That X-Men: First Class sequel we’ve been waiting for is on!

Are we ready for the next Class??By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

The massive commercial and critical success of X-Men: First Class meant we were almost guaranteed to see a sequel sooner or later, we just didn’t know when or (perhaps more importantly) if director Matthew Vaughn would come back to helm the project.

Well, we still don’t know when, but we do know that the sequel IS happening, and that Vaughn is back for more mutant madness. Continue reading

Aside From the Vampires, Lincoln Film Seeks Accuracy

Here come's honest Abe with an Axe in handGet ready for ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. The book is as historically accurate as is possible for a book that imagines President Lincoln as an axe-wielding kick-ass slayer of the undead can be, and it’s a lot of fun to boot. Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is filming it now, to be released next summer, but the New York Times has a look at what we may expect in this adaptation.

Benjamin Walker plays the titular character, who discovers early in life that many of the events of American history have been orchestrated by the undead, and he decides to dedicate his life to fighting them any way he can. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and the film is being produced by Bakmambetov, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley.

Next Zorro movie to be set in a post-apocalyptic world, HUH?!?

Zorro the hero of the future...When we think Zorro, we usually think about a 19th-century swashbuckling hero all dressed in black, wearing a mask and a cape, who goes around with his rapier slashing his trademark Z on the bad guys’ chests—not about Mad Max or Marvel’s The Punisher.

But that’s what the studio seems to be aiming for in an upcoming reboot of the franchise.

Titled Zorro Reborn, the reboot is being considered by 20th Century Fox. The plan is to remove the title character of Zorro from his historical setting of California or Mexico and drop him in the middle of a post-apocalyptic future.

Read the story here

Get Ready to Be Creeped Out for Five Seconds by the ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Ape

Are you ready for Rise of the Planet of the Apes20th Century Fox and Academy Award winning visual effects team WETA Digital have released five seconds of the CGI apes for their new movie Rise of the Planet of Apes.

The movie, starring James Franco and Freida Pinto, is set to be released on August 5.

The Rise of the Planet of Apes Facebook page will be hosting live a behind-the-scenes look at the movie on Apr. 13.
Read about the story here

Producer reveals there WILL be an X-Men 4 and 5

More Xmen Coming?? WHY!!!!!?!?!?!

Always wanted to see more of Professor Charles (Patrick Stewart) Xavier’s bald head—instead of the full head of hair James McAvoy will sport in X-Men: First Class? Well, that wish may come true, because producer Lauren Shuler Donner let slip that not one but two sequels to X-Men: Last Stand are on the way.

Below is the small quote from Shuler Donner that confirms plans to go ahead with sequels—even though Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class has not yet been released, and won’t be until June 3rd:

“We took the treatment to Fox and they love it … And X4 leads into X5.″

We don’t know about you guys, but we think this is some truly great news, because Fox must have enough faith in this project (and perhaps even in First Class) to consider more sequels to the critically declaimed X-Men: The Last Stand.

Read the story here

Darren Aronofsky QUITS Wolverine

Bye Bye Wolverine

Fans’ hopes for a stand-alone Logan flick that would erase the bad taste X-Men Origins: Wolverine left in our mouths have been dealt a swift blow: The Oscar-nominated director who wanted to take Hugh Jackman to Japan has left the project.

Citing an unwillingness to be abroad and away from his family for nearly a year—given that the story he wanted to tell would’ve taken Wolverine to Japan for a ninja showdown—Aronofsky parted ways with the still-ungreenlit film that would’ve reunited him with his Fountain star. In a statement, Aronofsky said:

“As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, who have been totally supportive throughout my work on the movie, it became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year. … I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won’t be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again.”

Read the full story here

Third NARNIA Film Seeks to Regain Its Fantasy Spirit

Return to Narnia for a new Adventure

Flying under the radar is tough in the 24-hour modern media universe we live and work in. Somehow, the third chapter in a billion-dollar movie franchise has managed to do that.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is due out December 10th, but you wouldn’t know it from trailers or most of the countless movie blogs. Few mentions of the film have been spotted in recent months, perhaps by design.

Read the story here

Is Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel falling apart?

Is the Alien Prequel Coming to an end?

Fans everywhere rejoiced when Ridley Scott came aboard Fox’s origin story for its long-running Alien franchise—and clapped a bit when Lost’s Damon Lindelof agreed to rewrite the script. But are budgetary concerns going to derail it?

Apparently, Scott’s vision for the prequel—which he has described as “really tough, really nasty”—demands that he spend $250 million to make a film that he wants to be a hard R.

Fox, on the other hand, is looking for a PG-13 movie that would cost far, far less.

Read the story here