Friday, 4 April 2008

Wolverine and Kitty Pryde Launch New "First Class" Series

From: comicbookbin

The next generation of X-Men have arrived at Xavier's school, but will new student Kitty Pryde survive the tutelage of the mysterious Wolverine? Exploring the early days of the X-Men with the solo adventures of Wolverine & Kitty Pryde, Wolverine: First Class #1 kicks off a new ongoing series revealing secrets from the X-Men's past! From rising star writer Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and fan-favorite artist Andrea Di Vito (Marvel Comics Presents), learn about Kitty Pryde's first mission with Wolverine as the two enter a situation too deadly for any one mutant to handle! But can these two find a way to work together?

"The Wolverine and Kitty team up is one of the all-time great sidekick dynamics in recent comics history," says editor Mark Paniccia. "WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS introduces that magic to a new generation of readers. Long-time fans will get sensational untold stories set in the one of the greatest eras of the X-Men."

Exploring in-continuity tales from the X-Men's past, Wolverine: First Class is a must read for all X-Men fans!

Read a review of issue #1 here.

'X-Men' actress among new pilot castings

From: Digital Spy.
By Dave West.

X-Men: The Last Stand actress Olivia Williams has joined Dollhouse in the latest batch of castings to shows in development in the US.

Williams will play Adelle, boss of the Dollhouse, which is home to a set of young men and woman whose personalities can be programmed for them to carry out missions. Fox has ordered a pilot of the show, from Buffy creator Joss Whedon.

Elsewhere, Billy Campbell (The 4400) will star in two-hour Sci Fi Channel pilot Revolution. The project is set on a human colony on another planet in the 22nd century and Campbell will play soldier-turned-farmed Tom Hart.

Molly Ringwald has agreed to star in an untitled series from Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven) for ABC Family which revolves around a teen unexpectedly realising she is pregnant.

Will Kemp has signed to a remake of former Channel 4 series Ny-Lon, while Matthew Lillard has taken a lead role in detective drama Exit 19, both pilots for CBS. Yara Martinez has joined Fox's version of Spaced; and Eion Bailey and Jay Hernandez have been hired to CBS's Can Openers.

Hollywood history auctioned in LA

From: CCTV


Some Hollywood history from "King Kong" to "X-Men" goes on sale this week in Los Angeles. The auction by the memorabilia company, Profiles in History also includes heads of dinosaurs used on-screen in the "Jurassic Park" trilogy.
Also up for auction is Mike Myers's costume from "Austin Powers in Goldmember." It's expected to sell for between 6-thousand dollars and 8-thousand. There are costumes from "Star Trek" and "Batman" costumes. Halle Berry's costume from "X-Men" is expected to fetch at least $30,000.


Liev Schreiber is a Surfer Dude


Liev Schreiber catches some waves in the choppy waters at Bronte Beach in Sydney, Australia on Friday morning.

His longtime partner Naomi Watts watched from a nearby waterfront backyard.

Liev, 40, still has his monstrous facial hair as he’s still shooting X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Victor Creed/Sabretooth.

15+ pictures inside of surfer dude Liev Schreiber and a mystery male…[HERE]

New people, part 2

I've had another volunter to help out with the news feed.

Welcome Ingrid!

Thursday, 3 April 2008

New people

I will be dissapearing again in a few days, but this time I've been able to find someone to keep you all updated on what's happening with news about Wolverine, X-Men and the Magneto movie. So watch this space!

Welcome Liza!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Wolverine in French Magazine

The French Magazine Climax has Wolverine on the cover of their April 2008 issue. The picture is a promo from The Last Stand, but it's all about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

You can preview the Wolverine parts in the publication here, here and here, it's all in French though.

The Ruins Trailer

The trailer for Shawn Ashmore's new movie, The Ruins.

Based on the terrifying best-seller by Scott Smith, "The Ruins" follows a group of friends who become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle -- where they discover something deadly living among the ruins. "The Ruins" stars Jonathan Tucker ("The Black Donnellys"), Jena Malone ("Pride and Prejudice"), Shawn Ashmore ("X-Men: The Last Stand"), Laura Ramsey ("She's the Man") and Joe Anderson ("Across the Universe"). The film is directed by Carter Smith from a screenplay by Scott B. Smith.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Exclusive: Shawn Ashmore on Iceman's Return


Last week, Superhero Hype!'s sister horror site had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore about DreamWorks' new horror flick The Ruins, based on the novel by Scott Smith. Inevitably, the interview turned to Ashmore's most famous character, Bobby Drake aka Iceman, who the actor has played in all three of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" movies, having the most to do in the most recent movie X-Men: The Last Stand, which saw Iceman in full ice mode for the first time.

Of course, we were really curious to know if he thought we'd ever see Bobby Drake's return after such a cool moment in the last movie.

Shock: You mentioned Bobby Drake earlier, so do you think we'll ever see you play him again, especially with the way he was developed so much in the last "X-Men" movie?
Ashmore: Yeah, it was great. I was waiting to do some of that stuff since the first movie. It was five years, six years in the making to really shoot ice and be in a battle and all that stuff, but honestly, I don't know. I would love to do another film, but I think they're doing these spin-offs and origin stories, so I can't see in the near future there being an "X-Men 4" but I have no idea to tell you the truth, it's really hard to say. I'm holding my breath, waiting for it to happen, but I'm not sure if it will or not.

Shock: Hopefully, they won't wait too long if they do get back into it, because as I said, they really turned Iceman into someone we'd want to see more of and some of the other new characters.
Ashmore: Yeah, and again, it's a blast. I love the fact that there is such a huge audience for "The X-Men", characters I love and characters I've lived with so long that it's really exciting when people are like, "Aw, man, I want to see another one." That's great, and that gives me a boost to hear that stuff, so that's really cool."

You can read the rest of that interview at here! The Ruins opens on Friday, April 4.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

X-Men producer praises subsidy for blockbusters


Government grants are essential for hooking big budget movies into coming back, the producer of the latest Hollywood blockbuster to film in New Zealand says.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine producer Ralph Winter, who cut his teeth on the Star Trek films and has produced the other three X-Men movies, told The Press from Sydney that the New Zealand Government's grant of 15 per cent made a huge difference.

"Particularly when the US dollar is taking a beating around the world and you're spending $15 million to $20m in New Zealand.

"We keep track of those things very, very carefully in our accounting department because those are big dollars."

Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson said the Large Budget Screen Production Grant ensured New Zealand remained internationally competitive in the film sector.

"Since 2003 the Government has paid out just over $100m, which means that an additional $800m has been brought into the New Zealand economy."

Film New Zealand chief executive Judith McCann said the grants, introduced at 12.5 per cent in 2003 and lifted to 15 per cent last July, were crucial and had been hugely effective.

"Essentially it's to attract production here which generates more than 15 per cent of expenditures - it means you're attracting 85 per cent you wouldn't have had anyway."

McCann said the X-Men blockbuster was the first to be based out of Fox Studios in Sydney and filmed on both sides of the Tasman.

Location shooting in New Zealand for Wolverine finished at Easter. Filming will continue in Sydney until June, when post-production will move to Los Angeles.

Winter said he would love to work in New Zealand again.

Before filming, he talked to Wellington-based visual effects companies Weta Digital and Weta Workshop, co-owned by Peter Jackson, about working on Wolverine after using them on Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer.

However, the companies were busy making Avatar and The Lovely Bones.

The producer said he could tell why the Narnia movies and Lord of the Rings were shot in Kiwi landscapes.

"The stuff in New Zealand is just extraordinary - it is unlike any other place on the Earth," he said.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be released in May 2009.