What does Finn Jones have to say about negative Iron Fist reviews so far? What is the projected opening weekend box office for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as of now? Is there a Punisher announcement coming from Netflix tomorrow? Want to see the new outfit being worn by The Tick? Who is playing Artemis in Wonder Woman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When can you see some new Wonder Woman footage? How did the “Batman hates chocolate ice cream” meme get started? How will Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok be different from the comics? Are there release dates for Gotham City Sirens, The Flash and Man of Steel 2 in place? Can we send Stan Lee some good vibes after canceling a convention appearance due to health concerns? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who are the strongest women in Marvel Comics? Is Warner Bros. willing to make more R-rated superhero movies for the DC Expanded Universe? Why did the X-Men Animated Series voice actor who played Wolverine have trouble letting go of the character? Want to watch the theatrical version of the Deadpool 2 teaser? What are some of the song titles in The Flash/Supergirl crossover? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How hard of a time is Brie Larson having keeping secrets about the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What character would Disney have used in Ant-Man instead of Thomas the Tank Engine? What story would X-23 creator tell if she got a feature film spin-off? How was the final scene in Logan shot different from the rest of the movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
This year, 20th Century Fox has three movies going into production that take place in the X-Men universe. There’s Deadpool 2 (which debuted a teaser in front of Logan), The New Mutants from director Josh Boone, and the next X-Men movie, which won’t be called Supernova as has been rumored, but may end up having franchise producer and writer Simon Kinberg direct.
Speaking of which, Kinberg has been making the publicity rounds while promoting Logan (make sure you check out that interview linked above!), and he’s addressed everything from X-Force to the possibility of him directing the next X-Men movie, and even what will happen with the character of Wolverine. Find out more below. Read More »
What’s the working title for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Want to see some alternate designs for Wolverine‘s lair in Logan? Which superhero does each of the United States search for the most on Google? Which former Batman will guest star on Powerless? Does Logan fit into the X-Men timeline or not? Will Lana Condor return as Jubilee in the next X-Men sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
It should come as no surprise that Logan dominated the box office this past weekend. Even with its R-rating, the last outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine pulled in $88.4 million, making it the largest R-rated March debut ever. But the movie packs a powerful emotional punch, and while it’s just as good as all the reviews have been saying I’m not sure it’s the kind of movie I’m prepared to enthusiastically watch for a second time so soon.
Then again, taking a second glance at Logan would afford me the opportunity to pick up on any easter eggs or references that are made to both the previous X-Men films and the comic books that inspired them. However, if you don’t have the time to find them yourself, a helpful video is online that runs through a bunch of the Logan easter eggs that can be found. Watch below, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen Logan. Read More »
By now you’ve probably heard how great Logan turned out to be as the swan song for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. One of the film’s strengths is how it basically stands on its own, making only passing references to events and characters from the previous films in the X-Men franchise. In fact, there’s one element to Logan that makes it seem as if all the previous movies may just be exaggerated comic book fiction.
While Logan, Professor X and the young mutant experiment named Laura (aka X-23) are on the run from the dangerous foes of what few mutants are surviving in the world, we learn that the deadly little girl is a fan of X-Men comics. It’s not unlike how Rey and Finn have heard about the stories involving the heroics of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Logan is quick to debunk the stories in the comics, but you can be the judge of that yourself by taking a look at some of their pages.
Check out the Logan X-Men comics created specifically for the film after the jump. Read More »
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The X-Men franchise began back in 2000, and since it was the first time the Marvel Comics property was being brought to the big screen, there was a lot of buzz about who should be cast in the various mutant roles of the titular superhero team. For example, Viggo Mortensen revealed not too long ago that he turned down the role of Wolverine due to a commitment he had to another project. While we’ll always wonder how awesome that would have been, we couldn’t be happier that Australian actor Hugh Jackman ended up being launched into stardom by taking the role that he would go on to play for 17 years.
Beyond that though, you might be surprise to hear that there were some mind-blowing contenders who came in to read for various roles in the first X-Men movie. Believe it or not, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, came in to audition for Professor X. And he wasn’t the only chart-topping singer looking to play one of the Marvel mutants.
Learn about how Michael Jackson auditioned for X-Men and other surprising contenders after the jump. Read More »
Wolverine could have defined Hugh Jackman. Instead, Hugh Jackman defined Wolverine. He used that adamantium-clawed mutant superhero to launch himself into a career where he could also star in musicals and romantic comedies and eccentric sci-fi-tinged explorations of tragedy. Few modern actors have made movie stardom work for them quite like Hugh Jackman. None of his performances feel like a compromise.
But with Logan signaling the end of this chapter of Jackman’s career, it’s time to get nostalgic. It’s tome to travel back to 1999, before superhero movies were big business, back when Hugh Jackman was just fit and not hand-chisled out of marble. Let’s watch his original X-Men audition.
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