X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Walking Dead, Chew: August 2nd Comic Reel

Fri, August 2nd, 2013 at 8:53am PDT

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

IAmRogue spoke with "X-Men: Days of Future Past" actor Lucas Till about his return to the role of Havok in Bryan Singer's sequel.

"I was in and out. We did a lot of second unit stuff. So I didn’t get to spend that much time with Bryan," Till told IAmRogue. "But I loved working with him because he let me reinvent the way I do my power. It’s what I wanted to do on the last movie but because there are so many things working against you, you kind of just have to do what they provide for you with the pre-visualization because that is a lot more money than my paycheck. So I had to kind of corporate with what they had already done. But I wanted to do it differently and they let me on this one. Which is cool because I’m actually an X-Men fan. So getting to bring something into the movie and feeling like I was actually part of making this movie is one of the coolest feelings that I’ve ever had."

Meanwhile, Bryan Singer gave the best look at the mutant-hunting Sentinels yet with a Twitter photo of the director dwarfed by the purple behemoth.

Opens May 23, 2014

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released a new video of the cast and crew of "The Walking Dead" sending their greetings from the set of season four, teasing things to come from the fall-debuting season.

Season four debuts this fall on AMC

CHEW

Chew is back! Well, hopefully. It's certainly going to get a second (possibly third) shot at television. The rights to John Layman and Rob Guillory's Image Comics series got picked up by Quality Transmedia following the development of a live-action show by Circle and Confusion and Showtime ceased.

"We think there is less chance for Hollywood to fuck it up if we pursue a 'Chew' animated route," Layman wrote on Twitter. "[...] Animation generally makes less money, so for some people live action is brass ring. Our priority has always been to stay true."

ANT-MAN

ScienceFiction.com spoke with Edgar Wright about his upcoming Marvel film "Ant-Man" and whether Ultron will play any role in the movie, given the recent announcement of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and Hank Pym's comic connection to the character.

"I cannot really get into that, but umm… I’ll say no," Wright said. "No he wasn’t [ever a part of the story at any point]."

Opens November 6, 2015

KICK-ASS 2

Access Hollywood spoke with Aaron Taylor Johnson about his role in "Kick-Ass 2" and training to do the many fight scenes in the film.

Chloe Grace Moretz also discussed her return as an older, wiser Hit-Girl with Access Hollywood.

Opens August 16

AKIRA

According to Variety, the live-action film adaptation of "Akira" may be back on track as director Jaume Collet-Serra is currently in discussions to return as director after leaving the project in early 2012. It's currently unknown whether "Akira" will actually see the light of day given the production stall that caused Collet-Serra to depart in the first place, but the fact that he's in negotiations to return is likely a good sign.

THE SECRET SERVICE

It seems like it was only a matter of time before the ubiquitous comic book film star Samuel L. Jackson added another comic book role to his resume. Jackson has been cast in Matthew Vaughan's "The Secret Service" (adapted from Mark Millar's Marvel/Icon series of the same name) as the primary antagonist -- the mastermind behind the abductions of sci-fi stars and the murder of an entire town.

DOCTOR WHO

With Matt Smith leaving the role of The Doctor in "Doctor Who," fans wondered when the BBC would announce the next actor to take on the role. Well, the BBC has found its Twelfth Doctor, and all will be revealed on Sunday in a live "Doctor Who" televised event.

“The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS," showrunner Steven Moffat said via press release. "For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

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TAGS:  x-men days of future past, the walking dead, chew, ant-man, kick-ass 2, akira, the secret service, doctor who

 
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