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Magneto Could Have an Unusually Important Role in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’
Magneto Could Have an Unusually Important Role in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’
For those of you who read the comics, you’ll know that Magneto doesn’t really feature that prominently in X-Men’s Dark Phoenix storyline. But because Michael Fassbender is such a star, and because Magneto and Professor X’s relationship with each other is so integral to the X-Men film series, it sounds like Magneto’s gong to have a much bigger role in turning Jean Grey over to the Dark Side.
‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Reveals What Happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Reveals What Happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
“Wait, but what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw?” That’s been one of our biggest questions in the months leading up to the release of Alien: Covenant, which introduces us to a new crew and inches ever closer to the events in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. In honor of Alien Day, 20th Century Fox has released a new prologue that helps bridge the gap between Prometheus and Covenant…and reveals the fate of Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Shaw.
Brace for Doom With the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Clip
Brace for Doom With the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Clip
With every new studio release, Ridley Scott likes to remind us all of his background in advertising. The director behind the canonized “Nineteen Eighty-Four” Macintosh commercial tends to mount an inventive promotional campaign for each of his motion picture efforts — both Prometheus and The Martian showed off their elaborate, space-ready production design through early faux-featurettes, and Scott has pulled the same move today. This morning saw the release of a “prologue” video titled “The Last Supper” in relation to the upcoming sequel Alien: Covenant, and while it gives viewers a chance to familiarize themselves with the crew of a major interstellar colonization effort, it’s also a chilling bait-and-switch unto itself.
Get Your First Look at Michael Fassbender in Serial Killer Thriller ‘The Snowman’
Get Your First Look at Michael Fassbender in Serial Killer Thriller ‘The Snowman’
Because Hollywood continues to keep him employed and because he’s got a symmetrical, reassuring face, it’s easy to forget that Michael Fassbender’s had something of a rough year. He started 2016 off by losing the Academy Award in February, having been nominated for the already-aging-poorly Steve Jobs. He then served up a hat-trick of dismally-reviewed starring roles in X-Men: Apocalypse (yikes), The Light Between Oceans (double yikes), and Assassin’s Creed (inadvertently fun in a goofy way, but mostly yikes). He‘s geared to get back on track in 2017, however, with the festival-vetted family crime drama Trespass Against Us slated for a release later this month and the more hotly anticipated The Snowman on the way as well.
Watch the First Gorgeous, Creepy ‘Alien: Covenant’ Red Band Trailer
Watch the First Gorgeous, Creepy ‘Alien: Covenant’ Red Band Trailer
Had enough of those never-ending stills yet? Good news — the Alien: Covenant trailer is here, and it’s equal parts stunning and downright horrifying. Watch as a sinister particle drifts into an android’s ear, cringe as a man leans over a slowly hatching alien egg, marvel at the sweeping, beautiful landscapes of a planet we all know is full of creatures that want to kill us! Oh, and I am never, ever taking a shower again.
Michael Fassbender Almost Had a Role in ‘The Force Awakens,’ Probably Not Rey
Michael Fassbender Almost Had a Role in ‘The Force Awakens,’ Probably Not Rey
Star Wars is a coveted dream franchise for many actors, and with so much material out there it’s almost a surprise we haven’t had all of our favorite stars popping up at least once in each movie. Even back in the ’70s a ton of actors were considered for Han, Luke, and Leia before George Lucas settled on his two leads. Forty years later, nothing has changed, and there’s a slew of actors who were so close to getting a part in the new trilogy before scheduling conflicts got in the way. As it turns out, we can now add Michael Fassbender to that list.
‘Assassin’s Creed’ Review: A Refreshingly Strange Video Game Movie
‘Assassin’s Creed’ Review: A Refreshingly Strange Video Game Movie
The assassins of Assassin’s Creed have an assassin's creed that they recite repeatedly in Assassin’s Creed. (If that mere fact alone makes you smile, you’re in for a treat.) This creed involves the phrases like “nothing is true” and “everything is permitted” (the assassins are the good guys in this movie, by the way) and concludes with the declaration "We operate in the darkness to preserve the light."
‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Give Us Two Michael Fassbender-Bots for the Price of One
‘Alien: Covenant’ Will Give Us Two Michael Fassbender-Bots for the Price of One
Not too long ago it was rumored that Alien: Covenant will feature not one, but two versions of the synthetic robot played by Michael Fassbender. In a new interview, the actor himself confirms that not only will he reprise the role of mischievous, realistic droid David in the Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel, but that he’ll also be playing an identical synthetic character. Two Fass-bots in one film! These are truly blessed times.
Who Should Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? Here Are 10 Great Candidates
Who Should Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? Here Are 10 Great Candidates
Daniel Craig couldn’t have made it more clear during the Spectre press tour that he was pretty sick of playing James Bond. He even went so far as to suggest he’d pick slashing his wrists over returning as the famous secret agent for a fifth time. And now it looks like the actor is really done as 007, reportedly turning down a ton of money to star in the next Bond film. As big of a bummer as that is, it also means it’s time to speculate!
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer: The End Is Nigh for Marvel’s Mutants
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer: The End Is Nigh for Marvel’s Mutants
I’m an old enough nerd to remember when the first X-Men movie came out in theaters. At that time, comic books were not the number one driver of all things in popular culture. Bryan Singer’s X-Men certainly featured all the comic’s beloved heroes and villains, but there did seem like there was a concerted effort to tamp down some of their comic-book-ness. Everyone dressed in black. There was no spandex. The story was grounded in weighty real-world themes like prejudice and vengeance. It was the X-Men you knew, but watered down just a bit. It was a rum and coke, not a shot of gin. X-Men: Apocalypse, in comparison, looks like a bottle of Beefeater.

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