X-MEN: 'DAYS' Sentinel Schematics, Walter White as Lex Luthor?

Sentinel schematics
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Up until now director Bryan Singer has been doing all the social media heavy lifting (or is that heavy Tweeting?) creating buzz for 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now the X-Men Movies Twitter account is getting into the act, posting an image of schematics of the mutant-hunting Sentinels central to the film's plot.

Of course you can find always more images and media about the Sentinels on the Trask Industries website Fox has set up as viral promotion for the film.

Walter ... Lex.  Lex ... Walter

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And speaking of big budget, superhero blockbusters ... the rumors du jour seem to be focusing on who might potentially play Lex Luthor in the Superman/Batman Man of Steel sequel announced last month. First Mark Strong (Sinestro and Luthor? He'd be a one-man Injustice League) emerged as a rumor and now Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad's not-so-coincidently-bald Walter White himself - is also getting mentioned, and the actor would be more than happy to make the speculation come true.

"Give me a call,” he reportedly told Metro with a grin. “I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man."


In an interview conducted by Collider with Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor after this weekend's Marvel presentation at the D23 Expo, the director revealed details about the film's editing process, which includes shooting additional scenes with Anthony Hopkins and Tim Hiddleston after principle photography wrapped.

"We're doing full scenes, scenes that were not in the movie before," revealed Taylor. "We're adding scenes, creating scenes, writing scenes for the first time. We realized how well Loki was working in the movie and we wanted to do more with him. So it was that kind of thing, it was like 'Oh, we could do this, we could jam this in here' because he's such a wonderful guy to watch do his stuff." [quote courtesy The Hollywood Reporter.]

Check out the full interview below with much more about the making of Thor: The Dark World.

"I Am Diesel"

While Vin Diesel didn't outright confirm that he's playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, he sure made it sound that way in an interview with Hero Complex.

The interview, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon Tuesday, was given with a "telling grin," said HC. Asked out right "why Groot?" Diesel said that "not everything has to be the most obvious choice," and said that going for "the strangest Marvel character" is "interesting" and "inspiring."

He called the concept art for Groot the "best character design work [he's] ever seen," and his posting of an older image of Groot was not frowned upon by the secretive Marvel Studios. He also hinted that voiceover work was the only way he could work with Marvel at this point in time, as he has other filming commitments - Guardians is in the middle of filming now.

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