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Halle Berry back as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past

We knew it was coming, but it’s nice to have confirmation all the same. Halle Berry will reprise the role of Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer revealed her casting via Twitter, just as he has with every  other actor affiliated with the film. She joins former castmates Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian […]

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Little wonder – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. Directed by Peter Jackson. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Peter Jackson didn’t particularly want to direct The Hobbit, and I didn’t particularly want to be bored to tears, but there we both were, fulfilling what could only be described as some […]

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will return for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer is back for more X-Men, and he’s bringing Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen with him. Though the former Professor X and Magneto were replaced by the younger James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in last year’s prequel First Class, the time-skipping follow-up Days of Future Past will allow both versions of the characters to exist alongside one another […]

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Billy Connolly cast in The Hobbit

Actor and comedian Billy Connolly has joined the cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Connolly, best known for his stand up comedy and films such as Mrs Brown and The Man Who Sued God, will play a dwarf warrior named Dain Ironfoot. Jackson’s two-part adaptation of the bestselling J.R.R Tolkien […]

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First look at Martin Freeman in The Hobbit

Entertainment Weekly have posted the first official images from the set of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman as our hero, Bilbo Baggins. See! There he is! You can check out a couple more pics, including Ian McKellen as Gandalf, over at EW. The Hobbit will be split into two films with the first, The Hobbit: […]

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The Hobbit officially (finally!) begins production

Our long international nightmare is over! After years of false starts, casting dramas, replaced directors, a studio bankruptcy, strikes, boycotts and even a perforated ulcer, production has officially begun on The Hobbit. Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and MGM broke the good news in a joint press release (which is rather long, but you can […]

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The Hobbit to shoot in January?

We should know better than to trust any Hobbit news from Ian McKellen. The last we heard from him, the two films were to begin shooting in July of this year. Yeah, how did that work out Ian? Of course, since that optimistic declaration, the Smaug well and truly hit the fan. Director Guillermo del […]

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The Hobbit – Guillermo Del Toro out; Peter Jackson in?

Guillermo Del Toro has pulled out of directing The Hobbit for Peter Jackson, citing the financial woes of studio MGM and the project’s ongoing delay as the reasons for his decision. Del Toro has spent the past two years writing the script for the Lord of the Rings prequel (set to be turned into two […]

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The Hobbit begins shooting in July

There have been an almost unfathomable number of rumours circling the production of Guillermo del Toro‘s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Thankfully, Gandalf himself has stepped in and cleared up any confusion. The following is taken from Ian McKellen‘s official website. THE HOBBIT’s, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in July. Filming will […]

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