X-Men producer Simon Kinberg says the Gambit movie is still in "active development" and could be shooting by early 2018. He said, "We want to make sure we get Gambit right, because we want him to be the beginning of a whole new franchise."Read More
Production on the Channing Tatum-starring Gambit has been plagued with delays following director Rupert Wyatt's exit last fall and x-tensive rewrites.Read More
There's also talk of bringing the X-Men and the Avengers back together.
We got to watch Deadpool team up with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (and poke fun at his own movie's budget in the process)--and now, director Tim Miller is hopeful that Spider-Man could be a character who makes an appearance in Wade Wilson's world.Read More
The Uncanny R-Men.
An R rating isn't necessarily the way to go even for a "realistic" or "gritty" movie—or a comedy, for that matter—although it certainly seems to be working out for Deadpool. For better or worse, that probably means we'll see more R-rated superhero movies in the near future, and one of those could be X-Force.Read More
Very high-budget fan-fiction.
If you're an X-Men fan, you've probably got at least one character (or twelve) that ends up in every fan-fiction or fantasy you have about what could/should/might happen. None of us got to write X-Men: Apocalypse, but when it came down to deciding who'd appear and who'd fight what when and with whom, screenwriter Simon Kinberg says the decision-making did feel a lot like "fan-fiction."Read More
There are two types of people in this world: those who don't understand the appeal of Gambit, and those who want to have sex with Gambit. I kid, I kid -- but let's not deny that a big part of Gambit's fandom revolves around his sex appeal. The creators of the upcoming Gambit feature film seem well-aware of that fact.Read More
Of course Deadpool, Gambit, and the X-Men all live in the same world on the comic book page, but when it comes to the silver screen, crossovers get tricky (e.g. two Quicksilvers). But if you like to keep your canon neat and clean, you'll dig this news: the current cinematic adaptations of X-Men, Deadpool, and Gambit officially exist in a shared universe, just as they should, according to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg.Read More
Can't stop, won't stop.
Last month, domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said that although the studio was disappointed, Fox remains "committed to these characters" and that sequel they greenlit before the first Fantastic Four came out. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg shared a similar sentiment with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival.Read More
[UPDATED] BREAKING: Fault In Our Stars Director Josh Boone to Direct FOX’s X-Men Spin-Off The New Mutants
THIS JUST IN. The X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, is moving forward as a film at FOX, and they've hired director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to helm.Read More
"You like it, chere? I get you one for Christmas."
Officially official!Read More
"Hey, how much money do you think we can squeeze out of people?"
After having 99% of her screentime unceremoniously chopped from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Anna Paquin's Rogue will finally get to take part in some futureverse shenanigans when her scenes are included in a special "Rogue Cut" of the film, set to come out in 2015.Read More
It's okay, Charles, the '80s will do that to you.
X-Men sticklers will tell you - Professor Xavier is as bald as a cueball. But when you're casting a leading man for your film about young, hip mutants, you couldn't possibly make him shave his head. No one finds that appealing. Nope. But as timelines converge it seems the creators of the franchise may be starting to fold to the pressure. Will James McAvoy start losing those locks in X-Men: Apocalypse?Read More
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Everyone welcome Simon Kinberg to Twitter!Read More
Days of Future Past Roundup: Rogue’s Deleted Scene and Wolverine’s Lead Role Explained, Famke Janssen Talks Female X-Men
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During the hype for the film, many of our readers complained about X-Men Days of Future Past's Quicksilver. But having seen the film, I can tell you he was the best part. That's not to say The Avengers: Age of Ultron's version won't be cooler but listen to writer Simon Kinberg as he's asked to explain why the character was chosen for the film. Now, we don't know what was going on in Hollywood but Joss Whedon confirmed he'd be using both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch on May 17 of last year, though it was hinted at on April 21. Bryan Singer made the casting announcement for X-Men's Quicksilver (Evan Peters) on May 23. He even made what could have passed for a dig at the Avengers sequel in his tweet, (Age of Ultron's Quicksilver - Aaron Taylor-Johnson - wasn't revealed until October.), and while I don't mean to imply they did it on purpose, it's hard to believe they hadn't heard rumblings about the character.Read More