Sunday, 19 February 2012

James McAvoy: movies updates

Movie updates:

  • Filth resumed shooting on 13 Feb and there have been several set photos and observations shared online.
The James McAvoy Message Board share photos and comments from the set here and here
More on set pics from Deadline News and Scotsman  

  • Welcome to the Punch is rumoured (via Twitter) to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival, according to someone on the James McAvoy Message Board 

  • More about the X-Men:First Class sequel 
MTV News recently caught up with the sequel's screenwriter Simon Kinberg at the premi√®re of his latest film, "This Means War," where we discussed his plans for Magneto, Xavier and the rest. 
"I don’t know what the title is going to be but certainly I’m working on the sequel to 'X-Men: First Class' right now," Kinberg said. "I’m going to be writing and producing it, I’m starting now, with Matthew Vaughn directing." 
When asked about what he enjoys most about incorporating so many characters into the story, Kinberg first emphasized his fanboy-ness, along with excitement to further explore the many layers of Magneto and Charles Xavier. 
"I’m a huge X-Men fan. I grew up loving the comic books and it was really exciting to be able to do the origin story of Xavier and Magneto, and getting those two actors, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender, were really amazing," he said. "So being able to explore those characters with actors of that quality will be exciting a second time around, and doing some things unexpected with those characters, which is the plan." 
Kinberg went on to say that while they're still in the early stages of story-planning, the second film will likely involve a lot more Magneto. 
"That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue," Kinberg said of exploring the supervillain's tortured beginnings. "Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathize with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy." 
So with the sequel will Magneto still be bridging the gap between good and bad or will he be a full-on villain? 
"We’re still figuring that out. I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything. He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says 'Call me Magneto' at the end of the first movie." 
Watch the interview at MTV

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