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Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg on 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' and Tearing Down 'The Last Stand'

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by Mike Ryan May 19, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
It's surprising to listen to a writer almost gleefully explain how he negated his past work, and such is the case with Simon Kinberg, who wrote and produced the time travel storyline of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' In 'Days of Future Past,' Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness is sent back to his younger, 1973 self, in an effort to prevent the mutant-killing Sentinels from ever being created. And, as time travel movies are wont to do, they can change what has come before. And one of those movies that came before, 'X-Men': The Last Stand,' was co-written by Kinberg.
There are some minor, non-specific spoilers in the below exchange with Kinberg (some much more specific ones will publish after the film's release), but he does dive into the psyche of a screenwriter who just may be undoing some of his own work.

'Star Wars Rebels' Creator Simon Kinberg Talks Classic Characters and Capturing the Tone of the Original Trilogy

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by Mike Ryan May 14, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
Not only did Simon Kinberg write and produce the upcoming superhero spectacular, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and its sequel 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and 2015's 'Fantastic Four' reboot -- he's also the creator and executive producer of 'Star Wars Rebels,' a new animated series that takes place between the events of 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope.' (Kinberg is also involved in the development of the yet-to-be-announced 'Star Wars' live action movies.)
Kinberg is currently promoting the aforementioned 'Days of Future Past,' but the subject of 'Rebels' did come up (okay, yes, because I asked about it) and Kinberg explains what it's like to write for characters who appeared in the original trilogy (it's rumored Lando Calrissian plays at least a small role) and threading the needle between the people who love the Original Trilogy and the people who love the prequels.

'Fantastic Four' Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg on Shared Universes and the Challenges of an Origin Story

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by Mike Ryan May 12, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
Marvel
Now that screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg's (a name you will be hearing a lot more of in the future) duties are complete with the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' his attention now drifts to yet another group of superheroes, and this time it's the 'Fantastic Four.'

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Writer Simon Kinberg Talks Possible Marvel TV Spinoffs

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 25, 2014 @ 3:10 PM
20th Century Fox
Whether or not 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has lived up to the hype of its cinematic brethren, there can be no arguing that 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men' franchise and Sony's 'Amazing Spider-Man' have looked to emulate the broad-spectrum success of 'The Avengers.' Might that mean that the 'X-Men' could spill into their own ongoing TV series after the events of 'Days of Future Past'? Writer-producer Simon Kinberg weighs in.

'Fantastic Four' to Be a 'Chronicle'-Esque Coming-of-Age Origin Story

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by Nick Romano April 21, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Marvel
Remember that plot synopsis roaming the web a few months back stating the new 'Fantastic Four' reboot would imagine the crop of superheroes as government weapons? Director Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox have since come out to bash it for its falsity, but while we still have till 2015 to see the new vision for this comic book property, writer-producer Simon Kinberg won't leave us hanging.

'Magic: The Gathering' Movie to Be On Par With 'The Lord of the Rings'?

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by Jacob Hall January 14, 2014 @ 10:33 AM
Wizards of the Coast
We live in a world where every single video game, old TV show, cartoon and even toy line has become ripe for cinematic adaptation, and now card games are entering the fray. 'Magic: The Gathering' is one of the most popular card games ever made, so it's not surprising that 20th Century Fox is now working to bring it to the big screen on a scale that's already being compared to 'Lord of the Rings.'

Bryan Singer Enlists His 'X2' Writers for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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by Nick Romano December 19, 2013 @ 9:57 AM
20th Century Fox
Aside from the title, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' -- which already conjures a whole slew of presumptions -- little is known about the next installment of the 'X-Men' movie series following 'Days of Future Past.' But this could quickly change as Bryan Singer is hard at work on the script, and he's recruited the writers from 'X2' to hammer down the story.

'Star Wars Rebels' Behind the Scenes: Simon Kinberg Discusses Creating the Villainous "Inquisitor"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 18, 2013 @ 7:05 PM
Lucasfilm
http://youtu.be/btnvTx-10I8
'Star Wars Rebels' gave us our first look at its new big bad "The Inquisitor" during New York Comic-Con, but as with all great 'Star Wars' villains, it takes a great deal of work to design a truly memorable threat. Watch executive producer and writer Simon Kinberg ('X-Men: Days of Future Past') take you through design of the newest 'Star Wars Rebels' character with a new behind the-scenes video!

Fox is In Talks to Option Mark Millar's Upcoming 'Starlight'

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by Damon Houx December 13, 2013 @ 5:29 PM
Image Comics
Though Hollywood seems obsessed with bringing classic comic book heroes to the big screen (for good reason, they're usually the biggest films of the year), 20th Century Fox has decided to mix things up by optioning the rights to a comic book series that hasn't even come out yet. Mark Millar's 'Starlight' may make its way to the big screen under Fox's comic book guru Simon Kinberg's supervision.

'Elysium' Interview: Neill Blomkamp's Team on Creating a New Sci-Fi World

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by Todd Gilchrist April 10, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Sony
Although 'District 9' highlighted a world that most audiences had never seen – the sociocultural divide in South Africa, writ large as a genre parable -- Neill Blomkamp’s debut film offered them something that was possibly even more unique, and significant: It felt like the first science-fiction movie in a long time that was completely original.
Duncan Jones and Gareth Edwards’ projects, 'Moon' and 'Monsters,' respectively, came soon therafter, but the trio reminded the world – not to mention Hollywood’s money-counters – that it was possible to tell stories that didn’t come from an already-popular book series, toy line or canceled television show. And now, with 'Elysium,' Blomkamp faces the pressure of following through on that promise: working with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster on a big-budget adventure financed by Sony, the filmmaker must demonstrate that his first film was not a fluke, but the future of genre filmmaking.