Want to watch Hugh Jackman (sort of) talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past in multiple interviews? Who says Robert Rodriguez is “taking it to the next level” with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? How is it possible that 2013′s Man of Steel is one of the most disappointing films of 2012? Which does Kevin Smith prefer, The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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One of the key characters in the Days of Future Past comic book storyline (as was the case in most of the big X-Men stories in the early ’80s) was Wolverine. And so it seemed inconcievable that Bryan Singer would make the First Class sequel (or is it an X-Men bridge movie?) without bringing in Hugh Jackman. Remember that it was Singer who cast Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the first place, angering fans who wanted to see a pint-sized dude with claws, as per the original comic book version of the character. People were angry, that is, until they saw Jackman in action and he won everyone over.
So, now that Singer has not only the First Class cast ( James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult) but ‘classic’ X-Men actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on board, the next guy in line had to be Jackman. And now he’s set. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
The year-end prestige film crush is just beginning, and one of the crown jewels from this year’s crop looks to be Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables. Between the source material and the on- and off-camera talent, it’s totally clear why Universal believes the musical has the potential to be a massive critical and commercial hit, and the trailers so far have lived up to those lofty expectations.
As part of the promotional push, Les Misérables has landed a lush Annie Leibovitz-photographed spread in Vogue. Hit the jump to see new portraits of stars Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), and Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter (the Thénardiers).
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While we’ve seen a teaser and extended production trailer for Tom Hooper‘s new adaptation of Les Miserables, this UK trailer is the fullest, most traditional look at the film to date.
It has a lot of footage we haven’t previously seen, and introduces most of the primary cast, including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Eddie Redmayne. We get to hear almost all of them in song, which is a first for some, and see a good bit of the grand scope of Hooper’s take on the revolutionary France, as originally told by Victor Hugo. Read More »
Live from the Australian set of the latest film in the X-Men saga, star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold sat down Monday to answer fan questions about The Wolverine. The discussion ran just about 20 minutes, and there weren’t any incredibly big revelations outside of what we already know. Jackman and Mangold reiterated that the film will be set after the previous X-Men movies, it’s based on the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller mini-series, etc.
There were, however, a bunch of very juicy teases about the film. These include the nature of the central villains, the level of action, and how the overall themes explore Logan’s mindset. After the jump, read a bunch of highlights from The Wolverine chat and check out the brand new official teaser poster. Read More »
Whether or not you like this new image of Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine might depend to some extent on your feelings about the character’s claws. See, in early Wolverine comics appearances the guy was a mutant whose skeleton had been enhanced with adamantium, and his claws were added during that process. Later, Marvel wrote in a big change: the claws are actually bone, and have been with Wolvie since birth; they were coated with adamantium when the guy’s skeleton was tweaked. That’s one of many small (and some not so small) changes to the character over the years as Marvel tried to keep fans reading about the anti-hero.
But now, in addition to this image that clearly shows bone claws, we also learn that director James Mangold says The Wolverine takes place after all other X-Men movie continuity. So if the film isn’t a prequel to the X-Men films (as we had assumed it would be) is this a flashback shot? Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
The Wolverine sees Hugh Jackman‘s titular character tangling with a whole new set of friends and foes, but it seems at least one of his old pals will be making a reappearance. One of Jackman’s former X-Men co-stars has been spotted making the trip to The Wolverine‘s Sydney set to shoot a cameo. Who is it? Find out after the jump. And yes, obviously, spoilers follow.
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Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
With the fall movie season well underway, we have new promos for two releases due out in November. The first is a 90-second spot for Flight, Robert Zemeckis‘ long-awaited return to live action. Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who’s lauded as a hero when miraculously saves a plane full of passengers with a deft crash-landing. But as an investigation digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding the incident, the story and his life begins to unravel.
The other is an extended TV spot for Rise of the Guardians, a DreamWorks Animation tale about all the mythological figures of childhood imagination — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc. — banding together to save the world from an evil spirit called Pitch. Watch both videos after the jump.
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