Leading up to the events of "X-Men," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.
Bryan Singer Eyeing Another X-Men Bryan Singer is looking to make another X-Men movie with Twentieth Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Singer made X-Men and X2: X-Men United, but passed on the third installment so he could make X-Men: The Last Stand. South African filmmaker Gavin Hood made another spin-off, X-Men Origins: Wolverine which was released earlier this year.Read More
CBS News' Katie Couric recently spoke with X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Hugh Jackman about plans for a sequel to the summer blockbuster. Click below for the interview segment where Jackman talks about exploring the Japanese storyline from the comic books.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any new details on a X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel as soon as new information comes forward.Read More
Summer 2009 has beat every summer movie going season before it to become the highest grossing summer at the domestic box office ever. According to Variety, the box office revenue throughout Sunday has been calculated at $4.17 billion. That is compared to the summer of 2007, which was the previous record holder with $4.16 billion. The Labor Day weekend should add another $100 million to that estimate, which finds summer 2009 up three percent in total grosses.
The three films that helped lead this amazing new record were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($399.4 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($294.3 million), and Disney/Pixar's Up ($289.6 million). The grosses were also helped by surprise hits such as The Hangover, which brought in an unexpected $270.2 million, and The Proposal, which pulled in a hefty $160.2 million.Read More
Christopher McQuarrie, best known for writing the screenplay The Usual Suspects, has been hired to write the next chapter in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine saga. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer also penned the original screenplay for the first X-Men, but had his name removed because he felt Bryan Singer's film was more in line with David Hayter's final draft.
Hugh Jackman will return to star as the popular Marvel mutant. Part 2's storyline is being drafted from an early 80s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which placed Wolverine in Japan where he battled ninjas and struggled to follow the strict code of the samurai. This storyline was hinted at in an after credit sequence during X-Men Origins: Wolverine's theatrical run.Read More
MTV caught up with actor Hugh Jackman on the red carpet for the Teen Choice Awards last night, and he confirmed that they are indeed hard at work on Wolverine 2. The biggest bit of news to come from this is a confirmation that Wolverine will definitely be heading to Japan in the sequel.
The sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine does not yet have a confirmed release date.Read More
TEEN CHOICE 2009 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer, Kelly Brock is co-producer and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.Read More
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Disney/Pixar's Up drifted to the top of the box office charts this weekend, pulling in an estimated $68.2 million. The film, which follows a 78-year-old balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) as he fulfils his lifelong dream of visiting the wilds of South America, is Pixar's tenth feature length animated movie. While it's opening didn't beat the box office debut of Finding Nemo, which made $70.2 million in May of 2003, or The Incredibles, which holds Pixar's biggest premier with $70.4 million, Up now stands as the third biggest opening for the computer-animation based company. Strong word of mouth should keep it adrift through most of June.Read More
In a stunning upset, Shawn Levy's sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian beat out McG's sequel Terminator Salvation to become the number one film of this Memorial Day weekend. The comedy, starring Ben Stiller as museum guard Larry Daley, pulled in an estimated $70 million over the course of four days, proving that good old fashion family fun never goes out of style. The original Night at the Museum only pulled in $30 million on its opening weekend back in December of 2006, but then went on to gross more than $574 million worldwide.
Terminator Salvation debuted in second place with $53.8 million. McG directed this fourth installment of the popular killer robot franchise, which stars Christian Bale as John Connor, Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, and Sam Worthington as half-man/half-cyborg Marcus. The film opened on Thursday, but that one-day head start only brings its cumulative grosses up to $67.1 million, still not enough to beat Museum's Capuchin monkeys.Read More