Today gives audiences yet another look at next year’s heavily-anticipated X-Men movie subtitled Days of Future Past. Yes, The Wolverine is already being grossly dismissed, but Bryan Singer is hard at work filming the recovery job due out next summer which gives up some period photos (specifically 1973) and a fresh look at Hugh Jackman in the new feature. At his side is Nicholas Hoult who is better known as The Beast, and yes, he has been normalized. That is definitely something we will have to get to the bottom of in the coming months. The easy explanation for all this? Alternate realities! Continue Reading
I do not think there is a whole lot to glean from the following, but it is a recut of those early trailers for The Wolverine. Many people I know are very excited for the James Mangold take on the character as it develops Wolverine more emotionally with an actual theme and fewer mutants to over-bloat the property. The good news is that even if rival superhero movies Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, and Thor: The Dark World all dwarf this project in shear hype and excitement, then there is still Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past coming down the pipe to deliver the Hugh Jackman-played return of Wolverine that most everyone desires. Continue Reading
Here is a brand-new Japanese trailer for The Wolverine complete with subtitle action. Why the post? Because this latest promo for Hugh Jackman’s Les Miserables follow-up happens to include new footage. Enough said. Release is set for July 26.
Here is another poster to hype the July release of The Wolverine. The James Mangold-directed film is very low profile to say the least, so it could use a big marketing bump. A lot of the X-Men stuff I have been seeing nowadays was for Days of Future Past set to debut one year down the road, so it might be a shame if Bryan Singer’s return to the franchise overshadows this spin-off sequel. All you need to know is that The Wolverine is primarily set in Japan (while filmed in Australia) and takes place some years after the events of the original X-Men trilogy. Not a whole lot of superpowers will be shown off as the feature will showcase more character development than fanboy excitables. Continue Reading
After two teasers (and an apology for that by director James Mangold,) the first trailer(s) have arrived for The Wolverine, showcasing a much more intimate side to the character who has been grappling with immortality. This really is a different direction for the spin-off franchise as it not looks to be more in the vein of you classic superhero film as opposed to those juggernaut X-Men movies, perhaps learning from mistakes with X-Men Origins. Continue Reading
Yesterday, audiences received a new poster and a quick Vine Snippet in front of the reveal for The Wolverine, and while that full-length trailer is yet to be release there is a new sneak peek out thanks to MTV.com. All you need to know is this takes place in Japan after the events of the original X-Men trilogy. Also, this has nothing to do with X-Men Days of Future Past as that film releases NEXT summer. The on-going hype train for both features is a bit misleading though, so it might be worth the acknowledgment once more. Continue Reading
Later this week, audiences will get their first look at a trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine–a sequel to the X-Men Origins film released four years ago. Set in Japan with themes of isolation for the title character, the pic takes place after the events of the original X-Men trilogy. Its primary villain is the Silver Samurai, but Wolverine nemesis Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) will play an integral role as well which is said to focus less on special abilities than in the past. This is more of a classic superhero film than your typical X-Men movie. That said, here is what could easily be the film’s best poster yet. Continue Reading
This little gem hit the net earlier in the week, but it is a pretty slow news day so it might be worth spending time to bring it to your attention. It is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in The Wolverine. Yes, THAT movie. It is a bit comical how much the James Mangold-directed feature has been overshadowed by production on X-Men: Days of Future Past in recent weeks, but that will definitely change soon enough as a trailer is expected to be paired with G.I. Joe: Retaliation near the end of March.
At that point, all will be revealed; however, we do know a few things about the flick at the moment. Longtime nemesis Viper will have a key role in this East Asia-set actioner and the Silver Samurai is the primary villain. Fox decided early on to make this one a little less X-Men-y than fans are used to though so do not expect a whole lot of super powers to be thrown about. Instead, audiences should prepare themselves for more of a classic take on the genre (i.e. Spider-Man, Iron Man, etc.) As for where this one fits in on the timeline, it will take place sometime after the events of the original X-Men trilogy. Continue Reading
Hugh Jackman took to The Tonight Show Monday evening to promote Les Miserables. The movie may be exiting theaters, but it is in the middle of an Oscar push as the big screen adaptation of the musical is up for a number of awards including ones for Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman,) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway.) To date, the Tom Hooper-directed feature is up over $140 million at the domestic box office, $330 million when including foreign income. Continue Reading
There are some new photos to look at for two of the summer’s hottest films: Fast and the Furious 6 and The Wolverine. The former has already been shot and is set for a collision course with The Hangover 3 on Memorial Day Weekend. Since the previous installment in the series broke franchise records with over $600 million worldwide, Paramount seems okay with letting the trailer hang in the wind until the Super Bowl comes around. Vin Diesel confirmed the big reveal earlier today. Do note that Super Bowl spots tend to make it online BEFORE the big game more and more, so naturally we suspect it before hand.
In regards to The Wolverine, this is the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine which is being billed as a quasi-reboot of sorts for the sub-franchise going forward. Taking the helm on production was Walk the Line director James Mangold who has said time and time again that superhero abilities have been downplayed in favor of some serious character development. That is probably why he has his shirt off in today’s new image… Continue Reading
The biggest movie of the holiday season looks certain to be Les Miserables as it is currently leading advance ticket sales going into Christmas. Bolstered by rock star performances from Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, the drama is definitely a front-runner come award season, and that leads us to what appears to be the final stop on these actors’ press tour: a bit for Moviefone’s Unscripted series where the two asked each other questions. For those unfamiliar with the setup of Unscripted, it basically has an upcoming movie’s actors ask each other fan-generated questions. These are almost always better than your typical press junket footage so hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
Late next summer, Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine. The iconic role has led many to insist that the actor is to the character like Sean Connery is to James Bond, leading some to feel like Fox has screwed the pooch many times over on these X-Men movies and his role in it. Part of the problem has always been mutant saturation, and while specifics are still under wraps, information did manage to get out courtesy of director James Mangold on how things might be different going forward into The Wolverine.
Two things have been explicitly identified as game changers. The first is that The Wolverine will feature a theme relating to immortality and how that can be a curse to some as the title character will experience loss as he outlives his X-Men team members. Such underlying issues are not exactly sexy, so the second information has been a bit more grandstanding in nature. Apparently, The Wolverine will be one of only a few mutants actually in the movie. Somewhere down the line, they realized that creating a more classic superhero film approach would be a better way to tell a character-driven story than to try to ‘wow’ theatergoers with special effects. Continue Reading
For those of you who have not yet had enough of Hugh Jackman’s singing, here is a new featurette with the actor talking about his role as Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables. Producer Cameron Mackintosh as well as the film’s director share their two cents on the performance as well. Consider this the first line of promotion for the actor’s attempts at Oscar campaigning. Jackman recently received recognition by both SAG and HFPA. Continue Reading
Here is what appears to be the last of the trailers for Tom Hooper’s big flashy musical Les Miserables. There is a Hugh Jackman introduction as well as some voice over work to help sell the story to those of you who have never showed interest in the movie’s source material. For the most part, this is just a re-edit of the same footage we have seen before, but with added references to the film’s Golden Globe nominations as well as some more proper introductions for its stars. This might actually be the first time an ad mentioned Sacha Baron Cohen as being attached to this project. Continue Reading
Hugh Jackman was shoring up support for hotly-anticipated new musical Les Miserables on Kimmel last night. For the most part, talk shows will be in repeats next week, so the cast of that film is completing their rounds to drum up free promotion for the film. This is a good thing because Jackman has been pretty entertaining lately. Last night’s conversation? The climbing of Mount Fuji. Aside from Les Mis, he did manage to give us an update on The Wolverine which just finished filming in Australia with about a month of photography done in Japan. Continue Reading