X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
IGN has two separate interviews with “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer, who confirmed Peter Dinklage wouldn’t be playing a fully-CG character.
“He’ll be himself. Not that he’ll be playing Peter Dinklage, he’ll be playing this character,” Singer told IGN. “It’s not a shy character. He’s just such a phenomenal actor; I’m a huge fan of Peter’s and ‘Game of Thrones.’ He was my first choice and I was really happy [about the casting]. It’s so funny to talk to him because he does that impeccable accent [on ‘Game of Thrones’] and then you talk to him and he’s this guy from New Jersey.”
In IGN’s second interview with Singer, as he teases the core focus of the film.
“The majority of it…or that part of it, takes place in the early 70’s, 1973. So Nixon is a character, and there will be different styles and automobiles. And there will be some futuristic, as well as retro, technology, which you haven’t seen. There are science fiction aspects of the movie, and then there’s some retro science fiction that the X-Men films haven’t had quite yet. So we’re exploring that, which will be fun. And there’s an attitude [difference]. We discover our characters, particularly the younger characters, at a different place in their lives. Every character you discover in this movie is in a completely different place than you’ve ever seen, emotionally, and it’s about them moving through that. Hilarity ensues!”
Opens June 18, 2014
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
With a recent update, fans still aren’t sure what Michael Bay’s upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot is called, but he did announce that Megan Fox is onboard as April O’Neil, despite a feud between the two following “Transformers 3.” The Hollywood Reporter states in an article that the director and actress reconciled over a “series of recent meetings” and that the reboot’s director Jonathan Liebesman won her over with storyboards.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Good news for fans of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” run at Marvel Comics — “Guardians” film director James Gunn posted a picture of the three of them via Twitter. While this is far from a confirmation that Abnett and Lanning are involved in the reboot, a meeting with the film’s director is a good sign that the film will take a few cues from the fan-favorite comic run.
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 21, 2013
Opens August 1, 2014
IRON MAN 3
Marvel has released a new “Iron Man 3” poster featuring Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. Check it out below.
Opens May 3
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Kevin Feige spoke with Variety about the longevity of interconnected superhero films and teased the tone of the upcoming “Captain America” sequel.
“If it is a fad, it’s one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different,” Feige told Variety. “There’s an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that’s what is exciting about it.”
Opens April 4, 2014