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X-Men: First Class

  1. Gordon’s Alive! Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Flash Gordon Movie

    We're as surprised as Prince Vultan.

    News has been quiet on the upcoming Flash Gordon film reboot, but now it's been reported that X-Men: First Class's Matthew Vaughn is looking to direct.

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  2. X-Men’s Jane Goldman Joining Fables Film Writing Team, Updates on Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts

    Also, the Fables movie is still a thing that is happening.

    David Heyman's Paddington is making haymen at the box office, and so he's doing the usual press thing, which means he's being asked about his other projects, i.e., two geek properties that have women writing their screenplays, so, up our alley.

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  3. Apparently Sirs Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Won’t Have Roles in X-Men: Apocalypse

    While I was on an insane high from hearing Sophie Turner and Saoirse Ronan might play young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, I have found a new low in hearing we likely won't be seeing Sir Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen at all.

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  4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – I’m Not Sure I Want Your Future


    The follow-up to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class had a lot weighing on its shoulders. Not just as a Hollywood blockbuster, but with fans of the Chris Claremont storyline from The Uncanny X-Men comics and subsequent animated television series adaptation. It also had to live up to the "new" mutant universe created for the 60s-era film while paving the way for continuing success with subsequent films in the Fox franchise. While Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past may have great success at the box office (like most superhero films these days), fans may have a few things to say to the director when all is said and done.

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  5. James McAvoy Compares The Scale Of X-Men: Days of Future Past To Avatar

    Just Go With It

    We knew they were going big with X-Men: Days of Future Past just by the sheer size of the cast but actor James McAvoy has put it into perspective for us. 

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  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past To Be Banshee-Less, Possibly Havok-Less

    Mutatis Mutandis

    I guess we can't have all the mutants.

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  7. Sweet Merciful Lannister! Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Joins The Cast Of X-Men: Days Of Future Past

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    I was holding out hope Peter Dinklage would be cast as Doctor Psycho in a Wonder Woman film but I guess an X-Men role will have to do... 

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  8. Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Iceman Returning For X-Men: Days Of Future Past


    Oh, it is officially ON for X-Men: Days of Future Past

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  9. The Best X-Men News Since Yesterday: Hugh Jackman in Talks for Days of Future Past

    Good News Everyone!

    Yesterday brought us the official news that the older versions of everybody's favorite mutant parenting couple odd couple were up for Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class. That is, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have both signed to the production. Today brings us news that another X-Men standby won't just walk away with the movie's only F-bomb and the summer's best cameo in one sitting. This time he might be around a bit longer.

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  10. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Officially Join the Sequel to X-Men: First Class


    There's only one thing that can make me feel bad about Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart sharing a screen again, and that is that X-Men III is officially still canon. From the mouth of Bryan Singer himself:

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Stained Glass Iron Man

    Things We Saw Today

    Stained glass Iron Man (as if you couldn't tell) by Martian Glass Works. (via Must Have Cool)

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  12. Mark Millar Kinda Sorta Says Sentinels Will Be In X-Men: Days Of Future Past [Please Be True]

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    One of my biggest disappointment with the X-Men movie franchise so far has been the lack of Sentinels, the mutant-hunting robots from the Marvel Universe. Sure, we got a quick shot of a Sentinel in X-Men: The Last Stand's danger room sequence but it was merely a taste. Now there's talk of the giants playing a big part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Is it too good to be true? See for yourself. 

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  13. 10 Good Guys Who Are Major-League Jerks

    Power Grid

    Sometimes good guys are actually "good" guys. They treat people well, they help old ladies across the street, their good intentions are matched by their positive (not necessarily chipper or anything, but at least nice) personality. And sometimes good guys are just jerks.

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  14. Patrick Stewart Confirms Return To X-Men Film Franchise As Professor Xavier

    And All Was Right With the World

    Back in July, we learned the name of the next X-Men film. They're going with X-Men: Days Of Future Past, a storyline that involves a type of time travel. Speculation was this could bridge the gap (regardless of plot holes) between X-Men: First Class and the trilogy of X-Men films that came before it. We might finally have confirmation on that thanks to Sir Patrick Stewart who spilled the beans about his involvement at a recent convention appearance. 

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  15. 7 Ways to Save The X-Men Franchise From Itself (Or At Least Give It a Kick in the Pants)

    Power Grid

    With a new official image from upcoming sequel prequel (?) The Wolverine surfacing all over the nerd 'Net - not to mention announcements about the sequel prequel (ok, we need a word for these) to X-Men: First Class - it got me thinking about my favorite group of neurotic post-humans and how things are going for them at the box office. While the fact that we even need a word for the sequel to a prequel makes me want to burn my film degree and run screaming into the woods... it's also a symptom of the larger diseases plaguing the X-franchise.

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  16. We Officially Know the Title of the X-Men: First Class Sequel

    Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow

    Oh, the business of anticipating movies. It can be painful sometimes, like when the team takes a painstakingly long time to get their stuff together and actually agree to it. Luckily for us, when it comes to the X-Men: First Class sequel--that is, a sequel to a prequel--it actually seems to be moving at a reasonable pace. Set to open in the summer of 2014, the title of the upcoming film has now been revealed.

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  17. Comic-Con: While You Were Sleeping, Part 2

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    If you were at Comic-Con International in San Diego today, this is what you'd see. Here we have the aerial view of Hall H taken by Kara Warner from MTV. I'm speechless. Moving on, yesterday we brought you a roundup of the first day's biggest announcements and we're back to fill you in with what went down on Day 2 of the pop-culture show. Hit the jump to read about what went down at the Firefly reunion panel, some interesting stories from the DC and Marvel Comics panels, check out a new Walking Dead trailer, hear about new Game of Thrones cast members and a whole lot more!

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  18. What If Christopher Nolan Made a James Bond Movie With Michael Fassbender? [Video]

    Consider the Following

    Just an idea to run by all of you, as we find ourselves in the midst of a very busy and exciting summer of gigantic movies, including Prometheus and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Throw in a little Marvel magic, a little more Christopher Nolan, put the spotlight on Michael Fassbender, and choose a different franchise -- Bond. James Bond. Now, imagine a 007 origin story starring Fassbender, directed by Nolan. Does the trailer above come anywhere close? I'll let you make that call. Keep in mind: Daniel Craig might be vacating the Bond role... (via Movieline)

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  19. Michael Fassbender Still Owns His Old Star Wars Toys From When He Was A Kid

    Our Adorable Past

    Michael Fassbender will soon be appearing in the Ridley Scott sci-fi epic Prometheus but perhaps he only took the role because it was the next best thing to another beloved space franchise. You see, the actor loves Star Wars, he had tons of Star Wars toys growing up, and he still has them. 

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  20. Jennifer Lawrence Doesn’t Have To Choose Between Sequels But Gary Ross Will Not Direct Catching Fire


    Who would win in a fight, Katniss Everdeen or Raven Darkhölme (Mystique)? Turns out, we never have to find out. News of filming schedules has been released and actress Jennifer Lawrence is going to be able to appear in both the X-Men: First Class sequel and Catching Fire. We also just found out that The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will not be returning to the franchise.

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