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Australian actor Hugh Jackman first played the character of Wolverine back in 2000 in the film that launched the modern day, comic book blockbuster - Bryan Singer's X-Men. Now 17 years later, the Academy Award-nominated actor has inhabited the character an unprecedented nine times on the big screen — that's more times than Roger Moore suited up as James Bond or Robert Englund terrorized Elm Street as Freddy Krueger. With Logan, out in theaters everywhere on March 3rd, Jackman and director James Mangold (of Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Wolverine) craft something special as a means of laying to rest Jackman's iconic role: an intimate, character-driven film that is brutal, beautiful, and deeply affecting. It's 2029 — set 50 years after the events depicted in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) — and mutants are nearly extinct. A despondent and depleted Logan is drinking his day away at a derelict smelting plant at the »
- Adam Frazier
20th Century Fox's Logan is shaping up to be a big box office hit, as fans get ready for its theatrical release in just two short days. While we'll have wait a bit more to see if the box office projections are accurate, we do know for sure that Logan is a hit among critics, with Rotten Tomatoes issuing a Certified Fresh rating for this final superhero adventure for star Hugh Jackman. If these numbers hold up throughout the next few days, it could make Logan the most critically-acclaimed movie in the entire X-Men franchise, which he himself helped build.
Rotten Tomatoes revealed on Twitter this past Sunday that Logan had been Certified Fresh with an impressive rating of 95%, although now it has dropped slightly to 93% with 93 positive reviews and 7 negative reviews posted thus far. There will still likely be reviews pouring in throughout the next few days, so while this 93% rating may certainly fluctuate, »
Anghus Houvouras on how Fox can fix the X-Men: Cinematic Universe…
Fox has been cultivating the X-Men cinematic universe for nearly two decades. It’s been that long since fans were first treated to Marvel’s most magnanimous mutants on the big screen. The first X-Men movie wasn’t perfect, but it was a solid first entry into what would become a wildly disjointed franchise that struggled to find its place in an era of endless comic book adaptations. That seems strange when you remember that X-Men kind of kicked off the comic book movie trend of the 21st century. And yet, even with an eight year head start, Fox has been unable to capitalize. The X-Men franchise still lacks a clear and concise direction.
That has changed somewhat in the last year after Deadpool was released and donkey punched expectations. With much fanfare and little faith from Fox, the »
- Anghus Houvouras
We’ve known for a long while now that Hugh Jackman intends on hanging up the claws and retiring from the role of Wolverine with the release of next week’s Logan, but while Patrick Stewart had previously suggested he wasn’t ready to call time on the X-Men franchise, he’s now revealed that the Wolverine solo sequel will mark his last appearance as Professor Charles Xavier.
“A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, [Hugh Jackman, James Mangold and I] sat watching the movie,” said Stewart (via EW). “And I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and — this is an admission — but at one point [Hugh] reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go [mimes wiping a tear from his eye] like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing. »
- Gary Collinson
We've known for quite some time that next week's highly-anticipated superhero adventure Logan will be the last time Hugh Jackman will be seen as Wolverine. While the actor has hinted there may be a possibility he could return in some fashion, we have now learned that Logan will mark the end of another era as well. Patrick Stewart, who returns as Professor X in Logan, confirmed he will be leaving the X-Men franchise behind as well after this standalone spin-off. Here's what he had to say about leaving the franchise behind.
"A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie, and I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and, this is an admission, but at one point [Hugh] reached out, »
David Crow Feb 27, 2017
While sitting down Friday morning with Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker, it’s clear that the X-Men producers are savouring the moment. On a whirlwind media tour for Hugh Jackman’s mutant swan song, they’ve been everywhere from New York to Berlin and back again promoting Logan, a film that much like Deadpool and FX’s Legion before it, has been met with a near euphoric critical reception. It’s enough to make youwonder if it all will have a major influence on the purported X-Men: Supernova, the upcoming seventh X-Men film in the franchise.
With just a few weeks left until Logan hits the big screen, stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart got together with director James Mangold for a Facebook Live Q&A session. During this Q&A session, the filmmaker was asked about the new young star Dafne Keen, who plays the integral character X-23 in this story. While there is still much mystery about the future of the X-Men franchise, James Mangold thinks that we'll see X-23 again in a future X-Men movie.
The 30-minute Q&A was streamed through the X-Men Movies UK Facebook, which featured Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and James Mangold picking questions that had been submitted by the fans. At one point, James Mangold was asked about whether or not we'll see X-23 in a future X-Men movie, and the filmmaker has no doubt we'll see her again. Here's what he had to say in response to »
Jamie Chung is swapping the DC universe for Marvel, with the actress joining the cast of Fox’s and Marvel’s as-yet-untitled X-Men series, where she will portray the character of Clarice Fong, a.k.a. Blink. Chung has recently starred in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham, where she played Valerie Vale.
Blink previously appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past (where she was played by Fan Bingbing), and her character description for the TV show reads: “A sarcastic and lively tomboy, Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.”
- Gary Collinson
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, only this time, for a young man who passed far before his prime. Trevor Habberstad, a stuntman and stunt coordinator who most recently worked on X-Men: Apocalypse, Doctor Strange and Passengers, passed away on Sunday at the age of 27. The stuntman succumbed to a rare form of cancer. Trevor Habberstad was on a family vacation in Hawaii last year when he began to feel stomach pain that doctors initially thought was appendicitis, but after another evaluation, it was revealed that he actually had gastric cancer.
Jeff Habberstad, Trevor's father and a stuntman/stunt coordinator as well, told Khts News in their hometown of Santa Clarita, California that they just found out about a week and a half ago that the cancer had spread into the late stuntman's brain. Jeff Habberstad served as a stunt coordinator for director Bryan Singer on 2014's »
Trevor Habberstad, a stuntman and stunt coordinator on X-Men: Days of Future Past and Doctor Strange, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 27. Habberstad grew up in the Sand Canyon area of California’s Santa Clarita Valley. His father, Jeff Habberstad, is a second-unit director and stunt-unit coordinator. After completing a film in Hawaii, Habberstad complained to his family of stomach pains, which turned out to be gastric cancer, his father told Khts. About a… »
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X-Men director Bryan Singer remembered Habberstad as a dedicated professional.
"Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right and would have gone on to become one of the greats. His skill, commitment to safety and work ethic was second to none. In my 20-year career, I have never lost a friend/colleague this way. He and his entire family are among the kindest people I have ever met. My heart goes out to them. His passing is »
- Aaron Couch
The Once Upon a Time alum has been cast as Clairce Fong aka Blink in Fox’s untitled Marvel drama pilot, Deadline reports.
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The pilot, written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, is said to focus on two ordinary parents who discover that their children have mutant abilities. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins »
David Crow Feb 22, 2017
X-Men: Supernova, a new take on the Dark Phoenix Saga, is happening, and Simon Kinberg is hoping to direct the film.
You didn’t need to be psychic to see this coming after Sophie Turner and James McAvoy both hinted the next X-Men film, apparently titled X-Men: Supernova, was filming this summer. But it now appears official. What's more, Simon Kinberg is in line to both write and direct the seventh X-Men team movie.
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Collider broke the news, reporting that Kinberg, a frequent writer and constant producer on the X-Men films since 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, has completed a screenplay for what is tentatively called X-Men: Supernova and is now in discussions to make his directorial debut on the film. Further, it suggests that the film is indeed based around the Dark Phoenix Saga, which means that Turner »
The X-Men franchise is in a bit of a transitional phase over at Fox. On one hand, Deadpool totally crushed and opened a totally new door for the studio to explore, but those adventures, at least for now, appear to be taking place pretty far away from the main X-Men series. Logan is also looking like it will be a big hit, with early buzz on the movie very positive. But that is also going to mark Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, which will be closing the door on the most reliable fixture of the X-Men movies to date. Still, X-Men 7 is reportedly being worked on and now it looks like we may know who is being eyed to direct it; Simon Kinberg.
According to Collider, the longtime producer and writer for the X-Men franchise is actually looking to make his directorial debut with X-Men 7, which is rumored to be, »
It appears that Logan has a post-credit scene after all. But what it contains and whether or not Deadpool is showing up still remains a mystery. It's being reported today that 20th Century Fox, the studio behind this final Hugh Jackman/Wolverine movie, updated the runtime in the days following the critic screenings that swept the country this past week. What is this extra footage? Well, even critics are going to have to pay to find out.
In the last few months leading up to the release of Logan, it was widely reported that Ryan Reynolds had suited up as Deadpool for a post-credit scene in this swan song of a Hugh Jackman movie. Then, stars Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds joined director James Mangold in a loud chorus of 'That isn't happening'. They claimed it was 'fake news', and that a cameo from Wade Wilson did not fit the »
"When estranged brothers Adam and Clint attempt to reconnect over a week-long hunting trip in remote British Columbia, they find the tables turned by a mysterious presence lurking in the forest. Convinced that they are now besieged by a supernatural presence, the siblings begrudgingly agree on only one thing: they will have to put aside their differences and work together if they plan on making it out these dark woods alive."
Directed by Tim J. Brown (The Cradle), Devil in the Dark stars Robin Dunne (Syfy's Sanctuary), Dan Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Daniel Cudmore (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Briana Buckmaster (The CW's Supernatural). Momentum Pictures will release Devil in the Dark on VOD beginning March 7th. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details. »
- Derek Anderson
Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from director James Mangold's $127 million budgeted, R-rated feature "Logan", starring Hugh Jackman in his final appearance as the super-powered mutant 'Logan', adapting Marvel Comics' "Old Man Logan" storyline, opening March 3, 2017:
"...and 'Charles Xavier' aka 'Professor X', protect a young girl named 'Laura' who is being hunted by sinister forces.
"Wolverine: Old Man Logan" (2008), the eight-issue story from writer Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass) and illustrator Steve McNiven, ran through "Wolverine" #66–#72 and ending in "Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan" (Sept 2009), set in an alternate universe designated as 'Earth-807128'.
Set fifty years into the future, it uses a similar premise to another Millar book, "Wanted", in which the world's super-villains band »
- Michael Stevens
While we only learned the actual title a few months ago, we've known for years that Logan will be Hugh Jackman's last performance as Wolverine, a character he has been playing for almost 17 years now, since the first X-Men debuted in the summer of 2000. Lately, though, the actor has hinted that there may be a possibility of returning, perhaps for a Deadpool vs. Wolverine movie that Ryan Reynolds has been clamoring for. With just a few weeks left until Logan hits theaters, Hugh Jackman again leaves the door open for Wolverine's potential return in a new interview. Here's what he had to say below about whether or not this is the final Wolverine movie.
When I had the script, I was like, 'Yes.' And when I was shooting the movie, yes. As I sit here today, yes. God knows how I'll feel in three years. But right now, »
When Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan scored sound editing nominations for their work in “La La Land,” they became part of cinematic history as the first female team in a category traditionally dominated by men.
What’s more, Lee became the first Asian woman to be nominated in sound editing; she is also part of the team nominated in the sound mixing category for “La La Land.”
The skilled artisans focused on creating a layered soundscape for “La La Land” that was both lyrical and modern.
“I remember telling my husband that I wanted more responsibility on a project that I was doing, that I wanted to be in a position where I could make decisions. My husband just told me to tell them that. So I did,” says Morgan, who also worked on “Hairspray.” “I think we have to speak up, say what we want, and take responsibility »
- Karen Idelson
Hugh Jackman is continuing to warn people about the importance of wearing sunscreen after having to go under the knife yet again for another skin cancer scare.
The 48-year-old Logan star took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of his bandaged nose, which was operated on when doctors discovered "another basal cell carcinoma."
Photos: Stars Post Pics From Hospitals and Doctors' Offices
"Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all's well," Jackman wrote in the caption. "Looks worse w/ the dressing on then off! Wearsunscreen."
Jackman was first treated for basal cell carcinoma -- the most common form of skin cancer -- in 2013, and has since undergone at least five operations to remove cancerous cells. Along the way, he's always made sure to stress the importance of sunblock. »
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