// June 06, 2019

In another episode of Vanity Fair’s Slang School, Sophie, James, and Michael teaches us British English, Scottish, and Irish slang.

// June 05, 2019

Michael attended the world premiere of Dark Phoenix in Hollywood, California. Visit our gallery for high-quality photos of Michael at the red carpet event! Thanks to my friend, Mouza, at James McAvoy Fan for the help. Also, check out an interview of Michael at the premiere, wherein he talked about the eight-year journey of the X-Men.

// June 01, 2019

Michael and the Dark Phoenix cast spoke with Gio Journal to discuss the film. Check out the interview below, and two photos in our gallery!

What brought you back to the film series?
I loved the journey up to Dark Phoenix and specifically wanted to come back because Simon was directing. I wanted to lend whatever I could bring to the table for him. He was such a fantastic collaborator and engineer of First ClassDays of Future Past and Apocalypse and I was really excited to see him get in the director’s chair. 

How did Simon do in his directorial debut?
He was very relaxed, very confident; it seemed like he’d been doing it for years. He’s been on so many massive films and been an integral part in so many of them. He’s also a very smart man, the kind of guy that doesn’t speak unless he’s educated on something or has knowledge on it. He observes, he listens; all the ingredients to make a great director. I think he wanted to strip everything down, boil it down to the bones… even visually, the way he shot it. A lot of it is handheld, and I’m not wearing any Magneto costumes. The helmet is there, but everything is pared down to be a character exploration. 

Did the others envy you for being able to wear a turtleneck and jeans?
I don’t know! I certainly was very thankful that it was an easy in and out for me, especially if you look at what Nicholas goes through each day as Beast! Compared to him, I definitely had an easier rout

What’s going on with Erik?
He’s finally become the cult leader that was always alive in him! He’s formed Genosha, so he’s managed to create this community, independent state/nation where mutants can live in harmony and without attack, and anyone who agrees to pitch in and do their part is welcome. It’s self-sufficient, it’s off the grid, and it’s the culmination of his struggles through the series. Since his family has been ripped away from him—[considering] what happened to him as a child and then, of course, with his wife and child—a sense of death is always with him. But this is a mature Erik. He’s more at peace, and he only leaves this haven out of loyalty. It’s like an old Western. He’s got to go on his mission. 

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// May 25, 2019

Michael appeared on The Graham Norton Show with co-stars James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and Jessica Chastain, for Dark Phoenix promotion. They talked about a lot of things, wherein Michael got to showcase himself being an ’80s sitcom expert as he sang theme songs from three shows. He also discussed racing, the X-Men super power demonstration, an advertisement he did for SAS Airlines, and much more. It was such a fun interview! Check out high-quality photos and screencaps in our gallery. You can also watch a few clips under the cut.

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// May 22, 2019

A new clip from Dark Phoenix has been released, featuring a standoff between Erik and Charles.

// May 17, 2019

Kung Fury 2 has landed a major investor and will officially go into production on July 29th!

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERKung Fury 2 — set to star Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez, David Hasselhoff and the titular kung fu cop himself, David Sandberg — is a go!
The feature-length follow-up to the cult 2015 short Kung Fury — the cheesy and comically OTT homage to ’80s martial arts and police action films that became a crowdfunded sensation, premiered in Cannes and amassed in excess of 40 million views on YouTube — has landed a major investor and an official production start date.

Creasun Entertainment USA, the recently launched L.A.-based financing and production arm of Minglu Ma’s Asian VFX powerhouse Creasun Media and run by Ma and George Acogny, has taken a majority stake in the film and come aboard as co-producer. Creasun joins Argent Pictures, the production and financing outfit run by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, who is co-financing and co-producing the project.

The brainchild of Swedish filmmaker Sandberg, who returns as director and the time-traveling, Nazi-bashing hero, Kung Fury 2 is now set to go into production July 29 in Bulgaria and Germany, with Oscar-winning British VFX giant Double Negative producing the special effects together with Ma.

Co-written by Sandberg and Tyler Burton Smith, the action is set in 1985, the best year ever. Miami is kept safe under the watchful eye of Kung Fury, the greatest damn cop of all time. His Thundercops are the ultimate police force assembled from across history to defeat the villainous Kung Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. But after the tragic death of one of their members causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer’s quest to attain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy and defeat evil once and for all.

Kung Fury 2 is the very exciting vision of David Sandberg, and it contains all the elements of a magical and fun ride for all ages,” said Acogny. “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and can’t wait to share it with the whole world, where it will no doubt create excitement across the globe!”