Even before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters this weekend, we knew that the future of what is now a five-film franchise would have a focus on the villainous plans of Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp. This includes his conflict with Albus Dumbledore, who we know eventually stops him in 1945 thanks to the Harry Potter books.
As such, casting is underway to find an actor other than Michael Gambon to play Albus Dumbledore since the character is roughly 60 years younger in the Fantastic Beasts timeline than he is in the Harry Potter franchise. There haven’t been any names mentioned as being in talks for the role yet, so now that audiences are flocking to see Fantastic Beasts this weekend, we thought we’d propose some potential names for who should play young Albus Dumbledore in the future sequels. Find out who made our list after the jump. Read More »
Real Steel isn’t Shawn Levy‘s most successful film at the box office, but it is easily the most enjoyable film he’s directed. Before the Steven Spielberg-produced movie even opened in theaters, Levy started talking about a sequel, which he, Hugh Jackman, and Evangeline Lilly were expected to return for. The father-son fighting robots story performed well overseas, but it wasn’t a big hit in the States. Five years since the movie hit theaters, Levy is still considering a sequel.
Below, Shawn Levy discusses the Real Steel sequel.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Instagram continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for fans anxious to see more of Logan, Hugh Jackman‘s final outing as the mutant superhero. Today’s new photo sees Wolverine enjoying a quiet night of beating up baddies. And while we know from trailers that Logan sees Wolverine in rough shape, he’s looking as powerful as ever here. See the latest Logan image below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
While a certain segment of comic book fans have spent the past decade-plus complaining that the cinematic Wolverine was a tall and strapping Australian man and not a stout weirdo, it’s very possible that the superhero movie boom would never have taken off without Hugh Jackman. The man is inherently likable on camera, managing to lend both humor and gravity to potentially ridiculous situations. And yes, he is also unfairly handsome.
The latest image from Logan, Jackman’s swan song as his most popular character, is a reminder that Jackman can make this whole “anti-mutant dystopia that is a depressing enough to demand a Johnny Cash song in the trailer” thing look real good.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Hugh Jackman is in great shape. This is obvious to anyone who has ever seen Wolverine in an X-Men movie, which is to say just about everyone, since he’s been in eight of them over the past sixteen years. Wolverine, on the other hand, is not doing so hot. He’s still got the enviable biceps and washboard abs, but in Logan, he’s covered in scars and scrapes that weren’t there before — that couldn’t have been there before because Wolverine used to boast an awesome healing factor.
The first Logan trailer gave us a little peek of what Wolverine’s life looks like these days, now that he’s suffering chronic pain after his powers go into steep decline. Now director James Mangold has shared yet another new photo of Logan looking very much worse for the wear. Check it out below. Read More »
If the hints in the trailer and the details from trade reports recently weren’t enough to convince you that Logan would see the introduction of the mutant known as X-23, the confirmation you’ve been waiting for has arrived.
A new photo from the official Logan Instagram account (with the username “wponx”) has confirmed what we have all assumed for a little while now. Young actress Dafne Keen, who can be seen several times in the Logan trailer, is playing Laura Kinney, the mutant clone of Weapon X, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Check out the X-23 photo from Logan after the jump. Read More »
Earlier today we saw the first Logan trailer, which is cut to Johnny Cash‘s cover of NIN’s “Hurt.” Perhaps not a terribly subtle song choice, but it’s pretty damn effective. The fun nod to Mangold’s Walk the Line aside, the song choice also hints the filmmaker is bringing audiences a slightly different offering from the superhero genre, and that was the Mangold and 20th Century Fox’s intent with the trailer.
Below, James Mangold discusses Logan’s timeline and his aspirations for the film.
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first trailer for Logan arrived this morning and it’s safe to say that the look and feel of this movie is unlike any other X-Men movie. Director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman seem intent on bringing the saga of Wolverine to a definitive and dramatic close, complete with a trailer that is as solemn as it is exciting.
We’re still in the early days of the film’s marketing and much about the movie remains under wraps, but there’s still a lot to dig into here. Let’s comb through that trailer shot-by-shot and frame-by-frame and see what we can discover. Speculation, and maybe accidental spoilers, follow.
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine for the past 16 years. To give you a sense of just how long that is, he’s been in that role before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a twinkle in Disney’s eye. He’s lasted through two different Batmen, two different Supermen, and three different Spider-Men. Heck, he even managed to stay on when his own franchise rebooted itself with X-Men: First Class.
But everything’s gotta come to an end sometime. Next year brings Jackman’s next and last performance as the mutant superhero, in the Wolverine solo movie Logan. Directed by James Mangold, the new movie sees Wolverine as we’ve never seen him before: as an old and ailing man. The first Logan trailer has just arrived, and you can watch it below.
UPDATE: The Logan red-band trailer is also here, and you can watch it below. Read More »
We’ve read a decent amount of information this week about Logan, Hugh Jackman‘s eighth and final outing as the Wolverine. The film comes out in less than five months, but because 20th Century Fox and all involved have done a fine job keeping details about James Mangold‘s sequel under wraps, we don’t know a whole lot about the movie. Not until this week did we even know who Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) was playing in the film. Holbrook was confirmed as one the film’s villains, but a new look at Logan shows Donald Pierce (Holbrook) maybe isn’t alone in his fight against the Wolverine.
Below, see the villain a new Logan photo calls to mind.
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