How's this for a superhero Valentine? According to screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, The Fantastic Four teaser trailer will finally make its debut in theaters on February 13. It will be attached to 20th Century Fox's other comic book adaptation, the critically acclaimed action thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. Guess who's not seeing Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Weekend now, mom?
Simon Kinberg felt compeled to reach out to Latino Review yesterday, after a story started making the rounds that director Josh Trank had made one 'mess' of a movie that was way too similar to his feature film debut Chronicle. Some even called it Chronicle 2. The rumor made sense, since Fox has refused to show any sort of footage or images from the production. And earlier in the week, producer Matthew Vaughn had told us all publicly that if we 'loved Chronicle' we'd 'like The Fantastic Four'.Read More
Last week, we reported that Gary Whitta has completed his first draft of the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off screenplay, and has now parted ways with the project, moving on to work on Mark Millar's Starlight. That report reveals LucasFilm will likely bring on a new writer, and today, /Film reports that Simon Kinberg is taking over writing duties on the project. LucasFilm and Simon Kinberg's reps will not comment on the story, but the site is confident this information is correct.
If the news does prove to be true, it would make sense since Simon Kinberg is already deeply involved in the Star Wars universe, serving as a consultant on this year's highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens and as a writer and producer on the new TV series Star Wars Rebels. The writer-producer was also confirmed to write one of the other spinoff movies back in February 2013, which was rumored to be director Josh Trank's Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off arriving in 2018. But that was never confirmed. It still isn't known if the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off is a "wholly new venture," or just a rewrite of one of the two previously-announced projects.Read More
If X-Men: Apocalypse brings this trilogy to an end, where will the franchise go from there? Will Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer go back to the original X-Men characters, or will they start completely from scratch? We still have two more years before X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters, so we'll have to wait and see what their plans for the future may be.
In the portion of the Q&A released earlier this week, Simon Kinberg revealed that they would have to re-cast original X-Men characters such as Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, since the movie is set in the 1980s and they will all be much younger. The producer also teased that X-Men: Apocalypse may include characters such as Scarlet Witch, Cable and Psylocke.Read More
We reported earlier today that Bryan Singer has finalized his deal to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, with Deadline confirming that younger versions of Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey and others will be a part of the sequel. This means the production will have to recast these iconic characters, since X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the 1980s, several years before the original X-Men movie.
A younger Scott Summers was already recast and appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Tim Pocock. There is no indication that the actor will return to reprise the role, one that has been forgotten by many fans of the franchise.Read More
Before Lawrence Kasdan came aboard to help director J.J. Abrams rewrite the script for Star Wars: Episode VII, the filmmaker was attached to write one of the spin-off movies, although, in typical LucasFilm fashion, it wasn't known which character he might take on. A new report from Schmoes Know reveals that the writer will be tackling the Boba Fett spin-off, and that he may be basing his script on elements from the Expanded Universe.
This contradicts producer Simon Kinberg's statement in April, where he revealed that the new trilogy and the spin-offs will be based on the six previously-released movies, and not the wealth of other material in the Expanded Universe.Read More
Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind X-Men: Days of Future Past and the now-in-production Fantastic Four reboot, revealed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that he would like to see both franchises come together in a crossover movie.
We reported last month that 20th Century Fox executives currently have no plans for a crossover, but if The Fantastic Four does well in theaters next year, it's certainly possible those plans may change.Read More
The scene Simon Kinberg is referring to was first teased in a photo released by Empire back in January, when it was believed that the young girl pictured alongside Evan Peters was Scarlet Witch. However, director Bryan Singer clarified last month that it isn't Scarlett Witch, but the mutant siblings' younger sister.
Our report from December also revealed that the story will be set in the 1970s, with James McAvoy's Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender's Magneto at the heart of this story, although another story from March revealed that the story is set in the 1980s, with director Bryan Singer hinting that the plot revolves around ancient mutants. Last week, Channing Tatum was confirmed to star as the mutant Gambit in this highly-anticipated adventure.Read More