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James Mcavoy's Hair Mistake

28th November 2014

James McAvoy mistakenly shaved his hair off for his 'X-Men' role.The 35-year-old actor took on the role of a young Professor X in 2011's 'X-Men: First Class' and mistakenly thought he had to look like...

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X-men: Apocalypse Will Conclude First Class Storylines

1st October 2014

'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be the last part of a trilogy that began with 'First Class', according to writer-producer Simon Kinberg.The 41-year-old explained that the third installment in the series will conclude the storylines that began...

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Simon Kinberg Admits X-men Recasting Is Possible

25th September 2014

Simon Kinberg has refused to rule out the possibility of recastings for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.According to the writer-producer, 20th Century Fox has been contemplating whether to cast new actors in the iconic roles from the...

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Bryan Singer To Direct X-men: Apocalypse

23rd September 2014

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.The 49-year-old - who has worked on three previous instalments of the Marvel franchise - will return as the director of the next movie, Deadline reports.Bryan previously directed 'X-Men: Days...

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James Mcavoy Is Going Bald

12th September 2014

James McAvoy has joked about going bald for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.The handsome actor has previously appeared in 'X-Men: First Class' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' with a full head of hair, despite the fact that...

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New Fantastic Four 'Different' From Other Superhero Movies

23rd July 2014

The new 'Fantastic Four' will be ''different from other comic book films''.Scriptwriter Simon Kinberg has promised the ambitious reboot of the superhero franchise will be unlike anything fans have seen in previous movies in the...

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Simon Kinberg: X-men: Apocalypse Set In 1983

16th June 2014

Simon Kinberg has revealed 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be set in 1983.The 40-year-old writer and producer of the superhero film series made the revelation during a podcast about the latest instalment, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past',...

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Days Of Future Past Was A 'Final Goodbye' For Original Actors

27th May 2014

'X-Men Days Of Future Past' was a ''final goodbye'' for the original actors.Screenwriter Simon Kinberg insists the latest installment of the Marvel adventure, which stars Sir Patrick Stewart as the older Charles Xavier who...

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Bryan Singer Back For X-men: Apocalypse

27th May 2014

Bryan Singer will direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.The filmmaker is returning to helm the next chapter of the mutant superhero movie, despite being hit with two sexual abuse lawsuits in recent months.Asked whether Singer would be back,...

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Simon Kinberg Thinks X-men: Apocalypse Will Be Even 'Bigger'

21st May 2014

Simon Kinberg says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be even ''bigger'' than the franchise's seven previous films.The producer behind 'X-Men: First Class' (2011) and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) - the latest in the Marvel comic...

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Hugh Jackman In Favour Of Wolverine Prequel

19th May 2014

Hugh Jackman thinks there should be a 'Wolverine' prequel.The actor has already considered the fate of his clawed alter-ego when he gets too old for the role and is in favour 'Spider-Man' style reboot, which...

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X-men: Days Of Future Past Was Logistical Nightmare

13th May 2014

Simon Kinberg claims 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' almost didn't happen.The producer-and-screenwriter has revealed he initially thought plans for the mutant superhero movie might have to be scrapped because it's A-list cast - which includes...

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Disney Planning 'At Least Three' Star Wars Spin-offs

7th May 2014

Disney are planning ''at least three'' 'Star Wars' spin-offs.The studio have previously stated their interest in releasing films to fill in the gaps between forthcoming episodes 7, 8 and 9 and CEO Bob Iger is...

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Marc Webb 'Curious' About Spider-man And X-men Crossover

1st May 2014

Marc Webb is curious about a Spider-Man and X-Men crossover. The 39-year-old director - who recently helmed 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - addressed the idea of the web-slinging hero meeting the mutants after 'X-Men' producer...

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Fantastic Four Reboot To Focus On Origin

22nd April 2014

The 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be treated as the ''origin'' of the story. Producer Simon Kinberg says the film which is set to star Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm aka The Thing, Miles Teller as...

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X-men's Mystique To Get Own Spin-off Movie?

11th April 2014

Mystique may get her own 'X-Men' spin-off.Jennifer Lawrence's shape-shifting character has proved so popular with fans that producers are considering giving her a solo outing in the same vein as Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.Writer and producer...

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Toby Kebbell To Play Fantastic Four Villain?

2nd April 2014

Toby Kebbell is in talks to play the villain in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot.The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' actor is negotiating the role of Doctor Doom, which American Hustle's Jack Huston and...

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Ridley Scott To Produce Murder On The Orient Express

13th December 2013

Sir Ridley Scott is remaking 'Murder on the Orient Express'.20th Century Fox has nabbed the rights to Agatha Christie's famous murder mystery novel and has set a trio of top producers to oversee the new...

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X-men: Days Of Future Past To Focus On Charles Xavier

22nd November 2013

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will centre on young Charles Xavier.While the blockbuster movie features a huge ensemble cast, including the cast of the original 'X-Men' trilogy and the stars of 2011 prequel 'X-Men: First...

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Simon Kinberg To Write Fantastic Four Script

2nd October 2013

Simon Kinberg is to write 'The Fantastic Four' script. The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' scribe has signed up to pen the 20th Century Fox reboot and has also joined the project as a producer...

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Star Wars Episode Vii Set For December 2015 Release?

20th August 2013

'Star Wars Episode VII' is being tipped for a December 2015 release date.The new chapter of the intergalactic adventure will reportedly break with the franchise's May release tradition to debut just before Christmas, according to...

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Who Needs Jj? Star Wars Animated Series 'Rebels' To Debut In 2014

By Michael West | 21st May 2013

Forget Star Wars Episode 7! A new continuation of the classic sci-fi saga will be hitting screens before JJ Abrams new movie in the form ofStar Wars Rebels, an animated series for the Disney Channel....

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Downton Abbey Actress Lily James Takes Cinderella Role

2nd May 2013

Lily James will play 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' star is set to portray the iconic princess in Disney's live action adaptation of the traditional fairytale, joining the lines of Cate Blanchett as the princess' evil stepmother.The...

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Emma Watson Turns Down Cinderella

12th March 2013

Emma Watson will not be playing 'Cinderella' in Kenneth Branagh's film.The 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' actress was rumoured to be starring in the 'Thor' director's new adaptation of the classic fairytale earlier this month,...

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"Standalone" Star Wars Episodes In The Works

6th February 2013

It was something for Yoda to ponder deeply: In addition to Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX there will be a few stand-alone films that will depart from the overall story line. Walt Disney...

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Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella?

1st February 2013

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.The...

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Saoirse Ronan In Line For Cinderella Role

3rd December 2012

Saoirse Ronan is the frontrunner to play Cinderella in the Disney remake.The Irish actress is reportedly a hot contender for the lead in the live action reboot of the Walt Disney fairytale favourite alongside Swedish...

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Iconic Star Wars Writer To Return For New Films

By Lorna Greville  | 23rd November 2012

As the maniacal excitement dies down after the initial news that the Star Wars franchise had been bought by Disney for an enormous sum of over four billion dollars, and the revelation that there would...

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'Empire Strikes Back' Scribe Signs On To Write New Star Wars Movies

By Michael West | 22nd November 2012

Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have closed deals to write instalments of the new Star Wars trilogy, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The pair will pen either Episode VIII or Episode IX though the exact...

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Chris Hemsworth Wants Star Wars Role

21st November 2012

Chris Hemsworth wants to star in the new 'Star Wars' movies.The 'Avengers' actor was a huge fan of the original films when he was growing up, so would jump at the chance at a part...

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