The new Marvel TV series will introduce viewers to a roster of mutant characters.
With Bryan Singer on board as director, new Marvel series 'The Gifted' will come to FOX later this year and promises to be an exciting and compelling ride, introducing viewers to a whole new selection of mutants (but NOT X-Men!) that face the biggest fight of their lives in the battle for their survival. You can check out the first official trailer for the series below:
Following suburban couple Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), the series will show how their once ordinary lives will be flipped upside down when they discover their children possess a selection of extraordinary mutant powers. Forced to protect them by any means necessary from a government who would lock them up, the family team with an underground mutant network in a bid to survive.
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Bryan Singer is the godfather of the X-Men movies
Having directed the first two films, X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003), and the last two, Days of Future Past (2014) and now Apocalypse. So what keeps bringing him back to this world? "I think it's the history," he says. "It's the history and the cast. I have a history with these characters. So even when another filmmaker like Matthew Vaughn made a movie, I had to be part of it, I had to produce it. So I get drawn back in. I try to get out because I have other ideas for other movies and things, but I really love this universe. I love these characters and I love these actors. We really had a great time."
Singer particularly enjoyed Apocalypse because it deals with the origins of mutants, something that hadn't been addressed before. "It's about the origin of gods and religion," he says. "I read Chariots of the Gods when I was a kid, and I was fascinated with religion and cults and things like that. So that stuff made this so appealing to do. Whenever someone tries to view themselves as higher than everyone else, and more than everyone else, it's a recipe for problems, conflict, disaster, wars, death and destruction!"
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This closing chapter of the First Class trilogy falls into the same trap as The Last Stand, the final part in the original X-Men trilogy: it shifts the focus from character detail and social commentary into a more standard effects-heavy action brawl. There's still a lot of strong character detail, and a big story that can't help but be entertaining. But it's impossible to escape the feeling that the film's scale is far bigger than it needed to be.
It's now 1983, and while Professor X (James McAvoy) works with Hank (Nicholas Hoult) to set up his school for young mutants, his old friend and nemesis Erik (Michael Fassbender) has started a family in a rural corner of Poland. But he can't hide forever. Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is roaming the world helping mutants where she can, meeting the teleporting Kurt (Kodi Smit-McPhee) in Berlin before heading to Cairo. There, CIA operative Moira (Rose Byrne) has just uncovered a bizarre underground cult that has revived the ancient super-mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who immediately sets out on a quest to cleanse the planet and start over again. He needs four assistants, and the question is which of the X-Men will go over to the dark side.
This is the third comic book movie in a row about superheroes fighting each other, after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. And it's similarly enormous (all three films are around two-and-a-half hours long), with mammoth battles that don't quite make logical sense but are compelling enough that the audience goes with them. This film has a bit more emotional depth, including back-stories that have been developed with unusual complexity. But some characters fall through the cracks.
Continue reading: X-Men: Apocalypse Review
Mutants and humans alike are familiar with the story of Apocalypse, he was the first mutant and began harnessing his power in ancient times. Now, millions of years after his reign, Apocalypse is reborn and finds himself in the middle of a modern society and shocked by the direction both human and mutant life has taken.
Feeling there are few options left, Apocalypse calls on the help of Magneto and a group of other mutants to help 'cleanse' the earth of all the citizens who have contributed to its downfall. The Horsemen of the Apocalypse - headed by Magneto - start to wreak havoc around the world and it looks like the X-Men's attempts to save it are all but lost - especially when their team is badly hurt by the loss of one member.
Ben Hardy could be lining up against Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
Eastenders star Ben Hardy, best known as Ian Beale's son Peter, is in talks for an as-yet-undisclosed role in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, according to The Wrap. Representatives for 20th Century Fox or Hardy did not immediately respond though discussions are believed to be at an advanced stage.
Ben Hardy has been in talks for an important role in X-Men: Apocalypse
Should he land the part, Hardy would join some of the world's biggest movie stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy. Oscar Isaac will play the film's titular villain while Rose Byrne will reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert.
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Oscar Isaac will now play prominent roles in the X-Men and Star Wars franchises.
Oscar Isaac, the actor who rose to prominence after strong showings in Drive and Inside Llewyn Davis, will play the primary villain in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse - the next instalment in Fox's long-running Marvel Comics franchise.
Oscar Isaac has been cast as the villain in X-Men: Apocalpyse. He looks like a villain. So that's good.
Given the May 27, 2016 release date, the casting now means Isaac will appear in two blockbuster franchises in quick succession. He is due to appear in J.J Abrams hugely anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens - the first trailer for which hits this Friday (November 28, 2014).
Continue reading: Oscar Isaac Cast As Chief Villain In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Michael Egan has dropped his legal case against Bryan Singer though he will be free to re-file "without prejudice".
Michael Egan, the man who claimed he was sexually abused by the X-Men film director Bryan Singer, has dropped his legal action against the filmmaer. A judge in Honolulu granted Egan's petition to have the case dismissed without prejudice, allowing him to re-file at a later date.
Bryan Singer will no doubt be relieved at Michael Egan has dropped his case after an exhaustive year [Getty/Charley Gallay]
This was against the wishes of Singer, who requested to have the case dismissed with prejudice and to make Egan pay his legal costs.
Continue reading: Man Who Accused Bryan Singer Of Sexual Abuse Drops Legal Action
Bryan Singer's legal representatives are hoping to have the second sexual abuse suit against him dismissed. The case alleges Singer and another Hollywood executive sexually assaulted an unnamed British man.
Bryan Singer has filed for the case to be dismissed.
The case was filed in May by lawyer Jeffrey Herman but Singer's representatives have asked for the L.A. court to dismiss the case as there is no legal basis for the suit. Singer has also requested a $300,000 bond to cover his legal fees, as THR reports.
Continue reading: Bryan Singer Asks Court To Dismiss British 'John Doe' Sexual Abuse Case
Bryan Singer's lawyers are filing for a dismissal for a case which accuses the X-Men director of sexual harassment. The case was filed by lawyer Jeffrey Herman on behalf of 'John Doe 117' in May, a month after Michael Egan filed a case also alleging Singer sexually assaulted him.
After months of allegations and legal proceedings, Bryan Singer has filed a motion to have the second sexual abuse case against him dismissed. Singer is hoping for a dismissal as his lawyers claim there is no legal basis for the suit, as Variety reports.
Bryan Singer has filed for dismissal for the second sexual abuse case.
In May an unnamed British man - named John Doe 117 in the suit -came forward and accused Singer of assault. The man in question was represented by the same Lawyer, Jeffrey Herman, who was representing Michael Egan. Egan had also filed a suit against Singer, accusing him of assault in Hawaii in the late 1990s.
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Garth Ancier is countersuing Michael Egan over abuse claims.
Garth Ancier, the Hollywood television executive who was accused of sexual abuse in the late 1980's, is countersuing a former teenage actor who dropped the lawsuit two days ago. Ancier, who worked for Fox and NBC, is suing Michael Egan and his attorneys Jeff Herman and Michael Gallagher, alleging abuse of process.
Garth Ancier and Bryan Singer [Above] were accused of the claims
Ancier was among three other Hollywood executives including director Bryan Singer who was accused of sexually abusing Michael Egan when he was an aspiring actor. All four denied the claims and filed motions to dismiss.
Continue reading: Garth Ancier Counter Sues Michael Egan Over Sexual Abuse Claims
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