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Hugh Jackman Teases More of The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine on July 26, 2013. During a recent interview with Parade, Jackman gave a bit more of information about the highly anticipated upcoming film. As we all know, The Wolverine takes place in Japan, howevere there wasn’t an specific timeline for the story, was it before all the X-Men movies or after… Thanks to the Australian character actor we now have an answer to that dilema.

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

The movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. 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.”

This is something new, so far only seen in some comics of Wolverine. Apparently the film works its way through the pain and heartache due to the deaths that occurred in X-Men: The Last Stand, especially with Jean who was stabbed by Wolverine in the end. This experience must have taken Logan to the edge. The remaining question is who has learned a way to hurt him? my money is on Yuriko.

As a juicy piece of information, the get the fans all riled up, Jackman also revealed that there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it. This could be perceived due to the rumors that arised a couple of months ago, the gossip said that Famke Janssen (X-Men) was in Australia to do a cameo as Jean Grey.

The only confirmed fact is that Jackman won’t be the only one from the original X-Men trilogy to make a return. Jackman is also scheduled to appear as Wolverine in the upcoming sequel of X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past which will premiere on July 18, 2014.

Hugh Jackman will Slash his Way into X-Men: Days of Future Past

We previously wrote that Hugh Jackman was in talks to reprise his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Today director Bryan Singer confirmed through his Twitter account that Jackman will return as the canadian claw wielding savage. “Of course Jackman is going to reprise his role! He loves the Wolverine character!

Bryan Singer welcomes Hugh Jackman to his X-Men film

Bryan Singer welcomes Hugh Jackman to his X-Men film

Days of Future past is a sequel to X-Men: First Class, because it involves time travel elements which can be linked to the story of characters from the previous films of Singer, who will also be included in the story. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were previously confirmed by Singer to reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto. While ‘First Class’ stars James McAvoy (young Xavier), Michael Fassbender (young Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) will also be back for more mutant action.

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Singer is looking to get other cast members, there are rumours circulating on the web saying that James Marsden is talks to return as Cyclops. Fans would rejoice if all the time travel elements fix the disastrous events of Brett Ratner‘s X-Men. There are also rumours that Famke Janssen would return as Jean Grey. Hope they bring back Taylor Kitsch to reprise his role as Gambit.

Jackman, who had a memorable cameo in “X-Men: First Class,” recently wrapped production of director James Mangold‘s “The Wolverine.” The extent of his role in “Days of Future Past” hasn’t been revealed, but it’s been suggested the three original-trilogy actors will spend limited time on screen, most likely in scenes depicting the dystopian alternate future. Maybe we’ll get to see the white haired Wolverine.

Days of Future Past would mark the seventh film for Jackman as Wolverine, counting 2013′s The Wolverine, out July 26 in the United States. Days of Future Past, a sequel to 2011′s X-Men: First Class and based on the classic comic book storyline that ran through Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142, is scheduled for release on July 18, 2014.

The sequel is based on 1981′s Uncanny X-Men which came from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin. The story is set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been thrown in concentration camps, Sentinels are patrolling America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted down and killed. The present day X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.

 

First Picture of Harrison Ford Training Rookies in Ender’s Game

Today Entertainment Weekly posted a new photo from the upcoming scifi film from director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ender’s Game.

Ender's Game

Ender’s Game

Anyone that has read the 1985 novel of Orson Scott, Ender’s Game, would understand why it took more than two decades to adapt it to the big screen. The first challenge would be shooting a movie about pint-sized military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space Battle School, not to mention capturing its more complex themes about war and morality.

The big screen adaptation stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Ben Kingsley (Mandarin), Asa Butterfield (Ender), Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie, Stevie Ray Dilmore, Andrea Powell, Moises Arias, Conor Carroll, Aramis Knight, Brendan Meyer, Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy and Khylin Rhambo. The film will arrived in theaters on November 1, 2013.

The movie is as it goes:

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

In the image below, which was recently released by EW, we see the first glimpse of Asa Butterfield (right) as Ender, standing in line with other new recruits known as “Launchies” during his time the Battle School. Asa is facing the imposing the Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford). In the novel, Ender was never sure if Graff was manipulating him, or whether he just saw great potential in him and wanted to foster it.

Colonel Graff (Ford) shouting at Ender (Butterfiel) in Ender's Game

Colonel Graff (Ford) shouting at Ender (Butterfiel) in Ender’s Game

Gavin Hood stated that the actors tried to mirror their  characters’ emotions. “The relationship between [Harrison] and Asa was very close,but he didn’t overly befriend him off the set. He helped Asa by allowing that slight sense of intimidation to be there.”

So Asa Butterfield was intimidated by legendary actor Harrison Ford, that’s some good coaching right there. By the way don’t forget to like Ender’s Game official Facebook page.

 

Hugh Jackman Talks About X-Men: Days of Future Past

Hugh Jackman seems to be eager to return to X-Men: Days of Future Past and work once again with director Bryan Singer to reprise his role as the Canadian savage Wolverine.

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

While promoting his latest film, Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman took the time to talk about his friendship with Aussie actor Russell Crowe, who turned down Wolverine and recommended his name to Bryan Singer- Jackman also mentions he is already in talks for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the famous actor joked that there will be four claws in the movie.

There is an X-Men: First Class Sequel which Bryan Singer is directin, which I think is awesome.” Jackman told Access Hollywwod. “It started with Bryan. I know fans are super excited. I did a three hour three word cameo in the last one. Literally it took me three hours. And I have been talking to Bryan about doing something in this.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on 1980′s comic series set in a Post-Apocalyptic alternate future, where mutants are hunted like animals by powerful sentinels. The upcoming movie of Bryan Singer has a July 18, 2014 release date starring Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Proffesor X), Michael Fassbender (Young Magneto), James McAvoy (Young Xavier), Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.

Jackman will also be starring as Wolverine in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine on July 26, 2013.

Hugh Jackman Already in Talks for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Hugh Jackman is already in negotiations to reprise his role as the Canadian with Adamantium claws in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Jackman will get the deal he wants since he IS Wolverine, and officially sign on the film. So far the Australian actor has been in every X-Men film.

After Bryan Singer announced, through his Twitter account, that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were confirmed to reprise their roles as Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto/ Eric Lensherr along with their younger counterparts James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender (Xavier and Eric Lensherr in X Men First Class). It’s already a promising cast, Singer is reaching to several other cast members, hope they get Taylor Kitsch to reprise his role as Gambit.
X-Men Days of Future Past confirmed cast

X-Men Days of Future Past confirmed cast

The film is based on 1981 issue of Uncanny X-Men which came from writer Chris Claremont and artists John Byrne and Terry Austin. The story is set in an alternate future where mutant survivors are hunted and thrown in concentration camps, Sentinels are patrolling America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted down and killed. The present day X-Men are forced to stop a significant event from unfolding in order to keep that future from happening. 

Jackman, who recently wrapped production of director James Mangold‘s ”The Wolverine,” would join with other confirmed returning stars such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens July 18, 2014.

 

Thank You Russell Crowe, Sincerely Yours Hugh Jackman

Australia, home of the koalas, kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee. It is also the home of many actors now dedicated to american film industry. Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Bana, Naomi Watts, Hugo Weaving among many others.

Hugh Jackman as Xmen ‘Wolverine.’

Since most commercial films take place on the United States it’s only logical that a high percent of the movies cast are American, so taking this into account, it becomes perfectly natural when you find out actors belonging to specific nationalities and ask yourself, do they really get along?

Well I can’t speak for all of them, but I sure can give one example. Russell Crowe – Hugh Jackman. In an interview to EW, Jackman told that in the past few years, they have become really good pals, they got to know each other very well and the most important is that Russell Crowe gave meaningful advices in the turning moments of his life..

“Support” is what according to Hugh Jackman, he has received from ‘Les Miserables’ co-star Russell Crowe. Jackman is thankful for all the good will sent but he is more thankful for all the movie roles Crowe rejected. Russell Crowe was the one who recommended producers to consider Hugh Jackman in the roles of ‘Wolverine’ in ‘Xmen’ and ‘Drover’ in ‘Australia’.

Now they will be joining for the first time in the adaptation of the successful stage musical ‘Les Miserables.’ 

The Bone Claws are back in The Wolverine

A recent picture from The Wolverine revealed Logan (Hugh Jackman) showing off his bone claws, this could be a flashback from his old-days or another forgotten memory.

Meanwhile director James Mangold told in an interview with Empire, that this film is not a prequel at all. ”Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all,” revealed Mangold. ”Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.” Finally Mangold described his film as a ”Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it.

The image comes from the latest issue of Empire Magazine.

The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, is being directed by JamesMangold, stars Hugh Jackman, with Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont‘s comic arc from 1982.

The Wolverine with bone claws

The Wolverine with bone claws