Many big names were linked with the role of Jack Sparrow before Johnny Depp joined the cast of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.
Wolverine continues to flex his considerable muscles at the box office, with Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swan song Logan already closing in on $300 million in global ticket sales in less than a week. As Marvel fans undoubtedly know, the film is very loosely based on Old Man Logan, an eight-issue 2008 miniseries by writer Mark Millar and artist Steven McNiven. The film distills the Old Man Logan story to its essence: Logan, long retired from crimefighting in a dystopian future bereft of fellow superheroes, embarks on a hazardous road trip with an old friend — a journey of self-discovery in which tragedy spurs a renewed sense of purpose.
By now, the trailers for Logan (in theaters March 3) have made it very clear that this is not a typical superhero movie. Quiet and despairing, light on special effects and heavy on character drama, the third Wolverine solo film looks to be a drastic departure from previous X-Men films, not to mention the Marvel and DC Comics films that dominate the genre. At a December press event last year, I previewed the first 40 minutes of Logan, and I can tell you that superhero films are never going to be the same.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer has revealed that he pitched the idea of introducing X-23 - “the female Wolverine" - into the ongoing X-Men series. As 'Apocalypse’ hits cinemas, featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in his penultimate appearance as the character, Fox will naturally be looking for ways to replace him - and X-23 certainly represents one such way. Fandango discussed the upcoming 'X-Force’ spin-off with Singer, also asking him whether Fox had asked for his guidance in regard to replacing Jackman after his final foray as the character in 2017’s third Wolverine spin-off.
Yes, the Australian is one of the biggest box office stars in the world, but that’s largely thanks to his multiple appearances as Wolverine across the X-Men universe. Berry’s lengthy career adds ballast to her box office total, but other than playing Storm, it’s being Jinx in Bond flick ‘Die Another Day’ and ‘The Flintstones’ that put her this high on the list.
Brit talk show host Jonathan Ross challenged guests Luke Evans and Hugh Jackman to sing the “Beauty and the Beast” favorite for the crowd and prove once and for all who was the manliest among us....
The 1988 Winter Olympics was a great venue for lovable underdogs who would someday have their own movies. The new feel-good sports film Eddie the Eagle, about a real-life Brit named Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) who was determined to compete in the Olympics without any discernible athletic gifts, and who ultimately ends up ski-jumping at the ‘88 games in Vancouver. The connection wasn’t lost on Eagle’s filmmakers, who place a quick but inspired shout-out to the island bobsledders (played in Runnings by Leon, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, and Rawle D. Lewis, and coached by the late John Candy) when Eddie’s begrudging trainer (played by Hugh Jackman) turns off a radio just as a newscaster begins to announce one of Jamaica’s runs.
Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards is not a household name in the U.S. — and frankly, said Hugh Jackman, that’s the reason why a biopic about the British Olympian was kicking around Hollywood for 15 years before it got made. Jackman and friends are hoping that changes with the inspirational new sports drama Eddie the Eagle, which premiered to cheers last night as the surprise, unofficial screening at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Kingsman breakout Taron Egerton as Edwards, who, despite his working-class London background and severe athletic shortcomings, was so determined to become an Olympian that trained himself how to ski jump in less than a year and found loopholes in the entry process enabled him to compete in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.
Deadpool has been incessantly shooting off his trap — as Deadpool is wont to do — over the past few weeks in the ramp up to his titular movie, out Feb. 12. Among the most notable targets of Ryan Reynolds’s mouthy alter ego: Wolverine. Specifically, the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where the Marvel mercernary made his first big-screen appearance alongside Hugh Jackman’s hirsute hero.
Hugh Jackman is up for one last run as Wolverine. While he has defined the character onscreen since the original X-Men movie in 2000 — appearing as the berserker mutant Logan in a half-dozen films — Jackman has made it clear that the upcoming Wolverine 3 will be his superhero swan song. With Jackman hanging up the claws, could we see a radically different Wolverine in a future X-Men film or spinoff? The idea is not too far-fetched, especially considering Marvel Comics big reveal today.
With Daniel Craig’s recent admission that SPECTRE will likely be his last time sipping martinis as James Bond, SPECULATION has begun running wild with who will take over the mantle. Idris Elba has gotten the most ink so far, partly because he has become a fan favorite, but mostly because of Bond writer Anthony Horowitz’s ill-advised choice of words in explaining why he didn’t think The Wire alum was the right fit. Now, another candidate emerges: Mr. Hugh Jackman.
Leave it to a bunch of mutants — and a certain Merc with a Mouth — to put an exclamation point on Comic-Con. Making a movie about the profane killing machine has been a pet project for Ryan Reynolds for more than a decade.