Screen Junkies » Wolverine http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Hugh Jackman To Play ‘Wolverine’ Only Several More Times http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-to-play-wolverine-only-several-more-times/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-to-play-wolverine-only-several-more-times/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 14:38:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261384 You can't play an immortal forever.

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Hugh Jackman is a realist. He knows he can’t punch guys with knife fists forever. So, he’s looking ahead to the fact that he’s only got two or so more Wolverine appearances in him. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, he believes he’ll appear in a third Wolverine solo film after X-Men: Apocalypse. Although he’s not sure what that will entail (besides knife-punching).

Jackman tells SFX:

So where do you want to take Logan next in Wolverine 3?

I don’t know yet. We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.

The way I see it, they can should do Wolverine in Space and then the role will revert to its rightful owner: Glenn Danzig.

 

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Marvel To Kill Off Wolverine, But, You Know, Probably Not Really http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-to-kill-off-wolverine-but-you-know-probably-not-really/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-to-kill-off-wolverine-but-you-know-probably-not-really/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:53:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261272 What does this have to do with the films? Not much, so far.

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As the public consciousness has drifted further and further away from actual, physical comic books, the industry has had to become a bit more “dramatic” in the past few decades, relying on shocking developments to market and sell their wares.

So, while the film division of Marvel is rolling around in piles of money, the comic book division has resorted to killing off Wolverine for his 40th anniversary. Happy birthday, sir.

In the 3 Months to Die arc of the superhero, Wolverine will be robbed of his regenerative powers, having to go through life stupidly and vulnerably like the rest of us. At the end of the arc, he will presumably die. And while it’s unsaid, I think the expectations of anyone who has been in the comic world before knows that this will result in a new version of Wolverine coming back in a year or so, to “fanfare.”

Presumably, this will have absolutely no bearing on the films, as I doubt some Hollywood big shot is going to have some dude with crayons tell him what he can and can’t make a movie about.

Goodbye, Wolverine. You’ll be missed for the sixteen minutes you’re actually gone.

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The Downside To Owning A Cat That Has Wolverine’s Powers http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-downside-to-owning-a-cat-that-has-wolverines-powers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-downside-to-owning-a-cat-that-has-wolverines-powers/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:25:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259448 And you thought Hugh Jackman ate a lot of chicken.

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My old roommate had a cat like this.

 

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Did Fox Offer Hugh Jackman $100 Million To Keep Playing Wolverine? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/did-fox-offer-hugh-jackman-100-million-to-keep-playing-wolverine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/did-fox-offer-hugh-jackman-100-million-to-keep-playing-wolverine/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:41:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256450 And if so, why the hell wouldn't he take it?

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Hugh Jackman has done a pretty good job of not only making the Wolverine character his own, but having helped make the X-Men (and arguably comic book movies) what they are today. So clearly that means he should make nine figures to keep doing that, right?

The National Enquirer (I know, I know) is reporting that Jacked man has been offered $100 million for sticking with the franchise and Marvel universe for four more films. While that’s normally not a commitment that many A-list stars are comfortable making, that kind of job security sure does afford Jackman the opportunity to do a shit ton of song-and-dance musicals or whatever else he likes.

And $25 million per film, while rich, isn’t exactly crazy. I mean, I would have a hard time imagining a character more inexorably linked to a specific actor. AND DON’T SAY “JACK REACHER.”

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Every Wolverine Claw SNIKT! Supercut http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/every-wolverine-claw-snikt-supercut/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/every-wolverine-claw-snikt-supercut/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:22:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256039 'Nuff said.

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With The Wolverine snikting into theaters, we’ve compiled every time Wolverine’s claws have come out. And yes, several people got paid in the production of this.

 

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‘The Wolverine’ Gets Stabbed In The Butt In New Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-wolverine-gets-stabbed-in-the-butt-in-new-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-wolverine-gets-stabbed-in-the-butt-in-new-trailer/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 16:05:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254944 See how you like it.

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Now that the summer movie season has kicked off, The Wolverine doesn’t want to get lost in the shuffle. So, once again, we have a look at Hugh Jackman fighting a guy on top of a train without the use of his healing abilities. Turns out, getting stabbed in the butt hurts like a bitch. Now you know how it feels, Hugh Jackman.

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SJS: Will ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Suck? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sjs-will-x-men-days-of-future-past-suck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sjs-will-x-men-days-of-future-past-suck/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:05:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253656 Bryan Singer is not teflon.

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Hal has gathered an esteemed panel of geeks to discuss whether or not X-Men: Days Of Future Past will suck. We’ve been burnt before by the X-Men franchise. We can’t be hurt again, Bryan Singer. Do the right thing.

Featuring:
Nerdist and G4 Personality: Alison Haislip
Comic book writer: Mark Andreyko
Comedian/Actor: Mike Carlson

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Glenn Danzig Was Asked To Play Wolverine. Also: Awesome. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/glenn-danzig-was-asked-to-play-wolverine-also-awesome/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/glenn-danzig-was-asked-to-play-wolverine-also-awesome/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 20:53:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248920 If you click this link, there's an embedded video for Danzig's "Mother." I swear to God.

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“You know who would have been a great Wolverine? Glenn Danzig. The singer for Danzig.”

That quote wasn’t just uttered by your stoner friend at 11 PM on a Saturday night, but also (allegedly) by some studio exec, who must have been a stoner and probably said it on a Saturday night. Possibly while stoned.

Danzig, in an interview with LA Weekly, said he that he had been approached to play the X-Man, but passed on it. That’s pretty interesting, but not as interesting as his follow-up comment as to how he would have played the iconic comic book hero in X-Men.

“It wouldn’t have been as gay.”

Excuse me, I just got blasted in the face with a firehose of awesome. Is this going to sow the seeds for a Glenn Danzig-Hugh Jackman feud? I don’t think I’m jumping the gun when I say “absolutely.”

This whole post is a charade for me to post this:

Have a safe, solemn, and bitchin’ Memorial Day, readers.

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Hugh Jackman To Take Viggo Mortensen’s Sloppy ‘Snow White’ Seconds? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-to-take-viggo-mortensens-sloppy-snow-white-seconds/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-to-take-viggo-mortensens-sloppy-snow-white-seconds/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 18:29:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205645 Darren Aronofsky's bizarre decision to spend more time with his family has opened up the actor's schedule for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'.

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Darren Aronofsky’s bizarre decision to spend more time with his family instead of with Hugh Jackman has slashed open a hole in the actor’s schedule like some kind of sharp implement simile. Universal recognizes this as well as anyone, and are now making attempts to coax him into joining Snow White and the Huntsman.

No word yet if Jackman will take the role which previously once belonged to Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp, and Viggo Mortensen. But it’s nice to be in the top four. His number one priority right now is Wolverine but with a devastated location and no director, it doesn’t seem likely that will happen as soon as planned. It would make sense that Jackman jump on this.

Or maybe he’ll be too busy promoting that movie where he has balls on his chin. (Deadline)

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‘Heroes’ Stars To Give Acceptable American Voices To ‘Iron Man’ And ‘Wolverine’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stars-of-heroes-to-give-acceptable-american-voices-to-iron-man-and-wolverine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stars-of-heroes-to-give-acceptable-american-voices-to-iron-man-and-wolverine/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2011 21:58:58 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205166 People who like seeing super-heroes with huge eyes definitely have something to be excited about.

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You may have seen a couple of trailers a while back for anime versions of the popular Marvel superheroe Iron Man and Wolverine. If you’re the right kind of person, you might have wondered who would get to voice the English dubs of these characters. Well, wonder no more, hypothetical person, because we now know that Iron Man will be voiced by Adrian Pasdar, while Wolverine’s “bubs” will be provided by Milo Ventimiglia (who also has Static coming up). Somewhat interestingly, both of these actors were on the show “Heroes” on NBC – not only that, they playe brothers.

Here’s Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, on the casting:

“Adrian and Milo are perfect as Iron Man and Wolverine. It’s extremely exciting to see these talented guys take on two of the most iconic Super Hero roles of all time.”

Both movies, about the Japan-set adventures of the super-heroes, are set to premiere on G4. And there are Blade and X-Men anime movies in the works as well. So people who like seeing super-heroes with huge eyes definitely have something to be excited about. (via ScreenRant)

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Aronofsky Peaces Out Of ‘Wolverine’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aronofsky-peaces-out-of-wolverine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aronofsky-peaces-out-of-wolverine/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:26:42 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202152 The director refuses to be away from his family for so long. And no one tells a scarved man what to do.

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Well, it had to happen: Darren Aronofsky is out of the director’s chair for the new Wolverine movie. There’s an old saying in Hollywood that you’d all be smart to start living by: Not even adamantium claws can separate Darren Aronofsky and his family. The majority of the film, starring Hugh Jackman, was to be shot overseas, and the actor had always stated that that would be something of a dealbreaker for him:

“As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became
clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the
country for almost a year,” Aronofsky said in a joint statement with
Fox.

“I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of
time I am sad that I won’t be able to see the project through, as it is
a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my
friend, Hugh Jackman, again,” he continued.

Aw man! It’s undeniable that Aronofsky’s involvement gave the film instant cred it wouldn’t have had otherwise, but it looks like that’s not on the table anymore. Perhaps he and Jackman can collaborate again on The Fountain 2: Metaphysical Time And Space Boogaloo. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Jackman Pumped About Wolverine Movie, Might Be The Supplements Talking http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jackman-pumped-about-wolverine-movie-might-be-the-supplements-talking/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jackman-pumped-about-wolverine-movie-might-be-the-supplements-talking/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:18:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23851 Hugh Jackman is sooooo stoked about this new Wolverine. You think you know how stoked he is, but, bro...you have no idea.

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Hugh Jackman is sooooo stoked about this new Wolverine. You think you know how stoked he is, but, bro…you have no idea. Jackman is pumped about bulking up so he can resemble both Mike Tyson AND a bulldog, but definitely not Clint Eastwood. He’s also sickly jazzed about possibly having a heart attack while bulking up, which should give Jackman‘s policyholders some cause for concern. And if you think that the Jack-Man is not fired up about having all the requisite backstory in place to move forward the saga of the character that is Wolverine, then, apologies, Broseph McCarthy, but you’re way off. He IS fired up about that.

Of course, that’s just my interpretation of his comments. It may not have helped that I imagined him spouting these quotes off really quickly and with a sweaty face, but it sure made reading them more fun. (Via /Film)

Regarding the ability to explore new territory in this installment:

I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with X-Men Origins: Wolverine], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it.

Regarding getting super-huge to play the new, stockier Wolverine:

I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.’

I always think of Mike Tyson when he first came on the scene. Sometimes, he was a full foot shorter than his opponents and bent over [with this] massive build. There’s real power. You said bulldog, and that’s it exactly. Exactly. That’s what I’m going for, and if I have  a massive heart attack first, well, you tell everyone what I was going for.

Jackman has been consuming 6,000 calories a day (possibly in stem cells) to add weight, so let’s all say a quiet, dignified prayer that the Hugh-go-naut will keep the weight on long enough that we can see a stocky, roid-ed out behemoth smiling and singing show tunes at the next Academy Awards.

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No Wolverine In ‘X-Men: First Class,’ Cyclops Given Metal Claws http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-wolverine-in-x-men-first-class-cyclops-given-metal-claws/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-wolverine-in-x-men-first-class-cyclops-given-metal-claws/#comments Sat, 22 Jan 2011 05:37:40 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21577 There's not gonna be a Wolverine cameo, bub. However, you will get a very different take on Professor X.

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If you were hoping for a Wolverine cameo in the upcoming X-Men: First Class, you’re outta luck, bub. You’ll have to settle for seeing him in every other X-Men movie and spin-off. This and more was revealed in a recent interview with the newer, younger, hairier Professor Xavier: James McAvoy.

In addition to revealing the film’s lack of Logan, McAvoy says Professor X was supposed to be bald in the movie, but studio heads nixed the idea. I guess they don’t want this cool, pretty, badly-Photoshopped cast of mutant freaks to be mucked up by a baldo. This “freed” up McAvoy to not have to do a Patrick Stewart impression, and he gives us details on how the young telepath is different:

You look at the kind of main, defining characteristics of Professor X, of Charlie Boy, and you go, ‘Alright, he’s selfless. He’s a saint. He’s sexless, it seems. He’s egoless. He’s all about other people. He’s all about bettering the world and mutantkind and humankind.’ And so you kind of try and flip that on its head. You don’t make him an evil person, or anything like that, but you make him ego-driven, women-chasing, he likes a good drink. He’s not the reluctant leader that you kind of want all heroes to be. He actually kind of wants to be in charge, you know what I mean? And all of those things, just to kind of show a journey. So by the end of the movie he’s some way towards becoming Patrick Stewart[‘s version of the character], rather than just having the same guy at the beginning.”

Oh, and to fanboys who’ve skimmed over the rest of the blog to find more news about Wolverine’s absence: welcome to the end of the blog. There is no more news. No Wolvie. I suggest you bring your replica metal claws to the theater to make up for his absence. Movie ushers love that stuff. (Cinema Blend)

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Demi Lovato May Help Ruin ‘The Avengers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/demi-lovato-may-help-ruin-the-avengers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/demi-lovato-may-help-ruin-the-avengers/#comments Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:30:05 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13338 Good news, Avengers fans! The film has a plot. Bad news, Avengers fans. The plot may involve Demi Lovato.

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Good news, Avengers fans! The film has a plot. Bad news, Avengers fans. The plot may involve Demi Lovato.

AICN is reporting that the film will revolve around the Skrulls and Kree, two alien races that any Marvel readers should recognize. And Radar Online is reporting that the film might feature Demi Lovato, an alien any prepubescent Disney fan should recognize.

I haven’t been this excited about a cameo since I found out will.i.am was appearing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And I won’t be this excited again until I find out that will.i.am has been ripped apart by pitbulls. (Cinema Blend)

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Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Wolverine’ Sequel Will Be A Standalone Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofskys-wolverine-sequel-will-be-a-standalone-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofskys-wolverine-sequel-will-be-a-standalone-film/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:51:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8161 Darren Aronofsky discussed some of his plans for the Wolverine sequel, and it sounds like this could be a really good movie about a guy who has knives jutting out of his metacarpus.

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Darren Aronofsky discussed some of his plans for the Wolverine sequel (which I guess means this is actually happening), and it sounds like this could be a really good movie about a guy who has knives jutting out of his metacarpus. First off, the sequel is going to completely disavow its predecessor X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in favor of being a standalone (read: awesome) film.

In order to distance it from the previous misfire, the film will not be called Wolverine 2, rather The Wolverine. Aronofsky’s talent for telling dark, gritty, complex, thoughtful, character studies should be well-applied to Logan’s time spent in Japan, and highlight the more tortured aspects of the mutant. Though I’m excited to see a Wolverine more grounded in reality, I do feel an “ass-to-ass” scene between Wolverine and Sabretooth would be completely out of place. Please do not include. (HitFix)

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So, This Happened: Darren Aronofsky Chosen To Direct ‘Wolverine 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-this-happened-darren-aronofsky-chosen-to-direct-wolverine-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-this-happened-darren-aronofsky-chosen-to-direct-wolverine-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "SNIKT!!" We'd heard the rumors but they sounded too crazy to even qualify. Yet somehow, against all laws of nature, Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct Wolverine 2. Aronofsky surpassed rumored shoe-in David Slade to win the honor of directing the second film in this so far pretty sh*tty franchise, just days after it was announced that Zack Snyder won the Superman directing duties. May be a case of Justin Bieber punk'n us all, but if not, at least we have a director who can artfully convey Wolverine's frustration with the world that won't accept him as he surfs on a missile or whatever ridiculous action set-piece makes its way into this film. Where this leaves Preacher or movies that are a good idea for Aronofsky to do, we do not know. But if you ask me, this move is in direct reaction to the failure of The Wrestler action-figure line. Apart from the Marisa Tomei Lapdancer dolls, those things just didn't sell. (Deadline)

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"SNIKT!!"

We’d heard the rumors but they sounded too crazy to even qualify. Yet somehow, against all laws of nature, Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct Wolverine 2. Aronofsky surpassed rumored shoe-in David Slade to win the honor of directing the second film in this so far pretty sh*tty franchise, just days after it was announced that Zack Snyder won the Superman directing duties.

May be a case of Justin Bieber punk’n us all, but if not, at least we have a director who can artfully convey Wolverine‘s frustration with the world that won’t accept him as he surfs on a missile or whatever ridiculous action set-piece makes its way into this film.

Where this leaves Preacher or movies that are a good idea for Aronofsky to do, we do not know. But if you ask me, this move is in direct reaction to the failure of The Wrestler action-figure line. Apart from the Marisa Tomei Lapdancer dolls, those things just didn’t sell. (Deadline)

 

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David Slade Will Most Likely Direct ‘Wolverine 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-slade-will-most-likely-direct-wolverine-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-slade-will-most-likely-direct-wolverine-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 David Slade, director of Twilight Eclipse, 30 Days of Night, and Hard Candy, is the lead contender to helm the sequel to the X-Men Wolverine spin-off, the aptly titled, Wolverine 2. His sole competition is Robert Schwentke, who last directed The Time Traveler's Wife, and has the upcoming Bruce Willis vehicle, Red. Hugh Jackman himself will pick the winner, so let the ass-kissing begin. According to Vulture, "A well-placed source inside the production insists: 'It's going to be Slade.'" Looks like someone already sent a fruit bouquet to someone else's house. I suppose I'd prefer Slade to Schwentke since I'm a big fan of Hard Candy and he made the least sh*ttiest Twilight movie, but I feel strongly that the sequel to Wolverine couldn't be any worse than the original no matter who's directing. Oh no. I've gone and done it again. I've said the words that release the evil genie who travels on a bed of Cheetos dust. RATNER!!!!!

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David Slade, director of Twilight Eclipse, 30 Days of Night, and Hard Candy, is the lead contender to helm the sequel to the X-Men Wolverine spin-off, the aptly titled, Wolverine 2. His sole competition is Robert Schwentke, who last directed The Time Traveler’s Wife, and has the upcoming Bruce Willis vehicle, Red. Hugh Jackman himself will pick the winner, so let the ass-kissing begin. According to Vulture, "A well-placed source inside the production insists: ‘It’s going to be Slade.’" Looks like someone already sent a fruit bouquet to someone else’s house.

I suppose I’d prefer Slade to Schwentke since I’m big fan of Hard Candy and he made the least sh*ttiest Twilight movie, but I feel strongly that the sequel to Wolverine couldn’t be any worse than the original no matter who’s directing.

Oh no. I’ve gone and done it again. I’ve said the words that release the evil genie who travels on a bed of Cheetos dust.

RATNER!!!!!

 

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Hugh Jackman Drops Out Of ‘Avon Man’ To Train For ‘Wolverine 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-drops-out-of-avon-man-to-train-for-wolverine-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-drops-out-of-avon-man-to-train-for-wolverine-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Hugh Jackman had better turn in his Man Card. Dude, just passed up the chance to play beauty parlor in Avon Man in favor of lifting a bunch of weights. OMG! What a fop! Sure, you can say that Jackman dropped out because the shooting schedule shifted, and he needs to get his arm muscles up to par for Wolverine 2. But we all know the truth, he'd rather just play with balls and lift weights all day. Hugh Jackman is just way too manly. Pretty much everyone knows that. (Deadline)

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Hugh Jackman had better turn in his Man Card. Dude, just passed up the chance to play beauty parlor in Avon Man in favor of lifting a bunch of weights. OMG! What a fop!

Sure, you can say that Jackman dropped out because the shooting schedule shifted, and he needs to get his arm muscles up to par for Wolverine 2. But we all know the truth, he’d rather just play with balls and lift weights all day. Hugh Jackman is just way too manly. Pretty much everyone knows that. (Deadline)

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Liev Schreiber Wants to Be in ‘Wolverine 2′ For Some Reason http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liev-schreiber-wants-to-be-in-wolverine-2-for-some-reason/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liev-schreiber-wants-to-be-in-wolverine-2-for-some-reason/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Sabretooth wants you guys to know that he'd really like to be in the sequel. At a press conference for Repo Men, Liev Schreiber told reporters that Hugh Jackman has told him about the script but he's not sure if he'll return (though he really wants you guys to know that he totally would if asked)."I just had dinner with [Hugh Jackman] last night and Hugh read the first draft of the script and I was really excited about it. It's still not clear whether or not Victor will be present in the Japan storyline. In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn't there. So I don't know, of course I've got my fingers crossed because I love the character so much, to have the chance to do it again would be a lot of fun, but I'm not sure."So, was Hugh Jackman trying to rub it in his face or what?HUGH: Oh, mate. The new Wolverine script is excellent. Too bad you won't be a part of it. Terrific stuff.LIEV: Oh man. That sucks. I guess I'll just have to stay home and bang Naomi Watts for four months.HUGH: Yeah, that's cool too. I s'pose. If you're into that sorta thing.(via io9)

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s Sabretooth wants you guys to know that he’d really like to be in the sequel. At a press conference for Repo Men, Liev Schreiber told reporters that Hugh Jackman has told him about the script but he’s not sure if he’ll return (though he really wants you guys to know that he totally would if asked).

"I just had dinner with [Hugh Jackman] last night and Hugh read the first draft of the script and I was really excited about it. It’s still not clear whether or not Victor will be present in the Japan storyline. In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn’t there. So I don’t know, of course I’ve got my fingers crossed because I love the character so much, to have the chance to do it again would be a lot of fun, but I’m not sure."

So, was Hugh Jackman trying to rub it in his face or what?

HUGH: Oh, mate. The new Wolverine script is excellent. Too bad you won’t be a part of it. Terrific stuff.

LIEV: Oh man. That sucks. I guess I’ll just have to stay home and bang Naomi Watts for four months.

HUGH: Yeah, that’s cool too. I s’pose. If you’re into that sorta thing.

(via io9)

 

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PEE-WEE HERMAN STAGES HIS COMEBACK http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pee-wee-herman-stages-his-comeback/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pee-wee-herman-stages-his-comeback/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 1980's nostalgia continues to boom as Paul Reubens has announced that he'll be dusting off the red bow-tie. The LA Times reports that Pee-wee Herman will perform onstage in Hollywood this November for a limited engagement at the Music Box @ Fonda. Perhaps if this run is successful it will lead to the big screen productions Reubens has been trying to get off the ground for the last nine years. The actor stated, "I've put part of him away for a long time but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike -- which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." Although his humor is off the beaten track, I'm glad that Reubens decided to pound the pavement and put this show together. His laziness was beginning to rub me the wrong way. On an unrelated note, I wonder if he listens to The Strokes?Check out these big adventurous morning links...Exclusive interview with District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. (Latino Review) Wolverine Goes To Japan. (First Showing)Design a poster for Triangle. (Empire)Courtney Cox will say anything. (Dread Central)Kathryn Bigelow gets some action in Brazil. (Cinematical)Tara Reid back on the sauce. (Cinema Blend)

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1980′s nostalgia continues to boom at Paul Reubens has announced that he’ll be dusting off the red bow-tie. The LA Times reports that Pee-wee Herman will perform onstage in Hollywood this November for a limited engagement at the Music Box @ Fonda. Perhaps if this run is successful it will lead to the big screen productions Reubens has been trying to get off the ground for the last nine years. The actor stated, "I’ve put part of him away for a long time but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike — which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." Although his humor is off the beaten track, I’m glad that Reubens decided to pound the pavement and put this show together. His laziness was beginning to rub me the wrong way. On an unrelated note, I wonder if he listens to The Strokes?

Check out these big adventurous morning links…

Exclusive interview with District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. (Latino Review)
Wolverine Goes To Japan. (First Showing)
Design a poster for Triangle. (Empire)
Courtney Cox will say anything. (Dread Central)
Kathryn Bigelow gets some action in Brazil. (Cinematical)
Tara Reid back on the sauce. (Cinema Blend)

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ESTIMATES: ‘STAR TREK’ TAKES $75 MILLION http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-estimates-star-trek-takes-$75-million/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-estimates-star-trek-takes-$75-million/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 According to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily, Paramount's Star Trek pulled in $26 million on saturday, a 9% increase from Friday's box office.  The studio is reportedly confident that the totals for the film, including the Thursday night previews, will reach $75 million.  Not quite as big as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but one would have to think Star Trek's gonna outlast its mutant rival if the reviews mean anything.   In any case, it's another success for JJ Abrams to celebrate. In tribute to Mr. Abrams, here's a video from the Fine Brothers that posits what would happen if Trek met Lost.  See the rest of the weekend Box Office Estimates after the jump:

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According to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily, Paramount’s Star Trek pulled in $26 million on saturday, a 9% increase from Friday’s box office.  The studio is reportedly confident that the totals for the film, including the Thursday night previews, will reach $75 million.  Not quite as big as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but one would have to think Star Trek’s gonna outlast its mutant rival if the reviews mean anything.  

In any case, it’s another success for JJ Abrams to celebrate. In tribute to Mr. Abrams, here’s a video from the Fin Brothers that posits what would happen if Trek met Lost.

 

See the rest of the weekend Box Office Estimates after the jump:

1. Star Trek – $68 million ($75 million total)

2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – $28 million ($131M total)

3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past – $10.5M ($30.5M total)

4. Obsessed – $6.5M ($56M total)

5. Next Day Air – $4.3M ($4.3M total)

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