The dusty old tome Homer's The Odyssey just got fuel-injected with some much-needed excitement. It sounds as though Hugh Jackman is taking this trip to ancient Greece. The star is currently in talks to headline the Lionsgate fantasy adventure based on the ancient poem. It was announced in April that Lionsgate plans to turn the title into a huge action-adventure tentpole.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 director Francis Lawrence is behind the helm. And he's bringing producer Nina Jacobson along for the ride. In May, CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that Francis Lawrence's deal is for more than one movie. Though how many installments are planned isn't yet known.Read More
This isn't by any means a confirmation that Liev Schreiber will appear in Wolverine 3, and the actor could just be joking around with his former co-star. Hugh Jackman sent out Wolverine 3 artwork on his Twitter page recently, asking fans what they want to see in the superhero movie sequel. While fans clearly want to see Sabretooth return, we have no clue if the actor and filmmaker James Mangold actually have plans to implement these ideas into the script by Michael Green (Green Lantern).
Production is scheduled to begin early next year on Wolverine 3, with 20th Century Fox already setting a March 3, 2017 release date. Hugh Jackman has confirmed several times that this will be his last time playing Logan. It was recently confirmed that Patrick Stewart will be back as Professor X, but no other cast members have been confirmed.Read More
Sabretooth was originally played by Tyler Mane in the superhero movie that started it all, 2000's X-Men, but the character was most recently played by Liev Schreiber in the 2009 prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It isn't known for certain if Victor Creed/Sabretooth will be brought back, or if Liev Schreiber would even be interested in reprising that role. There were previously rumors that the comic book story known as Old Man Logan would be used for this final Wolverine adventure, but those reports were recently debunked, so we'll have to wait and see what this story will center on.
James Mangold (The Wolverine) is directing from a script by Michael Green. Patrick Stewart recently revealed that he will be back as Professor X, although his character will be much different than previous incarnations. Patrick Stewart teased that his character may have been altered from the changes in the timeline at the end of last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hopefully we'll get confirmation regarding the actor's role before production starts early next year.Read More
Will Smith has signed on to replace Hugh Jackman in the new drama Collateral Beauty for Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story. Hugh Jackman backed out of the project last month, with Deadline reporting at the time that the filmmakers were going after Johnny Depp to replace him. That isn't happening anymore, with Will Smith now on board to star.
The story centers on a New York advertising executive who suffers a terrible personal tragedy that sends him into a funk. When his co-workers come up with an unorthodox plan to get him out of this depressive state, it works in ways they couldn't have possibly fathomed. Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are also attached to star, although no details were revealed regarding their roles.Read More
All we know about Wolverine 3 so far is that James Mangold is directing from a screenplay by Michael Green (Green Lantern). Production is slated to begin in early 2016 on Hugh Jackman's Wolverine 3, with 20th Century Fox already slating a March 3, 2017 release date. Hugh Jackman also recently hinted that he could have a cameo appearance in Deadpool, and a cryptic exchange with director Bryan Singer at Comic-Con hinted that Logan may show up in X-Men: Apocalypse as well.
We also reported last month that the Old Man Logan story line from the comics will not be used, contrary to previous rumors. The story followed Logan as he retired from being a superhero, as he wandered across America, running into a number of Marvel superheroes. That comic book story would have been difficult to adapt, though, since Marvel Studios holds the rights to several of the characters featured in that comic.Read More
No story details have been given yet, but it was rumored that the beloved comic book story line Old Man Logan would be used for this superhero movie. That theory was shot down last month. The Old Man Logan comic was created in 2008 by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, and followed Logan after he retires as a superhero to travel across the United States. On his final road trip, he encounters several Marvel villains. The comic features a number of characters who are controlled by Marvel Studios, and not 20th Century Fox, such as Hawkeye, Hulk, She-Hulk, Kingpin and Red Skull, which would make the adaptation problematic.
Before Wolverine 3, though, it's possible that Hugh Jackman could pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse, which is currently filming in Montreal. The actor and director Bryan Singer, who first cast him as Wolverine for 2000's X-Men, had a cryptic conversation during the SDCC panel, where the director mentioned that Hugh Jackman has appeared in every X-Men movie so far, although he is not currently slated to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. It's possible that all could change, though, and we may see a cameo appearance from the actor when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters next May.Read More