May 20, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and she's got a costumed photo to prove it. Director Bryan Singer is bringing new meaning to the phrase "behind the scenes," using social media to pique fan interest for his next film in the comic book franchise, due in theaters July 18, 2014. He's already showcased Halle Berry as weather-manipulating mutant Storm and shared teaser photos and videos of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan on the set. But now he seems to be targeting the new generation of fanboys and fangirls by bringing Lawrence into the mix. "First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique.
April 22, 2013 |
For those of us up late at night concerned about Halle Berry's high-risk pregnancy at age 46, fear not. It appears that the pregnancy, at the very least, will not affect her role in the upcoming "X-Men" film. As if that makes anything any better. Director Bryan Singer teased fans with Berry's return to the franchise in a tweeted photo of the Oscar-winning actress smiling in her all-black costume. Berry confirmed her appearance in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" on "The Tonight Show" in March, and she'll reprise her role as the weather-manipulating mutant Storm.
November 29, 2012 |
Plans for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" continue to be unveiled as director Bryan Singer's follow-up to "X-Men: First Class" takes shape. The latest news? Hugh Jackman could join the film as Wolverine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackman is in talks to reunite with Singer on the new film. This follows the announcement earlier this week that Patrick Stewart would be returning as Professor X and Ian McKellen would be back as Magneto. Both Stewart and McKellen sat out the previous "X-Men" installment, "First Class," and Jackman made only a cameo appearance.
December 9, 2011 |
In the Chinese import "Magic to Win," a bumbling university professor is also secretly a wizard of water, one of a select group whose powers also extend to gold, wood, fire and earth. It's awkward enough when he accidentally transfers his abilities to an unwitting coed, but then another wizard (evil, of course) arrives looking to harness the power of all five elements. At times "Magic to Win" flirts with being a playful "X-Men" story that just stays at the Academy for Weird Teenagers, sort of a Superhero Valley High that mixes light teen melodrama with explosions and flying what-nots, some demographic mutant created to appeal to girls and boys in equal measure for maximum furtive movie-theater hand-holding opportunities.
September 6, 2011 |
X-Men: First Class 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 The X-Men franchise gets a stylish reboot with "X-Men: First Class," which jumps back to 1962 to explore the friendship between a young professor Charles Xavier and Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr as they work together and train mutants under the auspices of a skeptical federal government. Director Matthew Vaughn and a team of producers and screenwriters aim for a retro spy-movie cool, only with costumed, superpowered heroes and villains.
August 5, 2011 |
In a surprise move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen Brett Ratner, director of such popcorn films as "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand," to produce the 2012 Oscar telecast along with veteran producer Don Mischer, academy President Tom Sherak announced Thursday. The 42-year-old Ratner's youthful movies often do well at the box office but are panned by critics. He produced the R-rated summer comedy "Horrible Bosses" and will see his next directorial effort, the Ben Stiller film "Tower Heist," hit theaters in November.