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Despite being one of Marvel’s most insanely popular characters, Wolverine has struggled a bit on the big screen. Sure, Hugh Jackman defied expectations when he first signed on to play the Canadian mutant. After, in the comics, the guy is short and stocky whereas Jackman is over six feet tall. He fit the ensemble in the X-Men trilogy of films quite nicely, playing off James Marsden’s Cyclops as both vied for Jean Grey’s love only to both watch her die in X-Men: Last Stand.
If there was any character ready for a spinoff film, it was Wolverine but X-Men Origins; Wolverine was a bit of a messy disappointment, overstuffed with other mutants and telling his poignant backstory. Still, the character was tantalizing for 20th Century Fox so they went back to the drawing board – and the comics – for inspiration offering up this summer’s The Wolverine, »
- Robert Greenberger
Last month, we reported that Hugh Jackman is developing a follow-up to The Wolverine with director James Mangold. While development is still ongoing, the actor revealed he isn't quite sure he wants to return as Logan.
"I don't know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of this movie and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That's exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn't reach those, I won't be doing it."
When asked if there was a screenplay in place, the actor said there is no writer attached.
"No there is not but Jim Mangold and I were literally on the phone last night talking about ideas but there is no script and »
Costume Designs: Isis Mussenden * Costume Illustrations: Phillip Boutte Jr.. Click Here To See 1 More Design At Film Sketchr Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. The Wolverine was be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver »
The Wolverine - 20th Century Fox - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Director: James Mangold Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee. Full cast + crew It's a safe bet that The Wolverine will be better remembered than its box office would indicate. It only made $133 million in the U.S., which put it far behind the bigger superhero movies of the year (Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and Thor: The Dark World), and you'd think that would mine the film is a stinker, but that's just not the case. The reality is that fans probably felt they had Wolverine fatigue, and assumed this one probably wasn't any better than Wolvie's last solo film. It is, though. It's much, much...
- Peter Hall
Today is the day The Wolverine have been waiting for, with Fox Home Entertainment releasing this action sequel on 4 disc Blu-ray Unleashed Extended Edition, 2 disc Blu-ray, and DVD. Hugh Jackman returns as the title character, who faces his toughest enemy yet in Japan, where he learns more about his origins. We have a contest lined up for director James Mangold's blockbuster, where fans can take home the 2 disc Blu-ray. Take a look at how you can add this hit movie to your collection.
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The Wolverine Unrated Extended Edition arrives on blu-ray Dec. 3rd. Related Content: James Mangold Confirms The Wolverine Sequel Will Be Based On An Existing Comic Six Stories James Mangold And Hugh Jackman Could Use In The Wolverine Sequel Running Time: 2 hrs 6 minutes Release Date: July 26, 2013 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Starring: Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Mark Bomback (screenplay) Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) Frank Miller (comic book) Chris Claremont (comic book) "Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action packed life-or-death battle that takes him to modern day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Logan confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality; an epic fight that will leave him forever changed." »
Artwork by Michele Moen Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. The Wolverine was be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). Available Now on Digital HD. On Blu-ray & DVD Dec. 3. »
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Famke Janssen | Written by Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Directed by James Mangold
In case you hadn’t noticed, there was another Wolverine film out this summer. Hugh Jackman took his cigar-smoking, brow-furrowing, claw-snikt-ing anti-hero to Japan in what was his sixth outing as Logan.
The last solo outing for the mutton-chopped one was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a film that was bad enough for me to turn off halfway through and seemingly nixed any future ‘Origins’ spin offs, most prominently the mooted Magneto movie. Still, audience affection for the Canadian crime fighter, as well as an ever-game Jackman prompted the production of this outing, with Walk the Line director James Mangold at the helm.
Cards on the table, the length of films is a massive bugbear of mine (alongside umbrellas and the incorrect »
- Jack Kirby
Back in September, we broke the news that The Wolverine was planning on showing Logan's iconic 1975 yellow and black costume at the very end of this superhero adventure. Today, we have the alternate ending featured on the 4 disc Blu-ray Unleashed Extended Edition, 2 disc Blu-ray and DVD, which shows us how this iconic outfit came into play. In addition, we have the X-Men: Days of Future Past first look featurette that will be included on The Wolverine's Blu-ray and DVD sets, which features director Bryan Singer giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the sets being used in the sequel.
The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold. »
The Wolverine team of star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold is reuniting for a third Wolverine spin-off movie. This will be the 8th time Hugh Jackman has played the popular mutant, after two solo films and five X-Men movies, including this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. This will be the longest any actor has played the same superhero on the big screen.
The Wolverine was a modest success in the States, bringing in $132 million from a $120 million budget. Its reception was lukewarm, and many doubted we'd ever see Hugh Jackman suit up as the troubled mutant Logan again after X-Men: Days of Future Past. But the latest standalone adventure has become an international success, pulling in over $280 million overseas for a total gross of $413 million worldwide. Because of this, 20th Century Fox has pushed Wolverine 3 into production.
Exclusive: Amazon Studios continues to attract big names for its pilots. Feature actor Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, Amores Perros, Babel) has been tapped for the streaming service’s comedy pilot Mozart In The Jungle, written by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. Based on the memoir by Blair Tindal, the project is all about sex, drugs and classical music and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens onstage. Mexico-born Garcia Bernal, repped by Wme, will play Gustavo, an enfant terrible who’s utterly devoted to his art as a conductor — but also to his image. Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) is set to co-star opposite Shane Coffey in USA’s drama pilot The Novice, from Fox 21, Joe and Tony Gayton. It centers on Kyle (Coffey), a recent college graduate who is forced to move »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Hugh Jackman's second solo outing as the adamantium-clawed Logan may not have set the box-office alight domestically, with The Wolverine earning just $132.1 million during its North American run - the lowest of any X-Men movie to date. However, the James Mangold-directed solo sequel has enjoyed healthy returns internationally and, having opened strongly in China two weeks back, the film has surpassed the $407.7 million worldwide haul of Bryan Singer's X2: X-Men United this past weekend to become the second-highest grossing instalment in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise behind 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.
The Wolverine is based upon Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's acclaimed 1981 miniseries and sees Logan heading to Japan at the behest of Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), an old acquaintance who claims he can put an end to Logan's immortality. Also featuring in the cast are Will Yun Lee (Total Recall) as Kenuichio Harada, Brian Tee »
- Gary Collinson
Title: Lost for Words Fabrication Films/ Studio Strada Director: Stanley J. Orzel Screenwriter: Stanley J. Orzel, Joseph Bendy Cast: Sean Faris, Grace Huang, Joman Chiang, Will Yun Lee Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 10/11/13 Opens: October 18, 2013 While auditioning for a solo role in a Hong Kong ballet production, Anna (Grace Huang) is called “adequate” by the artistic director, but is chosen because the instructor, who has a romantic interest in the dancer, supports her. “Adequate” is the best word to describe Stanley J. Orezel’s movie “Lost for Words,” a painfully slow-moving romantic drama about star-crossed lovers. The male lead, Michael, played by Sean Faris, is star-crossed (if you [ Read More ]
The post Lost for Words Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
The year's most action packed blockbuster comes home as The Wolverine debuts its 4 disc Blu-ray Unleashed Extended Edition, 2 disc Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line), The Wolverine inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc and featuring Hugh Jackman in the title role, takes the hero to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II - and into a shadowy realm of ninjas, mutants, and a brand new class of villains. To date the film has topped over $371 million in the worldwide box office becoming the highest grossing film in the franchise internationally.
Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action-packed, life-or-death battle that takes him to modern-day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Wolverine confronts not only lethal »
Chicago – Last month’s 2013 version of the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago was a memorable event, with appearances of Marvel Comic’s legend Stan Lee, favorites from the new Star Trek movies, ‘The Man of Steel,’ ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and TV’s ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Heroes’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ HollywoodChicago.com was there to capture Exclusive Portraits.
The Wizard World Comic Con is a yearly event in Chicago, but also has upcoming 2013 events in Columbus, Ohio (September 20-21-22), Nashville, Tennessee (October 18-19-20) and Austin, Texas (November 22-23-24). In 2014, the Wizard World Comic Con expands by seven for a total of 15 events. Click here for details regarding all things Wizard World Comic Con, including celebrity autograph/photo opportunities, comic creators meet-and-greet and their huge vendor market.
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Yule Caise has signed with Apa and 3 Arts Entertainment. In July, he was selected as the Fox Writers Intensive Fellow from among 10 finalists. Caise inked a development deal with FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox Television, and will pitch a new original script to FX. His credits including writing and directing the 2010 comedy Swishbucklers. Caise is repped by attorney Linda Lichter. Related: Fox’s Diverse Writers Program Sets Winner Will Yun Lee has inked with Zero Gravity Management. The actor’s recent credits include The Wolverine and Total Recall and recurring roles on Hawaii Five-o and the new drama Intelligence. He also appeared in such films as Die Another Day and Elektra. Related: Zero Gravity Inks Helmer Kellie Madison Lamorne Morris has signed with Resolution in all areas. He stars as Winston on Fox’s New Girl and recently joined the cast of the indie drama Sex Ed. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
This summer's franchise sequel The Wolverine was originally supposed to feature Logan (Hugh Jackman) suiting up in his signature X-Men suit, but if you've seen the movie, you know they keep this Mutant superhero more down to Earth. We now have a look at one of the costumes that was being considered for The Wolverine, which consists of a classic yellow and black helmet and gloves, and would have tied into the costumes worn in X-Men: First Class.
Thanks to MovieWeb reader, Gil Brooks, we've got Legacy Effects digital modeler and sculptor Adam Ross, who has worked on such recent genre fare as Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, RoboCop and Oblivion offering a look at the suit that would have been worn by Hugh Jackman had they decided to include his costume in the movie. It was made with the use of a 3D printer. Check out the suit, with »
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Phil Brennan, Martin Hill, Tim Crosbie, Glenn Melenhorst, James Rogers, Bryan Godwin, Viktor Muller; effects technical director Prema Paetsch and previs director Clint Reagan about such things as claws, nuclear explosions, shedding skin, and a Silver Samurai which all appear in The Wolverine. Beware there are spoilers...
“I ran into some people at Fox who thought I would be a good fit with Jim [Mangold] so I arranged a chat with him,” recalls Phil Brennan (Snow White and the Huntsman) as to how he became the visual effects supervisor for The Wolverine (2013). “We got along well and decided straightaway to go ahead and do it.” With a resume which includes the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (2005), Western remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), action-comedy Knight and Day (2010), and police drama Cop Land (1997), James Mangold makes his comic book movie directorial debut. “Jim is a big »
The Wolverine (2013) Film Review, a movie directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Luke Webb, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, James Fraser, Tao Okamoto, Luke Webb, James Fraser, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Ken Yamamura, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee. Promoted as the Wolverine film X-Men fans have been [...]
Continue reading: Film Review: The Wolverine (2013): Best Standalone Logan Film So Far »
- Sam Joseph
Concept Art by Wayne Haag Logan Hanging On Yukio Approaches Lab Yashida Lab Silver Samurai Logan Falling Lab Silver Samurai Plummeting Concept Art by Gerhard Mozsi Snow Village Yashida Bedroom Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie.. The cast includes: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko »
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