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X-Men writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently explained that he sees X-Men: Apocalypse as ending a trilogy that began with First Class, “complete the stories” of young Mystique, Beast, Magneto and Professor Xavier. These comments naturally had us worried, fearing that these four integral characters would be somehow walking off into the sunset, but fortunately Kinberg has now set the record straight.
Through X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, the mutants known as Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) have gone through a hell of a lot. Beginning in the early 1960s, they wound up right smack dab in the middle of not only a massive societal change, but also the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The role of Da Vinci could end up being a small mentor part, one that allows Robert Downey Jr. the chance to interact with and assist Michael Fassbender’s Desmond Miles as he acclimates to the Animus and figures out how to operate in the land of the assassins.
Frank's cast and director Lenny Abrahamson sat down with us to talk about what goes on in that big paper mache head of Frank and what makes Fassbender, Gleeson and Gyllenhaal tick.
For now we share the incredible words of advice Fassbender offered Gleeson (a metaphorical Padawan under his storied co-star if nothing else) about his venture into the complicated world of space sagas.
This trailer is all kinds of weird, but that's precisely its appeal. And if you think that Coca-Cola Kiss Me song is ridiculous, just wait until the memory of it creeps up on you in the shower, playing on an endless, inescapable loop!
With X-Men: Days Of Future Past already in theaters, and already racking up some excellent reviews, it's time to relax and look forward to the next installment of Professor Xavier's gifted youngsters and their uncanny adventures. But before we leave behind the days of future past, there's some fun to be had with the cast. More specifically, we have a video where both James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender try to imitate their more mature selves, and the results make for quite a good laugh.
Michael Fassbender has entered into negotiations with DreamWorks to front The Light Between Oceans, a drama to be helmed by Derek Cianfrance. Based on the novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman, the film will be set shortlung after World War I on an island off the Western Coast of Australia.
The twisty plot of Assassin's Creed has a contemporary bartender being recruited into an ages-old war when it's revealed that he's the descendant of an ancient caste of killers. To fulfill his destiny, he must inhabit and live through assassinations through the ages, zapping back and forth through time to relive the exploits of his ancestors.
Looking at these facts, it seems fairly stupid to write off Wiig as not being bankable. Studios consider low profile bombs to be bad news for some actors, disregarding the fact that if they get only tiny releases people don’t even notice them.
Shakespearean adaptations are like candy to Hollywood. Some are deliciously well done, while others make you spit them out in anger and demand a refund. If Michael Fassbender and Justin Kurzel have anything to say about it, their version of Macbeth will be one of those sweet successes we all look forward to.
In addition to being a continuation of the story that we saw established in the first Prometheus, the sequel is reportedly being restructured to be more "alien-y" and have a tone that fits closer with the rest of the franchise. What's more, sources say that the film will feature multiple "David" androids, which means that Michael Fassbender will be working overtime on the project (which is great considering he was easily the best part of the first movie).
One thing that indie films will always have as an edge over the studio system is the amount of weird that is allowed to go into productions. Without the pressure of a $100 million budget and the need to appeal to every single paying movie-goer on the planet, filmmakers have a bit more creative freedom, and sometimes that results are just plain bizarre.
Oscar time is upon us again, as this year’s nominations were announced this morning, prompting joy and disgust from moviegoers with almost every category. And while the first instinct will almost always be to complain about what didn’t make it – or to complain about Hollywood and awards season in general – let’s take a few minutes to shower further praise on those performers who are receiving their first nominations, and look at the long or short roads they traveled to achieve their successes.
Watching last week's debut trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past we got to see multiple shots of Michael Fassbender as Magneto, returning to the role he played in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Classreal costume.