Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman has shared how X-Men director Bryan Singer wouldn’t allow comic books on set of the 20th Century Fox superhero film.
While promoting his new film The Front Runner, Jackman told MTV’s Josh Horowitz that in an effort to have people take the characters as serious and rounded three-dimensional characters, Singer forbid X-Men comics on set of the production:
“Bryan Singer had this thing that people would think he really wanted to take comic book characters seriously, as real three-dimensional characters, that people who don’t understand these comics might think they’re two-dimensional, so no one was allowed [comics]. … It was contraband. I’d never read X-Men, so people were slipping them under my door … I’m reading, I’m looking at these things going ‘these are brilliant, look at the physicality’”.
Jackman also revealed that it was Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that told him which comic book runs to read. Feige himself served as an associate producer on the film
The X-Men franchise continues next year with Dark Phoenix. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”
The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men franchise as we learn it.
Source: MTV News
Captain Marvel Art Offers Look At Red Suit With Helmet
Previews World has unveiled official Captain Marvel promotional artwork that offers a first look at Brie Larson's Carol Danvers in her iconic costume with a helmet.
Captain Marvel will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in roughly four months and it appears the titular heroine will don more than one version of her costume in her highly-anticipated standalone film. Now, recently unveiled framed art prints offer fans their first look at Carol Danvers in her red costume and helmet.
You can check out first photo below and click "Next" to see the rest of the gallery!
The framed art prints will be available on February 27, 2019. Here's the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios movie:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Brie Larson's Carol Danvers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe1
Source: Previews World