Hugh Jackman Departs ‘Avon Man’ for ‘Wolverine 2’

Kevin Lima is directing the upcoming comedy which Jackman will still produce.
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Hugh Jackman Departs ‘Avon Man’ for ‘Wolverine 2’

Hugh Jackman will not be the Avon Man for 20th Century FoxHugh Jackman has bowed out of the upcoming comedy Avon Man, which we reported he joined last July. Deadline New York is reporting that he will still be attached as a producer of the film, which Kevin Lima is directing for Fox.

The site also reports that Jackman's Avon Man departure is a likely indicator that he is prepping to step back into his Wolverine role for the sequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Christopher McQuarrie wrote the script for the sequel and, while no director has been attached as of yet, it was believed that Fox is getting the film ready to go into production next year.

Avon Man was scheduled to start shooting in October and the site indicated that producers have started reaching out to other actors to fill in for Jackman. They still plan on making their October start date for the film. Avon Man, which was written by Allan Loeb, centers on an auto salesman who, after getting laid off, swallows his pride and takes a job selling Avon door-to-door. He then rallies his struggling town and laid-off co-workers to join him to help win a regional sales competition.

It was also reported that Jackman could shoot the Civil Rights film Selma for director Lee Daniels before shooting X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Jackman would portray Sherrif Jim Clark, whose arrest of Martin Luther King sparks the Civil Rights movement. No production schedule has been set for the film, but it is believed to have secured funding through The Weinstein Company, Pathe and Skyline Pictures.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on all of Hugh Jackman's upcoming projects as soon as more information comes in.

Avon Man is in development .

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013.

Selma was released January 9th, 2015.

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  • bane5000 • 5 years ago

    "Would u like to try this new Avon blush, ma'am "

    " No i don;t think i will today, thank you "

    ...Snikt, Snikt...

    " I think u better try the blush, ma'am " lol

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    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

      I hope it's better than the first.

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      • iambatman • 5 years ago

        f*ck you hugh jackman... go live in hole somewhere and rid yourself from the entertainment business

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        • cripple • 5 years ago

          Sweet.

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          • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

            Great news, can't wait 2 c it

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            • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

              Look forward to the next Wolverine flick no matter what it's called!

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              • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                I'll see this for sure, besides I have a bad feeling about First Class.

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                • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                  @Spongebob_Boxofficepants

                  Your spam is so spammy I could eat it with a fork.

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                  • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                    I concur

                    V

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                    • canucklehead • 5 years ago

                      They shouldn't call it X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. In fact they shouldn't even call it Wolverine 2, they should just pretend that the other movie never happened, and just call it "Wolverine"

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                      • escapist • 5 years ago

                        Haha, he dumped cosmetics for Spandex. I like!

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                        • drifter49 • 5 years ago

                          Well.If a Frank Miller story is involved it could be good.Let's just pray you're right Masta_Chiefed.

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                          • masta-chiefed • 5 years ago

                            Wolverine 2 will be better cus they're using a Frank Miller story. It will rock under the right direction.

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                            • cbourne • 5 years ago

                              I get realy tired of the marval movies to meany big actors fighting over the screen...

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                              • spongebob-boxofficepants • 5 years ago

                                Hugh was famous for being Wolverine and I praised for his performance!

                                I guess we will all love him as the rabid,furious,metal-clawed,berserking mutant,so does Hugh!

                                I'm looking forward to X:W2

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                                • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                                  Although I still wish First Class was an out and out reboot. That entire franchise is heading the same place as the old Batman movies. That is, a complete and total sh*tshow.

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                                  • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                                    This Wolverine better not suck or be a huge p*ssy like the one I saw in Origins.

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                                    • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                      The only part I liked in Wolverine was when his girlfriend was telling her weird story, and he was like "man, kookookachu got screwed". Got a small laugh from me.

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                                      • jimthar • 5 years ago

                                        yeah but he's still doing 'butter', which looks retarded. and he's also got that dumb 'boxing robot' movie coming out too. honestly, wolverine is the only GOOD news coming from jackman.

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                                        • zanyzap • 5 years ago

                                          Let's see: chop off heads with extendable claws or sell old toads mocha scented cosmetic products? Yeah, Jackman is proud to be a man's man. Or he just has a fetish for black tights and steel...

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