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When the final Logan trailer debuted last week, one of the early scenes featured Hugh Jackman's title character discovering that Dafne Keen's X-23 is a fan of the X-Men comics. We get a brief glimpse at some of the panels, as Logan rmuses that "maybe a quarter of it happened," referring to the events depicted in these fictional pages. As it turns out, this on-screen comic book was actually brought to life for the film by Marvel's chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, who is sharing the page as seen in the trailer. If that wasn't enough, Hugh Jackman just debuted a sneak peek at the new Empire Magazine cover featuring a look at Logan after having been shot numerous times, along with four more photos from inside magazine.
Back in May, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that production was under way on Logan, the final Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. And that the movie will be R-rated. Today, James Mangold announced on social media that the MPAA has awarded an R rating for Logan, while explaining why this particular rating was handed out. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a brief Twitter statement..
"Official: Please be advised that Logan has been rated R for 'strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.'"
The filmmaker wouldn't offer more details about the rating on Twitter, including which cast members go nude in the film. The strong language was teased a few months ago when James Mangold released a photo featuring the second page of the Logan screenplay, containing a number of "f-bombs" and a scene where Logan is being beaten by a group known as the Bangers. »
From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage, plus more images from director James Mangold's $127 million, R-rated (for 'strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity') feature "Logan", starring Hugh Jackman in his final appearance as the super-powered mutant 'Wolverine', opening March 3, 2017:
"...years after 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', some of the last of the 'merry mutants'...
"...including an aging 'Logan' aka 'Wolverine', whose healing factor is starting to fail...
"...and 'Charles Xavier' aka 'Professor X', protect a young girl named 'Laura' who is being hunted by sinister forces.
...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 »
- Michael Stevens
@Voldemorgoth Don't think @RealHughJackman said that exactly. Simple fact. We take place in 2029, 5 yrs past anything depicted in Xmen film.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 22, 2017
The X-Men franchise has long invited many timeline questions. Ever since the series took a left turn in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and did its best to sort of fix any issues with both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, fans have been able to poke a terrifying number of holes in its continuity. While originally believed to be a “prequel” to the original X-Men, X-Men: First Class was essentially revealed to the starts of an alternate timeline.
Here are but a few timeline questions this franchise has to offer: Which timeline does Deadpool take place in? How does that fit? »
- Joseph Medina
We've known for quite some time that 20th Century Fox's Logan will be Hugh Jackman's final film as Wolverine, and it was recently confirmed by director James Mangold that the film is set in the year 2029. The filmmaker revealed that Logan takes place 5 years after the events of the X-Men: Days of Future Past prologue, which is set in the year 2024, with the director stating that setting the movie in 2029 gives him room to be clear of the "existing entanglements" of the X-Men universe. Today we have word from Hugh Jackman, who claims that Logan isn't even set in the same X-Men universe, although James Mangold revealed on social media that may not be the case. First off, here's what Hugh Jackman had to say about how this movie isn't "beholden to timelines" of the X-Men universe.
"And so Jim [Mangold] and I had this blank canvas and we wanted to make something really different. »
With certain rights to the iconic Terminator franchise reverting back to Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day creator/director James Cameron in 2019, the filmmaker is prepping his return to the series. Cameron is planning to 'Godfather' a 'reboot and conclusion' of the first two movies, with Deadpool director Tim Miller in early talks to direct. David Ellison, who bought the franchise rights from his sister Megan Ellison in 2013, is funding an "exploratory effort" that brings some of the top sci-fi authors together to "find the movie creatively."
Deadline broke the news, but even the site concedes that it's unclear what direction the story will go in. After directing 1984's The Terminator and its blockbuster 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron backed away from the franchise, and he wasn't involved in 2003's Terminator 3: Rise Against the Machines, the 2008 TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 2009's Terminator Salvation or last year's Terminator Genisys. »
When Peter Dinklage joined Avengers: Infinity War in a mysterious role, speculation — as it always does on the Internet — ran rampant. Multiple characters were thrown into the mix, but based on some new paparazzi photos, Dinklage’s new hairdo might’ve given away his identity.
Though this is largely speculative at this point — because goodness knows Marvel isn’t going to let anyone know the truth yet, unless they’ve sworn their life and first-born child away — Dinklage’s new ginger red hairdo is very similar to the one Pip the Troll sports in the comics. Does that mean that’s who he’ll be playing? Not necessarily, but we wouldn’t be surprised.
Truth be told, at this point, we’re really not too concerned with who the actor’s been cast as – we’re just happy to see him in the film. While he has been involved with »
- Will Ashton
James Hunt Jan 20, 2017
Ahead of Logan’s March release we’re being given another trailer to enjoy - one with a lot less Johnny Cash and a lot more indication of what’s actually happening in the film. After training our mutant-enhanced senses onto every frame, here’s what we think is going on…
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The trailer opens in some kind of gas station/convenience store. This sort of puts to rest speculation that the film was going to be set in some kind of post-apocalyptic future akin to the Old Man Logan storyline that allegedly inspired the film. Instead, this looks like a kind of grim-but-passable near-future rather than the burnt-out dystopia favoured by most X-Men incarnations.
On the plus side, that does mean the events of X-Men: Days Of Future Past »
This morning, fans were treated not only to the final trailer for 20th Century Fox's Logan, but also a red band trailer for the last-ever Wolverine movie as well. That UK trailer included a scene where Professor X reveals he's "f---ing 90" years old." While there were previously rumors that the story is set in the year 2024, director James Mangold confirmed in a new interview that the story actually takes place in the year 2029. As it turns out, there's a very good reason for why this year was chosen.
ComicBook.com recently got to sit down with Logan director James Mangold, who revealed he wanted to have some "elbow room" between the epilogue scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set in the year 2023 or 2024. The director added that he thinks some of these superhero movies, that take place right after one another, are essentially big-budget TV shows, but »
It's time for another X-Men film, folks! Then again, if you've seen the trailer for Logan, you know it's anything but a typical mutant movie. We have a few months to go until the release, but it's time for a rundown on all the info we have. Take a look below to find out about the cast, plot, poster, teaser, and everything else! The Cast and Plot Hugh Jackman is back for one final time as the title character, aka Wolverine. The film is set years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, in a future nearly void of mutants. Logan and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) are still around, and must team up to protect Laura, a young mutant (Dafne Keen). In the comic books, Laura is Logan's clone-daughter, also referred to as X-23. Whether the movie will follow the exact events of the books, we don't yet know. »
- Maggie Pehanick
It's funny what happens when you've had a long enough winning streak: You cross over from being everything that's right to everything that's wrong.
While no one can argue with the success Marvel Studios has found while putting together its much-ballyhooed Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU), there's definitely a quiet rebellion forming- both within the fandom, and possibly within the industry. See, the way Kevin Feige runs the ship over there makes the situation almost like the kind you'd find in a TV writers room. He and his team decide what direction everything's going in, and then brings in writers and directors who can help get the McU there while giving them just enough wiggle room to put their stamp on it.
That sort of cohesive, all-in, "go team go" approach is paying off beautifully for them, and there's likely no reason for them to mess with that for the time being. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
One year after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan has aged over the years making the promise not to use his claws for bloody purposes, with his healing factor weakened. When an evil organization lead by Nathaniel Essex tries to use the rest of the remaining mutants in the world, turning them […]
The post Logan Gets A New Movie Trailer #Logan appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
The Slamdance Film Festival, Park City’s other film festival that runs parallel to Sundance, begins this Friday, January 20 and will feature a host of independent film premieres, including actor Josh Helman’s directorial debut “Kate Can’t Swim.” The film follows Kate (Celeste Arias), a dissatisfied writer who leaves the city to spend a secluded weekend away with her boyfriend (Grayson DeJesus), her best friend Em (Jennifer Allcott) and Em’s new lover (Helman). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
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“This film came out of a simple idea: how do we process the death of a friendship?” explains Helman “And the heart of our film is the relationship between Kate and Em — two independent spirits so deeply entwined that they would burn it all down to the ground for each other. We’ve all had relationships »
- Vikram Murthi
The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons were just the beginning and now with Inferno, two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor: Forrest Gump, 1994; Philadelphia, 1993), two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard (Best Director & Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind, 2001) and bestselling author Dan Brown are reunited for the latest intense thriller in this billion-dollar franchise. After waking up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days, Robert Langdon (Hanks) suddenly finds himself the target of a manhunt while solving the most intricate riddle he’s ever faced. Joining the international adventure are Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Irrfan Khan (Jurassic World), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Ben Foster (Hell or High Water) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Westworld”). Inferno debuts on digital,4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The Inferno Blu-ray, »
- Tom Stockman
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Defenders, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Legion, Logan, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, X-Men: Supernova, The Batman, Justice League, Shazam, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Powerless, Justice League Dark, The Lego Batman Movie and more…
We’ll start this edition of The Week in Spandex off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s been announced this week that Anthony and Joe Russo are taking Avengers: Infinity War to Scotland and will shoot in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland. The report also claims that the budget for the film is £400 million (that’s almost $500 million), which would make it the most expensive movie of all time »
- Gary Collinson
In a little less than two months, James Mangold is all-set to redefine the superhero genre forever with his upcoming Wolverine sequel, Logan, which will take place in the not-so-distant future and see Hugh Jackman's fan-favorite hero, in a self-imposed exile, thrust into a post-apocalyptic setting where he must fight to survive in a world without his fellow X-Men. Early this morning, Jackman released the film's official synopsis, which sheds a little light on where Logan and Patrick Stewart's Professor X find themselves at the start of the picture and it's a vast departure from where we saw them last at the tail-end of X-Men: Days of Future Past. All seems to be going relatively well for the duo until they discover a young mutant - the mysterious Laura (a.k.a. X-23) - and engage with the dark and sinister forces that are pursuing her. Check out the full synopsis below: Official. »
Ever since X-Men: Apocalypse hit theaters last summer, fans have been kept largely in the dark about 20th Century Fox's plans for continuing the main X-Men franchise. The studio has announced a number of spin-offs, such as The New Mutants, X-Force and Gambit, but there is practically nothing known about how the studio intends to continue the flagship series. One of the more persistent rumors is that the studio will reboot the Dark Phoenix story line, which was told over the original trilogy. While that still hasn't been confirmed, a new production listing may have the most damning evidence yet that the studio is rebooting the Dark Phoenix saga.
The Dark Phoenix saga was largely told through 2003's X-2: X-Men United and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. However, the events of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past essentially eliminated that entire timeline, creating a brand new timeline where Jean »
All this week we have been confirming actors for Avengers: Infinity War, but today we get to talk about a new actor joining the cast. Lord Tyrion himself, Peter Dinklage is set to join. He played Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days Of Future Past brilliantly, so he is not an amateur to the comic world, and Variety reports that he will likely play a key role in Infinity War.
He's Pip!! Gotta be!! https://t.co/LQRl7gYRVd
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 11, 2017
Peter Dinklage/Pip Makes All The Sense!! pic.twitter.com/SNegWRiUha
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 11, 2017
This could be legit. Dinklage is a great actor, and Pip is a big part of a Thanos storyline. Another commentator on his thread suggested he could be Puck, which would also be cool. »
- Drew Carlton
Just when you thought the cast of Avengers: Infinity War couldn’t get any better, a new report from Variety states that Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage is being eyed for a role in the film. If the actor does come on board the project, he’ll most likely be returning for the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, which is due out a year after Infinity War.
Signing on would make Dinklage a newcomer to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, although he’s no stranger to comic book movies. In 2014, the actor played Dr. Bolivar Trask, the creator of the Sentinels and target of an assassination attempt, in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. While Dinklage did fine work in the movie, he was severely underused and didn’t exactly make a strong impression, so if he’s trading Fox’s X-Men universe for Disney’s McU, there’s not a lot of damage done. »
- Justin Cook
Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage might be making the jump from Fox’s X-Men movies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety reports that Dinklage—who played Sentinel creator Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days Of Future Past—is in talks to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s upcoming attempt to take all its superhero action figures and shove them into a single overstuffed toy box.
Dinklage’s prospective part is unknown, but he’ll be joining an absolutely massive cast; Infinity War is expected to have almost 70 Marvel characters on its roster, including the usual Avengers, but also space-faring outliers like the Guardians Of The Galaxy. If he signs on, Dinklage will be one of the few newcomers in the May 4, 2018 movie, as Marvel scours its past films in an effort to put as many McU characters as it superhumanly can onto the screen.
- William Hughes
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