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The fight between summer blockbusters has begun with X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla, which held the number one title last weekend with $93.1 million. The monster movie remake was not enough of a pull to detract from the latest installment of the X-Men films, which took in $90.8 million.
Not only did Godzilla lose its top spot, but it also saw a 67% decrease from last weekend's pull, as its earnings was $30.9 million this Memorial Day weekend. Newcomer Blended - Adam Sandler's latest - debuted at number three with $14.2 million while Neighbors fell two spots to number four with $14 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also fell two spots to number five with $7.8 million.
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The latest trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past has been released, and it will make you wish May 23rd was here already!
Continuing where Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class left off, Days of Future past - helmed by Bryan Singer - combines the prequel's cast as well as those from the first three X-Men films (the first two of which were directed by Singer): Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page. Chris Evans also appears doubling up his Marvel superhero duty as Quicksilver from 2005's Fantastic Four
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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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The X-Men: First Class' sequel is set to feature time travel.
The makers of the movie have registered the title Days Of Future Past - which is one of the most famous story arcs from the comic book series - with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), according to aintitcool.com. The storyline switches between the present day and a future in which mutants are an outlawed species, following the assassination of Senator Kelly by villain Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Kitty Pryde manages to warn her future self of the threat and the X-Men embark on a race against time to stop Magneto before it's too late.
Simon Kinberg, who also worked as a screenwriter on X-Men: The Last Stand will write the script while Matthew Vaughn will once again direct.
Matthew has previously spoken about his ideas for the sequel saying he would only bring in one new character: "We will only have one more new character. I won't say who he or she is! But we will only be bringing one more new character in. Because, I think, as Professor X (James McAvoy) is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I can't!"
The script for The Wolverine is being rewritten. The filming for the movie - which will see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the X-Men character - has been delayed as Hugh shoots Tom Hooper's new version of Les Miserables and director James Mangold now wants the script to be changed.
Mangold has hired Mark Bomback - who penned films such as Die Hard 4.0, Unstoppable, and Total Recall - to rework the screenplay before shooting starts next year. The movie was initially due to begin lensing later this year, but a combination of the Australian actor's commitment to Les Miserables and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012. It may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two.
The movie has been beset with problems for a while - Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues, and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays. Despite the trouble, Hugh has revealed he is already back on the diet and fitness regime required for him to bulk up to play the muscular character: "I've literally just started. I'm taking the next two months off, pretty much, because it's a full time job, putting on a size. I'm a naturally skinny guy - genetics are not on my side with this thing - so I have to eat like a horse."
At least one big screen comic book adaptation is still thriving, no reboots needed. The X-Men movie has already spawned two successful sequels (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand) and two prequels (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the as-yet-unreleased X-Men: First Class) -- so, how about a few more?
Laura Donner, producer, says that Fox has received a treatment for another installment in the ongoing X-Men saga, and according to sources the idea will lead directly into yet another movie.
If Hugh Jackman is willing to keep putting on the claws, are you ready to keep making trips to movie theaters to watch him?
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The dramatic trailer for X-Men: First Class is here, and it’s awesome.
The attention-getting clip focuses on the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and the young Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Other familiar X-Men present in the trailer include Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult).
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The first photo of the new class of X-Men is out, and the costumes look pretty awesome. All the major characters of X-Men: First Class will be seen in theaters when the movie open in June 2011, but you can get a sneak peek of them now.
From left to right, you’re looking at Michael Fassbinder (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggery), January Jones (Emma Frost), Jason Flemyng (Azazel), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Zoe Kravitz (Angel), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and James McAvoy (Charles Xavier).
The film also stars Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw and Oliver Platt as The Man in Black.
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Kevin Bacon is being lined-up for a role in X-Men: First Class.
The Footloose star is reportedly in negotiations with studio Twentieth Century Fox to play the chief villain in the forthcoming prequel, though no details about the exact nature of the character have been disclosed.
Kevin, who has an 18-year-old daughter Sosie and a 20-year-old son Travis with his actress wife Kyra Sedgwick, is the latest star to be linked to the project. The Matthew Vaughn-directed movie will follow the early friendship of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr as they struggle with their mutant abilities and set up a school for gifted youngsters.
British actor James McAvoy has signed up to play Professor Charles Xavier - the role played by Sir Patrick Stewart in the first three movies - while 33-year-old actor Michael Fassbender will portray Erik Lensherr, otherwise known as Magneto and originally played by Sir Ian McKellen. The movie will also feature actors Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), Alice Eve (Emma Frost) and Lucas Till (Havoc).The film is expected to begin shooting next month.
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