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‘Fantastic Four’ Teaser Attached to ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

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by Britt Hayes January 16, 2015 @ 6:43 PM
Marvel
Given how little we’ve heard about the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, it’s appeared as though Fox may be a bit nervous or unsure about the film. We’re seven months away from the release, and we’ve yet to see a single promotional image or teaser, which is pretty unusual for a major blockbuster. There have been a lot of rumors swirling this week, and with the announcement that the film is heading back to do some reshoots, those rumors are swirling even more. But there’s some good news: you’ll be able to see the first teaser next month.

WookieeLeaks: That New ‘Star Wars’ Comic is Pretty Good

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by Jacob Hall January 16, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at the new ‘Star Wars’ comic, Gary Whitta departs the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, and Warwick Davis reveals selfies taken on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Hiring ‘X-Men’ Writer Simon Kinberg to Fix the Script?

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
LucasFilm
Although all of the public focus is currently on the looming release of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ Disney, Lucasfilm and director Gareth Edwards are currently trying to whip the first standalone film in the saga into shape. A few days ago, original screenwriter Gary Whitta amicably departed the project after completing his initial draft, leading the entire internet to wonder what’s next for this mysterious project, which is still due out in 2016. Now, it looks like the next screenwriter writer has already been found. Enter Simon Kinberg.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' and New 'Deadpool' Movie Will Share Continuity

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by Britt Hayes October 17, 2014 @ 5:11 PM
With 'X-Men: First Class' and 'Days of Future Past' essentially rebooting the franchise for the better, there's still hope for the recently announced 'Deadpool' movie. If you've been wondering how (or if) these films and mutants will cross paths or even share a timeline with all the time-hopping, we've got an answer, courtesy of 'X-Men' producer Simon Kinberg.

'X-Men' TV Series Update: Quicksilver, 'X-Factor' and Female Lead All Being Considered

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 8, 2014 @ 7:42 PM
20th Century Fox
Earlier this week we heard the exciting, if ambiguous news that the 'X-Men' franchise might spawn a live-action TV series with 20th Century Fox, with subsequent reports suggesting an 'X-Factor' team might take the lead instead. Now, a new investigation claims that the series might feature Evan Peters' 'Days of Future Past' Quicksilver, or potentially a female lead.

'Star Wars Rebels' May Introduce 'Episode 7' Characters, Says Simon Kinberg

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 11, 2014 @ 12:16 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
Disney's upcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' will explore a canon period between trilogies previously untouched by any scripted work, though most 'Star Wars' fans can scarcely look past the untapped future of J.J. Abrams' 'Episode 7.' Well, good news! 'Rebels' may yet contain our first look at the new trilogy, and we might not even realize it.

Comic-Con 2014: 'Star Wars Rebels' Panel Announced, Plus New Poster!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 8, 2014 @ 5:18 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
It's a bit early to imagine that 'Star Wars 7' would have any real place at Comic-Con 2014 (we're already having night terrors about Hall H in 2015), but the Force will be strong with 'Star Wars Rebels' this summer. Find out what to expect from the full Comic-Con 2014 panel for Disney XD's new 'Star Wars' animated series, debuting later this year!

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.