The first teaser trailer for Fantastic Four drops, places its science at the forefront

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  It’s finally here. We now have our first look at the ultra-secretive Fantastic Four reboot, and as promised, there’s a good deal of Cronenberg and a sense of scientific discovery in the scenes presented. We don’t really get a great look at the team members utilizing their powers beyond a few brief glimpses, but […]

Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg discuss The Fantastic Four’s influences and secrecy

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More so than any other comics-based film, the Josh Trank-helmed reboot of The Fantastic Four, has been a divisive prospect for fans. The veil of mystery and the lack of anything official emerging from production – not even a set photo – coupled with many out-of-context descriptions (ex: Doctor Doom is an angry blogger!) have led […]

Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm cast in X-Men: Apocalypse

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We reported on this topic just a few weeks back, but now according to Variety, Bryan Singer has settled on his three younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm for the 1980’s set X-Men: Apocalypse. Playing Cyclops will be Tye Sheridan, who blew my socks off in Mud and the recent David Gordon Green […]

X-Men: Apocalypse contenders include Game of Thrones and Mud stars

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A couple of months back, The Wrap had reported a list of young actors and actresses that were in contention to take over the roles of Young Jean Grey and Scott Summers in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. While movement on these roles had slowed a bit due the holidays, it looks like some more contenders […]

Fox announces a 2016 release for Gambit

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  As a part of a larger number of release dates on Fox’s future tentpole schedule unveiled this evening, the studio has announced that the Channing Tatum-starring X-Men spin-off, Gambit, will see an October 7, 2016 release. The film, featuring the X-Men’s kinetic card-wielding cajun, has no other cast or crew attached beyond Tatum and […]

Neill Blomkamp was secretly working on Alien sequel ideas

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Here’s a fun little “what if..?” to start off your new year. The mastermind behind the Academy Award nominated District 9 and the less well regarded Elysium was secretly working on his own version of an Alien sequel, at least at the conceptual stage. Blomkamp took to Twitter, via an unverified account, last night and posted […]

Boom! Studios gets ‘innovative’ first look deal with Fox

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Somewhere in the Long Slog Of 2013’s Comic Book Movie summer, I probably suggested that 2 Guns might end up being the most important film in terms of how Hollywood deals with comics properties (relatively low budget non superhero fare); how true that will be remains to be seen but it DEFINITELY was the most important film for Boom! Studios. They’ve just signed a first look deal with 20th Century Fox, that, at least in the hype rollout, sounds promising in terms of how it involves comics creators: