Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
When an Aussie unknown named Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine back in the late ’90s, it was doubtful that anyone would’ve predicted he’d still be playing the nearly ageless mutant a decade and a half later. For that matter, some would not likely have guessed that the X-Men franchise itself would last this long. But seven films later, both the series and its star are still going strong.
Which isn’t to say there haven’t been some changes. Fox’s X-Men universe has expanded over the years to include more heroes, more villains, and more versions of already established characters. One of the most exciting additions in the new X-Men: Days of Future Past is Peter Dinklage‘s Bolivar Trask, a scientist obsessed with mutants — and the threat they pose to humanity.
At a recent X-Men: Days of Future Past junket in New York City, I took the opportunity to sit down with Jackman, the series’ longest-running hero, and Dinklage, its newest villain — as well as Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker, the producers who’ve made it all happen. Watch the video interviews after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Hugh Jackman told press that he was “99.9% sure” that the next Wolverine movie would be his last outing as the (nearly) ageless mutant. But now that the X-Men: Days of Future Past press tour is in full swing, that remaining 0.01% seems to be gaining ground.
Jackman has since backtracked a bit on his comments, saying that he’s “less sure” about wanting to hang up his claws. In fact, he’s hoping that Wolverine will eventually get a chance to team up with the Avengers. Read his comments after the jump.
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Wolverine is at the center of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and we know there will be a third solo Wolverine film. But with Hugh Jackman aging just like everyone else, doing that hardcore Wolverine workout isn’t getting any easier. Getting in shape to play the character is serious work, and isn’t something Jackman can do forever.
So one solution seems obvious, especially if the character will factor in to both X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, and Wolverine 3 in 2017. Shoot the movies back to back, so Jackman can get in shape once, hold it for the duration of the two films, and then relax a bit. That’s what Jackman and the producers want to do; now we’ll see if it can happen. Read More »
Hugh Jackman has been Wolverine for almost 15 years. He first appeared in Bryan Singer’s landmark 2000 film X-Men and continues in the role to this day. He’s soon starring in May’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. After that, another X-Men film, X-Men Apocalypse, is already in the works, and then a third Wolverine sequel is a likely prospect. Jackman is expected to appear in both of those yet-to-be-produced films. In a new interview, however, he said he’s 99.9 per cent sure by the time he gets to that third Wolverine movie, it would be his last, and that’s helping to drive the story. Read more about Hugh Jackman being done with Wolverine below. Read More »
Hugh Jackman appeared on WWE’s premiere television show Raw last night to promote the upcoming release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Not only did the Wolverine star appear on the wrestling show but he got into the ring to face-off against legendary X-Men villain Magneto — played this time not by Michael Fassbender or Ian McKellen, but WWE superstar Damien Sandow dressed in a classic Magneto costume. Watch the Hugh Jackman WWE RAW video embedded after the jump.
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You’ve seen the most recent (and supposedly final) trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. To complement it, stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender took part in a 20-minute question and answer session in which they fielded inquiries about the new movie. But this isn’t the place where Fox’s well-oiled marketing machine suddenly breaks down and all manner of secrets are revealed. No, this is just the place where you get a sense of how much fun it might be to hang out with these three actors for a little while. And that is pretty good, given their personalities and easy chemistry together. Read More »
Thursday, two new X-Men Days of Future Past posters were revealed. They were not very good. Today, nine more have hit the web. Nine. Unlike those two, these don’t appear to be theatrical. Instead these look like the $8 poster you’d purchase at Wal-Mart or Spencer’s Gifts and, surprise surprise, that actually makes them kind of cool. (Some of them at least.) Others are the same simple composition that plagued these two. Still, you’ll get some new glimpses at Ian Mckellen, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and others. Check out nine new X-Men Days of Future Past posters below.
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I’m not sure what it is about X-Men and movie posters, but apparently it’s really hard to make a good one. Remember these teaser posters for X-Men: First Class? They were terrible. And while the first posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past were actually pretty inspired, two new character posters featuring Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman definitely take a step back. Check out the new X-Men Days of Future Past posters out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
The mutants are stopping by your TV on their way to the theater. Fox has released the first X-Men: Days of Future Past TV spot, with all the action, excitement, and grave-yet-vague voiceover narration you can cram into 30 seconds.
The Bryan Singer-directed sequel weaves together the First Class and original trilogy casts, as the older versions of the X-Men find themselves in danger. In an effort to save themselves, they send one of their own back in time to join forces with the younger X-Men and alter the future. Watch the video after the jump.
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