The script for The Wolverine is being rewritten. The filming for the movie - which will see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the X-Men character - has been delayed as Hugh shoots Tom Hooper's new version of Les Miserables and director James Mangold now wants the script to be changed.
Mangold has hired Mark Bomback - who penned films such as Die Hard 4.0, Unstoppable, and Total Recall - to rework the screenplay before shooting starts next year. The movie was initially due to begin lensing later this year, but a combination of the Australian actor's commitment to Les Miserables and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012. It may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two.
The movie has been beset with problems for a while - Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues, and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays. Despite the trouble, Hugh has revealed he is already back on the diet and fitness regime required for him to bulk up to play the muscular character: "I've literally just started. I'm taking the next two months off, pretty much, because it's a full time job, putting on a size. I'm a naturally skinny guy - genetics are not on my side with this thing - so I have to eat like a horse."
The dramatic trailer for X-Men: First Class is here, and it’s awesome.
The attention-getting clip focuses on the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and the young Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Other familiar X-Men present in the trailer include Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult).
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The first photo of the new class of X-Men is out, and the costumes look pretty awesome. All the major characters of X-Men: First Class will be seen in theaters when the movie open in June 2011, but you can get a sneak peek of them now.
From left to right, you’re looking at Michael Fassbinder (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggery), January Jones (Emma Frost), Jason Flemyng (Azazel), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Zoe Kravitz (Angel), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and James McAvoy (Charles Xavier).
The film also stars Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw and Oliver Platt as The Man in Black.
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Scream 4: The Scream series is known for killing off beautiful young starlets, so the the fourth installment should make no exceptions. So far Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere have both been confirmed for Scream 4. Roberts will play Sidney Prescott’s cousin while Panettiere has reportedly been cast as the best friend. The film will premiere on April 15, 2011.
X-Men: First Class, which is scheduled for a June 3, 2011 release, now has a confirmed director. Matthew Vaughn, best-known for bringing audiences the recent flick Kick-Ass, is now part of the franchise. Vaughn’s other credits include Stardust and Layer Cake.
The flick will show audiences the story behind friends-turned-mortal-enemies Professor X and Magneto, played in past X-Men installments by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, respectively.
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Twister: Actor Bill Paxton recently expressed interest in doing another Twister film. Question is: is anyone else interested? (Aside from the Balloon Boy family?) Bill believes 3-D technology and a history angle could bring added elements to the disaster story. “I think you’d still want to have a lot of the dark humor and all of that, with the flying cows and everything. I think you could kind of intrigue people more by getting into a little more of the lore and really understanding. I just think there’s a lot more to explore there,” Paxton said.
Wolverine won’t be the last of the X-Men side stories; there are more flicks in the works for eager comic book fans.
Producer Lauren Shuler-Donner recently revealed a few juicy details about the future of the franchise. Wolverine 2 will feature “samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts”—in other words, lots of “extreme fighting.”
Other planned movies include X-Men: First Class and Deadpool. First Class will be a little “darker” and potentially include several “strange villains.” Ryan Reynolds will be working on Deadpool at the same time he’s shooting for the Green Lantern movie, but Shuler-Donner doesn’t anticipate a problem. In the flick, Reynolds will play Wade Wilson, described as “a bad ass, a wise-cracking mercenary who will go out and kill anyone for money.”
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Sir Ian McKellen thinks that he’s too old to star in another X-Men film.
The Hollywood veteran, who has played mutant villain Magneto in three of the comic book movies, says it is unlikely he will reprise the role for a spin-off film about the character because of his wrinkles.
“There’s meant to be a Magneto script floating around, but I’ve not read it, so I suspect it wouldn’t involve me—I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that. They can’t have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!”
However, the 70-year-old actor was impressed by his 69-year-old friend Patrick Stewart’s appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine earlier this year: “He was very pleased with himself that he was going in to be in Wolverine. It was only an hour’s work! We were working on Waiting For Godot at the time!”
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X-Men: Although it’s been six years since X2, Bryan Singer says he may not be done with the comic book franchise. The director recently revealed that he’s entertaining the thought of another installment. “I’m still looking to possibly returning to the X-Men franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said. “I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast,” he admitted. Brett Ratner was at the helm for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand while Gavin Hood directed 2009’s Wolverine.
Disney has just added 5,000 characters to its arsenal.
In a deal announced today, The Walt Disney Company says it intends to purchase comic book giant Marvel Entertainment. The acquisition is worth a whopping $4 billion.
“This transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney’s creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories,” Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney Company’s President and CEO, said in a press release.
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