It looks like James Mangold is not gearing up to do another Wolverine sequel. The Walk the Line director is busy setting up his follow-up gig, and it appears to be another Reese Witherspoon-starrer. The film is called Three Little Words, and it will signify an Oscar-winning re-team. Its Legally Blonde star notably won the Oscar for their previous pairing in which she played the role of June Carter Cash opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
This project is quite different though as it is an adaptation of a NYT bestseller from author Ashley Rhodes-Courter. Its plot centers on a Florida girl lost in the child welfare system. A paid volunteer (Witherspoon) discovers her, and they embark on a journey to kick start the girl’s life by getting her biological mother to release her parental rights. Lewis Colick and Michael Petroni wrote the feature adaptation. Principal photography is eyed for a fall start.
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
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
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
With next year’s biggest films debuting trailers all month long, a few people might be wondering about the still-absent movie The Wolverine. This particular film did not begin shooting until of the end of last summer ,so naturally any promotional content at this time would be a mere disappointment on par with your typical ‘returning next season’ spots for television shows. Fortunately, Fox has decided that sitting on their hands was not the way to go as the studio has decided to release a new poster for the film that is to star Hugh Jackman.
In terms of what we know so far about this project, the movie will take place well after the events of the original X-Men trilogy and will have themes of immortality specifically dealing with personal loss. Furthermore, we already know that James Mangold’s quasi-sequel will be a lot less overloaded than what fans of the overarching franchise have grown accustom too meaning that superpowers will be special and not something everyone on screen always has. That is a good start to making this movie easier to digest than your typical ‘us versus the world’ story, but we do expect a little of that to play out as well or else it would not be X-Men. Continue Reading
There is not a whole lot going on today with Hurricane Sandy taking over the news cycle, but there are a few bits of media to explore including this brand new poster for The Wolverine. A few details have come to light in regards to the movie which I will quickly recap for those of you who missed it.
The sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine will in fact take place several decades after we last left off. In fact, the movie will be after the happenings of the original X-Men trilogy suggesting a much more contemporary vibe if not slightly futuristic to the degree. Hugh Jackman’s character will deal with isolationism as those he has grown to know have all gone their separate ways or are now simply gone. James Mangold specifically did this so as to not have to worry about fitting into a timeline that often lends itself to misinterpretation.
We all knew (those who have been following along at least) that The Wolverine would feature some World War II flashbacks, but we did not exactly know where in the timeline the latest X-Men movie would take place. Well, now we do courtesy of Empire who nabbed an interview with the film’s director James Mangold who says that his tale will be told sometime after the events of the X-Men trilogy. Furthermore, he states that many of the superhero group’s members are disbanded or gone. Continue Reading
Superhero fans rejoice! The new Wolverine movie has a big goal in mind and it may be a bit refreshing to hear in a very ironic sense. Word has it that James Mangold’s take on the superhero will not feature 20 different mutants that remind us of what went wrong with television’s Heroes. That means that the movie will be like a more straight-forward superhero feature than anything we have previously seen in the X-Men universe and that might be a very good thing. Continue Reading
With The Dark Knight Rises now half way through its theatrical run, it probably is not too early to look to the future of the superhero genre. 2013 promises to offer four such features with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Wolverine, and Thor: The Dark World in that order. This will be the second time four major superhero releases lined up like this, so we know the industry can take it. The only question is whether or not these offerings will hold a candle to the trio of A-grade offerings we saw this year in the form of The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises. Continue Reading