Movie News: 'X-Men' Pic Cries Havok; Will Smith's Next Leading Lady; Powerful First Trailer for '12 Years a Slave'

Movie News: 'X-Men' Pic Cries Havok; Will Smith's Next Leading Lady; Powerful First Trailer for '12 Years a Slave'

Jul 16, 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Lucas Till will be reprising the role of Alex Summers, aka the mutant known as Havok, in X-Men: Days of Future Past according to director Bryan Singer. The filmmaker shared a photo of Till on set in military uniform, with a captioned quotation from President John F. Kennedy: "Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind." The movie is heading to theaters on May 23, 2014. [Bryan Singer]

Focus: Will Smith may have a new leading lady. Margot Robbie, who costars opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street, is in talks to star as an inexperienced con artist in Focus; Smith will play an experienced con man who takes her on as a protege before sparks fly. Casting the female lead has been especially challenging, with Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and Olivia Munn among those considered recently. [Variety]

Edge of Tomorrow: We barely had time to admire the gritty look of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt as sci-fi soldiers before the movie's title changed from All You Need Is Kill -- the English title of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese-language novel that is the basis for the script -- to Edge of Tomorrow. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the first footage from the movie will be shown at Comic-Con later this week, and also released a Comic-Con poster with the new title. [The Hollywood Reporter / Warner Bros.]

The Edge of Tomorrow

12 Years a Slave Trailer: Brad Pitt is the biggest name in the trailer for 12 Years a Slave, due in theaters on October 18, but the lead role belongs to Chiwetel Ejiofor as a husband, father and free man who is sold into slavery in the 19th century. Based on a true story, the cast includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti and Alfre Woodard; the first trailer is stark and powerful. [Fox Searchlight]

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