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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.
James McAvoy has done a truly spectacular job establishing himself within the X-Men franchise as the younger version of Professor Charles Xavier – even under the pressure of living up to the performances of the great Patrick Stewart. But while the Scottish star has brought amazing emotional levels to the character in both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, one key aesthetic element that has been completely missing is the trademark chrome dome.
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.
Magnolia isn’t exactly gambling. Filth currently ranks as the year’s second highest-grossing R-rated film in the UK, where it opened earlier in the year. It also has earned several British Independent Film Award nominations.
Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Branson nee Crawley) will join forces with X-Men: First Class’s James McAvoy (Professor Charles Xavier) and Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe (The Boy Who Lived) for a Frankenstein reboot that is sure attract the attention of fanboys and fangirls from all over. Come for the stars; stay for the WTF-factor.
You know how there are all these rumors about how Tom Cruise hires co-stars who are willing to slouch or who are also vertically challenged so he doesn't look so short onscreen? Those are the kind of crazy lengths you have to go to when you're a very small A-lister, but James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe have come up on a much easier solution-- find short actors you like, team up, look totally tall in comparison to each other onscreen
In the film, McAvoy plays Bruce Robertson, a deviant and corrupt cop who spends his days binging on hard liquor and harder drugs, stuffing the hardest parts of his body into the loosest women around.
From the same author that brought us Trainspotting, Filth tells the story of Bruce Robertson (McAvoy), a racist, perverted, drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, corrupt, drunk, asshole police officer who wishes to rise in the ranks of his unit and will stop at nothing to do so. In order to make sure that none of his colleagues are able to get in front of him, he begins to spill secrets, steal wives and destroy their lives.
Based on the classic story arc in the comics, X-Men: Days of Future Past finds the X-Men from the original trilogy trying to survive during a horrific future plagued by giant mutant hunting robots called Sentinels.
Here McAvoy stars as Bruce Robertson, a bigoted, bipolar cop with a serious drug addiction. Despite all of the above Bruce is up for a promotion, and to win it, he'll do anything it takes to solve a gruesome murder case and ruin his rivals chances. But his lies and manipulations stack up to toppling, pitting his cop colleagues against each other and endangering his relationship with his wife and daughter.
Trance stars McAvoy as Simon, an art auctioneer who falls hard into the world of art theft. But when he forgets where he hid a highly valued work of art, the payday of his criminal partner (Vincent Cassel) is threatened. So in turn Simon's life is threatened. To help him recover the memory of painting's location, he rushes to a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) for help before it's too late. But can she be trusted?
Empire drops a number of impressive directorial influences when it talks about Creevy’s approach to his follow-up to Shifty, from Heat to Infernal Affairs (which was remade as The Departed by Martin Scorsese). That’s obviously a high standard, and we can’t expect Punch to live up to such lofty expectations. But if it does …
McAvoy fronts this original crime drama as Detective Max Lewisky, a man dedicated to taking down Jacob Sternwood, the notorious criminal played by Strong. Typically, Sternwood is an elusive figure, but when his son (Game of Thrones' Elyes Gabel) finds in trouble in London, this dedicated dad rushes to his rescue…and into trouble of his own.
And that makes sense, if you know the original books on which this storyline is based. If Singer is going to hold fast to the original narrative (which is going to have to change slightly), Kitty Pryde is the character who travels through time to warn alternate versions of the X-Men of an impending doom that, hopefully, involves Sentinels.
Wigutow and Gutierrez are reportedly still attached to the project, but there's no guess as to when it might actually roll into production. As a fan of the original, I admit, never would be too soon for me.
Though he toiled for a while making films that few audiences saw or went massively misunderstood, Danny Boyle has hit the big time, an Oscar-winner whose three-year absence from films to produce the Olympics opening ceremony was felt hard by movie fans of all stripes
Danny Boyle has been growing up a lot since he broke on to the international scene with Trainspotting, make everything from a sci-fi epic (Sunshine) to a Best Picture winner (Slumdog Millionaire) to the opening ceremony of the Olympics. But odds are he's still really good at telling gritty stories about Scottish blokes who get wrapped up in crime
Welcome to the Punch posits McAvoy opposite always-stellar supporting player Mark Strong, who portrays Jacob Sternwood, the notorious aforementioned baddie who comes out of hiding to visit his ailing son in a London hospital. But just when officer Max Lewinsky thinks this case is closed, he discovers there's more to it than he ever imagined, and he and Sternwood will need to team up.
Just days ago we got a first look at the film that stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Already Trance has found a UK distributor in Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox, and will hit theaters there on March 27th. Fox Searchlight will be bringing the British feature Stateside...
It's a clever image that hints to the two separate films as well as the two distinct sides of the story. Take a look at how the poster works even if flipped upside down complete with matching credit text facing the right way. The only thing I really must ding this poster for is the confounding photoshopping.
I have bad news for all of you who started thinking of Star Trek/X-Men crossovers when it was announced that James McAvoy would be starring in director Bill Condon's upcoming Wikileaks movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch - it turns out that Professor Xavier won't be involved with the true-life drama and has been replaced.
It sounds like the film will largely focus on the partnership between the two men, so it's unclear how Linney will fit in, or how large her role will be. But Linney joining pretty much any cast is a good thing, and with Bill Condon directing (stepping back into prestige fare after making three Twilight movies), he seems to be gathering up a stellar cast to support his fascinating story
Domscheit-Berg was much more than just an Assange biographer. He met Assange in 2007 and eventually became a spokesperson for WIkiLeaks and Assange's right-hand man, led by the belief that the two could change the world by accessing extremely sensitive information about world governments and exposing them. Domscheit-Berg left in 2010
Now it's up to us to figure out how this fits into last fall's news about Derek Haas and Michael Brandt writing the script, since A) there are two of them and not just "the writer" as Bekmambetov says, and B) if he came up with this idea a few weeks ago, what have they been working on for the last 9 months?