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Expectations are a terrible thing to have, because they inevitably end up disappointing the person idealistic enough to imagine that anything might be good, ever. I'm being a little sardonic, but it's triply true for the foolish of us paying attention to comic book movies before they come out, when the primordial soup of possibility allows our inner fanboy to foresee wild, desperate highs of creative adaptation and post-Nolan brilliance.
Obviously, this never happens. Expect Terry Gilliam's "Watchmen," and end up with Zack Snyder scoring slo-mo sex with "Hallelujah"; expect Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, and end up with a mute, fleshy surgery victim in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Expect Darren Aronofsky's take on Logan's lonely sojourn to Japan, and end up with the director of "Kate and Leopold."
But there's tangible proof for optimism to rear its head, rather than remaining a dreamy projection of what could be. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, »
- Jeremy Gordon
We continue to hold onto cautious optimism and enthusiasm when thinking about and anticipating the release of "The Wolverine," especially when we keep hearing about potential X-Men cameos and positive endorsements and such.
And today we have new excitement to pore over from director James Mangold, via a lengthy interview with EW's CapeTown in which he addresses following Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's original storyline and playing with Wolverine's vulnerability and emotional baggage.
"A lot of that story and a lot of beats from that saga are in there — and a lot of characters," Mangold said about including the Claremont/Miller source material. "Without being religious about it, I think it’s a very admiring adaptation. Obviously when you’re adapting anything you make some changes. But all the characters are there – Yukio, Viper, Mariko, Shingen, and Logan obviously. The whole cast of characters that exist in that world exists in our film. »
- Kara Warner
2 items from 2013
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