Posts tagged Michael Fassbender
Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to play a unspecified. yet major role in director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic. Just last week the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal Pictures picked it up Monday. Michael Fassbender is currently being eyed by to play Jobs in the film, while Seth Rogen is said to be in talks to play Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jessica Chastain is also circling a role.
Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs was a complicated visionary who became a polarizing figure. Under Jobs’ watch, Apple revolutionized several business, including personal computers, music, computer-generated animation and mobile phones. In the process, he became known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. At the same time, he was unapologetic about his difficult personality, was at one point ousted at Apple and was criticized for the incredibly harsh treatment of workers in China who assembled Apple products.
Variety bring word that Oscar Isaac has been cast as the titular villain in 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Isaac will next be seen in ‘A Most Violent Year’ (which has been billed as the plucky outsider in the pending Oscar race), Alex Garland’s ‘Ex_Machina,’ and he’s playing a leading role in 2015’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ While the plot of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is being kept under wraps, the film is said to focus heavily on the dynamic between Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique character and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ takes the superhero franchise in a new direction, and producer Simon Kinberg has already revealed that the film will bring in younger actors to play Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. Last week we heard that Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are reportedly among the actors being eyed to play a young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are under consideration for the role of young Cyclops. Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, while Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films.
Out and about on the promotional rounds for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Jennifer Lawrence opened up briefly to IGN about the next “X-Men” flick, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ On where we’ll find Mystique in the upcoming installment, the Oscar winner says, “She’s very complex. She’s a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to the opposite race. I don’t really know where she’s gonna go. I’ve had a few conversations about where we’ll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere.” While the plot of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is being kept under wraps, the film is said to focus heavily on the dynamic between Lawrence’s Mystique character and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Casting A Young Jean Grey & Cyclops; Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, Timothee Chalamet Being Eyed
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are currently hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ “Apocalypse” takes the superhero franchise in a new direction, and producer Simon Kinberg has already revealed that the film will bring in younger actors to play Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey.
Today we hear that Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are said to be among the actors being eyed to play a young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are under consideration for the role of young Cyclops. Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, while Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films. The Wrap’s report adds that that Moretz and Fanning have reportedly met with Singer about the part of Jean Grey, though other actresses remain in the mix.
Just yesterday it was reported that Christian Bale has decided to pass on the lead role of Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s upcoming, untitled biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. Today, Deadline bring word that Michael Fassbender is the actor who’s currently being eyed by Sony Pictures and Boyle to play Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film. The outlet add, “I don’t want to get carried away here, after all the heated press speculation about past courtship of other actors Christian Bale (twice) and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the filmmakers like this and it does look like space can be made in Fassbender’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ schedule to accommodate Sony’s hopes to get this into production in the winter….”
Last month, Channing Tatum shed some light on his upcoming role as the beloved X-Men character Gambit. “We’re finding a writer and sort of beating it out,” Tatum revealed. “I don’t want to give too much away, because we don’t know that much right now other than who Gambit is,” he continued. “We really do want to try our hardest to give something fresh. We’re obviously going to go to the saving the world superhero movies eventually, but maybe not for the first one. We want to introduce this character in a very different way. When you try to do something different, you never know right off the bat what that is. We’re feeling our way and really have to just prove that concept of that person.”
Now we hear that 20th Century Fox has pegged ‘RoboCop’ co-writer Josh Zetumer to pen the script for the standalone ‘Gambit’ movie. Channing Tatum will also produce with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, The Donners Company’s Lauren Shuler Donner, and Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg. Zetumer’s script will be based on a treatment by legendary Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, who with Jim Lee created the character for Marvel in 1990. It is expected that a Gambit solo movie will follow the character’s debut in 2016’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’