Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Thanks in a large part to James Mangold‘s Twitter feed, we’ve been fed a steady stream of Wolverine images for the last several months. Today we get to gorge ourselves on eight more, plus two new posters.
The new pics offer much better looks at the trio of formidable ladies that have entered Wolverine’s life – Mariko (Tao Okamoto), Yukio (Rila Fukushima), and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova). The posters, meanwhile, remind us that Hugh Jackman is really good at screaming with his shirt off. Hit the jump to check ‘em out.
[Update: There's also a new Tweet from the official movie profile announcing the trailer debut on Wednesday. See it after the jump.]
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Briefly: Hugh Jackman is coming off a wave of good press for Les Miserables, has The Wolverine releasing this year, and is shooting Prisoners now before going on to work with Bryan Singer for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
And now he’s got another starring project lined up, as Paramount has picked up the rights to bestselling author Harlan Coben‘s novel Six Years. The book is not yet published, but Paramount just grabbed the rights, and former Fox head Tom Rothman may produce with Mark Gordon.
Jackman would play Jake Fisher, “who watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed when Jake comes across the other man’s obituary. He resolves to attend the funeral, hoping to catch a glimpse of Natalie. But the mourning widow is not Natalie, throwing all of his past memories with the woman into question.”
No writer or director is set for the project at this point. The book hits shelves on March 19. [THR]
Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve seen promotional stills, character portraits, inspiration photos, and behind-the-scenes peeks from The Wolverine. We’ve heard all about the plot, the cameos, the timeline, and the themes. And so far, it all looks and sounds great. But a film doesn’t work unless what’s actually moving around on the screen does, and so far, we’ve yet to see a lick of footage from the James Mangold-directed film.
Fortunately, that’s all about to change. Mangold revealed today that the very first sneak peek will hit next week, followed a day later by the trailer. The timing fits perfectly with earlier rumors that the promo would be attached to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Hit the jump for the details.
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We’ve seen just about every early marketing item for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, except a trailer. By the time the first footage drops in another week or so (attached to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, we’re told) it will be among the most anticipated trailer releases of the year. In other words, get ready for a few commercials for the trailer.
Before that happens, we’ve got a few new images to complement the recent set of character portraits and inspirations posted by Mangold. At least one is going to make fans happy, as it shows Logan (Hugh Jackman) in street duds, but with his claws out and stained red with blood. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to see any actual footage from The Wolverine, but thanks to James Mangold‘s Twitter account we’ve gotten plenty of other material about the film. Over the past few months, the director has posted stills and set photos, revealed his inspirations, and taken us into the editing bay.
Today, he’s sharing black and white portraits of the film’s three leads (Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, and Tao Okamoto), taken on the last day of production. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Everything we’ve heard about The Wolverine has sold it as a very unique superhero movie. Star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold have repeatedly explained how, though this is an X-Men movie, it’s much more character-based and emotional than most films derived from comic books. The foreign setting and international cast also lends a feel that is different from the average tentpole. Whether or not their ambitions have come to fruition probably won’t be revealed until The Wolverine is released on July 26. (Or maybe sooner when we finally get a trailer.)
Mangold bolstered these statements over the weekend when he took to Twitter to post ten images from films that influenced his style and storytelling on The Wolverine. Can you pick out what they are? Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Like many of us, director James Mangold has a habit of tweeting and Instagramming throughout his day. But where our pages might consist of cat photos and foodie shots (or, okay, my page), Mangold’s is a little more exciting as he gets to show us the making of The Wolverine. His latest photo from the set shows star Hugh Jackman chopping wood, or at least pretending to chop wood, on the film’s Japanese set. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Aaron Sorkin‘s new career as a librettist has been cancelled, or at least postponed. The in-demand writer has backed out of Houdini, the Broadway musical production that has Hugh Jackman attached to star as the world-famous magician. (Cue the escape artist jokes.) Jackman, composer Steven Schwartz (Wicked), director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), and producers Scott Sanders and David Rockwell remain on board. Keep reading after the jump.
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