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David Hayter boasts a screenwriting origin story worthy of a superhero.
In the late ’90s, he was making ends meet as a struggling actor by answering phones for friend Bryan Singer, who was deep in pre-production on Fox’s X-Men movie. But Hayter was not just any other artist struggling to make it in Hollywood — he also happened to be a die-hard X-Men fan, and as pre-production ramped up, Singer leaned on him more and more for his comic book expertise and story ideas. A few short months later, he found himself on the film’s Toronto set as its sole screenwriter.
The film would go on to become a hit. It’s credited with launching the modern age of superhero movies as well as making Hugh Jackman a star. With Jackman’s 17-year tenure as the character coming to an end with Logan, Hayter spoke with Heat Vision about the actor’s unlikely casting (which involved Tom Cruise and a secret mission to Australia), his lost pitch for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and all those stars (Michael Jackson! Shaq!) who wanted to join the X-Men universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn spent most of his Saturday working on his upcoming film, due in theaters May 5. There are still visual effects shots and 3D to work on before the film will be ready for its date with critics and fans, but Gunn took a break yesterday afternoon […]
Superhero News reacts to and reviews Justice League – Official Trailer 1!
In theaters November 2017
On this week’s episode of The Superhero News Show we discuss the new Justice League footage and posters, Joe Manganiello and The Batman, Sony’s Spider-Man spinoffs, Michael Shannon in Deadpool 2, and lots more! Be sure to subscribe to Superhero News on YouTube for the latest videos. To submit a question, do so on Twitter […]
The Justice League content just keeps on coming! After releasing a logo poster and character posters for Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg, Warner Bros. has brought everyone together for another awesome new poster.
We get to see new action of Cyborg and his arm cannons. Check out the video above, and stay tuned to see if they release a Superman teaser. We also got this cool new Cyborg poster. SOURCE: Batman News