Two confirmed villains for X-Men prequel, another Thor picture, and a presidential cameo in Transformers 3


X-Men: First Class has brought on two awesome actors to play major villains. Will Transformers 3 start with a presidency-themed flashback? There’s a new image of Odin and Thor doing godly stuff. And does Superman have a director after all?

Transformers 3:

Executive producer Steven Spielberg has reportedly come up with a pretty cool-sounding prologue for the movie. Supposedly the film starts with the detection of Transformer-related disturbances on the Moon, which are then relayed to the president…who is revealed to be John F. Kennedy, circa 1961 or 1962. This turns out to be the real impetus behind the space race. The report doesn’t name a source, so I’d consider this definitely just a rumor for now, but I’ll admit it’s at least a pretty interesting one.


The 16 most intelligent sci-fi films ever made

Source: blastr

The IQ at the multiplex this summer has taken a sharp turn upward with the long-awaited release of Inception, director Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to The Dark Knight and his first all-original script since his tiny indie debut, 1998’s Following.

Don’t get us wrong: Inception is action-packed, massive filmmaking on a grand, crowd-pleasing scale, and it doesn’t look down its nose at the genre. But it’s also a movie that demands that the audience pay attention and think—something all too rare during the summer blockbuster season (especially this one), when moviegoers are practically encouraged to check their brains at the door.


Will Warner Brothers’ futuristic terrorism film World War X, film before World War Z?

Warner Bros. just bought a brand new screenplay titled World War X, which is all about time-traveling terrorists from the future. But does this mean World War Z has some potential brand confusion — or is it just never happening?

WB just bout Colin Trevorrow’s script World War X, according to Variety. While we’re not too keen on the title, we like the idea. The trade is reporting that this story is “centered on a man recruited by a team of government agents to stop a terrorist from the future who is using time travel to reshape history.” Not to be confused with Max Brooks’ end of the world epic zombie war novel, which is also getting a big screen adaptation, we just don’t know when. Joel Silver is producing X, along with Andrew Rona.


Will Smith to star in ‘The Legend of Cain’…of vampires


Well, Gainesville – you didn’t ask for vampires. But now you’ve got more of them.

Will Smith is set to produce and star in The Legend of Cain, which will cover the Biblical story of Cain and Abel. Of course, in the ‘original’ story, Cain kills Abel out of jealousy and God casts him out. And then there were…vampires? The script was written by Smith’s own brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett. I’m not sure if that should inspire hope or not.


Top 25 Comic Book Movies of All Time


As Inception gives us another excuse to worship at the altar of Nolan, and with Comic-Con right around the corner, IGN does the rank and file thing again. This time, we present our Top 25 Comic Book Movies of All Time. *Drops the mic.*

Now, we know what you’re saying: How come you didn’t give Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher some love? Or or or where’s my Judge Dredd?! Answer: Really? Care space for those movies exist? Really? Real Answer: Because we here at IGN Geek used the following criteria to sort out the bad movies from the really awesome, kick-ass ones. That criteria is as follows: Impact on the genre, geekout-ability moments, level of storytelling – does the adaptation exceed/do justice to its source material? – and Editor’s Choice.


The  blastr and ign movie lists intrigued me – some really interesting picks on intelligent movies and comic book movies. What did you think of them? Any you’d like to add?

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