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'X-Men' Producers Considering Character Spinoffs Again, Including One For Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 10:18 AM
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Such is the time we live in when franchises are no longer just about sequels or prequels. Spinoffs are the newest goldmine that studios are looking at, hoping to extend branding outward in a never ending reach of blockbuster moviemaking. "Cars" has begotten "Planes," Disney is already planning "Star Wars" standalone movies between the saga sequels, Sony is developing movies around the Spider-Man villains and now Fox are toying with the idea of individual X-Men movies. Because of course they are. But they've been here before.

Fox Sets ‘Daredevil’ Reboot Writer To Pen The Next ‘Wolverine’ Film

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 23, 2014 11:06 AM
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More and more, film studios are pulling a Babe Ruth: pointing at the upper deck and signaling where their would-be home run is going to fly once the bat connects (always assume the bat will connect of course). While it’s bold flag-staking, this approach is in many ways anti-development and horse before the cart. And of course, it’s all business driven. Instead of the old days: “lets develop a sequel and when it’s ready, plan a release around it,” the new game plan is: “ok, we’ve given ourselves two years, the clock is ticking go.”

Fox Sets Dates Thru 2018 For Mystery Marvel Project, Next 'Wolverine,' 'Fantastic Four 2,' New Ridley Scott & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 21, 2014 8:00 AM
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You better grab a drink and take a seat — Fox just set a batch of dates for the 2017/18 calendar, and they've got a very tentpole heavy future laid out. And while this is the part where we lament the state of the industry, frankly, it is what it is so let's just break down what they've got coming.

Marc Webb Won't Direct 'Spider-Man 4,' James Mangold To Shoot ‘Wolverine 2’ After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 17, 2014 9:24 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb
Were it not for the encouragement of Sony chief Amy Pascal, Marc Webb revealed at SXSW last week, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its upcoming two sequels would’ve passed right by the “(500) Days of Summer” director’s path as “the stupidest thing” he’d ever heard. As vibrant a studio playground as the Marvel franchise has been for Webb the last few years, we’ve been eager to see what he can do outside it, and now it appears he’s been having similar thoughts.

Andrew Garfield Says 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Doesn't Have "Anything To Do With Me"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 12:16 PM
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If you've ever wondered what a contract renegotiation sounds like, well these latest comments from Andrew Garfield should be a guide. Even though Sony has already spun a web of plans all the way through to "The Amazing Spider-Man 4," which has a release date set for May 4, 2018, to hear it from Andrew Garfield, he's not going to go the distance as Peter Parker.

Hugh Jackman Eyes Musical 'Drowsy Chaperone,' Reveals He'll Square Off Against Dev Patel In 'Chappie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 3:54 PM
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If you needed any confirmation of Hugh Jackman's range of interests, all you have to do is look at the last three films that have all arrived in less than a year: the musical "Les Miserables," the comic tentpole "The Wolverine" and this fall's hit thriller "Prisoners." So of course, it's only natural the new talk around the actor revolves around another musical, and mysterious sci-fi comedy.

James Mangold & Hugh Jackman To Return For 'The Wolverine' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 9:43 AM
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“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” Hugh Jackman said about returning for another "The Wolverine" movie in the run-up to this summer's film. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.” And while those compelling reasons are yet to be declared, it's probably a safe bet that the movie's $413 million worldwide haul—making it the second best performing X-Men movie ever—has something to do with it.

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