Posts Tagged ‘Wolverine’
Alright, Hugh Jackman. You’ve had enough enough PowerBars for today.
Wolverine, Bond, and RoboCop: they’re all near-invincible franchise heroes, they’re all good at killing people, they’ve all been stuffed into a black suit (to varying degrees of fan acceptance), and they all have new movies on the way. But only one has a poster that may offend an entire island nation.
I mean, I get that Wolverine is going to be tearing shit up in Japan this time. But now that Godzilla is once again attacking American shores, it’s not like the poster is him stomping up the U.S. flag. That would be pretty good, though. Then we could make stickers where Calvin is pissing on Godzilla.
Yup. That’s him. James Bond.
Now that there’s a photo of the full suit, spend today’s Activity Time trying to figure out what exciting body part this is.
“I’m the best at what I do, and what I do is eat beans out of a can.” Because homeless superheroes are all the rage right now, all the rage, here’s Hugh Jackman on the set of The Wolverine this morning where apparently Logan will find himself wandering the streets because clearly liberal Hollywood’s trying Read More …
Unable to come to terms with Jessica Biel over how much it’s really worth to get Jessica Biel in a movie, Fox has quickly moved on to finding someone cheaper to look good in The Wolverine.
Their choice? Svetlana Khodchenkova, a Russian actress who most will likely only remember from Tomas Alfredson’s tight spy thriller, Tinker Tailor Gary Oldman. According to Twitch, she’s moving quickly toward a deal to play Viper, the same character Biel was to play–a villain with a complex, at-times romantic relationship with Wolverine, who she once blackmailed into marriage. In other words: this could finally be the Wolverine movie where Hugh Jackman comically gulps at the camera.
Okay, I guess I see how this makes sense.
After a big round of Asian casting that made racist grandpas just furious, director James Mangold is now looking to soothe them by adding the pleasing-looking Jessica Biel to the cast of The Wolverine. According to Twitch, Biel and her many shapes have been offered the role of Viper, a Marvel comics character formerly known as “Madame Hydra” due to her position in the evil HYDRA organization. Of course, since that group was in Captain American, one would assume Marvel still has control of the rights, so don’t expect Viper to be mentioning her team affiliation. More likely, the character will be getting into some plot she’s had with Logan–like, as Twitch notes, the comics storyline in which she blackmailed Wolverine into marrying her. If the production can get Jason Sudeikis onboard as an comically-immature but supportive Omega Red, they’re most of the way there to a pretty weird romantic comedy.
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, who last shared the screen when they sang Oprah the fuck out of Australia, will once again belt it out in front of a camera together. Crowe has reportedly signed on for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, and will lend his 30 Odd Foot of Grunts vocal prowess to Inspector Javert. Jackman is already attached to play the other lead, Valjean, giving Hooper a solid foundation of actors who have been in both boxing movies and Meg Ryan films. Now can we get someone from Against the Ropes in this?
Addressing a crowd from the back of a Real Steel-themed truck, Hugh Jackman yesterday revealed who the antagonist of the next Wolverine movie will be. Drawing inspiration from the film’s Japanese setting and from people liking shiny things, Chris McQuarrie’s screenplay has, according to Jackman, cast flamboyantly garish supervillain Silver Samurai as the main enemy.
For those that don’t remember Silver Samurai from his many appearances in K·B Toys bargain bins, here’s a brief description of the character from Wikipedia:
Silver Samurai, the illegitimate son of Shingen Yashida, is a Japanese mutant with the power to charge almost anything, most notably his katana, with mutant energy (described as a tachyon field) which enables it to slice through any known substance excluding adamantium. He also sports a suit based on traditional samurai armor. It is made of a silver metal, hence his name.
Wolverine’s claws and bones are, of course, made from adamantium, so you can see how a conflict between the two would arise. You just can’t help but hate someone once you realize you can’t cleave through their skeleton, you know?
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