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May 24, 2013

Weekly Ketchup: Fox and Marvel Both Courting Quicksilver for Comic Blockbusters

This week's Ketchup covers a slow movie development news week as Hollywood collectively prepared for the long Memorial Day weekend to come. Included in the mix are new roles for two of the stars of Game of Thrones, sequel news for Red 3, and a new role for one of the stars of that franchise, Morgan Freeman. All that and a remake of Timecop.More…

May 22, 2013

Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.More…

June 6, 2011

Brett Ratner Tweets Box Office Numbers in Defense of X-Men 3

He also says he was "first in line" for "X-Men: First Class."More…

June 3, 2011

Marvel Movie Madness! Part 12: X-Men: The Last Stand

Luke: The Last Stand feels like a kit car: from a distance it appears to be the real thing, but get up close and lift the shell and you discover it's running on an inferior engine. Like most I wish Bryan Singer hadn't jumped ship for that confusing Superman movie, but I also think Brett Ratner takes too much of the bad rap for X3's shortcomings. Ratner's douchey reputation tends to precede his competency as a director -- sure, his images lack the grace and personality of Singer's, but in his defense he at least tries to be reverent.More…

May 31, 2011

Top 10 Movie Mutants

Mutants: for good and for and for evil, terror and wisdom, metaphor and good old fashioned gross-out, movies have seen them in all shapes, sizes and skin conditions. The most famous, arguably, are Marvel's X-Men, who've enjoyed four big screen incarnations and an enduring place in the popular mind. This week, the gifted outsiders return in X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn's anticipated prequel that takes the series' characters back to their origins. To celebrate, we've put together a list of 10 of movies' most memorable mutants -- so kick back in the teleportation chamber, pass the radioactive goo... and enjoy.More…

March 28, 2011

Lauren Shuler Donner Promises X-Men Sequels, Deadpool "Total Reboot"

In a new interview with Empire, "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner says we can expect a pair of sequels to "X-Men: The Last Stand" -- and says an R-rated "Deadpool" is still very much in the works.More…

July 16, 2010

Friday Harvest: Inception clips, Harry Potter pics and more

Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy!More…

October 12, 2009

Four Franchises Ready to Go Fourth

Four major film franchises are adding a fourth installment in the next few years...but should they just leave well enough alone? The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the future of "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Spider-Man," "Lord of the Rings," and "X-Men."More…

March 31, 2009

The Legacy of The Matrix

1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases.More…

December 6, 2007

Ellen Page on Juno: The RT Interview

Canadian actress Ellen Page is an anomaly in Hollywood. The star of this week's Juno has been in movies since the age of 10, has the face of a 14-year-old and the pop culture-savvy soul of a Gen-Xer. RT slipped into a booth with the 20-year-old star of this week's Juno for a great chat about movies, Canadian boys, and music that we both love. More…

September 30, 2007

Gavin Hood Suggests A Philosophical, Operatic Wolverine

Gavin Hood devoted a few minutes of time at a Rendition press day to answer questions about the upcoming project on everybody's mind: Wolverine. Even the director of the Oscar-winning Tsotsi could joke about why he took on the big studio comic book project.More…

August 7, 2007

Exclusive: Rush Hour 3's Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker On Oscars, Democrats, and Critics

Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker sat down with Rotten Tomatoes for a brief interview on their Rush Hour 3 press tour; the talked about the joys of popcorn cinema, the future of the Democratic Party, Tucker's plans for a standup documentary, and Ratner's Hugh Hefner biopic. And when will Ratner make his "important film"?More…

July 20, 2007

Wolverine Has a Director!

Fox has (finally) signed a director for their upcoming "Wolverine" spin-off, and the lucky helmer is ... Gavin Hood, whom you might know from the South African film "Tsotsi."More…

July 6, 2007

Warner Bros. Planning a Remake of "The Dirty Dozen"

At first I was completely annoyed when I read the news. Then I heard who was writing the remake, and I felt a little bit better.More…

June 25, 2007

Universal to Deliver Biopic About the World's Biggest "Playboy"

And you'll never guess who they got to direct the flick...More…

June 14, 2007

Another Superhero Movie! "Thor" is Coming!

He's a Norse god with a giant hammer. Bring on the bad guys!More…

June 7, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Lucky "13" Hopes for Full Houses

The stars come marching out to do battle with the pirates for the number one spot this weekend.More…

May 31, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Knocked Up" Expecting Solid Arrival

Call it the weekend of the actor/producer. Three new films with stars that do double duty behind the scenes (or have good agents that can snag a free credit) enter a marketplace filled with big-budget tentpole pics quickly eroding away.More…

May 29, 2007

Update on the "X-Men" Spinoffs

Wondering what's up with the "Wolverine" and "Magneto" movies? So were the guys at the "X-Men" Films blog, so they got in touch with producer Tom Rothman...More…

May 24, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Pirates" Awaits Massive Holiday Treasure

Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn, soda, and overpriced candy in anticipation of record crowds that could make this Memorial Day holiday frame the biggest weekend in box office history.More…

May 14, 2007

"Superman" Reigns at The Saturn Awards

Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" cleaned house at the Saturn Awards over the weekend. (Hey, don't laugh. The Saturn Awards have been around for over 30 years and they pay some fine attention to the genre films we all love so much.)More…

May 10, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "28 Weeks Later" and "Georgia Rule" To Battle For #2 Spot

In what must be a first at the box office, an aerobics queen takes on killer zombies in a vicious battle for the silver medal during what no doubt will be another mammoth weekend for "Spider-Man 3."More…

May 3, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Spidey Senses Tingling For a Record Opening Weekend

Will the friendly neighborhood webslinger reclaim the holy grail of the movie biz - the opening weekend box office record?More…

May 3, 2007

Zak Penn on the Future of "Hulk" and Young "X-Men" Spin-off

Next to David Goyer, the next comic-book-geekiest screenwriter in line is probably Zak Penn. He's writing "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel ... and there's a chance he might have another "X-Men" project somewhere down the line, too.More…

April 27, 2007

David Goyer to Direct "Magneto"

He's had his hand in a whole bunch of superhero flicks, and you can now add another one on to the filmography of writer/director David S. Goyer. He'll be directing and (re-)writing the "Magneto" flick for Fox.More…

April 6, 2007

Halle Berry Nixes a "Storm" Spinoff

Anyone out there actually believe that Fox would ever produce a "Storm" spinoff? Nope, didn't think so. But Halle Berry must have thought it was a possibility, which is why she pre-emptively decided "Nope, not gonna happen."More…

March 22, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: Edit Suite Report and New Pics for "Stardust"

In an otherwise unremarkable office building in London's trendy Soho, the clichés are out in force; magic is being made, fantasies are coming to life and dreams are being realised. It may be marketing agencies, new media designers and ad companies in the vicinity, but on the second floor of this particular building a small group of people are putting the finishing touches to "Stardust", one of Paramount's late summer tent-pole releases, and perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be made in Britain.More…

January 18, 2007

Mystique in "X-Men 4"?

You know superheroes, even when they're dead, they will find a way to come back. In the case of Mystique in the "X-Men" series, there may be a possibility of her return in the "X-Men 4" even if she's been "cured" of her mutant-ness in "X-Men: The Last Stand."More…

January 12, 2007

Halle Berry Lobbying for More Storm Time?

Remember back when everyone thought Halle Berry was refusing to return for "X-Men: The Last Stand" because she wanted more money / screen time? Yeah well, if those reports were accurate ... they're sure not nowadays! Ms. Berry recently asked a (very large) room of fans to start a letter-writing campaign for "X-Men 4"!More…

January 4, 2007

Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005

Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!More…

December 28, 2006

Foster Game for "X-Men" Spin-offs

We can't interview anyone from an "X-Men" movie without asking about any possible spin-offs for them. There are so many in the works, from "Wolverine" and "Magneto" vehicles to a "Young Mutants" idea, so anyone could find a place. Ben Foster played Angel in "X-Men: The Last Stand" but he hasn't heard of any spin-off plans.More…

November 29, 2006

Bad Blood Between Fox & Marvel over "X-Men"?

So it's been widely reported that, spin-offs aside, Fox was pretty much done with the "X-Men" series. But then they said maybe not. But then Marvel figured they could maybe continue the series by themselves...More…

November 18, 2006

"X-Men" Producer Gives More Word on "Wolverine" Directors and "Young Magneto"

Hugh Jackman has given as much "Wolverine" info as he could give lately, teasing the David Benioff script and announcing the search for a director. Now it's up to producer Lauren Shuler Donner to make it happen, but she's got a few other X-ideas on her plate.More…

November 16, 2006

Shawn Ashmore Ponders "X-Men" Sequel Possibilities

The net has been buzzing about the "Wolverine" prequel since Hugh Jackman has been on the PR circuit for four consecutive films in a month, but the other X-men deserve some love too. Like Shawn Ashmore, who plays Iceman. He's available.More…

November 12, 2006

Hugh Jackman Reports "Wolverine" Offer Out to Directors

On his press rounds for "The Prestige" and "Flushed Away" last month, Hugh Jackman promised reporters to have news on a director for the "Wolverine" film come the time of the "Fountain" junket. Unfortunately, he hasn't locked one in yet.More…

October 31, 2006

Hugh Jackman Psyched for "Wolverine," Loves the Screenplay, Too

Versatile actor Hugh Jackman is most definitely best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the "X-Men" trilogy, and by now you're well aware that the guy's getting his very own spinoff flick. And based on what Jackman has to say about the burgeoning project, it sounds like we're in for one heck of a superhero adventure.More…

October 16, 2006

Hugh Jackman: "Wolverine" Prequel Script is "Fantastic"

According to producer-star Hugh Jackman, David Benioff's script for "X-Men" spinoff "Wolverine" is good to go, and great to boot.More…

October 9, 2006

The Latest On "Wolverine," "X-Men" Spinoffs

It looks like the next "X-Men"- related film will be "Wolverine," but "X-3" director Brett Ratner told IGN FilmForce he'd love to make a fourth "X-Men" as well. Meanwhile, co-creator Stan Lee said the X-Men universe is diverse enough to yield a number of spinoffs -- including films about such characters as Magneto.More…

September 22, 2006

Max Von Sydow, Roman Polanski, and Hiroyuki Sanada to Appear in "Rush Hour 3"?

Talk about some weird casting news: Seems that not only Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan will be appearing in the long-anticipated (and I've no idea why) "Rush Hour 3," but director Brett Ratner has also found room for folks like Max Von Sydow, Roman Polanski, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Weird.More…

August 18, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: "Superman," "X-Men," "Transformers" and More!

In this week's Ketchup, some sequel news: the underperforming "Superman Returns" will likely get a follow-up as planned, and -- gasp -- so might the "X-Men" franchise, despite reports that "X-Men 3" would be their "Last Stand"!More…

July 31, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Miami Vice" Knocks Pirates From #1 Spot

Detectives Crockett and Tubbs shot their way to number one in North America with the cop thriller Miami Vice which finally managed to knock the megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest out of the top spot.More…

July 27, 2006

Comic-Con 2006 Wrap-Up: "Spider-Man 3," "300," and "Grind House" Led The Pack

The best part about attending Comic-Con in the flesh? Not the over-the-top cos-players. Not the cavernous exhibition floor. Definitely not the food. What makes standing shoulder-to-shoulder with 100K sweaty real-life Comic Book Guys in 90 degree heat worth it? The clips!More…

July 24, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Passes $300M; "Lady" Stumbles

Johnny Depp made this weekend's four new releases walk the plank as his megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest became the first film of the year to spend three consecutive frames at number one and zoomed past the $300M mark in record time.More…

July 20, 2006

Box Office Preview: Will Lady Sink Pirates in the Water?

Directors take center stage this weekend providing starpower to four new films opening in North American theaters all hoping to take down reigning box office king Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.More…

July 20, 2006

"Unleashed" Director to Helm "The Incredible Hulk"

With Comic-Con just underway, you can expect a lot of super-geeky news to start hitting the streets ... and here's #1: Louis Leterrier, who recently directed Jet Li in "Unleashed" and Jason Statham in both "Transporter" movies, will be in charge of "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel Studios.More…

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.More…

July 8, 2006

"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday

It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."More…

July 7, 2006

Cast Your Vote in the Teen Choice Awards

Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you like ... stuff? Then click right here and cast your votes for the 329th annual Teen Choice Awards, which is where you can tell the universe that Puffy is more illing than Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell is funnier than Brad Pitt, and Katie Holmes is cuter than Katey Sagal. Or something.More…

July 6, 2006

Box Office Preview: Pirates To Loot Box Office Treasure

Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn and soda in anticipation of the massive crowds expected to descend upon them on Friday for the opening of the highly anticipated adventure sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."More…

July 3, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Superman Returns" to Top of Charts

The Man of Steel conquered the North American box office this weekend as the super hero adventure Superman Returns claimed the number one spot over the pre-Independence Day holiday frame.More…

June 26, 2006

"X-Men 3" Writer Discusses "Wolverine"

Busy screenwriter Simon Kinberg ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "xXx: State of the Union") has been hard at work penning the upcoming "Wolverine" spin-off movie, and he recently dropped a few hints and tidbits that the fans may appreciate.More…

June 25, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Sandler Fast Forwards to #1

Moviegoers grabbed their remote controls and flocked to the multiplexes this weekend to see Adam Sandler's latest comedy Click which became the comedian's eighth number one hit thanks to its $40M opening, according to estimates.More…

June 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" in Pole Position Again, "Da Vinci Code" Reaches $679M Globally

Despite the arrival of four new films cluttering the multiplexes, the Disney/Pixar animated film Cars remained the most popular movie in North America for a second straight weekend.More…

June 15, 2006

Box Office Preview: Four New Films Prepare to Fight

Reunion fever hits the multiplexes this weekend as four new releases debut bringing together a lot of familiar faces.More…

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 7, 2006

One Director for the Alien, and Another for the Predator

Not only does "Alien vs. Predator 2" look like it will definitely become a reality, but IGN FilmForce seems to have the inside track on who'll be directing the sequel. Both directors, actually.More…

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.More…

June 3, 2006

Friday Box Office: "Break-Up" Scores $15.8M; "X-Men 3" Plummets

Surprise, surprise - X-Men's legion of mutants are no match for Jen and Vince! "The Break-Up" opens to $15.8M on Friday, according to Showbizdata.com. The badly reviewed anti-romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, handily beats out the $10.2M take by "X-Men: The Last Stand" to take the top spot at the box office.More…

June 2, 2006

Even MORE "X-Men" Spinoffs?

We already know all about the upcoming "Wolverine" and "Magneto" movies, and now USA Today brings word on the possibility of a "Young X-Men" experiment AND an "Emma Frost" movie!More…

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.More…

May 31, 2006

There Will Be No "X4," But....

...that doesn't mean the series won't be mined for future "stand-alone" projects, most notably the "Wolverine" spinoff and the "Magneto" semi-prequel. And I'd bet huge money that a "Next Generation X-Men" trilogy will be greenlit before too long.More…

May 30, 2006

CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?

For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.More…

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 28, 2006

"X-Men 3" Is Biggest Memorial Weekend Opener Ever

"X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed an estimated $107M over the Friday-Sunday weekend, becoming the biggest Memorial Weekend Opener of all time. It grossed $45.5M on Friday (one million more than what was previously reported), $32.5M on Saturday, and an estimated $29M on Sunday. Debuting in 3,690 sites, it has a three-day per theater average of $28,997.More…

May 27, 2006

Box Office: "X-Men 3" Grossed $44.5M on Friday

According to Showbizdata.com, the latest installment of the "X-Men" franchise "X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed a staggering $44.5M on Friday. The worst reviewed of series, it's the best opening day performance for the lucrative franchise, easily passing the $32M made by the previous film "X2: X-Men United."More…

May 27, 2006

"Superman Returns" X3 Trailer

For those of you who haven't seen "X-Men: The Last Stand" yet - and judging by its box office on Friday, not many of you - a new "Superman Returns" trailer played before the film. Personally, I think it's the best one yet - the plot is straight forward, and it gives you more of a glimpse into some of the spectacular set peices. Check it out on YouTube before they shut it down.More…

May 25, 2006

Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend

Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 25, 2006

Critical Consensus: "X-Men: The Last Stand" On Shaky Ground

We've only got one wide release this week, but it's a biggie: "X-Men: The Last Stand." Brett Ratner is at the helm, virtually all the principle characters are back, and some major plot developments are in store for X-fans. Do the critics say "X" marks the spot, or do they feel this one wasn't built to "Last?"More…

May 22, 2006

All-New "X3" Pics Right Here at RT

Less than a week to go before "The Last Stand" begins, so why not start the week off with a nice new dose of movie stills? We hype because we love, plus hey, it's summer movie season, right? Click right here to check out the newly-expanded "X-Men: The Last Stand" photo gallery at good ol' Rotten Tomatoes.More…

May 18, 2006

Box Office Preview: Will People Show Up for "Da Vinci Code"?

Will North American moviegoers pay heed this weekend to negative reviews coming out of Cannes? That is the question on the minds of Sony brass, and industry watchers in general, on the eve of the much-anticipated global launch of "The Da Vinci Code."More…

May 16, 2006

Hugh Jackman Talks "Wolverine" & "Fountain"

ComingSoon.net got Hugh Jackman to skip over the "X-Men: The Last Stand" chatter for just a few minutes, and the guy had a few fairly intriguing things to say about his upcoming "Wolverine" spin-off...More…

May 15, 2006

Halle Berry Ponders a "Catwoman 2"

When asked in a recent interview if she'd be willing to sign on for a "Catwoman 2," Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry ... actually said something OTHER than "Are you kidding me?" or "Don't be insane." As a matter of fact, she actually sounded a little interested in the idea!!More…

May 15, 2006

Ratner Names His "Rush Hour 3" Dream Cast - Yao Ming, Gong Li and Tony Jaa!

ComingSoon.net recently had a brief chit-chat with filmmaker Brett Ratner, and this time the focus of the conversation was NOT on the upcoming "X-Men: The Last Stand," but Ratner's next flick, "Rush Hour 3," which begins production on August 16th.More…

May 14, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Mission: Impossible 3" Beats "Poseidon" to Remain at #1

Tom Cruise's spy sequel Mission: Impossible III remained the most popular film in North America for the second straight weekend while the big-budget disaster film Poseidon opened in second place to disappointing results.More…

May 12, 2006

Three New "X3" Clips

I'm not sure how much of "X-Men: The Last Stand" I want to see before the movie hits the screens, but if you simply can't wait, well then head on over to the trailer page and check the all-new trio of movie clips.More…

May 11, 2006

"X-Men: The Last Stand" Seven Minute Clip To Air Tonight

Those of you who can't wait until "X-Men: The Last Stand" opens in two weeks will be excited to see a seven-minute exclusive clip from the mutant blockbuster airing tonight!More…

May 1, 2006

Come See Wolverine Tangle with a "Head" Sentinel in "X-Men 3"

The never-slumbering movie nuts at ComingSoon.net were kind enough to point us towards a slick little scene from "X-Men: The Last Stand." If you saw Hugh Jackman on a recent episode of The Tonight Show, then you've probably already seen this clip. If not, click right here.More…

May 1, 2006

"X-Men 3" Director Talks About X-Pectations

There was lots of hand-wringing and second-guessing among the X-Men fans when "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner was tapped to helm "X-Men: The Last Stand," but the guy kept his head down and focused on his biggest project to date ... and then sat down for an interview with IGN FilmForce.More…

April 28, 2006

Thor, Hulk, Captain America ... and a Few More New Marvels

While the hiring of Jon Favreau as "Iron Man" director is pretty exciting movie-geek news, it seems that Marvel's Avi Arad has a whole bunch of new projects just waiting to get underway. In addition to the Iron Guy's first adventure, we can now report some progress on titles like "The Ant Man," "Captain America," "Hulk 2," "Nick Fury," and (yes!) "Thor."More…

April 26, 2006

Who Wants to Fly X-Class?

OMG you'll never guess who got a new jet! Nope, not Paris Hilton's dog-walker's secretary. The X-Men! Yup, it's slick, fast, shiny, packed with all sorts of nifty new gizmos ... and IGN FilmForce can show you what it looks like! (I hope "After the Sunset" is the in-flight movie!)More…

April 21, 2006

Stone Cold Steve Austin, Action Movie Star

A recent press release from the WWE, announcing that they're about to begin production on their third film, doesn't seem all that strange on the surface -- unless you realize that "WWE" stands for World Wrestling Entertainment. (Yep, they make their own movies now.)More…

April 20, 2006

Extended "X-Men 3" Clip on Fox (5/11)

CS.net shares a Fox press release which promises a 7-minute "X-Men 3" clip to those who plan to watch the very last episode of "That 70s Show" on Thursday, May 11th.More…

April 19, 2006

"X-Men 3" Opens Online

CS.net & Fox bring word that the official website for "X-Men: The Last Stand" is now open for business. Clickers can pick through character profiles, screen-shots, downloads, and (of course) trailers.More…

April 14, 2006

"X-Men 3" Goodies all Over the Place

Our (seemingly) daily X-Men 3 report brings an IGN FilmForce interview with production designer Ed Verraux, an introduction to the long-awaited Danger Room, and a behind-the-scenes featurette courtesy of MSN.com.More…

April 14, 2006

Photo Gallery Update: New "X-Men" Pics, "The Omen," and More

With the studios releasing their summer 2006 previews these days, we've got some new photos from the big pics of the summer and beyond, including "X-Men: The Last Stand," "The Omen," and "Open Season."More…

April 7, 2006

"X3" TV Spots and a Wolverine Chat

You may have caught a few of the nifty new X-Men 3 commercials during House, American Idol, or Survivor, but if you haven't, those thorough movie nerds over at JoBlo's can point you in the right direction. Also available for the X-nuts is a rather enjoyable interview between Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman and IGN FilmForce, which you can find right here.More…

April 5, 2006

"X-Men," "The Fountain" Added To Cannes Line-Up

Although we won't hear the official lineup for a few weeks, the early word on this year's Cannes Film Festival line-up has Hugh Jackman pulling double duty in two of the fest's big Hollywood titles, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain."More…

March 29, 2006

Kidman & Kinberg to Collaborate on a Lady Spy Flick

Statuesque star Nicole Kidman and successful screenwriter Simon Kinberg ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "X-Men: The Last Stand") aim to work together over Fox, and the project is presently being described as a female version of "The Bourne Identity." Kidman?More…

March 27, 2006

Ratner Talks "X-Men" and "Rush Hour" Sequels

IESB.net's Movie Reporter had a rather intriguing interview with filmmaker Brett Ratner recently, and the guy offered all kinds of dish on "Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3," and the various spin-offs that are planned for everyone's favorite team of mutated crime-fighters.More…

March 17, 2006

Hugh Jackman To Handle Universal's Stick Shift

Universal Pictures has optioned James Sallis' novel "Drive," about a stunt driver on the run from hitmen, with Hugh Jackman set to star.More…

March 13, 2006

New "X-Men: The Last Stand" Photos!

If you haven't done so already, click over to our photo gallery for the upcoming third (and apparently, final) "X-Men" movie, officially titled "X-Men: The Last Stand;" we've got the first few production stills and 16 character shots!More…

March 6, 2006

New "X-Men 3" Trailer Is Here!

The world premiere of the new theatrical trailer for "X-Men: The Last Stand" was broadcast last night on FOX, during the 2-hour episode of "24"! For those without a broadband connection, click here for the flipbook.More…

February 14, 2006

WonderCon Wrap-Up: Singer and Routh Talk "Superman"

Fast forward in our coverage of WonderCon 2006 to the highlight of most every attendee's panel experience, when director Bryan Singer appeared to present "Superman Returns."More…

January 26, 2006

AVP2 Coming Soon?

At the premiere for "Big Momma's House 2," Tom Rothman (head of Fox) spoke about "X-Men 3," but also of note are his comments below on the "Alien vs. Predator" sequel. SKNR.net reported months ago that a film was coming and that it would have a contemporary setting, based on the planned script, and thanks to IESB.net and their exclusive interview, the news below seems to confirm this.More…

December 6, 2005

Picard Ready to "Make it So" ... Again?

As reported by Skewed and Reviewed and Moviehole.net ... In the wake of the poor box office performance of "Star Trek: Nemesis," Patrick Stewart repeatedly said that he would not play Captain Picard again. Now, however, he may be singing a different tune.More…

December 5, 2005

Get a Peek at a Pair of New Mutants

Head on over to USA Today for a 6-pic gallery of characters from "X-Men 3." Included among the pic parade are Kelsey Grammer's Beast, Ben Foster's Angel ... and director Brett Ratner.More…

December 5, 2005

Trailer Update: X-Men 3!

Fox has released the long-awaited teaser trailer for next year's "X-Men 3," and it's full of tasty visuals bound to whet your appetite for some hot mutant action! Click here to view the trailer, courtesy of Apple.More…

October 26, 2005

Vaughn to Adapt Gaiman's "Stardust"

When we last heard from filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, he was bailing on the "X-Men 3" project and leaving it in the hands of Brett Ratner. Now comes word from Variety that the "Layer Cake" director will be adapting Neil Gaiman's "adult fairy tale" "Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie" for the big screen.More…

October 19, 2005

"Smith" & "Firefly" Scribes to Collaborate on Sci-Fi "Bourne"

Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg and his pal Brett Matthews will soon be collaborating on a big science fiction epic for Universal, says Variety, and Mr. Kinberg compares the project to a sci-fi Jason Bourne exploit.More…

October 18, 2005

X-Men 3 Trailer Attached to King Kong!

According the the mutant-obsessed wesbite known as TheXVerse.com, the full trailer for "X-Men 3" will be attached to prints of Universal's "King Kong," which will debut in theaters during Christmas break.More…

October 10, 2005

Screenwriter Zak Penn Talks "X3"

Zak Penn helped shape the story and script of "X2: X-Men United," which took the X-franchise to another level; now, Zak's back and working on "X-Men 3," which looks set to continue the exciting series of movies in really big ways. Although he can't discuss the story or any spoilers, Zak spoke with TheXverse.com about writing another mutant adventure.More…

September 23, 2005

More "X3" Mutant-Casting ... and Pics!

XMenFilms.net brings news that up & coming thespian Eric Dane has been cast as Multiple Man in Brett Ratner's upcoming "X-Men 3."More…

September 2, 2005

"Cheaper" Director to Inherit Brett Ratner's "21"

According to Variety, director Shawn Levy ("Cheaper By the Dozen," "Just Married") has been invited by Sony to helm "21," a fact-based gambling flick that used to be called "Breaking Vegas" and used to have a director named Brett Ratner.More…

August 17, 2005

Fox & Marvel Drop "Zoom" Suit

Not long ago we learned of a pending lawsuit by Fox against Sony regarding the alleged similarities between Sony's "Zoom" and Fox's "X-Men 3." But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, both sides have come to a mutually beneficial understanding, and the lawsuit has been dropped.More…

August 16, 2005

Three More Climb Aboard "X-Men 3"

Stax over at IGN Filmforce has scored a nifty little exclusive that may prove interesting to you "X-Man" fans: Bill Duke, Michael Murphy, and Olivia Williams have signed on for roles in Brett Ratner's "X-Men 3."More…

July 19, 2005

Brett Ratner to Direct Eddie Murphy/Chris Rock Heist Comedy

Once he's done with Fox's "X-Men 3," director Brett Ratner will head over to Imagine Entertainment to helm a new buddy-heist-comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.More…

July 18, 2005

Ben Foster Will Spread His Wings for "X-Men 3"

Variety indicates that Ben Foster, best known for work in movies like "The Punisher" and "Hostage," will play the role of Warren Worthington III (a.k.a. Angel) in Brett Ratner's impending "X-Men 3."More…

June 10, 2005

Fox & Jackman Sign a Deal: "Wolverine" is the Result

Looks like we'll have just a little bit more of "Wolverine" to kick around once "X-Men 3" comes and goes. Variety reports of a freshly-inked deal between Fox and Hugh Jackman's Seed Productions that will bring the actor a variety of new projects and different characters.More…

June 6, 2005

It's Official: Brett Ratner to Direct "X-Men 3"

Variety confirms what the gossip mill has been churning: Brett Ratner (director of both "Rush Hour" movies, as well as "Money Talks," "The Family Man," "After the Sunset," and "Red Dragon") has signed on to replace Matthew Vaughn as director of the third "X-Men" movie.More…

June 1, 2005

Matthew Vaughn Quits "X-Men 3"

The Hollywood Reporter brings some rather annoying news for all you "X-Men" fans: Citing "personal reasons," filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has decided to step away from directing "X-Men 3." No word yet on how this sudden change will affect the start of production ... but Fox better find a good director, and fast!More…

May 18, 2005

Kelsey Grammer Gets Blue to Become the "X-Men 3" Beast

Variety reports some rather colorful comic book movie news when they announce that TV's Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) will be playing the fan-favorite Beast in Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men 3." Those who doubt the connection between TV's longtime psychiatrist and a 400-pound hulking blue brute need only remember that Beast (a.k.a. Dr. Hank McCoy) is the resident super-genius within the X-Men lair. (Plus he'll be wearing a costume and sprinkled with CGI, most likely.)More…

March 23, 2005

Signing "X-Men 3" Director Was a Piece of "Cake"

Although the news has been reported here and there for the past several days, Variety has just confirmed it: director Matthew Vaughn has been handed the reins to the "X-Men" franchise. Longtime producer of Guy Ritchie's films ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch") and first-time director in his own right (his "Layer Cake" hits screens in a few months), Matthew Vaughn will step behind the camera for the second sequel in the "X-Men" series.More…

January 31, 2005

Nightcrawler on "X-Men 3"

If Alan Cumming is excited about reprising his role as Nightcrawler in the forthcoming "X-Men 3," it is not apparent in the Q&A session promoting his new movie, "Son of Mask." "I signed for two films, so I'm going to [do it]," he says. On the many hours of makeup required to get him into character, he jokes, "I have this brilliant idea ... I want some kind of fabulous, crazy, terrible thing-some terrible accident happens to Nightcrawler and his face turns white."More…