With the news that an Apocalypse film is following X-Men Days of Future Past, you have to wonder how many more Wolverine films Hugh Jackman has in him. Maybe he’s not a part of Apocalypse, but that’s hard to imagine if it follows Days of Future Past so closely. I was one who really enjoyed The Wolverine and if they hadn’t have awkwardly jammed Viper into the mix, I think it would have been fantastic. I’m glad Mangold and Jackman are reteaming. The following is an excerpt from a ComingSoon talk with Mangold about his plans for the sequel.
20th Century Fox is looking to get another Wolverine movie made, and director James Mangold is in the process of developing it. In an interview withThe Wall Street Journal the director talked about the first film, as well as the sequel. He talks about the themes and ideas that the sequel explores, and he addresses the iconic costume. Here’s what he had to say about the first movie,
“With the movie I just finished, I think that I very much focused, when I went to Fox and presented, I told them I was interested in making a movie about someone who feels like anyone they love will die, not only that they are cursed but that anyone they become attached to becomes cursed. That film was about Logan’s jaundiced view of society.”
Where is the X-Men franchise going after Days of Future Past? Apparently to the Age of Apocalypse! A new X-Men movie entitled X-Men: Apocalypse is now scheduled for theaters on May 27, 2016. It all came about via mad tweeter Bryan Singer who I’m supposing is staying with the franchise to bring the biggest villain in the X-universe yet to be seen onscreen to fans.
#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
Five shall stand; five shall fall. These are the finalists announced today by the Academy for the Visual F/X Oscar. Continue reading
Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands. We’ll look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today. We’ll also rank their 10 greatest movies and give them the same treatment to compare what they have been doing to their very best work. (A quick side-note: if an artist is/has been a regular on a TV show we’ll also grade the seasons individually; artists need 10 projects to qualify).
I grew up in a very strict household in terms of….well, everything, but music for example. Getting approval for any music with words was onerous and I between the period where I stopped trying and snuck it in anyway and was still being scrutinized, I became obsessed with movie music. Film scores, even for films I wouldn’t be allowed to see for years, were somehow kosher in the Kafkaesque parental rule book and I devoured them. There weren’t too many 11 year olds who knew who John Williams was. I knew who he was: he was the greatest composer of the 20th century (I should say “is” as the maestro is still with us, but we’re out of the century is my point). Continue reading
Big day for new trailers. First AMS2 and now a new trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, opening March 7, 2014.