Following a few squabbles between Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox — all of which pertain to the schedule of Jennifer Lawrence — THR says that Matthew Vaughn will begin shooting X-Men: First Class 2 this January. Plans originally called for things to get underway in the fall, but Lionsgate was none too hot on altering Catching Fire‘s schedule for a movie they have, say, zero stake in; something about exercising the option on Lawrence‘s contract came up, Fox balked, and here we are.
With all that backstage arm-flailing over and done with, I’m glad to have some extra confirmation on one of the few superhero movies I hold an interest in seeing. First Class had a lion’s share of issues, sure, but it’s a plenty fun time that, with a sequel, will have its finest aspect — that being Michael Fassbender‘s portrayal of Magneto — get expanded. So, just think of this as a big-budget film that has him playing a mutant. You’ve got to be excited now.
Have you been anticipating a First Class follow-up?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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