After the success of First Class and Days of Future Past, can X-Men: Apocalypse perform that most difficult of all superhero movie trilogy feats and stick the landing? If it doesn’t, it won’t be for lack of villains, as the film’s Jean Grey, Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner, explains in today’s Movie Morsels. We’ve also got a pulse-racing new clip from Jurassic World, the latest casting news for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the trailer for Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel’s The End of the Tour, and more!
Wondering what kind of trouble Xavier’s School will face besides the titular threat in X-Men: Apocalypse? In the following video interview, Sophie Turner, the new Jean Grey, says the X-Men will confront “big, kind of crazy mutants that can really mess you up.” Turner’s in the midst of promoting Barely Lethal, in which she attends another school that trains young people to become warriors. Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse–featuring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse himself–arrives on May 27, 2016.
Chris Pratt shows off his raptor-whispering skills in the latest clip from director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. Check it out below, and watch Pratt’s dino handler race to the aid of an imperiled co-worker. Jurassic World debuts on June 12, and co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Let’s Be Cops, New Girl), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland), Katie McGrath (NBC’s Dracula, Merlin), Lauren Lapkus (Blended, The To Do List) and Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids, The Other Guys).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Make way for the daughter of Shredder! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ archenemy’s offspring Karai will be played by Political Animals‘ Brittany Ishibashi in the sequel to last summer’s Michael Bay-produced hit (which saw Minae Noji in the role). David Green directs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, which again stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett, joined this time by Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Brian Tee as Shredder (replacing the first film’s Tohoru Masamune). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 bows on June 3, 2016.
The End of the Tour
Writer David Foster Wallace is sadly no longer with us, but his work lives on through masterful novels like Infinite Jest. In what must be the most challenging role of his career, Jason Segel will portray Wallace in The End of the Tour, based on the five-day interview Wallace gave to Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) in 1996, and Lipsky’s resulting memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace. The Spectacular Now helmer James Ponsoldt directs the film, which co-stars Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner, and Ron Livingston. The End of the Tour opens on July 31st. Here’s the just-released trailer and poster.
Love it or hate it, chess isn’t exactly a game that’s made for a great many memorable films, with perhaps the exception of Searching for Bobby Fisher. Now, Tobey Maguire plays that film’s eponymous chess champion himself in a new biopic Pawn Sacrifice, which features Liev Schreiber as Fisher’s Russian rival Boris Spassky. Here’s the trailer. Directed by Edward Zwick and co-starring Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, and Michael Stuhlbarg, Pawn Sacrifice opens on September 18.
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