X-Force, The Walking Dead, X-Men: Days of Future Past: July 15th Comic Reel

Mon, July 15th, 2013 at 9:35am PDT | Updated: July 15th, 2013 at 9:39am

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

X-FORCE

It looks like it's official -- "Kick-Ass 2" writer/director Jeff Wadlow has been tapped to write an "X-Force" movie. Wadlow confirmed the assignment via Twitter, joking that the Hit-Girl character from "Kick-Ass 2" joins the team following the sequel.

According to comments from X-Force co-creator Rob Liefeld, the film is likely to be an adaptation of the original X-Force with Cable and Deadpool primed for inclusion.

"I can pretty much eliminate some sites [sic] suggestion that the [Peter] Milligan X-Statix stuff is in the mix," Liefeld said via Twitter. "An X-Force film is Cable. Is Deadpool."

Liefeld further stated that Fox has a "Magneto" film in development -- but it's possible he could be referring to the long in-development "X-Men Origins: Magneto" film that's fallen by the wayside.

THE WALKING DEAD

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman about what to expect from the upcoming fourth season of the AMC drama -- especially when it comes to fan-favorite character Michonne following the death of Andrea.

"Michonne (Danai Gurira) in particular is going to have quite a bit going on with her because of that loss," Kirkman told THR. "As we meet Michonne coming back this season, she's on a mission to hunt down the Governor. It's something she's very obsessed with. It's big part of her character this season. She did lose Andrea and she lost her because of the Governor. She's not willing to let that guy go or be out there. It's something that may possibly be to her detriment, the fact that she's so dedicated to finding this person. That's something that very much informs her character this season."

Season Four begins this Fall on AMC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Speaking with Access Hollywood, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star Hugh Jackman spoke briefly about his return as Wolverine in the upcoming film.

"Every day I find myself feeling grateful -- this unbelievable feeling of gratitude to be playing a part I love, to be working with an unbelievable cast that I started with," Jackman told Access Hollywood. "That always has a special place -- the first film we did and then after about 6 weeks of working with them, I was working with this whole new cast, which are some of the greatest actors around: McAvoy and Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Hoult and all of them. Add Peter Dinklage to that and Omar -- it's amazing."

Bryan Singer is back with new Twitter teases, this time with a behind-the-scenes look at a special effects shot of a "Man On Wire."

Opens May 23, 2014

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

EW.com has posted an interactive photo of Spider-Man's new costume for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," featuring commentary from director Marc Webb and costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott.

'The suit is different. The suit is bad-ass. The suit is improved,'' producer Matt Tolmach told EW.

"We've got the best eyes of any suit," says Webb. "Really big, very warm white eyes."

Opens May 2, 2014

ENDER'S GAME

On Friday, Lionsgate issued a statement in response to the planned boycott of "Ender's Game" due to writer Orson Scott Card's outspoken views about homosexuality and association with the National Organization for Marriage, a group dedicated to the opposition of same-sex marriage.

As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from GODS AND MONSTERS to THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and a Company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of ENDER’S GAME. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for ENDER’S GAME.

Over the weekend, Geeks OUT responded to Lionsgate with its own statement clarifying the intention of the boycott, titled "Skip Ender's Game."

As proud members of the LGBT community, champions of creative freedom and honest self-expression, and a group at whom the film Ender’s Game is directly marketed, we appreciate Lionsgate’s record of doing good things and its admirable, strongly worded rejection of Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card’s and the National Organization of Marriage’s anti-gay activism.

The simple fact is that Skip Ender’s Game has never been about the content of the novel or the film Ender’s Game. It’s about money. It’s about the millions of dollars the company has already paid to Card and the potential millions he and the National Organization for Marriage stand to make off of the success of the film—our money.

A benefit premiere, indeed any outreach to the LGBT community by Lionsgate, ought to be much appreciated. What’s clear is that whether or not they support his views, Lionsgate is standing by their man and their would-be blockbuster. They made the common, perhaps cynical, calculation that audiences wouldn’t connect Ender’s Game with Card’s very public homophobia—or wouldn’t care. Geeks OUT appreciates that most American families work for every dollar and care deeply about where that money goes and what it supports.

Skip Ender’s Game is not a threat; it is a reality. Our pledge adds hundreds of signtatures every day from sci-fi fans around the world who would rather stay home than support homophobia. We have only just started and Geeks OUT and its allies are prepared to carry on past November 1. Nothing Card nor Lionsgate has said changes the fact that skipping Ender’s Game is the easiest way to ensure none of your dollars go to Orson Scott Card’s and the National Organization of Marriage’s extreme anti-gay agenda.

Opens November 1

TRANSFORMERS 4

MichaelBay.com has revealed a new cast member for "Transformers 4": Asian actor and musician Han Geng.

Opens June 27

2 GUNS

Universal Pictures has debuted a new TV Spot for "2 Guns," the adaptation of the BOOM! Studios comic series of the same name.

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

Warner Bros. has released a new poster via Twitter for "300: Rise of an Empire." Check it out below.

Opens March 7, 2014

GODZILLA

Legendary Entertainment has released a pre-CCI 2013 video of "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards with a message for fans.

Opens May 16, 2014

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TAGS:  x-force, the walking dead, x-men days of future past, amazing spider-man 2, ender's game, transformers age of extinction, 2 guns, 300 rise of an empire, godzilla

 
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