Movie News: '70s-Style Wolverine in New 'X-Men' Pic; Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Toxic Avenger' (?!); More

Movie News: '70s-Style Wolverine in New 'X-Men' Pic; Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Toxic Avenger' (?!); More

May 14, 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past: The parade of '70s fashions continues in the latest photo tweeted by director Bryan Singer from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, currently in production. This time, we get to see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult as Beast in a moment from behind the scenes. We wish we could time travel to July 18, 2014, when the movie opens, so we can see it now. [Bryan Singer's Twitter via Collider]

The Toxic Avenger: This may sound like a joke, but Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be in serious talks to star in a reboot of The Toxic Avenger. The trashy 1984 original from the low-budget specialists at Troma follows a bullied man who ends up covered in toxic waste and thus gains superhuman strength. The movie inspired three sequels and an animated spin-off. The new version is described as an action-adventure intended for older teens and adults; Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) will direct. Arnold, by the way, would not play the title character, but instead another lead role. [Variety]

Medieval Times: Two production companies are teaming up to make a movie based on the live-action jousting show known as Medieval Times. In business for 30 years and currently housed in nine locations, Medieval Times offers patrons "jousting touraments and swordfighting competitions" while serving four-course feasts for dinner -- no utensils allowed -- in Middle Ages-themed replica castles. So, basically, it's Game of Thrones without the dragons. [Deadline]

The Congress Trailer: Debuting soon at Cannes, The Congress mixes live action with wild, surreal animation to startling effect. The first trailer features Robin Wright as an actress who sells the likeness of her younger self to a media company and then must deal with the consequences in the (animated) future. Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Paul Giamatti also star. [The Film Stage]

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