Next X-Men Movie Set to Take Place in The 90s

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 12, 2016.

During an interview for the release of the latest X-Men movie, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the next X-Men movie to follow X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1990s.

“The next one is set in the ’90s,” said Kinberg.

This will follow the pattern that the franchise has been following recently since X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, X-Men: Days of Future Past took place during the 1970s, and X-Men: Apocalypse taking place in the 1980s.

It’s also not entirely clear what exactly Kinberg meant by “the next one.” He could either be referencing the next core X-Men movie, or he could be referencing one of the possible upcoming spinoff movies supposedly in development like the New Mutants, Gambit, X-Force, or any other X-Men related movie.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

Source– ComingSoon

Irredeemable Movie In Development

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 7, 2016.

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the film rights to BOOM! Studios 37-issue series Irredeemable, by writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause.

Irredeemable centered on Plutonian who was once the world’s greatest superhero. He eventually snapped, took control of the Earth, and ruled it with an iron and bloody fist. Plutonian’s former super team called the Paradigm is the only force remaining willing to put a stop to his madness. In their desperation, the Paradigm turns to one of the world’s most notorious villains for help.

Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) is set to write the film, with Adam McKay (Ant-Man) set to direct.

BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will produce the film alongside McKay, Gary Sanchez, and Kevin Messick.

Source- Deadline

X-23 Rumored to Make Her Film Debut in Wolverine 3

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 21, 2016.

The upcoming third installment in the Wolverine standalone movies has been gathering quite a bit of buzz since it will be Hugh Jackman’s last run as the character, possibly be based on the popular Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, and could also be rated R. Since this will be Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, many thought that this would mean the end of having any healing claw wielding mutants in the future X-Men films, but if this latest rumor is to be believed than we could possibly see someone else take up the mantle of Wolverine after Jackman’s departure.

A recent rumor from SuperHeroHype suggests that X-23 might also be showing up in the film. The report follows a casting call sent out for Wolverine 3, which asks for, “Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian-looking females over the age of 21, a height of 4′ – 4’11, and a size 0-4,”.

That casting could be for any number of major or minor roles in the movie, but early thinking is leaning towards Laura Kinney aka X-23 at the moment. X-23 is a genetic clone of Wolverine who has two retractable claws in her hands and one in her feet. She first appeared in the show X-Men: Evolution before being later introduced into the comics. Over the years, Laura has become a very popular character in the X-Men comics and recently she has taken on the role of Wolverine after the events of the Death of Wolverine story.

No official statement from the filmmakers about the rumor has been given yet but if X-23 does appear in the movie, could we possibly be seeing a passing of the torch story where Jackman’s Wolverine allows someone who he views as a daughter take on his name as the new Wolverine in the X-Men film universe, a possible one-off character for the movie, or as just a little easter egg for fans?

Until we know for certain, fans can expect to see Wolverine 3, directed by James Mangold and starring Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, possibly Live Schreiber who is interested in returning to play Sabertooth again, and Boyd Holbrook as a villain, in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Source- SuperHeroHype

Casting Rumors for The New Mutants Movie Appear

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 2, 2016.

With the success of Deadpool and the anticipation over X-Men: Apocalypse building, 20th Century Fox is starting to focus on their other X-Men spin-off movies. One of these known spin-offs is a New Mutants movie directed and co-written by Josh Boone, which appears to have possibly added three new members to its cast.

According to HitFix, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) is rumored to be attached as Wolfsbane, aka Rahne Sinclair, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illya Rasputin, aka Magik, and Alexandra Shipp, who plays Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, will be joining them.

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In addition to these three, the site also mentions that Cannonball, Sunspot, and Mirage will also be included as New Mutants team members as well but have not been casted yet. It is currently unknown if Adan Canto will reprise his role as Sunspot from X-Men: Days of Future Past again for this film. James McAvoy will also be reprising his role as Professor Charles Xavier to play a “significant role” in the film.

So far there’s no word yet on when we can expect to see the New Mutants in theaters, but until then fans can look forward to X-Men: Apocalypse which opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

SourceHitFix

Gambit Movie Delayed Again

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 1, 2016.

20th Century Fox’s standalone Gambit movie has had a very rocky production. After almost losing Channing Tatum as the lead star and the departure of the original director, Gambit just can’t seem to catch a break. Things are especially not looking good for the movie again since it appears that the film has now been removed from Fox’s release schedule and has also been delayed yet again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gambit which was supposed to begin production in the first quarter of 2016, won’t be starting production until the end of 2016. THR also states that the film is undergoing rewrites from Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL screenwriter Reid Carolin.

In the meantime, director Doug Liman is reportedly in negotiations to direct The Wall, the first ever original movie for Amazon Studios. The Wall, which was written by Dwain Worrell, is the studios first spec script purchase and is a psychological thriller starring a sniper. Liman expects to start filming The Wall this spring/summer before switching back over to Gambit.

Gambit was originally set to be directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apeswho had left the project last September due to scheduling conflicts. However, a story from Deadline suggests that his departure may have actually been due to ongoing disagreements over both the script and the budget for the movie.

No new projected release date for Gambit or official statement on the delay has been released by 20th Century Fox at this time.

Source- The Hollywood Reporter

Predator 4 Gets an Official Release Date

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 28, 2016.

Rumors of a fourth Predator film have been circling for years ever since the release of the last one in 2010. Those rumors have now been squashed so we’ll be seeing the intergalactic aliens hunters returning to poach the human race once again soon.

According to ComicBook.com, 20th Century Fox has officially announced that Predator 4, possibly titled The Predator, will be released on March 2, 2018.

The script for The Predator was written by Shane Black (Iron Man 3) and Fred Dekker. Black is rumored to be also directing the film. No other details about the movie are known.

Earlier this month, Fox had revealed a teaser art poster of the movie that included the phrase: “You’ll Never See Him Coming.”

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Source- ComicBook.com

Domino Rumored to be in Deadpool 2

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 27, 2016.

Now that Deadpool has become such a massive success, news and rumors about whats next in store for the highly anticipated sequel have already started cropping up. We already know that the sequel will feature Cable in a prominent role due to the post-credits sequence, but if this latest rumor is to be believed then Deadpool 2 could also be getting a very lucky addition to its cast.

According to Heroic Hollywood, an unidentified source from 20th Century Fox claims that Neena Thurman aka Domino, will also be featured in Deadpool 2.

A former mercenary and expert marksman, Domino is a mutant with the ability to manipulate luck. Usually seen as one of the main staple characters of X-Force, Domino has also had an on-again/off-again relationship with Cable in the comics.

At the moment, this is still merely an unconfirmed rumor from an unidentified source. Not to mention the script for the Deadpool sequel is still being worked on. With the amount of revisions that go on until the final version of a script is complete, it is hard to say which characters will make the cut in the end due to their purpose in the story and the budgetary restrictions for the filmmakers to allow them to cast someone to play Domino, someone to make her costume, and a makeup crew to make her resemble her grey-skinned counterpart.

If this rumor is true and the writers are planning on adding Domino to the cast, we might be one step closer to seeing an eventual X-Force movie with Cable and Domino down the line especially since Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have said that an X-Force movie is one of their priorities and that they might have a hand in making it.

Deadpool 2 was greenlit right after its first weekend. So far we know that Reese and Wernick are definitely returning to work on a script while Reynolds and director Tim Miller are currently negotiating new contracts to return for the sequel. No set release date for movie has been set yet.

Deadpool is now playing in theaters; X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May 27, 2016; Gambit releases sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and an unannounced X-Men film on July 13, 2018.

Source- Heroic Hollywood

Julianne Moore In Talks To Play The Villain In Kingsman 2

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 18, 2016.

One of last year’s surprise hit movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is getting ready to start production on its upcoming sequel. Even though filming is not yet underway, we may know who might be taking over for Samuel L Jackson when it comes to main antagonist.

julianne_moore_berlin_h_2016According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is being eyed to play the villain in 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman sequel. The deal with Moore is not yet final, since she has several other projects in the works and scheduling may become a problem. No other details on her character were revealed but since The Secret Service, the original comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons that the first movie was based on, does not have a sequel, her character and the film will be more of an open canvas than a set adaption.

Matthew Vaughn is set to return as the director for the sequel along with Taron Egerton as the lead. One person who won’t be back is Colin Firth. The filmmakers reportedly tried to find a way to somehow squeeze Firth into the sequel, but it seems likes those plans may have been scrapped.

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2 is expected to begin shooting this May and is set for release in theaters in June 2017.

Source- The Hollywood Reporter

Stephen Lang Wants To Play Cable In The Deadpool Sequel

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 15, 2016.

With a sequel for Deadpool already confirmed by 20th Century Fox, the creative team are most likely currently planing whats next for the Merc With a Mouth and which charters will be joining him in his next big film outing. One character that we know for sure will be in the next one is Cable and it looks like someone is already campaigning to play him.

stephenlangcable-169807Stephen LangAvatar and Terra Nova, has apparently been a fan favorite for playing the time-traveling leader of X-Force for years. Lang’s feelings on the subject seems mutual since he just recently tweeted a picture of himself training at a gym accompanied with “Let’s lay some CABLE. You know I want it. This is pre-training. Thanks for spreading the word. #Deadpool”

While it is still way too early to tell if Cable will actually be in Deadpool 2 (even though the after credits scene said he will be), Lang does seem like a good choice for the character especially since the filmmakers did create Deadpool for the fans and made the characters pretty accurate to their comic book counterparts like Colossus. When the time for casting comes, it will all have to really boil down to the choice of candidates for the role, the budget, the availability of the actor for filming, chemistry compatibility, and any input from 20th Century Fox.

Cable could also possibly appear in other X-Men films as well like X-Force. X-Force has been in development for years but recently Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been campaigning for the film’s creation and also consider it to be on their list of priorities. Now that Deadpool has broken records on its opening weekend, maybe this will push Fox to consider making more R rated X-Men films and get them to finally green light the X-Force Movie.

The Empty Man Optioned By Fox

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 10, 2016.

20th Century Fox is adding another comic book film adaptation to their list of projects in the form of BOOM! Studios limited-run horror series, The Empty Man.

According to Deadline, Fox has optioned the 2014 six-issue series of The Empty Man, written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey, for a feature film adaption. Up and coming director David Prior, who is most well-known for an array of DVD documentary work for major films, including David Fincher’s Zodiac, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is attached to write and helm the adaptation.

The official description for The Empty Man series is:

“It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

The film will be produced by BOOM! Studios CEO and founder Ross Richie as well as Stephen Christy, the president of development. Adam Yoelin will co-produce along with Fox’s Mark Roybal and Ryan Jones.

The Empty Man joins a growing roster of Boom! Studios film projects in development at Fox, including James Wan’s Malignant Man, The Foundation, Imagine Agents, and Lumberjanes.

Source- Deadline