Well, I’m not sure if the full trailer for Legion answered any questions for you, but if it did, I’m gonna need to get filled in right away. Season 1 ended with David being sucked into an orb and flying away and season 2 looks like the Shadow King is back in various forms, ranging from Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement and newcomer to the show, Navid Negahban.
Obviously I won’t be happy unless we get the weird angry kid and angry Humpty-Dumpty versions of the Shadow King, but I’ll live with a healthy dose of Aubrey Plaza. This new season looks like it’s going to be absolutely insane. Few more clips below. Let us know what you think – we’ll definitely be talking about this on our next podcast! Legion returns April 4th on FX!
Despite being in the midst of being sold or bought or in purchase limbo for the next couple of years, Fox still has work to do in regards to producing films and television, and it appears they’re definitely going to keep making moves. The studio that runs the mutant universes for Marvel has announced the hiring of Brian Michael Bendis to write the script for a new movie that has the mysterious placeholder title of “143,” that Tim Miller is slated to direct.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with Bendis, he is the creator of Jessica Jones, which is getting close to it’s second season premiering on Netflix, as well as a number of other characters (Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man) and comic series’. Miller has gotten his best exposure from directing the original Deadpool movie, and is currently working on the next Terminator film.
So what is “143?” Well, aside from being the old pager code for “I love you,” 143 likely refers to Uncanny X-Men #143 (cover pictured below,) one of the earliest stories starring Kitty Pryde, who we’ve known is getting her own movie for a little while now. For now, we’ll assume that Ellen Page isn’t coming back to play the titular character, although we’d love that. Who do you think should fill her shoes? Give us your thoughts on that and this movie!
The New Mutants sets to be one of the hottest if not interesting films of 2018. This R-rated horror take on a group of teens discovering they have special abilities has had many in the comic book movie and tv world alike in spin waiting on the final project.
First we got an trailer now we are getting more teasers. This one features Anna Taylor-Joy as Magik. Just in case you needed a small refresher, Magik, is the sister of Peter Rasputin/Colossus from Deadpool and other X-Men films, possesses mystical abilities (as her name might suggest). She can also use her powers for teleportation.
Here is the teaser
The New Mutants arrive in theaters on April 13, 2018
As you can hear on our latest podcast, dropped this morning (go to the podcast tab on this site,) your Trusty Sidekicks told you that an announcement was likely coming this morning and this morning it did come! In a massive buyout, Disney and Fox have agreed on a $52 billion deal for the Mouse House to take over the reigns on the entire film rights of 21st Century.
If you’re somehow unfamiliar to what this means (and honestly, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you are not,) Fox has had control over a number of Marvel comic book characters for a very long time, with the most obvious being the X-Men and Fantastic Four. With Disney’s acquisition, the potential to either spin currently successful and/or promising franchises like Deadpool, Legion, The New Mutants and The Gifted, into the current Marvel universe somehow, or to retool them along with other franchises that could possibly benefit from the awfully successful Marvel Studios touch.
There are some potential hold-ups in this deal as it would be the largest movie studio merger of all-time, and a reduction from what was already only 6 major studios. Large media mergers are always a subject of FCC approval, and considering the current ruling delivered today on net neutrality, there’s no telling how something like this might go. We also discuss some additional difficulties that Marvel itself may have regarding some of it’s new properties, on our latest episode (#74,) however, just like you, we’re already imagining who will end up fighting who when the eventual Secret Wars crossover happens! Are you excited about the merger? Tell us what you think!
In case you’ve forgotten, which, of course you haven’t – we get a new one of these every two years, whether they’re good or not – there is a new X-Men movie on the way. Despite the wealth of X-Men stories in the comics built around essentially the current team of cinematic characters, Simon Kinberg is going back to the Phoenix Saga to tell the story of Jean Grey and the X-Men in space, where they will face of with Jessica Chastain, this go-round.
Entertainment Weekly has a full story and pictures, explaining that Kinberg actually wrote the script for the previous cinematic attempt at telling the Dark Phoenix story, that one starring Famke Janssen as the titular hero gone nuclear. Bryan Singer, who was at the helm for the last two X-Men films, is sitting this one out as Kinberg takes over directing duties, and considering Singer’s recent issues and stories of previous problems coming to light, that may mean good things. Check out EW for the full breakdown, and check back with us for more breaking info across the Marvel and DC universes!
After months and months of anticipation, we finally have a trailer for the Josh Boone film “The New Mutants”. Much was wondered what could be expected from a film in the X-Men family that was a full on horror movie and contained Mutants without costumes.
Well this trailer does not disappoint at all. Set I what appears to be an insane asylum or as called in the trailer “a haunted house” for this writer has a “House on Haunted Hill” vibe plus more. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
When the person responsible for helming the team-ups of the two major comic book live-action universes isn’t available, you go get the next best thing. Fox has made a huge splash by tabbing Drew Goddard as the writer and director of their upcoming X-Force movie. If you’re unfamiliar with Goddard, where have you been? He has been the underrated writing and producing teammate of Joss Whedon for years. The two worked on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Alias, where Goddard was a writer, as well as Cabin In The Woods, his directorial debut under Whedon’s steady hand as producer.
Other than that, what has Goddard been up to? Oh, just penning the original Cloverfield, World War Z and the Martian, as well as episodes of Lost, Daredevil and the Defenders, meaning he’s also spent plenty of time with JJ Abrams. He was also the executive producer of both Daredevil and Defenders, as well as the NBC hit, The Good Place. In other words, you should start getting pretty confident about the success of X-Force.
To prove he’s the person for the job, Goddard already has the script for X-Force completed and will be ready to go into production at the completion of his current gig, Bad Times at the El Royale, which he’s also writing and directing. Fox hasn’t set a date for the film yet, but has open spots announced for late winter, mid summer and late fall in 2019 and ’20. Look for it to land in there somewhere. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this pick and what it means for Fox and X-Force!