We’ve been seeing previews for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ for quite some time now, but they’ve only really nailed it with the latest trailer. Thanks to the new red-band clip (which you probably shouldn’t watch at work), the latest film from director Matthew Vaughn finally looks like something we can get excited about ... mainly because, for the first time, we can see that this film appears to be completely and totally insane.
Over the last couple of days, rumors have been swirling that the folks at Warner Bros. have offered Christopher Nolan the director’s chair for the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel ‘Ready Player One.’ While it seems pretty unlikely that Nolan would take the job, a few more names have emerged, also reportedly on WB’s director shortlist: Robert Zemeckis, Edgar Wright (of course), Peter Jackson, and Matthew Vaughn.
The new trailer for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ seemingly has everything you’d want out of a movie. There’s big, crazy action, Samuel L. Jackson acting like a lunatic, adorable puppies, a supporting cast filled with British actors that you love, and, most importantly, the simple presence of Colin Firth. The fact that Firth is playing a gentleman spy in the old school British ‘Avengers’/Sean Connery/James Bond mold is just a bonus.
For years, comic writer extraordinaire and 'Kick-Ass' creator Mark Millar was a man whose word you always took with a grain (or a pound) of salt. All of that changed when Fox put Millar at the helm of their superhero franchises, using him to help create a unified vision (see: Marvel Studios and Disney). Now Millar's words carry some actual weight! So when he says that 'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank's upcoming 'Fantastic Four' reboot, we believe him!
There were rumors a few weeks back that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' could have a female lead and now we know where those rumors came from. It turns out director Matthew Vaughn did meet with Lucasfilm about directing 'Star Wars' and he had a very specific idea on who he wanted to star in his version of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - Chloe Grace Moretz.
Take this for what it's worth: Actor Jason Flemyng, longtime Matthew Vaughn collaborator, may have spilled the beans on who's directing 'Star Wars Episode 7' -- that being Vaughn, obviously. In an interview he seems to take for granted that Vaughn has the job before somewhat backtracking. Are the beans spilled?
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has only been a public reality for about a week now but it certainly looks like Disney isn't messing around. If the latest rumors are to be believed, they've zeroed in on a director for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and are in talks to close a deal. So who is the man who will follow George Lucas? Well if you're a superhero fan, you're definitely familiar with his work.
Well this is certainly an interesting bit of news. It seems director Matthew Vaughn will not be returning for 'X-Men: First Class 2.' So who will direct it, then? Original 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer, perhaps?
Once upon a time, in some fans' far off fantasy, they dreamt of the day where Twentieth Century Fox would come to their senses and make a movie out of one of the best X-Men comic story arcs, Days of Future Past. We're happy to report that it's finally turning into a reality.
After the surprise success of not only 'Kick Ass' but 'X-Men: First Class,' filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is looking to make a name for himself outside of comic book adapted movies with 'Lexicon.' This isn't just an opportunity for Vaughn to test himself behind the camera but a chance to show everybody what he's really made of as a director.