X-Men: Days of Future past has found its Quicksilver.
Director Bryan Singer announced that American Horror Story star Evan Peters has been cast as the young Quicksilver in the upcoming sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class. "Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver," Singer posted on his Twitter today.
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Rumors concerning who will direct the X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, have finally been confirmed: Bryan Singer will replace Matthew Vaughn, who will instead take a producer role for the superhero flick. Singer - who directed the first two X-Men films from 2000 and 2003, as well as The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, and Valkyrie - was a producer on the X-Men reboot.
There's no word yet as to whether or not Singer's return to the directing chair of the X-Men franchise will convince Patrick Stewart to return to the series, but the film does have a scheduled release date of July 18, 2014.
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Twister: Actor Bill Paxton recently expressed interest in doing another Twister film. Question is: is anyone else interested? (Aside from the Balloon Boy family?) Bill believes 3-D technology and a history angle could bring added elements to the disaster story. “I think you’d still want to have a lot of the dark humor and all of that, with the flying cows and everything. I think you could kind of intrigue people more by getting into a little more of the lore and really understanding. I just think there’s a lot more to explore there,” Paxton said.
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X-Men: Although it’s been six years since X2, Bryan Singer says he may not be done with the comic book franchise. The director recently revealed that he’s entertaining the thought of another installment. “I’m still looking to possibly returning to the X-Men franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said. “I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast,” he admitted. Brett Ratner was at the helm for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand while Gavin Hood directed 2009’s Wolverine.
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Yellow Submarine: Robert Zemeckis’ experience using 3-D performance-capture technology (The Polar Express, Beowulf) will soon come in handy on his remake of Yellow Submarine. Disney is reportedly working to get clearance on a list of Beatles songs for the project. (The 1968 animated film followed “Old Fred” and the Beatles as they traveled in their yellow submersible to Pepperland.) The goal is to have the film produced in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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He may have lost out to Bruce Springsteen last night, but Clint Eastwood was still a big winner this weekend. After 4 weeks in limited theaters, the 78-year-old’s film became the top movie in wide release.
Eastwood’s directorial project not only pulled in $29.4 million over the last three days ($40.5 million to date), it outranked the vehicles from Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Will Smith. Gran Torino also earned the best per screen average of any charter in the Top Ten.
Despite opening on approximately 600 more screens than the first place finisher, #2’s Bride Wars grossed nearly $4000 less per theater. The Kate Hudson-Anne Hathaway comedy also averaged less than #3’s The Unborn.
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Aside from a few changes at the bottom of this week’s Top Ten, every single movie remained planted in their positions from last Monday. Since Friday’s new entries (Good, Defiance) were only offered in limited release, there really wasn’t much of a battle.
Over the last three days, Marley & Me tacked on another $24 million and officially crossed the $100 million mark. The Fox adaptation became the 25th film from 2008 to accomplish that. Meanwhile, the only new charter was #10’s Slumdog Millionaire. Although it was only shown in 612 theaters (that’s down two from last week), the Fox Searchlight feature helped push The Spirit down to #13. The probable Oscar contender also earned a better per screen average than all the films ahead of it.
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When it comes to the box office, Jennifer Aniston has no problem pushing best friends (Courteney Cox), exes (Brad Pitt) or former leading men (Jim Carrey) aside.
After a record-breaking Christmas Day, Marley & Me pulled in approximately $36.4 million over the last three days. The PG-rated film, which earned nearly $51 million since December 25, gave Aniston bragging rights and Owen Wilson his best Friday-Sunday gross ever.
Although he eventually lost out to Jen, Brad Pitt really had nothing to complain about. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the weekend’s #3 finisher, had the 2nd best ($12 million) Christmas day opening. Meanwhile, Bedtime Stories - starring Adam Sandler and Courteney Cox - now ranks 3rd ($10.6 million) on the all-time Dec. 25 debuts list.
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Here are some possible suggestions for your holiday weekend:
- Bedtime Stories (PG): starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce (directed by Adam Shankman)
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG-13): starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton (directed by David Fincher)
- Marley & Me (PG): starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin (directed by David Frankel)
- The Spirit (PG-13): starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson (directed by Frank Miller)
- Valkyrie (13): starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Terrence Stamp (directed by Bryan Singer)
Right now, Tom Cruise is somewhere hoping the third time really is a charm.
After initially receiving a June 27 release date, the actor’s next film is now scheduled to open next year. That’s after Valkyrie had already been pushed back to the fall for production reasons.
Although an October premiere might have been given the film Oscar consideration, the studio claims the new Feb. 13th slot will be in the best interest of the WWII drama. That decision will allow Cruise to take advantage of the President’s Day weekend.
Two films once slated for that same 2009 date have since made other plans (The Pink Panther 2, The Wolfman). While these departures may have allowed Valkyrie to slip right in, that Friday will still have stiff competition. Confessions of a Shopaholic (starring Isla Fisher) and the latest version of Friday the 13th will also be fighting for audience dollars.
Directed by Bryan Singer, Valkyrie also stars Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Wilkinson.
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