But now, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is following through on her plan to include more female faces and diverse members in the mix, by also inviting stars like America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, John Boyega, Regina King, Anthony Anderson, and more.
UPDATE 5:55 P.M. EST: Fox has now apologized for the billboard, saying in a statement:
"In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn't immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form. Once we realized how insensitive it was, we quickly took steps to remove those materials. We apologize for our actions and would never condone violence against women"
X-Men: Apocalypse, the most recent installment of Fox's superhero franchise, hit theaters last weekend and landed the No. 1 spot — but not everyone is a fan!
That's because Rose McGowan has joined a growing number of people who are NOT happy about the poster showing Oscar Isaac's villainous Apocalypse choking Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique because they believe it depicts "casual violence against women".
With starring roles in the upcoming X-Men and Star Wars films, it's safe to say that Oscar Isaac is a bona fide movie star.
But the 37-year-old actor made it clear he has no interest in being identified as a star of any variety!
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, The Force Awakensstar actor opened up about the passionate fan base he accumulated over the past year after being dubbed by bloggers as "the Internet's boyfriend" — a title that Isaac isn't expecting to last long.
After peeing on herself in her Hunger Games wetsuit, you'd think she'd have learned, but it turns out she's in the same position — which is in the line of fire of her own stream — on X-Men: Apocalypse!
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, she and costar James McAvoy expound on the not-so-halcyon (more amber…) moviemaking moments.
Well the costars are continuing their AH-Mazing quest to become our favorite young stars as Entertainment Tonight released a clip of Boyega beatboxing while Ridley raps about Star Wars!
On top of that, the rap is played over behind-the-scenes footage from the film as the young actors dance and laugh along with Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, J.J. Abrams, and the rest of the cast and crew!
Ch-ch-check out Daisy and John's AH-Mazing rap skillz (below) and share your thoughts on their beat!
There has been a lot of press around whether X-Men: Apocalypse will be Jennifer Lawrence's last adventure as the mutant Mystique!
Though Lawrence has flip flopped on leaving the franchise — alternately saying it would be her last one, then teasing there was still hope — there's a pretty good chance we've seen the last of J.Law in blue body paint.
That's because 20th Century Fox just released a new trailer for the newest X-Men flick and it's full of blustery heroic talk about characters dying — and then ends with J.Law totally being choked out by Apocalypse!
Plus, if the blonde beauty signs on for another one, it means more filming with her ex Nicholas Hoult and constantly make the trek up to Canada to film — while basically naked!
Hmm… we can see why she might be ready to cash out…
Ch-ch-check out the new trailer (below) and let us know your thoughts on if Lawrence will survive!
As we previously reported, Shirlene went missing under bizarre circumstances around 1 a.m. this past Sunday. The dancer had boarded a bus at the Port Authority terminal in New York before vanishing without a trace.
To make matters even more concerning, Quigley missed her nightly call with her Los Angeles-based father. Shirlene's phone was later located at a bridal store in NYC while her car was found abandoned.
Given the freaky circumstances, RiRi and Elliott were terribly concerned.
Now we're happy to report Shirlene has been FOUND. She's currently at an undisclosed medical facility receiving some sort of treatment. Authorities also say S.Q.'s dad is traveling from LA to New Jersey be with his daughter.