Screen Junkies » Matthew Vaughn http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:38:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jason Statham To Play Low-Rent Version Of Daniel Craig’s Character From ‘Layer Cake’ In A ‘Layer Cake’ Sequel This Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-statham-to-play-low-rent-version-of-daniel-craigs-character-from-layer-cake-in-a-layer-cake-sequel-this-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-statham-to-play-low-rent-version-of-daniel-craigs-character-from-layer-cake-in-a-layer-cake-sequel-this-time/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:02:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257979 Expect more punching.

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On the day that brings us the news that the cat from Hunger Games has been recast for the sequel, also comes news that Jason Statham is filling the role left vacant by Daniel Craig in the follow-up to Layer Cake. Jason Statham and his producing partner have acquired the rights to J.J. Connolly’s novel, Viva la Madness, in which the unnamed protagonist originated by Craig has his retirement plans derailed when he becomes involved with the violent underworld of drug deals, fraud, and general punching in the head that comes hand-in-hand with dealing with low-life characters in British crime films. Statham will play the unnamed protagonist who we can all just feel free to call Jason Statham. (Deadline)

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Matthew Vaughn Considers Returning To The Mark Millar Well With ‘Superior’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-considers-returning-to-the-mark-millar-well-with-superior/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-considers-returning-to-the-mark-millar-well-with-superior/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:58:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233283 Matthew Vaughn is sticking with superheroes.

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Looks like Matthew Vaughn has found his groove. The X-Men: First Class director is looking to re-team with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar for adaptations of two of his works. First is The Secret Service, a comic that Vaughn and Millar just unveiled along with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. They’re mum on the plot details for that one though Vaughn holds the film rights. The second project in the works is Superior. Based on Millar’s 90′s comic, the story centers on a handicapped boy who is offered superpowers by an alien monkey. However, the deal comes at a price.

Handicapped kids really need to be more careful when bartering with alien monkeys. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance of their choices. (via The Playlist)

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Review: X-Men: First Class http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-x-men-first-class-review/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-x-men-first-class-review/#comments Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:00:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214843 It’s so good, I held my pee for at least 90 minutes because I didn’t want to miss anything.

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Oh my God, I can’t believe how good X-Men: First Class is. It’s so good, I held my pee for at least 90 minutes because I didn’t want to miss anything. Also, I shouldn’t drink coffee in movies.

This is the best prequel ever, because it actually tells a story. It’s not just setup, although there’s plenty of that too. The characters are actually different at this stage of the story, not just younger imitations. Xavier (James McAvoy) uses his telepathy to pick up babes, and has a cocky swagger that’s in no way reminiscent of Patrick Stewart. Mystique as a child is sweet and heartwarming, and once she grows up to be Jennifer Lawrence she’s a lovely lady, not yet the cold, hard edged Rebecca Romijn version.

Kevin Bacon Shows His Skills In New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Trailer

The superpowers get to be delightful at this stage because they haven’t totally become burdens yet. The kids get to train and experience the joy of discovery, like the best parts of Spider-Man and Iron Man. It’s just plain awesome, Azazel teleporting humans to the sky and dropping them, Magneto turning a knife into a boomerang or turning barb wire into snares. It’s beautiful and tragic too. Spoiler alert, but not all the mutants grow up to be X-Men, especially not the ones who don’t have well known comic book names.

The film really emphasizes the practical uses of mutant powers. Xavier even comments that his telepathy is being blocked, like, “Oh well, it’s not working right now so I can’t help you today. Maybe I need to call tech support.” It’s momentous, triumphant, powerful and still debates all that important philosophy. It totally invalidates the prologue of X-Men: The Last Stand but something tells me no one will mind that.

I love the way Matthew Vaughn shoots. He creates Hitchcockian suspense, only instead on knowing there’s a bomb under the desk, we know that Magneto is going to bend some metal. But will it be the gun or the coin or all the metal in the room? Vaughn’s camera captures little details that make the scene feel real, like Magneto’s reflection in a gold bar.

3 photosThe January Jones/Emma Frost Underwear Shots We’ve All Been Waiting For

More obvious details make the world feel even more real than the Bryan Singer films. Yeah, it’s a period piece, but using the period details grounds the film where X2 will still feel generically modern long after 2003. So they play “Palisades Park” in a go-go club and the fashion is disco. Just showing Mystique brushing her teeth gives her a real world context.

First Class is this year’s great comic book movie, up there with Spider-Man 1 and The Dark Knight, maybe somewhere in between them. (Sorry Green Lantern, it won’t be you this summer.) It’s the summer movie I’ve been waiting for. Actually, it makes me realize I might have been settling for others before this.

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‘X-Men: First Class 2′ – Magneto Vs. JFK? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-2-magneto-vs-jfk/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-2-magneto-vs-jfk/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 23:30:54 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213490 Director Matthew Vaughn plans to go all Multiple Man and make sequels.

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While we all eagerly anticipate X-Men: First Class, or watch practically the entire film between all the preview clips, we need to get onto important business: sequels. Unlike some Matthew Vaughn said he was interested in going all Multiple Man and making a sequel. Here’s his idea for an opening sequence:

“I’ve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I’ve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don’t want to tempt fate, though. If the film’s a hit, of course I’d be interested. I really enjoyed making it.”

It seems like mutants are secretly behind all important historical events. I’m guessing events in later films include Phoenix helping us land on the moon and Mystique breaking into the Watergate Hotel. Wow, just typing that last sentence made me feel 8% geekier today.

The X-Men make (up) history in theaters June 3, 2011. (Hitfix)

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Kevin Bacon Shows His Skills In New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-bacon-shows-his-skills-in-new-x-men-first-class-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-bacon-shows-his-skills-in-new-x-men-first-class-trailer/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:33:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=208427 Umm... cool power, Kevin Bacon??

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With the Internet just filled to the fucking brim with X-Men: First Class trailers, stills, and posters, it was only a matter of time before we got to see Kevin Bacon‘s Sebastian Shaw use his mutant ability. Which apparently is to blossom into a fireball and grow a lot of arms. Umm…. didn’t see that one coming.

It’s definitely not as cool as some of the other powers out there. Like Magneto, the guy who does stuff to magnets. Or Mystique, who can turn into anyone she wants including the guy who does stuff to magnets. Or Super Mario when he catches an invincibility star.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Producers Discuss Decade-Hopping Sequels http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-producers-discuss-decade-hopping-sequels/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-producers-discuss-decade-hopping-sequels/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:54:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206871 This story relates to time-travel. Do not read if you are in China.

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Everyone had a good time recreating another decade for the 1960′s-based X-Men: First Class. They had so much fun that it’s sparked the conversation of where to go in the sequels.

Director Matthew Vaughn, producer Bryan Singer, and British guy James McAvoy sat down with Total Film to talk about which other slutty outfits they could dress January Jones up in.

Matthew Vaughn said:

“1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s. I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power…”

Bryan Singer also discussed setting the sequels in the 1970′s and 1980′s respectively, which I’m on board with. Especially if the story takes a radical jump between films as well, and the details are filled in as the plot unfolds. Like, why does Magneto suddenly have a Kid n’ Play high-top fade??

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Let’s Have A Look At January Jones’ Boobs And Some Other ‘X-Men: First Class’ Stuff http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/lets-have-a-look-at-january-jones-boobs-and-some-other-x-men-first-class-stuff/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/lets-have-a-look-at-january-jones-boobs-and-some-other-x-men-first-class-stuff/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:06:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=205261 January Jones is doing her part to save the magazine industry.

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To celebrate the ’60s-style mod look of X-Men: First Class, Total Film whipped up four vintage covers that feature the film’s hottest characters. We have James McAvoy‘s Professor X  in a Life magazine -esque profile, Michael Fassbender looking suave for an Esquire send-up, January Jones releasing them, and a group shot of McAvoy, Fassbender, Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence in her creepy Mystique make up.

The art direction of these covers is so convincing that I’m not entirely convinced these actors didn’t actually exist in the 1960′s. I’m going to need to see a picture of January Jones wearing nothing more than today’s newspaper immediately. (Total Film)

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New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Still Shows The Danger Of Shooting On Those Wooden Sets http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-x-men-first-class-still-shows-the-danger-of-shooting-on-those-wooden-sets/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-x-men-first-class-still-shows-the-danger-of-shooting-on-those-wooden-sets/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:15:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=170472 That hangar is coming out of Havok's allowance.

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In the wake of posters that look like the marketing team just ain’t even trying, we now have another still from X-Men: First Class. Last time around, we saw Kevin Bacon‘s Sebastian Shaw chilling with January Jones‘s White Queen in Mr. Freeze’s lair. Today we have a look at Lucas Till’s Havok standing in a burning hangar. Of course, there’s no context for the picture, so let’s speculate together.

A.) Havok just released a blast of plasma.

B.) Havok is the star of a Pearl Jam music video.

C.) Another senseless fire caused by using fireworks without Professor X’s supervision.

(X-Men Movies Facebook)

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International ‘X-Men: First Class’ Posters Reflect Upon The Future http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/international-x-men-first-class-posters-reflect-upon-the-future/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/international-x-men-first-class-posters-reflect-upon-the-future/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:04:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=30757 Once again, the internationals get all the best stuff. Their dorm rooms must look so much cooler than ours. In this case, it's these really sweet X-Men: First Class posters.

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Once again, the internationals get all the best stuff. Their dorm rooms must look so much cooler than ours. In this case, it’s these really sweet X-Men: First Class posters. Using patented “Quantum Leap” style mirror gags, the destinies of both Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto and James McAvoy‘s Professor X are revealed. If only they’d look down….

As you can see James McAvoy becomes bald and wheelchair-bound while Michael Fassbender gets a pretty sweet cape and helmet. And I think he can fly somewhat. Hey, but y’know, that wheelchair has some sweet rims. (FilmZ)

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Matthew Vaughn Wants To See Old People In Tights http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-wants-to-see-old-people-in-tights/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-wants-to-see-old-people-in-tights/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:22:23 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27576 Matthew Vaughn is apparently fed up with working with little kids in Kick-Ass and teenagers in X-Men: First Class.

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Matthew Vaughn is apparently fed up with working with little kids in Kick-Ass and teenagers in X-Men: First Class so now he wants to do a super-hero movie about old people. He wants his next project to be The Golden Age, about elderly super-heroes in a retirement home. Cool, it’s like Bubba Ho-Tep but with super-heroes instead of Elvis, JFK, and an ancient mummy. Upgrade? But Vaughn isn’t skimping on ambition when it comes to his vision for the film:

“His wish list is Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty to play the retired superheroes who help out their grandchildren when their middle-aged parent screw up the world.”

Right. I’d be incredibly surprised if he got 1 of those 3 names (and it would have to be Nicholson), but there’s now way in the universe he’ll get all 3. Aim a little lower, Matt – How do Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, and “The Macho Man” Randy Savage sound? (via Deadline)

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‘X-Men: First Class’ In Danger Of Getting Held Back, Says January Jones http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-in-danger-of-getting-held-back-says-january-jones/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-in-danger-of-getting-held-back-says-january-jones/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:38:34 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26718 January Jones dishing dirt!

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X-Men: First Class has been rumored to be having a troubled production for a while now, including a rumor that the film was being shot by 2nd unit directors so the real director Matthew Vaughn could take the time to edit. This is mostly due to the rush by 20th Century Fox to get the movie to production, presumably because they’re eager to begin work on the prequel X-Men Babies.

Anyway, these rumors appear to have a little bit of truth to them, if star January Jones is to believed in these recent comments made to the press in some country called “Canada“:

“Poor (director) Matthew Vaughn is going to have to edit it in three days,” Jones joked. “That’s been a blast. We’ve all had so much fun making that movie. I think it was unrealistic for them to think they were going to make such a huge movie in whatever we had — two months or something. So of course we went over (schedule). I think I have a couple more days to shoot…  We’re almost done. The fact we’ve had to push the wrap date but they haven’t moved the release date is really interesting to me. I guess they must know what they’re doing. I have a lot of faith in Matthew as a director and an editor; I think his movies are great. And I think they’ve been cutting as we’ve been going. We should be fine.”

Whoa, way to be discreet, Jones. She better learn to zip it before she spoils the next season of “Mad Men” for me. (via The Playlist)

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‘X-Men: First Class’: First Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/x-men-first-class-first-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/x-men-first-class-first-trailer/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:48:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=26167 Our patience has paid off. Finally, a good look at the swinging 60's of X-Men: First Class. Not to mention the little outfit that Matthew Vaughn convinced January Jones to slip into.

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Fox kept us waiting with another Facebook debacle, but our patience has paid off. Finally, a good look at the swinging 60′s of X-Men: First Class. Not to mention the little outfits January Jones was convinced to slip into.

X-Men: First Class takes us back to the early days of the X-Men where you should pretty much forget everything you saw in the other movies. Beast and Mystique are kids, Wolverine is nowhere in sight, and your girlfriend wants to do it with Professor X now. Is that the Brave New World that Charles Xavier dreams about?

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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For A ‘Kick-Ass’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-get-your-hopes-up-for-a-kick-ass-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dont-get-your-hopes-up-for-a-kick-ass-sequel/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:13:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21680 Britain's version of Christina Hendricks, screenwriter Jane Goldman has shot down any rumors that 'Kick-Ass 2' is currently in the works.

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When Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar told the press that filming was set to begin on a sequel this spring, it seemed like he was just saying things. The original (though excellent) didn’t find its anticipated audience and it’s unlikely Matthew Vaughn would want to jump back into superheroes directly after wrapping up X-Men: First Class.

Now Britain‘s version of Christina Hendricks, screenwriter Jane Goldman has shot down any rumors that Kick-Ass 2 is currently in the works. She put one in the heart of the geek community via her Twitter.

“Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true.”

Goldman went on to share that she’s currently working on two projects currently. One of which is Matthew Vaughn‘s next project, and the other a secret project that has yet to be announced. I guess my options are to wait patiently for the announcement or follow her on Twitter. I’d really like it if I didn’t have to follow someone named @ferretprincess.

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The ‘X-Men’ Pics Will. Not. Stop. Coming. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-x-men-pics-will-not-stop-coming/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-x-men-pics-will-not-stop-coming/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:17:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=20894 Matthew Vaughn drops two new images of mutants in action to remedy the negative reaction to the leaked cast photo.

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How can we miss you if you won’t go away, X-Men: First Class? When this week began we hadn’t seen so much as a frame from the film. Now we spend two-thirds of our day reporting on it.

So far we’ve seen a cast photo, a teaser poster, and a few good looks at the film’s mod style. Turns out that the recent glut of images is a damage control reaction to the original leaked cast photo. When you first saw it, you most likely said, “Jesus!” So did director Matthew Vaughn. He tells /Film:

“I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the fuck is this shit, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ’…

In order to manage expectations, he released the following images of James McAvoy‘s Professor X and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto showing off their powers. Just don’t show these to the cast that have to spend eight hours a day in the makeup chair. Those guys need to call their agents.

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The X-Men Get All ‘Mad Men’ In Three New Stills http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/the-x-men-get-all-mad-men-in-three-new-stills/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/the-x-men-get-all-mad-men-in-three-new-stills/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:33:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=18994 These pictures give us what the earlier ones didn't: A chance to see our X-Men looking all mod and 60's-cool.

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Two days ago, we got pictures. Today we get good pictures via Playlist. There should be no question now that these X-Men: First Class photos are official and aren’t the product of a photoshopping fan boy. These pictures give us what the earlier ones didn’t: A chance to see our X-Men looking all mod and 60′s-cool.

First off, we have Kevin Bacon’s Sebastian Shaw looking like Chris Walken in “The Continental,” and January Jones‘ Emma Frost looking like a woman with a delicious rack. Notice the wet bar in the back left. “Omit no detail,” say the producers!

Then we have a picture that some would construe as a “metaphor.” We’ve got young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) engaged in a battle of wits over a chess board. While many might say that this 60′s throwback is a case of notalgia fever run amok, the fact remains that these stills demonstrate a warmth we haven’t seen in this franchise before. So even if it takes some ascots and a wood-and-leather study, it’s well worth it.

Finally, we’ve got the money shot. The group looking like the cast of a British detective series. Reaction to the earlier “official” photo was hostile, and with good reason. If the producers are going to jump along the timeline of the story to give us a fresh look at the characters, a generic, shadowy picture that graces the poster of every superhero movie is probably not called for. These stills convey a very different atmosphere that will probably be the source of more than a few laughs in the film knowing Matthew Vaughn. Ascots for everyone!!!

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January Jones Talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ Skimpy Wardrobe http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/january-jones-talks-x-men-first-class-skimpy-wardrobe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/january-jones-talks-x-men-first-class-skimpy-wardrobe/#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:06:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14193 When January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, we all looked at drawings of Frost then at Jones. Then back at Frost. Then back at Jones. Then we got all giddy.

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When January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class, we all looked at drawings of Frost then at Jones. Then back at Frost. Then back at Jones. Then we got all giddy.

Our first look at her in costume was a bit of a disappointment. Instead of looking like the Maxim spread we anticipated, she looked more like a drum mallet. Now she opens up about the revealing costumes, which restores our hope:

“The costumes are insane. It’s a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she’s barely dressed. She’s got quite the bod, which is very intimidating. I’m thinking, ‘I’m supposed to be doing crunches on the plane.  How am I gonna get buff in one day? I’m a petite person, so I didn’t want to go into a strict workout and eating regime. I would have disappeared entirely, and she’s very busty, very voluptuous, so I didn’t want to get rid of any of my curves.”

But sadly, they didn’t want her to get in better shape for the part in favor of making her look like women in the 1960′s actually looked. Which. Is. Bullsh*t. You know what else they didn’t have in the 1960′s? Guys who turned into ice. (Collider)

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Officially Has A Plot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-officially-has-a-plot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-officially-has-a-plot/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 17:33:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12128 I've got good news for anyone who was left cold by X-Men 3 or Wolverine. Producers have decided to give X-Men: First Class a plot. Now that's a step in the right direction!

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I’ve got good news for anyone who was left cold by X-Men 3 or Wolverine. Producers have decided to give X-Men: First Class a plot. Now that’s a step in the right direction!

X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

Nobody is really certain what exactly ‘Armageddon’ means. It might mean the end of the world as we know it, or it may refer to a mutant enemy. Or it just might be that monster truck. Personally, I’d be more fearful of Gravedigger. He can jump the larger amount of cars. (via /Film)

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Look at James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rose Byrne Hold Umbrellas In ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/look-at-james-mcavoy-jennifer-lawrence-and-rose-byrne-hold-umbrellas-in-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/look-at-james-mcavoy-jennifer-lawrence-and-rose-byrne-hold-umbrellas-in-x-men-first-class/#comments Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:17:14 +0000 Reza F. Today I have for you some boring pics from the set of X-Men: First Class. I take that back. If you love 60's styling and umbrellas then these pics are going to make your Monday. In them we see James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rose Byrne as Charles Xavier, Mystique, and Moira McTaggart, respectively, braving the drizzle. Yes, Xavier has hair and the ability to walk at this point in his life and Mystique is blue and clothed. The question we're all asking ourselves is, what will Jennifer Lawrence look like when she's, you know, all Mystique-y? Rebecca Romjin didn't look three-quarters bad wearing next to nothing. Of course, First Class takes place in the 60s so one might expect a fuller figure to be in vogue. God knows all of you would love to see Christina Hendricks show up in "Mad Men" with only blue pasties as her attire.  Check out the X-Men umbrellas after the jump...

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Today I have for you some boring pics from the set of X-Men: First Class. I take that back. If you love 60′s styling and umbrellas then these pics are going to make your Monday. In them we see James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rose Byrne as Charles Xavier, Mystique, and Moira McTaggart, respectively, braving the drizzle.

Yes, Xavier has hair and the ability to walk at this point in his life and Mystique is blue and clothed. The question we’re all asking ourselves is, what will Jennifer Lawrence look like when she’s, you know, all Mystique-y? Rebecca Romjin didn’t look three-quarters bad wearing next to nothing. Of course, First Class takes place in the 60s so one might expect a fuller figure to be in vogue. God knows all of you would love to see Christina Hendricks show up in "Mad Men" with only blue pasties as her attire. 

Check out the X-Men umbrellas after the jump…

 

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‘X-Men: First Class’s James McAvoy Will Make Us Forget All About Patrick Stewart’s Xavier http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-classs-james-mcavoy-will-make-us-forget-all-about-patrick-stewarts-xavier/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-classs-james-mcavoy-will-make-us-forget-all-about-patrick-stewarts-xavier/#comments Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:36:51 +0000 Reza F. "Oops. Didn't see you there. I was just posing naturally." MTV met up with James McAvoy to talk about his upcoming turn as Professor X in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. He knows that he has some large shoes to fill, as the role seemed tailor-made for Patrick Stewart, but he's confident that he can bring his own touch to it. "I'm basically going to try and bury Patrick's performance. I think the fun about these films, when you go back and you either reboot or do a prequel, is you get to see how people became who they are. That means that you have to do them differently and by the end of the movie you have to do them the same way. The interesting journey is what happens to them, what changes them, what makes them evolve — not just mutate, but emotionally and psychologically evolve." Oooo. Those are some tough words. I'd be careful what I say about Sir Patrick Stewart. The man is quick with a comeback after all. James Corden and Patrick Stewart clash at Awards - Watch more Funny Videos

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"Oops. Didn’t see you there. I was just posing naturally."

MTV met up with James McAvoy to talk about his upcoming turn as Professor X in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. He knows that he has some large shoes to fill, as the role seemed tailor-made for Patrick Stewart, but he’s confident that he can bring his own touch to it.

"I’m basically going to try and bury Patrick’s performance. I think the fun about these films, when you go back and you either reboot or do a prequel, is you get to see how people became who they are. That means that you have to do them differently and by the end of the movie you have to do them the same way. The interesting journey is what happens to them, what changes them, what makes them evolve — not just mutate, but emotionally and psychologically evolve."

Oooo. Those are some tough words. I’d be careful what I say about Sir Patrick Stewart. The man is quick with a comeback after all.


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January Jones Om Nom Noms Fruit In These ‘X-Men: First Class’ Pics http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/january-jones-om-nom-noms-fruit-in-these-x-men-first-class-pics/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/january-jones-om-nom-noms-fruit-in-these-x-men-first-class-pics/#comments Wed, 08 Sep 2010 21:23:22 +0000 Reza F. Today we have pics of January Jones as Emma Frost enjoying cantaloupe on the set of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. I don't remember the fruit being a huge part of Frost's character in the comics, but maybe Vaughn has taken some artistic liberities. Wookie was also quick to point out that Jones is dressed like Dolph Lundgren's girlfriend in Rocky 4. If there was ever a movie to look to for inspirational costume ideas, it's Rocky 4. My question is, when do we see January in this? Start shooting those scenes IMMEDIATELY, Vaughn. More pics of January as Emma after the jump...

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Today we have pics of January Jones as Emma Frost enjoying cantaloupe on the set of Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. I don’t remember the fruit being a huge part of Frost’s character in the comics, but maybe Vaughn has taken some artistic liberities. Wookie was also quick to point out that Jones is dressed like Dolph Lundgren‘s girlfriend in Rocky 4. If there was ever a movie to look to for inspirational costume ideas, it’s Rocky 4. My question is, when do we see January in this?

Start shooting those scenes IMMEDIATELY, Vaughn.

More pics of January as Emma after the jump…

(JoBlo)

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Oliver Platt Will Play a Human in ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oliver-platt-will-play-a-human-in-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oliver-platt-will-play-a-human-in-x-men-first-class/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:17:39 +0000 Reza F. The X-Men: First Class casting news keeps on comin' today. Rose Byrne just joined the cast as Moira MacTaggert, and now Oliver Platt is set to play a non-mutant character mysteriously named The Man in Black. Hopefully his skill isn't blending into the background. Platt isn't exactly Crispin Glover thin. The film, which begins shooting in London next month, has an impressive group of stars attached, including James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havoc, and Edi Gathegi as Darwin. And let us not forget Kevin Bacon, who will be terrorizing them all with his fancy footwork and/or something else. (Deadline)

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The X-Men: First Class casting news keeps on comin’ today. Rose Byrne just joined the cast as Moira MacTaggert, and now Oliver Platt is set to play a non-mutant character mysteriously named The Man in Black. Hopefully his skill isn’t blending into the background. Platt isn’t exactly Crispin Glover thin.

The film, which begins shooting in London next month, has an impressive group of stars attached, including James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Lucas Till as Havoc, and Edi Gathegi as Darwin. And let us not forget Kevin Bacon, who will be terrorizing them all with his fancy footwork and/or something else. (Deadline)

 

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Rose Byrne and Jason Flemyng Join ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rose-byrne-and-jason-flemyng-join-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rose-byrne-and-jason-flemyng-join-x-men-first-class/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:07:10 +0000 Reza F.   The cast of Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class grew a bit over the weekend. Rose Byrne has signed on to be adorable in the role of Moira MacTaggert, Professor X's hot piece of Scottish butt who later leaves him without explanation, and gives birth to a son who she needs to keep sedated due to his ability to warp reality. Mother of the year, people. Also, joining the production is Jason Flemyng. He's a mainstay of Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie films. In other words, he's British. He'll play the teleporting mutant Azazel, who is also Nightcrawler's dad. Looks like that mutant ability runs in the family. Though, blue skin does not. Looks like Mrs. Azazel's got some 'splaining to do!! (THR)

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The cast of Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class grew a bit over the weekend. Rose Byrne has signed on to be adorable in the role of Moira MacTaggert, Professor X‘s hot piece of Scottish butt who later leaves him without explanation, and gives birth to a son who she needs to keep sedated due to his ability to warp reality. Mother of the year, people.

Also, joining the production is Jason Flemyng. He’s a mainstay of Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie films. In other words, he’s British. He’ll play the teleporting mutant Azazel, who is also Nightcrawler’s dad. Looks like that mutant ability runs in the family. Though, blue skin does not. Looks like Mrs. Azazel’s got some ‘splaining to do!! (THR)

 

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‘Inception’ C-Blocks ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inception-c-blocks-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inception-c-blocks-x-men-first-class/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A screening of Inception this past weekend turned into a reeeeeeeaaaaalllllll nightmare for Matthew Vaughn (crickets). Vaughn says that he was sunk when he saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt involved in a zero gravity fistfight because it was too similar to what they were planning to do with X-Men: First Class. The scene in question would feature James McAvoy's Professor X in "dream-space combat" with "spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery," but now it's been torn from the script as Vaughn's team brainstorms a new set piece. "So it's either leave it in and look as if you're copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards," commented Vaughn. Whatever. It's an easy fix. Just set the fight in a bounce castle. Why waste time thinking and writing? They obviously learned nothing from the example set by X-Men 3. (LA Times)

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A screening of Inception this past weekend turned into a reeeeeeeaaaaalllllll nightmare for Matthew Vaughn (crickets). Vaughn says that he was sunk when he saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt involved in a zero gravity fistfight because it was too similar to what they were planning to do with X-Men: First Class. The scene in question would feature James McAvoy’s Professor X in "dream-space combat" with "spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery," but now it’s been torn from the script as Vaughn’s team brainstorms a new set piece. "So it’s either leave it in and look as if you’re copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards," commented Vaughn.

Whatever. It’s an easy fix. Just set the fight in a bounce castle. Why waste time thinking and writing? They obviously learned nothing from the example set by X-Men 3. (LA Times)

 

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Mystique In ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-is-mystique-in-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-is-mystique-in-x-men-first-class/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 What the hell is she holding?Early reports that Amber Heard would play Mystique in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class were sexy... but wrong. That role is actually going to Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence. The rising star will be coated in blue bodypaint to play the shapeshifter after she wraps the horror film The House at the End of the Street.With this announcement, also comes the news that Kevin Bacon will in fact play the film's villian. Which means, if you see him beating up any schoolchildren in England in the next few months, just keep walking. Just making a movie. Nothing to see there. (THR)

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What the hell is she holding?

Early reports that Amber Heard would play Mystique in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class were sexy… but wrong. That role is actually going to Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence. The rising star will be coated in blue bodypaint to play the shapeshifter after she wraps the horror film The House at the End of the Street.

With this announcement, also comes the news that Kevin Bacon will in fact play the film’s villian. Which means, if you see him beating up any schoolchildren in England in the next few months, just keep walking. Just making a movie. Nothing to see there. (THR)

 

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Kevin Bacon in Talks To Terrorize Children in ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-bacon-in-talks-to-terrorize-children-in-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-bacon-in-talks-to-terrorize-children-in-x-men-first-class/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Thank you Internet. Thank you for all that you do.We've got even more X-Men: First Class casting news to share today. Earlier in the week, we learned that Beast and Banshee had been cast. Today, we have news that actor/master sculptor Kevin Bacon is in talks to play the film's as-of-now-unrevealed villian.But who will Bacon play? I hate not knowing. Will he be some dickhead general, or a self-hating mutant with the power of invisibility and radical dance moves? Too soon to tell, though online chatter and speculation has him playing Mr. Sinister, a powerful mutant who gains his abilities by stealing others' "genetic material." Sick, dude. Just like that director-marrier Milla Jovovich. (Deadline)

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Thank you Internet. Thank you for all that you do.

We’ve got even more X-Men: First Class casting news to share today. Earlier in the week, we learned that Beast and Banshee had been cast. Today, we have news that actor/master sculptor Kevin Bacon is in talks to play the film’s as-of-now-unrevealed villian.

But who will Bacon play? I hate no knowing. Will he be some dickhead general, or a self-hating mutant with the power of invisibility and radical dance moves? Too soon to tell, though online chatter and speculation has him playing Mr. Sinister, a powerful mutant who gains his abilities by stealing others’ "genetic material." Sick, dude. Just like that director-marrier Milla Jovovich. (Deadline)

 

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Casts Beast, Banshee, and Maybe Cyclops http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-casts-beast-banshee-and-maybe-cyclops/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-casts-beast-banshee-and-maybe-cyclops/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Uncanny.Nicholas Hoult is about to become a favorite amongst furries everywhere. The young actor (About A Boy, A Single Man, "Skins") has accepted the role of young Kelsey Grammer Beast in X-Men: First Class. The role originally went to Benjamin Walker until the studio fired him. And then rehired him. And then he quit. And then he had a light dinner. Followed that with some X-Box before bed.Also aboard the project is Caleb Landry Jones aka Kid On Bike in No Country For Old Men as Banshee. Speculation is rampant today that Kick-Ass's Aaron Johnson will play Cyclops. The news comes from some anonymous guy on the Internet so you know it's true. Take it from me, another anonymous guy on the Internet. (Deadline)

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Uncanny.

Nicholas Hoult is about to become a favorite amongst furries everywhere. The young actor (About A Boy, A Single Man, "Skins") has accepted the role of young Kelsey Grammer Beast in X-Men: First Class. The role originally went to Benjamin Walker until the studio fired him. And then rehired him. And then he quit. And then he had a light dinner. Followed that with some X-Box before bed.

Also aboard the project is Caleb Landry Jones aka Kid On Bike in No Country For Old Men as Banshee. Speculation is rampant today that Kick-Ass‘s Aaron Johnson will play Cyclops. The news comes from some anonymous guy on the Internet so you know it’s true. Take it from me, another anonymous guy on the Internet. (Deadline)

 

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Alice Eve In Talks To Join ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alice-eve-in-talks-to-join-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alice-eve-in-talks-to-join-x-men-first-class/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Maxim spread for X-Men: First Class is shaping up to be AWESOME. We've known for awhile that Amber Heard and Rosamund Pike may sign on to play gorgeous mutants in Matthew Vaughn's prequel. Now there's word that Alice Eve is in talks to play the role of Emma Frost. This more than makes up for her not making the cut for Captain America. If we're all very good and wish really hard, this could become a reality. Those uncertain as to why this is an extremely important matter need only refer to the picture below:Everybody clear? Good. Now get your asses down to the local wishing well. And bring a sh*tload of pennies. (Deadline)

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The Maxim spread for X-Men: First Class is shaping up to be AWESOME. We’ve known for awhile that Amber Heard and Rosamund Pike may sign on to play gorgeous mutants in Matthew Vaughn‘s prequel. Now there’s word that Alice Eve is in talks to play the role of Emma Frost. This more than makes up for her not making the cut for Captain America. If we’re all very good and wish really hard, this could become a reality. Those uncertain as to why this is an extremely important matter need only refer to the picture below:

Everybody clear? Good. Now get your asses down to the local wishing well. And bring a sh*tload of pennies. (Deadline)

 

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Amber Heard and Rosamund Pike Might Enroll in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Michael Fassbender May Drop Out http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amber-heard-and-rosamund-pike-might-enroll-in-x-men-first-class-michael-fassbender-may-drop-out/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amber-heard-and-rosamund-pike-might-enroll-in-x-men-first-class-michael-fassbender-may-drop-out/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 With production slated to begin soon for X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn had better start convincing some attractive people to wear silly costumes. If this rumor is to be believed, he's doing exactly that. The Playlist picked up on a story in Production Weekly that 20th Century Fox has "strong interest" in bringing Amber Heard on to play a younger Mystique and former Bond Girl Rosamund Pike to play Moira MacTaggert. At this point consider this news merely a rumor. But to be certain someone had better check Amber's crevices for residual blue bodypaint. Then and only then, can we be certain she tested for the part. I nominate myself.And speaking of camera tests, the same article reports that Magneto shoe-in Michael Fassbender is not interested in testing for the role. What's his problem? Fear of helmet hair? They have CGI to correct that, Michael.

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With production slated to begin soon for X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn had better start convincing some attractive people to wear silly costumes. If this rumor is to be believed, he’s doing exactly that. The Playlist picked up on a story in Production Weekly that 20th Century Fox has "strong interest" in bringing Amber Heard on to play a younger Mystique and former Bond Girl Rosamund Pike to play Moira MacTaggert. At this point consider this news merely a rumor. But to be certain someone had better check Amber’s crevices for residual blue bodypaint. Then and only then, can we be certain she tested for the part. I nominate myself.

And speaking of camera tests, the same article reports that Magneto shoe-in Michael Fassbender is not interested in testing for the role. What’s his problem? Fear of helmet hair? They have CGI to correct that, Michael.

 

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Michael Fassbender To Lay The Smackdown on ‘X-Men’ or ‘Spider-Man’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-fassbender-to-lay-the-smackdown-on-x-men-or-spider-man/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-fassbender-to-lay-the-smackdown-on-x-men-or-spider-man/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Michael Fassbender is slated to be Comic-Con royalty one way or another. After breaking out big in Inglourious Basterds and The Hunger, Fassbender is now being eyed both for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class and Sony/Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot. However, according to Showbiz411, he can only do one.If he chooses X-Men, he'd know full well how f***ing magnets work as he'd be playing Magneto opposite James McAvoy's Professor X. Should he choose the Spider-Man reboot, he'd play an unspecified villian who squares off against a teen-aged Peter Parker. I'd prefer to see him as Magneto, as he's an all-around great character whose extreme actions you can sympathize with. The most compelling villain in the Spider-Man universe dresses like an octopus.

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Michael Fassbender is slated to be Comic-Con royalty one way or another. After breaking out big in Inglourious Basterds and The Hunger, Fassbender is now being eyed both for Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class and Sony/Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot. However, according to Showbiz411, he can only do one.

If he chooses X-Men, he’d know full well how f***ing magnets work as he’d be playing Magneto opposite James McAvoy’s Professor X. Should he choose the Spider-Man reboot, he’d play an unspecified villian who squares off against a teen-aged Peter Parker. I’d prefer to see him as Magneto, as he’s an all-around great character whose extreme actions you can sympathize with. The most compelling villain in the Spider-Man universe dresses like an octopus.

 

 

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Matthew Vaughn To Mentor ‘X-Men: First Class’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-to-mentor-x-men-first-class/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-to-mentor-x-men-first-class/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 This is Matthew Vaughn's Johnny Vaughan's excited face.X-Men: First Class is a dream project for most up-and-coming directors working nowadays. Matthew Vaughn was in talks to take the gig but those talks broke down, causing Hollywood's hottest to pig pile on the property. But now it turns out their writhing and hair-pulling was all for naught, as Matthew Vaughn has sauntered in and taken back the crown. Too bad too. Samuel Bayer ended up getting a pretty bad finger jammy in the melee.The man who McLovin described as a "dick" is in final talks to close the deal. If this all comes together, expect to see Ice Man bang out the chalkboard erasers later this fall. (Deadline)

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This is Matthew Vaughn’s Johnny Vaughan’s excited face.

X-Men: First Class is a dream project for most up-and-coming directors working nowadays. Matthew Vaughn was in talks to take the gig but those talks broke down, causing Hollywood’s hottest to pig pile on the property. But now it turns out their writhing and hair-pulling was all for naught, as Matthew Vaughn has sauntered in and taken back the crown. Too bad too. Samuel Bayer ended up getting a pretty bad finger jammy in the melee.

The man who McLovin described as a "dick" is in final talks to close the deal. If this all comes together, expect to see Ice Man bang out the chalkboard erasers later this fall. (Deadline)

 

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