV-Spots...
Bei ArchitecturalDigest.com kann man einen Blick auf die "X-Men: First Class"-Sets werfen...
Ein "X-Men: First Class" Clip / Ausschnitt und mehrere TV-Spots sind online...
Der "X-Men: First Class" Charakter-Trailer "Mystique" ist online...
Drei englischsprachige "X-Men: First Class" Charakter-Trailer sind online, in denen Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Havok (Lucas Till) und Beast (Nicholas Hoult) vorgestellt werden...
Fantasy.fr präsentiert ein französisches "X-Men: First Class"-Poster... Und bei CS! gibt es einen UK-Werbebanner...
The talent behind X-Men: First Class have revealed possible ideas for the next chapters in the mutant superhero saga.
The ending of First Class sets up a potential sequel that will be "even more fun", according to director Matthew Vaughn.
"First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time," says Vaughn.
"But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time," he continues. "That’s the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight."
With First Class set in 1962, part two could move on to the late ‘60s - a period Vaughn is keen to x-plore.
"1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s," he says. "I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power..."
There’s also the possibility that the next chapters in the planned First Class trilogy will be set in the 70s and 80s respectively.
"That’s an idea that’s been discussed," admits producer Bryan Singer. "How the characters go through time. But only to a point - they can’t age too fast!"
Finally, James McAvoy says he’d like to see his character Charles Xavier get "really messed up" in the sequels.
"In First Class he uses Cerebro for the first time and maybe it unlocks something in his head - maybe he can’t keep the voices out or something," the actor speculates.
"So in the second movie his journey could be about getting himself out of a mess. And then in the third movie he become... Patrick Stewart!" [...]
Der englischsprachige "X-Men: First Class" International-Trailer ist online...
A director is now attached to 20th Century Fox's X-Men spinoff Deadpool. The trades are reporting that VFX artist Tim Miller will make his directing debut by helming the adventures of the "merc with a mouth."
A script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the pair behind Zombieland) has been in development for over a year and the project has previously been rumored to pique the interests of talent like Robert Rodriguez.
The film will feature the mercenary Deadpool, who originally appeared on-screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as played by Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds will produce and is attached to star.
Created by Rob Liefeld, Deadpool is famous for his offbeat sense of humor and for breaking the fourth wall, openly speaking with his audience. The script is rumored to take that same approach and will likely be a significant departure from the way the character was previously portrayed on-screen.
TheDailyBlam! zeigt vier "X-Men: First Class"-Covers des Magazins "Total Film"...
CS! sprach mit Hugh Jackman über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen "The Wolverine"...
[...] we wanted to ask Jackman about the status of The Wolverine now that Darren Aronofsky has left the project as director and with the crisis in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor problems triple whammy.
"We need to find another director and once we've found that, we'll be able to know," Jackman told us. "It's too early to call on Japan, I'm not sure where they're at, so now we're finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we're moving ahead full steam to find another director."
That certainly sounds a lot more positive than some of the other reports we heard following Aronofsky's departure [...]
CS! zeigt Scans aus dem "Empire"-Magazin und zitiert...
[...] Producer Lauren Shuler Donner also talked to the magazine about X-Men 4, Deadpool and The Wolverine.
She says "X4" is in 'active development at Fox.' "We took the treatment to Fox and they love it... And X4 leads into X5."
On Deadpool, she says the film will be "a total reboot. We're either going to pretend that didn't happen, or mock it, which he could do. We're looking for a director, yes. He's very involved, Ryan. He's working with the writers on the screenplay and it is as much as it is ours."
She confirmed that this would be the Deadpool of the comics. "I'm tellin' ya, it's true to the comic. You'll see all of them. You'll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You'll see Deadpool in his costume and you'll see the cancer-scarred face."
Donner also mentioned that Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine "will have depth and a dramatic backbone. And yet there's more action in this one than in any one we've ever done. It's such a good script. We have the great Christopher McQuarrie writing and it's very true to the Japanese saga. This is Logan on his own..."
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Darren Aronofsky and Twentieth Century Fox today issued the following statements about the director's involvement in the movie, The Wolverine.
Stated Aronofsky: "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of 'The Wolverine' would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again."
Stated Twentieth Century Fox: "While we are of course disappointed that Darren can't do 'The Wolverine,' we also understand and respect his reasons. Having done both 'The Wrestler' and 'Black Swan' with Darren, we know he is an extraordinary talent and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the future. Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making 'The Wolverine.' We will regroup and move forward aggressively."
Ein russischer "X-Men: First Class" Trailer ist online, der neues Material enthält...
Bei Facebook und Marvel.com kann man verschiedene "X-Men: First Class"-Poster bestaunen...
Empire sprach mit Ryan Reynolds über den Status des "Deadpool" Spin-Offs...
[...] "Deadpool’s still in the works," he insists. "I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen." [...]
Bei Empire gibt es ein neues "X-Men: First Class"-Szenenbild mit Kevin Bacon als Shaw und January Jones als Emma Frost...
Bei CS! kann man zwei "X-Men: First Class"-Poster bestaunen...
SHH! sprach mit Michael Fassbender über seine Rolle als Magneto in "X-Men: First Class"...
Der "X-Men: First Class" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Und bei CS! gibt es Screenhots...
Bei CS! gibt es zwei Bilder von den "X-Men: First Class"-Dreharbeiten...
Bei EW.com gibt es ein Interview mit dem "X-Men: First Class"-Regisseur Matthew Vaughn...
Bei CS! gibt es, neben neuen "X-Men: First Class"-Szenenbildern, auch einen Kommentar von Regisseur Matthew Vaughn zum kürzlich veröffentlichten Bild mit den Hauptcharakteren... ;-)
Bei AICN gibt es ein "X-Men: First Class" Teaser-Poster... Hero Complex zeigt 3 Szenenbilder... Und Moviefone sprach mit Kevin Bacon über seine Rolle als Sebastian Shaw...
CS! zeigt ein Bild mit den Hauptcharakteren aus "X-Men: First Class"... Und MSN sprach mit Michael Fassbender über seine Rolle als junger Magneto...
Hero Complex sprach mit January Jones über ihre Rolle als Emma Frost...
CS! liefert Neuigkeiten zu den Dreharbeiten...
Inside Movies sprach mit Hugh Jackman über das "Wolverine"-Sequel, für welches er reichlich zulegen muss - und für das er sich bereits mit dem Regisseur Darren Aronowsky getroffen hat...
[...] There aren’t too many details yet about the film, which is to be a one-off rather than a traditional sequel. But, Jackman says, "we had a meeting about three weeks ago, catching up as friends more than anything, and he just ran a few ideas by me and my eyes just lit up, because already I think this is like a whole new ballgame - just the ideas, the level of depth, and intelligence, and creativity. I think he’s been waiting so long to do a movie in this genre. When he found the script, he said this is it. It’s really exciting."
Drew McWeeny von HitFix sprach mit dem Regisseur Darren Aronofsky über das Sequel zu "Wolverine"...
[...] The film that he's directing is officially called "The Wolverine," and there won't be a number attached to it. In our interview, he referred to the movie as a "one-off," and he emphasized that the film isn't a sequel in any conventional sense.
It's an interesting move, and it certainly separates this from Gavin Hood's movie, and from the larger "X-Men" franchise in general. Between this film and Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class," it sounds like any rules we've got in mind about these films and what to expect based on the first four films in the franchise are out the window. [...]
Hollywood Elsewhere sprach mit Jennifer Lawrence über ihre Rolle in "X-Men: First Class"...
[...] her primary activity right now is playing Raven Darkholme / Mystique in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, an origins prequel set in the 1960s. The pic wraps in December and will open next June. [...]
Only 10% of her screen time will be as Mystique, she said. It takes X-Men: First Class makeup artists about six hours to transform her into Mystique with the blue skins and the scales, she added. (She has a nickname for the process or the makeup or whatever -- "Mystink.") I asked if official photos have been taken, and she said the idea was to keep her appearance under wraps until just before the film's release. [...]
Vulture sprach mit Hugh Jackman...
[...] Shooting on his Woverine 2 begins early next year, he explained, and he’s bulking up: "Expect to see four chicken breasts and a whole pile of steamed broccoli on my plate," he told us. "I'm starting; I’m having my six meals a day." With Darren Aronofsky directing, he says that Wolverine 2 will not be a "usual" X-Men movie: "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope," he said, and then paused. "Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."
Also, Jackman doesn’t think that Aronofsky’s penchant for dark drama is at odds with the big-budget action franchise. "This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark," Jackman said. "But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure." [...]
[...] Darren Aronofsky's deal to direct 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don't have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations. When the New York scenes are completed, they'll head to Japan to shoot the bulk of the Christopher McQuarrie-scripted movie. Deadline told you last week that Aronofsky had set his sights on Wolverine after passing on the Warner Bros period crime drama Gangster Squad.
ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype has confirmed that Black Swan and The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky is in talks with 20th Century Fox to direct Wolverine 2.
If the deal goes through, it would mean he will be re-teaming with his The Fountain star Hugh Jackman on the film that was written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, upcoming The Tourist).
The plot involves Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won't take "no" for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers.
HeyUGuys.co.uk liefert Infos zu den Mutanten, die den "Deadpool"-Film bevölkern werden...
The choice of Zack Snyder by Warner Bros. to direct Christopher Nolan and David Goyer's Superman: Man of Steel appears to have wide-spread repercussions for Hollywood's other superheroes. Vulture has just learned that 20th Century Fox today entered into negotiations with Darren Aronofsky to helm the sequel to last year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but the director is still being offered other valuable consolation prizes by Warner Bros., like Tales From the Gangster Squad [...]
Back in August, Fox brass had been focusing on a handful of directors for Wolverine 2, including Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade and Red director Robert Schwentke. At the time, Fox had actually considered Aronofsky its top choice, as had its star, Hugh Jackman: The pair had collaborated on Aronofsky's ambitious 2006 movie, The Fountain, and are said to still have a close relationship today. [...]
Wie Bleeding Cool meldet, wird die Eröffnungsequenz aus "X-Men" für "X-Men: First Class" erneut gefilmt...
MTV sprach mit James McAvoy über seine Interpretation der Rolle von Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class"...
[...] "I'm basically going to try and bury Patrick's performance," McAvoy laughed when speaking with MTV News about the project. But there's some seriousness to his words as well, as McAvoy explained that he hopes to put his own stamp on Xavier - until he reverts the character back to Stewart's version, that is.
"I think the fun about these films, when you go back and you either reboot or do a prequel, is you get to see how people became who they are," he explained. "That means that you have to do them differently and by the end of the movie you have to do them the same way. The interesting journey is what happens to them, what changes them, what makes them evolve - not just mutate, but emotionally and psychologically evolve."
"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 added. "Or maybe not. Maybe it will still be in a period of flux, if there is a new movie." [...]
Wie CBM meldet, wird der spanische Schauspieler Alex González in "X-Men: First Class" die Rolle des Janos Quested aka Riptide
Bei INF Daily gibt es Bilder von den Dreharbeiten zu "X-Men Origins: First Class": January Jones als Emma Frost !!!
Harry von AICN sprach mit dem Produzenten Bryan Singer über "X-Men Origins: First Class"...
[...] he's been working on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS for over a year now and with the looming August 31st, filming date approaching - he wanted to clarify some of what it is they're doing.
First off - the film takes place in the 1960's. John F Kennedy is the President of the United States. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are on TV doing marches. There is a spirit of a hopeful future that was prevalent in that time. We will see how Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr met - and how they dreamt of a future with Mutant & Human kind. They're going to be in their late twenties. Xavier - as played by James McAvoy will not be in his wheelchair to begin the film - but we will see how he wound up in a wheelchair. I asked if McAvoy would have a nice shiny chrome dome - and folks. We're going to see Professor X when he still had hair. We'll see McAvoy and Fassbender's Magneto formulate what it is they are attempting by creating the X-MEN.
Now Bryan wanted us to know this is not the conventional FIRST CLASS comic - but rather a new beginning for X-MEN. Set in the 60s - Vaughn is technologically inspired by JAMES BOND's tech of the time. The costumes will be far more comic bookish than we've seen before - and while Scott and Jean aren't here - Cyclops' brother Alex Summers aka Havoc will be, as played by Lucas Till.
With January Jones and Kevin Bacon playing Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw - we will be getting the HELLFIRE CLUB. I commented that the HELLFIRE CLUB has always felt like something that it would be wrong to modernize, as it felt as though it were something specific to the swinging Hefner era of the 60s... and Bryan said that's exactly why they're making use of the HELLFIRE CLUB... the dress and the costumes associated with that glorious period of the X-MEN... belong in the 60s. I asked if Kevin Bacon would be sporting that little ponytail with the ribbon - Bryan laughed and said, "We'll see".
In regards to the cast, Bryan was especially excited to land Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast. Nicholas was set for FURY ROAD, but their start date shifted which opened up his availability for FIRST CLASS. Also - Rose Byrne is playing Moira MacTaggert, I liked her in KNOWING. And I think she's fairly perfect for Moira. The cast list over on IMDB is correct (with the exception of the Rosamund Pike rumor).
Looks like filming will begin with Xavier at Oxford University in the 60s. And Bryan is excited that the film is going to have a much more international feel than the prior X-MEN movies. They'll be shooting in England & the United States - and they'll be representing other locales around the globe as well, but would only tell me that Russia (aka The Soviet Union... CCCP) will be amongst them. He doesn't want to show all the cards just yet. But the International flavor will give the film a more James Bond vibe... [...]
Insiders tell Vulture that it's come down to two directors vying to call the shots on Fox's sequel to Wolverine: Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade, and Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, The Time Traveler's Wife). Both men have been approved by the studio's brass, and though Jackman will ultimately be the one to make the call after meeting with each next week, a well-placed source inside the production insists, "It's going to be Slade."
As for the plot, McQuarrie's last draft from January has us rejoining Logan in Japan, where we left him at the end of the first Origins movie. There, he begins a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. This being Hugh Jackman, of course, he doesn't take no for an answer. And, this being Japan, that doesn't go over so well. Soon enough, Logan must do battle with her furious father and samurai-sword-wielding brothers. Wolverine claws versus samurai swords? Truly, a geeky Sophie's Choice.
January Jones has inked a pact to play Emma Frost in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men Origins: First Class."
Widespread Internet reports contended that Alice Eve was set to play Emma Frost, although no deal was in place.
"Mad Men" star Jones was among several hires that completes the casting of "First Class," which Matthew Vaughn is directing. "First Class" toplines Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as young men discovering their powers for the first time, and before taking the names Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier, respectively.
New arrivals in addition to Jones include Jason Flemyng ("Kick-Ass"), who will play Azazel, the father of Nightcrawler, Bill Milner ("Son of Rambow"), who will play Magneto as a young boy, and Morgan Lily ("2012"), who will play a young Raven. Zoe Kravitz will play Angel Salvadore. [...]
Add Oliver Platt to the cast of X-Men: First Class, the Matthew Vaughn-directed spinoff that 20th Century Fox puts into production next month in London. I'm told that Platt will play a role called The Man in Black, who is not a mutant. [...]
BFI's Movie-Con III is in full effect in London right now and ComingSoon.net's man abroad Ben Mortimer has learned that actor Jason Flemyng, last seen playing Calibos in Louis Letterier's Clash of the Titans and in a small role in Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, will be reteaming with Vaughn for a role in X-Men: First Class. That role will be Azazel, who was described as a "teleporter" during Flemyng's presentation for Jonathan English's Ironclad, but who is in fact none other than Nightcrawler's father!
The character first appeared in "Uncanny X-Men" #428 in a storyline called "The Draco" where we finally learned that Kurt Wagner a.k.a Nightcrawler was the son of the lead of an ancient race of mutants, from biblical times no less, who looked like demons and who could teleport by opening portals into other dimensions. In the comics, Azazel had been banished to the "Brimstone dimension" by angels, but left that dimension to father children, one of them being Nightcrawler. It's likely we might just see Azazel in a small role but if he's in the movie, can Nightcrawler be far behind?
Flemyng told the Movie-Con crowd that like Calibos, his character will involve a lot of make-up and that he'll have a tail, which will be added in post-production.
"Damages" star Rose Byrne is in negotiations to join the cast of Fox's "X-Men First Class," being directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Fox is gearing up for a London shoot at the end of this month and zeroing on the last key pieces of its important franchise.
The movie, whose story line remains under wraps, focuses on Marvel's superpowered X-Men team in a younger incarnation than seen in the previous trilogy.
Byrne will play Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and an authority on genetic mutation. She'll be the love interest of James McAvoy, who plays mutant telepath Charles Xavier. [...]
Director Matthew Vaughn is currently working on X-Men: First Class in London from where he talked with a few outlets about the June 3, 2011 release. He told Hero Complex that they were forced to change the script for the film after seeing Christopher Nolan's Inception.
"I saw 'Inception,' which I loved," Vaughn said. "But my heart sank when I saw that a few of the ideas we had were up [on the screen]. So it's either leave it in and look as if you're copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards." He added that the scrapped sequence was a "dream-space combat" that featured a fight involving Charles Xavier and other mutants that was to going to be presented with spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery.
He also told IGN that he hopes to follow the model of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot for "First Class."
"Obviously [Abrams] couldn't make everyone happy with that one, but he did a pretty good job," Vaughn said. "He made a fantastically exciting reinvention of that world, with those great characters. And I think there will be comparisons a little bit with 'X-Men: First Class.' It's very similar, in a way. But we're doing some cool stuff in this movie, some really cool stuff that you haven't seen before."
He added: "The story that Bryan Singer came up with is very, very smart. It's very clever when you see how he has integrated the characters into the time period where the film is set. I'll put it that way. I just don't want to give it away. ... It's a very clever way of getting these characters involved in recent history, in recent world events."
Shooting starts later this month for the film, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Alice Eve, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till and Edi Gathegi. [...]
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It's been dizzying to follow the will-he-or-won't-he reports about Robert Rodriguez directing "Deadpool," the Ryan Reynolds X-Men spinoff.
Reports last month that Rodriguez had been offered the director's chair on "Deadpool" met with a swirl of speculation and/or denials from the filmmaker's camp as well as studio Fox. (The most anyone would agree to is that Rodriguez had been sent Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's script.)
But we're hearing that after a few weeks of dancing, Rodriguez and studio Fox are negotiating. There's no deal yet, and the sides need to agree on a number of key points, but it's moved beyond the casual discussion stage and into the more substantive realm of deal points.
Rodriguez is making "Spy Kids 4," which itself comes after he finished the exploitation action picture "Machete," but would be looking for a big movie and one that can be marketed into a hit. As for the picture itself, the mouthy Marvel mercenary would entail violence and comedy in equal measure, and Rodriguez has been adept at combining the two. We'd pull for a Danny Trejo cameo, though.
I'm told that Kevin Bacon has the offer and is negotiating to play the villain role in X-Men: First Class. Not sure of his character, and they have to make his deal, but Bacon would line up nicely alongside James McAvoy (Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Alice Eve (Emma Frost), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), and Lucas Till (Havoc). Director Matthew Vaughn is casting up a storm as the picture nears the start line.
We have confirmed that Nicholas Hoult will play Beast and Caleb Landry Jones will play Banshee in X-Men: First Class, to be directed by Matthew Vaughn. The Banshee casting was first reported by Latino Review.
They join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Alice Eve, who are set to play Charles Xavier, Erik Lensher and Emma Frost, respectively. [...]
Alice Eve is now in negotiations to play Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, the 20th Century Fox prequel that Matthew Vaughn will direct. Her power in the mutant universe is telepathy, and she was voted Hottest Comic Book Babe of 2005 in one poll. She started out as an X-Men nemesis and became an ally. Eve joins James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, previously set as lead mutants Xavier and Magneto. [...]
Wie EW.com meldet, ist Michael Fassbender in Verhandlungen mit Fox - für die Rolle des jungen Erik Lensherr aka Magneto in "X-Men: First Class"... Und Showbiz411.com gibt bekannt, dass Benjamin Walker das "Beast" spielen wird...
James McAvoy has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in "X-Men: First Class," which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.
According to Fox, "First Class" will "chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men."
Patrick Stewart played the character, a bald-headed, wheelchair-bound telepath, in the original "X-Men" trilogy. Fox did not reveal if McAvoy will sport a follicle-free pate.
Fox is moving fast on the production, hiring Vaughn in early May and planning a summer start in London. The movie is being planned for a June 3, 2011, release.
Bryan Singer, who conceived the story for "First Class," is producing along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.
McAvoy, repped by UTA and Ruth Young/United Agents, already has comic book movie experience, having starred in "Wanted." The British actor was last seen in "The Last Station."
Wie SHH! meldet, arbeitet auch Jane Goldman am Drehbuch zu "X-Men: First Class"...
io9 sprach mit Ashley Miller und Zack Stentz, die mit der Überarbeitung des Drehbuchs zu "X-Men: First Class" beschäftigt sind...
It's been touch and go for the last week, but Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed to helm X-Men: First Class, 20th Century Fox's prequel to the lucrative franchise based on the Marvel Comics super-team. Not only have they signed Vaughn, directing his third movie in a row based on comic material, but Fox is confident enough in his abilities to set a release date for June 3, 2011, a little less than 13 months from today.
Basing the movie around a concept by Bryan Singer, director of the first two movies who had already committed to direct Jack the Giant Killer, Fox hired the writing team behind Marvel Studios' Thor, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, to do a few rewrites on the script with plans to start making the movie this summer. Singer will co-produce along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. So far, no cast has been announced including whether Patrick Stewart will return as Professor Charles Xavier or whether Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine.
The new release date puts the movie in competition against DreamWorks Animation's sequel Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and opening two weeks before Warner Bros.' Green Lantern.
20th Century Fox has provided ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype with this description of the movie:
"X-Men: First Class, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."
While rumors last week said that Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn had passed on X-Men: First Class, the helmer is now the frontrunner to direct the prequel. We're hearing the deal is not 100% done yet, but it is definitely looking good.
The 20th Century Fox project is about the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where their relationship took a wrong turn.
Josh Schwartz and Jamie Moss wrote the script. Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.
Vaughn's feature credits also include Layer Cake and Stardust.
HitFix has exclusively learned, from multiple sources, that Bryan Singer may not be directing "X-Men: First Class" despite recent press reports to the contrary, and that 20th Century Fox is actively searching for directors to step in and helm the film, with discussions with at least two other filmmakers as recently as last week [...]
SHH! sprach mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner und Regisseur Bryan Singer über "X-Men: First Class" und "X-Men 4" !!!
Scooper 'Narrows101' pointed us to the People's Choice Awards 2010 website where you can find a video of Hugh Jackman, who won "Favorite Action Star," talking briefly about Wolverine 2.
In the video titled 'Hugh Jackman Backstage,' Jackman first says that he's going to shoot the Shawn Levy-directed Real Steel this summer, followed by this: "Wolverine's going to be back. He's going to Japan. We shoot that probably in a year, year-and-a-half, something like that."
Considering the 2011 shoot, we guess that they'll be eyeing a summer 2012 release.
20th Century Fox is making progress with its "X-Men" spinoff, "Deadpool," and has tapped "Zombieland" scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the screenplay.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as the wisecracking mercenary he portrayed in last year's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
There is no timetable on the Marvel property, though Reynolds has a window after wrapping the "Green Lantern" this summer.
Reynolds has been bulking up to play the DC Comics' hero "Green Lantern," which starts lensing next month. This means he would already be in superhero shape if the script for "Deadpool" is ready by summer.
Reese and Wernick, who wrote "Zombieland," will stay true to the mythology of "Deadpool" given that Reynolds is a huge fan and protector of the property.
The tone of "Deadpool," which features an antihero as opposed to the more traditional heroic comicbook protagonist, is very similar in tone to "Zombieland." [...]
Heat Vision sprach mit dem Regisseur Bryan Singer, u.a. über "X-Men: First Class"...
Heat Vision: [...] Do you think the X-Men can exhaust themselves? You've got the original three, you've got "Wolverine," you've got a "Deadpool" and "Magneto" in the works ...
Singer: This story would probably utilize some of the Magneto story because it deals with a young Magneto, so it might supersede that because this would explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust.
But no, I don’t see an exhaustion. The X-Men universe is boundless. These are great characters. And as young characters, they are quite different than the characters we have seen in the contemporary movies. [...]
[...] Singer told Daily Variety that he thought long and hard about returning to the franchise he launched until he found a storyline that would stand on its own.
"This is the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where there relationship took a wrong turn," Singer said. "There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from 'X-Men' will figure into the plot, though I don't want to say which ones. There will be a lot of new mutants and a great villain."
In the film, Xavier and Magneto will be twentysomething [...]
Wie CS! meldet, scheint Bryan Singer beim geplanten Prequel "X-Men: First Class" Regie zu führen...
[...] In recent interviews, Singer has been asked about possibly directing the planned prequel X-Men: First Class, and he always seemed interested, but earlier this evening he let slip that he has in fact just signed the deal with Fox to direct the next "Origins" film, which will reportedly look at the early days of Cyclops, Jean Grey and others at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
You can see for yourself what Bryan Singer told the interviewer about signing to do X-Men: First Class if you go to the Official MySpace site, click on "Next Slide" at the bottom left and then scroll forward to the 27-minute mark where he's asked about what he has coming up next. He tells the interviewers without any hesitation and complete seriousness: "I'm ramping up to do a movie called 'Jack the Giant Killer' at Warner Bros, and I just yesterday signed a deal to do an 'X-Men: First Class Origins' picture, which is kind of cool. I'm very excited." [...]
Via CHUD gibt es Neues zum Spin-Off "Deadpool"...
The Deadpool movie has been slowly, quietly been percolating over at Fox, and recent days may have seen some important developments. While nothing is official just yet, it looks like Fox could be hiring Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Zombieland, to script the adventures of the Merc With A Mouth. I did my due diligence and asked around but couldn't get a solid confirmation, so regard this one as a strong rumor. [...]
Empire Online sprach mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner über "Wolverine 2", "X-Men: First Class", "Deadpool" und "Magneto... Zum "Wolverine"-Sequel hat sie folgendes zu sagen...
[...] "That's the furthest along of all the X-Men projects on the boil. It's actually the story we wanted to use for the first Wolverine film, but [Fox head honcho] Tom Rothman preferred to set the character up with an origin story first. This movie will really focus on the relationship between Wolverine and Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord, and what happens to him in Japan. We're very fortunate to have a story mostly outlined for us [from the comic book arc co-written by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller]. And we wanted an A+ writer, so we want to Chris McQuarrie (Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects). He came in and has tightened the story and got really immersed in the whole thing - he's in Japan in his head!" [...]
Via Yahoo! News kommt folgende AP-Meldung...
[...] "I'm still looking to possibly returning to the 'X-Men' franchise. I've been talking to Fox about it," Singer said at a talk at South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival.
"I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast," he said, referring to the Australian actor who plays Wolverine.
Singer said he enjoyed making science fiction and fantasy movies because they allowed him to discuss serious issues through entertainment. He said the "X-Men" series, which follows a group of mutants with superpowers who struggle to fit in with humans, is about tolerance and social structures.
He said he likes to "trick audiences into thinking they're seeing fireworks, but they're learning about themselves and listening to what I have to say."
"The excitement about working in science fiction and fantasy is - the stories, if they are good, are about the human condition," Singer said. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Hugh Jackman, der über die Story von "Wolverine 2" plaudert...
Collider sprach mit David Goyer, u.a. über "Magneto"...
Heute erscheint "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc...
Tim Pocock, who played the young Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has revealed that he will reprise the role in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: First Class.
"Currently shooting Australian TV series till February 2010...then X-men first class," he said on his Twitter account. "Wolverine" producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently hinted that a new "X-Men" movie would start production in 2010.
Written by Josh Schwartz, the film will likely draw from elements of the Marvel Comic of the same name, launched in 2006.
Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to write the script for Fox's sequel to its "Wolverine" movie.
Hugh Jackman is set to return as the Marvel Comics character, a mutant with healing powers and a skeleton laced with the indestructible metal known as adamantium. Jackman is also producing via his Fox-based Seed shingle along with Lauren Shuler Donner.
The movie's story line will take its cue from the early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which is set in Japan and features Wolverine dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or the life under a samurai's code of honor and respect.
The story line was hinted at in one of the movie's codas after the credits. (The other teased a spinoff based on Deadpool, the character played by Ryan Reynolds.)
The studio put a sequel in development after the movie, titled "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," carved up almost $180 million at the domestic boxoffice and $363 million worldwide.
McQuarrie is not unfamiliar with the character. The scribe, who won an Oscar for writing "The Usual Suspects" for Bryan Singer, reteamed with the director to write 2000's "X-Men." Though McQuarrie could have received a credit, he voluntarily took his name off the movie when the final version was more in line with David Hayter's script than his. [...]
MTV sprach mit Hugh Jackman über "Wolverine 2"...
[...] Offering an update of sorts for the sequel, Jackman told MTV News "Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now. We're in the ... first steps of developing that story."
Reiterating his desire to Miller and Claremont's story arc brought to the screen, Jackman said he's "made no real secret" of his fondness for that particular chapter of Wolverine's history. "I think the fans love that saga. It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories."
"That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading," he said. [...]
Empire sprach mit Ryan Reynolds über das "Deadpool" Spinoff...
[...] There's a double dose of good news for fans of the Marvel mercenary. Reynolds says Deadpool will breach the fourth wall: "Break the fourth wall? Oh yeah, he’s got to. I want to see him break the Great Wall."
Confirming what he recently told HitFix, Reynolds emphasised that he and 20th Century Fox were working to ensure that Deadpool close sticks as closely as possible to the Marvel comic-book: "The studio's working on a script and trying to find a director. The main goal is to make sure it stays close to the source material."
So does Reynolds feel under pressure from fanboys? "I’m one of them. I’ve always been a fan, at least for the last eight or nine years. I feel a bit of validation because I knew going into Wolverine that there’s a huge fanbase for this and I don’t think anyone else did." [...]
With X-Men Origins: Wolverine having already pulled in $356.2 million worldwide, and both a sequel and Deadpool spin-off in the works, we were wondering what the status of the other "X-Men" spin-offs was.
Today, we got a chance to talk to David Goyer, who's executive producing ABC's upcoming "Flash Forward" and whose The Unborn hits DVD and Blu-ray on July 7. Goyer has been attached to write and direct Magneto, but he's not sure if that will move forward before X-Men: First Class.
"There have been some preliminary discussions," he told us about Magneto, adding, "I think, at Fox, they're trying to decide if making a young X-Men film makes the most sense next, does making a 'Magneto' make the most sense next. They're just trying to decide internally who's next up."
So it sounds like there's a face-off between Wolverine, Deadpool, Magneto and First Class at Fox right now. [...]
MTV sprach mit Ryan Reynolds über das "Deadpool" Spinoff...
[...] Currently, Reynolds and the studio are seeking a director and writer(s) for the film, and listening to plenty of ideas about where Wade’s story should go. Fortunately for the die-hard fans, Reynolds has no intention of letting the film stray too far from its comic origins.
"I get to be the authentication police, in a weird way," grinned Reynolds [...]. "To their credit - the studio’s credit - they want to make an authentic ‘Deadpool’ movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible."
With that in mind, the actor told us that he and the studio have already agreed to some key terms. "He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we’re going to give] all those answers that everyone wants," Reynolds explained. "He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit - and, it’s going to be incredible."
So, as the actor and his studio begin assembling their team, Reynolds is bringing his "authentication police" skills to finding similar-minded people who can tell the fractured tale of the deadly mutant. "Right now, it’s just a question of trying to figure out what is the spine of the story," Ryan said of their current discussions. "Who is the villain? What does Wade and/or Deadpool want?"
"And how do you tell that story? Are we going to see flashbacks to his old life, flash-forwards, present-day?" an obviously enthusiastic Reynolds added. "We’re just trying to figure that stuff out." [...]
Unter CoventryTelegraph.net gibt es ein "Total Film"-Interview mit Bryan Singer, der gerne nochmals im "X-Men" Franchise tätig werden würde.... Und HitFix sprach mit Ryan Reynolds über das "Deadpool" Spinoff...
[...] "Well, I'm intimately involved with it. We're just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it's going to be just like the comic books. I'm gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that's the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible." [...]
[...] The blog for the Los Angeles-based store Golden Apple Comics spotted one such actor when "Battlestar Galactica" star Katee Sackhoff went there to buy every single comic featuring Typhoid Mary she could get her hands on with "hopes to get a part for a marvel movie."
Comic fans will realize right away that Typhoid Mary is the longtime foe (and lover) of Marvel's Daredevil, a mutant with a multiple personality who develops various powers depending on which personality inhabits her at the time. She was created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr., first appearing in their run with Daredevil #254.
That makes one wonder whether Marvel Studios are already looking into possibly relaunching Daredevil on the big screen, following the Mark Steven Johnson version starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, which came out in 2003. Natassia Malthe played Typhoid in the 2005 spin-off Elektra with Garner. Typhoid also appeared in the early "Deadpool" comics, so this might be for the Deadpool spin-off with Ryan Reynolds. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Dropping to third, the 20th Century Fox superhero prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, also had a smaller drop than last weekend, adding another $14.8 million to its total gross of $151 million. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] The 20th Century Fox superhero prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, took a massive plunge in its second weekend, down 68% to second place with $27 million and a ten-day total of $129.6 million. [...]
CS! berichtet über die kommenden "X-Men"-Ableger...
20th Century Fox is developing a X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off featuring Deadpool, the wise-cracking mercenary played in the film by Ryan Reynolds, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Reynolds is attached to reprise the character for what for now is simply being called Deadpool. Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios would act as producers.
The project is currently out to writers.
The trade adds that the studio considered a Deadpool spin-off early in "Wolverine's" development process, which is why it cast Reynolds.
UPDATE: A source close to Fox tells us that the Deadpool and second "Wolverine" movies are coming from the two Easter Eggs at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine:
"We are developing a spinoff with Deadpool, as well. It is one of the two different "Easter egg" scenes after the credits of WOLVERINE and hints at two different movies that are coming FROM THEM. One is the Japan backstory which was announced earlier, the other is about Deadpool. The film, which would be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, has Ryan Reynolds attached and would be a complete exploration of this unique character - his origins, his emergence as the Merc with with the Mouth, etc. We are looking for writers as well."
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Despite worries of a workprint that leaked a month ago and generally weak reviews, 20th Century Fox's prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, brought in an estimated $87 million its opening weekend in over 4,000 theaters, averaging over $21 thousand per site. It is the third-largest opening for a May/summer kick-off blockbuster, surpassing the opening weekend gross of Bryan Singer's X2 six years back (at least based on estimates), but falling short of the openings for Spider-Man and last year's Iron Man. [...]
TheSun.cok.uk zitiert Halle Berry...
The sexy star, who played Storm in the X-Men movies, is jealous of co-star HUGH JACKMAN’S new movie and wants an Origins title of her own.
"I think that would be great," says Halle, currently taking time out to look after daughter NAHLA.
"I think Storm deserves her own movie."
Asked whether she would return to play the leather-clad action heroine Halle added, "Maybe - if I can still fit in the suit!"
Bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit dem "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"-Regisseur Gavin Hood... Bei
AICN gibt es eine Sammlung von Kritiken...
Heute startet "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei CS! gibt es Video-Interviews mit den Darstellern von "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"... Und bei IESB gibt es ein Video-Interview mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner...
[...] Gambit, she says is one of her favorite characters, he's "such a rogue."
Will we see Gambit in the upcoming X-MEN FIRST CLASS film? Nope, we won't see Gambit in that, he wasn't part of Xavier's first class a the school, but it looks like we may be seeing him in his own spin off film.
Donner says, "There are internal discussions" about a Gambit spin-off and "they are going to figure all that out."
What about bringing back X-MEN and X2 director Bryan Singer for another go around?
"Nothing would please me more than to bring Bryan [Singer] on for another movie. And, if it's like the first Deadpool or the first Gambit, I think, I mean, I hope he would be interested..."
Looks like the X-MEN franchise isn't going anywhere and still has a few tricks up her sleeve.
Deadpool and Gambit are coming if Lauren Shuler Donner has her way, and she usually does. [...]
BielerTagblatt.ch und Tagesspiegel.de gibt es Kritiken zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"...
Bei IESB gibt es Interviews von der "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"-Pressekonferenz...
Bei Empire Online gibt es einen weiteren "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Exclusive Clip...
Bei Facebook gibt es einen weiteren "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" TV-Spot...
SCI FI Wire sprach mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner...
[...] What's the latest on Magneto?
Shuler Donner: I don't know. We have a great script. Honestly, we have all been just so focused on getting Wolverine out that we didn't take the time to sit down and explore "What are the movies we're going to do next within the genre?" We will do that. We will do that. We all want to. Magneto is a fantastic script, and hopefully we'll make it. I don't know.
How much will the reaction to Wolverine affect Magneto?
Shuler Donner: I think this is partly to do with it, yes. And then we have First Class, which is based on the X-Men comics' first class and is very literal to the title. It's the first class in Xavier's school. But that's just being written. I haven't even seen a first draft. And I'm producing that with Simon Kinberg.
What interests you about First Class as a potential franchise?
Shuler Donner: I like kids. I did produce Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo's Fire. I do like those kind of teenage movies; I really do. Part of it takes me to my roots. It's action. There seems, to me, to be more humor, or more potential for humor. I really like that idea. The relationship ... I don't want to get into what the script is about, but it provides a bit of a lighter touch to the franchise. [...]
Ein "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Exclusive Clip ist online, der aber vielmehr ein neuer Trailer ist !!! Schon bevor "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in die Kinos kommt, können enthusiastische X-Men-Fans ihren Wolverine-Vorgeschmack bekommen - mit zwei tollen neuen Spielen zum Film: TIME WARRIOR kann auf der offiziellen Filmwebsite online gespielt werden, und das Viral-Game WEAPON X gibt es als Applikation auf Facebook und MySpace...
Das exklusiv auf der offiziellen Website des Films verfügbare Spiel TIME WARRIOR ermöglicht es Fans, selbst zu Hugh Jackmans Wolverine zu werden und sich Seite an Seite mit Sabertooth durch drei historische Schlachten aus dem Film zu kämpfen. Als besonderen Bonus erhalten Fans, die es durch den ersten Level schaffen, zudem Zugang zu einem längeren Clip aus dem Film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, der am 29. April in Deutschland anläuft.
Im Viral-Game WEAPON X werden die Spieler zu Genetikern im geheimen Weapon X-Programm. Ihre Mission: durch Auswahl und Mischen von Mutanten-Genen den ultimativen Soldaten zu kreieren. Jeder WEAPON X-Soldat wird gegen andere Mutantenkreaturen aufgestellt, wobei er Punkte gewinnen und neue Mutantengene erschließen kann, um so die globale Rangliste hochzurücken und zum ultimativen Mutantenhelden der Welt zu werden. WEAPON X gibt es sowohl als Applikation auf Facebook als auch auf MySpace, sodass Spieler ihre Freunde zur Schaffung ihrer eigenen Mutantensoldaten herausfordern können.
Mehrere neue "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Clips / Ausschnitte bzw. Charakter-Profile sind online...
Bei CS! gibt es die gesammelten Szenenbilder zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" und bei USAWEEKEND.com gibt es Video, das die Hauptcharatere des Films vorstellt...
Bei PapaJohns.com gibt es einen exklusiven Clip aus "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"... Und Comics Continuum meldete kürzlich...
Lauren Shuler Donner, who produced all three X-Men movies and the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, said she hopes to make a franchise out of X-Men: First Class.
"It is the first class of Xavier's school, way back when, so it's young Scott, young Jean, young Beast and that'll be really fun," Donner said. "I think (the plan) is to follow some of the characters into their own stories, and weave them back into the X-Men world.
"And hopefully First Class will become its own franchise and we can follow them as they grow up."
Donner made the comments on Fox Movie Channel's Life after Film School. She also acknowledged that a Magneto movie remains in development. [...]
Bei IGN gibt es den TV-Spot "War" zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" und das Online-Spiel "X-Men Origins: Time Warrior" lädt zum Spielen ein...
Bei CS! gibt es einen TV-Spot zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"...
Latino Review sprach mit Ryan Reynolds über seine Rolle als Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"...
There's talk, because Deadpool is so popular, that Fox might want to do a spin-off. Would you be interested in that?
Reynolds: Ya, I love the character. I've always loved the character. I remember reading one of the Deadpool comic books, and somebody asked Deadpool what he looks like. And he said he looks like a cross between a Shar-Pei and Ryan Reynolds. And I was like, I really, really wanna play this guy at some point. I thought it was pretty cool. It's a guy that knows he's in a comic book. How hard is it to shoot that properly? That's not something they put in Wolverine nor would it belong in that universe. [...]
Bei WeAreMovieGeeks.com gibt es eine frühe Kritik zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"...
[...] The fight sequences are great, the story takes twists and turns, and the "holy shit!" moments make you want to cheer. I will see this movie again on opening weekend with a full audience of fans. It is THAT kind of movie. Loved it, loved it, loved it. [...]
Die Offizielle "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Website bietet neues Material... Und SHH! zeigt ein neues Bild von Ryan Reynolds als Wade Wilson/Deadpool...
Der neue "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Trailer ist zwischenzeitlich online !!! Und bei USA Today gibt es neue Bilder...
MTV.com zeigt heute noch den neuesten "Wolverine"-Trailer, ein kleiner Vorgeschmack ist bereits online...
Bei XMF gibt es ein paar "Wolverine"-Promobilder...
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues "Wolverine"-Poster und ein neues Szenenbild...
Die "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" TV-Spots sind nun alle online !!!
Der "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" TV-Spot #1 "Outcasts" ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von neuem "Wolverine"-Spielzeug...
Eine Promo zu den "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" TV-Spots ist online... ;-)
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild von Liev Schreiber als Victor Creed... Ausserdem berichtet CS! über die kommenden "Wolverine" US-Werbespots...
Bei Widescreen Vision gibt es ein kurzes Audio-Interview mit der "Wolverin"-Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner, in dem sie erwähnt das Storm einen kurzen Cameo-Auftritt hatte, der im fertigen Film aber wohl nicht auftauchen würde. Der Film wäre übrigens keine 2 Stunden lang !!!
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf das "Wolverine" Teaser-Poster werfen...
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder vom Nachdreh zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"...
Bei IESB gibt es Videos einiger Charaktere aus der Trickserie "Wolverine and the X-Men"...
Harry von AICN hat eine Mail von Hugh Jackman, inkl. Promo-Foto der Hauptcharaktere bekommen...
[...] It's Hugh Jackman, sending this note from freezing Vancouver. I have read a lot of your online comments regarding the footage that we are currently shooting and I share your passion for the Wolverine character and the movie - I owe it all to you guys!
I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we've got much more in store! [...]
Bei play3.de gibt es einen sehenswerten 360 Grad-Screenshot zum kommenden "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"-Videospiel... Bei 1up.com gibt es weitere Screenshots...
Bei IESB gibt es Infos zur Trickserie "Wolverine and the X-Men"...
Bei AICN gibt es ein neues "Wolverine"-Szenenbild und einen Kommentar zur Produktion...
Der TV-Sender RTL zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "X-Men: Der letzte Widerstand"...
Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit Liev Schreiber...
Bei TotalFilm.com gibt es ein Interview mit Hugh Jackman...
Der "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Teaser-Trailer ist online - bislang leider nur als Bootleg in bescheidener Qualität...
CS! sprach mit Liev Schreiber über seine Rolle in "Wolverine"...
CS/SHH!: [...] what can you say about that film, just to touch on it a little, as a character, after...
Schreiber: I'm very excited about it. I've seen some footage, and I think it's gonna be really very good.
CS/SHH!: How bad-ass do you look as Victor Creed?
Schreiber: It's hard for me to say. But I'm really looking forward to people seeing it. I found it to be really intense. The character I play is incredibly brutal and feral, has blood-lust unlike any other character I've ever played. This guy is a real killer. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es neue "Wolverine"-Szenenbilder...
Bei CS! gibt es das erste Bild von Taylor Kitsch als Gambit...
Wie CS! meldet, soll der erste "Wolverine" Teaser-Trailer am 12. Dezember 2008 veröffentlicht werden... Und bei Empire Online gibt es Infos und Bilder aus dem "Empire"-Magazin...
Variety.com berichtet über das Spin-Off "X-Men: First Class"...
Twentieth Century Fox is gearing up to continue its "X-Men" franchise with a younger set of mutants.
Studio has tapped "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz to write "X-Men: First Class."
Schwartz, the creator and exec producer of CW's teen sudser hit as well as Fox's youth-centric "The OC" and NBC's "Chuck," is expected to inject a next-gen sensibility into the superhero series, which has earned $1.2 billion worldwide.
Writing assignment has also included the possibility of directing the pic, but so far Schwartz has opted not to take the helm.
Lauren Shuler Donner, who produced all three "X-Men" pics, as well as next summer's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," is producing "First Class" alongside "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" scribe Simon Kinberg.
Fox is keeping quiet on plans and declined to confirm details of the project. The studio has been considering ways to continue its successful series of "X-Men" movies after the third installment, the Brett Ratner-helmed "X-Men: The Last Stand," collected $459 million in 2006.
Fox has been leaning toward using the younger characters introduced in the previous pics in future installments -- teenagers with powers taught at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
Resulting film would likely draw from elements of the Marvel comic of the same name, launched in 2006, and enlist such characters as Iceman, Rogue, Angel, Colossus, Jubilee and Shadowcat, who have appeared prominently or made cameos in prior pics.
Given Hollywood's penchant for reboots with new actors playing familiar roles, pic could also reintroduce characters. Comicbook revolves around the Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, Angel and Professor X.
Naturally, "First Class" could also result in its own series of sequels.
Pic joins other "X-Men"-related projects already in the works at the studio. Fox is actively developing a standalone "Magneto" pic, as well as considering a "Deadpool" spinoff, based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in "Wolverine." Shuler Donner is producing "Magneto."
Regular slate of "X-Men" pics would provide Fox with a reliable series of movies that perform at the B.O. and not repeat a dismal summer sesh like the studio experienced this year.
Although Schwartz has enjoyed smallscreen success, he has yet to crack the world of film with a significant project. He wrote and is attached to direct the coming-of-age comedy "Looking for Alaska" for Paramount.
Tackling a new "X-Men" installment will likely give Schwartz instant credibility within the studio world.
Empire Online sprach mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner über "Magneto"...
Details of the plot have remained vague thus far, but Shuler Donner was happy to tell us shed a little light on things. "We have a script on Magneto which is actually sort of Magneto and Charles Xavier," she said. 'It's Eric and Charles in their early, early years."
And, as if to further confirm that, the industry bible Production Weekly has added a synopsis for the Fox film, which suggests that Xavier "was a soldier in the allied force that liberated the concentration camps" in which Magneto is interred at the beginning of Bryan Singer’s X-Men.
"The professor meets Magneto after the war and while they bond over the realisation that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies." [...]
CS! sprach mit der Produzentin Lauren Shuler Donner über "Wolverine" und ein mögliches "Deadpool" Spin-off...
CS/SHH!: What's the latest you can tell us about "Wolverine"?
Lauren Schuler Donner: May 1st, 2009! I guess it's closer to the first "X-Men" in tone because it's a little darker, but there's a lot of action. It's his origin story. It's really good. I've been in the editing room the last couple of weeks and I think that it's good and that audiences are going to like it. But it's a little darker.
CS/SHH!: How is Hugh Jackman's interpretation of the character different or new, compared to what we've seen in the "X-Men" films?
Schuler Donner: Well, you haven't seen this side of him. It's darker and sadder and it's kick-ass. There's a ton of action. It's really kick-ass.
CS/SHH!: How was working with Gavin Hood as the director?
Schuler Donner: It was fun. It was good. I like taking someone out of the indie world and bringing someone into the action world because it grounds the movie. It gives it a reality. It gives it an emotional core, and then you can have as much fun and action in it as you want.
CS/SHH!: This was Gavin's first time playing with really big cinematic toys. Was there a learning curve on that for him?
Schuler Donner: Yeah. He had a learning curve, but the thing basically for the director, honestly, it's sort of like, "Here's what I want..." and then the visual FX guys create that. Then it's like, "No. I want it more like this or like that." A director doesn't have to know how to do it. They have to know about lighting and shooting someone against green screen and that sort of stuff, but in terms of actually creating it, we do that.
CS/SHH!: And Ryan Reynolds is playing Deadpool.
Schuler Donner: Yes. Ryan Reynolds is playing Deadpool... he plays Wade Wilson.
CS/SHH!: Is that in hopes of a "Deadpool" spin-off film?
Schuler Donner: I hope so. I really hope so. He's so good at it.
CS/SHH!: Are there any comic book storylines in particular that the movie is drawing from?
Schuler Donner: There's an "X-Men: Origins" that some of it is pulled from, and then it's sort of an amalgamation of some of them. But "X-Men: Origins" sort of goes back into his young, young past, and we started there. [Note: Schuler Donner is referring to the 2001 Origin miniseries by Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove].
CS/SHH!: And is the Stan Lee cameo obligatory at this point, even though he didn't personally create Wolverine?
Schuler Donner: Well, we shot in Australia, and so we don't have a Stan.
CS/SHH!: Oh no... Maybe he can get placed in the background digitally?
Schuler Donner: Yeah, I know. Oh, you know what, we're doing some additional shooting in January and that's a good idea. I love Stan! [...]
CS! berichtet über ein weiteres "X-Men" Spin-off...
An interesting listing at Production Weekly caught our eye - "X-Men: First Class." Could 20th Century Fox be developing a movie based on the series written by Jeff Parker and pencilled by Roger Cruz? Or are they using the title of that comic for their proposed Young X-Men spin-off?
What makes it even more interesting is that X-MenFirstClass.com redirects to FoxMovies.com.
The "X-Men: First Class" was an eight-issue mini-series published from September of 2006 through April of 2007. As Special was also released in May of 2007 followed by a monthly series that started in 2007 with the same creative team. The comic is described as follows:
For millions of years, mankind's place on Earth was unchallenged - until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human. While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty! [...]
MTV.com sprach mit Will.I.Am von den Black Eyed Peas über seine Rolle in "Wolverine"...
[...] "I'm a teleporter. ... I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere. Boom, boom, boom!" Will revealed. "My character's name is John Wraith. He's a black Texan. He's not a cowboy, but his gear suggests that he is. He's just a badass who'll whoop your ass." [...]
Bei Flickr.com gibt es neue Bilder vom "Wolverine"-Set...
[...] Marvel's Kevin Feige told IESB that X-Men Origins: Wolverine has just wrapped principal photography in Australia and that there are only a couple of weeks left for some pick up shots second unit will be taking care of.
Several sources close to the production have described X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a gritty 70's type of action film.
Leading up to the events of "X-Men," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.
Empire Online sprach mit Sir Ian McKellen über seine Beteiligung im kommenden "Magneto" Spin-Off...
[...] "They are making a Magneto spin-off but I don’t think it will involve me because it’s about the younger Magneto, it’s a back-story."
But surely with the anti-aging special effects employed in the third X-Men film he could well reprise the role, at least for a cameo?
"Would I be willing to return to play a young Magneto? A cameo in my own movie? I don’t think so," he said. "I don’t think I could get away with playing a 19-year-old." [...]
Im MTV Movies Blog wird Hugh Jackman zitiert...
[...] "It feels different," Hugh Jackman told us recently about "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which he’s currently shooting with eyes towards a May 2009 release. "But I don’t think its going be night and day."
After being the breakout character in three blockbuster mutant flicks, Logan will try and set a spin-off blueprint that could eventually yield a "Magneto" movie and more. "We are dealing with a character who is probably one of the darker comic book characters ever created," Jackman said of the flick, which co-stars Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds. "The movie has a lot of fun elements, but there are layers of pain and darkness to this character."
"Tonally, I would put it more in the ‘Batman Begins’ sort of realm," he said, distancing the flick from past "X-Men" movies. "That’s sort of where we’re headed."
And if Jackman has his way, "Origins" won’t be the last time we see him wielding adamantium claws. "There are two conditions for me doing any more: One is will anybody want to see it, and the second is: Will I still have the passion for it?" he explained. "I really wanted to do this spin-off movie, because I felt we hadn’t truly found who this character was."
"Right now," Jackman added, fueling hope for the fanboys, "I feel like I could do another ten or eleven."
Bei IESB gibt es ein neues HiRes-Bild von "Wolverine" !!!
ComicMix sprach mit Zak Penn über seine Filmprojekte...
CMix: [...] Do you have anything to do with the other movies? Captain America for example?
ZP: I'm attached to it. I'm also supposed to write and direct one of the X-Men spin-off movies for Fox, but that's not a Marvel film. It's not a pure Marvel movie. It's a Fox thing.
CMix: One of the X-Men spin-off movies? Any one in particular?
ZP: Yeah, it's like a young X-Men. It's a pretty cool idea, actually. I can't sell you the whole idea, but it involves a younger group of X-Men at the beginning.
CMix: You mean, like an X-Men: First Class kind of thing?
ZP: It is a little bit like that. I don't want to give away the concept of it, but it is a good idea. It is a little bit more of getting back to the classic X-Men. Some of the complaints we've talked about, it would address those directly.
CMix: Will it be all Wolverine's story?
ZP: Right, well that's the thing. It wouldn't involve Wolverine. [...]
Bei News.com.au gibt es neues Bild- und Videomaterial vom "Wolverine"-Set... Und auch Just Jared hat ein paar Schnappschüsse vom Set parat, inkl. Liev Schreiber als Sabretooth...
Wie News.com.au meldet, wurde die Rolle des jungen Logan neu besetzt...
THIRTEEN-year-old Perth boy Troye Mellet will play the young Hugh Jackman in his new X-Men movie, Wolverine.
The baby-faced lad won the role after YouTube videos of him singing caught the eye of Hollywood talent scouts.
Mellet was then asked to submit an audition tape - which won him the part.
The budding singer and actor performed solo on the past two Telethons and did a duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.
He also played Oliver at The Regal Theatre last year. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen "Wolverine"-Setbericht, inkl. Fotos... Und bei MTV.com gibt es ein Video-Interview Will.I.Am von den Black Eyed Peas...
[...] he nabbed the part of John Wraith, a teleporting mutant also known as Kestrel, in the eagerly anticipated superhero flick. Not bad for a guy with zero acting experience, especially considering he didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with the casting director, he laughed. Bold, sure, but that’s just how much of a fan he is of "X-Men." [...]
Bei Empire Online gibt es ein neues Bild von Wolverine...
[...] Daniel Henney will take on the role of David North AKA Agent Zero, the Weapons X Team is now complete. [...]
Just Jared meldet...
20th Century Fox has cast former Lost star Dominic Monaghan as Barnell Bohusk, aka Beak/Blackwing, in X-Men: Wolverine [...]
According to Wiki, Barnell’s body changes into that of a humanoid-bird form, with a beaked face, bulbous eyes, wing-like arms that give him the ability to fly (albeit clumsily), talons on his hands and feet, and double-jointed knees. In mutant form, Beak also possesses heightened agility, and he may possess heightened senses and a lighter skeletal structure like the avian X-Man formerly known as the Angel (Ben Foster played this character in X3). [...]
20th Century Fox has cast Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am in his first film role as John Wraith in X-Men: Wolverine.
He'll be joining Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth), Danny Huston (William Stryker), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Taylor Kitsch (Gambit) and Lynn Collins (Silver Fox) in the film opening May 1, 2009. [...]
[...] "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch will play Gambit (AKA Remy LeBeau) in director Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Kitsch has signed a three-picture deal. [...]
Wie IESB meldet, wird der Blob in "Wolverine" eine Rolle spielen...
JoBlo.com meldet, dass Danny Huston die Rolle des Stryker übernimmt... Und IESB enthüllt, dass Lynn Collins die Rolle der Silver Fox spielen wird...
Bei USA Today gibt es ein erstes Bild aus "Wolverine" und ein paar Infos...
[...] The film will trace Wolverine's past as he discovers the world of mutants and, ultimately, the ominous Weapon X program, which turns people into living weapons.
Jackman is tight-lipped on plot details, though he says the film will hardly be a one-mutant story.
Wolverine's nemesis Sabretooth "is going to play a big part in it. And there will be a good bit of cameos" of new and familiar mutants, he says. "But you can't give too much away, because fans are pretty hard-core. Their expectations go up a level every time you come out with a new film."
Two reports have came in regarding filming for X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE! The first comes from Travel Marla who says: "Saw Hugh Jackman running through the woods today in full Wolverine costume. Apparently he’s shooting a movie of the same name as the X-Men character. New Zealand is doubling as Canada."
The second comes from Kay’s Travel Blog: "There was a large crew there [Fangorn Forest] filming scenes from the new Wolverine movie. Hugh Jackman is in town but we haven’t seen him."
In other news, Australian actor Christian Clark confirms *by mistake* that he’ll have a role in the spin-off film [...]
Der TV-Sender VOX zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "X-Men"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.40 Uhr...
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder vom "Wolverine"-Set...
Last week, it was rumored that Michelle Monaghan was up for the role of Silver Fox in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" spin-off, X-Men Origins: Wolverin, to be directed by Gavin Hood and starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
On Friday, we got a chance to talk to Monaghan on the set of her upcoming thriller, Eagle Eye, and she confirmed that she is up for the role.
"They've asked me to do it," she said. I really like Hugh Jackman and it's areally, really great franchise and stuff. I think we're going to have to work on dates and see if it conflicts. We'll see." [...]
Remember the rumors that Liev Schreiber was going to play Young Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine? They're not true. Oh, Liev is in the movie. It's just that he's playing... Creed. Yes, one of my favorite actors of today is playing Sabretooth. [...]
Wie IESB meldet, handelt es sich bei Natalie Imbruglia's Gastauftritt in "Wolverine" lediglich um ein Gerücht...
SHE rang the bell for the Boxing Day sales, but Natalie Imbruglia's big-screen career could also be making noise with news she has auditioned for a role in Hugh Jackman's latest blockbuster.
Confidential can reveal the actress-turned-songstress had a secret screen test for a part in Wolverine in Sydney two weeks ago. [...]
Casting for the next film in the X-Men series is ongoing, with Naomi Watt's partner Liev Schreiber and AFI-winner Kodi Smit-McPhee rumoured to be joining the project. [...]
[...] Jackman has three weeks off before starting work in New Zealand on the X-Men spin-off Wolverine. [...]
[...] Silver Fox, Wolverine’s love interest, is going to be in the new prequel. This is for sure. With the recent rewrites and the addition of Gavin Hood as director, there wasn’t any confirmation over what characters were going to be in the film. But we’ve been reassured that she’s is in the film.
On with the news, today we got a great tip on who is going to bring the Fox to life. One of the most kick-ass girls around, Maggie Q, is the top front runner for the role! We have been told that she is the top choice or may have already been cast to play the Silver Fox. [...]
Wie DenverPost.com meldet, scheint Robert Knepper (u.a. "Prison Break") eine Rolle in "Wolverine" zu spielen...
[...] Not only is he starring in a big Hollywood film, "Hitman," set to open on Wednesday, but also he is rumored to be playing the next Bond villain, co-starring with Hugh Jackman in the "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine" and starring in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963). [..]
Variety.com widmet sich den Problemen, die durch den Streik der Drehbuchautoren entstehen...
[...] Fox is moving full speed ahead with its "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine," even though many roles are still uncast. Unlike "X-Men," "Wolverine" rests solidly on Hugh Jackman's shoulders.
On "X-Men" pics, Parker admits, writers Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn were making adjustments throughout production. "Wolverine" will have no such luxury. Most action sequences will be handled in f/x animation. [...]
Stuff.co.nz verrät ein paar Details zu "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
Wie SHH! meldet, wird der 11-jährige Kodi Smit-McPhee den jungen Logan in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" spielen...
Die NZ Film and Video Technicians' Guild meldet...
Format: Feature Film
Dates: Prep from October 8th; Shooting 10th Dec 2007 - 18th Janurary 2008 (2 week break over Christmas 21st Dec 2007 - 7th January 2008)
Locations: Queenstown and surrounds
Production Co: WOZ Productions [...]
Twentieth Century Fox is sinking its claws into May 1, 2009, for the release of Hugh Jackman starrer "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which director Gavin Hood begins shooting later this year.
"Wolverine" is expected to feature many other mutants -- some new to the film franchise and some from one or more of the three "X-Men" films. Liev Schreiber is reportedly in final talks to take on the role of a younger version of nemesis William Stryker, played by Brian Cox in "X2."
This is the first time a title has been confirmed for the next chapter in the lucrative film franchise, based on the Marvel comic strip. [...]
There's been much speculation about the spinoff, which gained speed when the studio finalized deals with Jackman (who reprises the role he played in the three "X-Men" pics), Hood and scribe David Benioff, who penned the script.
Pic explores the claw-wielding character Wolverine's violent and romantic past, and his complex relationship with Victor Creed and the ominous Weapon X program, as well as his encounters with other mutants.
Hood will start shooting in Australia before moving to New Zealand and, later, to New Orleans. Latter location is a clue that the storyline might include New Orleans-based character Gambit, who is able to make objects explode and was a professional thief before joining the X-Men. [...]
Der TV-Sender RTL zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "X-Men 2"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.45 Uhr... Und SHH! sprach mit dem Regisseur Gavin Hood über sein Interesse am "Wolverine"-Prequel...
[...] "What appeals to me about the Wolverine character of all the other characters is that my feeling that he's the one that suffers from the most existential angst," he began. "Since I'm a guy who loves emotional complexity, it seemed to me that... when I was first approached to do it, my first thought was, 'What? Me? Do this? What is that? I don't know enough about comic book characters.' And of course, I then did some further research and I realized that the character of Wolverine, I think his great appeal lies in the fact that he's someone who in some ways, is filled with a great deal of self-loathing by his own nature and he's constantly at war with his own nature. It seemed to me that really what it is, is that it's a little like great Greek mythology, which is something I've always been in love with where the Greek Gods threw thunderbolts and Poseidon conjured up storms, but those mythological stories were designed to examine emotional truths. It seems to me that the character of Wolverine epitomizes in a modern context, a kind of great mythical tradition of using larger-than-life characters in order to play with and examine human emotion at a sort of operatic level." [...]
And before his New Line handler grabbed the phone out of his hand and hung up on us, we got to squeeze out one more question about whether he might shoot in Japan, as one might expect from a Wolverine prequel, especially considering the director's globetrotting resume:
"No, sadly no. We're not going to Japan," he responded then mischievously added, "I think that will be in 'Wolverine 2' but I won't say any more than that." [...]
[...] Oscar-nominated cinematographer Donald McAlpine has joined the growing crew of WOLVERINE!
The 73-year old McAlpine’s career has spanned nearly 4 decades in which he’s been nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Moulin Rouge!. Other credits include Clear and Present Danger, Predator, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
In addition to a cinematographer, sources tell us that Kenny Myers, makeup artist on X-Men: The Last Stand and The Prestige, will once again be working on Hugh Jackman’s makeup for WOLVERINE. Myers has worked on such films as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End, War of the Worlds and most recently Charlie Wilson’s War.
We’re also advised that director Gavin Hood and his crew were scouting additional locations in New Zealand this week.
Progress on the as-yet-untitled Wolverine film is moving forward at full steam ahead following the recent confirmation of Gavin Hood as the project's director - just recently, an inside source let drop to us the fact that production has reached the prepping stage, readying themselves to get Hugh Jackman back before cameras as the claw-wielding mutant in November! And although previous X-Men movies have been filmed in Vancouver, Wolverine will be shot almost across the world (well, an ocean) in Sydney, Australia. [...]
Bei OWF gibt es Details zum Plot von "Magneto"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] The director spoke about plans to shoot in Argentina and Europe, and that his story will deal with the origins of Magneto and Professor X [...]
Goyer’s take combines elements of his own Batman Begins, The Boys From Brazil and the existing X-Men film franchise. The scale is somewhat similar to the first X-Men movie, but multiple locations and a period setting could knock the budget up significantly.
Fans of the previous X-Men films will be pleased to know there are some other familiar faces in Magneto. Expect to see Senator Kelly return (a young and old version), along with mutants Victor Creed and Mystique. [...]
One of the biggest hurdles this movie faces is casting the lead. An unknown won’t be able to sell this film to the casual moviegoer, so who could Fox and Goyer get to play the young Magneto?
WizardUniverse.com sprach mit David S. Goyer...
[...] On "Magneto" (2009), the X-Men spinoff film he’s writing and directing about their greatest foe:
"We’re scouting and budgeting now. It’s the origins of the X-Men with Magneto and Charles Xavier. We’ve done some scouts and it mostly takes place in Europe and Argentina. We’re doing budgets and we’re sort of halfway crewed up, and so that’ll be the big question: whether we can bring it in for a price. But that’s all I can say." [...]
Hugh Jackman’s big pre-strike effort "Wolverine" - the please-let-it-be-good prequel to "X-Men" - is eyeing off Australia as it’s possible filming location.
According to The Sunday Herald Sun, Jackman is taking meetings and signing cheques in an attempt to get the movie made down under. That way, I’m guessing, he can go straight from "Australia", which he’s shooting now, into ‘Wolverine’ - and if any ADR or re-shoot commitments pop up for the former, he can just drive down the road and get it done; no passport needed.
The Gavin Hood-directed movie, which chronicles the backstory of the only man on earth hairier than Robin Williams, is set to lens early next year.
SHH! sprach mit dem Regisseur Len Wiseman über "Wolverine"...
[...] "'Wolverine' is something I was interested in way before I was talking to these guys about 'Die Hard,'" he told Superhero Hype!. "I think it would be a great story to tell, and in the case of that film, it wouldn't be [as big] in terms of large-scale action, but it's something I'm interested in, in his origin story and the character story with that, and I know how Hugh would play it, and that would be awesome. So that would be my passion for that is that I think the character story is really cool, and I'd love to see it and be there the first day [it opens] anyway. There's so many things that have been going on and I know that there are so many other directors. There's nothing set in any fashion, but it has been talked about." [...]
Moviehole berichtet über mögliche "Wolverine"-Regisseure...
Contrary to rumours that Brett Ratner ("X-Men : The Last Stand") had snagged the job, IESB reports that someone else has actually been offered the task of helming the comic spin-off, "Wolverine".
Its good news, too.
D.J Caruso, director of the smash hit "Disturbia", has been asked to help tell the origin of the hairy beast.
The only thing that may prevent the deal with Caruso going ahead is that Dreamworks - who produced "Disturbia" - are courting the filmmaker for another movie.
The back-up plan? Hire Len Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard") to do "Wolverine".
Either choice is fine... Because it’s not Brett Ratner.
MTV zitiert Avi Arad bzgl. "Magneto"...
[...] "Think of meeting him in [the first "X-Men" movie] as a young boy in a concentration camp. What happens to his life after the war?" he teased of the film's plot. Arad quickly answered his own question, telling MTV News that the flick will follow Magneto discovering "if [his powers are] real or not and the whole journey of [his] survival as a young man." [...]
CS! berichtet über "Magneto"...
Variety is reporting that David Goyer will direct Magneto, the "X-Men" spinoff in development from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios that centers on the villain played in the original trilogy by Ian McKellen.
After the first three "X-Men" films grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, Fox and Marvel hatched the spinoff program. Magneto will be the second such movie to go into production. First up is Wolverine, a David Benioff-scripted film that will star Hugh Jackman as the steel-clawed mutant; Fox and Marvel will set a director shortly on that pic.
Goyer will develop a Magneto script that was written by Sheldon Turner.
WizardUniverse.com sprach mit Joss Whedon, u.a. über "X-Men 4"...
WIZARD: [...] There’s a rumor swirling that you’re going to write and direct an "X-Men 4" movie. Care to comment?
WHEDON: I haven’t heard the rumor, but there is no rumor that is not swirling. I don’t even know, are they even going to have an "X4"? I had been talking with [Marvel Studios] about "X3," but the dates didn’t line up. So I took on "Wonder Woman," and that worked out great! Oh, no wait, I remember now, not so much.
Yeah, I haven’t heard anything about "X4." You know, the problem with the big superhero movies is there are so many hands [involved], but I really respect [Marvel Studios President of Production] Kevin Feige if they make something like that. You know they’re actually going to make it as opposed to something that’s in limbo. And you know I do love the characters. I wouldn’t say never. But right now, I’m interested in doing "Goners," which is my own thing, as opposed to somebody else’s. I find that doing someone else’s thing is not working out so well for me... anywhere but in the word of actual comics. [...]
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt RTL "X-Men"...
Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.20 Uhr...
Bei AICN gibt es nur wenig Neues zu "Wolverine"... ;-)
[...] Remember that Playboy - CG - Airbrushed look that they did to Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X3? Well, looks like they might be employing that technique on the WOLVERINE movie to Brian Cox - as the film is apparently set 17 years before the events that Wolverine goes through in the X-Men movies. [...]
Brian Cox was on a BBC programme, Film 2007 talking about Running With Scissors, the presenter Jonathan Ross asked him about Wolverine to which Cox replied, 'it's set seventeen years ago, which is fine for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine doesn't age but for me, I'm thinking they could what they did with Patrick and Ian for the start of the third one. I know my character is in it, they've asked me to be in it but that was a while ago now, it's completely stalled so no start date as yet.' [...]
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