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Lucas Till Returns For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' Peter Dinklage's Role Revealed & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 4:44 PM
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Let's say you're making a comic book sequel, and let's you already have this cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore and James Marsden. Do you add even more actors or do you think, "Y'know, maybe I'm good right here." Well, Bryan Singer was recently faced with this dilemma and made a choice. Can you guess which way he went?

First Looks At Beast In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' & Dane DeHaan In Metallica Movie, Plus New Still From 'A Field In England'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 14, 2013 7:11 PM
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We knew that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” would be hopping between different time periods due to the nature of the story, but we didn’t know what those time periods would be. Well, we still don’t entirely (will the present-day stuff be pre or post “X-Men: The Last Stand”?), but we now know for certain that at least some of the film will be set in the ‘70s thanks to a new tweeted pic of a young Beast and age-unknown Wolverine together. It’s a pretty cool image and the ‘70s costumes look pretty great…although of course Logan’s still sporting that timeless jacket of his. This thing could still be an unwieldy mess, but we can’t help but be impressed by what Singer’s shown us so far.

'X-Men: First Class': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 6, 2011 5:47 AM
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By this point, it's more than likely that you've checked out "X-Men: First Class" (although its underwhelming box office suggests that there were fewer of you than we thought). And, if the film's strong exit scores are anything to go by, you, like most of The Playlist team, found it as entertaining a superhero movie as any in the last few years: fresh, exciting and well-directed, with a brace of star-making performances, it's certainly given a much-needed kick up the ass to a franchise that's had two awful entries in a row.

En-Ra-Ha: Eddie Marsan Joins Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2011 12:58 PM
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We're never one to begrudge anyone a payday, particularly when they're a character actor who's toiled away in theater and TV for years and who's finally managed to get a big break. Which is why we're pleased to see Eddie Marsan working so consistently these days. The actor's been working since the late 80s, but the last decade has seen him go from strength to strength -- kicking off with serious, auteur-driven pictures like "Gangs of New York" and "21 Grams," he's gone on to crop up in the likes of "Mission Impossible 3," "Miami Vice," "Hancock" and "Sherlock Holmes," while still turning out terrific performances in the indie world, particularly with Mike Leigh, in "Vera Drake" and "Happy-Go-Lucky."

Teresa Palmer In Talks To Join Nicholas Hoult In Jonathan Levine's Zombie Romance 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2011 1:01 AM
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It's taken a little while, but it seems like Australian actress Teresa Palmer is starting to hit a groove. The 25-year-old actress broke out in 2005 with "Wolf Creek," and quickly found herself coming to Hollywood's attention, turning up in Adam Sandler's "Bedtime Stories" and "The Grudge 2." But then came a couple of setbacks: George Miller cast her as the villain, Talia al-Ghul, in his "Justice League" movie, but the film collapsed, and while Palmer originally had the female lead in Doug Liman's "Jumper" she was recast when the decision was made to age-up the characters.

Nicholas Hoult To Lead Jonathan Levine's Adaptation Of Existential Zombie Romance 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 2, 2011 3:11 AM
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Nicholas Hoult is rapidly cementing himself as hot property in tinseltown -- a path he began taking years ago as that kid along side Hugh Grant in "About A Boy."

Ewan McGregor In Talks For Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2011 1:37 AM
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Adelaide Kane and Eleanor Tomlinson Latest Names Mentioned For Female LeadAfter a pair of scorching lead performances in two Danny Boyle films, "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting," it looked as though the world would be Ewan McGregor's oyster -- he was picked by George Lucas to play the key role of the young Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels, and it seemed as though a star had been born. But outside of those films, and the role he'll perhaps be best remembered for in future generations, as the lead in "Moulin Rouge" (which this writer believes wouldn't work anywhere near as well without the tonal dexterity displayed by the Scottish actor), he never stuck the landing: for the most part, his Hollywood leads in pictures like "The Island" and "Down With Love" were disappointments, and he made patchy choices away from the tentpole world too -- see, or rather don't, "Stay" and "Incendiary."

Nicholas Hoult Climbs Up The Beanstalk For 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 5:02 AM
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That was quick. Just after it was revealed yesterday that Nicholas Hoult was the frontrunner for the role of Jack in Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Killer," he's now looking over paperwork to land the gig.

Still Without A Lead 'Jack The Giant Killer' Adds Stanley Tucci As Villain; Bill Nighy & John Kassir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 8:34 AM
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Nicholas Hoult Said To Be The Frontrunner For The Role Of JackWhile Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Killer" still needs to lock down a lead actor, the filmmakers are confidently moving ahead and have slotted some major roles in the film.

Aaron Johnson, Juno Temple, Nicholas Hoult Testing For Bryan Singer's 'Jack The Giant Killer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 1, 2010 3:44 AM
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Lilly Collins, Aneurin Barnard & Adelaide Kane Also Vying For Parts In Singer's Modern Day Fairy TaleLooks like those reports that ran earlier this year saying Bryan Singer has been leveraging "Jack The Giant Killer" casting -- his upcoming new project for New Line -- as a way to also look out for "X-Men: First Class" actors -- the Matthew Vaughn-directed project he's producing and wrote the treatment for -- ran both ways.

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