Former X-Men star James Marsden is “totally open” to rejoining the franchise under Marvel Studios, who is expected to reboot the mutants when introducing the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marsden portrayed Scott Summers, a.k.a. concussive blast-firing team leader Cyclops, in 2000’s X-Men and 2003’s X2: X-Men United before the character met his end at the hands of corrupted lover Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Cyclops was prematurely killed at the behest of then-owners 20th Century Fox because Marsden had limited availability due to following X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer to the DC Comics universe in Superman Returns, where Marsden played Richard White.
Marsden next stars as Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski in Sonic the Hedgehog, but would the 46-year-old actor seize an opportunity to return to the X-Men universe as a different character?
“Sure. It might be weird to be one thing to sort of rejoin Marvel or rejoin DC or something like that, but to actually rejoin X-Men as a different character might feel a little strange. But I would be open to it,” Marsden told ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview. “I mean, that was a world I have great respect for and [I’m] very grateful to be a part of that family for a long period of time. It’s one of those special moments in my career and I would totally be open to that.”
As Walt Disney Studios continues to expand its library with reboots, remakes, and original projects for the big screen and the new Disney+ streaming service, there are a lot of popular franchises being revived or given sequels over the coming years. But the fan-favorite Amy Adams-starring film Enchanted has remained untouched since its original released over a decade ago. While there have been rumblings of a sequel to the modern fairy tale mashup flick, Disney has yet to move forward and formalize plans for a sequel.
ComicBook.com’s Chris Killian had the opportunity to speak with actor James Marsden, who played Prince Edward in Enchanted, and prodded him about the status of the long-rumored sequel.
“The odds are probably less so on [Enchanted 2] because they’ve been talking about making that movie for a while but I hope so, I hope we make it,” Marsden explained. “I think they’re trying to get the script right. And I think Amy’s interested, we haven’t really spoken about it but I keep I keep hearing about it. But I also don’t- you know, we’ve been fooled before that it was gonna happen, it didn’t happen. We should do it before we get too long in the tooth.”
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CBS All Access has set four of the leads for its upcoming series “The Stand.”
Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, “The Stand” will star James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga in main roles. The streaming platform has also revealed that the prolific author himself will write the final episode of the series, providing a “new coda” that goes beyond the book. The announcements were made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for All Access at CBS’ summer Television Critics Association presentation.
“The Stand” presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors.
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Quentin Tarantino packs a million stars into Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, his meticulous ode to a bygone era. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie lead the film, which is rounded out by dozens of other famous faces, including Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Lena Dunham, and Luke Perry, among others. One more star could have been added to the mix: James Marsden, who was announced as part of the film’s cast last June. However, his role was ultimately cut. According to Collider, though, it’s come to light that the Westworld actor was supposed to play a young Burt Reynolds.
Reynolds, who died in 2018, got his start in Hollywood in a number of Westerns, like the series Gunsmoke and the film 100 Rifles. So it makes perfect sense that he would have popped up in Once Upon a Time, a film set during 1969. Tarantino is an avowed Western fan; in the film, DiCaprio plays a fictional actor named Rick Dalton, who makes a name for himself by starring in several Westerns. It’s unclear what happened with Marsden’s role. Reps for the actor have not yet responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Tarantino said that he initially gave Reynolds the Once Upon a Time script, so the actor could vet the accuracy of the story and the Western references. As a result, the pair struck up a friendship.
Crayen news Comments Off on James Marsden Circling Lead Role Of Stu Redman In ‘The Stand,’ CBS All Access Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic
James Marsden is circling the role of Stu Redman In The Stand, the CBS Studios/CBS All Access limited series adaptation of the classic Stephen King horror novel. Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) is directing the nine episode arc that he’s scripted with Ben Cavell, based on the post-apocalyptic horror novel by King that vividly outlines the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare and causes an apocalyptic pandemic which kills off the majority of the world’s human population.
Played in the 1994 miniseries adaptation by Gary Sinise, Redman is a former military man who is immune to the virus. He found patient zero in the original quarantine zone but never got sick so the government was precious with him in order to try to find a vaccine from his blood.
Boone is exec producing with Cavell, Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee.
Marsden most recently has been starring in Netflix’s Dead to Me, this after his work in HBO’s Westworld and he has a role in the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog. CAA and Authentic rep him.
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Paramount Pictures is pushing its “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie back three months, from Nov. 8 to Valentine’s Day.
The delay follows fan criticism over the appearance and design of the titular blue hedgehog — particularly his teeth and lean legs.
Director Jeff Fowler tweeted that it was “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.”
Crayen news Comments Off on Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, James Marsden Join Cate Blanchett in FX Drama
FX is adding a who’s-who of top talent to join Cate Blanchett in Mrs. America.
Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman have boarded the nine-episode limited series, which focuses on efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
The project looks at the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era — Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem (Byrne), Betty Friedan (Ullman), Shirley Chisholm (Aduba), Bella Abzug (Martindale) and Jill Ruckelshaus (not yet cast) — the series will explore how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
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Jimmy attended CinemaCon 2019 – Paramount Pictures Invites You to an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting Its Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019. I’ve uploaded 18 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
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Actor James Marsden, star of X-Men and Westworld, is to present the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.
James has been featured in a wide range of films and TV shows since he gained prominence on the big screen, including HBO’s critically-acclaimed sci-fi series Westworld; box-office smash Enchanted; 27 Dresses; the X-Men trilogy starring as “Cyclops;” Lee Daniels’ The Butler, in the iconic role of John F. Kennedy; Adam Shankman’s musical Hairspray, as “Corny Collins;” romantic-dramas The Notebook and The Best of Me; comedies Death at a Funeral and Bachelorette; and hit comedy series 30 Rock.
Continuing to expand on his versatile work, up next Marsden stars in Netflix dark comedy series Dead to Me. On the film side, he will star in live-action/animation hybrid film Sonic the Hedgehog, an adaptation of the classic Sega video game and in Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
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Jimmy attended Michael Muller’s HEAVEN presented by The Art of Elysium in Los Angeles yesterday. I’ve uploaded 49 HQ photos from this event to the gallery .
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