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John Wick 3 sets director; new details emerge on returning cast members and new locations

Author: Zehra Phelan

John Wicks triumphant return to the big screen last year reignited a passion for Keanu Reeves iconic role. Before too long, news of a third in the saga had been confirmed. According to ThatHashTagShow, further news has now been confirmed with a helmer, casting, and location details being reported.

Related: John Wick 2 Premiere Interviews with Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahleski

John Wick faithful, Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first and took on the second, will be returning to the director’s chair. Also returning are familiar faces Common as Cassian, the Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King and Ruby Rose as Ares. Also joining the cast is Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Avengers 4) as the head of a Japanese crime syndicate.

It is said the studio is also still looking for an actress to star opposite Reeves that is between her late 20’s and early 40’s and are open to diverse casting.
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Ridley Scott is game to make future Alien films for Disney: “It’s crazy not to do something with it”

Director Ridley Scott wants to make more films in the Aliens franchise, regardless of the fact that Disney has made a deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. Speaking to Digital Spy, the Alien: Covenant director had this to say:

“It looks to me that the Fox deal is certainly going to go ahead with Disney, and I’ve been with Fox for a number years now. I’m hoping I’ll still probably be there so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as aliens remains to be seen. I think they should because I think, when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it’s crazy not to do something with it.”

The Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox has left some properties in a strange position. While it’s amazing to think about Wolverine joining the McU, it
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Mulan Remake Shoots Soon as Disney Finalizes Production Team

Disney is moving full-steam ahead on their live-action Mulan remake. Key members of the crew have now been put in place as filming is slated to begin later this month. Though no release date has been specified by the studio, Mulan is slated to arrive in 2019 and, with filming taking place very soon, it's possible we could see the movie early on next year, as opposed to seeing it drop in the summer or winter. Though, there are already quite a few live-action remakes coming from the Mouse House next year, so it's going to be a bit crowded.

Niki Caro, best known for her work on the movie Whale Rider, has been tapped by Disney to direct the live-action Mulan. In a new report, it's revealed that Narcos' costume designer Bina Daigeler has been added to the crew. In addition, Sean Andrew Faden (Power Rangers) will serve as
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The Greatest Showman reshoots apparently done by James Mangold

David Crow Dec 22, 2017

It appears that Logan director James Mangold stepped in for friend Hugh Jackman to direct reshoots on The Greatest Showman.

The Greatest Showman is now playing in cinemas, and it's so far been on the receiving end of pretty mixed reviews.

A new story over at Variety, meanwhile, has suggested that 20th Century Fox reportedly hired Hugh Jackman's friend and frequent collaborator, James Mangold, to direct a week of reshoots, as well as oversee some of the editing and post-production process.

According to the report, Mangold was paid a seven-figure amount and brought in to direct reshoots because the studio felt that The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey had become “overwhelmed with the scope of the picture.” This apparently extended to the post-production process, as the studio determined Gracey also needed “assistance” in the editing bay.

For the record, Gracey has a long history of shooting commercials
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James Mangold Helped Oversee ‘Greatest Showman’ Reshoots, Post-Production (Exclusive)

James Mangold Helped Oversee ‘Greatest Showman’ Reshoots, Post-Production (Exclusive)
James Mangold came to the aid of his old pal Hugh Jackman at a critical moment during the making of “The Greatest Showman.” The “Logan” director was enlisted to help oversee a week of reshoots on the lavish movie musical last fall after 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the film, became concerned that Michael Gracey was overwhelmed with the scope of the picture.

Gracey, who is making his feature film directorial debut with “The Greatest Showman,” had an extensive resume of commercials work, but struggled to adjust to the pressure of calling the shots on an $84 million film. It was also determined that he could use a veteran’s assistance with the post-production process.

To that end, Mangold helped edit the picture. He was given an executive producer credit for his work and was paid a seven-figure salary for his contributions.

A source close to the studio disputed any notion that Gracey had lost control of the
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James Gunn Doesn’t Care If Bashing Donald Trump Loses Him Fans, Compares the President to Hitler and Putin

James Gunn Doesn’t Care If Bashing Donald Trump Loses Him Fans, Compares the President to Hitler and Putin
James Gunn isn’t backing down from the backlash he’s facing after tweeting what some are saying is an inappropriate joke about President Donald Trump. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” director posted on December 15 a joke that described what the interview process is like between Trump and any prospective staffer.

Read More:‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Says He Knows At Least 15 Women Who’ve Been Accosted by James Toback

Gunn’s joke included Trump asking the following two questions: “Do you know anything about the position?” and “Are you on my dick?” The person that answers “no” and “yes,” respectively, gets hired.

Transcription of Trump with anyone he's appointed to anything.

Trump: Do you know anything about the position?

Candidate: No, sir, I do not, nothing.

Trump: Are you on my dick?

Candidate: Yes, sir, I am completely, always on your dick, forever.

Trump: You're in.
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Wolverine Fan Art Imagines Hugh Jackman In The Classic Costume

While you can’t fault his performance, every Wolverine fan wishes that Hugh Jackman had worn Logan’s classic comic book costume at least once in the movies. Sadly, with the actor saying goodbye to the role earlier this year, we’ll never get to see it. Thankfully, though, we’ve got an awesome piece of fan art which gives us a pretty good idea of what it could have looked like.

In keeping with superhero movies’ usually more realistic takes on comic book outfits, Jackman’s Wolverine is given a more armoured version of the traditional suit here, with black detailing instead of the typical blue or brown. However, it still looks awesome and is a damn sight more faithful than any of those boring black jumpsuits he wore in the role for nearly two decades.

Why did the actor never don the costume in the films, you ask?
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Hugh Jackman said goodbye to Wolverine with “tears” in his eyes

Hugh Jackman has commented on the emotions he felt when saying goodbye to Wolverine.

This year Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to the character Wolverine, giving his final performance as the mutant in the critically acclaimed Logan.

The actor had portrayed the fan favourite X-Man for 17 years so it was no easy thing to do. In an interview with Variety, Jackman touched on this, explaining how he felt and the regret he has.

“I wish I’d started playing him like that 17 years ago,” Jackman said. “So there’s some sense of missed opportunity, but when I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes. The main feeling I had was: “There, that’s the character. I feel like I’ve done it now.” And I was calm and at peace, but I’m going to miss that guy.”

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James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama, Elle Fanning in Talks (Exclusive)

James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama, Elle Fanning in Talks (Exclusive)
James Mangold is following up “Logan” by tackling Patty Hearst, Variety has learned.

The director has come on board a still untitled adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling “American Heiress.” The film will not share the book’s title, but it will draw on Toobin’s reporting as it delves into Hearst’s kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army and re-emergence as a member of the left-wing terrorist group. Elle Fanning is in talks to play Hearst, the Berkeley sophomore turned unlikely counter-culture revolutionary. Twentieth Century Fox is backing the project through its Fox 2000 label.

The screenplay was written by Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander and Mangold. Mangold will produce the film along with Nina Jacobsen and Brad Simpson of Colorforce.

Mangold has been attached to several other high profile projects, including an adaptation of Don Winslow’s popular novel “The Force,” as well as a big screen version of Katherine Applegate’s best-selling children’s book “Crenshaw
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James Mangold to direct children's book adaptation Crenshaw

Kayti Burt Dec 4, 2017

Logan director James Mangold is going family friendly for his upcoming movie of Crenshaw...

James Mangold is heading in a very different directorial direction. The Logan director just signed on to direct Fox's live-action adaptation of Katherine Applegate's children's book Crenshaw, a story about a young boy whose imaginary friend-cat named Crenshaw comes back to help when the boy's family falls on hard times. (Maybe Crenshaw has adamantium claws?)

According to THR, Crenshaw will be produced by Kickstart Productions and Frederick Seton has already written the first draft of the screenplay.

While this might seem like a bit of a departure for the director of Logan and The Wolverine, Mangold actually has a pretty eclectic filmography. Other films on his resume include Walk the Line, Kate & Leopold, and Girl, Interrupted. Coincidentally Girl, Interrupted star Angelina Jolie is set to voice-star in The One And Only Ivan,
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James Mangold To Direct Giant Cat Movie ‘Crenshaw’

Directing “The Wolverine” and “Logan” back-to-back was fairly unusual for James Mangold. The director generally doesn’t like to stay pinned down to one genre for very long. Over the course of his career he’s done everything from intimate indie dramas (“Heavy“) to musical biopics (“Walk The Line“) to westerns (“3:10 To Yuma“) to Tom Cruise vehicles (“Knight & Day“).

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Ridley Scott casts doubt on the future of the Alien franchise

In light of the perceived failure of Alien: Covenant, and the polarising nature of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been speaking at a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable about the future of the Alien franchise.

Speaking about his decision to pursue directorial duties on Alien: Covenant over the arguably more successful Blade Runner 2049, Scott said “It was a crossfire of too much business”, revealing that he’s involved in some way with at least six films released this year.

Alien: Covenant grossed $240m off a $97m budget, almost half of what Prometheus accrued ($403m, $130m budget), and on this Scott hinted at the future for his iconic xenomorph:-

“I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus, which, from the ground zero, had good lift up. So we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and [revive] the franchise of Alien. However, I think the beast has run out,
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Hugh Jackman May Finally Wear Wolverine’s Yellow Costume…Kind Of

The biggest disappointment of Hugh Jackman’s run as Wolverine is that he never got to wear the famous yellow costume that the character had become popular for. Yes, we did get a glimpse of it in a case in 2013’s The Wolverine (see above), but he never suited up in the gear in a live-action scenario. And frankly, that sucks.

After all, we’ve seen some truly atrocious comic book outfits brought to life (for example, Mystique’s attire in X-Men: Apocalypse), so why not Wolvie’s? As one of the most distinct superhero costumes around, it’s a travesty that it never made a major appearance in any film. In fact, it basically cheapens the value and prestige of it.

As something that’s become part of the character’s tradition, you’d think he would’ve slipped into it at some point, but nope, it was like
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Hugh Jackman to Finally Wear Classic Wolverine Costume for Halloween?

Hugh Jackman to Finally Wear Classic Wolverine Costume for Halloween?
Many thought Hugh Jackman would finally wear Wolverine's classic yellow and blue costume from the Marvel comics in Logan. This was before the first footage was ever revealed. In the movie, Wolverine never dons any costume at all featuring a much more realistic take on the character. As this was Jackman's final turn as the iconic mutant superhero, fans hopes were dashed, and all seemed lost. But perhaps we'll finally see Jackman in that iconic yellow and blue spandex after all.

In celebration of Halloween, Hugh Jackman shared a photo on social media that shows the actor shopping for costumes. He holds up an adult sized, albeit sort of chintzy looking, official Marvel costume depicting Wolverine in his classic colors. Trying to remain conspicuous in shades, he says this to fans.

"Just maybe I will finally wear blue and yellow spandex for my #halloweencostume

#tootall"

There's no size visible on the bag,
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X-23 Creator Will Help Script The Logan Spinoff Movie Alongside James Mangold

Still reeling from yesterday’s big scoop? We wouldn’t blame you.

Doing good on all those theories and half-hearted rumors about an X-23 spinoff, James Mangold announced via THR that he had begun work on a story outline involving Dafne Keen’s Laura, the undisputed breakout star of Logan.

Aside from citing the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman movie as a source of inspiration, Mangold stopped short of detailing too much, too soon. And for good reason. However that may be, we now have confirmation that Craig Kyle, writer on Thor: Ragnarok and the creator of X-23, will help pen the treatment for Fox’s newly-unveiled spinoff. It’s a project that has been gestating for months, according to Kyle’s Twitter feed, but there is perhaps no one better equipped to map out Laura’s X-Men future than the writer who created her in the first place.

Behind
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Hugh Jackman Apologized To The Actor Who Was Supposed To Play Wolverine

At this point, it’s really hard to imagine anyone else playing Wolverine but Hugh Jackman. After all, no matter how crummy some of the X-Men films got over the years (and there were some really, really awful ones, thanks to Gavin Hood and Brett Ratner), he never let us down. Not once. He brought his all with him on every occasion and made sure that Logan remained the best part of each of the movies.

Still, after nine films in the space of 17 years, Jackman is now ready to pass down the adamantium claws. Who will replace him is obviously unknown, and that’s not likely to change for a while, but in an interesting interview with THR, the actor shared a story about the time he met the man who was originally supposed to play Wolverine.

You see, Jackman wasn’t always the first choice for the X-Men leader.
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Netflix's Godless: In a Town Without Men, Michelle Dockery & More Ladies You Don't Want to Mess with Rule the Roost

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Netflix's Godless: In a Town Without Men, Michelle Dockery & More Ladies You Don't Want to Mess with Rule the Roost
Welcome to no man’s land … literally.

People can exclusively reveal your first look at the full trailer for Netflix’s new original limited series, Godless — and you’ll want to add this to your list to binge-watch as soon as it hits the streaming service next month.

The seven-part epic western — brought to you by screenwriter and director Scott Frank (Logan and The Wolverine), Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh and executive producer Casey Silver — stars Michelle Dockery, best known for her role as Downton Abbey‘s Lady Mary Crawley, Jeff Daniels and Jack O’Connell.

The story follows notorious criminal
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'Logan' Team on Dreaming Up a 'Laura' Spinoff and Finding the Drama in Wolverine's Goodbye

'Logan' Team on Dreaming Up a 'Laura' Spinoff and Finding the Drama in Wolverine's Goodbye
Hugh Jackman has said goodbye to Wolverine, but the story isn't quite over.

Seven months after the film hit theaters, Jackman and director James Mangold are still processing the level of praise lavished on the film, which exceeded their expectations from when they set out to tell story to end all Wolverine stories. Logan was made for less money than the previous two Wolverine films, but Jackman's R-rated swan song became the most financially successful of the three by far with $616 million worldwide (Mangold's The Wolverine made just over $414 in 2013), and it remains one of the best...
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Behind The Scenes Photos From The Wolverine That Every Fan Should See

Often, what you see on a screen when it comes to Hollywood blockbusters is not at all what the initial footage looked like. Whether it’s CGI, practical effects, models, costumes, make-up or any of the other numerous tactics employed to create movie magic, the finished product is almost always enhanced in some manner, especially when it comes to big budget films.

Thankfully, nearly every major blockbuster has its production recorded and documented by photographers and over the years, some truly incredible, exciting and often hilarious behind the scenes photos have made their way online. And so, on that note, join us today as we settle into another edition of our weekly column, where we’ll be exploring James Mangold’s The Wolverine.

After the overwhelming disappointment of the first attempt at a solo film for the X-Men leader, many were skeptical about Mangold’s efforts to revitalize the character.
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