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.
As we know from its recently released plot synopsis, Logan will pick up with Wolverine as he’s drawn out of isolation – where he’s been caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) — in order to protect a young girl (Dafne Keen) who’s being hunted by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and his merry band of psycho Reavers. For those not yet in the know, Keen is playing X-23, a female clone of Wolverine who made her comic-book debut back in 2004.
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.
Although Avengers: Infinity War is still two years away, Thanos will be invading Earth later this month. As seen in these exclusive images, Lego is unveiling a new line of Marvel “Mighty Micros,” with several being showcased at San Diego Comic-Con.
The surprise sequence in the middle of the film, featuring Wolverine in his Weapon X guise, resets his origin story and, with the addition of the bonus post-credits scene, could be establishing a new supervillain in the X-Men universe.
The ninth film in Fox’s X-Men series has arrived, heralding Apocalypse - a villain like no other the superhero mutant team has faced before. The 16-year-old series is the longest running superhero franchise, so as the new film hits cinemas we thought we’d rank the films to date, including the three spin-offs and director Bryan Singer’s latest epic. It made excellent use of the characters set up in Bryan Singer’s 2000 original (though Cyclops remained under-served) and built on every facet of what makes the X-Men series tick in all forms of media.
There’s not long until ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ reaches cinemas, so what better time for director Bryan Singer to unveil the first look at The Blob.
Especially with the revelation from producer Simon Kinberg that ‘Wolverine 3′ will indeed be set in the future, way ahead of any other ‘X-Men’ film. This is inline with all of the previous rumours that we’ve heard about the blockbuster, which have teased that ‘Wolverine 3′ will revolve around the comic book series ‘Old Man Logan’. This eight issue arc is set fifty years in the future where villains control the US and sees Wolverine travelling across the United States and coming face to face with numerous other X-Men and Marvel characters.
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.
While moviegoers are excited about yet another solo Wolverine film, the fact that it will be the last to star Hugh Jackman means that it will be viewed with a heavy heart. It’s now been 2 and a half years since 2013’s ‘The Wolverine’ was released, and we’re still waiting for word on when production will finally commence on its follow-up. Hugh Jackman provided an update on ‘Wolverine 3’s’ script while at the Sundance Film Festival, where a secret screening of ’Eddie The Eagle’ took place.
The next ‘X-Men’ movie may be just around the corner, but the previous instalment, ‘Days of Future Past’, needed the help of James Cameron to get it right. Speaking after almost two months of shooting ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ (and according to Cinema Blend), director Bryan Singer revealed he sought out the ‘Terminator’ director’s help in order to get the ending spot on. The outcome we see in ‘Days of Future Past’ concludes with Wolverine having saved the day and woken up in his own, shaped timeline.
Having played Wolverine for seven films now you’d have thought that picking a favourite ‘X-Men’ scene as the beloved character would prove to be impossible. Speaking to Digital Spy, Jackman admitted, “I think, ultimately, my favourite moment is the came in ‘First Class’.” - Jurassic World Makes $1 Billion Internationally - King Kong VS Godzilla Movie In The Works - Could A Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen? The scene in question sees Wolverine sat at a bar enjoying a tipple when Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) walk in and prepare to ask him to join their growing gaggle of mutants.
Hugh Jackman has revealed that he’s up for playing his old friend Steve Irwin should the opportunity arise and now we really want to see a Crocodile Hunter biopic. Watch our exclusive interview with Hugh below. The star was in town to talk about his new movie ‘Pan’ (opening with limited previews on 10 and 11 October before a nationwide release on 16 October), when he revealed his special relationship with the departed wildlife star. “I would definitely consider that [playing Steve Irwin in a biopic],” Jackman told us. - The Martian Accused of Whitewashing - Ant-Man Sequel Announced - Toy Story 4 Delayed Another part that Jackman’s associated with is, of course, Wolverine.
Sure the actor’s skinny frame would need to bulk up for him to do the character justice, but Carrey has such a chameleon-like presence that he certainly wouldn’t have been fazed if he’d been asked to portray Logan. On Wednesday night we got a look into what his version of the ‘X-Men’ icon would have looked like when Carrey responded to Hugh Jackman’s impression of the Mask with his own homage to the Australian’s most famous character.