“The end [of 'Dark Phoenix'] changed a hell of a lot. The finale HAD to change," says James McAvoy.
First look at Fox's final entry in its long-running superhero series before Professor X, Magneto, and their mutant pals move to Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are no jolly, happy souls in this muddled, snowbound adaptation of Jo Nesbø's bestseller — a major disappointment from director Tomas Alfredson.
Details of the bonus material for August home entertainment release of 'Alien: Covenant,' including director Ridley Scott's commentary, retailer exclusives
Expats in China and local moviegoers were quick to catch the missing kiss between cyborgs Walter and David, both played by Fassbender.
Jessica Chastain is in talks to star as the villain in Fox’s X-Men spinoff “Dark Phoenix” with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and Nicholas Hoult all returning to the franchise. Fox also announced Wednesday that Simon Kinberg is making his directorial debut on the tentpole from his own adaptation. He’s best known... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jessica-chastain-x-men-spinoff-dark-phoenix-1202465954/" title="Read Jessica Chastain in Talks for Villain Role in X-Men Spinoff ‘Dark Phoenix’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Alien: Covenant is now in theaters. Two scientists, Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), on an expedition to Scotland in the not-too-distant future, find evidence of an advanced alien species that they to calling “Engineers.” They theorize that aliens might’ve created humanity. Shaw and Holloway are subsequently hired by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce aged with a lot of makeup) to explore a planet they believe to be the home of the Engineers.
Michael Fassbender said he would have loved for his Prometheus character, David, a sophisticated android, to have ended the film doing the robot.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprise their roles from the 2012 film that leads into 'Alien: Covenant,' director Ridley Scott's new entry in the saga
Last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead didn’t just provide another zombie apocalypse nail-biter — it also kept its breaks interesting with a series of three new ads for director Ridley Scott‘s much-anticipated summer sci-fi horror film, Alien: Covenant. And like its initial teaser posters, the spots had some ominous cautionary advice for both its protagonists, and its viewers.
After making “Days of Heaven” in 1978, director Terrence Malick took a two-decade break from cinema, retreating to Austin, Texas, where his latest movie is set (bits of “The Tree of Life” also filmed there). During his absence, Malick was sorely missed: Here was a master filmmaker who had created one of the most visually... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/song-to-song-review-terrence-malick-1202006184/" title="Read SXSW Film Review: ‘Song to Song’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
'X-Men' star in wild, careening crime drama as a thief who constantly locks horns with his ne’er-do-well father; in sneak peek, we see his run-in with a gent who tests his luck by wearing Fassbender character's trousers and boots
One of the biggest subplots of the recent X-Men franchise is the romantic tension between Professor X and Magneto. According to some people, at least. When James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender were guests on The Graham Norton Show, the two were presented with how their onscreen relationship is viewed by some fans.
The holiday season is a time for giving. Everyone gets so busy shopping for that perfect gift for their loved ones. But truth be told, buying presents can be especially tricky.
Most of us can only imagine what our past lives might have been, but Michael Fassbender gets to experience his first-hand in the new action movie Assassin’s Creed that hits theaters on Dec. 21. Based on the popular video game series, the film hooks Fassbender’s character, common thief Callum Lynch, up to a high-tech contraption called the Animus, which stirs his genetic memory and allows him to relive his previous existence as 15th-century ace assassin Aguilar de Nerha. The actor tells Yahoo Movies that he probably can’t boast to a similar lineage in his own family tree, although, as he diplomatically puts it: “I’m sure there’s dodgy people there.” Fassbender’s co-star and fellow historical assassin Michael K. Williams has more interesting ideas about his own past lives.
On "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Michael Fassbender demonstrates a hidden talent. The "Assassin’s Creed" has a vast knowledge of TV theme songs from the 1980s.
Despite such high-profile disappointments as Warcraft and Need for Speed, Hollywood seems unwilling to put a pause on the trend of turning popular video games into big-budget movies. The blockbuster Ubisoft franchise, Assassin’s Creed, is the latest game to make the leap to the big screen, with an A-list cast that boasts the likes of Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams and Jeremy Irons. “This concept that video games don’t translate well to films — none of us really knew that,” Fassbender tells Yahoo Movies, crediting the complexity of the Assassin’s Creed universe as the cast’s motivating interest in the material.
2016 has been full of surprises, so in some ways Assassin’s Creed, Hollywood’s latest attempt to mine gold from an industry that rakes in more dough than it does, is a reassuring tonic: Video game adaptations remain plodding affairs. Directed by Australian helmer Justin Kurzel, reuniting with his Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Assassin’s Creed is resolutely stone-faced, ditching the humdrum quips that are par for the course in today’s blockbusters. “What the f*** is going on,” wonders Fassbender at one point.
In the scene, Fassbender’s thief is strapped into a giant mecha-armed device. A scientist played by Cotillard informs him (and us) that it will let him see, hear, and feel the experiences of his dead-for-500-years relative.
The list of contenders to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond has just gotten a little shorter. In an interview with GQ, X-Men star Michael Fassbender said he’s not going to be 007. He told the British edition of the magazine, “Bond! Is this rumor still going round? … You would have thought I was out of the bookies by now.” And then when he was asked if he’d consider playing Bond if offered, he said, “To be honest, no. As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group.”
Michael Fassbender doesn’t talk about his onscreen romance turned real-life love affair, in fact very rarely does he mention his girlfriend Alicia Vikander. “Is it hard for you when everyone wants to ask you about ?” Good Morning Britain‘s Richard Arnold asked Fassbender, 39, during an interview on Wednesday.