Did Memorial Day weekend throw you off enough that you missed some of the bigger entertainment stories this week? Well, don’t fret, because it’s time to take a look at the Best Stories of the Week.
This week we’ve got updates on Gambit with Channing Tatum, Marvel’s developing Doctor Strange, an interview with Pete Docter about Pixar’s Inside Out, a new director for Jonny Quest, trailers for The End of the Tour and the remake of Point Break, and much more. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week’s worth of the biggest stories.
Update: The news of Disney shutting down Tron 3 broke after this roundup was published, but definitely factors into the big news of the week. We’ve added that below.
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If you’re a dedicated X-Men cosplayer looking for a new way to make your Wolverine costume that much better, we’ve got some good news for you.
Considering there’s no fan hardcore enough to have adamantium claws put into their arm, the problem with a Wolverine costume is that you pretty much always have to have your claws drawn or don’t have them at all. However, a new technological development has made it possible to make your own Wolverine claws that not only extend and retract, but they’ll do it with the simple flex of your arm.
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X-Men Days of Future Past wiped most of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men universe slate clean. He’s now filming X-Men: Apocalypse, which has recast younger versions of many of the mutants who feature in his early movies. After that, the next Wolverine film will likely be the last time Hugh Jackman puts on the adamantium claws. Do you see a pattern here?
A new rumor has surfaced that X-Men Apocalypse and Wolverine 3 will shut the book on the world Singer created back in 2000. Then, everything moving forward will be tied to the X-Men First Class world, which would likely include Gambit, Deadpool and maybe even Fantastic Four. Read more about the X-Men movies rumor below. Read More »
Before we go any further, it looks like the next Wolverine solo movie, the sequel to The Wolverine, may just be called Wolverine. Or that’s how one trade is referring to it for now; the title may change. Along with that little nugget, a new screenwriter for the film has been revealed, as Michael Green (Blade Runner 2, Green Lantern) is writing the script in collaboration with director James Mangold. Read More »
Hugh Jackman may be taking his claws off for good. A new Instagram from the X-Men franchise actor on Saturday says that he will be playing Wolverine for “one last time.” Details after the jump.
UPDATE: Director James Mangold has confirmed that Jackman’s “one last time” as the character will be in the upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. Fox has that film slated for March 3, 2017.
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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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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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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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