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You'll Never Believe What I Heard ... Let's Get Outraged Over Possible Lies!

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | March 17, 2014 | Comments ()


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I heard from Cinema Blend, who heard from New York Daily News, who heard from a set source that Halle Berry’s Storm has been almost entirely extracted from X-Men: Days of Future Past. While other sources are denying this, the set source says that Berry has only one line after the editing process. It’s also been said that Anna Paquin’s Rogue has been completely cut from the film, per Bryan Singer, so it isn’t out of the realm of possibility to lose another mutant.

I heard from Bleeding Cool, who heard it from a well-connected source that Fox is putting out feelers to replace Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. This source also insists that Fox is ditching Simon Kinberg’s script. Bleeding Cool stands by their man (or woman) and other outlets are insisting that Kinberg’s three-year deal with the studio and Trank being in deep pre-production both point to this being very improbable.

Star Wars rumors are always abundant and we know that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks with J.J. Abrams for a leading role. Other supposed front-runners for the male lead role include Ed Speleers (Eragon, Downton Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Jesse Plemons (Battleship, Friday Night Lights), Matthew James Thomas (Billy Elliot), and Ray Fisher (various theater roles). Variety heard that these guys are at the top of the list to portray a young Jedi apprentice. The Latin Post also heard from The Hollywood Reporter that Nyong’o’s role would be that of a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

I also heard that Captain Marvel might be getting her own full-length movie. This is based on Kevin Feige saying that Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel has been the most discussed character for a female superhero movie. We may have to wait until Black Widow gets her movie first, but this is enough to make people start screeching about Captain Marvel showing up in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Do with all of this information what you will. We’ll see what comes to fruition and what rots on the grapevine.



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  • Socrates_Johnson

    Descendant of Obi-wan Kenobi? That will take some narrative acrobatics.

  • Ozioma

    Acrobatics through rings of fire.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    "…Jesse Plemons (Battleship, Friday Night Lights)…"

    Yep. I certainly can't think of anything he's been in that was more impressive or recent than Battleship.

  • Snath

    FUCKING TODD.

  • Ozioma

    It still astounds me that Ant-Man - arguably most famous for hitting his wife once and STILL not a member of the Avengers in the MCU - got a movie before Black Widow, Captain/Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, She-Hulk, Wonder Woman etc etc.

  • Ben

    I feel like you're reacting to what people have told you happened rather then what actually happened.

    Ok so back up some history time.
    Firstly Wasp.

    Wow, back in the old comics she was just an awful awful human being in basically every way. She spends ages hounding Pym to get married when he obviously isn't interested in her. Later Pym has a complete schizophrenic break down, and is completely losing his mind. Wasp , obviously caring for him a great deal uses this as an opportunity to trick him into marrying her. Because again, she is an evil sociopath in the old comics because men couldn't write women worth a damm it would seem.

    Secondly, Hank.
    Hank is not a stable person, he's legitimately mentally ill. He got fucked up in an experiment and a gas gave him schizophrenia. His team mates and (Now) wife are all completely aware of this and treat him like shit. He drops the antman persona and comes back claiming to be an entirely different person using the superhero name Yellow Jacket and pretending that hank pym has nothing to do with him.
    His closest friends reaction to this is 'fuck it, lets go punch bad guys with him' instead of 'holy shit out friend is having a mental break down' I mean hell these are the friends that stood buy when Janet manipulated the fuck out of him to marry her and didn't do anything to stop it. When it's obviously wrong to anyone with eyes.

    Thirdly the actually hit. (One singular)
    This is far from a case of drunk arsehole beating his wife. After going through all that shit above, he is on the avengers again, and starts to get noticablly worse to all his friends, being worried about him, they kick him off the team and basically pariah him. So being abandoned by his friends, his wife, still suffering from ignored scizhophrenia. Dude has a complete mental breakdown. Like completely fucking loses it. The he concocts a plan to make a robot attack the avengers and he'd stop it making them all love him again, during this plan Wasp finds him and he hits her.

    So yes he hit his wife, but it's hardly a case of straight up spousal abuse. Instead it's a case of people ignoring and manipulating a mentally ill dude untill he has a complete mental breakdown. Then painting him as the villain.

  • Ozioma

    I'm aware of the background story. That's why I said 'arguably most famous for hitting his wife once,' because that's usually the first thing people aware of Comicbook!Ant-Man - but not the circumstances - remember him for.

  • Tracer Bullet

    Eh. This is a different Ant-Man, but your point stands. Ant-Man is Nobody's Favorite.

  • Snath

    I'd argue that Hank Pym is Nobody's Favorite. Scott Lang is A-Okay in my book.

  • Maddy

    Lupita Nyong'o cast in Star Wars would probably make me legitimately excited for Star Wars

  • That and John Boyega being eyed for a role are the first time my interest has been piqued at all

  • John G.
  • Tracer Bullet

    Mixed feelings. I hate the characters of Storm and Rogue in the movies, but since they've already rewritten it to make the Wolverine the focus instead of Kitty (and where's the online outrage over THAT decision to shit on canon?) and Phoenix is dead, X-Men is shaping up to be a real sausage fest.

  • stella

    I actually was recently told that they initially wanted Angela Basset to play Storm.

  • cruzzercruz

    I've been against the movie since they first announced that they'd be replacing Kitty with Wolverine. It's such an egregious abuse of the story, not to mention that Bishop will now be a part of it. Singer always talks about how much he loves these characters, yet he bends over backwards to diminish the good ones and throw in the kitchen sink with pointless cameos.

  • PooPooNumber2

    Wolverine is objectively a better mutant than kitty though.

  • cruzzercruz

    I think "cooler" and "better" are different. Wolverine fits the action movie template, Kitty is a better character. Give me the actual Days of Future Past and Astonishing X-Men: Gifted any day.

  • cruzzercruz

    I'd kind of prefer her to be Ms. Marvel, but I'll take the character however I can get it.

  • NateMan

    Captain Marvel could be fantastic for a movie.

  • Green Lantern

    It would be a damn shame if we got a Captain Marvel movie before a Wonder Woman one. Get cracking, DC Comics!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Wouldn't mind seeing the DC version either.

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