It was Scottish actor Dougray Scott – not Hugh Jackman – who was all set to play Wolverine in the X-Men movies, beginning with Bryan Singer's first foray back in 2000.
The Wolverine star said it took "years of sweat and steamed chicken" to get in shape for "the role of a lifetime".
If Taron Egerton is secretly in negotiations to play Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's doing a good job hiding it.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now in cinemas and its likely to be the last movie with this cast and crew involved.The franchise has had its ups and downs over the last 19 years but it is still one of the most iconic superhero sagas on screen.Read more: Evan Peters unhappy with Dark Phoenix appearanceHowever, some of the movies deserve more acclaim than the others so here is a definitive ranking of all 12 released so far.
Sure, there's probably some friendly rivalry between the DC Comics superheroes and their compadres over at Marvel, but this is a bit much.
Tributes poured in on Sunday for Len Wein, who died Sunday at age 69 after creating a plethora of comics universe characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing.
Spoilers! Major, huge spoilers for ‘Logan’ follow, so be warned and turned back if you’re yet to see the critically acclaimed superhero drama. ‘Logan’ director James Mangold has confirmed that he sowed the seeds for the new film’s heart-rending ending four years in his first X-Men spin-off ‘The Wolverine’.
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.
For a movie anchored by one of the most popular X-Men ever, Logan — Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine swan song — is hijacked by the littlest mutant of ’em all: Laura, aka X-23. Played by newcomer Dafne Keen, the pint-sized dynamo has been a fan favorite during her relatively short tenure in the comics, but Laura is an unknown quantity to mainstream moviegoers. With Logan opening in theaters this weekend, we thought we’d offer a brief introduction to the character of X-23 and how she might fit into the X-Men cinematic universe going forward.
It took just one trailer for Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine in ‘Logan’ to go from being a film many struggled to get excited about, to one they couldn’t wait to see. The film is unlike any superhero movie before it. Essentially a western, it’s grisly, astoundingly mature and director James Mangold can’t believe he got to make it.
Looks like Old Man Logan started something. Days after the debut of the mournful first trailer for Logan (above), Hugh Jackson’s cinematic swansong as the angry, anguished Wolverine, some vintage X-Men outings are getting a similar treatment to the delight of fans. A couple of inspired YouTube creators have applied the trappings of the Logan preview — a tortured Wolverine, a suffering Professor X, and ominous imagery set to the tune of Johnny Cash’s world-weary “Hurt” — into recuts of Bryan Singer’s 1993 sequel X-Men 2 (a.k.a.
Hugh Jackman will face off against the Reavers in his final outing as iconic Marvel superhero Wolverine. In the comics, the Reavers are a gang of augmented human assassins best known for serving Apocalypse in the famed 'Age of Apocalypse’ storyline. In ‘Logan’, the Reavers will most likely be led by Boyd Holbrook’s Pierce, a character known in the comics for leading the villainous group.
Appearing in the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ sequel, it looks as though Stephen Merchant has gone through a bit of a transformation to become Caliban - the albino ‘X-Men’ mutant who is now looking after Professor X. Appearing on Twitter, ‘Logan’ director James Mangold revealed Stephen Merchant’s new look… and it’s a rather impressive transformation. It looks as though Stephen Merchant himself couldn’t resist dropping another picture, too… and this time, we get a very small glimpse of Caliban’s costume.
It looks as though ‘Logan’ has its first villain… and it’s not Mr Sinister. According to The Wrap, the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ sequel will star comic book character, X-23… and they even know exactly who will be playing her. In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. ‘Logan’s plot follows a government-type operation called ‘Transigen’ that is turning mutant children into killing machines.
Following the official announcement that the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ movie is called ‘Logan’ it seems we’ve got our first look at the latest incarnation of Charles Xavier - otherwise known as Professor X. Taking to Twitter, director James Mangold revealed this haunting image of ‘X-Men’ powerhouse, Professor X (played by Patrick Stewart).