Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson both play Quicksilver, but in the dueling movie franchises of X-Men and Avengers - but they're okay about it. In fact, Peters is excited to see Taylor-Johnson's debut in this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, as they're friends who met while co-starring in another superhero film, Kick-Ass.
"I can't wait to see that movie!" says Peters in an interview with Moviefone. "I'm a big fan of those movies and a big fan of Aaron's so I'm excited to see it!"
Peters was asked about his memorable scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past running at super-speed through the Pentagon's kitchen, with the actor calling it "so weird" but "very, very cool."
"It was awesome. It was a lot of technical work. But it was really fun to do and in the end I was really blown away by the end result. It was like, 'Is that me?'" Peters says. "I think the directing and the editing and the special effects guys are just mind-blowing in that movie, and I owe a lot of it to them. I did very little. They were the real orchestrators and I thought it was very cool. And I hope in the next one I get to do some cool stuff as well."
When asked if he'll reprise his role in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Peters repeats what he's said before that he's hopeful.
ELECTRA WOMAN AND DYNA GIRL Reboot
With the wave of superhero TV and film productions going stronger than ever, Entertainment Weekly has news that the short-lived 1976 live-action series Electra Woman And Dyna Girl is getting a reboot - with YouTube celebrities.
According to the report, YouTube personalities Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will star as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, respectively, in a new production headed up by Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen. The original series was created and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft.
The original series followed two small-town superheroes who moved to Los Angeles with hopes of superstardom, but found the Hollywood life rough with competition from other heroes as well as superhero workplace comedy.
RED SONJA Reaps New Movie Writer
You can't keep a good warrior down. After earlier attempts by Robert Rodriguez to launch a new Red Sonja movie failed a few years ago, The Hollywood Reporter reports that a new movie adaptation has picked up steam with the hiring of a relatively new screenwriter named Christopher Cosmos.
Cosmos, a former Vice President fo Benderspink, has sold several screenplays around Hollywood but none have entered production. This new prospective Red Sonja film is a co-production of Nu Image and Millenium Films.
Green Ranger Dismisses POWER/RANGERS Fan Film
Tommy don't play that.
After the NSFW Power/Rangers fan film became a sensation online, one-time Green Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Ranges TV series is speaking out against the violent parody.
"I know there's a lot of fans out there that love it and all that stuff, but I'm just a PG-13 guy," said Jason David Frank on Facebook. "The cuss words, the drugs, all this other stuff — it doesn't fly with me."
Frank says that he was approached by director Joseph Kahn to reprise his role in the Power/Rangers fan film, but declined do the graphic nature of it.
"The problem is that [Power Rangers is] still connected with adult and kids," he said. "You can't take a brand like this and reboot it so dark and gritty."
Frank goes on to state that he hopes to have a role in the official Power Rangers film announced for 2016 by Lionsgate.
Meanwhile, attempts to take down the Power/Rangers film by franchise owners Saban Brands is proving difficult. Although both Vimeo and YouTube have pulled down the video over copyright-infringement concerns, Facebook continues to host the video.
BLADE RUNNER Sequel Confirms HARRISON FORD, Director In Talks
Over thirty years after the original Blade Runner film by Ridley Scott, a long-rumored sequel is finally coming online.
Variety reports that Harrison Ford is confirmed to reprise his role as Rick Deckard, with Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) in talks to direct. Scott will return to the franchise in a producer capacity.
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” said producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson in a press release. “Hampton [Fancher] and Michael [Green], with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”The original film was set in a dystopian 2019, and the new Blade Runner will reportedly be set several decades later. No other details about the sequel have been revealed.