When X-Men: First Class rolls out to theaters next summer, audiences won’t have to wonder how much CGI work went into making Patrick Stewart young. Instead, Matthew Vaughn and 20th Century Fox have signed James McAvoy to play the young Charles Xavier in the fiml.
Before Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
While attending the BAFTA Awards, actress Hayley Atwell, who plays Peggy Carter, in the Captain America: The First Avenger movie, confirmed that Tommy Lee Jones makes an appearance in film. The only thing we don’t know at the moment is what character Jones will play. My guess is he will play a MiB who wipes everyone’s minds during the closing act of the film, so no one remembers the Super Soldier program until the launch of The Avengers movie in a couple of years. That or he plays a hard-ass General who cracks a few heads and gets Steve Rogers into the Super Soldier Program.
Tagged on to Warner Brothers’ Batman: Under the Red Hood animated movie is another installment of DC Showcase, this time featuring Jonah Hex. The company sent us some really cool images from the short, that are worth checking out.
Known to adults as “Bender” in Futurama and tweens as “Dr. Drakken” in Kim Possible, John DiMaggio takes an iconic step forward as the voice of The Joker, the pivotal villain in the all-new DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood.
In the film, Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. And when The Joker falls in the balance between the two forces of justice, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.
I wish to express my gratitude to the enemies of crime and crusaders throughout the world for their inspirational example. To them, and to the lovers of adventure, lovers of pure escapism, lovers of unadulterated entertainment, lovers of the ridiculous and the bizarre…
To funlovers everywhere… this review is respectfully dedicated.
If I have overlooked any sizable groups of lovers, I apologize.
Last week, we posted information about Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Many of you wrote asking how they might apply to be one of the people featured in the film, and thanks to the people behind the people (aka Morgan Spurlock’s PR people), we have the answers you seek, after the jump.
The next DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood, arrives in stores on July 27, 2010. Warner Home Video has launched the official website for the movie that features a number of images, and information for the film. We have an image gallery to give you a taste of the animated movie, that you can see after the jump.
Thirty years ago today, audiences lined up for blocks to watch the second installment of the Star Wars film franchise. The Empire Strikes Back was ground breaking on several fronts; not only did special effects get cranked up a notch, but is probably the first sci-fi film to have a real downer of an ending, and a surprise twist that wasn’t ruined by the Intardwebz. It was also one of the few movies my father and I saw together as a team.
Travel back with us to the long, long time ago, when movie theaters were packed with the Saturday morning serials, when space adventures were over the top, and the hero battled the man in the black hat. Sounds like the makings of a great way to spend the hot summer, but what would happen if George Lucas had been born 40 years earlier? What if The Empire Strikes Back wound up in the theaters in the 1950s instead of the ’80s?