Film news recap: superheroes update on X-Men, TMNT and DC Comics
Saturday 29 May 2010
A new cast member is revealed for the next X-Men flick, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to go live-action and superheroes galore at Warner Bros.
Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, whose next project is X-Men: First Class, has cast James McAvoy ( Atonement, Wanted, The Last King of Scotland) in the role of Professor Charles Xavier. The character was previously played by Patrick Stewart in X-Men: The Last Stand. The story follows the early days of Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto played by Ian McKellen), who discovered their powers before they became arch-enemies. A June 2011 release date is planned.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon, the children's television channel, plan to bring back Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a new generation. The animated 1980s television series turned into a movie in 1990, featuring the quartet of ninjitsu-trained humanoid turtles, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donetello, and Raphael, will return to the big screen as a live-action film produced by Michael Bay ( Transformers, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th). It is scheduled for a 2011 release.
DC Comics characters
With the Harry Potter franchise coming to a close soon, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing out the Green Lantern June 2011. Besides its new Batman by director Christopher Nolan, scheduled for July 2012, the studio seeks to line up films based on other DC Comics characters, including The Flash, Wonder Woman, and even Aquaman. Per the Heat Vision blog, it will also resurrect Superman for a December 2012 release, possibly titled "The Man of Steel."
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing 'Singing Sorceress' Celestina Warbuck
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
American film board gives gay film Love Is Strange R-rating despite no sex or violence
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians