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Real Steel sequel in the works with Levy and Jackman

Real Steel director Shawn Levy has revealed he and star Hugh Jackman will return for a sequel to their robot-boxing opus, despite the fact the first film is yet to even be released. DreamWorks actually commissioned screenwriter John Gatis to begin work on Real Steel 2 back in April. Levy, speaking with IndieWire, reiterated the studio’s […]

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Russell Crowe joins Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Russell Crowe has been added to the cast of Tom Hooper’s upcoming take on Les Misérables, joining the previously rumoured lead Hugh Jackman. Deadline confirms Jackman and Crowe’s casting as protagonists Jean Valjean and Javert respectively. A release date has been set for December 7, 2012. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables was last seen […]

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Wolverine 2 delayed once again

20th Century Fox have again delayed the start of production on The Wolverine, the sequel to the 2009 Hugh Jackman film, Deadline reports. Fox have said that they never committed to a start date to begin with but were looking at late 2011. It seems that may now become early to mid 2012, though Fox […]

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James Mangold to direct The Wolverine

Our long, national nightmare is over. After Darren Aronofosky skipped out on directing The Wolverine, Fox and star Hugh Jackman have been on the lookout for a suitable replacement. According to Deadline, they have settled on Knight and Day helmer James Mangold. Mangold is a serviceable director; he makes solid films (Walk the Line, 3:10 […]

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Hugh Jackman, Paul Bettany wanted for Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men? Les Misérables is heading back to the big screen and according to Deadline, Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and Universal studios have their sights set on Hugh Jackman to play Jean Valjean. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables […]

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Will Duncan Jones direct The Wolverine?

Probably not. But still, it’s a fun possibility to ponder. Aint It Cool News got a tip from an attendee at a Q&A screening of Duncan Jones‘ latest film Source Code, where the director revealed he will soon take a meeting with Fox to discuss potentially taking over the reins of The Wolverine, now that […]

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Hugh Jackman to play Snow White’s Huntsman?

There are so many Snow White projects/fairy-tale revivals in the works at the moment it’s impossible to keep up. According to Deadline, Hugh Jackman has been offered the role of “the Huntsman” in, umm, one of them. More accurately, he is being considered for Snow White and The Huntsman, which already has Kristen Stewart attached […]

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Darren Aronofsky will direct The Wolverine NO MORE

Darren Aronofsky, the Oscar-nominated director of Black Swan and scarf-aficionado, will no longer direct the highly-anticipated X-Men spin-off The Wolverine. Aronofsky released a joint statement with 20th Century Fox, revealing that the project would keep him away from his family for too long. The statement (courtesy of Deadline) reads: “As I talked more about the […]

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The Jess Lomas Book Club: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The Jess Lomas Book Club: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan *A weekly feature in which literary connoisseur Jess Lomas examines the upcoming book-to-film adaptations worth keeping an eye on!* “Gosh, I wish there were more films like The Joy Luck Club!” Does this sound like something you’d say? I didn’t think so. Not many […]

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Teaser Debut: Real Steel

The teaser trailer for Shawn Levy’s fighting robots movie (no, not that one) Real Steel has debuted online. It stars Hugh Jackman as a former boxer who “trains” a scrappy young robot to become a champ. In case you are getting lost in the mire of all these new robot flicks, here are the films […]

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Aronofsky reveals title of his Wolverine sequel

Although Darren Aronofsky hasn’t officially been announced as director of Wolverine 2, we’ve got enough information to assume as much. Hugh Jackman has confirmed it, Aronofsky’s Black Swan DOP Matthew Libatique has revealed he is working on it, and now the director himself has gone to the trouble of naming the new film. In an […]

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Jackman talks Wolverine 2; confirms Aronofsky as director!

News emerged back in August that Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) was being courted to direct Wolverine 2 by 20th Century Fox and star/producer Hugh Jackman. Well guess what? He got the job! Jackman – who also starred in Aronofsky’s The Fountain – discussed their upcoming collaboration with Vulture: “This […]

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Two directors duel over Wolverine 2

When you think Wolverine, what first comes to mind? Twilight or The Time Traveler’s Wife? According to Vulture, Fox have decided upon two directors to helm Wolverine 2, with star and producer Hugh Jackman to make the final call after meeting with each next week. The two auteurs are David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, […]

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See Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel

USA Today have the first image from the set of Shawn Levy‘s futuristic robot-boxing movie Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman. Look, there it is! OK, so it’s a “futuristic robot-boxing movie”, which depending on the execution could be a really cool action film, or seem like the incomprehensible fever dream of an eight-year-old boy (not […]

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Head to Head – Australia

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Rohan Daenke hocked a giant, unpatriotic spitball at the Stray’un flag by dissing Baz Luhrmann‘s Australia. For his troubles, […]

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Wolverine 2 begins shooting January 2011

source: showbiz411.com The next installment of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine saga is moving ahead, with the great-clawed one heading to Japan. The film will start lensing January 2011. And obviously, Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine – shirtless, no doubt. The production of Wolverine 2 was pretty much confirmed following the first film’s massive $US87 […]

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X-tra, X-tra – X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Danny Huston. Directed by Gavin Hood. Rated M. Originally published April 29, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. So much for a clean slate. After the immensely negative fan reaction towards the 3rd instalment of the X-Men franchise, Fox Studios decided to go back to square one […]

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Wolverine sequel to feature threesomes?

source: mtv.com Hugh Jackman has revealed that the upcoming Wolverine sequel will be even sexier than X-Men Origins – and he was a shirtless lumberjack for most of that! In an interview with MTV at the Teen Choice awards, Jackman tantalised fans by hinting at the tone of the next X-Men film, which will follow […]

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Head to Head – Australia

Welcome to the first edition of our newly revamped Head to Head feature, in which our Quickflix critics take on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week we received a stunning attack on Baz Luhrmann’s epic film Australia by Mr. Chris Pudney. […]

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Wolverine sequel; Deadpool spin-off in development

source: variety.com You don’t sneeze at an $87 million opening weekend and you certainly don’t sneeze at the possibility of THREE $87 million opening weekends. Hugh Jackman has announced that he and producing-partner John Palermo are working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jackman will return to star as Logan/Wolverine; the role that made […]

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X-tra, X-tra – Wolverine review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Danny Huston. Directed by Gavin Hood. Rated M for action violence. 100 mins. So much for a clean slate. After the immensely negative fan reaction towards the 3rd installment of the X-Men franchise, Fox Studios decided to go back to square one with the origin […]

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Are you happy movie pirates! You broke Hugh Jackman’s heart!

source: ninemsn.com Hugh Jackman has expressed his disappointment about the leak of his upcoming film X-Men Origins: Wolverine a full month before its worldwide release. Jackman appeared at Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island to screen 20 (completed) minutes of the film to fans and media. He, astoundingly, used a flying fox to evacuate a helicopter and […]

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Final Wolverine trailer an operatic tale of motorbiking mutants at war!

source: usatoday.com The final trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine has debuted on USA Today, along with several character posters. One thing is for certain – Jackman looks hardcore. By clicking on the above image, you will be taken to the USA Today page which features the character images in greater detail. They include Hugh Jackman […]

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What did YOU think of the Oscars?

Well, after all those months of anticipation, it all went down in Los Angeles last night. The winners of the 81st Academy Awards were announced, and you can check out all the victors over here. Of course, there were no real surprises, but there were plenty of great (and not so great) moments. Let us […]

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Deadpool, Gambit AND CYCLOPS (!) in new Wolverine trailer!

source: traileraddict.com We make no apologies for posting three Wolverine articles in three days. The third aforementioned TV spot entitled “Legends” has debuted online, with footage to really get excited about. http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/8922 Was that really Cyclops in that trailer? Why haven’t we heard about this earlier?! I mean, it was confirmed back in May 2008, […]

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You want more Wolverine? You GOT more Wolverine!

source: traileraddict.com Well, as promised we have the 2nd 60-second TV spot for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This installment is entitled “Brothers”. This clip focuses on the relationship between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), and I get the feeling this will be the main arc of the entire film. There are a couple of […]

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Young Wolverine kills a dude in new TV spot

source: traileraddict.com Fox has prepped three 60-second TV spots for the highly anticipated X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The first, entitled “Outcasts” has debuted online. The clip gives us a bigger look at Wolvie and Sabretooth as young boys, and the tragedy that sets their lives into motion. But enough yapping. Enjoy! http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/8862 P.S – It’s kind […]

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The baz age – Australia review

Australia – Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Brandon Walters, David Wenham and Jack Thompson. Rated M for violence and coarse language. 165 mins.When you give a film an all-encompassing title like Australia, you’ve got to deliver the goods. Baz Luhrmann set that task for himself when he scribbled it atop the […]

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Sorry Baz, Not Quite Sold on ‘Australia’ … Yet

source: traileraddict.com A brand spanking new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia has arrived. While it shows more promise than previous glimpses, something about this film just doesn’t feel right. Anyone get the idea they are trying to limit the amount of dialogue shown in these trailers? That’s never a good sign. http://www.traileraddict.com/emb/6655 Hmm. Australia, starring […]

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