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Bryan Singer Teases 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Movie Treatment

 

Bryan Singer posted his very first Instagram photo to Twitter yesterday; suffice it to say that the picture was rather apocalyptic.

It would seem as if development of X-Men: Apocalypse, the sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, is well under way. The photo confirms 20th Century Fox President of Production Emma Watts’s recent assertion that Singer is definitely slated to be a very large part of the project. Singer’s involvement in Fox’s future installments of the X-Men franchise came under question after he dropped out of all press engagements for Days of Future Past in the wake of sexual abuse allegations earlier this year.


'Star Wars' Actor Sir Alec Guinness Begged Ian McKellen Not To Speak About Anything ‘As Dirty As Homosexuality’

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Speaking at a June 25 gala dinner for LGBTI Pride hosted by London’s Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Ian McKellen said that Star Wars actor Sir Alec Guinness begged him not to campaign for gay rights.

In a recent interview alongside Patrick Stewart with British TV's Channel 4, McKellen compared the mutants in the X-Men movies to gays, black people and Jews treated harshly by “a society that doesn’t completely understand them.”

Guinness, who is probably best known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, is reported to have had male partners and to have been arrested in 1946 for a public sex act, despite being married.

Speaking at the historic event, held for the first time in the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House, McKellen alluded to his fellow actor’s bisexuality:

“Alec Guinness took me out to lunch and said: ‘You really should not, as a leading actor, have anything to do with anything political, especially anything as dirty as homosexuality. I beg you not to do it.’ That was self-hatred.”

McKellen also said that his wish for the future is for a professional British soccer player to come out as gay, adding: “My preference is that he is cute.”

Woolf, who is only the second female Lord Mayor of London since 1189, has dedicated her year in office to promoting diversity. Speaking about the historic significance of an LGBTI dinner being held in Mansion House, she said:

“This is a clear statement of intent by the mayoralty and the City of London Corporation. Our responsibility is to capture the benefits of diversity for the city and for business. The business case is clear and the moral case is obvious. To be yourself and not someone you are not is a human right.”

Eurovisioner winner Conchita Wurst will headline the main Pride event in London's Trafalgar Square tomorrow.

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Bryan Singer Issues Statement Denouncing Sex Abuse Allegations as 'Twisted Shake Down'

X-Men director Bryan Singer issued a statement today regarding allegations by Michael Egan that singer had drugged and raped him when he was 17 as part of a 'sex ring' preying on underage teens.

SingerSaid Singer in the statement, in which he said he was dropping out of the press tour for X-Men:

“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.”


Wolverine Unites the X-Men in Final 'Days of Future Past' Trailer: VIDEO

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Hugh Jackman's Wolverine assembles the ultimate X-Men team in the new and final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past which, like the one before it, does not disappoint. The group teams up with their younger selves across two time periods to fight mutant-killing robots threatening to exterminate their kind.

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Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, and Halle Berry.

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Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman Do Their Best Impressions of Ian McKellen: VIDEO

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During an interview for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past (check out the stunning trailer HERE), Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman performed some excellent impressions of fellow X-Men star Ian McKellen.

Fassbender and McKellen both play Magneto in the film, and Fassbender's impression is pure genius. Jackman's is a bit less so, but still impressive. And James McAvoy demonstrated that he can pull off a laugh-inducing impression of Patrick Stewart.

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The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer is Here and it's Stunning: VIDEO

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This May will see the release of the latest film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which the group teams up with their younger selves across two time periods to fight mutant-killing robots threatening to exterminate their kind.

It has been four months since the first teaser and this trailer offers plenty of new footage.

Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, and Halle Berry.

Feast your eyes, AFTER THE JUMP...

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