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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix to Brutally Kill Off a Major Character?
X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be killing off a major character from the franchise in a pretty brutal way. The Dark Phoenix Saga is not only one of the most beloved X-Men storylines, but it's one of the most iconic Marvel Comics stories ever. Period. And adapting it for the big screen was completely botched in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. But next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix is going to take another crack at it and, at the very least, it sounds like the movie won't pull any punches.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. A new report claims that long-time franchise producer and writer Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to show the full range of Jean Grey's Phoenix powers in the movie. In order to do so, he's going to have her kill off one of the main character's that's
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New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

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Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited
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Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party

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Game Night Trailer Invites Jason Bateman to a Murder Mystery Party
New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for Game Night, the studio's upcoming action comedhy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein are directing, marking their second film as co-directors following Vacation. The filmmakers have assembled an all-star cast around Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams for this comedy about a group of friends whose innocent game night is taken to a whole new level.

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all part of the game...right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this "game," nor Brooks, are what they seem to be. Over
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Alexandra Shipp says X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be “accurate to the comics”

The last time that 20th Century Fox attempted an adaptation of the classic X-Men story arc The Dark Phoenix Saga, we ended up with 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, which saw the Phoenix pretty much taking a back seat in favour of the “mutant cure” storyline.

Well, Fox and The Last Stand writer Simon Kinberg are now taking a second stab at bringing the story to the screen with next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and while recent reports have suggested it will be “grounded” and “not too intergalactic” and may even include The Skrulls rather than the Shi’Ar Empire, Storm actress Alexandra Shipp has now claimed that the movie will be “very accurate to the comics.”

“As a fan of X-Men, you are going to be very happy, because I’m a huge fan of X-Men and so is our director, Simon Kinberg, who’s also writing and executive producing it,
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Rumour: The Skrulls to appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

During the San Diego Comic-Con in July, it was announced that The Skrulls are set to make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2019’s Captain Marvel movie.

However, if rumours are to be believed, we may have another Quicksilver scenario on our hands, as fan site Universo X-Men is reporting that the shape-shifting alien race is also set to feature in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

According to the site, the film includes a scene at the United Nations building in New York, where Professor X and company are discussing mutant rights. However, the building subsequently comes under attack from alien ships, with actors reportedly sporting motion-capture suits and clearly identified as the Skrulls.

It has been widely reported that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will take the franchise cosmic, although it had been assumed that the Shi-ar Empire would feature in the movie, with Jessica Chastain portraying the Empress Lilandra.
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Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix both wrap production

2018 is going to be a big year for X-Men fans, with 20th Century Fox set to deliver not one, not two, but three mutant superhero movies. This past week we got a look at the first with the trailer for The New Mutants, and now comes word that both Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix have wrapped production.

Ryan Reynolds made the Deadpool 2 announcement on Facebook with the following post…

Meanwhile, writer, producer and first-time director Simon Kinberg took to Instagram to announce a wrap on Dark Phoenix…

Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain,
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Update: Olivia Munn on X-Men: Dark Phoenix: “It’s like a two-parter”

According to actress Olivia Munn, X-Men: Dark Phoenix may be a huge story; too much for one film, in fact. Speaking to Collider about various projects, the topic of X-Men inevitably came up, to which the Psylocke actress replied:

“I don’t know what I’m supposed to say. I’m supposed to be vague. That’s my answer. I’m horrible at that. It’s like a two-parter, this movie. That’s more than I’ve said, in general. I don’t know why people have to be so secretive.”

The prospect of a two-parter for The Dark Phoenix saga is interesting, if a bit overkill. Fans, eager to see new stories told, are already wondering if the tale is worth revisiting after the troubled X-Men: The Last Stand. After all, there are so many possible stories to tell. A two-parter? Well, at least that would provide Simon Kinberg
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Original Colossus actor returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The actor that originally played the mutant Colossus will be returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Daniel Cudmore portrayed the character in the original X-Men movies before being replaced by Stefan Kapičić for the R-rated comedy hit Deadpool in 2016.

But according to an exchange Cudmore had on Instagram back in July, he is going to be back for the next X-Men team up adventure, suggesting he was filming scenes. This, of course, led to speculation that the actor was returning as Colossus, but Cudmore refused to comment at the time.

Well, now, thanks to a question asked of Cudmore on Twitter about his role in the movie, we have a little extra news, with the actor saying: “I can’t comment on what character I’m playing, sorry…”

I can't comment on what character I'm playing, sorry.. https://t.co/WSEJkVsm6Z

— daniel cudmore (@danielcudmore) September 19, 2017

While we don’t have
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Jessica Chastain says she isn’t portraying Lilandra in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Although her character was never officially confirmed by 20th Century Fox, it has been assumed that Jessica Chastain is taking on the role of Lilandra, the Shi’ar Empress, in the next instalment of the main X-Men series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Well, as it now turns out, that might not be the case after all, as Chastain has taken to Instagram to mark her first day of filming on the mutant superhero sequel by posting the now-deleted comment: “Hey folks, want a scoop? I’m not playing Lilandra…”

Assuming that Chastain isn’t just having a little fun with fans, it now begs the question whether the Shi’ar Empire will feature in the movie at all, particularly as Simon Kinberg has recently stated that the film will be “grounded” and “not too cosmic”. And if she isn’t Lilandra, then just who could she be playing?

See Also: Jennifer Lawrence
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Jessica Chastain Isn't Playing Lilandra in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Jessica Chastain Isn't Playing Lilandra in X-Men: Dark Phoenix
After weeks of rumors, Jessica Chastain confirmed last month that she has been cast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. While her character was never announced, it was rumored that she was playing Shi'ar Empress Lilandra, and the actress' cryptic social media comments towards co-star James McAvoy hinted that she was playing a villain, claiming that she's going to make him 'cry so hard'. The actress has now confirmed that today is her first day of shooting on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, with a humorous video of a "double rainbow" in Montreal. But she also went one step further in a now-deleted comment, saying that she actually isn't playing Lilandra. Here's what the actress had to say in the deleted comment.

"Hey folks, want a scoop? Im not playing Lilandra..."

Even after the comment was deleted on Jessica Chastain's Instagram, it sparked a flurry of comments from fans, speculating about whether or
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Jennifer Lawrence explains why she decided to return as Mystique for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

With her initial three-film contract with 20th Century Fox expiring with last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse – not to mention her dislike for the body paint and make-up necessary for her character’s mutant form – there had been question marks as to whether Jennifer Lawrence would be returning as Mystique for the next entry in the main X-Men series.

However, Lawrence is now officially back on board for X-Men: Dark Phoenix alongside her First Class co-stars James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast), and speaking to Digital Spy at the UK premiere of her new film mother!, the Oscar-winner has revealed what enticed her back for another outing (aside from what we suspect is a rather large pay rise).

“My contract was up, I didn’t have to do another one, but if I didn’t do another one, what would her story be?” said Lawrence. “I
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X-Men 7 Director Promises Realistic, Intergalactic Dark Phoenix

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X-Men 7 Director Promises Realistic, Intergalactic Dark Phoenix
With X-Men: Dark Phoenix starting production last month, there haven't been a ton of updates thus far, aside from a few new cast members that have been confirmed. But now writer-director Simon Kinberg has offered a brief update on the story. During a recent interview, the director revealed that the previous six X-Men movies were known for being "human" and emotional, adding that he hopes to "ground" the story of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Here's what he had to say in a new interview.

"[We must] find a way to ground it so it's not too intergalactic."

The director's statement to Total Film (courtesy of X-Men Films) is quite interesting, since producer Bryan Singer hinted in a May 2016 interview that X-Men 7 may head to outer space, with that aspect of the X-Men comic book universe never explored before on the big screen. Still, while we know the story will follow the Dark Phoenix saga from the comics,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be “grounded” and “not too intergalactic”

With 20th Century Fox taking another crack at adapting the classic Dark Phoenix Saga, as well as introducing the character of Lilandra and the Shi’ar Empire, one would assume that the X-Men franchise will be going cosmic with next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

However, it seems that may not be the case after all – at least, not too cosmic – with director Simon Kinberg telling Total Film (via X-Men Films) that: “[We must] find a way to ground it so it’s not too intergalactic,” and that he intends on keeping the focus on the “human” element of the franchise.

It’s difficult to take much from such a brief comment, but it does raise questions as to whether we’ll be seeing the X-Men venturing out into space, and indeed whether the Phoenix itself will be portrayed as a cosmic entity, or as part of Jean Grey a la X-Men: The Last Stand.
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Rumour: Halston Sage cast as Dazzler in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

It looks like X-Men: Dark Phoenix may have found its Dazzler, with Omega Underground reporting that Halston Sage (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, The Orville) is set to play Alison Blair in the latest instalment of 20th Century Fox’s mutant superhero series.

The site reports that Sage and Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) had both been tipped for the role, but that Sage was spotted in Montreal alongside Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, and Nicholas Hoult at a Hans Zimmer concert. A photo of Sage was also spotted alongside a shot of Jessica Chastain in the background of a photo posted (and since deleted) to Instagram from a member of the film’s stunt team.

News of Dazzler’s appearance in the film was first confirmed back in June, when it was also stated that there were no plans to cast Taylor Swift in the role, despite
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix adds two new cast members, Toad and Ink may also return

It looks like we may have two new additions to the supporting cast of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, with The Hashtag Show reporting that Kota Eberhardt (The Persian Connection) and Scott Shepherd (The Young Pope) have joined the cast of the mutant superhero sequel.

The site reports that Eberhardt has been cast as Luna, who is described as “intense and exudes a sense of power. Although she is a commanding presence, she is also slightly unhinged.” Shepherd meanwhile is set to play Dr. John Grey, the father of Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. This follows a recent report that Summer Fontana (The Originals) has been cast as a younger Jean, presumably setting up a flashback sequence.

Meanwhile, it is claimed that Evan Jonigkeit and Gregg Lowe are also in talks to reprise their X-Men: Days of Future Past roles as Toad and Ink, with speculation suggesting they could be part of Magneto’s Acolytes.
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Jessica Chastain confirms X-Men: Dark Phoenix casting

Back in June it was reported that Jessica Chastain had joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and now we have official confirmation from the actress herself, who shared an Instagram post with co-star James McAvoy, promising to “make him cry so hard” once she hits the Montreal set of the superhero blockbuster.

Chastain stopped short of confirming her role, although it has been reported that she is set to portray the film’s main villain, the Shi’ar Empress Lilandra, who – in the Dark Phoenix Saga comic book storyline – clashes with the X-Men after she decides that the Phoenix (inhabiting the body of Jean Grey) must be destroyed in order to save the universe.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on November 2nd, 2018. Simon Kinberg is directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult
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James McAvoy is not a fan of Professor Xavier’s bald head

Professor Charles Xavier has many defining traits in the X-Men series, but one of the most striking is his completely bald head. Interestingly, we our only just now getting a bald professor Xavier in the First Class films, as we see Professor X shedding his mane at the end of X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, which means that James McAvoy will now have to shave his head whenever a new X-Men film comes around with his name on it. How does the actor feel about it? Well, not great apparently. Speaking to Cinema Blend, McAvoy had this to say:

“I used to like the fact that it afforded me a certain amount of anonymity but it no longer does that. Since I did two movies that everybody saw where I had a bald head, now it’s like a fucking beacon. But what do I like about it? Not a lot at the moment.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix may have cast its young(er) Jean Grey

It would appear that director Simon Kinberg and the folks over at 20th Century Fox have zeroed in on an actress to portray a young(er) Jean Grey in 2018’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. According to IMDb (via Screen Rant), Summer Fontana will take on the role that actresses Famke Janssen, Haley Ramm and Sophie Turner all filled before her. While the movie database hasn’t always been a reliable source for movie news, a post from Fontana’s Twitter places her in Montreal, which is where the film is currently shooting, making her involvement with the project highly likely.

The upcoming adaptation of Chris Claremont’s Dark Phoenix Saga, one of the most revered storylines in all of comics, will see Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner reprising her role as the titular telepathic young adult mutant from last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Fontana’s casting implies that Dark Phoenix
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Alpha (2018) Movie Trailer: Kodi Smit-McPhee Tries to Survive the Ice Age

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Alpha Trailer Albert HughesAlpha (2018) movie trailer stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, and Mercedes de la Zerda. Alpha‘s plot synopsis: “Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt, an initiation to his [...]

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First Trailer & Poster For ‘Alpha’ Starring Kodi Smit McPhee

The very first trailer and one-sheet poster for Alpha, the new Albert Hughes-directed motion picture, have landed online.

The film is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone — he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Jens Hulten, Natasha Wilson, Marcin Kowalczyk, and Spencer Bogaert also star in the movie, which will release in cinemas on March 2nd, 2018.

Check out the first trailer below.

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