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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 »
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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After years of development, the second standalone film featuring Marvel’s favorite claw-wielding mutant is here. The Wolverine had a hell of a development path, but finally came together with Hugh Jackman reprising the title role under the direction of James Mangold. Their inspiration was the mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller that cemented Wolverine’s popularity in the early ’80s.
The team took quite a few liberties with Claremont/Miller — characters are changed, and with them so are some of the broad strokes of the story — but there’s a definite path that links the films.
Is that link, along with the film’s other positive factors, enough to make this one work? Let us know below — what did you think of The Wolverine? Is this a lot better than the first standalone movie, or just a bit better? (It can’t possibly be worse; on that point I think everyone can agree.) As always with posts of this sort, spoilers are encouraged in the comment thread below.
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Are there things wrong with X-Men: The Last Stand? When does X-Men: Days of Future Past take place? Will Hawkeye and Black Widow have bigger roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Does Hugh Jackman like to scream as The Wolverine? Does Batman vs. Superman screw with plans on Arrow? Does Marc Webb have answers about some Amazing Spider-Man 2 mysteries? How far in advance does Marvel plan their Comic-Con presentations? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Though the comic book world can be a very dark place, what with all those evil supervillains and bloody battles and heroic deaths and whatnot, a comic book movie director can only show so much of that stuff without risking the film’s commercial prospects. Mainstream superhero tales will push the constraints of the PG-13 rating as far as they’ll stretch, but it’s very rare that they’ll actually break through them.
But hey, that’s what unrated director’s cuts are for. In the case of The Wolverine, James Mangold states that while he’s “very happy” with the theatrical cut, he has plans to release an even more violent unrated edition for home video. Hit the jump to see what he wants to add in.
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Anything happen in the world of superhero movies in the past week? Holy crap. After Saturday at Comic-Con it feels like everything is different, but the Bits are now back!
Does Chris Evans know who Ultron is? Is Jeff Wadlow writing X-Force? Want to see some Guardians of the Galaxy costumes? What happens in Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter? Will there be an unrated version of The Wolverine? Is a Venom movie still possible? Want to watch some new footage from Kick-Ass 2 and what’s up with Vin Diesel‘s Marvel meeting? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Comic Con is too large of an event for celebrities to actually walk the show floor, but that doesn’t stop some of them from trying. Justin Timberlake once walked Comic-Con dressed as a ‘Sesame Street’ character years ago. Many other actors have famously thrown on a Stormtrooper helmet and walked the show floor with just a half-assed cosplay presentation — so if you ever see someone who just threw on a mask and it looks like they didn’t try hard enough, ask yourself which actor might possibly be hiding in plain sight. Michael Cera just threw on a fierce-looking Gorilla mask one year.
This year, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Doctor Who‘s eleventh doctor Matt Smith and The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman are among the actors we know who donned a disguise and walked the show floor this year. After the jump you can see how they did it.
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