FX’s Legion Drops Bryan Singer As Executive Producer

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As of this posting earlier it was learned that Bryan Singer will be removed as Executive Producer of the newly renewed Fox show “The Gifted”, it is now being reported that he will now be removed from FX’s Legion as well.

The news comes before work starts on season two but the twist here is that Singer is the one who asked to be removed. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Legion creator/executive producer Noah Hawley said after a TCA panel for the series earlier today. It is said that Singer himself reached out to FX once a new wave of sexual misconduct and assault claims began to surface and he did not want to be a distraction to the production and success of the shows.

“Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times,” Hawley explains. “He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.”  This may finally be the end of having Singer attached to the X-men franchise with these announcements and now Simon Kinsberg taking the reigns of X-men films.

X-Men:Dark Phoenix is already being set up to fail


Yeah, you read that title correctly. The film that some had hope for has now officially had that light,hope and aspirations sucked away from it.
Now we already know that as a whole, X-Men: Apocalypse failed on many levels. It failed to connect with critics and moviegoers alike and the movie many suspected would earn upwards of $1 billion at the worldwide box office proved to be a disappointment. As a result, Bryan Singer won’t be returning to helm the next instalment and writer Simon Kinberg will instead be making his directorial debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, a new take on the story he previously dropped the ball on after penning Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Which you would think that he would learn from his mistakes….well think again.

If you thought this would be a faithful adaptation of the story taking the heroes into outer space, it sounds like we can forget that being the case. While it doesn’t sound like that’s off the table, Kinberg’s comments don’t bode well for those hoping to see the X-Men head to the Shi’ar Empire.
“[We must] find a way to ground it so it’s not too intergalactic,” he revealed before adding that the X-Men movies will remain “human” and “emotional” on his watch. That’s good and bad in retrospect but probably isn’t what a lot of fans were hoping to hear. After all, the problem with Kinberg’s first take on the Dark Phoneix storyline was that it didn’t take advantage of most of what made the comic great.

When the announcement that Jessica Chastain had officially been casted in the film, it was almost certain she would portraying Lilandra head of the Sh’iar Empire. Now we can only cross our fingers and hope.


Fox’s mutant show “The Gifted” gets Greenwich & teaser trailer

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It’s shaping up to be a very SUPER-POWERED next couple of years in both tv and film.

Fox has given the Greenlight to its newest tv mutant series “The Gifted”

Via Variety

“The Gifted” is an action-adventure series, hailing from Marvel Television, writer Matt Nix and director Bryan Singer.

The series focuses on a suburban couple 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 joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Stephen Moyer plays Reed Strucker; Amy Acker plays his wife, Caitlin Strucker; Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White play their children, Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker; Sean Teale plays Eclipse a.k.a. Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink a.k.a. Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris a.k.a. Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird a.k.a. John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.

Nix wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Singer, who is known for directing many of the “X-Men” films, in addition to “Superman Returns.” Nix, who created “Burn Notice,” recently worked with Fox as co-creator of “A.P.B.,” which insiders say will not return for a second season. 20th Century Fox Television is producing, along with Marvel Television.

One of the hottest pilots of the broadcast development season, “Gifted” has been seen as a shoo-in for a series order. The long-gestating project was first put into development off-cycle in July 2016 with a hefty put pilot commitment, as Variety first reported. The pilot was officially ordered this January when Singer boarded the project as director.

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The full trailer for “Gifted” will be released this Monday, but watch a sneak peek teaser.


Blair Redford will be Thunderbird in new X-Men series

We are starting to get more and more information about this previously untitled X-men pilot  which we now know is going to be called Gifted …. yup GIFTED.  The name was revealed by showrunner/producer Lauren Shuler Donner that Matt Nix will executive produce and be directed by Bryan Singer.It has also made another official casting announcement and that it will mean a classic X-men character coming to tv.

Last month, it was announced that Blair Redford, best known for Switched At Birth, was cast as  “Sam, the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”  However, it appears that was just a bit of misdirection as a social media post from Gifted co-star Natalie Alyn Lind shows that Blair is playing Thunderbird, better known as John Proudstar.

Now lets let it be known that there have been two other X-Men characters to use the code name, including John’s brother, James Proudstar – who also went by Warpath for a time. The other user of the code name is Neal Shaara, an Indian with pyrokinetic abilities so it’s highly unlikely this is the version of Thunderbird that Redford is playing.

So now with this reveal, Thunderbird  will joins Polaris, Blink, and Sentinels as classic X-Men elements and characters that will appear on the show.