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Want to see two new character posters from Thor: The Dark World? How about a new featurette? Is there already an Amazing Spider-Man 2 banner up? Which actor has finished filming Guardians of the Galaxy? Did Tom Hiddleston pitch a love interest for Loki to Marvel president Kevin Feige? Does Hugh Jackman want to come back to play Wolverine again? Is another DC super villain coming to Arrow? How did Parks & Rec cover Chris Pratt‘s physical change for Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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This is a particularly good edition of Superhero Bits, I’m not going to lie. Do you want to see some new Thor: The Dark World character posters? What does Natalie Portman know about female superhero movies? How about storyboards from a deleted scene in The Wolverine? Were Killian and Pepper supposed to have sex in Iron Man 3? Has Hot Toys made not one, but two, brand new Batmans? Was Jeff Bridges as annoyed at R.I.P.D. as the rest of the world? Read about all this and more in today’s edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Wolverine

Over the past six X-Men movies — seven if you count the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past — Hugh Jackman has proved invaluable to the Fox franchise. Indeed, he’s so important to the series that this week’s rumor that he’d been offered $100 million to stick around for four more installments sounded entirely plausible. That’s not something you’d be able to say about most movie stars, no matter how lucrative their franchises.

However, Jackman has now gone on record denying that report. “I would never do that,” he added. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Which X-Men Hero Almost Made It Into ‘The Wolverine’?

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Aside from a few dreamy appearances by deceased flame Jean Grey, The Wolverine was a solo outing for the grizzled X-Man. He doesn’t don the leather costume or call Westchester to check in, and none of his X-friends are around when the shit hits the fan.

But screenwriter Mark Bomback reveals that wasn’t always the plan. According to him, an earlier draft of the story had Wolverine teaming up with one of his favorite teammates from the original trilogy. Hit the jump to find out who it was, and why that plotline was dropped.

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The Wolverine

Fox’s X-Men universe is a rich one filled with beloved characters of all kinds. But by far the most recognizable figure in it is Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman in a record seven films: X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Which means Jackman’s been brandishing those adamantium claws for well over a decade. At this point, it’d be understandable if he felt the urge to move in. But Fox, not surprisingly, is hoping he’ll stick around, and rumor has it they’re willing to pay him very handsomely to do so. Like, $100 million for four movies handsomely. Hit the jump to get the dirt.

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Want to see a new image from Thor: The Dark World? How about one from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Where can you read about Thanos for real cheap? What does Glenn Close have to say about Guardians of the Galaxy? Who is really stopping Wonder Woman from making the big screen? Which villain do the writers of Amazing Spider-Man 2 really like? Was Ultron ever a part of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man plan? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to see some gorgeous concept art for The Wolverine and Iron Man 3? Where can you watch a bunch of interviews from Kick-Ass 2? Why is James Gunn getting death threats about Guardians of the Galaxy? Did Aaron Taylor-Johnson meet with Joss Whedon about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where might Batman vs. Superman be filming? Can you see exclusive footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Which Emmy-award winner was asked to be a Marvel movie villain? Did Chris Hemsworth comment on the Comic-Con footage for Thor: The Dark World? How does Godzilla fit into the Marvel Universe? Read about all this and more in today’s massive Superhero Bits. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 238 – The Wolverine

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Dave, Devindra, and Peter Sciretta discuss the culture of line-waiting at Comic-Con, Spike Lee’s new Kickstarter project, the achievements of Netflix, and whether 2015 will lead to the end of cinema as we know it. Be sure to read up on why there will be not be a Dredd sequel, The Daily Beast’s profile on Laverne Cox, and what Spike Lee’s Kickstarter can teach us all. 

ALSO: It’s been pointed out that the plot of the Oldboy remake could actually be the same as the Park Chan-Wook original. We shall reflect on this.
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