Love the international banner for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. I personally love the X-Men franchise. And that’s not just because Jennifer Lawrence is part of the franchise. The movies are always entertaining.
Actors and their characters showcased are: Halle Berry (Storm,) Nicholas Hoult (Beast,) Michael Fassbender (young Magneto,) Hugh Jackman (Wolverine,) Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique,) Patrick Stewart (Professor Charles Xavier) and Ian McKellen (older Magneto.).
Here’s the synopsis -
The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels (giant mutant-hunting robots) rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” comes to theaters on July 18, 2014. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy. Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from the comic book story written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Bryan Singer directs.
According to Vulture…
Vulture has learned that after finishing up next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer will indeed be behind the camera on the new film, making this the director’s first back-to-back foray into the X-Men world since he kicked off the franchise with X-Men (in 2000) and X2 (in 2003). But though Days of Future Past weaves together the veteran X-Men cast (including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry) and the younger actors introduced in X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence), and Apocalypse will be a direct sequel set up in Days of Future Past’s closing moments, the new film is intended to focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast.
Ben Affleck was initially reluctant to play Batman in the forthcoming sequel to Superman reboot Man of Steel, the actor has revealed.
Speaking to 411mania.com’s Al Norton, Affleck said he felt sure the role was wrong for him but was eventually won over by the vision presented by director Zack Snyder. He said Snyder convinced him the new film – dubbed “Superman vs Batman” but still officially untitled – would deliver a fresh caped crusader that nevertheless honoured Christian Bale’s performances in the recent trilogy from director Christopher Nolan.
“Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn’t fit the traditional mold,” said Affleck. “But once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made but still in keeping with tradition I was excited. Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations … the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack’s vision.” (SOURCE)
Also, Christian Bale, who is an amazing actor despite all the grief he gets for attitude and obsessiveness, had no doubt that Ben can pull off the role. He did have one piece of advice for Ben and though it’s hilarious, it really does make a lot of sense:
“The only thing I said to him was to make sure to [be able to] take a piss without having anyone help him, because it’s a little bit humiliating,” Bale told Access Hollywood during promotional duties for his new film Out of the Furnace. “You have to have someone … help you out of the costume in order to be able to do that. So that was my main piece of advice for him.”
Christian feels the role is iconic and not made that way by the actor embodying the suit, but the ideals Batman stands for. Christian praised “Batkid”, aka five-year-old leukaemia survivor Miles Scott. He said the tiny superhero, who saved the city of San Francisco on Friday as part of a huge endeavour by the Make-A-Wish foundation, proved the enduring nature of the character.
You look at this kid, Batkid … That gives the whole point. It doesn’t matter which actor is playing him. He’s a symbol. He’s so much bigger than any actor. That’s all. This little kid, he doesn’t really care which actor’s playing him. It’s the symbol of the whole thing, and that’s what makes the character so fantastic. I look forward to seeing what Ben will do with it. (SOURCE)
I don’t know about you but I am excited. I loved her in the Fast & Furious franchise.
According to EW…
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” said director Zack Snyder, in a statement. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
“It was for reshoots and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn’t get there because I was working on my own film,” Portman told the New York Daily News. “And so they put his wife in my wig and costume. That’s why it was so passionate.”
Pataky, 37, is no stunt double.
The Spanish beauty has been acting since 1997 and had a plum role in 2011′s Fast Five. So standing in for Portman was a piece of cake for the actress, which explains why the Thunder God’s final smooch with Foster had so many sparks—because the chemistry was real.
And moviegoers had not a clue thanks to the magic of moviemaking.
“It was such a perfect solution, wasn’t it?” added Portman.
Pretty Elizabeth Olsen is featured in Interview Magazine. She looks gorgeous. She’s definitely no longer Mary Kate and Ashley’s little sister – she’s made a name for herself.
BROWN: What do you like about being an actor?
OLSEN: I like being able to play make believe as my job. I think I played make-believe growing up a little too long—probably to an inappropriate age. I played make-believe until I was, like, 13 and probably should have been doing something else. But other than that, it’s fun to be able to have to learn about different people. My favorite thing is you have to learn how to work with people that you probably would never try [to]. Some people just aren’t supposed to be in a room together, and you have to be in a room with a group of people who might not all get along and you have to figure out how to come together for one thing. That collaboration is special, and people don’t get to exercise that. I think that’s why people become stubborn, and I think that’s why people become uninspired to change. In this job you have to.
BROWN: I also played make-believe, and I had older siblings who told me I’d be socially ostracized if I continued.
OLSEN: [laughs] Thank you. In my acting class there was this acting exercise going on, and I remember asking a buddy, “Do you ever do this at your apartment when no one’s home? Do you ever act out these hypothetical moments?” And he goes, “No, Lizzie, because that’s called crazy.” Whatever, I was 20 and doing it so who cares.
OLSEN: Yes. [laughs] I feel like I don’t even know that much now. I think every time you start a job, it’s good to remember that everyone’s kind of in the same boat, no one knows what they’re doing. Everyone thinks that they don’t know what they’re doing.
BROWN: Do you ever dream about your work?
OLSEN: Yeah—a recurring dream the crew is in my bedroom and they’re trying to get one last shot of me sleeping. It happens all the time.
BROWN: When you read a script that you like, is there anyone you consult about whether or not you should do the film?
OLSEN: I talk to my boyfriend a lot about that.
BROWN: People can get quite incensed about remakes. Is there a film that you hope that they never remake?
OLSEN: Gone with the Wind. No one should ever do that. I think it’s the stupidest thing anyone could ever do.