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Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness

May 17th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness
The "X-Men" franchise is the most popular comic book ensemble on film, combining the varying powers of brilliant and misguided mutants as they battle for political justice and save ther from extinction. Some of their powers are overblown and in your face, like Storm's ability to manipulate weather patterns and Magneto's control over all things metal.

Others are more discreet and deadly, like Mystique's ability to cloak herself under anyone's skin, and Professor X's penchant for invasive psychosis. Regardless of size or steel, these powers are sharp, cutting and are the perfect tools to sto...
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11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

March 19th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...
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Hugh Jackman Tapped To Reprise Wolverine Role

November 6th, 2013 10:59am EST
The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in an upcoming sequel. Multiple reports indicate the "X-Men" star will once again play the mutant anti-hero, and director James Mangold will also be on on board for the project.

The new film will mark the eighth time Jackman has played James "Logan" Howlett and his alter ego. He recently portrayed the character in "The Wolverine" this past summer.

Jackman first donned the claws and sideburns in 2000 film "X-Men" and its two sequels. He also appeared in the spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and made a cameo in "X-Men: First Class."

In May,...
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'X-Men Days Of Future Past' - First Trailer Released (Watch It!)

October 29th, 2013 11:01pm EDT
X-Men Days Of Future Past
The first full-length trailer for next spring's X-Men: Days of Future Past was relesed on Tuesday, and the new clip gives quick glimpses of some new characters and confirms what the title suggests: time travel.

The film brings the cast of the first three X-Men films together with that of 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class and "the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes," according to director Bryan Singer, who answered fan questions during a fan chat on Twitter Monday.

The story finds Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) sending Wolverine (Hugh Jac...
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16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Avatar
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...
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Comic Con 2013: Superman & Batman Movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And 'Avengers 2' Dominate

July 22nd, 2013 6:02pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Saturday was a huge day at this year's Comic Con, especially for Marvel studios.

The superhero movie-making factory had quite a few announcements to make, sending fans who were there (and who weren't there) into a frenzy over what's coming in the next two years.

To start, actor Tom Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki from "The Avengers," and the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," trying hard to keep a straight face while in character to present the trailer for the "Thor" sequel.

Marvel also previewed next summer's sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the highly anticipated "Gu...
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Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

July 21st, 2013 11:48am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...
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Patrick Stewart Pleas For Domestic Violence Charity Donations

February 7th, 2012 1:18pm EST
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart is calling for his fans to donate to a domestic violence charity in the U.K. to help keep it afloat.

The X-Men star, a patron of women's shelter Refuge, fears the organization will struggle to continue operating in the face of budget cuts by the British government.

He tells Britain's The Guardian, "The impact of these cuts will be devastating. The financial footing of women's charities has been shaky for many years; now it is in real danger of slipping into the abyss. Let me be quite clear about what is at stake here. Without services such as refuges, more women and chil...
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Stan Lee To Receive VES' Lifetime Achievement Award

October 19th, 2011 4:10pm EDT
Stan Lee
Comic book legend Stan Lee is to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society (VES) next year.

The beloved co-creator of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men will follow in the footsteps of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, who have all previously been handed the trophy.

VES chairman Jeffrey Okun announced the honor on Tuesday, saying, "Stan Lee's imagination has created a completely original and profitable niche in the entertainment world and has allowed visual effects to flex its muscle in service to it."

Lee will pick up the prize at ...
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Hugh Jackman Beats Johnny Depp In Sexiest Sci-Fi Star Poll

September 2nd, 2011 10:13am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has beaten competition from Johnny Depp and David Tennant to be named the sexiest actor in science fiction.

Jackman plays mutant superhero Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, and fans have voted him their favourite sci-fi star in a poll by TV network Syfy.

Former "Doctor Who" star Tennant came second, while British actor John Barrowman lands third place for his role in "Torchwood."

Depp came fourth for his movie "Edward Scissorhands," while Harrison Ford rounded out the top five for his portrayal of Han Solo in the "Star Wars" films.

In the female category, Sarah Michelle G...
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Halle Berry Granted Permanent Restraining Order

August 1st, 2011 5:28pm EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has been granted a three-year restraining order against a man charged with stalking the actress at her Hollywood home last month.

Richard Franco was taken into custody after allegedly showing up at her estate three times in as many days. He denied a charge of felony stalking, but prosecutors slapped him with another allegation of residential burglary last week, to which he has also pleaded not guilty.

Berry obtained a temporary restraining order against Franco following the terrifying incident, and on Monday, a Los Angeles judge awarded her a more long-term protective order,...
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Hugh Jackman Gets Some Sun & Has Some Fun With His Kids On The Beach In France

July 31st, 2011 2:54pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman spent the day Sunday playing with his children on the beach in St. Tropez.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine star showed off his toned body while frolicking with daughter Ava and son Oscar at the south France hot spot.

Last week Jackman was promoting upcoming his upcoming "Rock-em Sock-em Robots" influenced film Real Steel at San Diego's annual Comic Con, and was asked about upcoming X-Men sequel Wolverine.

Script is done for Wolverine," he tells Access Hollywood. "[T]his afternoon – [I'm] going to be meeting up with the director James Mangold."

Shooting for the film begins in O...
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'X-Men: First Class' Topples 'Hangover Part II' At Weekend Box Office

June 6th, 2011 9:19am EDT
X-Men First Class
The new "X-Men" prequel has stormed to the top of the box office with a $56 million opening weekend.

The Marvel film, starring Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy and featuring split-second cameos from original "X-Men" Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romijn, toppled "The Hangover Part II," which dropped a spot to two with a second-weekend haul of $32.4 million.

The comedy has taken in $190 million in just 10 days.

"Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" round out the new top four.
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New 'X-Men: First Class' Online Exclusive Trailer Released (Video)

April 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
X-Men First Class
A new 90-second web only preview of the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, hit the web - and you can watch it right here.

The upcoming prequel stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (aka Magneto), two friends discovering their extraordinary powers for the first time before mutants became commonplace in the world.

The two band together with others like them to help avert nuclear Armageddon, but in the process have a falling out and become bitter enemies.

The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Lucas Till, Jason Flem...
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Patrick Stewart Supports Assisted Suicides

April 17th, 2011 4:13pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart has thrown his support behind a campaign to legalise assisted suicide after a friend was driven to end her life "in the most ghastly way."

The X-Men star has refused to go into detail about the tragedy which has spurred him on to become a patron of the Dignity in Dying group, which is calling for a change in the law to allow assisted deaths.

Stewart has only revealed the loss of a close friend, as well as his age and health issues, has convinced him to back the drive.

He tells Britain's The Sunday Times, "A lot of it has to do with my age. I had a heart procedure five yea...
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Oscar-Nominee Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Next Big Star

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence heats up the new issue Of GQ magazine by stripping down to her underwear for a sexy photo shoot. The 20-year-old up-and-comer stars in this summer's X-Men: First Class, as the shape-shifting Mystique.

Jennifer takes over the role made famous by Rebecca Romijn for the franchise's prequel, which takes place before Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto become enemies and their team of mutants team up to save the world from nuclear annihilation.

The film's director, Matthew Vaughn, tells GQ, "There are a lot of young American actors right now who haven't got any technique, an...
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Ryan Reynolds Assures 'X-Men' Fans That 'Deadpool' Movie is Still Happening

March 6th, 2011 3:07pm EST
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has reassured fans his role as the Green Lantern won't interfere with a movie about his X-Men anti-hero Deadpool, insisting the mutant spin-off is "still in the works."

Reynolds is set to take over the big screen as the Green Lantern this summer, and devotees have expressed fears that plans for a Deadpool film will be shelved.

But the hunky actor is confident he will eventually be able to reprise his role as Deadpool, the sword-wielding mercenary he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "That's still in the works. I'm not sure how logistica...
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Patrick Stewart Supports Assisted Dying Crusade

February 21st, 2011 10:13am EST
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart is backing a campaign calling for a change in U.K. law over the right to assisted dying.

The X-Men star wants those who are terminally ill but mentally competent to be legally allowed to die at their request. Stewart has joined Atonement author Ian McEwan and England cricket ace Chris Broad as a patron for the Dignity In Dying cause.

He says, "We have no control over how we arrive in the world but at the end of a life we should have control over how we leave it."

And McEwan, who began campaigning after his friend Dr Ann McPherson fell terminally ill with pancreatic cancer...
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Marvel's $1 Billion Lawsuit Dismissed Again

February 10th, 2011 11:57am EST
Stan Lee
A New York judge has thrown an ongoing $1 billion copyright lawsuit against comic book legend Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment bosses out of court for a second time.

Lee was taken to court in 2009 by Jose Abadin and Christopher Belland, the shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc. (SLMI), which was declared bankrupt in 2001. They claimed Lee had harmed their interests by signing away all his rights in the Marvel Entertainment brand and the copyright to characters including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and X-Men to the company in 1998 - a year before they became sharehol...
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Hugh Jackman Is Bulking Up Like Mike Tyson For New 'X-Men' Film

February 4th, 2011 11:00am EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is guzzling down over 6,000 calories a day in a bid to bulk up to play "X-Men" mutant Wolverine again.

"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky has called on the Aussie to look big for his new movie - and Jackman admits his new diet is "rough."

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I don't know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one (film), 'Hey, you looked great, but you're so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that's not Wolverine...' (I have to be) powerful, stocky... short and thick."

And Jackman insists h...
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Jennifer Lawrence Had Allergic Reaction To Blue 'X-Men' Makeup

January 23rd, 2011 11:18am EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence suffered for her art on the set of the new X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class - she had an allergic reaction to the body paint that turned her into mutant Mystique.

A skin doctor was called to the set when the pretty star broke out in rashes and boils when the blue paint was applied to her skin.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I got a couple of things from the paint, like weird boils, rashes and blisters... and a doctor had to pop them."

But once that scare was taken care of, Lawrence really began to realize what she had signed up for - months of dai...
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Hugh Jackman Getting Fitness Tips From Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

December 9th, 2010 12:00am EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has been taking tips from former wrestler Dwayne Johnson as he struggles to bulk up for his latest Wolverine movie.

The Australian actor is bringing his X-Men character back for a second solo outing and director Darren Aronofsky has ordered him to hit the gym and make sure he is even more muscled for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel.

Jackman admits he's finding it tough to put on 25 pounds of muscle for the role as the clawed mutant before filming begins early next year, so he called The Rock for advice.

He tells EW.com, "(Twenty five pounds) is more than I ever have (put...
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One To Watch: 'X-Men: First Class' Star Jennifer Lawrence

October 30th, 2010 8:30am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence recently discussed her 6-hour ordeal to get into the character of Mystique for the upcoming "X-Men" movie.

She explained, "When everybody hears that, they think I'm laying down and sleeping but it's not like that. I have to stand or sit on a bicycle seat! First they put these latex scales on me and then it's six layers of body paint and then eye make-up and then hair."

The young ranks of the X-Men mutant supergroup are mined in the youth-minded installment.

Taking its title from the 2006 comic, the feature will focus on the early years of Professor X (James McAv...
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Hugh Jackman Helps Anti-Poverty Crusade

October 22nd, 2010 2:20pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
X-Men star Hugh Jackman took the stage at a charity evening in New York on Wednesday night to help stamp out world poverty.

The Hollywood actor helped launch the Global Poverty Project's new awareness movie 1.4 Billion Reasons at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in front of a star-studded audience which included Gerard Butler and fashion designer Donna Karan.

Jackman urged the crowd to send a text message donation to the charity and offered his services as a "technical adviser" in case any guests were unable to figure out the system, according to New York Post gossip column Pag...
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10 Reasons Darren Aronofsky Should Direct The New ‘Wolverine’ Movie

October 19th, 2010 10:08am EDT
Wolverine
Chances are that by the time you read this, an official announcement will be made as to whether or not indie genius Darren Aronofsky will be directing the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Either way, here are the Top 10 reasons the director should choose the “Wolverine” franchise as his first foray into big budget filmmaking.

10. The story of “Wolverine 2,” which is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote the mind-bogglingly good “The Usual Suspects,” will involve Logan/Wolverine travelling to Japan to study the way of the samurai. Assumedly, this story will be much mor...
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Halle Berry Looks Amazing In A Skin-Tight Black Dress

September 21st, 2010 9:35pm EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry wore a skin-tight black dress at the "22 Ways To Say Black Party" at Milk Studios in New York City on Monday. She paired the outfit with tiny silver sandals. Can she get any hotter than this?

Halle was recently named one of the "sexiest beasts" by EW magazine for her character Storm in the "X-Men" franchise. We wholeheartedly agree.

Unfortunately, it looks like the actress is off the market. She was recently photographed hitting the streets of London hand in hand with Olivier Martinez.

Reports circulated earlier this month that she was romancing the French actor after the pa...
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An Exclusive First Look At Ryan Reynolds As Green Lantern In This Week's EW

July 15th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
Green Lantern EW July 15
Ryan Reynolds is Hollywood's newest superhero, as he prepares to star in next summer's Green Lantern. This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is the third annual Comic-Con Preview issue, takes a look at whether Reynolds' power ring (and his six-pack abs) can save the universe.

As he was propelled at 60 feet a second on a wire to create the illusion he can fly, Reynolds opens up about the perils of flying at high speed. "The first time you do it, you're deeply considering an adult diaper," he admits. He's spent countless hours training for elaborately choreographed fight scenes ...
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Stan Lee Hit With Another Lawsuit

February 15th, 2010 11:41am EST
Stan Lee Hit With Another Lawsuit
Comic book legend Stan Lee is facing more legal woes - he's been hit with a second lawsuit in two weeks. Lee - the man behind Spider-Man, Hulk and the X-Men - is currently facing legal action from the shareholders of a company bearing his name, over film and book profits.

The shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc. (SLMI) filed suit at the end of last month claiming Lee signed all his interests in the Marvel brand and its characters over to them. And Lee now has more legal problems to contend with after attorneys from law firm Lavely & Singer filed suit against the star, alleging he's faile...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
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