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The buzz leading up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine was toxic. Reports of huge creative differences didn’t help, but things got worse when the film leaked online. After a rocky production, it wasn’t very surprising when the film turned out to be a major disappointment. Director Gavin Hood has done fine work since then, like Ender’s Game and Eye in the Sky, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine sticks out of his filmography like a sore thumb, for a variety of reasons.

The director hasn’t said too much about the film in the past, but now he’s opened up a little about his experience on the 2009 comic book movie.

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X-Men Origins Wolverine

After seven films across two decades, Hugh Jackman‘s time as Wolverine is finally coming to a close. He’s set to brandish the claws one last time in 2017’s Wolverine 3, based on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven‘s Old Man Logan arc. And there might an old friend there to help send him off. Liev Schreiber has confirmed he’s had talks about reprising his role as Sabretooth for the new movie, which is being directed by James Mangold. Patrick Stewart is also expected to return as Professor X.  Read More »

Wolverine 3 R-Rated

Just a few days after Deadpool stormed the box office with unexpected record-breaking numbers, rumblings surfaced that 20th Century Fox was considering going for an R-rated comic book sequel for the developing Wolverine 3. It seemed like a knee-jerk reaction at the time, but not one that fans were going to complain about. Who doesn’t want to see Wolverine get some blood on his claws? But it turns out that Deadpool might not have been much of a factor in that decision by the studio. Find out more below. Read More »

Reynolds and Jackamn

20th Century Fox had a very fine weekend. The studio’s wild card, Deadpool, wildly exceeded box-office expectations. The critical and fan darling has already grossed over $150 million. For a fairly cheap superhero movie — and one the studio wasn’t in a rush to make for a long time — that’s about as fantastic of an opening weekend that the filmmakers could’ve hoped for.

And the studio has another movie coming out soon featuring another one of their heroes. Hugh Jackman stars in Eddie the Eagle, and to promote the film, Reynolds and Jackman got together for a highly informative discussion about the art of acting.

Watch the video below.

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Eddie the Eagle Super Bowl Spot

This weekend brings Super Bowl 50, and just as with every Super Bowl before it, advertisers will be pulling out all the stops to spend big bucks on commercials that millions will see. Even though there will be more than just hardcore sports fans watching, advertisers still know their audience. That’s why a new tease for the inspiring sports drama Eddie the Eagle, starring Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout actor Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, uses respected football players who caught an advance screening of the movie to help hype it up to the masses. Read More »

Eddie the Eagle trailer

It’s early to make predictions about the 2016 movie slate, but it’s hard to imagine we’ll get many more feel-good sports movies than Eddie the Eagle. Based on the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, the first British competitor in Olympic ski jumping, the Dexter Fletcher-directed biopic got a glowing warm reception at Butt-Numb-A-Thon and has trying to win us over ever since. The first international trailer debuted online a few days ago, and now a new U.S. trailer has hit with tons of new footage.

Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s Taron Egerton plays Eddie, the underdoggiest of underdogs. He’s dreamt all his life of entering the Olympics, and he’s determined to do whatever it takes to get there — even if it means taking up the dangerous sport of ski jumping, and hiring a rebellious new coach played by Hugh Jackman. Watch the Eddie the Eagle trailer after the jump.
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Eddie the Eagle international trailer

Taron Egerton had a big 2015, bursting onto the scene with Kingsman: The Secret Service and following up with appearances in Testament of Youth and Legend. Next year he’ll hope to continue his winning streak by going on the ultimate losing streak, playing British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards in a biopic. Edwards entered the 1988 Olympics as the ultimate underdog, and seemed to get more popular the more he lost.

Eddie the Eagle reunites Egerton with his Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, although he’s only producing this time; Dexter Fletcher directs. Hugh Jackman plays Eddie’s coach. Watch the Eddie the Eagle international trailer after the jump. Read More »

eddie the eagle

Produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and directed by actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Eddie the Eagle follows Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton), a ski jumper. The film scored big this weekend at Butt-Numb-A-Thon, and you can now get a better look at the sports drama.

Check out the new Eddie the Eagles photos:

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What do Arrow and X-Men have in common? What can you expect in the Captain America: Civil War trailer? Who does Sienna Miller want to play for Marvel Studios? How good is Ryan Reynolds‘ impression of Hugh Jackman? Does Michael Keaton think Batman could beat up the Hulk? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »