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X-Men: First Class Sequel to Feature Time Travel

X-Men: First ClassThe X-Men: First Class' sequel is set to feature time travel.

The makers of the movie have registered the title Days Of Future Past - which is one of the most famous story arcs from the comic book series - with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), according to aintitcool.com. The storyline switches between the present day and a future in which mutants are an outlawed species, following the assassination of Senator Kelly by villain Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Kitty Pryde manages to warn her future self of the threat and the X-Men embark on a race against time to stop Magneto before it's too late.

Simon Kinberg, who also worked as a screenwriter on X-Men: The Last Stand will write the script while Matthew Vaughn will once again direct.

Matthew has previously spoken about his ideas for the sequel saying he would only bring in one new character: "We will only have one more new character. I won't say who he or she is! But we will only be bringing one more new character in. Because, I think, as Professor X (James McAvoy) is in a wheelchair, Magneto needs to have a nemesis he can fight with. Someone that will be his equal. I know who it is. It would be nice if I could say something, but I can't!"


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Box Office Breakdown: Green Lantern Fights Off Super 8

Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern

Even though the buzz for Green Lantern fizzled at the reveal of its rather disappointing full-length trailer, Ryan Reynold's abs the superhero flick managed to fight off last week's box office winner, Super 8.

The DC comic book adaptation scored $53 million at the box office in its first week, while the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg project Super 8 managed to finish second -- down from last week's top spot -- at $21.2 million . Jim Carrey's family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins debuted in third place raking in $18.2 million, pushing last week's second place film X-Men: First Class  -- the X-Men prequel starring James Mcavoy and Michael Fassbender -- to fourth with $11.5 million.

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James McAvoy Slams 3D Movies

James McavoyX-Men: First Class star James McAvoy thinks that 3D movies are a "waste of money."

The actor - who plays Professor X in the movie prequel - believes the technology is simply an excuse to get more money out of the cinema going public for a product that is not significantly better than normal films

"I think it's good thing X-Men is not 3D. In fact, thank God this movie is not in 3D. 3D is just an excuse to charge you an extra 10 bucks at the theater. And then in the end it's not 3D at all, it's just a waste of money. The idea of things coming out of the screen and making you jump out your seat are done very well but I think it's a waste of time and money and I wouldn't pay for a ticket to go to one of those films."

James cites the widely panned Clash of the Titans as an example of how not to do 3D movies, slamming the decision to add in the special effects in just a few weeks after production. "I maintain you can't do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash of the Titans. I don't mean to throw that movie under the bus because my buddy Sam [Worthington] is in it, but I think everybody realized that this was a point at which people had gone too far."


X-Men 4 and 5: Is That What You Want?

X-Men - Hugh Jackman as WolverineAt least one big screen comic book adaptation is still thriving, no reboots needed. The X-Men movie has already spawned two successful sequels (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand) and two prequels (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the as-yet-unreleased X-Men: First Class) -- so, how about a few more?

Laura Donner, producer, says that Fox has received a treatment for another installment in the ongoing X-Men saga, and according to sources the idea will lead directly into yet another movie.

If Hugh Jackman is willing to keep putting on the claws, are you ready to keep making trips to movie theaters to watch him?

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VIDEO: X-Men First Class Trailer Released

 


The dramatic trailer for X-Men: First Class is here, and it’s awesome.

The attention-getting clip focuses on the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and the young Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Other familiar X-Men present in the trailer include Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult).

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First Look: First Class X-Men

X-Men: First Class cast

The first photo of the new class of is out, and the costumes look pretty awesome. All the major characters of X-Men: First Class will be seen in theaters when the movie open in June 2011, but you can get a sneak peek of them now.

From left to right, you’re looking at Michael Fassbinder (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggery), January Jones (Emma Frost), Jason Flemyng (Azazel), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Zoe Kravitz (Angel), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and James McAvoy (Charles Xavier).

The film also stars Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw and Oliver Platt as The Man in Black.

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Kevin Bacon Recruited to X-Men

Kevin BaconKevin Bacon is being lined-up for a role in .

The Footloose star is reportedly in negotiations with studio Twentieth Century Fox to play the chief villain in the forthcoming prequel, though no details about the exact nature of the character have been disclosed.

Kevin, who has an 18-year-old daughter Sosie and a 20-year-old son Travis with his actress wife , is the latest star to be linked to the project. The Matthew Vaughn-directed movie will follow the early friendship of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr as they struggle with their mutant abilities and set up a school for gifted youngsters.

British actor James McAvoy has signed up to play Professor Charles Xavier - the role played by Sir Patrick Stewart in the first three movies - while 33-year-old actor Michael Fassbender will portray Erik Lensherr, otherwise known as Magneto and originally played by Sir Ian McKellen. The movie will also feature actors Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee), Alice Eve (Emma Frost) and Lucas Till (Havoc).The film is expected to begin shooting next month.


Sequel News: Paranormal Activity, The Hangover and More


Scream 4: The Scream series is known for killing off beautiful young starlets, so the the fourth installment should make no exceptions. So far Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere have both been confirmed for Scream 4. Roberts will play Sidney Prescott’s cousin while Panettiere has reportedly been cast as the best friend. The film will premiere on April 15, 2011.

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Director Signed to New X-Men Project


X-Men: First Class, which is scheduled for a June 3, 2011 release, now has a confirmed director. Matthew Vaughn, best-known for bringing audiences the recent flick , is now part of the franchise. Vaughn’s other credits include Stardust and Layer Cake.

The flick will show audiences the story behind friends-turned-mortal-enemies Professor X and Magneto, played in past installments by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, respectively.

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Sequel News: Twister, G.I. Joe and More


Twister: Actor Bill Paxton recently expressed interest in doing another Twister film. Question is: is anyone else interested? (Aside from the Balloon Boy family?) Bill believes 3-D technology and a history angle could bring added elements to the disaster story. “I think you’d still want to have a lot of the dark humor and all of that, with the flying cows and everything. I think you could kind of intrigue people more by getting into a little more of the lore and really understanding. I just think there’s a lot more to explore there,” Paxton said.

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