X-Men, assemble!

Before Captain America, Iron Man and their bicep-bulging friends joined forces and smashed their way on screen with the big-hitting The Avengers in 2012, there was another group of superheroes who had already made their big screen debut and several successful sequels. In 2000, director Bryan Singer brought the mutants of Stan Lee and Jack... Continue Reading →

Hugo Weaving confirmed for The Hobbit

Gandalf has spoken! Today - 10th May - Ian McKellen posted another update from The Hobbit set entitled '2 Elves and another Wizard'. In the post he confirmed that Hugo Weaving will be reprising his role as Lord Elrond. McKellen gave us this snippet of information: "Hugo was recently onstage as Astrov in Chekov's Uncle... Continue Reading →

Fantasy dinner party: Actors and characters

It's a question that a lot of people have been asked: who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Normally, it's along the lines of: either three/five people they can be living or dead either actors/sportspeople/politicians/etc or a mix I've had a think and this is my fantasy dinner parties, one with actors/actresses (and... Continue Reading →

Latest news from The Hobbit

It's a little while since I posted about The Hobbit so I thought it was about time to have a look at the latest rumours and confirmations. As well as the usual suspects - Empire, Total Film, Den of Geek etc - credit is very much due to the brilliant TheOneRing.net About 10 years ago... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit gets its greenlight

This morning, I woke up to some excellent news courtesy of TheWrap via Empire: The Hobbit has been greenlit, principal photography will begin in February and Peter Jackson will direct, write and produce. "Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience,” Jackson said in a statement. "It’s an all-immersive journey into a very... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Sir Ian McKellen

In this week's "Five Minutes With" on the BBC News website, Sir Ian McKellen talks about how he tries to be relaxed as a person and that he "probably doesn't have enough imagination to be highly-strung". Sir Ian McKellen is one of my favourite actors and one of my "fantasy celebrity grandads", the other being... Continue Reading →

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