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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:59 am 
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Jackman Getting Bigger for The Wolverine

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Feb 1st, 2011

"Right now, I'm at 210"

Hugh Jackman revealed to the Los Angeles Times that The Wolverine director Darren Aronofsky has told him to get even bigger for the new film:

GB: How much you weighing?

HJ: Right now, I’m at 210.

GB: Wow, so you’re going to be bigger this time? Last time, you looked about, what, 190?

HJ: Yeah, right, I was 190, something like that. I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.” He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger.’ He’s going to come down after he gets done with all the black-tie events over and done with.


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More Details Emerge on The Wolverine

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Feb 16th, 2011

"It's Not a Sequel," says Darren Aronofsky

With his latest, Black Swan, poised to claim as many as five Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director), Darren Aronofsky is gearing up to enter the world of Marvel Comics with The Wolverine. While the film is set to star Hugh Jackman, reprising his role as the adamantium-laced mutant, Aronofsky reiterates to PopcornBiz that the film isn't planned as a follow-up to previous entries in the X-franchise.

"It's not a sequel," Aronofsky said, "...I just love working with Hugh Jackman and I think there's something to be done in that world that hasn't been done yet. I'm also excited to do something that everyone wants to make, as opposed to being the only person that wants to make the film at the beginning.”

While Aronofsky's comment may sound pretty definitive, it's still open to debate exactly what he means by "not a sequel." It could be something as literal as his film taking place prior to Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine or something more amibigious as was the case between Ang Lee's Hulk and Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk.

No matter what, though, the film is expected to enter production soon with an unspecfied release planned, likely for sometime in 2012.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:33 am 
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Aronofski has dropped out as the director of the Wolverine sequel. Bummer. I would have liked to have seen his take on the character.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118034040


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CinemaCon Exclusive: Hugh Jackman on The Wolverine

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Mar 29th, 2011

Where are they at with the sequel post-Aronofsky?

Earlier today, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a chance to sit down with Hugh Jackman and director Shawn Levy to talk about their upcoming DreamWorks movie Real Steel--look for that interview and some thoughts on the footage shown at CinemaCon later--but before we finished, we wanted to ask Jackman about the status of The Wolverine now that Darren Aronofsky has left the project as director and with the crisis in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor problems triple whammy.

"We need to find another director and once we've found that, we'll be able to know," Jackman told us. "It's too early to call on Japan, I'm not sure where they're at, so now we're finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we're moving ahead full steam to find another director."

That certainly sounds a lot more positive than some of the other reports we heard following Aronofsky's departure, but Jackman is optimistic that he will work together with his director on The Fountain in the future.

"This one didn't work out but hopefully there'll be another one," he said.

Look for the full interview and more about Real Steel soon at ComingSoon.net.


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The Wolverine Director Short List

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May 25th, 2011

UPDATED with Gary Shore's short film, "Wolverine vs. the Hand"

Since Darren Aronofsky departed the comic book sequel earlier this year, 20th Century Fox's The Wolverine has been without a director. Now, Variety claims to know the studio short list for directing candidates. The current options are said to be:

Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, the upcoming RoboCop reboot, the just-announced Tri-Border.)

Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity)

Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest)

Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go)

Justin Lin (Fast Five, Better Luck Tomorrow)

Gavin O'Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory)

James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)

Gary Shore (primarily television commercials)

Writer Christopher McQuarrie penned the script to The Wolverine, which is said to have a heavy focus on Japan. Leading man Hugh Jackman recently commented to SuperHeroHype about the project's lack of a director and whether or not the film would still shoot in Japan following the tsunami-related crisis that the nation has been facing since earlier this year.

"We need to find another director and once we've found that, we'll be able to know," Jackman said, "It's too early to call on Japan, I'm not sure where they're at, so now we're finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we're moving ahead full steam to find another director."

There is currently no announced release date for The Wolverine but the related prequel X-Men: First Class hits theaters on June 3rd.

UPDATE: Bleeding Cool has uncovered an interesting connection between candidate Gary Shore and The Wolverine in the form of a short film entitled "Wolverine vs. the Hand," released three months ago on the director's Vimeo page.


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James Mangold Tops Director Shortlist for The Wolverine

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June 15, 2011

Mere hours after Hugh Jackman was announced to headline Tom Hooper's Les Miserables musical for Universal with the presumption that 20th Century Fox's planned sequel The Wolverine would be delayed, Deadline is reporting that Fox and Jackman have a new first choice to direct the X-Men spin-off... James Mangold. Mangold previously directed the Oscar-winning biopic Walk the LIne for Fox along with last year's Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action movie Knight and Day.

They're saying that Mangold is on a short list that includes Gavin O'Connor (Warrior, Miracle) and Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day) and that they're still looking to start filming in the fall in Japan from the screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:38 pm 
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From IGN:

Wolverine Start Date Set

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June 29, 2011

I just re-watched the first three X-Men movies, and there's no denying that without Hugh Jackman that franchise might not have made it past film number one. But now, in this post-X-Men: First Class world of ours, do we even need a Wolverine anymore?

Fox and Jackman sure think so. Toronto radio station CHFI spoke to the clawed one about the Wolvie sequel, and he revealed that an October start date is now set. "We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That's usually around the timeline," Jackman said.

James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Knight & Day) recently replaced Darren Aronofsky as the director on the project.

What do you guys think? Is there room for more Wolverine adventures now that First Class has kinda/sorta rebooted the series? Comment below!

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The Wolverine Gets a Release Date

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February 07, 2012

Despite some production delays, the highly-anticipated franchise sequel, The Wolverine, appears to be back on track and now has an official release date of July 26, 2013.

To be directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine will follow up 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and finds Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won't take "no" for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.

The new release date tentatively puts the project up against Lionsgate's Dirty Dancing remake and Walt Disney Pictures' Phineas and Ferb film.

Christopher McQuarrie provided the original screenplay with rewrites performed by Mark Bomback.


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The Wolverine to Film in Sydney, Australia

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April 19, 2012

The Daily Telegraph has revealed that Twentieth Century Fox will film James Mangold-directed The Wolverine in Hugh Jackman's hometown, Sydney, Australia. They report:

In a deal estimated to be worth $80 million to the New South Wales economy, the blockbuster is the latest big budget movie to be made in the state following recent hits such as The Great Gatsby, Lego, Walking With Dinosaurs and Happy Feet 2.

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, who helped secure the deal with 20th Century Fox when he flew to Los Angeles in January, said winning the film would generate more than 2000 jobs for Sydney.

"The Wolverine is expected to generate more than $80 million in production expenditure in NSW and create more than 720 jobs for NSW-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for 1200 extras," he said.

"It is a testament to our screen industry that Hugh Jackman and his team have chosen to come back to Australia after such a positive experience making the X-Men Origins."


The Wolverine is scheduled for a July 26, 2013 release.


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The Wolverine to Shoot in Japan

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April 26, 2012

It's been known for some time that the plot for the upcoming 20th Century Fox Century sequel The Wolverine will take Hugh Jackman's Logan to Japan. What has been uncertain, however, is whether any of the production would actually happen there. Today, Fox CEO Tom Rothman tells MTV News that, in fact, it will.

"We're doing the stage work in Australia," he explains of the recent announcement that will take the production work down under. " ...the location work will be in Japan."

At last year's CinemaCon, Jackman told ComingSoon.net that it was "too early to call" on Japan-based shooting due to the nation's catastrophic tsunami. Thankfully, it appears that the delay in shooting has made that possible.

"It's set in Japan," continues Rothman. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."

Almost certainly referring to Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's 1982 "Wolverine" miniseries, Rothman goes on to say that it has not yet been decided whether or not the film with shoot in 3D.

To be directed by James Mangold with a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback, The Wolverine is set for release on July 26, 2013.


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The Wolverine Starts Shooting in August

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May 20, 2012

Hugh Jackman revealed to his Twitter followers this weekend that The Wolverine starts shooting in August.

Stage work for the film will be done in Australia and location shooting will take place in Japan.

"It's set in Japan," Fox CEO Tom Rothman said previously. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."

To be directed by James Mangold with a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback, The Wolverine is scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2013.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:16 am 
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"It's set in Japan," Fox CEO Tom Rothman said previously. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."


Sadly, we'll never see that Wolverine unless they decide to make an R-rated version.

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X-perienced Producer Joins The Wolverine

Hutch Parker joins James Mangold's X-Men spin-off.

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June 18, 2012

Hutch Parker, who left New Regency for a longtime producing deal over at Fox, is coming on as producer for James Mangold's The Wolverine.

Parker is a logical choice for the studio considering his "X-tensive" background in X-Men lore. The producer developed and oversaw the original movies when he ran production at Fox.

The Wolverine follows up on the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and takes place mostly in Japan. The story centers on Logan as he develops a forbidden romance with a woman already engaged to another man. Logan is eventually forced into battle with the woman's father, her deadly sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.


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"It's set in Japan," Fox CEO Tom Rothman said previously. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."


Sadly, we'll never see that Wolverine unless they decide to make an R-rated version.


You're absolutely correct, Bill. No way they'd be able to fit that graphic, visceral imagery within the constraints of a PG-13 movie.

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The Wolverine to Start Filming Soon

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July 05, 2012

As we've previously reported to you, The Wolverine will begin filming this August, but according to The Daily Telegraph, Hugh Jackman will be arriving in Austrailia in the next few weeks to get ready for shooting.

Stage work for the film will be done in Australia and location shooting will take place in Japan.

"It's set in Japan," Fox CEO Tom Rothman said previously. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."

The film will be directed by James Mangold with a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.

The Wolverine is scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2013.


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