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Seven-six films are set to screen over five days at the London event.
The film unit of Internet giant Baidu will use its platform resources to market, distribute and promote Paramount films online.
Deadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead meet Empire readers. Empire readers meet Negasonic Teenage Warhead. You’re going to get along famously. To add to Ryan Reynolds’ tweet a few months back introducing Deadpool’s new compadre, we have a new shot of the two of them together and up to minimum good.
Named after a track by ‘90s gonzo rock contenders Monster Magnet and created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely in the comic-book run, Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s real name is Ellie Phimister. Her mutant powers may extend to telepathy, a skill she learnt under Emma Frost’s tutelage. If you think her codename is a little, well, out there, Kitty Pryde would probably agree. "Wow, we really have run out of names,” she jokes in one of the comics. Not, on this evidence, that you’d want to say that to her face.
Newcomer Brianna Hildebrand plays Wade Wilson’s partner in crime, while Ryan Reynolds, of course, takes the blackly comic former special forces warrior-turned-mercenary. The movie will see him undergoing a rogue experiment as part of the Weapon X plan that leaves him brutally scarred but also boasting Wolverine-like healing powers. Armed with his new abilities and his pitch-dark sense of humour, he hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life, while taking on other bad guys as he does so.
And according to producer Simon Kinberg’s pre-Comic Con comments, there’ll be no pussyfooting about in this adaptation. “Deadpool is a hard R,” he says. “It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”
Miller is calling the shots for this one, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is scheduled for cinemas on February 4 next year.
'Amy' is released in the U.S. and U.K. this weekend, but Mitch Winehouse hasn't joined those heaping praise upon the film about his troubled daughter.
Pending its first public airing at Comic-Con next week, Bryan Singer has taken to the social medias with a brief, busy teaser for the new Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. See how many new bits you can spot.
"This is not just an extended edition of X-Men: Days Of Future Past," says the director, "but an all-new version of the film." Writer/producer Simon Kinberg said previously that “We want to give fans the fullest picture of the film – behind the camera, and in front of it. Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.”
[Here be possible spoilers]. Empire has seen it, and we can confirm that it's 18 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and despite the Anna Paquin-centric title, surprisingly Rogue-light. "She gets resuced from the X-Mansion," says our man Nick De Semlyen, "but only has a few short lines of dialogue. It's actually Magneto and Mystique who get more to do. Ian McKellen is central to a big, VFX-heavy sequence involving stabby Sentinels, while Mystique pops into the X-Mansion and has a roll-around with Beast. It gets very blue."
The new extra features the teaser teases for the Blu-ray include an hour-long documentary and a 30-minute group interview with most of the stars (but not Paquin).
As we said, X-Men: Days Of Future Past - The Rogue Cut gets its public premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego next week. The trailer gives July 14 as the release date for the Blu-ray and DVD, but in the UK we actually get it a day earlier on July 13. Take that, America!
The fantasy epic features Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe alongside a host of major Chinese talent.