Comic book fans that have a bone to pick with "X-Men: The Last Stand" director Brett Ratner might be in for a bit of a shock—the filmmaker has a bone to pick with them, too.
According to Digital Spy, Ratner took a last stand of his own against the various "comic book geeks" that have spoken out against his past work on the "X-Men" franchise. The director has an issue with the idea that he destroyed the Marvel property, particularly because the success of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" says otherwise.
"If I buried the franchise how the f--- did they make a 'Wolverine'?" Ratner argued. "I mean, that's ridiculous. And they're making three other f---ing 'X-Men' movies. Mine kept the franchise alive!" Read More...
Filmmaker Brett Ratner undeniably left his stamp on the comic book movies with "X-Men: The Last Stand," but don't expect the director currently slated to helm "Youngblood" (and formerly attached to "Conan") to take another shot at Marvel's mutants.
"The thing with the 'X-Men' universe is, I feel like I've already done it," Ratner told MTV News when asked whether he'd ever consider returning to the X-Men film franchise. "Certain things I would go after, and certain things only if the script is great."
According to Ratner, some of those projects he'd be interested in as both a filmmaker and fan include the oft-mentioned "X-Men Origins: Magneto" and "X-Men: First Class." Read More...
By Alex Zalben
Does a new set photo from "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" tease the return of James Marsden's Cyclops? Well... Maybe. But let's explain why, or why not, a quick shot of a clapboard could indicate yet another X-Man getting resurrected from the dead in the movie universe.
As just posted on the mothership, there's new pictures of the X-sequel, including a sexy shot of Wolverine riddled with bullet holes, and an even sexier shot of Professor X and Magneto playing some groovy chess in the 1970's. But what caught our eye was a behind-the-scenes picture of Jennifer Lawrence (sans Mystique make-up) holding a clapboard for the movie.
Two important details pop out, if you stop looking at Jennifer Lawrence's radiant smile for just one frickin' second and zoom in on the clapboard: Read More...
Fox is keeping it in the family as they approach the next "Fantastic Four" film.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to retool Josh Trank's script for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. He'll also serve as producer. According to the report, Kinberg's contributions to the new "Fantastic Four" script could be a "substantial" overhaul.
by Brett White
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer dropped by the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for a little Q&A session, which reveals a few of the director's thoughts on 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as a few tidbits about next year's mutant movie.
"Last Stand" could be considered the one that got away, as the film went on without Singer, who was busy shooting "Superman Returns" at the time. Instead, the film was directed by Brett Ratner who made a few choices that Singer didn't really agree with. JoBlo, who had an agent on the inside (the event was open to the public), reported that Singer revealed he wasn't exactly thrilled with Cyclops' demise in the film. Hey Bryan, James Marsden/Cyclops agrees with you.
by Brett White
Following Lucas Till's portrayal of Havok in 2011's "X-Men: First Class," fans of the big screen franchise have been waiting for the character to share the screen with his brother, Cyclops. Of course that's a bit tricky considering that James Marsden's X-Leader bit the dust—or was turned to dust, rather—in 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand." In addition to that, the brothers are separated by a few decades, as Havok's films are set a good forty years before Cyclops'.
But with time traveling playing a major part in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," it seems like anything could be possible, including resurrecting Cyclops and uniting Scott and Alex Summers on the big screen for the first time. James Marsden sure seems aware of this possibility, as he revealed in a recent interview with Vulture.
"No, no X-Men, unfortunately," said Marsden when asked if he had any part in next year's film. "But who knows? If this next film really works, [director] Bryan [Singer] has said he wants to fix a few things, so hopefully that's one of them. It was great, to have a movie like that, the first two or three X-Men, and the studios in Hollywood work really hard to find a formula that's successful, and you want to keep that intact, so..."
by Brett White
With "The Wolverine" in theaters, Fox can now really launch into promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." And ladies and gentlemen, it has begun.
The just-launched Trask Industries viral site is packed with info. There are new pics (like the one above of a Sentinel at President Reagan's inauguration), a new ad (which you can see below), and an overwhelming number of charts and graphs that represent what definitely feels like 50 years worth of history for Trask Industries. The site also boasts enough "Days of Future Past" hints to keep our minds running until the film opens on May 23rd, 2014.
After the jump, we dive into some of the site's more interesting reveals.
by Brett White
While Fox's "X-Men" panel at San Diego Comic-Con was void of any real news about the X-Force movie, SlashFilm got a chance to speak to "X-Force" writer (and "Kick-Ass 2" writer/director) Jeff Wadlow about the spin-off movie that everybody (re: me) can't stop thinking about.
Wadlow first thanked Fox's comic book creative consultant Mark Millar, saying that "'X-Force' is something I'm incredibly passionate about and without his support it wouldn't be happening."
by Brett White
No company makes toys quite like Hot Toys, as proven yet again with the reveal of their new Captain America: Star Spangled Man figure. The attention to detail, the incredible likenesses, the intricate clothing and ton of accessories all add up to figures that are unlike anything that has ever crowded your shelves. They're fantastic, and I'd say they are some of the best comic book movie figures to ever exist.
The company's created figures for a wide range of heroes, movies and comic book publishers; the list includes characters like Iron Patriot, Bane, Agent Coulson, Jim Gordon, Black Widow and a ton more. But what comic book characters have they overlooked so far, and who should they make next? Here are five suggestions.
"Batman Returns" Catwoman
The company's already started tackling classic Tim Burton-era "Batman" with the release of both Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Howsabout adding Michelle Pfeiffer's version of Catwoman, to go alongside the fantastic Anne Hathaway one?
by Ryan Rigley
As if Bryan Singer's highly-anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past" wasn't already chock full of lovable mutants, Josh Helman ("Jack Reacher," "Mad Max: Fury Road") has just been thrown into the mix as well. According to the Wrap, Helman's role, while still a huge mystery at this time, is most likely one of great importance based on the fact that the Australian-born actor is due on set for several weeks of shooting.
But with literally no clues to go off of at this point, Josh Helman could be playing virtually anyone! Good mutant, bad mutant, perhaps even a non-mutant character. They're all fair game for Helman's mystery role. So who exactly could Josh Helman be playing in "Days of Future Past"?