Sunday, May 30, 2010
Coming soon to a theatre near you...
British actor James McAvoy ("Wanted,"" "Atonement") has been picked to play a young Charles Xavier in the coming soon, "X-Men: First Class" a prequel to X MEN and in between of WOLVERINE.
The story is said to "chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.
Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."
Patrick Stewart played the wheelchair-bound older version of the character in the four previous "X-Men" films. Matthew Vaughn directs 'First Class' which aims to kick off shooting this Summer in the UK for a release next June.
Awe inspiring actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at the age of 74 losing his long fight with prostate cancer, first mentioned about last year.
The actor was best known for his role in "Rebel Without a Cause" and went on to films as "Easy Rider," "Apocalypse Now," "Blue Velvet," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," "Cool Hand Luke," "Hang 'Em High," "True Grit," "Mad Dog Morgan," "Reborn," "The Osterman Weekend," "Hoosiers," "Super Mario Bros.," "True Romance," ," "Waterworld," "Basquiat," "EDtv," "Knockaround Guys," "Land of the Dead" and TV shows like "24," "Gunsmoke," "E-Ring," and "Crash". His biggest impact was playing the villain in SPEED with Keanu Reeves
Rest in peace legend.
The actor died Saturday morning.
By Jefferson King