Marvel Unveils Launch Slate For Comic Book ‘Legacy’ Relaunch

Almost 50 series confirmed to continue as the publisher pushes its new initiative across its superhero line this October.
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Marvel Entertainment has announced its launch line-up for Marvel Legacy, its upcoming linewide comic book relaunch, and the future of the Marvel Universe looks… surprisingly familiar.

The majority of the Legacy line is the same as Marvel’s current comic book line-up, with a few additions — revivals of Marvel Two-in-One and Spirits of Vengeance, both series pairing fan-favorite characters (Fantastic Four‘s the Thing, and Ghost Rider, respectively) with other heroes, and a solo title for The Falcon, AKA Sam Wilson, who currently headlines the Captain America: Sam Wilson series — and a handful of interesting omissions: Guardians of the Galaxy is losing its spin-off titles, fan-favorite title The Unstoppable Wasp apparently disappearing, and most interestingly and surprisingly, a complete lack of Captain America altogether.

Marvel Legacy will begin with a 50-page special issue in September by Jason…

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in Next X-Men Movie

Jessica Chastain Dark Phoenix

Jessica Chastain is in talks to star as the villain in Fox’s X-Men movie “Dark Phoenix” with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and Nicholas Hoult all returning to the franchise.

Fox also announced Wednesday that Simon Kinberg is making his directorial debut on the tentpole from his own adaptation. He’s best known for writing and producing films in the franchise, including “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

“Dark Phoenix” will shoot in Montreal. Kinberg is also producing along with Hutch Parker and Lauren Shuler Donner.

Jessica Chastain

Fox releases first The Gifted trailer

Fox has released the first full-length trailer for it’s not X-Men — but totally X-Men — drama The Gifted.

The Gifted follows a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family…

Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams Set to Star in ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘New Mutants’ (Exclusive)

Josh Boone is directing the Fox movie from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee.
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Fox’s long-awaited X-Men spinoff New Mutants is finally casting up.

Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of The Witch and Split, and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams have signed on to star in the ensemble young adult superhero movie being directed by Josh Boone.

The movie is headed towards an early July start with a script by Boone and his writing partner, Knate Lee. Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt are producing.

New Mutants, created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, was the first X-Men comic spinoff, launched in the early 1980s as the franchise began two decades of dominating the comic book industry.

The pic will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse…

Are The ‘X-Men’ Films Attempting To Bring The Dark Phoenix To The Big Screen Too Soon?


Fox announced the release dates for their next slate of mutant-centric films on Saturday, including the highly anticipated release of Deadpool 2. While we know a bit about that film and who will finally be playing Cable, the other two films announced are little bit more of a mystery.

New Mutants will be the first hit on Fox’s calendar, landing in theaters on April 13, 2018, but not much is known apart from the return of James McAvoy as Professor X. That also means that any of those kids we saw in Logan won’t be a part of any New Mutants team, even if some thought it was a possible connection. Whatever they do with this one won’t be some sort of world-shaking plot and it will need to introduce the members in a way that might resemble First Class.

It’s the latter film of the trio, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, that might be the most trouble of them all. While New Mutants can be an origin story and Deadpool 2 is a surefire hit, Dark Phoenix seems to be hinting that Fox is once again going to boil the entire classic storyline down into one film on November 2, 2018.

The inclusion of Dark Phoenix hasn’t been a secret since Apocalypse was released and teased Jean Grey’s hidden power but rumored director and Fox’s mutant producer wanted to make sure the series didn’t make the same mistakes it did in the past:

I think of maybe a few mistakes we made in that movie — and every movie has mistakes — but the main mistake we made in that movie was taking the Dark Phoenix…