Looks like Jennifer will be really busy this year. So many amazing roles 🙂
The team behind the 2011 franchise origins pic, including stars Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, are locked in for another installment.
Concurrent with today’s announcement that Emma Watts renewed her contract as 20th Century Fox production president until 2015, it was revealed that Fox has closed deals for Matthew Vaughn and the cast of X-Men: First Class to return for the forthcoming sequel.
Vaughn joins previously-announced collaborators Bryan Singer (X-Men and X2), who is producing, and Simon Kinberg, who wrote Sherlock Holmes, but perhaps more importantly to fans of the franchise, the critically-reviled X-Men: The Last Stand.
An X-Men: First Class sequel would offer Vaughn his first successful franchise after stalled efforts to turn Stardust and Kick-Ass into film series. Meanwhile, in October the filmmaker discussed the possibility of taking on The Secret Service or Superior, two other projects which would reunite him with his Kick-Ass collaborator, Mark Millar.
X-Men: First Class successfully relaunched the marquee franchise, and was one of the best reviewed tentpoles of the year, as well as earning $353.6 million worldwide. The sequel should benefit from the attention Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence have attracted via upcoming projects such as Fassbender’s Prometheus and Lawrence’s starring role in the hotly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games.
X Men First Class comes out today on DVD and Blu Ray, which has the behind the scenes footage; that we have all probably seen; Jennifer enduring seven hours of make up to get ready for her role as Raven Darkholme/Mystique
The picture to the left is Jennifer in action in her blue form of Mystique.
It’s visually stylish blockbuster hits like X-Men: First Class that offer the most interesting bonus features come DVD/Blu-Ray release time, because production secrets are aplenty. The movie is available for retail purchase from September 9, and with it’s cornucopia of special-effect laden mutant goodness comes a bevy of extras, including an eight part behind-the-scenes featurette that offers fans a closer look at the making of the film, from pre-production to post.
One such featurette spotlights star of the upcoming Hunger Games adaptation Jennifer Lawrence, who played shapeshifter Mystique in the movie, and the labour-of-love process involved in bringing the character’s look to life. You can check this post for more info on this feature.
Official Details on the DVD/Blu-ray bonus features:
- – 10 Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics with exclusive “X-Men: First Class” Backstory Comic
- – More than two hours of never-before-seen extras, including:
- — Cerebro Mutant Tracker: The complete interactive Mutant Database with interactive videos giving fans the ability to learn about their favorite mutants in the X-Men film franchise
- — Children of the Atom: An eight-part behind-the-scenes featurette, charting the film from pre-production through post-production, including visual effects techniques and cataloguing “X-Men” transformations through prosthetic make up and costume design
- — “X” Marks the Spot: An interactive feature allowing viewers the opportunity to learn more about specific scenes with talent interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
- — Extended and Deleted Scenes
- — BD-Live Portal with additional Cerebro Mutant Tracker profiles
- — Composer’s Isolated Score
- — Theatrical Trailer
Watch as the lovely Jennifer Lawrence is transformed into the scaly blue mutant Mystique, in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video from X-Men: First Class.
In this sneak peek from the special features included inside the movie’s DVD and Blu-Ray release, you can watch a team of 6 make-up artists airbrush on the scaly blue sheath that is Mystique’s very thin costume. We have a hard time imagining standing still for seven hours, only to work a full day on set directly afterwards. Still, we’d argue it was worth it, Raven’s the young blue hide in this 1960s mutant period piece was spectacular.
The DVD for X-Men: First Class will be out on DVD on Friday, September 9th. Watch the video here.
I made some small updates in the gallery adding a new poster of X-Men: First Class and a couple extra outtakes of Jennifer’s photoshoots:
I added in the gallery some HQ stills from the last trailer of “X-Men: First Class”:
There is a new trailer of “X-Men: Firts Class” which has more Jennifer in it! I just capped it and uploaded it along with a new still with Jen.
I just updates the gallery with some posters of X-Men: First Class (two of them have Jen on):
Jen’s upcoming film “Like Crazy” won best film in Sundance! I just found and added the first still of Jennifer in this film. It looks really promising. Also there is another on-set picture from X-Men (a little blurry I’m afraid).
British actor Felicity Jones won the special jury prize: dramatic at the Sundance film festival at the weekend for her role in romance Like Crazy, which also won the grand jury prize for best film.
Drake Doremus’s film, whose dialogue was largely improvised, tracks the long-distance relationship between a British woman (Jones) and an American man (Anton Yelchin). The movie also features Jennifer Lawrence, whose film Winter’s Bone won last year’s grand jury prize and has been nominated for four Oscars.
Two world cinema special jury prizes: dramatic for breakout performances were presented to Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for their roles in Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s feature-length directorial debut about a troubled man who finds a chance of redemption in the form of a Christian charity shop worker. The film also won the world cinema directing award: dramatic, making it the recipient of most awards at this year’s festival.
Peter D Richardson’s film How to Die in Oregon, about terminally ill people considering euthanasia in the north-western US state, won the grand jury US documentary prize. Richardson dedicated his prize to the “extraordinary individuals who allowed me to enter their life, document their life during the last four years. This award is for you and because of you.” The award for best foreign documentary went to Hell and Back Again, about the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has had on the life of 25-year-old US army sergeant Nathan Harris.
Science fiction tale Another Earth, about two strangers who meet each other the night before the discovery of a mystifying new planet, won the dramatic jury prize and the Alfred P Sloan science trophy for director Mike Cahill. Cahill said: “This is the greatest week of our lives.” Happy, Happy, Anne Sewitsky’s tale of troubled romance in the snowy Norwegian countryside, was named the winner of the best foreign drama prize.
I added some on set pics of Jennifer filming “X-Men: First Class” and also the first promoshoot picture and HQ still of the film:
The movie posters promise that “X-Men: First Class” will be released June 3, but on Tuesday cameras were still rolling on the Fox film’s set and director Matthew Vaughn, making his biggest major studio feature film to date, sounded like a man running out of time. “I’m at that stage where I feel like a boxer against the ropes,” the director said as his crew prepared for the next shot on a location set in Long Beach. “I’m just throwing punches and taking them as they come and making sure I don’t hit the canvas.”
In the pages of Marvel Comics, the X-Men have been the ultimate outsiders for decades — even other superheroes view the strange mutant crew with mistrust, prejudice and disdain. So it’s fitting that “First Class,” the fifth Hollywood adventure for the heroes, will arrive in theaters this summer with so much to prove and plenty of doubters. For the all-new cast (led by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender), the challenge is to replace the familiar faces of the franchise; for producer Bryan Singer, the challenge is to recapture the affection of comic-book movie fans; and for Vaughn, the challenge is, well, to actually finish making the film.
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