Matthew Vaughn (X-Men:First Class, Kick-Ass) is jumping aboard the Fantasic Four reboot, this can only be good news! After the success of X-Men: First Class, Fox understands what it takes to put a great movie together. Joining director Josh Trank (Chronicle), Vaughn will help produce the film, while Mark Millar tells them what is cool or not. A dynamite creative team? I think so! Vaughn is currently also producing the most recent X-Men movie, Days of Future Past. Look for the new FF movie to hit theaters hopefully sometime 2015!
In a recent interview with Crave Online, director Bryan Singer had this to say in regards to “cleaning up” the different pathways that the X-Men movie franchise have taken:
Singer continues to tease the multiple timelines and his desire to address a few continuity issues.
Singer: Yes, that’s the answer to your question [on is this the X-Men 3 Singer wanted to do and will this film ‘fix’ things]. And a lot more because this combines the stories and the casts of both X-Men: First Class and my original X-Men films, so I get to do a little bit of that kind of fun stuff, but I also get to do a lot more. It’s a very epic story. It takes place in multiple times and a crazy, crazy cast.
Singer also shared with IGN, a little insight about his decision to cast Peter Dinklage’s role in the upcoming film. After a lot of speculation on the role that Dinklage would be playing, Singer seems too have supressed at least the craziest of the lot:
“He’s not going to be a CGI character, he’ll be himself. Not that he’ll be playing Peter Dinklage, he’ll be playing this character. It’s not a shy character. He’s just such a phenomenal actor; I’m a huge fan of Peter’s and Game of Thrones. He was my first choice and I was really happy [about the casting]. It’s so funny to talk to him because he does that impeccable accent [on Game of Thrones] and then you talk to him and he’s this guy from New Jersey.”
Filming for X-Men: Days of Future Past gets underway starting this June!
Hugh Jackman is showing off his biceps in the latest behind the scenes photo from the set of James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, via Mangold’s official Twitter!
James Mangold @mang0ld
A production snap from shooting a wood chopping scene in Omishima. We found an eight inch caterpillar that morning. pic.twitter.com/NIBceVz9jF
The Wolverine makes its may to theaters on July 26th!