click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four furry faceoffs, plus get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. Polls are open for 84 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, lest they die at dusk! [Related: Check out yesterday's polls from Day 6 ; to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY »What’s more exciting than beasts that go bump in the night? Not much. Which is why EW.com is diving headfirst into Day 7 of our Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns include characters from Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld, and Harry Potter. To reiterate, out of the 64 contenders chosen by a team of EW editors, only 32 will advance to Round 2. So
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Professor X. Then Magneto. Then Emma Frost. Then Beast, Banshee, and Havok. It seems like every time I turn around, a new mutant has been cast, and much like Deadpool at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, my head is spinning (Though, still attached). For now, I’m just trying to ignore all the casting rumors. I don’t know who is going to end up in the final movie. I don’t know if Fox is trying to mislead the media and keep their superhero lineup under wraps. All I know is that there are a few X-Men I’m dying to see on the big screen, and I haven’t heard anything about them yet!The casting decisions surrounding Fox’s forthcoming blockbuster X-Men: First Class have been coming at us faster than a speeding bullet. (Yes, that is a DC Comics reference. Deal with it.) First there was
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So far, every piece of news has left me dizzy with anticipation. I’m stoked to see James McAvoy play a young Professor X, I know Michael Fassbender will be great as young Magneto, and I like everything that the movie’s four credited screenwriters have worked on. Now, we’ve got some more advance news to add to the pile. According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision Blog, She’s Out Of Your League‘s Alice Eve is currently negotiating to star as the White Queen, the blonde British bombshell with a penchant for instigating telepathic melodrama. READ FULL STORY »
In the grand tradition of shirtless warriors — see: Brad Pitt (Troy) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) — today we add a new hunk to that list: Jason Momoa as Conan the Barbarian 2.0. The founding father of muscle, Governor Schwarzenegger, originated the role in the 1982 film, about a child sold into slavery who must avenge the massacre of his tribe.
This is the first still the studio has released for the film (due out next year), and judging by the long hair, biceps, and steel-cold face, I think Momoa fits the part quite nicely. For those of you less focused on his pecs, what do you think of this first image? Does it fit the bill for you?
Photo: Nu Boyana Studios
- Hipster hero Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer) is in final negotiations to star in action flick Premium Rush, and may star in the thriller Looper. My guess is that Gordon-Levitt will have a tough time getting away from the bad guys though, because it’s really difficult to run in skinny jeans. [THR]
- Nerdgasm alert: Stan Lee is teaming with the History channel for Stan Lee’s Superhumans, a show that follows the comic book icon as he discovers people whose genetics give them remarkable abilities. That sound you just heard was Sheldon exploding. [THR]
- Sam Rockwell will play a bar owner in search of aliens in Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Cowboys and Aliens. Well, that’s a step up from expendable crewman No. 6, right? [THR]
- Can you handle the truth? This one’s pretty easy to take in: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz will present at the MTV movie awards to promote their summer flick Knight and Day. [People]
- Motion Picture Corporation of America has acquired rights to a 2004 Vanity Fair article co-written by Hunter S. Thompson. The article focused on a miscarriage of justice, when Lisl Auman was charged with murder and handed a life sentence for a crime she clearly was not present to commit. Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, and Woody Harrelson helped overturn her sentence in 2005. Are they the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? [THR]
- Spike TV is in the midst of developing comedy projects with John Schneider, Danny Masterson, and Denis Leary, who is acting as producer on Rebel League, a show about a team of misfit hockey players. Since the foul-mouthed Leary’s behind it, it really should be called The Mighty F—ks, right?[THR]
- Speaking of: Alex Holdridge (In Search of a Midnight Kiss) is in talks with Fox Searchlight to direct a rom-com called The F-Word. Mmm…fudge… [L.A. Times]
OK, Big Bang theorists, I’ve been waiting pretty much the entire season to trot out this (quasi-)mathematical joke in one of my recaps of The Big Bang Theory, and finally the writers have provided an episode filled with all the right elements to make it worthy of said joke’s (questionable) distinction. [Rolls up sleeves] So here goes (seriously) nothin’: If there was ever a secret formula for a first-rate episode of The Big Bang Theory, it could easily look something like this:
(T-shirt + speaker) x (Comic book store + Stuart) x Stan Lee
Sheldon in a plaid suit
Okay, the math doesn’t really compute at all, and I am most certainly teetering precariously into Epic Start Of Recap Fail territory here, but I think y’all gather my point, right? Comic book legend Stan Lee’s visit with the boys and girl of Big Bang was one tightly constructed, laugh-packed, firing-on-all-cylinders episode, easily one of my favorites of the season. There were actually so many things to love about it, that I couldn’t fit them all in the preceding totally ingenious example of mathemati… oh hang it all, let’s just get to all my favorite parts, shall we? READ FULL STORY »
And now for some news that will make you drop your coffee mug to the floor in slow motion: Bryan Singer is returning to X-Men! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox has confirmed that the The Usual Suspects director will be back to take on the next installment in the blockbuster series.
This is a smart move. The first two X-Men movies, helmed by Singer, adhered to the golden rule of superhero franchises, namely that the second film will be better than the first. Cleverly, Singer hoped to avoid the other golden rule, that the third film will suck eggs, by hop-skipping from Marvel to DC and making Superman Returns. (But he forgot something key: Returns is meant to follow Richard Donner’s Superman II , a superior super-sequel, making it technically the third film in that series. Nobody but nobody escapes the curse.) READ FULL STORY »
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