20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for Josh Boone’s surprising The New Mutants, marking the first horror foray for a Marvel film. The first trailer looks terrifying, and very much like a more cliche horror film at this point, with mention of mutants, but what appears to be few connections.
The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13th, 2018 in regular theaters, and IMAX. Said to be based on the fan-favorite Demon Bear Saga from the comic books.
20th Century Fox has shocked us all this afternoon with news that Gambit, starring Channing Tatum now has an official release date of February 14th, 2019, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day release, and totally not an attempt to replicate the success of Deadpool.
In the long awaited adaptation, Channing Tatum will play the titular cajun, with rumors that Lea Seydoux has been tapped as the female lead in the film. Recent rumors have director Gore Verbinski circling the director’s chair.
FOX and director Josh Boone have announced that tomorrow at 12:01am PST, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming New Mutants film will be online. The film is expected to follow closely to the Demon Bear Saga from the comics, but aside from that, very little is known.
Boone has teased in the past that New Mutants will be more akin to a horror movie, than a traditional action piece that we’ve come to expect from comic book movies. What do you hope to see with the film?
It looks like FOX is going all in on Bob’s Burgers, after the animated series has become a massive cult success. Deadline is reporting that the series is getting the feature film treatment, with release set for July 17th, 2020. Nothing is known about the film of course, but series creator Loren Bouchard had to say about the announcement:
We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!
It’s been quite a last 24 hours for those comic book team films, as the 20th Century Fox X-Men team-up film, X-Force, featuring Deadpool and Cable, finally has a director. Daredevil showrunner, Drew Goddard, is taking the reins of the film to write and direct, according to Deadline.
Both Ryan Reynolds, and Josh Brolin, are set to reprise their roles in Deadpool 2, with the rest of the team still to be determined. The X-Force are “a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts.”
Last week, we got several first looks at Zazie Beetz’ incredible rendition of Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2, and now we have our first look at Deadpool’s long-time “partner” in crime, and time-traveling mutant, Cable. Compared to Domino, Josh Brolin’s Cable is spot-on for his comic book counterpart, and looks absolutely the part. His iconic glowing eye, scar, and metal arm look sure to be gorgeous in the film.
Ryan Reynolds posted the first look on his Twitter (just like last week), and you can hit the jump to see the image in full glory.
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Mads Mikkelsen has been an actor on the rise for quite some time, now. The last few years have been a boon for him with prominent roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange, the cult-hit television show, Hannibal, and the much anticipated video game Death Stranding from director Hideo Kojima.
Now, an interview with Screen Geek shows he’s circling the newly announced role of Victor Von Doom in Noah Hawley’s (Legion, Fargo) upcoming solo adaptation. Mikkelsen famously auditioned for the role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank’s disastrous Fantastic Four reboot, with no lines and ridiculous movements expected, he walked out on the audition in frustration.
Yeah, it’s always interesting. They are experimenting with doing some of the villain’s stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes. Well, I hope that all characters have a little more rounded shape in the sense that they have two sides of the coin. Yes, they are villains. Hannibal is a baddie – but at the same time, we kind of like him. I think all characters – goodies or baddies, should have a little of both and I think that every actor looks for that in a character.
After getting our first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino yesterday, thanks to Ryan Reynolds, we now have a second look, that confirms what a lot of people were thinking from yesterday. Taking the changes for the character even further, the discoloration around her eye is vitiligo, which makes for a fantastic natural character trait.
The rate at which we’re seeing and hearing more of Deadpool 2, it’s possible we may get our first look at Cable before the month of August is through. Hit the jump to see the second Domino picture in full.
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Since their respective casting announcements, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting our first looks at Domino and Cable in Deadpool 2. While it may be a bit before we see Cable, Ryan Reynolds has shared our first look at Zazie Beetz as the lucky mutant, Domino.
The image (seen above) is a call-back to the first image we ever saw of Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth, and a clever call-back at that. While not spot-on to her comic counterpart, this new interpretation of Domino looks incredible, and a fantastic spin on the character.
While closing out the panel for FX and Marvel’s Legion last night, showrunner Noah Hawley spoiled a bit of unexpected news.
“Because I’m at Comic-Con,” the Fargo creator said. “I wanted to let you know about a movie I’m developing for Fox. The first word is ‘Doctor.’ And the second is ‘Doom.’”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Hawley is developing the film, as well as looking to direct. Hawley has no feature directing credits on his resume but previously directed an episode of Legion, and two episodes of Fargo.
20th Century Fox is going all-in on their recent success with their comic book franchises, and added six tentative dates for upcoming mystery Marvel films. With three planned releases already, including The New Mutants on April 13, Deadpool 2 on June 1, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2.
The new dates include: June 7th and November 22nd in 2019, March 13th, June 26th, and October 2nd in 2020, and March 5th in 2021. A few of those will most certainly be X-Force and Deadpool 3, as well as possibly the rumored Fantastic Four reboot, the second in a few short years.
It’s still just a rumor, but it’s a pretty obvious rumor to come to pass. Fox is purportedly in the process of rebooting the Fantastic Four franchise once again. The plan this time, though, takes things in a completely different direction, as it’s expected to be more kid-friendly, with the film seen through the eyes of Franklin and Valeria Richards, the children of Reed Richards, and Susan Storm.
After Josh Trank’s catastrophic failure of a film, the studio has now tapped Seth Grahame-Smith to write a treatment for the reboot. Seth Grahame-Smith also wrote the initial screenplay of the 2015 reboot, however Trank decided to go with his own screenplay, leaving Smith uncredited. While the family friendly direction, a la The Incredibles, could be immense fun, I’m going to stay cautious with this one.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to be released next November, and the cast is finally starting to come together, with details about where we can expect the story to go. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jessica Chastain is in final talks to play Lilandra, leader of the Shi’ar Empire.
The trade is reporting that Lilandra is the film’s primary antagonist, so it looks like we can expect the X-Men to go cosmic, as well. An interesting thought, but with such a hit-and-miss record on Earth, we’ll see how well the film can do off-planet from a storytelling perspective.
The first full trailer for Bryan Singer’s new X-Men television show, The Gifted, has finally hit, and it’s honestly a lot better than I was expecting. The more personal story of mutant persecution sees a family on the run after their children are outed as powerful mutants, with a few well-known X-Men names thrown in for good measure, such as Blink, Polaris, and Thunderbird.
The visuals in the trailer are immensely beautiful, and the story already seems much more interesting than I initially thought. Stephen Moyer’s character, Reed Stucker, the father in said family, is actually a high-level agent of a shadow organization that imprisons mutants, but when his own children become involved, he refuses to give in to the organization, and betrays them all. That alone gives this quite a few more layers than I was expecting. The last TV show from these characters, Legion, was a massive success, so I’m hoping for the best with this one.
The Merc with a Mouth is taking his entertainment empire to the small screen, with word that Donald Glover is extending his FXX partnership, and producing an adult animated series starring Deadpool. Glover is coming off the success of his award-winning show, Atlanta, and continuing the whirlwind year he’s been having, leading the charge on the 10-episode first season.
Marvel and FXX are also hoping to ride off the success of their absolutely incredible partnership with Legion. There’s been no confirmation of voice talents, or who else is producing the series, but with its debut set for 2018, we should be hearing word soon.