COMIC REEL: "Days of Future Past" Producers on Quicksilver, Potential Spinoffs

Fri, April 11th, 2014 at 7:22am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Megan Fox spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her role as April O'Neil in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remake, working with Michael Bay and how the character is "more representative of a modern woman" and less sexualized.

"I’m completely clothed for the entire movie,” Fox told EW. “There’s no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. Jonathan was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualized or to take that sort of typical role we’ve seen women take in movies thus far, and that I’ve taken in particular."

Opens August 8

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Guard the Galaxy has posted scans from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly that highlight "Guardians of the Galaxy," including the team in their prison duds and a behind-the-scenes look at Star-Lord. The website also posted comments from director James Gunn, who stated, "We're definitely connected to 'Avengers 3.'"

Opens August 1

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Entertainment Weekly has posted a new photo of Quicksilver literally running up the walls.

"The way we conceived him is a sort of an ADD kid,” writer/executive producer Simon Kinberg told EW. “Everything he does is just popping and zipping around. He doesn’t take anything seriously. He’s not in a situation for more than a few seconds. So it infused the movie with an energy that was really useful for us."

Another EW.com article indicates that X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner is seriously considering some spinoff films for more popular X-Men characters.

"There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it,” Donner told EW. “I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters."

Donner, along with Simon Kinberg, said they might be interested in taking on a Mystique solo film as well.

"I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo," Kinberg said.

Opens May 23

SINISTER SIX

Den of Geek spoke with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" producer Matt Tolmach, who indicated that a "Sinister Six" and "Venom" movie will likely hit before "Amazing Spider-Man 4."

"Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3,'" Tolmach told Den of Geek. "There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at 'Spider-Man 4,' because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be."

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Collider spoke with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who discussed everything about the film from early development to deleted scenes that will make the Blu-ray.

Now in theaters

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Rumors had circulated about "Kick-Ass 2" director Jeff Wadlow helming the "Masters of the Universe" film -- and while directing still may be a possibility, The Hollywood Reporter states that Wadlow has joined the project not as a director, but as a writer. Wadlow has been hired to re-write the "Masters of the Universe" script, and does not have a deal to direct currently.

BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS

Bruce Timm's "Batman: Strange Days" short is now available to view in full online. Check it out below.

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TAGS:  teenage mutant ninja turtles (film), guardians of the galaxy (film), x-men days of future past, sinister six, masters of the universe (film), batman strange days

 
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