Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Shawn Ashmore talks 'X-Men' future

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Written by: Ian Mason

X-Men trilogy star Shawn Ashmore has spoken out about Bryan Singer's return to the film franchise with X-Men: First Class.

Ashmore, who played Iceman in the first three films - the first two of which were directed by Singer - admitted that it is unlikely he will ever get to reprise the role but has not given up hope.

He told Movieline: "Those films are always a blast to make, and working with Bryan is amazing. It’d be awesome to do another X-Men film and it’s too bad that there probably won’t be a role for me, but who knows?

"The universe is huge and they keep making those films. You never know - hopefully, I’ll get the chance to play Iceman one more time."

Ashmore added that fans should be confident about Singer's take on the early days of the X-Men.

He said: "Bryan is clearly very, very passionate about the X-Men films and the characters, so you know he’s going to a good job with whatever the story’s going to be."

X-Men: First Class is currently in pre-production.

Stan Lee tweets his thoughts about Disney/Marvel Merger


... and a Stan Lee tweet is not complete without him mentioning his cameos in CBM movies
or in this case movies in General. So here are Stan "the Man" Lee tweets:

Some of you think Marvel's heroes will be "Disneyfied." No way! Dis is too hip! It's more likely Mickey & Minnie'll be :"Marvelfied!"

It may sound as if I like those Disney guys. Damn straight! I've worked with them. I've worked with Marvel. Couldn't be a better match!

Of course, everything depends on whether I get a cameo in their next "Pirates of the Caribbean!" We may need a write-in campaign!


Monday, 18 January 2010

Deadpool Movie Writers Confirmed

Deadpool Movie Writers Confirmed

20th Century Fox has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) to write the screenplay for its “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” spinoff, “Deadpool.”

Ryan Reynolds, who played the wisecracking mercenary character in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and is slated to reprise it, has a window in his schedule after wrapping Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern” this summer. The story is expected to stay true to the mythology of “Deadpool” as Reynolds is a huge fan and protector of the property

Reese and Wernick have previously written a draft for the “Venom” spin-off, which is another Marvel property. They have also been working on the “Zombieland” sequel.

Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is producing “Deadpool.”

Deadpool Makes The Point About The Last Three Star Wars Movies

Deadpool Makes The Point About The Last Three Star Wars Movies

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The Weekly Watcher: January 15, 2010

Alexa Mendez discusses all things "Thor" movie-related, the return of Kitty Pryde and more in this episode "The Weekly Watcher."

Astonishing X-Men MC: Behind the Scenes 6

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Take a look behind the scenes of the hit Motion Comic with creator and superstar artist John Cassaday!



‘Wolverine’ Sequel To Shoot In 2011?

Written By: Blair Marnell
‘Wolverine’ Sequel To Shoot In 2011?

According to Hugh Jackman, the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” may begin shooting in 2011.

"Wolverine's going to be back,” said Jackman during a backstage interview at the People’s Choice Awards. “He's going to Japan. We shoot that probably in a year, year-and-a-half, something like that."

As Jackman has previously indicated, the “Wolverine” sequel will be based upon the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller “Wolverine” story that finds Logan facing off against a Japanese crime lord and falling for his daughter, Mariko.

Last summer, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie signed on to pen the "Wolverine" sequel. While a director has yet to be named, Gavin Hood — the director of the first “Wolverine” film — has expressed his interest in returning for the sequel.

Back in October, “Wolverine” producer Lauren Shuler Donner hinted that the sequel may be filmed in Japan to capture a sense of authenticity. She also stated that the film would showcase several new fighting styles for Wolverine.

"Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we've seen before," said Donner. "Mariko's father has this stick-like weapon, so Wolverine will have to fight against that. There'll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts — mano-a-mano, extreme fighting."

In addition to the “Wolverine” sequel, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: First Class” adaptation and Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool” spinoff are also in active production.

9 Unessential X-Men Action Figures

Written by: Brian Heiler

Much liked the ruled the comic shops of the '80s, the X-Men dominated the toy stores of the '90s. As kids grew disinterested in '80s mainstays like G.I. Joe and Transformers, the X-Men -- thanks to a very long-running and shockingly comics-accurate cartoon -- took over the space with countless Wolverines, Cyclopses, and Jean Greys (mostly Wolverines, though). Because of the show's longetivity and how much it borrowed from its source material, not only countless X-characters were made into toys, but Toy Biz scrambled to figure out new ways to repackage the main X-Men for more sales. Some of these worked. Some of them didn't. Here are 9 utterly unessential X-Men figures that don't need to be in anybody's collection.

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