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Madwelshboy
December 15th, 2008, 10:41 AM
20th Century Fox has now officially revealed the new trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine online which you can watch using the player below or in High Definition QuickTime by becoming a friend of the film's MySpace page.

Opening May 1st, the Gavin Hood-directed action-thriller stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins. The prequel tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=7913

Admiral Mappalazarou
December 15th, 2008, 02:47 PM
This is going to be hilarious. :cameron:

nx01a
December 15th, 2008, 03:37 PM
That doesn't sound good, Lord High Admiral. :P
It looks interesting. Especially the angle as it seems from the trailer that a younger Wolverine saves the pre-pubscent future X-Men [Iceman, Storm, Cyclops] from the evil government agency that birthed his adamantiumed self. Very good choice for Sabretooth. Here's hoping it's more X2 than X3... but Wolvie jumping from a burning humvee onto a helicopter... Geez. That's trying a bit hard to be cool. :P

MB.Eddie
December 15th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Looks good :)

AvatarIII
December 16th, 2008, 01:52 AM
deadpool = awesome
gambit > awesome
blob = lol
wolvering jumping to helicopter = roflmao

Madwelshboy
December 16th, 2008, 12:09 PM
A Shot-By-Shot Analysis Of The New WolverineTrailer:- http://www.empireonline.com/features/wolverine-trailer-breakdown/

Jumper_One
December 16th, 2008, 03:50 PM
cool trailer :D

P-90_177
December 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM
This looks even better than the other 3 x-men movies. So it should do to.

the fifth man
December 16th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Very nice trailer. I definitely can't wait to see this movie. I really think it will do Wolverine justice.

Pharaoh Atem
December 17th, 2008, 06:28 PM
looks way better then the other movies

i'm looking froward to this

the fifth man
December 17th, 2008, 06:57 PM
looks way better then the other movies

i'm looking froward to this

IMO, the X-Men movies will be pretty tough to top. But if this movie can be even nearly as good as X-Men or X2, I'll be very pleased.

gkyun
December 18th, 2008, 05:27 AM
The trailer looks awesome indeed! I haven't really read much of the comics, so I'm interested to see how Wolverine lost his memories. Gambit looks very cool in the trailer, and they even got Emma Frost!

I really have high hopes for this film, so let's hope it won't disappoint!

the fifth man
December 18th, 2008, 05:15 PM
I really don't see this movie being a disappointment at all. IMO, it seems to have a lot going for it.

Kor
December 20th, 2008, 01:46 AM
From the trailer that I've seen it looks like it could be interesting, but that it could easily go over and be not as good as it could be.

Exiled Master
December 20th, 2008, 07:58 PM
but Wolvie jumping from a burning humvee onto a helicopter... Geez. That's trying a bit hard to be cool. :P

Are you kidding? It's the simplest option after the last great helicopter takedown (Live Free or Die Hard)

MB.Eddie
December 20th, 2008, 10:31 PM
A Shot-By-Shot Analysis Of The New WolverineTrailer:- http://www.empireonline.com/features/wolverine-trailer-breakdown/

That's for posting.

the fifth man
December 21st, 2008, 06:12 PM
Are you kidding? It's the simplest option after the last great helicopter takedown (Live Free or Die Hard)

LMAO!:D Very true, my friend.

Exiled Master
January 7th, 2009, 07:56 PM
LMAO!:D Very true, my friend.

Though I think there are a few heroes that could do the exploding car jump better (not having to grab it, just blowing it up)

Bey0nd
January 9th, 2009, 10:42 PM
looks great

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 10th, 2009, 09:57 AM
I've been looking foward to this since I first heard about the Battle At The Boxoffice between this movie and Hannah Montana *gags*. At the time, Disney was planning to release Hannah Montana around the same time as Origins. But this was 2 years ago people, Hannah Montana is now stated for an April release leaving May 5 for the taking!

See you at the Box Office!

Bey0nd
January 13th, 2009, 04:45 AM
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/risky-business/2009/01/12/x-men-origins-stan-lee-a-business-success-story.html

Lee should know a thing or two about intellectual property. He actually never had complete control over his creations at Marvel--even though he was president of the company at one point. In 2005 he actually received a settlement of over $10 million from Marvel after he sued the company for unpaid profits from his characters.

Madwelshboy
January 17th, 2009, 10:03 AM
Is extensive re-shoots the death rattle for WOLVERINE?

Late extensive re-shoots couldn’t save Columbia’s HANCOCK from being a painful experience on our eyeballs, now 20th Century Fox, unhappy with the work so far of director Gavin Hood and with more cash coming their way thanks to WATCHMEN… have ordered some last minute filming to try and save the picture.

These aren’t just some late tweaks to the picture, they are described as “extensive re-shoots” according to Collider. They are taking place in Vancouver and from all the reports we’ve been hearing, if they could remake the whole picture, they won’t hesitate. For whatever reason, they haven’t been happy with Hood’s work and are constantly pushing their weight to make the movie the studio want.

Though Hood can’t have done that bad a job, if he is the one doing the re-shoots. Maybe more money has allowed them to film something that was previously out of budget?

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/is-extensive-re-shoots-the-death-rattle-for-wolverine.php

Madwelshboy
January 18th, 2009, 12:38 AM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Promo Photo!
Source:Ain't It Cool News January 18, 2009


Hugh Jackman has sent Ain't It Cool News a note about the additional filming taking place in Vancouver right now for X-Men Origins: Wolverine along with this new promo photo featuring (from left to right) Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Remy LeBeau/Gambit (Taylor Kitsch), Logan/Wolverine (Jackman), Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and Silver Fox (Lynn Collins). The Gavin Hood-directed prequel opens in theaters on May 1st


Hey everyone -

It's Hugh Jackman, sending this note from freezing Vancouver. I have read a lot of your online comments regarding the footage that we are currently shooting and I share your passion for the Wolverine character and the movie - I owe it all to you guys!

I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we've got much more in store!

In the meantime, here's an exclusive shot of some characters you may recognize...

Cheers,

Hugh

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=7992
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39807

MrsB108
January 18th, 2009, 05:34 AM
7615

Angela V
January 18th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Wolverine "badass". I love Hugh. (fangirl squeel)

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 19th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Wolverine "badass". I love Hugh. (fangirl squeel)

*joins in with the squeel* *drools*

gkyun
January 20th, 2009, 09:20 AM
"Hey I dropped a penny. Everyone, quick! Help me find it!"

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l24/gkyun/Wolverine.jpg

The Prophet
January 20th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Deadpool better be Deadpool.

the fifth man
January 20th, 2009, 06:57 PM
That is an awesome photo!

Madwelshboy
January 21st, 2009, 08:38 AM
Jackman: 'Wolverine will be badass'
Wednesday, January 21 2009, 15:47 GMT

By Lara Martin

Hugh Jackman has issued a personal letter to fans, assuring them that the forthcoming Wolverine movie is not in trouble.

Speculation mounted that the X-Men prequel was facing problems after the cast and crew were recalled to Vancouver to reshoot several scenes.

However, in an email to Ain't It Cool, the Australia star dismissed speculation that studio bosses were unhappy with the original scenes.

"I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes," he wrote.

"Please rest assured that Wolverine will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we've got much more in store!"

Wolverine will open in the UK later this year.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a143973/jackman-wolverine-will-be-badass.html

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 21st, 2009, 11:36 AM
Yay!! *can't wait for more badass Hugh Jackman*

Salamas
January 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
And they're filming at the UBC campus tomorrow. Not that I'm not gonna go stand outside...Nooo sirree... :o

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 24th, 2009, 08:46 AM
And they're filming at the UBC campus tomorrow. Not that I'm not gonna go stand outside...Nooo sirree... :o

Too cold?

the fifth man
January 24th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Yay!! *can't wait for more badass Hugh Jackman*

Same here. Honestly, after seeing him in the role, I can't imagine anyone else being able to pull off Wolverine as well as Jackman has been able to.:)

Salamas
January 24th, 2009, 09:05 PM
They filmed a huge explosion today. No Jackman or main crew, just stunt men.

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 25th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Same here. Honestly, after seeing him in the role, I can't imagine anyone else being able to pull off Wolverine as well as Jackman has been able to.:)

:indeed:


They filmed a huge explosion today. No Jackman or main crew, just stunt men.

*perks up*
Explosions!??!?!?!?!
YEAH BABY!!

Madwelshboy
January 26th, 2009, 10:03 AM
A little bit off topic, but still related:-

Jackman beds wife dressed as Wolverine
Monday, January 26 2009, 14:26 GMT

By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter


Hugh Jackman has admitted that he brings his movie costumes into the bedroom for wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

The Australian actor, who has portrayed vampire hunter Van Helsing and superhero Wolverine in the X-Men films, said that his wife demands he wear his work outfits to make their love life more interesting.

"She loves me in costume because it makes her feel like she's having an affair in a good way," said Jackman.

The 40-year-old, voted People's Sexiest Man Alive last year, met his wife while starring as a convict in the Australian TV drama Correlli.

"I played a prisoner with tattoos and she'd say, 'Dont take your tattoos off tonight!'" he commented.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a144566/jackman-beds-wife-dressed-as-wolverine.html

gkyun
January 26th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Aghrrrr~~~~ :samanime51:

I'm beginning to like Hugh Jackman more as a person as well as an actor. He's just so cool about everything, from personally reassuring fans of their worries over the Wolverine reshoots to even letting us in on his luuuve life. Such carefree quality is hard to find in many actors in the industry, esp. one who's so articulate about his craft and commands such star power.

Salamas
January 27th, 2009, 09:25 AM
:indeed:



*perks up*
Explosions!??!?!?!?!
YEAH BABY!!

A big explosion. It was so neat! :D

Salamas
January 27th, 2009, 09:30 AM
These are the best pictures I got. My friend filmed the explosion, but I dont have it on my laptop.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk027.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk028.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk040.jpg

The smoke cloud went even higher, but I wasn't fast enough.

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 27th, 2009, 05:30 PM
A big explosion. It was so neat! :D


These are the best pictures I got. My friend filmed the explosion, but I dont have it on my laptop.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk027.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk028.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/LadyNight6/Random/PlazaWolverineandWalk040.jpg

The smoke cloud went even higher, but I wasn't fast enough.

Lucky!!
*has a slightly unhealthy obession with explosions. I blame :ronan: soley*

Artha O'neill
January 30th, 2009, 04:28 PM
New X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE POSTER

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0901/30/wolverineposter.jpg

AlbinoMonkeyC
January 31st, 2009, 09:08 AM
New X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE POSTER

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0901/30/wolverineposter.jpg


*squeal*

SWEET!!!

Madwelshboy
January 31st, 2009, 09:59 AM
New X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE POSTER

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0901/30/wolverineposter.jpg

reminds me a lot of the last stand teaser poster

CaldwellForce
February 2nd, 2009, 02:55 AM
I'm getting worried about the stories behind the re-shoots

Madwelshboy
February 2nd, 2009, 03:04 AM
I'm getting worried about the stories behind the re-shoots

alot of films do additional filming, its normally to accommodate actor scheduling.

Madwelshboy
February 10th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Lauren Shuler Donner Talks Wolverine

Widescreen Vision has posted some interesting sound bites from X-Men Origins: Wolverine producer Lauren Shuler Donner in which she mentions that Storm was included as a cameo in a scene that won't make the final cut, that the film is well under two hours and that she doesn't expect there will be many scenes not included for the DVD. You can listen to it here.

Directed by Gavin Hood, the prequel stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins. It opens on May 1st

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8069

the fifth man
February 10th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Personally, I don't like the fact that it will be "well under two hours". I prefer longer films most of the time.

Artha O'neill
February 10th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Personally, I don't like the fact that it will be "well under two hours". I prefer longer films most of the time.
Man I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers long movies, especially when you put into account ticket prices you get more bang for your buck with longer movies.

AvatarIII
February 11th, 2009, 01:25 AM
Man I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers long movies, especially when you put into account ticket prices you get more bang for your buck with longer movies.

i agree, especially since every cinema i have been to has a flat rate for movie tickets, a 1.5h movie costs the same as a 3 hour movie!! therefore i suppose cinemas make more money on shorter films due to more screenings per day, it wouldn't be so bad if there were more directors cuts on dvd. but most of the time deleted scenes are renegated to just a bonus feature, and you can't really tell how they would have added to the movie,

some movies, i agree, need to be short, and i agree with cutting scenes for pacing reasons, but movies with a lot of plot need to be long, and i disagree with the concept of cutting out segments of plot to get the running time down. movies like daredevil suffered because of this ,and was a massive flop. when will the studios learn!!!

nx01a
February 11th, 2009, 05:29 AM
LotR: 2hrs+
Iron Man: 2hrs+
Dark Knight: 2hrs+
Tank Girl: :)

People are willing to sit through a 'long' movie as long as it's good. Those top-grossing movies proved that.
They'd include Storm in the trailer but not in the actual movie... Teases.

Madwelshboy
February 12th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Fox shows will feature three minutes of sneak peeks at the new Wolverine

Twentieth Century Fox announced that it will unveil three new 60-second ads for X-Men Origins: Wolverine over consecutive nights during airings of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s prime-time programming, starting this weekend.

The three commercials will combine to make one full sneak-peek narrative for the movie, which brings back Hugh Jackman as the title X-Man.

The first spot airs Sunday during Family Guy, the second on Monday in House and the third on Tuesday during American Idol.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe and also stars Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am and Lynn Collins. Gavin Hood directs the movie, which opens May 1.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/02/fox-shows-will-feature-three-minutes-of-sneak-peeks-at-the-new-wolverine.php

Angela V
February 13th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Fox shows will feature three minutes of sneak peeks at the new Wolverine

Twentieth Century Fox announced that it will unveil three new 60-second ads for X-Men Origins: Wolverine over consecutive nights during airings of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s prime-time programming, starting this weekend.

The three commercials will combine to make one full sneak-peek narrative for the movie, which brings back Hugh Jackman as the title X-Man.

The first spot airs Sunday during Family Guy, the second on Monday in House and the third on Tuesday during American Idol.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe and also stars Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am and Lynn Collins. Gavin Hood directs the movie, which opens May 1.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/02/fox-shows-will-feature-three-minutes-of-sneak-peeks-at-the-new-wolverine.php
Oh man I don't watch those shows but I may just record them to get the sneak peak! :)

Frostfox
February 14th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Wolverine and Watchmen, going to be a good year for this fangirl.

FF :nox:

AlbinoMonkeyC
February 14th, 2009, 07:47 AM
:indeed:

Madwelshboy
February 15th, 2009, 11:23 PM
WOLVERINE T.V. Spot!

Here’s the new t.v. spot for X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE which played on Fox last night…

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/wolverine-tv-spot.php

Madwelshboy
February 16th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Wolverine 60-Second TV Spot #2 Online!

20th Century Fox has aired the second of three 60-second TV spots for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and you can watch clip, titled "Brothers

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8098

MB.Eddie
February 17th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Awesome :jack:

the fifth man
February 17th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks a lot for posting that. I can't wait to see the final one.

Madwelshboy
February 18th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Third and final Wolverine backstory trailer is live

The third of three new 60-second ads for X-Men Origins: Wolverine has gone live, and you can view it after the jump.

The spot, titled "Legends," focuses on Stryker (Danny Huston) assembling a team of mutants, including Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), as well as glimpses of other mutants, including Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Taylor Kitsch as Gambit and Tim Pocock as a young Cyclops.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/02/third-and-final-wolverine-backstory-trailer-is-live.php

the fifth man
February 18th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Thanks for the link to that final trailer. This movie looks really good.

Salamas
February 26th, 2009, 11:27 AM
There's a new poster out. I only have the version that's on Perez Hilton and he's written on it. I'll try to find a clean one. :)

AlbinoMonkeyC
February 26th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Lookie what I just made!!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/AlbinoMonkeyC/other%20pics/Wolverine-1.jpg

Madwelshboy
February 27th, 2009, 10:56 AM
3 NEW Pics from X-Men Origins Wolverine

His claws are out and he's lookin' buff!

http://comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=6414

Frostfox
February 27th, 2009, 11:06 AM
3 NEW Pics from X-Men Origins Wolverine

His claws are out and he's lookin' buff!

http://comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=6414

God, he looks like Wolverine.

I know that's the whole point :o

What I mean is he looks just how I always imagined Logan. And I started reading the Xmen before most people on this thread were born!

FF :nox:

Artha O'neill
February 27th, 2009, 12:07 PM
M8's I've found three exclusive clips from the movie:

enjoy!! (http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.7080.Watch_3_New_X-Men_Origins%7Ecolon%7E_Wolverine_Clips)

AlbinoMonkeyC
February 27th, 2009, 01:18 PM
3 NEW Pics from X-Men Origins Wolverine

His claws are out and he's lookin' buff!

http://comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=6414

*drool*

Madwelshboy
February 27th, 2009, 01:40 PM
M8's I've found three exclusive clips from the movie:

enjoy!! (http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.7080.Watch_3_New_X-Men_Origins%7Ecolon%7E_Wolverine_Clips)

They were posted 2 or 3 pages ago

Madwelshboy
March 5th, 2009, 12:33 AM
The full New Wolverine trailer is live here

The trailer offers a much fuller look at the story of Logan's (Hugh Jackman) transformation into the indestructible Wolverine, as well as a better look at a host of new (and some familiar) mutants, including Sabretooth (played by Liev Schreiber), Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Gambit (Taylor Kitsch).

http://scifiwire.com/2009/03/the-full-wolverine-trailer-is-live-here.php

Artha O'neill
March 5th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Six new pics from the movie:

http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.7143.6_New_Photos_from_X-Men_Origins~colon~_Wolverine

enjoy.

MB.Eddie
March 5th, 2009, 11:54 PM
The full New Wolverine trailer is live here

The trailer offers a much fuller look at the story of Logan's (Hugh Jackman) transformation into the indestructible Wolverine, as well as a better look at a host of new (and some familiar) mutants, including Sabretooth (played by Liev Schreiber), Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Gambit (Taylor Kitsch).

http://scifiwire.com/2009/03/the-full-wolverine-trailer-is-live-here.php

Awesome :jack:

Less than 2 months.

Madwelshboy
March 8th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Official Wolverine Site Updated

20th Century Fox has updated the official website for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening in theaters on May 1st.

The site is highlighting 7 of the characters in the movie, including Wolverine, Sabretooth, Gambit, Agent Zero, Stryker, Blob and Wraith. When you select each character, you can download a wallpaper and IM icon. Then the main navigation has the new trailer, the synopsis, a gallery and more. Check out the site here:- http://www.x-menorigins.com/us/

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8151

Artha O'neill
March 9th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Production still of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

http://www.superherohype.com/gallery/X-Men/X-Men_Origins_Wolverine/Movie_Stills/hr_Wolverine_exclusive_2.jpg

ManiacMike
March 9th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Getting more and more excited as it comes closer.

AlbinoMonkeyC
March 10th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Getting more and more excited as it comes closer.

Oh yeah!!

Myrrdin
March 11th, 2009, 12:34 PM
took one look at the trailer and I`ve got to admitt. I frakkin love it:) been waiting for this movie for a long time now.http://yungrussell.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/xmen-origin-wolverine-2009.jpg

AlbinoMonkeyC
March 11th, 2009, 05:21 PM
*drool*

Artha O'neill
March 18th, 2009, 02:48 PM
4 New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Images
The spotlight shines on Wolverine, Sabretooth, Blob and Wraith:

Link (http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.7268.4_New_X-Men_Origins~colon~_Wolverine_Images)

including one of Blob

ManiacMike
March 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Does anyone think they will show Daken in the movie? Maybe at least hint him being in it and maybe a bigger role in (if) part 2 is made?

Madwelshboy
March 20th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Watch the new Wolverine trailer, now with mutant IDs!

http://scifiwire.com/2009/03/watch-the-new-wolverine-t.php

Madwelshboy
March 25th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Marvel hire 2009 Oscar winning scribe for WOLVERINE 2?

At the Bradford International Film Festival, 2009 Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy has been telling attendees that Marvel have hired him to write a sequel to the May released X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Adam, employed at the festival sent the scoop to AICN…

he dropped a bit of a scoop, hes been employed to write the script for “wolverine 2? a film…he commented that while he was apprehensive about the project (claiming to not even know what a wolverine was!) his agent pursuaded him to take it on.

he clarified that working on a film thats successor has yet to be finished was a strange experience, and one that he wasnt sure he was comfortable with.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening in just over a month’s time was written by David Benioff.

From the sounds of it then, the hiring of Benioff would be an indicator that this time around they are going for talented writers first, over who might be fans of the character second.

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/marvel-hire-2009-oscar-winning-scribe-for-wolverine-2.php

the fifth man
March 25th, 2009, 06:44 PM
So they are already moving forward with a sequel? Wow.

Madwelshboy
March 26th, 2009, 12:39 AM
So they are already moving forward with a sequel? Wow.

Shows a lot of faith in the first film dont it.

Madwelshboy
March 26th, 2009, 02:33 AM
How the Wolverine Movie is Setting up a Deadpool Movie


What I've heard about the story arc of Deadpool, from a reasonably reliable source, which will start a new franchise...
Ryan Reynolds was not lying in his most recent interview with MTV and some had thought this was an opportunity to drum up interest in the role by creating controversy, but there is truth to what he says, also he is not revealing everything.

Wade Wilson does become Weapon XI, this is basically confirmed with Ryan Reynolds, but what he does not say is that there is footage after the end scene in the trailers that has yet to be talked about.

There have been 2 speculations as far as what happens in the movie and how it plays out

Spoiler Alert! If you want to be spoiled do not read further

In the movie:
- Reynolds plays Wade Wilson the eternal smartass to the point there is conflict with the team and plays him very true to the character.
- Wilson clashes with both Logan and Sabertooth who already do not like the guy let alone each other.
- Wade Wilson is made into the Weapon XI mutant drawing abilities from Strykers crazy lab and testing, to make Wilson into a mutant to kill mutants, kind of like a Stryker bounty hunter toy. Fight fire with fire.
- Wilson is rushed out of his Weapon XI process after Wolverine frees the other mutants held captive by Stryker for experiments and the 2 fight it out in grand fashion. Wolverine wins with help from Sabertooth who wants to be the one ot kill Wolverine, Weapon XI is sent headless down into a nuke reactor.

What some have said is there is a scene after the credits, which there undoubtedly is. This is where there are 2 speculations and one I have learned is more possible.

Wilson badly damaged from the fight almost Darth Vader-like is "rescued" by a certain scientist from the Stryker lab and the rest is how this will tie into a brand new Marvel movie that will be announced in early summer of Deadpool for a release in possibly summer 2011.

This is not very far off his origin since he did volunteer for the second Weapon X program which did alter his physique and does not in fact get his name DeadPool until he is in Dr.Killebrew's workshop where he takes on the name. The movie will go from the poiont he hits the "workshop" and have flashbacks of what made him Wade Wilson..

Upon hearing this today, I immediately took all comic movie interest and and seriously looking forward to this movie, I urge all naysayers to see the movie and judge for yourselves.

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ComicMovieGuy/news/?a=6696

Madwelshboy
March 26th, 2009, 04:27 AM
'Wolverine 2': Will 'Slumdog' writer tackle the script?
Mar 25, 2009, 10:16 PM | by Sean Smith



X-Men Origins: Wolverine hasn't even opened yet, and already there are rumors about Wolverine 2. AICN posted an item today that Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire, was going to write the screenplay for W2. Turns out, no. According to Beaufoy's manager, Beaufoy was approached by Wolverine producer Lauren Shuler Donner to gauge the writer's interest in W2, but no formal offer was made. A Fox source says that the two met at the Slumdog Oscar party and chatted about Wolverine there. Beaufoy, in any case, didn't feel he was right for the project. Furthermore, Fox is saying that no Wolverine 2 project is actively being developed. That's improbable, considering all the positive buzz around Wolverine, which will kick off the summer movie season on May 1, but regardless, the Slumdog scribe won't be doing it. We'll keep you posted on any further developments. -- reported by Dave Karger and Christine Spines

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/03/wolverine-2-wil.html

AvatarIII
March 26th, 2009, 04:45 AM
anyone think maybe "wolverine 2" is a cover for "deadpool"?

i don't know a lot about deadpool, beyond the fact he was really good in marvel: ultimate alliance :D but what i do know makes me hopefull for a deadpool movie.

fox are pretty lucky to have their hands on the x-men franchise, and therefore everything remotely connected to it :P

Madwelshboy
March 27th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Is Mr. Sinister in X-Men Origins: Wolverine?


The 'Wade Wilson is Weapon XI' news didn't sit well with me. I searched to disprove it, but only met disappointment in my quest. I did, however, find evidence to prove Mr. Sinister is in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
Earlier this evening, I viewed an article: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/scoops/news/?a=6590 --the news that Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool was also Weapon XI.

This news had me heated. How could they do this after all the greatness they've given us. Until I'd read that, I was sure "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" would be the greatest movie of the year. We all had our doubts at first with all the characters Fox seemed to be cramming in. Then a few characters were tossed in, having nothing to do with Wolverines origin in the comics, characters like Blob, Cyclops, and my personal favorite, Gambit, among others. Admittedly, I didn't care as much the relevance, just the fast I would finally get to see my favorite super hero on film. Immediately I began digging for ways to at least make it acceptable for him to be there. Sabertooth came to mind immediately. As I searched more and watched more previews, I began to form a theory that it was very possible for Mr. Sinister to make a small, yet significant appearance. In the end, all I had were theories and speculation, mostly hope. Now over the past few days, any comic movie fan with an internet connection knows about this Deadpool/Weapon XI fiasco. If your not, refer to the link above. Initially, I was steadfast in my view that this was impossible. It made no sense that Wade Wilson/Deadpool becomes the main powerhouse villain for the movie, Weapon XI. I won't go through all the holes I found in this tragic plot twist, but it motivated me to dig out everything I could to prove this rumor was a hoax. What I found was that they are indeed going to make Deadpool become Weapon XI. While talking with some friends about how terrible this was and I began tossing around my theories that Mr. Sinister would be featured in the movie at some point. Lucky me, the 2 fellow's I was chatting with, hooked777 and alten2345, where seriously good at finding information once I pointed them in the right direction. What they helped me find is astonishing.

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT!!!

Since Gambit is my favorite character, I can confidently say I know everything about him, from his origins and dark past to every minor detail of his powers and the various ways he can employ them. Any X-fan worth their salt knows that it was Gambit who gathered the Marauders as a last favor he owned to Sinister. These Marauders than went on to cull the life from the Morlock tunnels beneath New York. Even the X-men took heavy casualties‘, all came to pass due to Gambits dealings with Sinister. One of the Marauders turned out to be someone who Gambit was familiar with, Sabertooth. Also, this wasn't the first time Sabertooth had worked for Sinister. Now we have these 3 characters tied together. As Wolverine has long and deep ties with Sabertooth, these characters are linked to our title character. During one of Weapon X programs successful reboots, several prison/testing facilities were in operation. One of them, the Neverland Facility, a death camp where captive mutants were given a choice, if they were fit, to join Weapon X or die. The facility was under the order and supervision of Head Scientist Doctor Robert Windsor. However, Dr. Windsor is not who he seems, he is Mr. Sinister in disguise, and only one other man knows his true identity, and that is Sabertooth. During his command of this facility, he would hand pick the best potential gene pools and take them to his own personal labs. Now an even deeper connection to Sabertooth is established along with strong ties to Weapon X. Additionally, He operated the Neverland facility while Weapon X members such as Sabertooth, Deadpool, Agent Zero, Sauron, Marrow, and others were active... and since this is the Weapon X program that was started by the U.S. is also the basis for the movie, along with its Weapon XI plot and many of the character choices. Another bonus! I have discovered, however, that the prison labs we see aren't Neverland, it's at 3-mile Island for the movie. That obviously isn't a problem, if they can add Blob to Weapon X, they can shuffle 'Dr. Windsor' to the movies main lab setting.

With these strong ties to the source material, Sinister is actually a credible addition to the cast. Now Gambit is linked through the source material. The ties that bind Sinister and Gambit are much deeper than most people know. I mentioned above how Gambit gathered the Marauders for Sinister as a favor that was owed: Gambit's powers manifested at 14. By the time he was about 20-22 his powers had began to grow exponentially and he was slowly losing his control of them. At this time in his history, he could charge objects with kinetic energy simply by looking at them and as he started to lose his control, objects would just explode randomly around him because of the overflow of kinetic energy his body generated. This made him a danger to those around him as well as making it extremely difficult to hide what he is. He searched his connections he'd gathered as a thief to find a scientist who could help mutants. He was sent to Sinister. Sinister bargained that he would remove a piece of Gambits brain, greatly dampening his power, but keeping it within Gambits ability to safely control. In return, Gambit was to perform a series of jobs, leading to his final job of gathering the Marauders. However, unbeknownst to Gambit, Sinister has been a part of his life far longer. It was revealed in "X-Men: The End" miniseries that Gambit was... DUM DUM DUM... Sinister's son. More accurately, Gambit is created from the combined genetic material of Sinister and Scott Summers, then he artificially inseminated the genetic material into a 'breeder' for gestation. When Gambit was born, Sinister gave him to Jean Luc Lebeau, leader of the Thieves Guild so that Gambit would be raised in a fashion Sinister could use in the future. As a note: Chris Claremont wrote the story that revealed this revelation of Gambits true beginnings. This is significant because Claremont is the creator of both Gambit and Sinister, along with many other X-Men and villains. Now I have discovered how Gambit is tied into the story in the movie. He is the only mutant to have escaped a Weapon X prison lab that Wolverine is searching for. Could 'Dr. Windsor' be the head of science at said prison lab? We don't know yet.

It is basically known to all that Cyclops spent his childhood in an orphanage. This orphanage was another property of a disguised Mr. Sinister. Sinister such locations in carious regions of society so as to elevate his chances of getting more powerful mutants to add to his banks. We also know that Sinister has always had a fixation with the Summers bloodline. It has even been revealed that Sinister has been manipulating his family’s gene pool for many generations. Cyclops is the pinnacle of power and his genes, when spliced with others, grew immensely in power. I personally think that they added Cyclops to the cast after deciding to put Sinister in, knowing that if Cyke was tied to Sinister, the fanboy's would accept it. Since Sinister is one of the greatest geneticists in the Marvel Universe, I wonder if 'Dr. Windsor' has a part in the creation of Weapon XI in the movie? Can you see all these ties to him? It's like a web of deception and he's at its center. Before I unveil the final proof of Sinister's presence in this movie, I want you all to know that there is NOTHING anywhere that even mentions Sinister's name in attachment to this film, therefore, all of the things I've told you above involving him in the story is just speculation and possibility. HOWEVER, if you examine every casting list on the internet for this movie, you will get names for everyone and who they are playing, all the way down to the 2 pilots in the heli Wolvie is clinging to in the preview... with one exception. An Australian actor named Christian Clark. Not only can you not find out what role he is cast for, but he is the only member of the cast under a complete gag-order. This means he cannot talk about this movie to anyone except to say, "I can't talk to you about this movie." The most you can find about this mans involvement is this brief interview:

And that's all you can find about him and this movie. Why is he the only one who cannot say a word. This guy actually screwed up by even admitting involvement! And there you have it my friends! While I must concede that this obviously isn't 100% certain, I am confident that my months of referencing, research, and thumbing through old comics has paid off and I would say I'm at least 98% sure that my hypothesis is correct. This is arguably the X-Men's most deadly adversary, and he has the cunning, calculating intellect, and raw power to always stay one step of the X-Men and often operates from the shadows without anyone the wiser. This character could be weaved through the main plots, added to parallel plots ever scheming. To see him on the screen would be second in greatness only to Gambit.

Special thanks to hooked777 and alten2345 for locating some vital threads that allowed me to finally lock this down.

P.S. I have also heard some whispers of an X-23 Easter-egg!

AlbinoMonkeyC
March 29th, 2009, 04:45 PM
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m51/AlbinoMonkeyC/other%20pics/Wolverine-2-1-1.jpg

the fifth man
March 29th, 2009, 05:59 PM
If Mr. Sinister is in this movie, that will be so awesome. I always loved that character.

Madwelshboy
March 30th, 2009, 01:38 AM
NEW Wolverine Movie Pics

8 new pics from X-Men Origins: Wolverine have appeared online. They are from scenes you've seen before, but different.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=6804

Madwelshboy
March 31st, 2009, 11:48 PM
Pirates Leak Wolverine Movie Online!

It's a rough cut from a screener dvd with unfinished score and CGI, but its available for viewing, and here's a review...

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS

The film is exactly as we have been told, and its bad folks. It opens in Canada with the murdering of Logan (called James) father, he then kills the man who murdered his father(bone claws and all), but the murder's last breath tells James that He was his real father. Young James and Victor run away, then it cuts into an opening credit where their seen fighting in various wars(its very Watchmen-ish the way the credits are).

The first 20 minutes or so are actually(surprise) pretty good. After being recruited by Striker, James(Jimmie) and Victor are put in a team with Wraith, a skinny version of Blob, Wade Wilson, Beak, and Agent Zero. They are in an African country hunting down a man who found a piece of meter roc that will be latter melted down to make the adamantium. The clear standout in these scenes is Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, and hes cracking jokes and well basically pulling off WW very well (theres even a funny/awkward elevator scene where WW breaks the tension). As the team is killing these villagers to motivate someone to help them find the meteor, Logan quits.

Now this is where the film takes a turn for the worse. There about 30 minutes of Logan just living a normal life with Silverfox. ITS VERY BORING. Striker turns up again to offer Logan a spot in Weapon X, but he decline, while this is happening we learn that Victor is hunting down his old team. Striker warns Logan about Victor, but Logan claims he can take care of himself. In short, victor 'kill's silverfox and to get his revenge on Victor, he joins Weapon X. In short he joins, they put the metal in him, and he escapes and finds refuge i an old couples house. The old couple are killed by Agent Zero, and this starts the helicopter/hummer vs. wolverine fight from the trailers. Now this fight was just really boring, predictable, and goofy in a bad way. Wolverine kill everyone and everything (bye-bye Agent Zero) and learns that striker is behind all this.

The next part of the film i basically skipped through, IT WAS THAT BORING. Wolvie find wraith and blob who tell him to find Gambit, so that way Gambit can show wolvie where Strikers secret base is at. Meanwhile Victor is basically rounding up mutants for striker to use for Weapon XI(killing wraith). theres more cheesy and goofy fighting within these scenes(even wolvie cutting down a fire escape from the side of a building and while its landing on him literally cutting it into a million pieces with a giant combo move).

Gambit then takes wolvie in his crappy plane to 3 mile island where he confronts Striker, who then tells Logan that sliverfox wasn't killed. He gets pissed and leaves the lab to find victor about to finally kill silver fox, then fight and he saves her, then they find all the captured mutants and free them. As their leaving, Deadpool/Weapon XI comes in Darth Maul style, and while wolvie stays to fight, the other run out the back. Silverfox is shot by a soldier on the run out and dies from her injuries.

Now heres where Fox really screwed Deadpool over..... he is controlled by a computer, which is operated by Striker. So Deadpool sees in a kinda terminator vision where he gets direct commands from striker. Striker gives the order for DP to kill wolvie and a big fight begins. DP is basically kicking wolvies ass, so wolvie gets the brilliant idea to climb up one of the reactors so the can fight on top. DP teleports up there (wraiths dna) and a long fight begins, wolvie and DP are knocked off and victor appears out of nowhere to grab wolvie, and help him fight DP. then DP starts to activate his cyclops eyes, blasting the crap out of the reactor. Hear was a really weird part, he shoots his beams at wolvie who blocks them with his blades, and while hes blocking it it heats up the blades red hot. so then victor distracts DP long enough for wolvie to get behind him and to cut his head off with the hot blades. As his head falls the beams are still going off and this makes tears holes in the reactor causing it to crumble.

Striker then goes out to find wolvie, shoots him with the 'magic bullet' , professor X does show up briefly to help the captured mutants, but Gambit helps wolvie get out of the place.

End movie.

NOW to the scene after the credits.....Deadpool fans hold your hearts, cause this will hurt.

the scene is just logan sitting in a japanese bar, he keeps asking for drinks and the bartender ask him if hes: 'drinking to forget'. He then replies, 'no, im just drinking to remember'. It should also be noted that it looked like Logan had a top not and long hair in this scene, which appears to set-up a sequel which him going through the Japanese training's.

So in all i was way more disappointed than i thought i could be. Its an overall very crappy story, and it doesn't flow well at all. I really hoped Fox would take care of Deadpool better, and there are rumors that the after credit scene will be switched out, but from this film it doesn't look like we'll be seeing a Deadpool movie soon, and i think Ryan Reynolds knew this and even hinted at it in recent interviews.

Ok the Positives. Standouts were the acting of Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Weapon XI, and Taylor Kitsch as Gambit (i would actually be disappointed if he wasn't Gambit in any sequels). Hugh was great as Wolvie,but we've seen this act 3 times before. Liev was good, and the rest of the cast performed well also, it was just the story that dragged this movie down for me.

Who should see this? if you liked the other X-Men, try this, see it and judge for yourself. If your a Deadpool Fan, see it for Ryan Reynolds performance, but you might not want to stick around unless you really want to see Fox turn the Great Deadpool, into a Bakarra Terminator.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/scoops/news/?a=6824

gkyun
April 1st, 2009, 10:41 AM
Wow it does sound pretty cliched, judging from the review. So basically Deadpool is now a remote controlled jack-of-all-mutants?! That's kinda lame IMO.

Has anybody seen the actual leaked copy and what do you think of it? I really hope the finished version won't be as bad as the review says it is or there goes my hope of seeing it on the big screen.

Salamas
April 1st, 2009, 10:44 AM
Sounds like an April fools to me.

TheRandomOne
April 1st, 2009, 11:36 AM
It's not

Madwelshboy
April 1st, 2009, 12:15 PM
Wow it does sound pretty cliched, judging from the review. So basically Deadpool is now a remote controlled jack-of-all-mutants?! That's kinda lame IMO.

Has anybody seen the actual leaked copy and what do you think of it? I really hope the finished version won't be as bad as the review says it is or there goes my hope of seeing it on the big screen.

Tho i havent actually read it, even tho i posted it! i did see the rating at the end. but ive also read a non spoiler review on another site that give it a higher rating. plus this is NOT the finished product anyway, as this version dose not contain the additional footage shot in vancover at the start of the year.


Sounds like an April fools to me.


It's not

No if not an April fool, if it was every major entertainment site around the world wouldnt be reporting on it

daniel9
April 1st, 2009, 01:51 PM
Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail. The FBI and the MPAA also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film.

AlbinoMonkeyC
April 1st, 2009, 05:43 PM
Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail. The FBI and the MPAA also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film.

Is this an April Fools joke or are you for real??

Madwelshboy
April 1st, 2009, 11:33 PM
Last night, a stolen, incomplete and early version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was posted illegally on websites. It was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music. We immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed. We forensically mark our content so we can identify sources that make it available or download it. The source of the initial leak and any subsequent postings will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts and the last person who committed such a crime is still in jail. The FBI and the MPAA also are actively investigating this crime. We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors, and above all, hurts the fans of the film.


Is this an April Fools joke or are you for real??

Thats not a joke its the Fox press release about the leak - their out for blood.

the link is here:- http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/wolverine-leak.html

Madwelshboy
April 1st, 2009, 11:42 PM
'Wolverine' leak: Hollywood's mixed response

When a high-quality, full-length work print of X-Men Origins: Wolverine surfaced on Internet bittorrent sites last night, early speculation was that this was a doomsday scenario for Fox and the filmmakers behind the tentpole, which is not due to be released until May 1. The response today from competing producers and studio execs, however, has been more measured. One producer behind another major summer franchise insists that while piracy is a serious problem that needs a "focused and visionary response" from the movie industry, a leak like this may not actually cut that deeply into Wolverine's ticket sales.

"People who are going to download and watch it on their computer were either never going to pay to see it anyway or they're the type of super-fan who was going to go 10 times in the first week," he says, citing a leaked version of Iron Man that circulated a week before its blockbuster opening. "Seeing a spectacle movie like this one on your computer is not the same as seeing with a communal audience, and I don't think this is going to hurt them that much."

On the other hand, a high-ranking theater exhibitor sees much more dire consequences for the franchise. "This is a disaster," he says, referring both to the free downloads resulting from the leak and to the subsequent bad reviews making their way around the Web. "It's tens of millions of dollars lost."

It's certainly a sign of our digital file swapping times, and many in Hollywood are viewing it as a chilling cautionary tale. "If there's been a tutor in my life about this stuff, it's Steven Spielberg," says director Brad Silberling, whose Land of the Lost is due to hit theaters June 5. "There's a reason why directors are control freaks. Between marketing and publicity and all the other areas that get their hands on a film, you have to monitor it. You never like hearing about something like this happening an inch away from a movie being released."

Fox and the filmmakers have released an official response, vowing to track down whoever is behind the leak, while competing studio execs seem to be engaging in some wishful prognosticating about whether audiences will still show up for the big theater experience, regardless of other cheaper options. "That movie is a spectacle and the audience wants spectacle," says the exec with his own tentpoles due for release this summer. "I predict it still opens with a seven in front of it."-- Additional reporting by Nicole Sperling and Josh Rottenberg

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/wolverine-pirac.html

Madwelshboy
April 2nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
Ryan Reynolds Reveals NEW Deadpool Facts!

In the UK film magazine, TOTAL FILM (MAY 2009, ISSUE 154) has an interview with Ryan Reynolds. In it he says,

"Deadpool is impervious to injury. He has super-healing ability and adamantium coarsing through his blood stream. And yes, he has blades coming out of his hands too"

In a desperate attempt to survive the cancer that's killing him, Wilson volunteers to have his mind and body genetically mutated using the same DNA as a certain hairy former Weapon X experiment.

The magazine also goes on to say, 'Thanks to his genetic process, Deadpool becomes horribly scarred' and that, 'The same cancerous side effects cause Deadpool's brain to constantly re-write itself, making him mentally unstable'

Reynolds says Deadpool has one mission, "To hunt down Wolverine. He's on autopilot: search and destroy. At the beginning, they have a contentious relationship, but that evolves into something much darker by the end of the film"

After spending more time talking about working with Hugh Jackman and martial arts training he finally says, "I think if they do find a way to create a Deadpool that's true to the origins of the ccomic book then I'd love that. This story is more the humble beginnings of Deadpool. But if he were to evolve into the character from the comic books that I know and love, then I'd do anything to play that guy"

So, what does this mean for the present and future of Deadpool..?

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=6838

knowles2
April 2nd, 2009, 02:23 AM
it a pretty good film, even without all of the special effects.

Thanks to the bloke/women who leaked it.

daniel9
April 2nd, 2009, 03:28 PM
"The courts have handed down significant criminal sentences for such acts" the studio noted.

Both the FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America are "actively investigating" the crime.

The film is not due for release until 29 April in the UK and 1 May in the US.

Fox called the leaked movie a "stolen, incomplete and early version".

Viewers reported that green screens and wires attached to actors were still visible.

One user wrote on film website aintitcool.com: "The CGI is missing and the movie looks horrible without it. Even if you see the workprint you're still going to have to go see it in the theatre to fully experience the full movie with CGI effects fully intact."

Fox confirmed the film "was without many effects and had missing scenes and temporary sound and music."

A statement from the studio said that once the film was discovered online they "immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed".

The studio added that because their content is forensically marked they should be able to trace the person who uploaded it.

A brief caption at the beginning of the film reads 'Rising Sun Pictures' and is dated 2 March, 2009.

According to its website, Rising Sun Pictures is an Australian visual effects company that worked on the film and is currently working on production of Terminator Salvation.

However, there is no evidence to suggest the company was involved in the leak.
The film features many special effects, not all of which are in the leaked copy

The Federation Against Copyright Theft said a leak of this kind was extremely unusual as pre-release security had been tightened in recent years.

Access to a whole film is severely restricted, with post production workers being given small portions of the movie to work on and measures put in place to stop it being copied on to disc.

Spokesperson Eddy Leviten explained: "No-one working on a film in any capacity wants to see their hard work released through illegal means - piracy is not a fun thing."


Although several reviews of the incomplete film have appeared online, Fox was quick to praise the reaction of web users to the leak.

"We are encouraged by the support of fansites condemning piracy and this illegal posting and pointing out that such theft undermines the enormous efforts of the filmmakers and actors and, above all, hurts fans of the film" the studio said.

In 2007 director Eli Roth blamed an online leak of his horror film Hostel: Part II for reducing box office returns.

In an interview with MTV he claimed: "You could buy Hostel: Part II for a quarter in Mexico City. As a result, in a lot of countries where the piracy was bad, they just didn't even release it."

The leak came as a new campaign against film piracy launched in UK cinemas.

In a change from recent years, the adverts move away from the message that piracy is theft.

Audiences will instead see a trailer, fronted by Dr Who actor Noel Clarke, thanking them for paying to come and watch a film.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7978379.stm

daniel9
April 2nd, 2009, 03:47 PM
The FBI have already raided the datacenter of NN Fibernet and confiscated multiple HD's / servers in conjunction with this leak

Gregorius
April 2nd, 2009, 04:03 PM
The FBI have already raided the datacenter of NN Fibernet and confiscated multiple HD's / servers in conjunction with this leak

Like that'll help. It already hit the major outlets and due to the Streisand effect it'll be spread faster than a wildfire in a very dry area. Besides, those servers were probably cracked and rooted to be used as bouncers and distro hubs.

Also, why on Earth is the FBI investigating something as unimportant as a film leak? Shouldn't they be investigating those lovely people on Wall Street?


A statement from the studio said that once the film was discovered online they "immediately contacted the appropriate legal authorities and had it removed".

Bull****. Once it's out there it's nigh impossible to remove it.

Anyway, short summary of what probably happened for the interested: It's kinda like with The Ark of Truth, an unfinished internal version of the film was stolen/leaked from the special effects studio.

the fifth man
April 2nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
I wasn't surprised at all when I heard this earlier today.

daniel9
April 4th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Fox News Corp like all major Hollywood studios takes the crime of piracy very seriously. Nor will the Fox parent company tolerate it if its employees don't. Especially after a stolen, early and unfinished work print of 20th Century Fox's big summer blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine was put onto the Internet illegally this week in a major scandal that the FBI is now investigating. So there was universal shock on Friday when long-time "Fox 411" freelance columnist Roger Friedman wrote what I'm told his bosses felt was a blatant promotion of piracy on his Fox News web outlet. Besides writing a review from watching the purloined print of Wolverine, Friedman posted, “I did find the whole top 10 [movies in theaters], plus TV shows, commercials, videos, everything, all streaming away. It took really less than seconds to start playing it all right onto my computer. I could have downloaded all of it but really, who has the time or the room? Later tonight I may finally catch up with Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man. It’s so much easier than going out in the rain!” I'm told that Fox News' actions were swift and severe. First, Roger Ailes, who overseas Fox News, deleted the offending post after he was contacted by 20th Century Fox about it. And then Ailes fired Friedman as a freelance Fox News entertainment writer. I hear the move was done with the full support of News Corp. "He promoted piracy. He basically suggested that viewing a stolen film is OK, which is absolutely intolerable. So we fired him," a source told me Saturday. "Fox News acted promptly on all fronts."

Friedman has written his gossip column, "Fox 411", for FoxNews.com for more than a decade and peppers it with celebrity items, industry news, and off-the-cuff movie reviews. He has long been a controversial writer who quite frequently angers the publicity machine surrounding actors, directors, producers, studios, celebrities, movies and TV. Occasionally he has scoops, especially about the music biz. Still, how could he not have known that his writings Friday would hit a nerve with his employers. After Friedman's column on FoxNews.com appeared, both News Corp and Fox condemned it as "promoting a pirated version of Wolverine".

News Corp issued this statement: “Roger Friedman’s views in no way reflect the views of News Corporation. We, along with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, have been a consistent leader in the fight against piracy and have zero tolerance for any action that encourages and promotes piracy. Once we learned of Roger Friedman’s post we asked Fox News to remove it, which they did immediately.”

And Fox said, "We’ve just been made aware that Roger Friedman, a freelance columnist who writes Fox 411 on Foxnews.com – an entirely separate company from 20th Century Fox -- watched on the internet and reviewed a stolen and unfinished version of X-Men Orgins: Wolverine. This behavior is reprehensible and we condemn this act categorically -- whether the review is good or bad."

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/exclusive-fox-news-fires-showbiz-columnist-for-encouraging-piracy/

Alois Fisher
April 7th, 2009, 10:50 PM
thanks for the info!

Madwelshboy
April 8th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Hugh Jackman 'heartbroken' at Wolverine leak

Hugh Jackman, who plays the title character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday that he was "heartbroken" the movie was leaked on the Internet a month before its official release, the Reuters news service reported.

Speaking at the start of a world tour to promote Wolverine, Jackman unveiled 20 minutes of footage on Cockatoo Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, where some of the film was shot.


"Jumped from chopper, arrived to work via flying fox and [apologized] to AUS [Australian] media for Opera House slip up," Jackman wrote on the social networking service Twitter.

The Sydney-born actor was referring to a message, or tweet, sent out on his new Twitter account on Monday in which he mistakenly called the Sydney Opera House the Opera Center.

Jackman, who not only stars in the movie but also produced it via his company Seed Productions, said he was upset for everyone involved in the movie that an unfinished version was posted online last week almost a month before its launch.

"It's a serious crime and there's no doubt it's very disappointing—I was heartbroken by it," Jackman told a news conference widely reported by the Australian media. "Obviously people are seeing an unfinished film. It's like a Ferrari without a paint job."

Jackman added: "The FBI are onto it, and they're taking it very, very seriously."

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/hugh-jackman-heartbroken.php

Madwelshboy
April 9th, 2009, 08:20 AM
NEW stills from X-Men Origins: Wolverine!
New stills featuring Wolverine, Sabertooth, Deadpool and Gambit!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=6959

Madwelshboy
April 10th, 2009, 02:05 PM
New poster revealed for X-Men Origins: Wolverine

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/new-poster-revealed-for-x.php

the fifth man
April 10th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I can't wait to see the finished version of this film. I have no real desire to see the leaked, unfinished version.

Tinah
April 11th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Mmm... this looks nice! Wolverine was my favourite character ( though I had a soft spot for Xavier and Magneto, such incredible actors! ) from the movies, and I always wondered about his past and the hints that were dropped about it. Hugh Jackman is gorgeous! And, being a LOTR fan, seeing Dom in the movie too will be a bonus! Looking forward to this!

In a way I can understand fans being so curious and desperate for the movie that there would be interest in a "leaked" version, but aside from the illegal aspect, I think it shows a lack of respect for the creators. They worked very hard on this for a long time, and they want to present the result of that work when they feel it's ready, in the form they choose. There will be a finished movie, available to the public for a decent price, very soon.

I was going to start watching SG-1 all over again this weekend... but now I'm tempted to watch X-men instead..! ;)

Madwelshboy
April 12th, 2009, 09:18 AM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine TV Spot # 8,9 & 10

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MARVELMANIACS/news/?a=6990

Madwelshboy
April 12th, 2009, 10:42 PM
3 New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Clips

The three clips are included in the BBC's segment on Hugh Jackman's promo stunt at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour on Wednesday.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MARVELMANIACS/news/?a=6991

Madwelshboy
April 13th, 2009, 10:16 AM
5 New X Men Origins: Wolverine Character Spots

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=7008

Madwelshboy
April 14th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Report: Wolverine leak doesn't hurt, might be helping

The illegal leak of a workprint of X-Men Origins: Wolverine two weeks ago has apparently done little to dampen interest in the movie, according to Entertainment Weekly: A tracking report containing consumer research statistics shows a high "want to see" rating for the film, which is said to be the number-one choice for young men and guys aged 31 and older.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/report-wolverine-leak-doe.php

Artha O'neill
April 15th, 2009, 08:14 AM
New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Game Trailer!

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8243

enjoy.

Klenotka
April 16th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Go Hughey! :) He obviously takes promotion very seriously. Five countries in seven days. I think he will sleep a week after the premiere :D

Madwelshboy
April 17th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Last Wolverine Poster and Pics

Some of the final promotional bits from Fox to promote X-Men Origins: Wolverine...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7055

Madwelshboy
April 17th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Wolverine Movie Extended Synopsis

Probably realizing that pretty much everybody has watched the pirated movie anyway, 20th Century Fox has released the extended synopsis of X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- which pretty much outlines the entire movie. Enjoy.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7054

Madwelshboy
April 17th, 2009, 09:52 AM
WOLVERINE CLIP: Helicopter Smackdown

See Wolverine take out Agent Zero... and a helicopter, in this exclusive video clip of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7050

Madwelshboy
April 17th, 2009, 09:53 AM
X-Men Origins Inspired by Source Material

Comic book fans are highly critical of comic book-inspired movies, so how will X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE stack up? Director Gavin Hood backs his film by referencing two of the most popular Wolverine stories in Marvel Comics history.

Gavin Hood, director of the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie from 20th Century Fox, was aware of the criticism aimed at him by fans, so he used two of the most acclaimed stories in Marvel Comics' Wolverine mythos for inspiration. In a recent interview with Wizard magazine, Hood director said:

"The two [comics] that most inform our movie are the Origin story and the Weapon X [story]. But I think we [could have spent] and entire movie just on that first Origin series, so I think that it would be fair to say that our movie's inspired by those two series rather than absolutely true to them."

When dealing with a character that has lived an exceedingly long life, the healthy use of flashback sequences is essential. When asked what criteria was used to select the important moments in Wolverine's development, Hood said:

"We needed to move [Wolverine] through from about 1860 when he's born as James Howlett through the late '70s, early '80s, when our story principally takes place. So it's certainly not an endless "Logan Through Time" story by no means. We had a story set in the not too distant past...so the bulk of our story...happens between him and his brother and Striker. But we do meet him in the roginal moment of getting his claws, which I thought was exciting."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BrentSprecher/news/?a=7059

Madwelshboy
April 18th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Are Box-Office Fates of 'Star Trek,' 'Wolverine' Already Written?

Fox's 'X-Men' Marketing Strategy May Give It Twice the Numbers of Rival Paramount Film

http://adage.com/madisonandvine/article?article_id=136024

Madwelshboy
April 18th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Deadpool Co-Creator Rob Liefeld Says Solo Spin-Off Is Likely

Despite the controversy surrounding the Weapon XI character in the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” insiders keep dropping hints that Ryan Reynolds will reprise his mercenary role in a standalone “Deadpool” movie, if fans pull through at the box office.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/OnlyZodKnowsWhy/news/?a=7069

Madwelshboy
April 20th, 2009, 09:39 AM
VIDEO: Wolverine Movie Character Clips

Just a few days before X-Men Origins: Wolverine is released to the masses, but we've got sneak peek video of the major characters in this promotional video clip.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7079

Madwelshboy
April 22nd, 2009, 03:12 AM
Third Full X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8265

Madwelshboy
April 22nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
9 Wolverine Character Commericals

We have all of the character promos now showing on television for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. See them all here.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7093

Madwelshboy
April 22nd, 2009, 12:37 PM
Producer denies Wolverine rumors, talks about leak

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner denied to SCI FI Wire Internet rumors that her husband, Superman director Richard Donner, assumed the director's chair from Gavin Hood during production on the upcoming prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though he helped out.

Shuler Donner also talked about the March 31 leak of an unfinished workprint of the movie online and other matters during an exclusive telephone interview last week. Wolverine opens on May 1. The following are edited excerpts from the interview.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/producer-denies-wolverine.php

Lady_Tuatha
April 22nd, 2009, 12:38 PM
I just watched Wolverine last night.. Really enjoyed it!! Okay so you could see some of the wires and thingsm in some of the action shots, ( I watched a nearly fully edited version of the film ) but still, its great!!

Klenotka
April 23rd, 2009, 10:59 AM
I hope you are going to watch it to the cinema, too:mckay:
I don´t know, but to watch an unfinished product seems very wrong to me. But it´s me :) I´ll wait :)
I saw a clip from Wolverine in Jay Leno yesterday and it was so great. I can´t wait to see it on the opening weekend next week. :)

Lady_Tuatha
April 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
I hope you are going to watch it to the cinema, too:mckay:
I don´t know, but to watch an unfinished product seems very wrong to me. But it´s me :) I´ll wait :)
I saw a clip from Wolverine in Jay Leno yesterday and it was so great. I can´t wait to see it on the opening weekend next week. :)


Yeah I will def go and see it in the cinema aswell, just could'nt help myself but watch the pirate copy that was sneaked out lol.

Madwelshboy
April 23rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
New X-Men Origins: Wolverine TV Spot

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8272

Madwelshboy
April 24th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Remember that leaked workprint of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which Fox maintained was an early version of the movie? Ain't It Cool News is reporting that the leaked version is in fact identical to the final release version of the movie, sans finished visual effects and other technical tweaks: "It's obvious that Fox is trying their darndest to keep this news from getting out, because it will eliminate most of the motivation for people who have seen the workprint to pay for a ticket."

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/news-briefs-lutz-joins-ni.php

Klenotka
April 24th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I am not a part of "let´s hate Fox" club but I expected this. The only person, who I would believe saying this, is Hugh Jackman and he said nothing about it. He said the leaked version is as "a ferrari without painting" which is actually "movie without CGI and original score".
So I am really not that suprised and I think Rothman obviously has no idea about movies they are doing.
And I don´t think this hurt the movie too much. People who saw the workprint and didn´t like it, will ignore the finished version anyway. And those who liked it, will go to see it with finished effects.
I can´t imagine how it must feel - it´s like to watch two completely different movies cos music is doing A LOT.
And there is one lesson in this - never watch workprint. I mean, I love movies and watch a stolen version of an unfinished movie...I just couldn´t do that.

Madwelshboy
April 24th, 2009, 12:16 PM
New Wolverine clip: 'I think we're gonna need new sheets'

Empire has posted a new clip from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which you can watch after the jump.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/new-wolverine-clip-i-thin.php

Madwelshboy
April 25th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Wolverine director Gavin Hood hints at easter eggs

Gavin Hood, director of the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters on Friday that the film would feature not one but two different easter eggs at the end of the film's credits. (Spoilers ahead!)

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/wolverine-director-gavin.php

Madwelshboy
April 25th, 2009, 03:38 AM
Wolverine Movie's Many Endings

According to director Gavin Hood, his X-Men Origins: Wolverine will have multiple super secret endings!

So our friend Alex Billingsly of FirstShowing.net says...

They've hidden multiple secret endings at the end of credits on different prints, and you have to go to different theaters to see them.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/x-men_origins_wolverine/news/?a=7131

Madwelshboy
April 27th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Wolverine & Star Trek Outselling Iron Man In Ticket Sales

Remember last year when a then relatively unknown Marvel superhero got his big screen debut? He goes by the alias Iron Man and he earned nearly $100 million at the box-office in his opening weekend.

If ticket pre-sales are any indicator, it’s possible that Wolverine in his solo spin-off origin film may beat Iron Man’s opening weekend. It doesn’t seem like that leaked, unfinished version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is hampering pre-sales as MovieTickets.com is reporting that it’s currently outselling Iron Man 3-to-1 in ticket sales in the same time frame prior to release.

Surprised? Impressed? Well, that’s not all! J.J. Abrams franchise-saving Star Trek is doing even better than that despite the fact it is being released a week later

http://screenrant.com/wolverine-outselling-iron-man-ticket-sales-rob-6939/

Madwelshboy
April 27th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Hugh Jackman on why Wolverine slays ... his fans


Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming action film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters that he thinks that character details in films like this are as important as the action sequences.

"I think comic-book fans have loved Wolverine for more than the action," Jackman said in a news conference on Saturday in Los Angeles. "He was the first antihero, and there was not just good guys versus bad guys, but an internal battle of good and bad going on within the character. Yeah, they're cool, and they've got claws or they can do amazing things, swords, cards, all of that great, fun stuff, but each one of them has a personal battle going on, and that's why audiences can relate."

In Wolverine, Jackman reprises his role as the title character, aka Logan, who originally appeared to audiences as part of the X-Men film series. In addition to discussing the prospect of helming his own franchise, Jackman spoke to reporters alongside director Gavin Hood and co-star Liev Schreiber about developing the character's complex backstory and personal relationships. The following is an edited version of that interview. X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens Friday. (Spoilers ahead!)

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/wolverine-star-hugh-jackm.php

Madwelshboy
April 28th, 2009, 09:39 AM
'Wolverine' release delayed over swine flu

The Mexico premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is to be delayed due to fears over the swine flu outbreak.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the release of the Marvel Studios film will possibly be pushed back to May 14

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a154267/wolverine-release-delayed-over-swine-flu.html

Madwelshboy
April 29th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Exclusive Wolverine Video Interviews!

ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! asked visitors to submit questions for Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Kitsch about the highly-anticipated X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8282

Madwelshboy
April 29th, 2009, 02:55 AM
How Wolverine's Hugh Jackman makes him a rough guy again

Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told reporters that he was eager to see his character return to the rough-and-tumble personality that he had at the beginning of the X-Men series.

"It's fair to say that by X-Men 3, Wolverine had gotten probably a little soft," Jackman said in a news conference on Saturday in Los Angeles. "I kind of agree with them there, and I think what fans love about Wolverine is that he's more in a way more uncompromising in his approach to life."

In Wolverine, Jackman reprises his role as Logan, this time in order to set up an origin story for character, including where he originally came from and how his body was transformed into a killing machine. In addition to talking about juggling the audience's expectations as he returns to the role, Jackson talked about the new challenges he faced bringing the character to life, both physically and emotionally. The following is an edited version of that news conference.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/04/how-wolverines-hugh-jackm.php

Madwelshboy
April 30th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Saw the film yesterday at the cinema, I really did enjoy it. It wasn't perfect or 100% accurate to the source material but i never expected it to be.

One of my biggest issue was the fact the made Silverfox a mutant and made her Emma Frosts sister at the same time. The other was the whole weapon 11, with it being Deadpool, but i knew about that before going into the film. Finally the bullet to lose his memories was kinda a quick fix type of thing. Ryan Reynolds was great as Wade Wilson IMO, just a shame there wasn't more of him. And i was pleasantly surprised at Gambit in terms of the acting, but Gambit didnt really need to be there.

Biggest Shock about the film:-
was Patrick Stewart's cameo! great idea IMO to tie in x-men first class.

Madwelshboy
April 30th, 2009, 01:36 AM
"I think I'm turning Japanese!" Says Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman

I love Wolverine, you love Wolverine, and best of all, Hugh Jackman loves Wolverine. So much so that it seems he may be pushing for a movie adaptation of the Japanese saga.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/FalconsNest/news/?a=7206

Madwelshboy
April 30th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Fox Chairman Tom Rothman Talks


Rothman when asked about Wolverine Origins 2(Japanese Storyline), Gambit spinoff, Deadpool spinoff, and X-men First Class responded with:

"If it[X-Men Origins:Wolverine] works out well, and we think it will. Then we're going to be hard at work on them."
He then went on to say:
"There are, for those true fans, who stay all they way to the end of the credits. There will be some hints on what ones are coming next..."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/therogues/news/?a=7207

Alan Wake
May 1st, 2009, 09:54 PM
I'd like to hear what people thought about the movie, anyone?

Is it just another over hyped film like watchmen?

Madwelshboy
May 1st, 2009, 11:30 PM
I'd like to hear what people thought about the movie, anyone?

Is it just another over hyped film like watchmen?

My opinions:-

Saw the film yesterday at the cinema, I really did enjoy it. It wasn't perfect or 100% accurate to the source material but i never expected it to be.

One of my biggest issue was the fact the made Silverfox a mutant and made her Emma Frosts sister at the same time. The other was the whole weapon 11, with it being Deadpool, but i knew about that before going into the film. Finally the bullet to lose his memories was kinda a quick fix type of thing. Ryan Reynolds was great as Wade Wilson IMO, just a shame there wasn't more of him. And i was pleasantly surprised at Gambit in terms of the acting, but Gambit didnt really need to be there.

Biggest Shock about the film:-
was Patrick Stewart's cameo! great idea IMO to tie in x-men first class.

Madwelshboy
May 2nd, 2009, 07:57 AM
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' grosses $35 million Friday night

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is howling its way to the top of the box office with an opening day gross of $35 million. Bowing in 4,099 theaters, the film boasted a per-screen average of $8,539 on Friday. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner) also scored a healthy opening-day number, with $5.8 million in 3,175 theaters. Wolverine's opening-day haul lags behind 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand's single-day opening gross of $45 million, according to Hollywood.com's box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Whether the can make up the deficit in the next two days remains to be seen. If not, it's highly unlikely the Hugh Jackman flick will manage to match Iron Man's gross of $98.6 from this same weekend last year

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/05/x-men-origins-w.html

Gen Blue
May 2nd, 2009, 04:53 PM
I saw it yesterday and, from a purely esthetic POV, Hugh Jackman was OMG hot! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/Jynjyr/smilies/faint3.gif

The story was interesting, the FX were great and, did I mention, HJ was OMG hot!

At one point in the film, there were some wolverine-like yips from some of the female audience. Ladies, you'll know the moment when you see it. :D

the fifth man
May 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
This movie did not disappoint me. Jackman is perfect as that character.

Madwelshboy
May 3rd, 2009, 12:46 AM
Wolverine stars reveal themselves in new video interviews

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/wolverine-stars-reveal-th.php

Madwelshboy
May 3rd, 2009, 12:47 AM
Dominic Monaghan and Danny Huston at the Wolverine L.A. premiere

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/dominic-monaghan-and-dann.php

Madwelshboy
May 3rd, 2009, 08:58 AM
Weekend tally for 'Wolverine': an impressive $87 million

It couldn't top its predecessors, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine still brought in quite a haul, grossing an estimated $87 million for the opening weekend of the summer movie season. The Hugh Jackman pic brought in a strong $21,225 per-theater average in 4,099 movie houses, despite generating mixed reviews. The film fell $15 million short of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand but it is still an enormous success for Jackman and director Gavin Hood.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/05/wolverines-week.html

the fifth man
May 3rd, 2009, 06:43 PM
Not a bad weekend money-wise at all for those folks.

kennythewraith
May 3rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
havent seen it yet but sounds entertaining and good...at least from most fans...not the critics lol but with it making that much money it looks like we will get a sequel and those much talked about gambit,deadpool and other spinoffs!!!

the fifth man
May 3rd, 2009, 06:51 PM
havent seen it yet but sounds entertaining and good...at least from most fans...not the critics lol but with it making that much money it looks like we will get a sequel and those much talked about gambit,deadpool and other spinoffs!!!

I was certainly entertained. I would welcome a sequel.

Madwelshboy
May 3rd, 2009, 11:18 PM
Wolverine Adds Another $73M Internationally

In addition to making $87 million domestically, X-Men Origins: Wolverine earned another $73 million overseas this weekend from 9,234 theaters in 101 markets. The film has already reached $160 million worldwide. Variety reports:

With Fox culminating a massive worldwide promo push, the U.K. led the way with $9.8 million in the best Brit launch this year, followed by $7.4 million in France, $5.7 million in Australia, $5.5 million in Spain, $4.8 million in Brazil, $4 million in Germany, $3.7 million in Russia and $3.5 million in Italy. Fox has postponed the launch of "Wolverine" in Mexico because of the flu outbreak.

Fox said the fourth "X-Men" pic generated the top launch numbers among the franchise entries in many markets. Three years ago, "X-Men: The Last Stand" opened day and date with $76.3 million on its way to cuming $225 million overseas -- the seventh highest foreign grosser that year

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8300

Madwelshboy
May 4th, 2009, 08:05 AM
havent seen it yet but sounds entertaining and good...at least from most fans...not the critics lol but with it making that much money it looks like we will get a sequel and those much talked about gambit,deadpool and other spinoffs!!!

Depends what you mean by fans?? Wolverine fanboys are going ape all over the web.

T'saria
May 4th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Good to hear some positive comments about the film here. I asked my frineds on facebook what they thought and most were disappointed. However they did mention that, er, moment we gals will love. I determined it was worth seeing the movie just for that. ROFL. BUT i am a BIG Sci Fi fan and I question the true Sci Fi'ness of my friends. Sorry guys.

Alan Wake
May 4th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Never listen to the critics, to me anyways, they are usually always wrong on the movie reviews. Listening to your friends is a better way to go.

I thought the movie was ok, nothing special. Terminator 4 and Star Trek are my hopes for movies of the year.

I was waiting for wolverine to push the bullets out of his head at the end, but it didn't happen... actually that really bugged me :P Guess those bullets are going to be stuck in his head forever.

If I had the ability to go back in time, I would probably wait to see this on my T.V.

the fifth man
May 4th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Personally, I think this film was a nice way to kick off the summer movie season.

Madwelshboy
May 5th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Hugh Jackman plans Japanese set WOLVERINE sequel

Hugh Jackman and Seed Productions partner John Palermo are ramping up several projects for the "Wolverine" star.
Fox and Seed are in development on a sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which topped the domestic box office over the weekend.

The Seed partners have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits. A writer has yet to be hired. Seed will produce.

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/hugh-jackman-plans-japanese-set-wolverine-sequel-wants-carousel-remake-with-anne-hathaway.php

Jackman already talked about the idea to MTV News recently…

“I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga [as seen] in the comic book … I love the idea of this anarchic character — the outsider — being in this world. I can see it aesthetically, too, full of honor and tradition and customs, and someone who’s really anti all of that, trying to negotiate his way.”

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/hugh-jackman-plans-japanese-set-wolverine-sequel-wants-carousel-remake-with-anne-hathaway.php

T'saria
May 5th, 2009, 05:38 AM
I thought the movie was ok, nothing special. Terminator 4 and Star Trek are my hopes for movies of the year.



DITTO!!! can't wait for these!

P-90_177
May 5th, 2009, 05:53 AM
i saw it the other day. personally i thought it was awesome. Just an action packed no holds barred slug fest.

T'saria
May 5th, 2009, 05:59 AM
i saw it the other day. personally i thought it was awesome. Just an action packed no holds barred slug fest.

woo hooo!! my kind of movie!!!

the fifth man
May 5th, 2009, 06:35 PM
woo hooo!! my kind of movie!!!

It was definitely my kind of movie.:)

Madwelshboy
May 6th, 2009, 09:00 AM
'Wolverine' beats 'Hannah' at UK BO

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has beaten Hannah Montana: The Movie to take the UK box office crown.

The Marvel Comics adaptation pulls in triple Hannah's total to secure first place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a155093/wolverine-beats-hannah-at-uk-bo.html

nekoi
May 6th, 2009, 09:16 AM
The Wolverine movie was just bad. As a comic book fan, I was really disappointed. The Deadpool spinoff is now official, however and Ryan Reynolds is attached to it!

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/05/05/ryan-reynolds-deadpool-movie/

Hopefully they put some Hulk retcon magic in there and fix the mess that this Wolverine movie put on him. Sword arms, non-belt teleportation, laser eyes and no mouth? That's not Deadpool!

Spimman
May 6th, 2009, 10:20 AM
I have heard quite a few people express their disappointment in this film. Sadly, I'll likely just wait and catch it on DVD when it comes out. I will not be waiting to see Star Trek though!

MB.Eddie
May 7th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Saw it yesterday, and didn't disappoint as a fan of the franchise. Would have liked a few things more included, such as Gambit with a proper accent, and Deadpool showing off more of his powers, instead of 4/10. Action scenes were great.

Madwelshboy
May 7th, 2009, 01:18 AM
'Wolverine' wins at Aus box office

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has landed at the top of the Australian box office on its debut weekend.

The Hugh Jackman superhero prequel brings in an impressive $6.6 million to end Fast & Furious's reign at the top of the chart.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a155082/wolverine-wins-at-aus-box-office.html

Klenotka
May 8th, 2009, 11:37 AM
I saw it yesterday and I personally loved it! I am not a comic fan so it maybe was part of it but I think it was nice to see just an angry (anti)hero who doesn´t hesitate to kill few people. Some people maybe expected new TDK but I liked it.
I am not going to Terminator. I don´t like Christian Bale and I was never into the Terminator story. I think T4 or ST, one of them will probably fail in box office. I love Star Trek so I hope it won´t be the new ST movie.

The Prophet
May 10th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Wasn't anything special; much like the X-Men films themselves, except a little more forced. Gambit didn't need to be there. And Deadpool was ruined. I'm hoping the spin-off will fix that; loved Ryan Reynolds though.

Blob was the best character, imo. And that's saying something.

:/

Madwelshboy
May 11th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Two Legendary Comic Creators Proud of X-Men Origins: Wolverine!

At the premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine last week, there were two people sitting in the audience who had a little more interest in the characters on the screen than everyone else. After all, they created most of them.

Len Wein and Chris Claremont, two legends in the comic book industry, were the minds behind the creation of many of the mutants gracing the screen in the Wolverine movie. And according to them, the filmmakers did a good job of getting it right.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=7411

Cak20
May 11th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Wasn't anything special; much like the X-Men films themselves, except a little more forced. Gambit didn't need to be there. And Deadpool was ruined. I'm hoping the spin-off will fix that; loved Ryan Reynolds though.

Blob was the best character, imo. And that's saying something.

:/

but gambit is never seen in any thing except the comics and the tv show ,in any case i have high hopes for the movie

AlbinoMonkeyC
May 11th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Bottom line and final question: is this movie worth seeing?

Alan Wake
May 11th, 2009, 07:34 PM
If you like the X-men films, then yes.

If you want to see it just because it's out, it's just another action film... wait for the video.

I give the film a 7.5/10.

the fifth man
May 11th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Bottom line and final question: is this movie worth seeing?

I believe it is definitely worth seeing.

scifi_girl
May 12th, 2009, 02:07 AM
I saw this last night and I thought it was really good. I enjoyed all of it, and the action sequences were excellent. Also got a look at the termintor trailer which looks brilliant, hopefully will make it to see star trek this weekend. I love when summer comes round, so many films to see.

iheartshep
May 12th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Is this film worth seeing? I'd say YES to that question.

I haven't read the comics but did see the 3 films. As others have said, if you're a fan of X-Men, then YES see it by all means.

Just my humble opinion.

IHS

AlbinoMonkeyC
May 12th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Hugh Jackman plans Japanese set WOLVERINE sequel

Hugh Jackman and Seed Productions partner John Palermo are ramping up several projects for the "Wolverine" star.
Fox and Seed are in development on a sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which topped the domestic box office over the weekend.

The Seed partners have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits. A writer has yet to be hired. Seed will produce.

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/hugh-jackman-plans-japanese-set-wolverine-sequel-wants-carousel-remake-with-anne-hathaway.php

Jackman already talked about the idea to MTV News recently…

“I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga [as seen] in the comic book … I love the idea of this anarchic character — the outsider — being in this world. I can see it aesthetically, too, full of honor and tradition and customs, and someone who’s really anti all of that, trying to negotiate his way.”

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/hugh-jackman-plans-japanese-set-wolverine-sequel-wants-carousel-remake-with-anne-hathaway.php

*happy dance*

I'm an Anne Hathaway fan.


'Wolverine' beats 'Hannah' at UK BO

X-Men Origins: Wolverine has beaten Hannah Montana: The Movie to take the UK box office crown.

The Marvel Comics adaptation pulls in triple Hannah's total to secure first place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a155093/wolverine-beats-hannah-at-uk-bo.html

Take that Miley!!!


If you like the X-men films, then yes.

If you want to see it just because it's out, it's just another action film... wait for the video.

I give the film a 7.5/10.


I believe it is definitely worth seeing.


Is this film worth seeing? I'd say YES to that question.

I haven't read the comics but did see the 3 films. As others have said, if you're a fan of X-Men, then YES see it by all means.

Just my humble opinion.

IHS

Nice. Now I MUST see it.

Salamas
May 13th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Saw it today and loved it. Usually I comment my way through the movie, but this was so good I couldn't.

Madwelshboy
June 20th, 2009, 12:07 AM
With X-Men Origins: Wolverine having already pulled in $356.2 million worldwide, and both a sequel and Deadpool spin-off in the works, we were wondering what the status of the other "X-Men" spin-offs was.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8442

the fifth man
June 20th, 2009, 06:22 PM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=8442

I really want that Magneto movie.

Sp!der
June 22nd, 2009, 09:58 AM
watched on saturday. really really really really loved it and two actors from lost played in it. yay ;) real cool especially the end...

Madwelshboy
August 3rd, 2009, 02:50 AM
Liev Schreiber to leave Sabertooth?

If you believe that Schreiber hasn’t signed a multi-picture deal for reprising the character, it could be bad news for Sabertooth fans. Cinema Blend is reporting that Schreiber is reluctant to commit to the physical requirements of the role, given he new status as an over-40.

http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/rumour-round-up/

Madwelshboy
August 11th, 2009, 03:31 AM
Jackman on Wolverine 2 - Work on mutant sequel starting now

We haven't had much news recently on the Wolverine sequel, so luckily Hugh Jackman was on hand at the MTV Teen Choice Awards this week (where it won Best Film) to give us all an update.

As expected he confirmed previous rumours about the setting: "Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now. We're in the ... first steps of developing that story."

Jackman again talked up the acclaimed 1982 four-art mini-series by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont that would be the basis of the movie. "I think the fans love that saga.
It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories," he said."That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading."

Expect Wolverine 2 to hit our screens sometime in 2011.

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/101/1012780p1.html

AlbinoMonkeyC
August 11th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Jackman on Wolverine 2 - Work on mutant sequel starting now

We haven't had much news recently on the Wolverine sequel, so luckily Hugh Jackman was on hand at the MTV Teen Choice Awards this week (where it won Best Film) to give us all an update.

As expected he confirmed previous rumours about the setting: "Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now. We're in the ... first steps of developing that story."

Jackman again talked up the acclaimed 1982 four-art mini-series by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont that would be the basis of the movie. "I think the fans love that saga.
It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories," he said."That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading."

Expect Wolverine 2 to hit our screens sometime in 2011.

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/101/1012780p1.html

Its going to be awsome!!

Espeon1962
August 11th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the update Alan. I really enjoyed the Wolverine Origins and gladly look forward to another.

the fifth man
August 11th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Its going to be awsome!!

I sure hope so. Definitely looking forward to it.:)

Madwelshboy
August 12th, 2009, 03:09 AM
More From Hugh Jackman On "Wolverine 2"..Possible 2012 Release Date!

"Parts of that story were pretty dark. I don’t know if it’s the darkest, but I'm going to go out on a limb right now and say I think it will be the sexiest," Jackman told MTV News. "There’s some female companionship—and not just one—for Wolverine. ... My wife might have an issue with it, but I think the fans will like it."

When asked when we can expect to see the sequel, Jackman said, "If you look at the history of the X-Men movies, it’s been every three years—three years exactly. So that might give you a good hint!"

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=9169

the fifth man
August 12th, 2009, 07:54 PM
2012 is still a long way off.:(

Madwelshboy
August 13th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Yet More Info From Hugh Jackman On "Wolverine 2"

"['Wolverine 2'] will be very different from the last 'Wolverine' movie, and that's what I like about it," Jackman told MTV News. "I didn't want it to feel like the same thing. ... It's a whole new environment and the storyline is unbelievable. I wish I could announce to you some of the people involved."

He doesn't reveal any names but those hoping for a few less mutants for Wolvie to share screen time with next time around are in for a disappointment because...

"There will be a lot of new mutants," he said. "There will be a lot that are in the book."

That doesn't sound like a particularly faithful adaptation of Miller and Claremont's Japan saga! Jackman says they will have to "pick and choose" parts to adapt but promised that the film will be "fairly faithful" to the comics.

"Like all the Wolverine and X-Men stories, they're long," he said of teh source material. "If you put together all the Japan saga stories, it's so long."

With a few other X titles in development, is it possible that Wolverine could cameo in any other movies..

"All those guys came in and helped me out, [so] if it was alright and the stars were aligned, I'd do the same," he said. "I'm not exactly sure what the studio planned, [and] I don't have any say in that, unfortunately. But I'd love to."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=9228


Christopher McQuarrie Has Been Hired To Write The Script For Wolverine 2!

According to The Hollywood Reporter Christopher McQuarrie has been hired by Fox to script the sequel to this years X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The trades also confirm that the sequel WILL in fact take pages from Frank Millers run on Wolverine, putting the mutant avenger in Japan.

With McQuarrie's involvement one has to wonder if Bryan Singer will try to get involved as the two of them have worked together in the past on the first X-men film.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/LetsCutTheBS/news/?a=9230

the fifth man
August 13th, 2009, 06:34 PM
With McQuarrie's involvement one has to wonder if Bryan Singer will try to get involved as the two of them have worked together in the past on the first X-men film.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/LetsCutTheBS/news/?a=9230

That would definitely work for me.

AlbinoMonkeyC
August 19th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Can somebody please explain this to me? How the **** does Wolverine get his butt kicked by SPOCK!?!??!?!?!?! (http://againwiththecomics.blogspot.com/2009/02/wolverine-versus-spock_05.html)

iheartshep
August 19th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Mmmm........more of Hugh Jackman is ALWAYS a good thing in my book. And if it happens to be in the person of Wolverine.....that's okay too. *happy dance*

IHS

AlbinoMonkeyC
August 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Mmmm........more of Hugh Jackman is ALWAYS a good thing in my book. And if it happens to be in the person of Wolverine.....that's okay too. *happy dance*

IHS

IHS, I see you've joined us here!! Its not really a thunk thread, more of a discussion thread, but that rarely stops us!!!

Madwelshboy
August 21st, 2009, 03:14 AM
Will Sabretooth be in the 'Wolverine' Sequel?

This from MTV...

...Logan's impending journey to Japan might complicate a cameo from Sabretooth. MTV had a chance to chat with the actor during a press event for his upcoming film "Taking Woodstock." They asked him whether we'd see his take on Victor Creed in the next X-Men movie.

"There's been some smatterings of conversation about it, but nothing concrete yet," Schreiber told MTV News. "I had a ball doing it, so I'd do it again."

"Hugh [Jackman] mentioned that he had some conversations about it, but no one's told me about it yet," he said.

"I'd love to find out what happened to Victor," he said. "I'd like to find out how my Victor became Tyler Mane's Victor."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/OnlyZodKnowsWhy/news/?a=9367

Angela V
August 22nd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Oh I think I have that 1982 Wolverine Mini Series! Have to dig up my comics and look. And well read too. :D

Madwelshboy
September 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Donner on Wolverine 2

It's X-Men movie day here at IGN, apparently, coming off of our talk yesterday with X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner. (Click here to hear what she had to say about Deadpool and here for the latest on X-Men: First Class.) While discussing the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we asked Donner if director Gavin Hood would return for the sequel. She hedged.

"You know, we're just going to get the script right first," was her response. "A little extra polish. … We're very excited. It's going to be a great script."

So it's safe to say that Hood may not be back for Wolvie's continued adventures. But the script is being developed right now, with The Usual Suspects' Christopher McQuarrie writing it. The much-loved Wolverine-in-Japan storyline will be the focus of the sequel of course, which Donner points out was originally meant to be the plot of the first film until studio Fox asked for an origin story instead.

continues:
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/102/1023838p1.html

the fifth man
September 11th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I am extremely optimistic about this sequel. I can't wait to see more of Wolverine.

Madwelshboy
September 21st, 2009, 09:25 AM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2
Release Date: 2011
Development Status: Fast-tracked. A lot of people saw Wolverine, but not many of them talked about how good it was. Too many mutant cameos distracted from focusing on the titular character, which is something the filmmakers plan to remedy. Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie, who scripted The Usual Suspects and did work on the first X-Men movie, will help tell of Logan's journey to Japan, where he fell in love and learned the ways of the samurai.

McQuarrie's involvement leads to speculation that his frequent collaborator Bryan Singer will return to the X-Men franchise, as it seems like Origins' director Gavin Hood is out . No news yet on who the villain will be, but word 'round the campfire suggests that the demon swordsmith Muramasa will appear, and that Omega Red or Silver Fox are potential candidates. The Japan storyline could work out to be as good as X2, if not better. As long as it doesn't have memory-wiping bullets or a boxing match with Blob, it's already better than the first Wolverine movie.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Poniverse/news/?a=10199

the fifth man
September 22nd, 2009, 06:19 PM
Everything I have heard so far about this movie makes me smile. I really hope they hit a home run with this one.

Madwelshboy
October 9th, 2009, 05:49 AM
Video: Hugh Jackman Defends Wolverine and Talks The Japan Theme Sequel!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/LetsCutTheBS/news/?a=10738

Madwelshboy
October 17th, 2009, 02:24 AM
What Wolverine's creator wants to see in the next movie

Wolverine creator Len Wein approves of setting a sequel film in Japan and exploring a different side of the character.

"Just exploring the character more," Wein told SCI FI PI, The SCI FI Channel Australia Blog. "The Japanese story, if that's where they're going—and I imagine that is where they're planning to go—is the perfect next choice. Gives you a whole different side of the character. And that allows you to explore aspects that haven't been explored on film so far. You know, the noble warrior, as opposed to the berserker."

continues:
http://scifiwire.com/2009/10/what-wolverines-creator-w.php

Madwelshboy
October 18th, 2009, 02:43 AM
X-Men Movie Franchise Updates

Empire interviewed X-Producer Lauren Shuler Donner and got some detailed news on what's in store for the coming X-Men franchise...


On Wolverine 2

"That's the furthest along of all the X-Men projects on the boil. It's actually the story we wanted to use for the first Wolverine film, but [Fox head honcho] Tom Rothman preferred to set the character up with an origin story first. This movie will really focus on the relationship between Wolverine and Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord, and what happens to him in Japan. We're very fortunate to have a story mostly outlined for us [from the comic book arc co-written by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller]. And we wanted an A+ writer, so we want to Chris McQuarrie (Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects). He came in and has tightened the story and got really immersed in the whole thing - he's in Japan in his head!

We want to make it authentic so I think it's very likely we'll be shooting in Japan. Also, by the way, we are looking to have the Japanese Fox executives involved in helping and counselling us, because it's a different culture and we don't want to portray the way they speak, dress and act in an inaccurate way. I think it's likely the characters will speak English rather than Japanese with subtitles.

What's cool about this part of the saga is that Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we've seen before. Mariko's father has this stick-like weapon, so Wolverine will have to fight against that. There'll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts - mano-a-mano, extreme fighting. We're going to come up with a new style of fighting. It's going to be awesome."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men_movies/news/?a=11017

SoulReaver
November 8th, 2009, 06:06 PM
I LOLed at the adamantium bullet going through Logan's adamantium skull (it should've simply bounced off)

scifi_girl
November 9th, 2009, 01:05 AM
I'm very glad there will be another one. I really enjoyed the first movie.

the fifth man
November 11th, 2009, 07:42 PM
I'm very glad there will be another one. I really enjoyed the first movie.

I have a feeling this one will be even better than the first.

GuHNDoi
December 7th, 2009, 03:03 PM
I wanna see Wolverine Vs Hulk!

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/GuHNDoi/TheIncredibleHulkvswolverinepost-1.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/GuHNDoi/HulkVswolverinescreencap3.jpg

the fifth man
December 7th, 2009, 06:49 PM
I wanna see Wolverine Vs Hulk!

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/GuHNDoi/TheIncredibleHulkvswolverinepost-1.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/GuHNDoi/HulkVswolverinescreencap3.jpg

That would make for some interesting fight scenes.:)

Madwelshboy
December 17th, 2009, 01:12 AM
FBI catch 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' pirate!

The FBI has charged a man with copyright infringement after he allegedly uploaded 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' earlier this year.

Gilberto Sanchez, 47, was arrested in the Bronx, N.Y. early Wednesday morning by FBI agents without incident, according to law enforcement sources. A spokeswoman from the FBI's Los Angeles field office (which led the investigation) has now confirmed the arrest.

By the time the movie was released, the pirated copy is thought to have been watched over 4 million times.

According to a copy of a grand jury indictment that was unsealed last week, Sanchez uploaded the film to file sharing network Megaupload.com under one of his online aliases, which include "theSkilled1" and "SkillyGilly." The indictment does not say how Sanchez obtained a copy of the film.

If convicted, Sanchez may face fines and a prison sentence.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=12863

Madwelshboy
January 13th, 2010, 01:02 AM
'Wolverine' sequel to shoot next year?

Hugh Jackman has hinted that the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine could begin shooting next year.

It was previously reported that the follow-up will be based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's Wolverine comic, which sees the mutant hero fall for the daughter of a Japanese crime boss.

"Wolverine's going to be back," Jackman told MTV at the People's Choice Awards. "He's going to Japan. We shoot that probably in a year, year and a half, something like that."

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, who penned the first film, has signed on for the sequel. Director Gavin Hood has also expressed interest in returning to helm the project. The venture is expected to shoot in the Far East and showcase several new fighting styles for Logan.

Elsewhere, Bryan Singer's X-Men: First Class and Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool are now in pre-production.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a195667/wolverine-sequel-to-shoot-next-year.html

Angela V
January 13th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Can't wait for Japan!

Even though the first movie did have way too many guest stars, I still enjoyed it. It's Wolvie. :D

Madwelshboy
February 24th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Does Liev Schreiber Want to Return for the Wolverine Sequel?

It is fair to say that fan excitement for a sequel to Wolverine's solo flick is evenly split. Half are ready to see Jackman take on Logan's complex story set in Japan, the other half just want to forget the first movie ever existed. Regardless of where they side, comic movie fans have consistently mentioned that Liev Schreiber's performance as Sabertooth is definitely one of the first film's highlights. With Hugh Jackman's recently commenting that he and the production crew are gearing up for the sequel, the question remains if Victor Creed will be a part of the film.

But how does Schriber feel about returning to the franchise? MTV recently posed the question to him:

"Hugh [Jackman] has talked about the fact that he wants to work on the Japanese angle," said Schreiber, "I’ve got my fingers crossed that Victor pops into that somewhere. I’m not sure yet. I don’t remember from the comic books [if he’s in there]." He might be vague on that aspect of the comic character's past, but Schreiber is no stranger to reading comics; especially when he was growing up. "I was definitely a Wolverine guy growing up. But I also have to admit I was kind of a DC guy. It’s sort of an embarrassing thing to say but its true. Wolverine was up there though. I liked the dark noir nature to it. I had a ball with it. My guilty pleasure is I watch wacky action movies. I’m looking forward to 'Iron Man 2.' I’m always looking forward to the next installation of Batman."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Poniverse/news/?a=15176

GATEGOD
February 24th, 2010, 12:27 PM
*Crosses fingers and hopes* I'd love to see more X-Men related stuff popping up.

Replicator Todd
February 25th, 2010, 09:26 PM
I have yet to see Wolverine, but surely it can't be as bad as X3? I thought X3 was pretty sub-par.

nx01a
February 25th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I still haven't watched Wolverine, actually. :( Can't bring myself to. The X-Men movies were basically Wolverine: X-Men as it was. :( I'm rooting for First Class far more than a sequel.
Having just said that... Wolverine's time in Japan is my favourite representation of the character, not the beer-swilling thug people seem to love. I might give the 2nd one a look-see.

Replicator Todd
February 25th, 2010, 10:40 PM
I still haven't watched Wolverine, actually. :( Can't bring myself to. The X-Men movies were basically Wolverine: X-Men as it was. :( I'm rooting for First Class far more than a sequel.
Having just said that... Wolverine's time in Japan is my favourite representation of the character, not the beer-swilling thug people seem to love. I might give the 2nd one a look-see.

I'm glad i'm the only sick and tired of Wolverine. Cyclops is the leader, not Wolverine :rolleyes:. IMO Marvel needs to stop feeding popularity. X2 seemed to have a good balance of all the characters IMO, with Wolverine still taking up most of the screentime :mad:.

SaberBlade
February 26th, 2010, 04:14 AM
I still haven't watched Wolverine, actually. :( Can't bring myself to. The X-Men movies were basically Wolverine: X-Men as it was. :( I'm rooting for First Class far more than a sequel.


Probably a good thing you missed the first Wolverine, since they are already planning to retcon it, or parts of it, for the Deadpool movie.

You are right though, the X-Men movies couldn't have focused less on the X-Men had they tried. I'm glad that we'll get the chance to see the X-Men without Wolverine in First Class but I half expect a Hugh Jackman cameo (even if it's using Wolverine footage) especially if they reuse the same actor for Cyclops. However it wouldn't be the same to me, I'd like a pre X-Men 1 movie with Stewart, Janssen, Marsden and Berry but can't see that ever happening.

nx01a
February 26th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I'm glad i'm the only sick and tired of Wolverine. Cyclops is the leader, not Wolverine :rolleyes:. IMO Marvel needs to stop feeding popularity. X2 seemed to have a good balance of all the characters IMO, with Wolverine still taking up most of the screentime :mad:.

Probably a good thing you missed the first Wolverine, since they are already planning to retcon it, or parts of it, for the Deadpool movie.
You are right though, the X-Men movies couldn't have focused less on the X-Men had they tried. I'm glad that we'll get the chance to see the X-Men without Wolverine in First Class but I half expect a Hugh Jackman cameo (even if it's using Wolverine footage) especially if they reuse the same actor for Cyclops. However it wouldn't be the same to me, I'd like a pre X-Men 1 movie with Stewart, Janssen, Marsden and Berry but can't see that ever happening.Deadpool now has at least 4 monthly titles and was the focus of a variant cover for every single regular Marvel comic book this month. How's THAT for over-exposure? Next, he'll be an Avenger right alongside Wolvie and Spidey. :D Marvel seems to be turning Wade into their next bankable [read: exploitable] asset and it's making me a little sick. Some poor kid a few years from now will feel about the honestly cool and insane Deadpool the way that many people feel about Wolverine: nothing more than a sales magnet.
I've never been a Logan fan but I really hoped the movie would have been better than my friends told me it was... and some online reviews have said it was. Maybe Mariko and Yukio and the Silver Samurai'll make the next one better... and give me impetus to actually watch it in the cinema this time.

Replicator Todd
February 26th, 2010, 01:14 PM
I think Wolverine is a great character, but over exposed. He really isn't a major character....or he isn't supposed to be. Most people forget Wolverine first appeared as an enemy of the Hulk, not a member of the X-Men....Deadpool is probably next. Poor Cyclops, he hardly gets anything. :(

SaberBlade
February 26th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Wolverine is a great character but I'd not say over exposed, he's been completely whored.

X-Men 1, 2 3, Wolverine, Wolverine & The X-Men, Hulk vs Wolverine (which had an enjoyable Deadpool voiced by Nolan North), who knows how many comics going on, the games, Wolverine 2 and let's not forget the cameo possibilities in Deadpool, First Class, Magento (if they get around to it).

It's not really the X franchise they care about, it's Wolverine which is a disgrace to X-Men and fans when we need to deal with Wolverine for the majority of the movies. It makes me glad they killed off Xavier, Cyclops and Jean. Having them on screen was just a waste of three paychecks. If only Halle Berry realised that it's a waste of time getting more Storm time vs Wolverine and have her killed off.

Replicator Todd
February 26th, 2010, 05:40 PM
At least the animated Wolverine and the X-Men decided to actually put Wolverine in the title to let people know it is full of him.

My mom rented Wolverine today (I was going to buy it on Blu-Ray, I hate renting....I like to buy stuff.) so I will be able to finally watch it soon.

SaberBlade
February 26th, 2010, 06:25 PM
At least the animated Wolverine and the X-Men decided to actually put Wolverine in the title to let people know it is full of him.

My mom rented Wolverine today (I was going to buy it on Blu-Ray, I hate renting....I like to buy stuff.) so I will be able to finally watch it soon.

That's a good point but I think putting Wolverine in the title and giving making him the main character is a further example of whoring Wolverine. They couldn't have it made more about Wolverine unless they named it "Wolverine" and made it a one man show.

Replicator Todd
February 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Well, I finally saw Wolverine, it was alright, not bad but not great either. It was a little poorly put together IMO, but I enjoyed it. X-men and X2 are still the best! :D

SaberBlade
February 27th, 2010, 03:05 PM
The three major things about Wolverine that I enjoyed were

A: Liev Scribble (I still can't remember how to spell his name) as Sabertooth. I did hope Tyler Mane would have returned for continuity sake, but I enjoyed his performance a lot, especially the whole brutal killer yet loving brother aspect of his character.

B: Deadpool. Short and sweet. Shame Weapon XI sucked (yay for retcon)

C: Getting the explanation behind what happened to him.

Other than that, rest I could have cared less about although seeing Cyclops being saved by Xavier was cool.

Replicator Todd
February 27th, 2010, 03:19 PM
The three major things about Wolverine that I enjoyed were

A: Liev Scribble (I still can't remember how to spell his name) as Sabertooth. I did hope Tyler Mane would have returned for continuity sake, but I enjoyed his performance a lot, especially the whole brutal killer yet loving brother aspect of his character.

B: Deadpool. Short and sweet. Shame Weapon XI sucked (yay for retcon)

C: Getting the explanation behind what happened to him.

Other than that, rest I could have cared less about although seeing Cyclops being saved by Xavier was cool.

I agree, I loved Cyclops and Xavier appearing briefly, i'm glad that were not in it more. Ryan Reynolds was fantastic in the short time that he was around. I loved the after-credits sequence when he grabs his head(or Weapon XI's head) and tells the audience to "shhh"....I think that is what he was doing. I loved the opening credits sequence with the wars. Leiv Schrieber was great as Sabertooth, I liked Gambit as well, Blob was funny, Agent Zero and Wraith were great as well IMO. I wish they used the same actor for Stryker that was in X2 though, I lived Stryker in Wolverine but I like the X2 (Brian Cox) version of the character much better...more mysterious.

But IMO some of the writing and special effects were a little terrible....like when Wolverine was chopping up the staircase when fighting Gambit. Weapon XI was interesting but because it was Wade Wilson and made me :rolleyes:. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.

SaberBlade
February 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
I never saw the head scene at the end. When I saw it in theatres, I got Wolverine at a bar. I want to see that scene though.

I would have liked Brian Cox to appear in the film as well, reprising his role as Stryker but considering how much time he had on screen, I couldn't see them being able to do that age trick on him as they did on Xavier and Magneto in X3. I would like if they kept the voice though, I think Brian Cox has a great voice while the Wolverine version just seemed too.. wimpy and scheming.

I forgot about Gambit, he was good too. I was a bit disappointed that he was added pretty much as a character just to advance the plot rather than being a major player. Blob was cool. Interesting seeing Zipacna done up to look 500 pounds (if not more) and I thought the role was funny. It was cool seeing Blob thin, that surprised me.

As for Zero and Wraith, meh. I think Zero was good because he got to play the character who was just brutal, didn't care, just wanted to get the job done anyway possible. Wraith, I think they really added him just to make Weapon XI more dangerous by giving him teleporting powers.

Madwelshboy
March 4th, 2010, 11:46 AM
'Wolverine' sequel to film in January 2011

Production on the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine is reportedly scheduled to start next January.

According to Showbiz 411, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has finished penning the script and filming will start in early 2011. No director has been attached to the project as yet, but star Hugh Jackman is expected to return.

The follow-up will apparently be a love story featuring a Japanese actress. "It's a beautiful story and will be very different than the first film," said an insider.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a206600/wolverine-sequel-to-film-in-january-2011.html

Madwelshboy
July 23rd, 2010, 10:48 PM
Tony Scott & Matt Reeves Final Contendors To Direct Wolverine Origin Sequel?

Coming from "very" reliable source of The Playlist, apparently FOX has quietly been searching for a director for their followup to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And while Matthew Vaugh's X-Men: First Class is in the casting stage, several directors who were considered to direct that, have talked to the studio about the gig. The Playlist says..."Kathryn Bigelow, Timur Bekmambetov, and Daniel Espinosa have talked to FOX about directing WOLVERINE 2, but apparently Fox has narrowed it down to two choices: Matt Reeves and Tony Scott.

Matt Reeves directed Cloverfield 2008 & the upcoming Let Me In, so hes familiar with action and visual effects, which will obviously come to play in a "Wolverine" film. Plus Reeves would probably be the less expensive choice. And as for Tony Scott, hes had his share of action films, directing "Deja Vu" & "Man On Fire". And while Scott would probably be a bit pricier to bring aboard, The Playlist points out that there is no doubt he would bring his energetic style & make explosions look good.

Regarding the story to the sequel, it was said that the script is very different "based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont. And Wolverine’s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress."

The sequel was tentatively scheduled earlier this year for a January 2011 start, but rumors have been knocking around that the production start will be pushed back

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=20478

SaberBlade
July 24th, 2010, 01:43 AM
I must say, I do like the idea of Tony Scott directing. I've enjoyed a lot of his movies over the years and I think he'd do a great job.

Klenotka
July 24th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Tony Scott would be a great choice. I am glad they want someone experienced this time. Scott can handle both, dramatic and action scenes, so I hope he can be the one who will direct Wolverine 2.

the fifth man
July 24th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Tony Scott would be a great choice. I am glad they want someone experienced this time. Scott can handle both, dramatic and action scenes, so I hope he can be the one who will direct Wolverine 2.

I could definitely live with Tony Scott making this.

Madwelshboy
August 17th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Wolverine Bulks Up

Sounds like Hugh Jackman is gearing up to brandish those adamantium claws again, with the star apparently bulking up this autumn in preparation for Wolverine 2.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Jackman has dropped out of comedy Avon Man so he can get in shape for an X-Men sequel shoot in 2011.

The Japanese-set samurai story is being scripted by Chris McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), although the film is yet to find a director.

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/111/1113335p1.html

Madwelshboy
August 21st, 2010, 12:48 AM
'Wolverine 2' targets 'Twilight' director

Fox has targeted the director of Twilight: Eclipse for Wolverine 2.

Vulture reports that David Slade is competing with Flightplan and The Time Traveler's Wife helmer Robert Schwentke for the movie.

An insider has indicated that Slade is the favourite to direct the sequel.

Wolverine 2 will reportedly be set in Japan, following on from the conclusion of the first film.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a264925/wolverine-2-targets-twilight-director.html

SaberBlade
August 21st, 2010, 02:02 AM
Well Wolverine 2 is doomed if they want either one of these guys to do it. What the hell happened with Tony Scott?

Klenotka
August 23rd, 2010, 12:49 PM
Why should it be doomed? Yeah, I know, the "Twilight" doesn´t make a good impression but Slade´s other movies are good and I think he could handle topic like this. And he could push the PG-13 to its limits.
I think Tony Scott is busy right now with something else.

Madwelshboy
October 30th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Characters and Plot Info for Wolverine 2

BleedingCool recently reported on a few leaked plot details in Wolverine 2. If you read all the info, then you pretty much know the whole plot, if you know at least a bit about Wolverine.

"Zen: A Japanese man “who arranges for Logan’s release” from a Canadian prison and “offers to answer questions about his origin if he’ll accompany him to Tokyo”.

Shingen: Shingen’s father was the master of The Hand, an order of ninja. Instead of allowing his son to take leadership of the order, Shingen’s father killed himself and left the Hand without a master. This pretty much defines Shingen now. That’s how it works in these kinds of stories.

Kenuichio: Shingen’s illegitimate son, but not recognised as an heir. An expert Samurai, he will adopt his “Silver Samurai” guise in the movie and attack Logan “several times”.

Mariko: Shingen’s daughter, and Logan’s chief love interest.

Yukio: Logan’s bodyguard and lust interest.

Frank Sinatra: “Japan’s answer to Frank Sinatra. A Yakuza higher-up who provides Logan with information”."

http://www.comicvine.com/news/cast-and-plot-info-for-wolverine-2/142443/

Madwelshboy
November 14th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Darren Aronofsky Reveals the Official Title of the Wolverine Sequel!

Chatting with Drew McWeeny from HitFix, Darren Aronofsky, who's been tapped to direct FOX's follow-up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, reveals that a number won't be attached to the official title of the sequel, dismissing the idea of the film being a sequel at all. Here's what McWeeny said verbatim:

"The film that he's directing is officially called "The Wolverine," and there won't be a number attached to it. In our interview, he referred to the movie as a "one-off," and he emphasized that the film isn't a sequel in any conventional sense."

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=25208

DigiFluid
November 14th, 2010, 12:27 AM
"The Wolverine"?

That sounds....dumb.

Replicator Todd
November 15th, 2010, 08:44 AM
"The Wolverine"?

That sounds....dumb.

I kinda like it. :weiranime42:

nx01a
November 15th, 2010, 07:46 PM
"The Wolverine"?
That sounds....dumb.Sounds almost as bad as The Dark Knight Returns (to The Box Office).
But the movie itself should be better than the first.

DigiFluid
November 15th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Sounds almost as bad as The Dark Knight Returns (to The Box Office).
But the movie itself should be better than the first.
Er....isn't Batman 3 titled "The Dark Knight Rises"?

"The Dark Knight Returns" is a Frank Miller graphic novel :)

SaberBlade
November 15th, 2010, 09:06 PM
It's a poor title, regardless of it's status as a sequel, a prequel or an interquel, the title The Wolverine just sounds bad, especially when they've already used "Wolverine" as a title.

I think they've got a of Batman going here, when Batman was called The Batman during his early years before people just called him Batman. I doubt Logan is going to go around and hear "oh no, it's The Wolverine". Just doesn't have that same ring to it as, "oh no, it's the Batman".

nx01a
November 16th, 2010, 02:25 AM
Er....isn't Batman 3 titled "The Dark Knight Rises"?
"The Dark Knight Returns" is a Frank Miller graphic novel :)Titles're so bad, I'm getting them mixed up...
The Dark Knight Rises (at The Box Office).

Teddybrown
April 20th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Seems The Wolverine will now be filmed in Australia as the Japan tsunami stopped filming from taking place in Japan and allowed Hugh Jackman to star in Les Mis.

Replicator Todd
April 20th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Does that mean no storyline in Japan? I love it when Wolverine was in Japan. :(

Klenotka
April 21st, 2012, 01:32 AM
It will be the same storyline, they will just film it in Australia. It would be better to do it in Japan but I guess it is maybe even cheaper in Australia?

LT. COL. John Sheppard
April 21st, 2012, 01:38 AM
Does that mean no storyline in Japan? I love it when Wolverine was in Japan. :(
they might do a second one about Japan