Despite the enduring popularity of most of the X-Men crew, it’s only Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine that has managed to score any spin-off films. It sounds like the team behind the new X-adventure, Days Of Future Past, are seriously considering other candidates for standalones, including Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.
Chatting with Entertainment Weekly, a couple of the behind-the-scenes team talked up their ideas and the reason we haven’t seen other single movies. “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,” says producer Lauren Shuler Donner. “I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There are a lot of really great characters.” Gambit and Deadpool, have of course been on the boil for a while as potential lone wolf franchises. But given the general love for all things Jennifer Lawrence and pivotal role Mystique plays in Future Past, she’s a favourite target of the filmmakers.
“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,” is how Future Past writer/producer Simon Kinberg puts it. So far, there is no active development on a Mystique film, and the focus so far appears to be on X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016 and the new Wolverine film scheduled for 2017. But if Days Of Future Past is the success all involved are hoping for, expect to see more movement on the standalone front.
Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly, plus there’s a new 15sec teaser (of what will be probably a 60sec teaser) that’ll air during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.
The very first TV Spot for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie will be released on May 23rd.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
A deleted scene from American Hustle, which was released on DVD/Blu-Ray today, on this scene Jennifer dances and lip-sync along Santana’s “Evil Ways” song. All this scene was done in 1 take. It’s amazing! Here’s the video and below are screen captures.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the cover story on the May issue of Total Film, with a new Behind Scenes photo, here’s the article from the magazine, which also has a feature on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- Magazines > 2014 > Total Film – May 2014
- Films > 2014 | X-Men: Days of Future Past > Behind the Scenes
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD/Blu-Ray is out today on stores! Here’s the first featurette available via MTV.com. It has a small interview with Sam Clafin and Jena Malone talk about their scenes. And the deleted scene where Finnick teaches Katniss how to tie a knot.
EW.com also has 2 clips from the blu-ray, head over to their site to check them out: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/03/06/catching-fire-blu-ray/