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Patrick Stewart in Talks to Star in ‘Wolverine 3’

In the same interview that he revealed that Ian McKellen will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, Patrick Stewart also revealed that he is in talks to star in ‘Wolverine 3’. Little is known of the project right now, but Hugh Jackman is expected to return as the character. Patrick Stewart had this to say in an interview with Oregon Live:

“What I’m very excited about is that we have been talking about a Wolverine movie, which would team Hugh Jackman and myself together. Wolverine and Professor Xavier. That would be a very different sort of X-Men from the four movies that I’ve already done.”

Due to the timeline change at the end of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, this movie could set up the ending of Future Past. Also this brings into question whether of not Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden and many other X-Men originals will be returning as well.

‘Wolverine 3’ comes to theaters on March 3rd, 2017 and stars Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by James Mangold.

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Ian McKellen Returning as Magneto in ‘X-Men: Apocolypse’

Fellow X-Men alum, Patrick Stewart, revealed in an interview that he will not be returning for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ but that Ian McKellen will be reprising his role as Magneto in the film. In the interview conducted by Oregon Live, the British actor had this to say:

“Yes, I understand that it seems to be very unlikely that I will be in the next X-Men movie, which is almost getting ready to start shooting in Montreal. But Magneto, Ian McKellen, is certainly going to be in it.”

The film is set to begin shooting this April in Montreal and as of yet, the news has been unconfirmed by 20th Century Fox. If McKellen is a part of the film, he will be joining the First Class cast, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as new comers Channing Tatum, Oscar Isaac, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan.

‘X-Men: Apocolpyse’ comes to theaters on May 27, 2016 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Channing Tatum, Tye Sheridan and Ian McKellen. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Bryan Singer Announces Casting of Storm, Jean Grey & Cyclops in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Director of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, Bryan Singer has just announced via tweet who has been cast as Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops in the upcoming superhero flick.

The rumors turned out to be true because Alexandra Shipp has been cast at Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops. Looks for the actor to make their grand debut to the X-Men franchise when the film hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: New Actors Rumored to Play Storm, Jean Grey & Cyclops

Yesterday, Latin Review revealed that there are many new names who are testing for the roles of Story, Jean Grey and Cyclops in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.

In the film, it takes place in the 80’s which makes it possible for the older characters to interact with the younger generation. Simon Kinsberg, the film’s producer, confirmed back in September that these character would return but as younger versions of themselves and be played by new actors.

Currently, actors testing for Storm are Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman. Potential people to play Cyclops are Taaron Egerton, Jamie Blackley and Tye Sheridan, with Sophie Turner and Saoirse Ronan to play Jean Grey.

The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider tweeted that apparently Tye Sheridan is the favorite to play Cyclops and that Chloe Moretz was offered the role of Jean Grey but passed.

To see the tweets and pictures of the actors, continue reading.

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‘X-Men’ Spin-off’Gambit’ Gets Official Release Date

It’s official!! Fox has finally given the hotly anticipated X-Men spin-off ‘Gambit’ and official release date of October 7, 2016. Based off of the very popular Marvel comic, Channing Tatum will be portraying the titular character. It is also rumored that the character will be introduced in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ which comes out a few months before the stand alone film does.

The announcement of the official release date is also accompanied by news that Fox is shifting many release dates for its films. The upcoming ‘Planet of the Apes 3’ has been pushed back nearly a year to July 14, 2017 and the adaptation of the popular video game ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is set for December 21, 2016. Also you can expect a third X-Men based film when the Deadpool movie comes to theaters in February 2016.

Fox’s films are up against some very stiff competition in their current release dates. ‘Gambit’ will have to compete against ‘Monster High’ which is based off of a popular Mattel toy and ‘Live By Night’ which stars Ben Affleck. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ will also have to compete against the as of yet Untitled Star Wars spin-off which debuts a week before it. Also the film will have to compete against Christmas Day releases which are always very anticipated.

Also audience’s may be all superheroed-out by the time ‘Gambit’ is released. Currently, the two X-Men themed movies debut before it, along with ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’, and ‘Suicide Squad’. Other superhero movies being released after ‘Gambit’ are ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘The Sinister Six’.

‘Gambit’ arrives in theaters on October 7, 2016 and stars Channing Tatum.

Film Mention’s Best of 2014

Best of 2014

It has been an exciting year with many surprises and breakouts in 2014. From the massive success of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Scarlett Johansson kickin’ butt and taking everyone’s money! I have compiled a list of some of the best movies, actors and moments of the past year! Make sure to check them all out after the jump.

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