James McAvoy isn’t sure the X-Men will work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

We’re now seemingly just a couple of months away from the completion of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which means that Marvel Studios will soon have access to Fox’s roster of Marvel characters from the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises.

That’s certainly a mouth-watering prospect for Marvel fans – and for Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, who said he’d been dreaming about it for 20 years – but it appears that not everyone is convinced that the X-Men in particular are a good fit for the McU.

Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Jean Grey in the X-Men franchise, recently stated that she doesn’t think “the themes through X-Men will collaborate well with the Avengers”, and now that sentiment has been echoed by her co-star James McAvoy:

“I don’t know if the X-Men could go into the Marvel universe, I’m not sure,” McAvoy told
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M. Night Shyamalan explains why he turned down Marvel and DC movies

Director M. Night Shyamalan has explained why he has turned down films with both Marvel and DC in the past.

M. Night Shyamalan’s next film Glass (a sequel to Split and Unbreakable) is very nearly with us, with the film being the next picture of his much talked about come back. Glass is, of course, in the superhero genre but has the director ever thought about working with Marvel or DC?

Well, Shyamalan told Yahoo! that he has turned down opportunities from both studios and explained to them why he doesn’t feel he is the right fit: “I want to make sure it’s right for everybody. I have a strong [filmmaking] accent. It’s very particular, and the best version of it is, to keep the accent… Are those movies [Marvel and DC superhero films] a place for that? Or is it appropriate for that? Because they, in and of themselves, have their own flavor.
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Sarah Paulson Gets Support from Partner Holland Taylor at Glass Premiere in N.Y.C.

Sarah Paulson Gets Support from Partner Holland Taylor at Glass Premiere in N.Y.C.
Sarah Paulson and her longtime girlfriend Holland Taylor looked picture perfect together in red and gold at the New York City premiere of Paulson’s new film, Glass, on Tuesday.

For the occasion, the American Horror Story actress, 44, wore a reflective, red dress with 80s-inspired sleeves and matching stilettos with a little extra bling. She also rocked bold brows and a dark lip. Taylor, 76, looked chic in black pants and a top, a gold necklace and a black jacket with gold embroidery.

Even though they were separate during much of the red carpet, they snapped a sweet photo together.

The
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Rachel Brosnahan Goes Noir In New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Rachel Brosnahan Goes Noir In New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo
Rachel Brosnahan goes noir for Saturday Night Live’s latest promo, dipping back in time and fashion beyond even her late ’50s-early ’60s Mrs. Maisel era.

“I had seen it many times before,” a cigarette-smoking, trench coat-wearing Brosnahan intones in the black-and-white Big Sleep-style clip, evoking both Bogie and Bacall. “But here I was. Saturday Night Live, where it all went down.

“But something was different. Where was the cast? It felt a little too dead.”

Enter Kenan Thompson, who explains what’s what and even manages to work in that longtime bit of internet nonsense Froosday. Google it.

Brosnahan, who recently won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend (the January 19 episode also marks the show’s return from its annual holiday hiatus). Musical guest is Greta Van Fleet.

Glass star James McAvoy will
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Review: ‘Glass’ Delights and Disappoints in Equal Measure

Almost three years ago, M. Night Shyamalan—famous and infamous for his twist endings—pulled the greatest cinematic reveal yet in his career. At the end of Split, the story of three girls kidnapped by a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder, it is unveiled that not only is that man capable of supernatural feats, but that the whole movie had been a sort of stealth sequel to Unbreakable, his 2000 film starring Bruce Willis as a man realizing he may be a superhero. Now, with his narrative cards laid firmly on the table, Shyamalan returns with Glass, the presumptive finale to his comic book movie trilogy, a film that seems designed to disappoint, delight, and confuse in equal measures.

Coming out of Split, it seemed as though the pitch for a sequel would be rather easy to guess; David Dunn (Willis) has to track down and stop The Beast (James McAvoy) from causing more harm.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass tracking $120 million global opening

M. Night Shyamalan’s hotly-anticipated superhero thriller Glass opens in theaters this coming weekend, and while reviews have been less than stellar [read our thoughts here], it doesn’t seem like the critical reception is going to deter audiences from the Unbreakable and Split sequel.

According to tracking estimages, the $20 million budgeted Glass is expected to pull in around $105 million to $120 million this coming weekend, including $60 million from the States across the four-day Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend.

Unbreakable grossed $248.1 million worldwide back in 2000, although Shyamalan and Willis were riding high off the success of 1999’s The Sixth Sense at that point. Split meanwhile earned $278.5 million worldwide in 2017 and proved to be major surprise huge hit for Shyamalan and Universal, having been produced on a budget of just $9 million.

See Also: M. Night to Remember – The Best Shyamalan Movie Moments

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure
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'Glass' Marketing Ties Together M. Night Shyamalan's Superhero Series

'Glass' Marketing Ties Together M. Night Shyamalan's Superhero Series
Two years ago writer/director M. Night Shyamalan came back to the forefront of the cultural conversation with the thriller Split, starring James McAvoy. To the surprise of everyone, the movie was revealed to be connected to another Shyamalan picture, 2000’s Unbreakable. Now the characters from both films — McAvoy’s fractured Kevin, Bruce WillisDavid Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass — all come together in this week’s Glass.

The story brings all three together in a psychiatric hospital where each is being treated by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), who wants to explore the idea that some people believe ...
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Exclusive: Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson and M. Night Shyamalan talk to us about all things Glass

To celebrate the eagerly-anticipated release of M.Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the conclusion to his Unbreakable trilogy, we sat down with the writer/director as well as two of his stars, Sarah Paulson and Mr.Glass himself Samuel L. Jackson to chat about the “three-quel”.

In the new film, we are re-introduced to Mr. Glass who despite being in a hospital, has one final plan in store: to unite David Dunn (Bruce Willis) with The Horde/The Beast aka Kevin Wendell Crumb, played brilliantly by James McAvoy in 2016’s Split. We sat down to chat with Jackson about returning to the character, Paulson about her character Dr. Ellie Stemple as well as Shyamalan who talks about the changing landscape of comic-book films, if they influenced his story over the 18-year gap and where Glass sits aside them all.

You can watch the interviews below:

Glass opens in UK cinemas on January 18th.
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Bruce Willis, 63, and Wife Emma Heming, 40, Show Affection at Glass Premiere

Bruce Willis, 63, and Wife Emma Heming, 40, Show Affection at Glass Premiere
Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming had a sweet Tuesday date night!

The pair attended the New York City premiere of Willis’ new movie Glass, walking the red carpet at the Sva Theater in coordinating black ensembles.

Both weren’t shy about showing off their affection for the other, holding hands as they posed for photographers.

Willis, 63, wore a dark suit with a crisp white button-down shirt, unbuttoned at the collar. Heming, 40, wore a long-sleeve, short, belted trench coat dress — which she accessorized with diamond jewelry, white shoes, and a matching clutch.

At point point, Willis raised Heming’s hand
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Glass Review: A Disappointing Conclusion to the Trilogy

Glass Review: A Disappointing Conclusion to the Trilogy
Glass unfortunately suffers from the same flaws that bedevil M. Night Shyamalan's films. The finale to Unbreakable and Split is a convoluted jumble. It swings through multiple fake climaxes like bad late night erotica. The long runtime is exacerbated by the hammering in of comic mythology. Shyamalan refers to this premise ad nauseum. There are a few peaks to the valleys. James McAvoy continues to be sensational as The Horde. He holds an acting clinic, flawlessly switching between multiple personalities. The other leads aren't nearly as captivating. Glass held a lot of promise. Shyamalan was just too heavy handed in the delivery.

Glass opens three weeks after the events in Split. Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde is on a terror spree in Philadelphia. Law enforcement has the city under watch, but their attention isn't solely on the serial killer. Poncho'd vigilante David Dunn (Bruce Willis), branded "The Overseer" by internet fandom,
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Movie Review – Glass (2019)

Glass. 2018

Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Luke Kirby, Marisa Brown, Charlayne Woodard, and M. Night Shyamalan

Synopsis:

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

After having seen Glass (M. Night Shyamalan’s hotly anticipated sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable and 2017’s Split), I’m not sure if the title is referring to the brittle bone-diseased but intelligent master orchestrator of dastardly plans Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson returning to the role) or how fragile the plot becomes as soon as one begins to analyze it, even at surface value. Specializing in twists, it was a given that Glass would probably contain a few surprises, calling a little extra attention to the logic behind the story and actions of the (either gifted
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James McAvoy Explains Why He Thinks The X-Men Won't Be a Good Fit For the McU

While a lot of fans are excited to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a few that aren’t. In fact, James McAvoy, who plays the younger Charles Xavier in the X-Men films is one of them.

McAvoy doesn’t think that the X-Men will be a good fit for the the McU, and in a recent interview with Yahoo! UK, he explains why he doesn’t think it would work:

“I don’t know if the X-Men could go into the Marvel universe, I’m not sure. Maybe they could? But I think what’s different about the Avengers universe anyway is you’ve only got a couple of superheroes in the world. There’s a good amount, but there’s like a couple of football teams’ worth, you know what I mean? Whereas in the X-Men world you’re potentially
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Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews?

Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews?
Two years ago, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” became one of the surprise box office hits of 2017. Critics and audiences hailed the film as a long overdue return to form for the “Sixth Sense” director, and the surprise twist ending that revealed the film as a secret sequel to his 2000 film “Unbreakable” created a wave of anticipation for “Glass,” the trilogy-completing film that hits theaters this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

But as Universal prepares to release the film on 3,700 screens, “Glass” is being hammered by critics as a big letdown, currently holding a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 38 percent compared to 76 percent for “Split.” What’s more, some critics are predicting that fans of “Split” are going to be very disappointed, leading to bad word of mouth.

Also Read: Why Didn't 'Bumblebee' Get Box Office Buzz Despite Series' Best Reviews?

“In a way, ‘Glass’ feels like a giant
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James McAvoy Doesn’t Think The X-Men Would Work In The McU

With the Disney-Fox buyout said to be finalized soon, superhero fans are preparing for Marvel Studios to fold the X-Men universe into the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know that president Kevin Feige will be given control of the mutants shortly, but we haven’t actually got 100% confirmation that the two universes will be merged into one. It’s obviously what most of us want to see though, but one person who doesn’t think it’d be a good idea is Professor X himself, James McAvoy.

While speaking with Yahoo! to promote Glass, the topic of the possible merger was inevitably brought up, and McAvoy came clean about his feelings that dropping the X-Men into the McU just wouldn’t work due to the differing way that they and the Avengers are perceived by the public in their own universes.

“I don’t know if the X-Men
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Glass: How Sarah Paulson Lived Inside Shyamalan’s Mind

David Crow Jan 16, 2019

Sarah Paulson talks playing Dr. Ellie Staple in Glass and working to keep M. Night Shyamalan's twisty script under wraps.

M. Night Shyamalan didn’t remember the first time he met Sarah Paulson. But after the second time, he reconceptualized one of the leading roles of Glass, a film he’s been toying with for the better part of 20 years, so she could play it. She can have that effect.

When we sit down to discuss Glass with the Emmy winner, Ms. Paulson is very open about the appeal of working on the deconstructionist superhero movie. Despite having complicated feelings about the superhero genre as a whole—she hasn’t even seen Glass yet due to refusing to watch herself on screen—she described landing the role of Dr. Ellie Staple as “one of the greatest days of my life.” It occurred after Shyamalan, a fan
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Glass: A Spoiler-Free Answer to Whether You Should Wait For a Postcredits Scene

After 2015's The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan continued his goodwill in Hollywood with 2017's Split, an effective, if a little absurd horror film starring James McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder struggling to keep all 23 of his wildly different personalities in check. The final minute of the film ends up revealing that - surprise! - Split takes place in the same universe as Shyamalan's bleak foray into the everyday-man-turns-superhero genre, 2000's Unbreakable. That's what made us so excited for this year's Glass, which connects the characters and events in Split and Unbreakable for a twisted showdown.

Given how fond Shyamalan is of adding surprising cameos to his films, as well as plotting out mind-boggling storylines for his characters to navigate, we were sure that Glass would include either a midcredits or postcredits scene to keep fans of the series hungry for more. Alas, there is no extra footage
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Glass: A Spoiler-Free Answer to Whether You Should Wait For a Postcredits Scene

Glass: A Spoiler-Free Answer to Whether You Should Wait For a Postcredits Scene
After 2015's The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan continued his goodwill in Hollywood with 2017's Split, an effective, if a little absurd horror film starring James McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder struggling to keep all 23 of his wildly different personalities in check. The final minute of the film ends up revealing that - surprise! - Split takes place in the same universe as Shyamalan's bleak foray into the everyday-man-turns-superhero genre, 2000's Unbreakable. That's what made us so excited for this year's Glass, which connects the characters and events in Split and Unbreakable for a twisted showdown.

Given how fond Shyamalan is of adding surprising cameos to his films, as well as plotting out mind-boggling storylines for his characters to navigate, we were sure that Glass would include either a midcredits or postcredits scene to keep fans of the series hungry for more. Alas, there is no extra footage
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ to Break January’s Slow Box Office Streak

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ to Break January’s Slow Box Office Streak
No plot twist here: M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Glass” will dominate the domestic box office.

As this weekend’s lone wide release, “Glass” looks to be the de facto choice for moviegoers during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Now the only question is: how big of an opening can “Glass” pull off?

Mediocre reviews don’t seem to be holding back anticipation for the sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split” as “Glass” is expected to make between $60 million and $75 million during its first four days of release. Universal, the studio releasing the film in North America, is more modestly suggesting a $50 million to $55 million debut from over 3,700 theaters. Even so, that would still be a lot of coinage for a movie that only cost $20 million to produce. Shyamalan took the unusual step of self-financing “Glass,” which means more riches for M. Night if “Glass” becomes a hit. Since
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James McAvoy Remains Uncertain How Successfully ‘X-Men’ Can Be Folded Into McU

James McAvoy Remains Uncertain How Successfully ‘X-Men’ Can Be Folded Into McU
James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson are joining forces in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” this month, but the upcoming Disney-Fox merger means we could be seeing two of their most popular film characters on the big screen again in the not so distant future. Jackson’s Nick Fury is a flagship character in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will finally be able to feature “X-Men” characters once the merger takes place. McAvoy is the big screen’s current Professor Charles Xavier, having played the character in three Fox-backed films, plus the upcoming “Dark Phoenix.”

When asked by Yahoo Entertainment about the X-Men joining the McU, McAvoy expressed some concern over how successfully the Disney team will be able to achieve the goal. “I don’t know if the X-Men could go into the Marvel universe, I’m not sure,” McAvoy said.

“Maybe they could? But I
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James McAvoy Questions The X-Men’s Place In The McU As ‘Beale Street’s’ KiKi Layne Campaigns For Storm Role In Reboot

2019 is a bit of an odd year if you’re an “X-Men” film fan. Normally, you’d be excited to know that this year brings not one, but two X-films to theaters with “Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants.” But, alas, it’s bittersweet because Fox is scheduled to become officially acquired by Disney in the next couple of months, which essentially means these final two films are lame ducks.

Continue reading James McAvoy Questions The X-Men’s Place In The McU As ‘Beale Street’s’ KiKi Layne Campaigns For Storm Role In Reboot at The Playlist.
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