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Films to look out for in 2013 Part 3

Hi people of the interweb, its been a while since the last time I did this. But anyway welcome to the third and part of Films to look out for in 2013! If you haven’t read the previous parts check them out here and here. Today’s set of films will be taking place from summer right up into Christmas, so let’s get started!

Despicable Me 2

Release Date: July 9 (US), October 15 (UK)

If the first teaser trailer didn’t get you in the mood for Despicable Me 2 then this one has to, it’s great. As bad as this may sound to some people, I only got around to watching Despicable Me a few weeks ago. I initially was never interested in the film because I guess it just rubbed me the wrong way when I saw the trailers for it. But surprisingly I actually liked the film. The story was nice, those Minions were hilarious and the soundtrack by Pharrell Williams was great. So now with that knowledge in mind I am curious to see what happens in this sequel, what’s going on with Gru and the girls? What kind of other villains will be lurking around? Will Vector return from the moon? Will Mr. Perkins try to get back at Gru? So many questions need answering. I guess we’ll see later on in the year!

Pacific Rim

Release Date: July 12 (US & UK)

Before seeing the trailer for this film I wasn’t too bothered about the film, the only thing that held my interest was the fact that Guillermo del Toro wa directing it. Luckily the trailer that came out last month and confirmed that this film would be one to look out for. Here we have a world where people pilot giant robots and battle giant monsters who come from the ocean. The concept alone sounds awesome and the trailer makes it look even cooler. YouTube reviewer Jeremy Jahns described the film as a cross between Power Rangers, Real Steel and Godzilla and to be honest that’s a pretty accurate description. Now obviously monster movies can either be good or bad but since del Toro is behind this one it has to be at least worth a look right?

The Wolverine

Release Date: July 26 (US & UK)

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Ah yeah time for some more Wolverine! Now while the last Wolverine film disappointed me beyond belief I find myself once again getting hyped up for another one. This time the filmmakers are adapting a classic storyline from from the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, here the title character travels to Japan, encounters people from his past and gets to duke it out with the Silver Samurai! All of this sounds automatically way better than the previous film. The film seems much more character-driven and story-based along with more action too. Naturally I have reservations and I’m trying to keep my excitement levels in check, but Hugh Jackman and James Mangold are continuously making this film sound epic, so here’s hoping Marvel and 20th Century Fox don’t let us fans down again.

300: Rise of an Empire

Release Date: August 2 (US & UK)

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Now while I used to think 300 was badass when I was 17, over the years I grew up and the film really didn’t hold up very well for me. So now we have 300: Rise of an Empire, a prequel film with loads of action and new stories to tell. I don’t really know much about this new film and honestly I don’t think it’s entirely necessary, 300 was good on its own. But hell we’ll see what happens with this prequel when August comes around.

Elysium

Release Date: August 9 (US), September 20 (UK)

Elysium is another one of those films that I’ve heard about but don’t really know what it’s about. the only info I have on this film is that it’s the next big film from District 9 director Neil Blomkamp and it stars Matt Damon. Those two reasons alone make me want to watch this film, I loved District 9 and I love Matt Damon so it’s a win-win situation for me. The plot basically states: “Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.” Sounds pretty interesting, can’t wait to see how this turns out.

Riddick

Release Date: September 6

Oh yeah finally the return of Riddick! Vin Diesel finally returns to one of his most famous roles in Riddick, the third film in this film series. The plot sounds pretty cool too: “Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.” It seems like the filmmakers are going back to basics by making this film more in line with Pitch Black and giving it an R rating too. He’s hoping there’s still some interesting tales to be told in the life and times of Riddick.

The Tomb

Release Date: September 27 (US & UK)

I remember when the first image for The Tomb was first really, and there was all this buzz about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone being in the same film together (outside of The Expendables). I knew from that one image that this film would be something for me to check out. The film will follow Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), a structural engineer who is wrongly convicted of a crime, and is incarcerated in a prison of his own design, aided in his escape by his cellmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Any film with Sly and Arnie in it is worth my time, I just hope it has enough action to meet my requirements.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Release Date: October 4 (US)

Alrighty then here we have Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the sequel to the massively successful 2005 comic book film Sin City. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller return to co-direct the long-awaited sequel. This is the film with the ever-expanding cast, I swear the number of people in this film just keep increasing! The cast includes Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Alexa Vega, Jaime King, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert. And then add Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple and Julia Garner… Jesus Christ! Too many damn people! With all these people it makes me wonder if this film with finish production on time, I guess we’ll see later on this year.

The World’s End

Release Date: August 14 (UK), October 25 (US)

Alright a new film from Edgar Wright, any film by him is a mandatory watch. I’ve been looking forward to The World’s End for a while. This is the final film in the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” along with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.The film stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Oliver
Eddie Marsan as a group of friends who reunite after twenty years to reattempt an “epic” pub crawl from their youth.

Ender’s Game

Release Date: October 25 (UK), November 1 (US)

I’ve heard a lot about Ender’s Game and the main reason I’m watching it is because of Harrison Ford. As far as I’m aware he hasn’t been in agood serious film for a while now so here’s hoping that he gets a chance to shine in tis film. Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel of the same name the film will star Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future alien invasion, along Ford, the film also includes Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.

Thor: The Dark World

Release Date: October 30 (UK), November 8 (US)

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Like with Iron Man 3, I don’t think I have to tell you how hyped I am for Thor: The Dark World. I am beyond hyped! I loved Thor back in 2011 and I have been impatiently waiting for the sequel for a while now. It seems like in the sequel Thor and company will have a much bigger battle on their hands that involved all of the Nine Realms as he takes on Malekith and the Dark Elves and also tries to continue his relationship with Jane Foster. I can’t wait to see what Alan Taylor brings to the film as the new director, I seriously want to be blown away by this film. With all of the actors, practical sets and much larger scale story I think Thor: the Dark World is set to be a really great sequel.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Release Date: November 22 (UK & US)

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I enjoyed the The Hunger Games for what it was, Jennifer Lawrence was wonderful as the lead character and I liked the story and action involved. Loads of people complain about the way in which the book was adapted to film and there was controversy about the violence and race of specific characters. But it was all just blown out of proportion. All I know is that the film was good and I’m interested to see what happens in Catching Fire. In the sequel Katniss and Peeta’s victory is cut short as the Quarter Quell puts them back into the Hunger Games for the second time.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release Date: December 13 (US & UK)

Yes, this what I’m talking about, The Hobbit Part 2! I really enjoyed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it looks like in December this year we get to continue the fun in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In this film Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) continues his journey with Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellen) and the thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and take on Smaug the dragon.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues

Release Date: December 20

While not much is known about Anchorman 2, all I know is that the first film was awesome and they better not fuck things up with this sequel. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was a great comedy film, one of the best I’d seen in years, there was no need for a sequel. But hell it’s happening anyway. The cast have all returned and the one minute trailer seemed alright so here’s hoping this new film is worth the wait.

Last Vegas

Release Date: December 20 (US & UK)

This last film I’d never heard of until I saw it on a film guide on another website and since I liked the cast members involved I thought it’d be worth a watch. Last Vegas features Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.

Well that’s it, that’s all of my picks of the films you should be looking out for in 2013. My god just trying to put this list together over the last two blog posts has just been so long you don’t even know! But anyway hopefully you enjoyed my picks and tell me yours in the comments below.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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New Story Details of The Wolverine

I love finding secretive superhero film news on the internet, well maybe on so secret as it is just not in the usual place where its meant to be found. Anyways new story information on The Wolverine has emerged from Empire Magazine and FilmoFilia have taken a few segments from it to provide us new info in the following article:

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“We’ve all been paying attention to the behind the scenes doings of James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Though the story is based on the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller arc—one of my all time favorites—plot details have been relatively sparse. As you’re well aware, “based on” means very little sometimes.

Now, however, we get a little peek behind the curtain. In the new issue of Empire, producer Hutch Parker talks plot and lets it slip why Logan (Hugh Jackman) winds up in Japan.

Here’s what Parker has to say on the matter:

“We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn’t fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience—effectively Logan saved him—is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he’s had. But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan, and to some degree the feudal history of Japan.

The quality of this story is that it takes Logan on such a challenging personal journey. He’s so in isolation, so out of his element. It’s a much more powerful distillation of his character than you’ve seen before. It’s why people have always love this particular story.”

In a vague way this sounds similar to the Claremont/Miller storyline, but the details have been substantially altered. Still, this description is thematically comparable to the source material. You have Logan in the land of the rising sun, engulfed in the underworld of modern Japan, there’s a shadowy woman, and he’s delving into as yet uncharted elements of his past that will force him to confront some unpleasant truths.

While it may not be an exact replica of a comic storyline, the changes don’t make me cringe reading them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely concerned (as every decent X-Men fan) and we’ll have to wait to see this bad boy until we can be sure, but this is close enough to remain optimistic in a cautious sense, in addition to what I’ve said earlier – It would be nice to see a depth given to the beloved hero and I think that Mangold intends to do just that.

Parker’s description also explains why we’ve seen shots from what we can assume is a World War II camp.

The Wolverine also stars Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada and Svetlana Khodchenkova. It is set to hit the theaters on July 26th, 2013.”

The more I read about this film, the more I get excited. I like how they’re really drawing from the comic book material and its great that they’re also trying to humanize Wolverine as a character too which is something he really needs. One of the issues that many critics had with Wolverine as a character in his first solo film was that he was invincible which made him hard to care about and relate to, so I hope this film will rectify that problem. Logan/Wolverine is a very emotional character and has gone through so much in his life from being experimented on, to losing so many loved ones, to being on the battlefield in many wars over many decades. There is a massive wealth to his character that casual audiences don’t know about and I pray some of that gets captured and translated onto the big screen to show casual audiences and film critics that he is human.

Now I know what happens when you get too excited about a film before its release, there is the chance it can suck and believe me I’ve been there before, 4 years ago. Back when X-Men Origins: Wolverine came out I was convinced before the film’s release that it was gonna be badass… How wrong was I? That film was just an insult to so much of the comic book source material and the awesome mini backstory that was created in X-Men 2. After that I never wanted to see another Wolverine film, but then I let time pass and of course I saw X-Men: First Class. That film leads me to believe that there was glimmer of hope for the next Wolverine film under 20th Century Fox. I just hope that director James Mangold and his writers can get right this time.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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New Thor: The Dark World Details Revealed!

Ahhh yeah time to talk more about Thor: The Dark World, now even though we’ve had information from the cast, set pictures and the first official picture a few days ago, details on the actual story have been rather sparse since the initial synopsis was posted up online last year. But luckily IGN are here with an article to give us some new information:

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“There’s no question that Thor was one of the tougher nuts to crack in Marvel’s Phase One slate of films. But thanks to both Chris Hemsworth‘s dedicated performance and Kenneth Branagh’s classy direction, the first Thor movie ended up being the surprise hit of the studio’s first round of Avenger movies.

But now with Game of Thrones’ Alan Taylor taking up the Asgardian reins for Thor: The Dark World, one can’t help but wonder what’s in store of the God of Thunder and his cherished home world.

“By bringing director Alan Taylor into the mix, with his expertise on The Sopranos, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, we came up with a take that allows us to get more into the nooks and crannies of Asgard and its people,” Marvel Studios executive producer Craig Kyle told Empire Magazine. “We spend more time on the ground with the commoners, as opposed to in the palace.”

Kyle added that the sequel will first introduce a group of “rag-tag invaders known as The Marauders,” which Yahoo Movies speculates could be a variant on the comics’ team of assassins employed by supervillain Mister Sinister (first seen in Uncanny X-Men #210). In the movie, The Marauders will leave Asgard in a weakened state, thus paving the way for  the Dark Elves to make their move against Thor and The Nine Realms.

“It’s a very complicated blend [of genres: high science fiction, gritty fantasy, and realism],” Kyle continued. “Thor is, until Guardians of the Galaxy hits, by far our most wild, fringe Marvel piece. But that’s why it’s the Marvel Universe and not Marvel Earth!”

Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8.”

If what Craig Kyle says is true than we already have a film that’s surpassed the first film. It seems like Alan Taylor and the rest of the filmmakers are really taking into consideration all of the weaknesses/problems with the previous film and is trying to rectify that with the sequel. When I read that they were actually stepping outside of the palace and hanging around with the commoners made me smile so much! While the world of Asgard looked great in Thor, we rarely got to see any of its citizens outside of the palace or at all. So I’m glad that’s been addressed with the sequel. Also according to a report from Screen Rant the film is set one year after The Avengers and two years after Thor so I’m interested to see how time has affected these characters and whether there’s any significant changes to them. I’m also interested to learn who this other villainous force is in the form of ‘The Marauders’, it seems like they’re vital to the plot and if they do mess up Asgard enough to leave then in a weakened state then they sound awesome. Thor, Sif and The Warriors Three need a good challenge. Their fight against the Frost Giants in the first film was badass, but then that was it. The fight against the Destroyer Armour wasn’t so much a fight as it was a short skermish that wasn’t very interesting. I really want to be blown aware by the fight scenes and action sequences, like the first film but times ten!

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Lincoln Review

I’m sorry for taking so long to get this review online, but as some of you may have seen who follow this blog I have been posting like a crazy man over the last 3 days and I didn’t want to overload their subscription lists haha. Anyway I saw Lincoln on the weekend just to see what the hype was about and see if it was worthy of all the praise, so is it a great historical film or just another boring biographical film? Read on and find out!

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So the story covers the final few months of Abraham Lincoln’s life, focusing on the President’s efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. I found it interesting to see how Lincoln tried to get this amendment passed in order to abolish slavery, and I also found it interesting to see how a lot of people weren’t down with the idea and thought it was too radical for time too. The story in this film is dramatic, emotional and impactful. There are elements of corruption, dirty dealings in the background, and there is also a lot of tension in the film too. It was captivating though the story was hard to follow at times because of the specific dialogue used. And speaking of the dialogue, this film is very dialogue-heavy and not that much action happens, but if you can sit still and embrace the story then you’ll enjoy the film a lot.

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Then there’s the cast of Lincoln, they were all grand. Firstly Daniel Day-Lewis really does give an Oscar worthy performance as Abraham Lincoln. He carries the role with such gravitas and conviction, and he embodies the character to the point where you don’t even see him as an actor. The way he moved and spoke, I saw Lincoln in him and while I can’t tell how accurate it was to real thing I felt that he really kicked ass! Also Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln was outstanding, her performance was emotionally charged and you could see that she was a fragile and complex and Field handled the role wonderfully especially in her intense scenes with Daniel Day-Lewis. But my favourite performance came from Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, he was this intense force of nature who was a no-nonsense kind of guy who insults people he doesn’t like, so badass. Jones was incredible and his performance was powerful, unforgettable and quite funny at points too. And there was also some great performances from David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Costabile and Jared Harris to name a few. There really are too many people to mention in this film, but all of the cast were really on the mark.

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The presentation is also very good. The cinematography and camera work was excellent with some great shots and angles at many points in the film. And the soundtrack by John Williams, well John Williams is automatically awesome and while this isn’t one of his most memorable soundtracks, the score he composed for this film was fantastic.

So in conclusion Lincoln is probably one of the best historical dramas I’ve ever seen. Now while I haven’t seen too many films of this genre I have seen a good few before this film and this one is great. I was surprised with how much I actually enjoyed this film, but it was definitely a brilliant film that deserves all the praise it’s getting. Steven Spielberg has done a great job with this film, the cast is great, the story is solid and the presentation is grand. I highly recommend this film; it is worth your time and money.

Rating: 9/10 (Super Seal of Approval!)

There’s another review done, I hope you enjoyed and whatever your thoughts on the film drop them below in the comments section! See ya on the next review! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Filming in New York in February

Yay more Spider-Man news. With all the casting news surrounding the next instalment in the new Spider-Man film series one has to wonder when filming will begin. Though luckily it seems it’ll be sooner rather than later as it states in this article from superherohype:

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The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will begin principal photography next month and they’ll be in New York City for a two-week venture. On Location Vacations reports that the production will be in New York from February 12th through the 26th and the film will be shooting under the name “Untitled Columbia Pictures Project.” There’s no word on where production will move after New York.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Martin Sheen are set to reprise their roles for the film. They are joined by Jamie Foxx as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. It was reported yesterday that Paul Giammatti is in talks to play the Rhino in the film and actress Felicity Jones is up for another unnamed role.

The Amazing Spider-Man sequel is once again being directed by Marc Webb and will hit theaters on May 2, 2014.”

Okay so while we don’t have any specific information on where or what specifically the film crew will be shooting, at least we know it’ll be soon. Now I’m sure there are loads of people who loved the hell out of The Amazing Spider-Man and I’m not sure what I said in my review of the film last year, but honestly I wasn’t to keen on it. While Andrew Garfield was great and so was Emma Stone, I didn’t like how awkward Parker was, and Spidey’s jokes weren’t nearly as funny as the comics and TV shows. Plus the Lizard sucked as a villain and Curt Connors’ backstory was butchered. Then there’s the fact that the film was advertised as ‘The Untold Story’ but there really wasn’t that much unknown to me and most fans of the source material. And lastly the marketing killed the film, it showed far too much, all the best action sequences, the whole tower falling over which was clearly at the end of the film and the post-credits scene had no substance because that too was in the frigging trailer!

Marvel and Sony are really gonna have to make something special to get me onboard for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, luckily they’ve gotten the first film out of the way so we should get a much more interesting sequel.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Paul Giamatti Up for Rhino Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Okay now out of all the news coming out surrounding The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this has to be the most surprising to me, way more than Jamie Foxx’s involvement as Electro. When I saw the headline for the article I was totally like “What? No way!” Totally took me by surprise. Anyway here is the article from superherohype for you to read:

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“It looks like Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will be getting another new villain! The Hollywood Reporter says that Paul Giamatti is in talks to play the Rhino in the May 2, 2014 film. It’s also being reported that Felicity Jones is in talks for an undisclosed role.

The alter-ego of Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich, the Rhino first appeared in 1966’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #41. A former low-key thug, an experiment grafted a nearly-indestructible polymer to Aleksei’s skin, making him nearly unstoppable.

Giamatti appeared last in year in a variety of projects like Rock of Ages, Cosmopolis and John Dies at the End. Jones, meanwhile, is well known for roles in films like The Tempest and Like Crazy.

Already set to star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan and Martin Sheen, the new chapter in the Spider-Man saga was already confirmed to see the debut of Electro (Foxx) and Mary Jane Watson (Woodley).”

Now while Rhino isn’t really one of my favourite Spidey villains, I do have respect for certain incarnations of the character like in Spider-Man: The Animated Series or The Spectacular Spider-Man TV Series. But to have him put into live-action? No, no, no. That just doesn’t sound like a good idea, I can just imagine the suit and the character being butchered. Plus what’s the deal with getting Paul Giamatti involved with this role? Now don’t get me wrong Paul Giamatti is a great actor and from what I’ve seen him in he is very versatile, but as someone like Rhino I couldn’t see Giamatti taking on that kind of persona especially because he’s so dimwitted. As for Felicity Jones I’m not familiar with her but there’s a rumour of her potentially playing Betty Brant, if that’s the case then that be badass because she looks the part although a bit young in appearance for my liking. But otherwise she’s fine.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: Days of Future Past

I really wish I had posted about this yesterday but I had a lot of other YouTube-based stuff to take care of, plus there was so much other news I needed to blog about. So the news continues today with info on X-Men: Days of Future Past from the director Bryan Singer with the following article from superherohype:

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“Director Bryan Singer isn’t messing around with the prospects of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film is shaping up to be the most ambitious X-Men film to date. One reason for that is much of both casts from the original X-Men films and the most recent X-Men: First Class are coming together. In an interview with Empire, Singer spoke at length about the film and the prospects of such a big movie.

“It’s epic. I don’t think people realize how big this movie’s going to be. We get to bring both casts together. We’ve cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick with them. That’s why Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible.”

With the inclusion of many characters that are not present in the original comic book storyline, some fans have wondered how close the film will stick to the source material. Singer assures us that, while different, it will honor the original comic.

“It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it’s like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie.”

After all of the casting announcements for the film, many have speculated that the film will not acknowledge the events of X-Men: The Last Stand or X-Men Origins: Wolverine due to continuity issues, but Singer says every film in the series is being considered canon.

“I’m taking into account every movie – I’m not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. I’m taking into account the entire universe as it’s been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so there’s some clean-up. But ultimately I’m not just ignoring them either.”

Since the film’s announcement, Singer has been slowly announcing the cast for the film via his Twitter account, and he doesn’t plan on stopping.

 “I’ll be using Twitter as an avenue. I think Twitter is an amazing thing. Very often something gets out there in the rumour-sphere, and people start building up an impression of something that might not be right. So what I want to do is just little by little drop out whatever information is official.”

Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in “Uncanny X-Men” #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

Confirmed cast members for the film include Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman.”

All of this sounds very intriguing and fancy. I like how Bryan Singer consulted James Cameron for information on time travel, as we all know Cameron did a bloody good job with the first two Terminator films so if you were to consult anyone about that kind of thing, James Cameron would be a good choice. The concept of time travel is a very fickle thing and it has to be handled in the right way in order for it to work, Singer seems to know that and I like how he knows there are rules that you have to set up and stick to. It seems like this film will definitely be adapting elements from the source material which is always a good thing, but I find surprising is that he is including the entire chronology of the X-Men film series. This may surprise and anger most fans due to the fact that the continuity between the films is completely messed up, but apparently he’s gonna try to find a way to make it work.

Oh and there’s one other tidbit of information I found from IGN‘s article on Bryan Singer’s interview about this new X-Men film:

“Singer also revealed that the movie will feature yet another PG-13 F-bomb, following up on Hugh Jackman’s memorable cameo line from First Class. “We’re going to have another one in this one. We have another one coming up!””

Yes, yes and yes again. Wolverine’s cameo in First Class was one of the best cameos ever and I was surprised but immensely impressed. While I’m not overly into swearing, it is totally part of Wolverine’s personality and it was well-received by most fans back in 2011 so I’m all for another one in this sequel.

 
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Alison Brie Isn’t ‘Opposed’ To ‘Captain America’ Role

I found this article to be pretty interesting, because obviously I saw the picture first and was like “Damn!” And then I went to investigate and found the information on Alison Brie and how she felt about the upcoming Captain America sequel. The following article comes from Splash Page MTV:

“Chris Evans is Captain America, but there’s another actor out there who might be better-suited for the part.

Recently, a photoshopped image of “Community” actress Alison Brie as Captain America found its way online — and onto Brie’s radar. The actress spoke with MTV News all about the “Captain America” picture at Sundance, and also spoke to rumors that she might have an actual part in the upcoming sequel.

“Many, many a person have sent this to me on Twitter, actually,” Brie said of the photo, pictured below. “I’m impressed with the abs. I’m down with it. Are you kidding? I love it. I’m going to go break Chris Evans’ kneecap, because obviously the second-best person to step into that role is me.”

Brie might not have to break any kneecaps to get a role in “The Winter Soldier,” as she’s already rumored for one of the film’s leads. For now, her lips are sealed on the prospect. “But I wouldn’t be opposed to it,” she said.

As for the directors of “Captain America,” Joe and Anthony Russo, Brie had nothing but glowing reviews for the sibling filmmakers — and she should know, having worked with the pair on numerous “Community” episodes.

“I’m excited that they’re going to do it,” she shared. “I think they’re going to bring something different to it. I love the Russo brothers. I just adore them. I think they’re incredible. Everything they do is incredible. It’ll be a nice change for those Marvel superhero movies, to have a fresh take on it.””

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Firstly whoever photoshopped this picture should be commended, it looks pretty professional and almost completely realistic. Now while we know she’ll never be Captain America in the films, if she played an excited fan or parodied the hero in a TV show or film that’d be just fine by me. As for her involvement in the sequel we can see that she’s aware that she’s in the running for the role I think and she does seem interested in being part of Captain America 2. Besides being the absurd mixture of cuteness and hotness, Alison Brie is a great actress especially in Community (one of my favourite TV Shows ever!). She should absolutely be in this film, it’d be fantastic. Here’s hoping she does get the role eventually! 🙂

 
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New Images From Kick-Ass 2 Including Hit-Girl!

Alrighty so we finally get to see more images from Kick-Ass 2 but the most important part is we get to see Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl. The following info and images comes from superherohype:

“The first official image from Kick-Ass 2, revealed last week, featured Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass with Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes. The ferocious Hit-Girl was noticeably absent, but now there are a few images from the film as featured in the upcoming issue of Empire with the first look at Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) in the sequel as well as the rest of Kick-Ass’ newly formed ‘super group,’ Justice Forever.

In the sequel, after Kick-Ass’  insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation.”

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As we can clearly see Chloë Grace Moretz has clearly gotten a lot taller and grown up since Kick-Ass back in 2010. Obviously for the sake of the comic book source material she is still considered a girl, but Chloë is clearly old enough to register as a teenager. But other than Chloë’s age, it is great to see her back in the uniform and hopefully she’ll still be laying waste to everyone around her in this film just like before. You can also see in the second picture that Kick-Ass and Colonel Stars and Stripes are forming some sort of alliance, I just hope that in this film Jim Carrey will be put to full use and be badass!

 
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Wolverine Puts on a Suit in New Image From The Wolverine

While the title was misleading on superherohype I did like the actual images I came across, just have a look at how badass Logan/Wolverine looks here:

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Just have a look at that top picture, wow. I hate to sound like I have the hots for Hugh Jackman, but he does look very classy in that suit. Wolverine has never looked so smart, at least in a film format. It seems like the filmmakers are really taking this film an interesting direction and embracing the Japanese culture. What I get from this is that Wolverine is dressed up to go up against the Yakuza or something, because the Japanese Yakuza like the Italian Mafia all wear fancy suits.

As for the bottom picture that seems like more typical Logan attire. Nice. I can really get anything else from that picture really besides the fact that Jackman’s expression shows us that he seems on a mission to get somewhere or do someone in there.

 
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