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Hugh Jackman’s just trying to set some world record for playing the same character the most amount of times, at this point, right? May’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Pastmarks the seventh time Jackman has played Wolverine on screen. And while rumors floated that he might not return for James Mangold’s planned sequel to The Wolverine, this morning, we hear the opposite.

Twentieth Century Fox recently went ahead and locked up a release date for Mangold’s untitled Wolverine film, eyeing March 3, 2017 as a window for new mutant action.Deadline follows up that news with confirmation that David James Kelly has been hired to write the screenplay, and that Jackman is “reprising his signature role” for Mangold to direct.

Of course, Mangold kind of hinted at that on his Twitter page:

But we really did wonder if Jackman would want to try on the claws – again – for the eighth time since he first created this version of the character in 2000. It goes without saying that Jackman doesn’t HAVE to keep playing Wolverine. He has earned more money that a human could spend playing Logan, the angry, razor-clawed mutant. He has pushed hard to make a dark, standalone Wolverine movie (in Mangold’s The Wolverine), finally tackling a storyline – set in Japan – that fans of the character have been clamoring for. Simply put, Jackman has climbed this mountain. There are no worlds left to conquer.

But even back when The Wolverine came out, Mangold and Jackman spoke openly about how much they enjoyed the creative collaboration, and left the door open for future Wolverine movies, if the studio would allow.

What we don’t know yet – and won’t know for a while – is the state of Wolverine on theX-Men timeline. Fox has announced that Bryan Singer will be moving from Days of Future Past to X-Men: Apocalypse, but that sequel is expected to lean on the characters from X-Men: First Class — actors like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Wolverine could be in a post-apocalyptic world, as he will be in Days. He could successfully reset the timeline, giving him new areas to explore. That will fall to Kelly, whose credits also Mind Mgmt for Scott Free, and Sentinel, for Appian Way and Fox.

What do you think? Are you happy that Jackman’s staying in the Wolverine role for another standalone film? Would you like to see him paired with another hero for the story? Or is it time to recast? Let us know below.

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As much as I really did enjoy Hugh Jackman’s take on Wolverine, I’m glad he’s ‘retiring’ because I want to see other characters get a more substantial role in the X-Men movies. Hugh’s performance was so definitive as the character, I don’t think they will try to replace him any time soon, which means they won’t be able to use him as the fall-back character anymore.

from Spinoff Online

The Wolverine will outlive us all — including Hugh Jackman, based on the actor’s recent comments about retiring from the role.

Jackman spoke with Vulture at the Toronto International Film Festival about his many appearances in the X-Men movies, including this summer’s The Wolverine and next summer’sX-Men: Days of Future Past. According to the actor, his next appearance as Wolverine could well be his last.

“It’s nearing the end,” he said. “I do feel that. If there are any more movies, there would have to be a really good reason for it.”

Indeed, Jackman admitted he thought his days as Wolverine would have ended a long time ago.

“I can tell you this, and I can say this now: I wasn’t sure that I would do another Wolverine movie after the first one,” he said. “I just felt that I hadn’t done the character justice, and that was a bit of a hole inside of me.”

With the (mostly) critically acclaimed The Wolverine under his belt and a star-studded X-Menmovie in his near future, it sounds as if that hole has been filled — until the next interesting Wolverine project comes along, that is.

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The Wolverine Teaser One-SheetThe Wolverine was one of those films that you go into hoping it will be good, but have a low standard of what “good” is. Because you do this, you actually enjoy the film.

If you go in expecting this to stick to canon, you’re going to be disappointed from the start. But that’s something we’ve come to expect, even from the Marvel movies, canon gets changed around to better suit the medium and more modern settings. Was there anything in The Wolverine that was unforgivable? On the whole, no, but the fact that it was so predictable is highly disappointing. Much like in Iron Man 3, they changed around who The Silver Samurai is/was. But the Mandarin’s change came completely out of left field and was as amazingly creative as it was controversial. The twist in Wolverine you see coming from about twenty minutes into the movie.

And at one point I thought this film might actually do something different for once. Make Wolvie a real anti-hero and leave him without hooking up with the love interest and truly left like a Ronin by the end, albeit one who finds his own purpose which would be very deep and existential. That would have been awesome, and very much in line with the old Westerns and Samurai films this film was a homage to, but instead the love story is as typical as we’ve seen a thousand times.

That was really this films biggest problem, it was too safe. Yes, that meant that you’re so glad it wasn’t the horrible mess that was X3 and X:O:W, but that’s basically saying after trying all those wax and saw dust flavored jelly beans you’re pleased when you get a red liquorish.

Does that necessarily make it a bad movie? No. The train fight scene was pretty spectacular, plus they played around a bit with the things Wolvie could do with his claws. It was a darker film and definitely more on par with what Wolverine should be. If it actually tried to push the limits more in the story it was trying to tell (and more straight on ninja/Wolvie fighting), then it could have been beyond Epic, it was that close.

Instead, the ending kinda falls flat and really leaves you to wonder ‘why is he doing this’ except, you know, he has to be freed up for Days of Future Past.

Overall though, it’s a decent film which makes up for X:O:W and leaves us with a wonderful little after-credits scene to hook into DOFP. Yukio and Mariko were decently kick ass and Jean’s cameo wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, so that was nice to be surprised (I choose to believe that last scene was a homage to the White Hot Room).

So yeah, go see The Wolverine, just make sure that when you walk in, don’t expect a Rembrandt, and be glad it’s not a finger-paint.

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Bryan Singer just confirmed on his twitter account that Days of Future Past will receive the coveted Memorial Day tent-pole position in 2014 meaning it will come out Friday, May 23rd, 2014.

Days of Future Past Film-VerseMemorial Day Weekend in the USA is one of the biggest selling weekends for movies and so companies like to put out films that will give them a strong opening. For example, this year saw the release of Hangover III which had a 42mil opening weekend (and it is a Rated R film) and Fast Six which did 97mil . This means that Fox has a lot of faith in this film which hasn’t even finished production yet.

Though, with the literal all-star cast which includes several Oscar winners and some really hot names right now, they probably call this movie a win-win regardless.

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The Wolverine title card

A new international trailer has been released, it goes a bit more in depth to the beginning of the film, how Logan knows Yashida and all that. It also seems to confirm a suspicion that Yashida might be using Logan to gain his own immortality which would fit with Yashida being an adversary to Logan. We also see that Viper has some tricks up her sleeve.

But I can’t help thinking that they have given way the ending… at least the boss battle…

Anyway, just a month and a half to go!

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From Spinoff Online

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Seven times might be the charm for longtime Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star of The Wolverine hinted he might be done with the character following his appearance in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

“I wasn’t even sure after the first film if I would do another,” Jackman said regarding X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”

Jackman has played the popular character in X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class, and he has The Wolverine and Days of Future Past ready to roll out this summer and next.

When asked what he thought about recasting the role of Wolverine, James Bond-style, Wolverine producer Hutch Parker said the idea “feels somewhat blasphemous.”

The Wolverine will premiere July 26, while X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.

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BleedingCool – A Film Based On A Comic Book Just Won The Palme D’Or At Cannes

CinemaBlend – Composer Carter Burwell Leaves Thor’s Dark World

ComicBookMovie – Thor: The Dark World Debuts New Stills And An Official Website

ComicBookMovie – THE WOLVERINE Director James  Mangold Talks 3D, Easter Eggs And Possible After-Credits Scene

CinemaBlend – Joss Whedon Won’t Let The Villain Overshadow The Heroes In The Avengers 2 – “I’m very excited about the villain, and have a lot to say about him. But if you watch my shows, the one thing I’ve never been very good at is guest stars, because I’ve always been interested in the ensemble. With The Avengers, I’m still most fascinated by them.”

ComicBookMovie – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER  SOLDIER Shoots A Car Crash In Cleveland Set Video

ComicBookMovie – James McAvoy Reveals More X-MEN:  DOFP Details; Wolverine The One Who Travels Back In Time? – “Hugh’s got a big part,” the Scottish actor teased. “You throw Hugh  Jackman in there and he comes with so much rage. I’m really looking forward to  working with him. He’d better [frick]ing bring it.” – Even though I have thought and still think Wolvie could be the time traveller, this is not convincing to me. It could be 1973 Wolvie that is running around with the gang. Though I am a bit dismayed at him having ‘a big part’. This is X-Men, not Wolverine and some Other Guys

ComicBookMovie – Hugh Jackman Reveals His  Enthusiasm For An AVENGERS And X-MEN Movie Crossover –  “I actually just asked the other day, I said, ‘I don’t know what the legal  situation is, but why don’t these companies come together? Why isn’t it  possible?’ Because personally, I would love to mix it up with Robert Downey Jr.  and Iron Man and kick his ass. It’d be great.”

io9 – Uh, DC just randomly killed the hell out of a major character – and the annoying part, I usually get this title but for some reason didn’t get it today when I got my pull list…

io9 – 7 Television Shows That Took Potshots at Fanfic Writers – let’s face it, Supernatural did it the best…

CinemaBlend – Theater Owners Want To Limit Trailers To Two Minutes Long

Empire Magazine – The Wolverine Empire Cover Is Here!

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