the greatest showman trailer

You can’t put on a show without some music, and the new The Greatest Showman trailer is here to remind you that it is, in fact, a musical.

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum, the founder of the famous traveling circus and self-ascribed “Greatest Show on Earth,” as he risks his career and reputation to create the beloved Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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The Greatest Showman photos

Now that Hugh Jackman has said farewell to Wolverine and the mutant’s signature mutton chops, he’s got his singing chops back in order with a brand new, original musical.

The Greatest Showman is a new film from first-time director Michael Gracey which sees Hugh Jackman playing P.T. Barnum, the man who created the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. The first trailer features Barnum crediting himself with creating show business, and now we get even more of a taste for how he does that with the first two full track’s off the musical’s soundtrack debut. One features Hugh Jackman singing and even kinda rapping while the other has Keala Settle singing more of a gospel-style ballad. Listen to both sounds from The Greatest Showman soundtrack below. Read More »

matthew vaughn young wolverine

Matthew Vaughn may already be eyeing a Kingsman trilogy, but back in 2011, he almost helmed an X-Men period-piece trilogy.

Or something of the sort. Vaughn launched the floundering X-Men franchise back into relevancy with, ironically, a flash to the past with 2011’s refreshing and bright X-Men: First Class. The superhero movie was set in the 1960s and was anticipated to be the first of several period-set X-Men movies, with a possible sequel centering around a young Wolverine in the ’70s. But the Kingsman came calling and Bryan Singer returned instead to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past. But that won’t stop Vaughn from being nostalgic for the past.

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The Lion King Footage

Jon Favreau is directing a live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic The Lion King, and though we’ve heard about some of the cast members, the D23 Expo brought the official announcement of the entire cast.

The biggest news actually isn’t official yet, and that’s word that X-Men franchise star Hugh Jackman has landed the role of the villain Scar, the brother of the Pride Rock king Mufasa and uncle to the cub prince Simba, but we’re not really sure if that’s true or not. Find out more about The Lion King remake cast below as well as new details about the project. Read More »

the greatest showman trailer

Hugh Jackman is following up his gritty, emotional turn in Logan with a return to his musical roots in The Greatest Showman.

The original musical offers a candy-colored portrait of the birth of show business and the rise of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus, as the titular “World’s Greatest Showman.”

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Logan Film Genre Video Essay

Easily one of the best movies of 2017 so far is the surprisingly emotional comic book movie Logan. As Hugh Jackman‘s final turn as Wolverine, we get a film unlike any comic book blockbuster that came before, and Logan is all the better for it. When looked at as the second bookend of the superhero genre, connected all the way back to the start of the superhero/comic book movie craze that truly began with X-Men back in 2000, Logan becomes the perfect metaphor for how film genres change over time.

Watch the Logan film genre video essay after the jump. Read More »

Logan - Patrick Stewart

In the Old Man Logan comic, from which James Mangold‘s Logan borrowed a few ideas, Wolverine killed the X-Men. In a flashback, it’s revealed Mysterio played mind games on Logan and tricked him into killing his family of mutants. Mangold and his co-writers ultimately used the spirit of that scene for Professor Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart), not Logan.

In an earlier draft of the script, the story began with the incident in Westchester, New York, which is only alluded to in the movie. Below, Mangold discusses the Logan alternate opening.

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Logan Honest Trailer

This week brought to home video Hugh Jackman‘s ninth and final round as the mutant Wolverine in the form of Logan. In what many have already regarded one of the best comic book movies of all time, director James Mangold subverts almost all the expectations fans have from an X-Men movie, including the assumption that another Wolverine spin-off will be just as mediocre as the previous two solo outings for the character.

Of course, Screen Junkies couldn’t help but take some shots at Logan in their latest Honest Trailer, which is also their 200th episode. Even if the movie was a little more difficult to make fun of because of how great it is, they still have some good jokes, mostly about sad, aging Logan, the surprisingly expert created documentary about all the mutant children being experimented on, and how the rest of the X-Men movies now pale in comparison. Oh, and they bring in Deadpool (the real Ryan Reynolds) to help spice things up a bit.

Watch the Logan Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Russell Crowe Wolverine

It’s a well-known piece of trivia that Dougray Scott was initially cast to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, but the actor ended up having to back out of the production due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 2. An unknown actor named Hugh Jackman famously stepped in to take the role and played the character for the next seventeen years, culminating with an epic send-off in this year’s Logan.

But did you know that fellow Aussie Russell Crowe was actually Singer’s first choice to play the part? In a recent interview, Crowe finally revealed the odd reason he turned down the part. Brace yourselves: I’m fairly confident you won’t guess his reasoning. Read why we didn’t see a Russell Crowe Wolverine below.
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The Greatest Showman photos

Hugh Jackman showed the world he was a true song and dance man when he hosted the Oscars back in 2009, and not long after that performance, 20th Century Fox gave the greenlight to the actor’s passion project: a biopic called The Greatest Showman about famous huckster and circus magnate P.T. Barnum. Commercial director Michael Gracey was hired to direct, but he had one suggestion for the project, which was originally pitched as a straightforward biopic: “I said, ‘If you’re going to call it The Greatest Showman, you should play to your strengths and we should make it a musical.’ That ridiculous remark cost me seven years of my life.”

It’s safe to say Jackman has been a little busy during that time, but the movie is finally set to come out later this year, and EW has given us our first look at it with a batch of new images. Check out the first The Greatest Showman photos below.

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