Hugh’s Commentary of the X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

WARNING: This video contains spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

[E]arlier this week Digital Spy managed to catch up with Hugh Jackman, who walked us through the action-packed latest trailer step by step.

In the video [below] Jackman discusses the dystopian world of the film, Wolverine’s ill-suited role as motivator to a disillusioned Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), the experience of returning to the Cerebro corridor, the Sentinels, Peter Dinklage’s Bolivar Trask, and much more.

WARNING: This video contains spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Source: Digital Spy

Take Roll With New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Promo

Earlier this week, we got to see a brand new trailer for Bryan Singer’s upcoming Marvel movie, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. After watching it a few times (or by checking out any number of promotional material for the next installment of the mutant franchise), you can see that there is a HUGE cast being assembled for this epic superhero movie. Now, a new promo has been released to help keep all the names and faces straight.

On this week’s episode of ‘Ink Master’ on Spike TV, Hugh Jackman appeared to judge some X-Men themed tattoos. And like any good guest, he did not show up empty handed. During the show, he shared a new video featuring a ton of new footage and a roll call of some of the characters that we’ll be seeing when Wolverine travels back in time to save the future like Storm, Sunspot, Iceman, and Quicksilver (who definitely doesn’t look as cool as his ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ counterpart). You can check out the new promo below courtesy of Tumblr user fangirloffuturepast, followed by the official synopsis:

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’. The beloved characters from the original ‘X-Men’ film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from ‘X-Men: First Class’, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

What do you think about the latest bit of promotional material for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? What character are you most looking forward to seeing more of once the movie is released? Let us know in the comment section.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Evan Peters is set to hit theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: ScienceFiction.com

Hugh Jackman teams up with Bill Clinton

It’s another day, another date with a US president for Hugh Jackman as he headlines a Clinton Foundation fundraiser in New York.

Hugh Jackman certainly has friends in high places.

After helping out US President Barack Obama by hosting a Christmas TV special in Washington DC, the Australian actor and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, will headline a fundraiser in New York for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.

The event, at the Plaza Hotel on May 1, will benefit the former first family’s Clinton Foundation. Guests should bring their cheque books.

For $US100,000 a donor earns the title of Event Chair, scores a table for 10, an invitation to an exclusive reception with the Clintons and Jackmans, and an invite to the Clintons’ annual November retreat.

If you can’t muster up six figures, a $US2500 donation gets you a ticket to the reception, dinner and title of Friend.

This is sure to be a memorable event and all ticket sales will benefit the Clinton Foundation’s ongoing work to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of global climate change, according to the invitation.

Source: AAP via SBS

Hugh Jackman to Return in The Wolverine 2

The sound you are hearing right now is more than likely the collective sighs of relief from Marvel fans all around the world. It was announced last week that Twentieth Century Fox has officially attached a release date to the upcoming sequel to the 2013 film The Wolverine. There was just one problem…there was not confirmation regarding the return of the biggest, most important name in the film; the man who has played Wolverine for the last 14 years.

Thankfully, all of that has changed. Deadline is reporting that Hugh Jackman will indeed be returning to the claw wielding role we have all come to know and love.

At this particular point and time, there are no details available as to where the story will pick up or where they plan to take it. As you can imagine, he production is still in the very early stages, so it may be a little while until we see some solid information on that front.

Director James Mangold, who directed the previous Wolverine film, will be returning to his seat behind the camera. Screenwriter David James Kelly, who has also been tasked with writing the upcoming currently untitled Daredevil reboot will also be penning the script for The Wolverine 2.

As I said, there is not a lot of information available at this point; however, it is definitely a good sign that they have been able to secure Jackman for at least one more go-around as our favorite claw-wielding mutant.

Mangold revealed on Twitter last week that the movie would begin filming after the completion of X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Wolverine 2 is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017.

Source: Fansided

Jackman pumped for ‘Wolverine’ movie

By Geoff Boucher, Tribune Newspapers

Hugh Jackman spoke recently about his upcoming projects. Here’s what he had to say about his return to the “X-Men” movie franchise and his character Wolverine, the metal-clawed mutant persona that has been the signature role of his Hollywood career.

Q

I remember coming by your office back in the summer of 2009, and you were already talking about your hopes of making a movie out of Marvel’s 1982 “Wolverine” miniseries, the classic by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. And now you’re doing just that — and with director Darren Aronofsky, of all people. You must be thrilled.

A

I’m really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology — ever since (the 2000 Bryan Singer film) “X-Men,” when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I ever read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to (producer) Lauren Shuler Donner, “Lauren, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen this Japanese story, and I think it’s so good. It’s just genius, it’s brilliant.” And we kind of always talked about it from there on. I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that (with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it. I love his gung-ho attitude toward it and great vision. Straight off, it’s not a sequel, it’s a stand-alone, and I think we’re going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch.

Q

With that revered source material and the director of “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler” — not to mention a script by Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote “The Usual Suspects” — the expectations are going to be pretty high for this one.

A

Right, absolutely, and Chris McQuarrie has done a script that is just phenomenal. I read a story once that said that he wrote “The Usual Suspects” in 15 days, and with this one he said to me, “I just knew what I wanted, and it came out real easy.” And he’s done an unbelievable job with it, and with Darren it’s just really exciting. I’m as excited as anybody to see what we come up with. I know we’re going to be met with huge expectations. The expectations will be high, but he’s one of the great filmmakers out there. I worked with him before (on “The Fountain”), and I knew as soon as I met him that he should be doing movies like this. He’s been looking a long time, and I’ve asked him to do other ones, and this time it worked out. I’m beyond thrilled.

Q

Are you going to have to go back to that intense diet, eating whole chickens so you can get that muscle mass back up?

A

I’m on it right now, mate, already doing it. It’s 6,000 calories a day, it’s rough.

Q

In the comics, Wolverine is quite short and almost hunched over at times, a sort of feral posture, and he’s bulky up high — he’s like the nasty bulldog of superheroes.

A

Yeah, he’s thick and it’s chunky and it’s powerful. I always think of Mike Tyson when he first came on the scene. Sometimes, he was a full foot shorter than his opponents and bent over (with this) massive build. There’s real power. You said bulldog, and that’s it exactly. Exactly.

At the Mountains of Madness – Offers Out to Top Talent

By Uncle Creepy

The fact that the Guillermo del Toro helmed film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is becoming a reality makes us giddy beyond words. With casting in full swing offers have gone out to some interesting bits of talent.

According to IndieWire scheduling conflicts may prevent first choice Tom Cruise from starring in the film. They also report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class) was offered the exact role and to date neither actor has accepted. They better hurry though because the site goes on to reveal that offers are allegedly out to Liam Neeson (Unknown, After.Life), Ron Perlman (Season of the Witch, Hellboy) and Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, Wolverine). Again, these are just offers so take that with a grain of salt. Still interesting choices though.

The 1931 tale is deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization is a milestone of macabre literature.

Keep it locked right here for more as it comes.

Hugh Jackman: My New Film Is Hilarious

By MusicRooms

Hugh Jackman says his new movie Butter is an “irreverent, hilarious satire”.

The actor plays Boyd Bolton in the upcoming movie, which is about a butter-carving competition in Iowa. Boyd is the ex-boyfriend of Jennifer Garner’s character Laura Pickler, who is obsessed with the competition.

Hugh was drawn to the movie because it made him laugh so much, even though his character is not the most pleasant in the movie. “Boyd Bolton runs the big car dealership in town. He was the boyfriend in high school of Laura Pickler, and in our story he briefly comes back into her life because she realises he can do something for her, or will, that no one else would,” he explained to ET Online. “The way we worked it out is that he was dumped. They were prom king and queen at school, everyone knew them, and she dumped him. Even though he’s now married and has kids, the moment she turns up on his doorstep he drops them all. It’s like, ‘Thank you God, I have a second chance.’ If you like Little Miss Sunshine or Fargo, if you like those kind of irreverent, hilarious satires, you’re going to love Butter.”

Jennifer is also proud of the film, which is slated for release next year. The actress explained she has always enjoyed movies which cover topics she knows nothing about, but feature characters she can relate to.

Laura’s husband Bob, played by Ty Burrell, is a champion butter-carver, and she sees it as the way to improve their life. When he decides to change careers, Laura finds it hard to cope.

“He decides, without telling her, that he’s going to give up butter carving and become a judge and it makes her crazy because she had no control over it and her whole life has changed at the drop of a hat,” Jennifer explained. “She’s grasping at straws trying to safe herself.”