Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker Talk X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and Next WOLVERINE Solo Movie, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.  As most of you know, Days of Future Past 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.  The film also takes place in the future, so we’re going to see the original X-Men cast and what will happen if Wolverine fails.  I caught a screening last week and am very happy to report the film is great.  It’s loaded with awesome character moments and tons of mutant action.  You’re all going to love it.  For more on the film, watch these five clips and nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, and click here for all of our coverage.

At the New York City press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker.  They talked about checking Twitter after the first press screening, the length of the first cut, who they invite to their friends and family screenings, how they’d like to shoot  X-Men: Apocalypse and the next Wolverine solo movie back-to-back, the status of other Fox properties like X-Force, New Mutants and Deadpool, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Talks the Darker Tone, Casting, the X-MEN Franchise, DEADPOOL, Sequels, and More on Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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Lauren Shuler Donner has been producing X-Men movies since the first one back in 2000, so if you have questions about the franchise and where it’s going, who better to ask?  I had the opportunity to do so last year when Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was shooting in Montreal.  20th Century Fox invited a small group of reporters to visit the set to talk with the filmmakers and cast.  During a break in filming, we landed an extended interview with Donner.  She talked about her history with the franchise, how they decided where to go with the sequel, casting the actors, future X-Men movies, her thoughts on 3D, the tone of Days of Future Past, easter eggs, the Sentinels, her thoughts on how many superhero movies can be released per year, the Deadpool movie, and so much more.  It’s a great interview so hit the jump to check it out.

Jeff Wadlow Talks KICK-ASS 2, Adapting the Comic, Set Photos, the X-FORCE Movie, the Superhero Genre, and More

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Last week at Comic-Con, I landed an exclusive video interview with Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow.  During our wide ranging conversation we talked about being at Comic-Con, how he landed the Kick-Ass 2 job, balancing adapting the source material versus realizing his own vision, deleted scenes, set photos, and much more.  In addition, with Wadlow writing and possibly directing the X-Force movie at 20th Century Fox, he talked about where he’s at in the writing process, the timeline of X-Force, how he landed the job, how much of the script are his ideas versus what Fox is asking him to write, the superhero genre, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch or read his comments.

Jeff Wadlow Tapped to Pen X-FORCE Movie for Fox

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Earlier today we posted about the possibility of an X-Force movie set up at 20th Century Fox.  Creator Rob Liefeld issued a statement saying the project is in early planning stages and has been in the works since March of this year.  Now it looks as if Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) has been tapped to pen the X-Force script with a possibility of boarding as director.  Fox is expected to announce more about the X-Force film next week at Comic-Con, capitalizing on the excitement over Bryan Singer’s upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.  An X-Force film (and probable franchise) would expand the “X” universe and likely provide an entry for Cable and Deadpool among others.  Keep an eye out for our coverage from Comic-Con next week for more updates.  Heat Vision reported on Wadlow’s attachment to the X-Force project.

Fox May Use Comic-Con Panel to Announced Expanded X-MEN Movie Universe; X-FORCE Could Lead the Way [UPDATED]

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In the comics, the world of mutants goes far beyond the X-Men and their enemies.  There are other teams of good mutants to the point where going through all of the X-books became a burden due to their numerous crossovers.  In addition to the X-Men, you also have X-Force, X-Factor, X-Club, X-Statix, X-Terminators, X-Men-in-Training, X-Corporation, Excalibur, Generation X, Lights, and New Mutants (I’m sure I’m probably leaving some out, but this what Wikipedia provided).  20th Century Fox, in appraising the superhero movie landscape, may be embracing the concept that if other studios are going to go one superhero per movie in order to build a team, Fox has the power to introduce entire teams right off the bat.  The X-Men movies have continued to pile in more and more mutants, and now that it’s busting at the seems with Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, the studio may be close to moving into the secondary teams.  If so, the announcement may come at their Comic-Con panel next Saturday.

Hit the jump for more including signs that X-Force might lead the way. [Update: X-Force creator Rob Liefeld says that an X-Force movie is in the planning stages, and he's known about it since March.  Hit the jump for why I have an issue with Liefeld's statement.]

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