We don’t know quite what to make of Pan, the Peter Pan origin story that Warner Bros. will open this year. Sure, it stars Hugh Jackman and is directed by Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) but that first trailer was… well, it was colorful and odd, but not one of the best we’ve seen. It’s still early, though, and now we’ll wait a few months longer to find out what Pan is all about, as it gets some extra visual effects time and room to breathe on the calendar. The Pan release date has been pushed from July of this year to early October. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. has only released one trailer so far for Pan, Joe Wright‘s colorful reimagining of J.M. Barrie‘s classic Peter Pan. But with only three months to go until the film’s debut, look for the marketing team to start picking up the pace. Perhaps with an assist from Hugh Jackman now and then.
The star has shared a new Pan sneak peek in which he (as villainous pirate Blackbeard) welcomes you to Neverland. Watch the Pan teaser after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Hugh Jackman is jumping on the Bible-based bandwagon, and he’s bringing Matt Damon and Ben Affleck with him. Jackman is set to lead, and Damon and Affleck will produce, Apostle Paul. You can think of it as an origin story about the guy who’d go on to write up to 14 of the 27 books in the New Testament.
Get all the details on the Hugh Jackman Apostle Paul movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Hugh Jackman may be taking his claws off for good. A new Instagram from the X-Men franchise actor on Saturday says that he will be playing Wolverine for “one last time.” Details after the jump.
UPDATE: Director James Mangold has confirmed that Jackman’s “one last time” as the character will be in the upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. Fox has that film slated for March 3, 2017.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 29, 2015
Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Despite having a March 3, 2017 release date, we’ve heard very little about The Wolverine 2. Director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman will return to tell a new story that centers on everyone’s favorite mutant but that’s pretty much all we know for sure. There have been rumors, of course, but with three X-Universe films coming out before that – X-Men Apocalypse, Deadpool and Gambit – we really don’t know where Wolverine will be once his next solo film is released.
The director was asked, via Twitter, when the film would shoot. He offered up a concrete, albeit obvious piece of information. The Wolverine 2 will begin filming in early 2016. Read more about the Wolverine 2 update below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the Oscar-nominated District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore effort Elysium proved a major disappointment. Even Blomkamp himself knows it, and his recent admission that he “fucked it up” by pressing ahead with a script that “just wasn’t there” seemed like an encouraging step in the right direction.
But acknowledging your mistakes isn’t the same thing as figuring out how to avoid them. Unfortunately, Chappie indicates that, like the childlike protagonist that gives the film its name, Blomkamp still has a lot to learn. Read our full Chappie review after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Welcome to the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Thank you so much for taking this ride with me and I’m hoping to keep doing it for 800 more. So what’s in this edition? How would you like to see Avengers: Age of Ultron with Robert Downey Jr.? What did the writer of the Civil War comics have to say about the movie? Just how funny is Ant-Man, really? Could Spider-Man appear in not one, but two movies before his 2017 solo film? Would Hugh Jackman be interested in appearing in Deadpool? What secrets does Clark Gregg have about the new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Want to see the coolest Kingsman: The Secret Service infographic ever? Read about all this and more in the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Germain Lussier
How did Benedict Cumberbatch respond when asked about the nationality of Doctor Strange? Which TV startlet is the latest to join Supergirl? Want to see our best look yet at the black Daredevil costume? What inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine for longer? Was James Gunn okay with some recent superhero movie bashing? What famous franchise did Joss Whedon compare the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Now that Spider-Man and Marvel have been reunited, what about bringing the X-Men and Fantastic Four back into the fold? That is something we’ll probably have to wait a lot longer to see, but Hugh Jackman is as interested as any of the rest of you. He was on camera when he learned about the deal between Sony and Marvel, and you may get a kick out of his reaction to the news.