James Mangold

‘The Wolverine’ Director James Mangold Circles Joe Namath Biopic

‘The Wolverine’ Director James Mangold Circles Joe Namath Biopic

Filmmaker James Mangold (The Wolverine) is currently in early talks to direct a biopic centering on the life of iconic NFL quarterback Joe Namath.

If the filmmaker signs on, he will reunite with his 3:10 to Yuma screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who are writing the script.

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‘The Wolverine 3’ Will Shoot After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ with or Without Hugh Jackman

‘The Wolverine 3’ Will Shoot After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ with or Without Hugh Jackman

With Director Bryan Singer wrapping up X-Men: Days of Future Past for it's Memorial Day launch and then penning X-Men: Apocalypse, many fans are wondering when we will see Wolverine 3.

We know that James Mangold is committed to write the sequel, even though Hugh Jackman doesn't seem interested in coming back. The actor has played the adamantium infused superhero for 15 years and will probably not return for another run if there isn't a good reason to.

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‘Wolverine’ Director Takes Travis McGee Tale ‘The Deep Blue Good-by’

‘Wolverine’ Director Takes Travis McGee Tale ‘The Deep Blue Good-by’

James Mangold is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of John D. MacDonald's 1964 novel The Deep Blue Good-by, which was the first in a long-running series of books that centered on Travis McGee.

Travis McGee lives on a houseboat in Fort Lauderdale dubbed The Busted Flush, taking on "salvage consultant" jobs whenever he is running low on money, recovering lost items for clients for half of the profits. When he meets the battered Lois, he tries to track down her abusive boyfriend, a journey which becomes far more violent and complicated than he imagined. The character, who appeared in 21 of John D. MacDonald's books, is seen as the precursor to other popular literary heroes such as Jack Reacher and Spenser: For Hire, who has a penchant of helping out damsels in distress during his adventures.

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Hugh Jackman and Director James Mangold Reteam for Third ‘Wolverine’ Movie

Hugh Jackman and Director James Mangold Reteam for Third ‘Wolverine’ Movie

The Wolverine team of star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold is reuniting for a third Wolverine spin-off movie. This will be the 8th time Hugh Jackman has played the popular mutant, after two solo films and five X-Men movies, including this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. This will be the longest any actor has played the same superhero on the big screen.

The Wolverine was a modest success in the States, bringing in $132 million from a $120 million budget. Its reception was lukewarm, and many doubted we'd ever see Hugh Jackman suit up as the troubled mutant Logan again after X-Men: Days of Future Past. But the latest standalone adventure has become an international success, pulling in over $280 million overseas for a total gross of $413 million worldwide. Because of this, 20th Century Fox has pushed Wolverine 3 into production.

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Director James Mangold Talks ‘The Wolverine’ End Credit Teaser

Director James Mangold Talks ‘The Wolverine’ End Credit Teaser

With The Wolverine hitting theaters today, 20th Century Fox released a brand new promo banner for this superhero sequel starring Hugh Jackman. The film opened strong during 10 PM and midnight screenings last night, earning a healthy $4 million, putting it on track for a $65 million to $70 million three-day opening weekend. Last month, Paramount's World War Z earned $3.6 million from Thursday screenings, en route to a $66 million opening weekend. Take a look at the banner, then read on for details about the movie's mid-credit sequence from director director James Mangold. There will be spoilers contained below the banner, so stop reading now if you want to head into the weekend spoiler-free.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director James Mangold Talks ‘The Wolverine’!

EXCLUSIVE: Director James Mangold Talks ‘The Wolverine’!

James Mangold has a long established career as one of Hollywood's finest directors and writers. He may not be a household name, but cinema fans know his work. Walk the Line, Identity, 3:10 to Yuma, and Girl, Interrupted, are all Mangold films.

Marvel and Fox decided to bring in a seasoned veteran to right the ship for The Wolverine. Many fans were not happy with the previous film. James Mangold brings a darker, more serious edge with The Wolverine. Based on the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller storyline of Logan in Japan, The Wolverine puts the character in a wounded state, mentally and physically. Hugh Jackman is at his best here, giving new emotional weight to a character he's played five times. I had the chance to interview James Mangold at The Wolverine press event in New York a few weeks ago. A nice guy, Mangold is very loquacious, eager to share his vision for the character.

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‘The Wolverine’ Jean Grey Character Poster

‘The Wolverine’ Jean Grey Character Poster

The latest watercolor painted one-sheet for The Wolverine carries on the tradition of the sumi-e ink campaign created by Fox's Chief Creative Officer Tony Sella. Here, we see Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen, whose ghost will guide Logan (Hugh Jackman) on his journey through Japan. Check it out, and then read on for comments from director James Mangold, who reassures comic book fans that this adventure is purely a standalone story with no ties to the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. And like a proper one-off, it has a beginning, middle, and definitive ending.

That said, its likely that there will still be a post credit stinger. It's just that the two films will not be tied together within their story structure, and like we see with some of the Jean Grey footage, this rumored cookie will serve as a flashback.

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‘The Wolverine’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos with Hugh Jackman and Hal Yamanouchi

‘The Wolverine’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos with Hugh Jackman and Hal Yamanouchi

Director James Mangold is in the home stretch on The Wolverine, as this Marvel mutant standalone adventure enters the scoring and mixing stages. James has tweeted three new photos, offering a look at the progress, along with an image of Hal Yamanouchi as Logan's master Yashida, and the director moving through the paces of a Kendo sequence at the Yashida compound. Check them out, along with the Tweets from the director himself.

Some more pix. Directing a Kendo sequence at the Yashida Compound. twitter.com/mang0ld/status…— James Mangold (@mang0ld) May 14, 2013

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