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Even though 2015 doesn’t have as many comic book movies coming out, there’s still plenty of exciting news and revelations that will come out. Check out the superhero movie questions that we think will be answered over the next 12 months.
The bigger question entails whether we need a new Wolverine to factor into X-Men: Apocalypse, and whether the role should be recast. Bryan Singer has revealed that his plot will take place in the 1980s (much like Days took place in the ‘70s), and if they are going after younger versions of Storm and Cyclops, then shouldn’t Logan be younger, as well?
Those who have been paying attention over the years know, though, that dancing is in Wolverine’s blood. Don’t you recall when Hugh Jackman – Hollywood’s on-screen Logan – busted out the claws to dance “Gangnam Style” with Psy?
Keanu Reeves has gotten to play a variety of roles over the years, but one type of character he’s never been able to sink his teeth into is a superhero. Unfortunately for him, the two superheroes he’s expressed interest in playing also happen to be the ones who won’t be free anytime soon.
Another deleted scene from X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been released just a few days before its DVD and Blu-Ray hits the shelves. And this one is a belter too, because it sees two of the mutant posse’s most beloved characters, Storm and Wolverine, share a kiss before Logan travels to the past to try and stop the Sentinels from ever being created. For devoted readers of the comic it’s a real tearjerker, because hoards of fans have always longed to the see the duo get together.
We've decided to delve into the three worlds of the X-Men and discuss where they've left off following the events of Days Of Future Past. To be honest, there's a whole lot of questions hanging in the air, and we don't want to have to wait until 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse to answer them all.
It's time for him to walk away from the role that helped put him on the map, and I'll explain why in this week's Monday Movie Memo. Watch the video
But whatever the case, Fox is going to thrive on Jackman as Wolverine seemingly forever, so why not use him to boost other Fox franchises? And so we ask, which other Fox franchises deserve a little bit of Wolverine themselves?
X-Men: Apocalypse would primarily focus on the First Class gang and be set in the 80's, the early claim announced. But it would also be a fairly epic film, and you can't do epic without Wolverine, can you? It seems like Apocalypse would be prepping the world for an X-film without Wolverine (the character has appeared in seven X-movies thus far), but we might not be done with Jackman yet.
Long before Bryan Singer rounded up Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and company for 2000's X-Men, Claremont was dreaming of his ideal X-Men movie, wherein Bob Hoskins would be his Wolverine.
There were some theories that Wolverine could lead whatever mystery Marvel project the studio has lined up for 2018, but that seems slightly in doubt. The Les Miserables star will be 49 years old in 2018 anyway, and it's a bit difficult to keep playing “ageless” when you're pushing fifty.
The coming years have a full 10 (!) more superhero films scheduled for release, with countless others to follow, just waiting for a schedule space to clear up. But what happens if these films don't work? What happens if the fans don't want to see certain characters again and again?
For years Hugh Jackman has managed an incredible career where he balances playing one of comic book movie's surliest heroes with rousing musical performances on stage and screen. Now, the star of The Wolverine and Les Miserables combines two of his greatest roles for our amusement.
Of course maybe Mangold is wondering what we all are: where does Days Of Future Past leave Wolverine? The Wolverine seems to occur in modern day, but the events of Days Of Future Past make Magneto and Professor X confront him in the post-credits sequence of The Wolverine, which is billed as “two years later.”
We have to dig deep into Days of Future Past. We have roughly 100 moving parts to organize as we get ready for the sequel’s May 26 release date. Here’s everything you need to know about X-Men: Days of Future Past.
I’m a selfish Wolverine fan. Despite all the great work Jackman has done in the X-Men movies, I’m not going to be happy until I see Wolverine in a mask, in a classic suit. Will it happen before the actor hangs up his claws? We shall see.
As Jackman himself says, this is “a way off.” Jackman seems to actively enjoy playing Wolverine, and fans still love him in the role. Fox has big plans for the mutant franchise, and this hero in particular. Will Jackman be part of the solution? Right now, it sounds up in the air.
Three Ways The Wolverine Unleashed Extended Edition Is Better Than The Theatrical Cut, And One Way It Isn't
With The Wolverine set to arrive on Blu-ray on December 3rd and now available on Digital HD, last night I was invited to attend a special screening on the 20th Century Fox Lot in Los Angeles to watch the premiere of the never-before-screened, unrated cut of the film that has been dubbed the Unleashed Extended Edition.
Hugh Jackman Planned A Wolverine And Spider-Man Crossover, And You'll Never Believe Why It Didn't Happen
Would you believe that, at one point, Wolverine was supposed to cross paths with Spider-Man? The Huffington Post about his big Toronto hit Prisoners, Jackman allowed a tangent about this summer's The Wolverine to lead to some speculation about whether or not Jackman himself could just show up in a Marvel Studios film, without any official Fox permission. As it turns out, that's not such a crazy idea-- he tried to do it on Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man
While this most recent standalone film definitely wasn’t one of the summer’s money-gobbling failures, it did take a steep drop after its opening weekend in July. And while it will no doubt make its budget back here in the U.S., it wasn’t the massive success that will immediately green light more films.
If anyone tells you that comic books are just for kids then you can be sure that that person doesn’t actually read comic books. Even in the typically-child friendly world of superheroes there are plenty of books filled with sex, violence, profanity and other material meant to appeal to adults and adults alone.
X-Men have been played on screen by Oscar winners and stage legends and the owner of some extremely famous, uh, hardware. But there is only one X-Man who is incredibly famous for playing the mutant, and that's Hugh Jackman-- which makes him incredibly valuable to the franchise as it goes forward
And it’s not just Wolvie, either. He’s joined by a bunch of very smarmy Multiple Men, the Hulk, and Spider-Man, who loses his head over the situation. It’s a hit from beginning to end, and definitely edges out Jackman’s own version of a Wolverine-themed musical.
While Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was unquestionably the most popular character of the X-Men trilogy, his first solo effort as the character put a pretty serious dent in the franchise. The film was a decent success at the box office, but it was torn apart by critics and left a bad taste in audience's mouths that some suggest resulted in X-Men: First Class not performing as well in theaters as all of the other movies in the series.
"My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him,” Jackman said. “And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it."