Review: X-Men: First Class

My summer blockbuster viewing began this weekend by taking in X-Men: First Class, a star studded cast of a movie that promised to explain the origin of these mutant superheroes/villains.  I had no expectation for this movie, I barely remember seeing any trailer for it, and this usually helps, as I do not build up …

Set Pics: January Jones as Emma Frost

January Jones best known for her role in Mad Men, is starring as Emma Frost in the new X-Men: First Class film coming from Matthew Vaughn. The film will be focusing on the relationship between a young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they plan for the future of mutants. January Jones …

X-Men Casting Details

The X-Men: First Class is getting more and more interesting. Several news outlets are reporting that Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) will be playing young Beast, Lucas Till (Hannah Montana) will be playing Havok, and Kevin Bacon will be cast as the villain. There was a persistent rumor that Aaron Johnson, the lead from ‘Kick-Ass’ …

Singer Talks X-Men

Bryan Singer confirmed his interest in directing another ‘X-Men’ film, and has discussed the idea with 20th Century Fox. Singer left the franchise to direct the abysmal ‘Superman: Returns,’ paving the way for Brett Ratner to direct the third X-Men film, which was a steaming pile of garbage. Singer didn’t say if the film would …

McQuarrie to Pen ‘Wolverine’ Sequel

Apparently oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to write the script for a sequel to ‘Wolverine.’ Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine. The film will be based off the Claremont-Miller series where Wolverine struggles between following his animal instincts, or living a life under the samurai code of honor and respect. …

Singer Pines For Magneto

Bryan Singer directed “X-Men,” and “X-Men 2.”  He then directed “Superman Returns,” and didn’t helm “X Men 3,” and “X Men Origins: Wolverine.”  Is Singer now considering directing “X Men Origins: Magneto?”  Here’s what he told Total Film magazine: “I’m eternally intertwined with X-Men now.  What takes an audience four hours to watch- the first …

New X-Men Series on the Horizon

X-Men film producer Lauren Schuler Donner is reportedly planning another X-Men spin off film series, this time called “X-Men: First Class.  The film will follow the first class at Professor Xavier’s school, so audiences will see young Scotts, Jeans, and Beasts.  Donner is hopeful that audiences will love the new take on the origin story …