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Does Hugh Jackman Want to Be James Bond?

Does Hugh Jackman Want to Be James Bond?

Earlier in the week, Daniel Craig opened up about his http://movieweb.com/spectre-daniel-craig-final-james-bond-movie/role as James Bond in the new 007 adventure Spectre. After blatantly calling the iconic character a misogynistic sexist, he ruminated on the idea that this could possibly be his last go at playing the secret agent. Of course, this caused a speculation storm, with fans from all over the world chiming in on who should be the next James Bond. Idris Elba seems to be at the top of everyone's most wanted list, even after one of the book authors had to apologize for calling him 'too street' for the role. Whether or not Idris Elba would ever seriously consider playing 007, he does have some imaginary competition in one of the most famous X-Men.

Hugh Jackman went onto reveal that he was approached by the producers of James Bond to take on the role before the series wound up in the hands of Daniel Craig. While Hugh Jackman did entertain the idea, he ultimately had to pass. He was preparing for another turn as The Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand, which hit theaters the same year as Casino Royale. Hugh Jackman called passing on one of the world's biggest franchises one of the most difficult decisions he's ever had to make. If asked again, he might not walk away.

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Hugh Jackman Eyes Homer's ‘The Odyssey’

Hugh Jackman Eyes Homer's ‘The Odyssey’

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.

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Liev Schreiber Returning as Sabretooth in ‘Wolverine 3’?

Liev Schreiber Returning as Sabretooth in ‘Wolverine 3’?

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.

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‘Wolverine 3’ May Unleash Berserker Rage and Sabretooth

‘Wolverine 3’ May Unleash Berserker Rage and Sabretooth

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.

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Will Smith Replaces Hugh Jackman in ‘Collateral Beauty’

Will Smith Replaces Hugh Jackman in ‘Collateral Beauty’

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.

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Hugh Jackman Thanks Fans for ‘Wolverine 3’ Ideas

Hugh Jackman Thanks Fans for ‘Wolverine 3’ Ideas

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.

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Hugh Jackman Shares ‘Wolverine 3’ Art, Asks for Fan Input

Hugh Jackman Shares ‘Wolverine 3’ Art, Asks for Fan Input

Hugh Jackman confirms ‘Wolverine 3’ will be the last time he 'puts on the claws,' asking fans what they would like to see in the superhero sequel.
Hugh Jackman Hints at ‘Deadpool’ Wolverine Cameo

Hugh Jackman Hints at ‘Deadpool’ Wolverine Cameo

Hugh Jackman teases that he may show up in ‘Deadpool’ but it sounds like his appearance in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be a secret if it happens.