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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X-Men: Days of Future Past star Hugh Jackman made an appearance on BBC Radio 1‘s The Matt Edmondson Show over the weekend and was talked into performing a song from Wolverine: The Musical. The crew of the Edmondson Show wrote up the funny lyrics for the Australian actor to sing. Wolverine The Musical is a spoof/parody of the song “Who Am I from Les Miserables. The song has lines like: “Who am I? Am I a superhero with some claws? Or just an actor searching for applause?” Watch Hugh Jackman perform Wolverine The Musical after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s been quite a while since we got the last full-length trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but this new one is well worth the wait. It’s every bit as exciting and emotional as the last one was, with tons of new footage.
Plus, of course, it includes all your favorite mutants: Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), and two versions each of Professor X (James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen). Not to mention new mutants Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and so many more.
See the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer, plus a new poster, after the jump. Read More »
Fox just set a March 3, 2017 release date for the next solo Wolverine film. Now the studio has announced a screenwriter. David James Kelly is scripting the new Wolverine film, which will once again star Hugh Jackman in the title role. Kelly is presumably working from the story outline that director James Mangold starting working out months ago. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Of all the actors who’ve made their name playing comic book superheroes, Hugh Jackman has stuck with his role the longest. During his now fourteen-year tenure as Wolverine, we’ve gone through two Spider-Men, two Supermen, and two entirely different sets of (non-Wolverine) X-Men.
However, there’s only so long a mortal man can play an ageless mutant, and Jackman is well aware of that fact. In a recent interview, the actor said that although he hadn’t tired of the character yet, it was “inevitable” that Wolverine would be recast someday. Hit the jump to get his thoughts.
Most of Jackman’s co-stars from the original X-Men trilogy were replaced in X-Men: First Class by younger actors. Jackman, as the ageless Wolverine, was the exception. But that doesn’t mean recasting was never a possibility, he cautions.
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When he was cast as Wolverine in 1999 as a late choice to replace Dougray Scott in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, Hugh Jackman wasn’t exactly the vision of the character fans had in mind. The lanky, good-looking Australian was a far cry from the hairy runt of a Canadian that had become the best-selling character in Marvel’s pantheon. But Jackman’s physical presence and pure charisma won audiences over, and over the course of five films he has redefined the Wolverine character for a huge audience.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is Jackman’s sixth turn as Wolverine (or seventh if you count his brief First Class cameo) and he doesn’t seem to be ready to give up the claws any time soon. Last August I, along with a few other editors, spoke to Jackman on the set of Days of Future Past, and the discussion ranged from his own growth to the development of director Bryan Singer, and some non-spoilerish details about the past and future story of Days of Future Past. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Briefly: After entering talks last month, Hugh Jackman has officially closed his deal to star in Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan
fanfiction origin tale Pan as Blackbeard. He’ll star opposite Garrett Hedlund, who is in talks to play Hook.
In the film, Blackbeard is the leader of evil pirate who have a hold on Neverland. The (as yet uncast) hero of the story is Peter, an orphan who leads a rebellion against Blackbeard’s forces. The role marks a rare villainous turn for Jackman, who is best known for playing the superhero Wolverine. Jackman landed the role after the more obvious first choice, Javier Bardem, passed. [Variety]
In the Marvel Universe, everyone knows the big names: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. They probably even know some less popular characters too. But in 2014, a little known character is getting ready for the spotlight: Quicksilver. The mutant speedster, a son of Magneto in the comic books, will make his feature debut in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past on May 23 before appearing again in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We’ll likely get our first glimpse of the Avengers version of the character sometime this summer but, today, you can see what the character, played by Evan Peters, looks like in the X-Men universe. Check it out below, along with a new image featuring Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Read More »
Javier Bardem’s loss is Hugh Jackman‘s gain. After the Oscar winner passed on playing the lead villain Blackbeard in the upcoming Joe Wright Peter Pan film, Pan, Jackman is now in talks to play the role. Warner Bros. recently gave the film a June 2015 release date. Read More »