In case you couldn’t tell by how much Ridley Scott’s been talking about it in interviews as of late, Alien: Covenant (aka Prometheus 2) is very much happening. The film begins shooting early next year for a 2017 release, with Michael Fassbender returning to reprise the role of handsome synthetic David. Although Scott was previously eyeing Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca Ferguson for a leading role, the director has instead cast another rising mega-star: Katherine Waterston.
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Like the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has a whole lot to unpack, from new characters to Oscar Isaac’s ungodly villain and his four horsemen, and yes, the bald-ification of James McAvoy’s Professor X. To help you digest all of this, director Bryan Singer has offered a breakdown of some of the bigger happenings in the new sequel.
I’m an old enough nerd to remember when the first X-Men movie came out in theaters. At that time, comic books were not the number one driver of all things in popular culture. Bryan Singer’s X-Men certainly featured all the comic’s beloved heroes and villains, but there did seem like there was a concerted effort to tamp down some of their comic-book-ness. Everyone dressed in black. There was no spandex. The story was grounded in weighty real-world themes like prejudice and vengeance. It was the X-Men you knew, but watered down just a bit. It was a rum and coke, not a shot of gin. X-Men: Apocalypse, in comparison, looks like a bottle of Beefeater.
Marion Cotillard has already proven herself one of the great French actresses of our time, and also one who never ceases to captivate us. In the latest reimagining of Macbeth, Cotillard takes on the Shakespeare tragedy with a sheer, haunting force as Lady Macbeth.
This weekend proved once and for all that people care more about the new iPhone emojis than they do about Steve Jobs. But could the biopic’s box office failure signal a struggle for it come Oscar season?
Michael Fassbender is currently in production on Assassin’s Creed, the long-awaited adaptation of the hit video game series. But “Progress requires sacrifice,” or at least that’s what we’re led to believe in the first photo from the set of the film, which reunites Fassbender with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard — and with that kind of talent in front of and behind the camera, we may be looking at the first genuinely good video game adaptation.
What a year to be Rebecca Ferguson. After impressing audiences on the small screen in The White Queen, Ferguson made the leap to the big screen and blew some minds with her action-packed role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Since then, we’ve been eager to see her do more, and it looks like Ferguson is about to take over the movie world, with potential roles in Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost and crime thriller The Snowman — both starring Michael Fassbender.
Superhero movies are notorious for their secrecy. Plot details are closely guarded, scripts are printed on dark red paper and actors are shuffled to and from set in long cloaks to prevent paparazzi photos. But, as has been proven, leaks will happen, often from the least likely of places. In a related story, the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse has been revealed…by M&Ms.
Apple introduced the iMac computer to the market with one of the most famous marketing slogans of all time: “Think different.” If nothing else, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs embodies that sentiment.
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.