For X-Men: Apocalypse, several new young actors joined the ensemble and were forced to hit the ground running alongside their more experienced costars.
Jennifer Lawrence said the newcomers weren't given an easy start: "They really get punched and beaten like the rest of us." To which James McAvoy responds that "they gave as good as they got as well. That's cool." Newcomers to the cast have likened the film to a summer camp where everyone hangs out together both on set and off. "We did everything together," says Sophie Turner, who joined the ensemble as Jean Grey. "Everybody plays together. We had a cast coordinator that organised events for us to go to, so it was like a bonding experience."
This made it easier for her to work on creating a character. And talking with Famke Jansson, who played Jean in the first X-Men trilogy, helped. "The difference between this and Famke's Jean Grey," Turner says, "is that she's young, insecure and very alienated, even from the other mutants, because she's so powerful. She's also going through all the hormones and the boys and the stuff that every teenager goes through. Being a mutant ain't easy! So there's a real vulnerability to her, and it's great to see how she and Scott [Tye Sheridan as Cyclops] find each other through that alienation. She's a great role to play."
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X-Men Apocalypse comes as the ninth instalment in the X-Men film series and stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy as Raven and Professor X. The X-Men are made up of a subspecies of humans that are born with superhuman abilities and are able to perform acts that are considered not normal for the average human.
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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.
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Rumours the singer would appear in the movie began last summer, but took off again over the weekend.
Taylor Swift will sadly not be making an appearance in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie, despite fans theorising otherwise. The rumours first began last summer, but they really gained steam over the weekend with some fans predicting Swift would play superhero Dazzler.
Taylor Swift will not be playing Dazzler in X-Men: Apocalypse.
It all started on Friday when Sophie Turner (who will play the young Jean Grey in the upcoming movie) tweeted out a photo of herself and Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) holding a Dazzler record, with the caption: ‘#FBF that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favourite singer’s album (pre 1989, of course)’.
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The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor is famous for his curly locks.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner has answered the big question we’ve all been wondering about Jon Snow, just how long does he spend on his hair? Speaking to GQ magazine, the actress revealed that Harington could stand in front of a mirror for hours, even though he wakes up ‘perfect’.
Sophie Turner says Kit Harington could spend hours in front of the mirror.
When asked whose hair takes longer to style on the show, Turner said: “If it was up to Kit, as to how long hair would take, he would take longer on those. But it's mine that takes longer. He wakes up and his is terrific naturally.”
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Where are all the characters right now?
The weekend is nearly upon us and for 'Game Of Thrones' fans that means the day they've all been waiting for; the premiere of season 6. Speculation about the fate of the main characters have been plaguing the internet since the cliffhanger of season 5, but we can now relax in the knowledge that all will soon be revealed.
Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy must survive as fugitives
Is Jon Snow really dead? Is Arya really blind? What does Bran Stark's return mean for the story? So many questions, but we'll soon know the answers. More teaser images from the new series have been unveiled ahead of the first episode, 'The Red Woman', on Sunday, giving us a glimpse of some duos back in action.
Spoiler Alert! You have been warned.
‘Game Of Thrones’ actress Sophie Turner may have revealed a little too much on last night’s Oscar red carpet, when she let slip a massive spoiler for the show’s upcoming sixth season. The 20-year-old plays Sansa Stark in the HBO series, but despite her character’s struggles her future seems pretty safe according to Turner.
Sophie Turner let slip a ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler on the Oscars red carpet.
Speaking to E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, Turner discussed reading through the season six script to discover her character’s fate. "Flicking through, I'm like 'death, death, death... Okay, I'm good for this season,” Turner said.
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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.
'Game of Thrones' returns to HBO on April 24th.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has promised that the sixth season of the medieval fantasy drama will be bigger and more exciting than ever before, but revealed that filming it “legitimately almost killed” the cast and crew.
The HBO series will be returning at the end of April, with Clarke starring once again as Daenerys ‘Mother of Dragons’ Targaryen, in the next adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s series of epic novels. The plotlines are probably the most closely guarded secret in the entertainment industry at the moment, particularly as the timeline will overtake where Martin has actually gotten to with his books.
Emilia Clarke spoke a little about 'Game of Thrones' season 6
Meet the stars taking over the helm in the X-Men universe.
Bryan Singer has announced the actors who will play younger versions of the three most famous mutant superheroes in X-Men: Apocalypse. The director revealed the news on Twitter - and there was a nice surprise for fans of HBO's all-conquering Game of Thrones.
Sophie Turner is joining the X-Men world and will play Jean Grey in Apocalypse.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, will take over the role of Jean Grey - originally played by Famke Janssen. Turner's Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage played the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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Maybe we will get that sixth A Song of Ice and Fire book sometime this century (no rush, GRRM) after the notoriously patient creator announced that he would drop his screenwriting duties for a while to finish work on The Winds of Winter.
That might also explain why the character of Arienne Martell has been written out of the show entirely. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. So the Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con happened and, as predicted, the full cast of season 5 was revealed.
Alexander Siddig joins as Doran Martell for season 5. Yes, we approve.
'Game of Thrones' may be packed with stars but it also creates them. Many, like Jason Mamoa and Kit Harington, look set for bright futures, all thanks to the show.
Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the biggest show on television. It’s become known as the show where British actors go to die... quite literally - most stars of the show are killed off after just a few appearances! In the few years that it’s been running it’s been packed with some of the biggest names from the business, Sean Bean, Charles Dance... Jerome from Robson and Jerome (to name just a few).
Jason Mamoa, pictured with wife Lisa Bonet, at the premiere of Divergent
The show has also kickstarted a few budding careers and catapulted some actors into the limelight. For example, Hawaiian-born Jason Mamoa who played Khal Drogo in the first season of the show has just been cast as Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League films. Despite working on Stargate: Atlantis and appearing as Conan in 2011 reboot of Conan the Barbarian, starring with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman will definitely be a step in the right direction for Mamoa’s career.
Continue reading: Jason Mamoa, Kit Harington: The Stars Created By 'Game Of Thrones'
Wait, what just happened?
Game of Thrones, it’s been too long. But here we are, on the other side of The Mountain and the Viper and Tyrion’s trial by combat. Let’s recap – as usual, ALL OF THE SPOILERS ahead.
Before the main event, we join Gilly at her new job as a serving girl in Mole’s Town, where things are about to go down. “Things” in this case refers to a gang of wildlings, including our old friend Ygritte, who descend on the village and slaughter without mercy. Well, not entirely. At one point Ygritte finds Gilly cowering in a corner with baby Sam. Instead of doing her whole killing shtick, however, Ygritte spares our favorite new mum and moves on on her merry way. Good times.
Tywin really wants to kill Tyrion. But first...
We're still reeling from the Purple Wedding and its aftermath, but finally, there is some plot.
It’s about that time again folks – time for everyone who hasn’t seen Game of Thrones to turn away their pretty, unspoiled heads and for the rest of us to get into the meat of this week’s episode. To be fair, Oathkeeper had far fewer traumatic and general WTF moments than we’ve been used to recently. It was, however, very heavy on story.
Tyrion seems to have found an ally in his brother.
We see Jaime continue his efforts to rebuild his good name in Westeros and any credibility whatsoever as a character. After he err… raped his sister in last week’s episode (come on, GoT writers, where did that re-write even come from?) his character growth might never be restored, but kudos on the writers for trying. In this episode, Jaime risks getting in some serious Cercei trouble (and possibly being executed) and sends Brienne to find Catelyn Stark’s daughters, so that he can fulfill his oath. He even gives her one of the Valyrian steel swords. She names it Oathkeeper, because metaphorical resonance is everything when you’re fighting for your life.
We've all been waiting for it, folks.
It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible for steering clear of spoilers. That said, if you aren’t caught up on Season 4, Episode 2, The Lion and the Rose, leave now or risk getting spoiled. Seriously. So many spoilers below.
The deplorable king Joffrey is actually a pretty great guy in real life, say his co-stars.
Ok, now that that’s taken care of, let’s talk weddings. There was another one happening on GoT this week, which, in this show, is enough to make you cringe in fear. Remember the last one? Of course you do. But there’s some time until the Purple Wedding and the first thing we see is The Bastard of Bolton, out for a spot of hunting. Well, if you call letting a bunch of dogs loose on a young woman “hunting” that is (hopefully you don’t, because that surely indicates some severe mental disorder). Any way, the unnamed young woman, whom Ramsay Snow apparently kidnapped, was dead within the first five minutes. It was that kind of episode. What exactly was the purpose of that? To remind us that Ramsay is a sadistic creep maybe? We did see Theo Greyjoy on the sidelines, obviously broken and on the edge of sanity. So there’s that.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding
With a month left until the premiere, HBO have bestowed upon us the fourth and final "Game of Thrones" Trailer.
Hear ye, hear ye! The fourth and final Game of Thrones trailer is now live for everyone to enjoy… which essentially means we get the same scenes and voiceovers, only in a different cut and with new background music. We have to hand it to those GoT people – they sure know how to pick a soundtrack.
Watch the trailer below and be even more excited for Season 4 (if that’s even possible.)
Some new things that are made obvious in this cut – and there definitely isn’t much to go on – is that the next generation of Starks will play a much more important role this season. We saw in previous trailers that Bran’s warg-ness is getting stronger, so he will probably get at the very least a couple of cool scenes in season 4.
Continue reading: "Game Of Thrones" Trailer #4: Baby Starks And General Gloom And Doom
Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Maisie Williams - Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Party at Chateau Marmont - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th January 2014
Rose Leslie, Natalie Dormer and Sophie Turner - San Francisco premiere of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' season 3 held at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco, California, United States - Wednesday 20th March 2013
Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Haringston, George R.R. Martin, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Heady, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss - "An Evening with The Game of Thrones" hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 19th March 2013
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