With casting rumors beginning to circulate on who director Bryan Singer and Twentieth Century Fox would cast as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, we knew they were getting close. Production begins in Montreal in April for the followup to this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and while the studio looks at young stars to play new versions of several original X-Men characters, we do now know who’s playing the film’s most important character: Apocalypse.
Golden Globe (for Inside Llewyn Davis) nominated actor Oscar Isaac landed a career-boosting gig in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and will be following up with another major role in the biggest X-Men film to date. Isaac will play En Sabah Nur a.k.a. ...
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Nowadays, actor James McAvoy is perhaps best known for his portrayal of a young Professor Charles Xavier in the current run of X-Men films, starting with X-Men: First Class in 2011. However, it was the star’s role in Timur Bekmambetov’s 2008 action thriller Wanted that marked his first foray into the world of comic book adaptations.
That film – which also starred Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in key roles – brought in $341 million worldwide and garnered mostly positive reviews. Ever since, there have been rumblings that a sequel could see McAvoy’s assassin return to the big screen, but thus far, nothing has materialized.
Fans have been patiently waiting to see what’s next for the James Bond film franchise – especially after director Sam Mendes launched a widely successful and acclaimed 23rd chapter with Skyfall in 2012. The 24th Bond film (Bond 24 is the tentative title for now) has brought back Mendes at the helm and put Edge of Tomorrow writer Jez Butterworth on the script, with a cast that includes Daniel Craig once again playing James Bond, Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz potentially playing a villain, with Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista playing a henchman and Blue Is the Warmest Color star Léa Seydoux as the latest Bond girl.
Now comes further rumor about the exact antagonist of the film – and they point to ...
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Putting a new spin on a beloved property is an inherently risky proposition. Viewers will always hold onto their feelings toward the original version of said property, or at least whatever version they’re most familiar with; that’s a prime example what we call nostalgia, or at least fan loyalty. So give Joe Wright (Hanna, Anna Karenina) a degree of kudos for taking on Pan, Warner Bros.’ 2015 reinterpretation of J.M. Barrie’s long-celebrated fantasy of eternal childhood.
Wright has quite the responsibility on his hands, both to the studio and to Barrie’s source material: take a yarn that’s a century and change old, and find a new way into its diegesis. How best to tell the story of Peter Pan afresh? Make ...
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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred seventy-one of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.
Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, discuss the announcement on an American Luther TV series, the possibility of Tom Cruise in the Highlander movie reboot, and who should direct G.I. Joe 3.
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