News broke Friday evening that production has shut down on Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-developing and oft-troubled Freddie Mercury biopic that finally took off this year under the direction of Bryan Singer. Twentieth Century Fox has “temporarily halted” production on the film, which stars Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, due to what the studio is calling “the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer.”
The X-Men’s film future is far from over, but mutants are only just getting started on TV. Meet Blink, Polaris, Thunderbird and more in a full six-minute clip from FOX’s The Gifted, ahead of next week’s premiere.
Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic looks like it’ll get a little meta. Word on the street is that Mike Myers, who, along with Dana Carvey, immortalized the car sing-along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Wayne’s World, is in talks for a role in Singer’s movie about the band, which stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.
Many fans of Bryan Singer’s 2000 X-Men movie know that Dougray Scott was originally cast in the role of Wolverine before bowing out due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 2. That being said, it’s Russell Crowe’s connection to the film that make for the most interesting bit of Hollywood trivia. As the story goes, Crowe was Singer’s first choice to play Wolverine, but the actor passed, suggesting instead that the filmmaker look at fellow Australian Hugh Jackman. The rest, as they say, is history.
As promised, Marvel’s FOX mutant drama The Gifted is making a very public display of its power. The first full trailer for Bryan Singer’s X-Men TV series has arrived, name-dropping both its movie mutants and the Brotherhood.
There will come a day when Stan Lee’s Marvel cameos are few and far between, but it is not this day. FOX’s tentatively-titled X-Men drama Gifted will feature the Marvel mainstay in a guest role, as revealed in Bryan Singer’s new BTS photo.
The exact title of FOX’s Bryan Singer-directed X-Men drama hasn’t officially been Gifted to us, but production is nonetheless underway. Producers have shared a new still from the mysterious mutant drama, featuring at least two familiar faces.