20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for director Bryan Singer‘s sequel/prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. This trailer is extremely similar to the footage they showed at Comic-Con this summer (right down to the Hans Zimmer score), which sent Hall H into a frenzy. It does an excellent job of conveying the darker tone of the film as well as teasing the spectacle that will be on display, and I really can’t wait to see more.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D May 23, 2014.
Following yesterday’s teaser for the first trailer, 20th Century Fox has now released twelve new images from Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the upcoming sequel/prequel, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his consciousness sent back to 1973 to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. These images don’t give anything away, but I quite like them, especially the one where Xavier and Magneto are continuing to play chess even though their friendship has fractured. It’s an obvious symbol, but still a nice one considering it’s the constant in their relationship. And if that doesn’t do anything for you, there’s an image of Jennifer Lawrence being adorable on set.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.
It’s a good day to be a fan of superhero movies. We just got the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and now Bryan Singer has released the first footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the upcoming sequel/prequel, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his consciousness sent back to 1973 to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. Normally, I’m sour about teasers for trailers, but I’m so excited for people to a glimpse of what was shown at Comic-Con that I’ll make an exception.
Hit the jump to check out the brief footage, and come back on October 29th for the full trailer. The film also stars Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.
Production on the massive X-Men: Days of Future Past has finally come to a close, and director Bryan Singer will spend the next many months in a dark editing room putting the film together. In his return to the X-Men series, Singer assembled an enormous cast of characters, and hopes are extremely high for the time travel-infused follow-up that blends the casts of X-Men: First Class and the original X-Men films. James McAvoy recently spoke a bit about his experience making the film, going on to say that it’s potentially “the biggest, most epic X-Men” to be brought to the screen and revealing whether his character has a scene with Patrick Stewart‘s older Professor X. Hit the jump for more.
There have been plenty of photos from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now an official image has been released. And that image is…a hallway. More specifically, it’s a hallway containing Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Beast in human-form (Nicholas Hoult), and Professor X (James McAvoy). It’s not the most riveting of images (we kind of saw it already in a set photo from director Bryan Singer), but the effects are a long way from finished, so right now, you’ve got characters walking down a hallway. Enjoy.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23, 2014.
Fox has finally found its Frankenstein. While Daniel Radcliffe has been set as Igor for quite some time in 20th Century Fox’s new take on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, the studio has just now cast the titular scientist. Deadline reports that James McAvoy will play Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein in director Paul McGuigan’s (Lucky Number Slevin, Sherlock) film, which pits the trustworthy Igor as the protagonist. Apparently McAvoy won out over other actors like Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) who also tested for the role, but he should make for an interesting fit opposite Radcliffe.
Screenwriter Max Landis previously described this new iteration of the classic story as “fun, sad, scary, and moving,” as he wanted to present the definitive story about Igor’s inception. McAvoy is currently busy filming X-Men: Days of Future Past, but production on Frankenstein should get underway later this year or early next year ahead of the film’s October 17, 2014 release date.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its stellar line-up for their 2013 Galas and Special Presentation programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are:
- The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her (Directed by Ned Benson) Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, and Jess Weixler.
- Dom Hemingway (Directed by Richard Shepard) Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
- Enough Said (Directed by Nicole Holofcener) Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, and Tavi Gevinson.
- Hateship Loveship (Directed by Liza Johnson) Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sami Gayle.
- Philomena (Directed by Stephen Frears) Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.
Hands down the best panel I saw at Comic-Con this year was for director Bryan Singer’s ambitious sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Not only did the footage look great, but the Q&A with nearly the entire cast made for a funny, engaging, and earnest conversation. Singer and many of the actors onstage—including Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, and Patrick Stewart—made the trek to Comic-Con over a decade ago with the first X-Men film, and now they were making a triumphant return the place where it all started. Everyone onstage seemed genuinely grateful to the fans for embracing them all those years ago, and the panel fittingly ended with a standing ovation. In celebration of the Comic-Con appearance, Fox has now unveiled a couple of swell posters for the film, which tease the time-travel element of the story as we see the different versions of Professor X (Stewart and James McAvoy) and Magneto (McKellan and Michael Fassbender).
Hit the jump to check out the posters, click here to read our panel recap, and click here to watch the panel yourself (sans footage, of course). X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on May 16, 2014.
Part of me will always love the X-Men. I watched the animated series when I was in third grade. I became addicted to collecting the trading cards. And while some can point to Blade as the beginning of the modern superhero movie, it didn’t truly begin in earnest until Bryan Singer‘s 2000 picture. It’s not an incredible picture, but it’s satisfying. The sequel, X2, is one of the best superhero movies ever made. X-Men: First Class gave the franchise a fresh spark of life, and now it’s all coming together with X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ve been wondering if it’s too crowded, but perhaps the question we should be asking is, “Can you have too much of a good thing?”
Hit the jump for my recap of the panel, which included the premiere of the first footage from the movie. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 16, 2014.
By now you probably know that almost the entire cast of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past surprised Comic-Con attendees today. Just prior to their Hall H appearance, the cast members participated in what might be a Guinness World Record for press conferences. Attending were director Bryan Singer, writer Simon Kinberg, producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker, plus cast members Evan Peters, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Omar Sy. It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event to witness all of that talent on one stage, although fans will be privy to the experience once X-Men: Days of Future Past hits screens May 23, 2014. Hit the jump for highlights from the press conference.
A new international trailer for director Jon S. Baird’ adaptation of the Irvine Welsh crime novel Filth has been released online. If you want to see James McAvoy doing drugs, having rough sex, and angrily masturbating, then this trailer is for you. McAvoy stars as Bruce Robertson, the chauvinist cop who is enlisted to solve a murder while also trying to stop his colleagues from taking his much-coveted promotion in the force. The film’s first red-band trailer made it clear that Baird isn’t holding back from the madness of the novel, and this international trailer seems to amp the craziness up even further. McAvoy looks to be giving a delightfully deranged performance as Robertson, and it’ll be interesting to see how the full film plays out.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, and Jim Broadbent. Filth opens in the UK in September and is currently without a US release date.
Director Bryan Singer has been happy to release plenty of set photos from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come from other sources. Today, set photos have leaked of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender walking to set in their 1970s threads. We can also Peter Dinklage in a business suit, which, coupled with Tuesday’s set photo from Singer, almost confirms that he’s playing Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. It’s also worth noting that Fassbender’s costumes shows he won’t be in full Magneto regalia throughout the movie. He can wear a scarf and sideburns with the best of ‘em.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Director Bryan Singer has shared yet another image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and this time we get our first look at one of the returning castmembers from X-Men: First Class. It appears that James McAvoy’s young Professor X has gone through a rather dramatic change in appearance, as Singer’s caption on the photo of “Serpico” pretty much sums up McAvoy’s shaggy, 1970s look. McAvoy’s Professor X still has plenty of hair and is sporting a slightly darker look than he did in First Class, and we also get to see him in his new wheelchair.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image, and if you missed them check out Singer’s images of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Lionsgate has released a red-band trailer for director Jon S. Baird‘s Filth, the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s popular crime novel about a crooked and devious police officer who goes on cocaine binges and has rampant sex ventures as part of his annual vacation to Amsterdam. The film stars James McAvoy as Bruce Robertson, the chauvinist cop who is enlisted to solve a murder while also trying to stop his colleagues from taking his much-coveted promotion in the force. The trailer lives up to its red-band classification. With an abundance of profanity from a visibly coked-out Robertson, plenty of coercive sex scenes and brief nudity, the film is sure to live up to its name. Just watching this trailer made me feel filthy. Personally, I haven’t read the novel, but I hear a tapeworm is used as a narrative device and now I’m highly intrigued.
Filth will open in September in the UK, a US release date is yet to be announced. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, and Jim Broadbent. Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer and to view the newly-released poster.
Opening this weekend is Danny Boyle’s new film, Trance. The hypnotic crime thriller centers on James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as Simon, a criminal mastermind behind an art heist who develops amnesia and forgets where he stashed the goods. The mob boss, played by Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), is none too happy with this and resorts to torture to get his information. Rosario Dawson (Sin City) also stars as a hypnotist who attempts to jumpstart Simon’s memory in another way. For more on the film, here’s the red band trailer, some posters, and everything we’ve posted on the film.
At the Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with McAvoy. We talked about how he still likes to audition for a role, how he prepared for this particular role, his recent string of high profile projects, the American version of Shameless (he was on the British version during the first two seasons), and more. Hit the jump to watch.