"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner takes her turn as the powerful mutant Jean Grey in this year's hotly anticipated "X-Men: Apocalypse." The 20-year-old rising star takes over the role from "The Wolverine" actress Famke Janssen, who played the iconic Marvel Comics character in previous "X-Men" films.
Turner is just one of many new recruits to the "Apocalypse" cast, which features younger versions of the "X-Men" mutants and is set several years after the events in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014).
According to Janssen, she's excited to see the upcoming "Apocalypse" and is not at all surprised to see a different actress play her part, as showing younger and older versions of the same character is something the "X-Men" film franchise has been doing for years. The actress did, however, note that there is a major difference between how male and female characters age in the film series. more >>
It's been a long time coming, and although the main attraction in the first film is no longer part of it, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, "Independence Day" is finally here. The trailer for the second installment, titled "Independence Day: Resurgence" will no longer star Will Smith, but it still has enough interesting things in it for every moviegoer to be excited.
The trailer has recently been released and according to the Wall Street Journal, the signature "terrestrial devastation" made popular in the first film makes a comeback, but this time the Earth will be paying a lot more than what it did to those visiting hostile aliens. It's actually payback time for them!
Director Roland Emmerich, with film studio 20th Century Fox backing him up, revived the once thought to be dead idea of a sequel, finally living up to millions of fans of the first installment. And what really is interesting is that the film's timeline is set 20 years after the first invasion, which obviously fits the schedule of its release this year. more >>
After seeing Steve Rogers be a poster boy for patriotism in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) and a loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. operative in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014), it may come as a bit of a shock that the all-American superhero is defying the government in the upcoming Marvel superhero brawler "Captain America: Civil War."
In the third stand-alone Cap film, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) will be going head-to-head against his good friend and fellow Avenger, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) over the Sokovia Accords, a new piece of legislation aimed at monitoring the activities of "enhanced individuals." While Tony believes that superheroes need to be controlled, Steve is wary of operating under the command of a corrupt political system.
Superhero ensemble "Captain America: Civil War" may appear to be superpacked with MCU characters but, if its filmmakers' previous comment is to be believed, "Avengers: Infinity War" will feature a cast list that will dwarf that of "Civil War."
Earlier this year, Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers behind the upcoming "Civil War" and the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War," fuelled fan speculation when they said that "Infinity War" will have 67 Marvel characters. While the Russo brothers have already clarified that statement, telling Collider in January that they were "being figurative" when they said that number, "Infinity War" writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have also now spoken up about the issue.
During a recent chat with The Huffington Post, the writers explained that while there could indeed be 67 characters in the film, as that is the number of characters that are available in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it doesn't necessarily mean that there will be 67 characters nor that they will all have major roles. more >>
Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has responded to the backlash surrounding her character in the upcoming Marvel superhero film "Doctor Strange."
Months before its release, the highly anticipated Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer has already received praise for its casting of the "The Imitation Game" lead actor as the Marvel film's titular superhero/neurosurgeon and for the re-characterization of the film's Ancient One, the mystic who leads Doctor Strange into discovering and learning the mystic arts.
But while many have commended the casting of a female in the role of what was a male character in the source material, others have reacted to what they deemed to be the whitewashing of what was supposed to be an Asian character. more >>
After the success of the Ridley Scott sci-fi film "The Martian," Matt Damon is again hoping to be part of another blockbuster this year, making his comeback as Jason Bourne. It's almost a decade when moviegoers saw him play the Robert Ludlum fictional character in "The Bourne Ultimatum" back in 2007, and based on the previous earnings of that film, this one's going to be another hit in the making.
The new movie, with the working title "Jason Bourne" confirms earlier rumors of Damon's return to the film franchise. To recall, the last time a Bourne film was made, it was Jeremy Renner who played the lead role, in the 2012 film called "The Bourne Legacy."
This will be the fifth installment of the franchise, and just like the previous ones, it revolves around the struggles of a super spy character. The first previews of the film reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has been hacked and that the implications can be bigger than that of Snowden. In the Official Trailer, Bourne (Damon) is seen fighting with several men, doing a bike chase with Nicky Parsons (played by Julia Stiles), and one incredible scene where there is a massive car pileup in Las Vegas. more >>