How does Ryan Reynolds describe his character Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”? “He’s a cross between Commando and Phantom of the Opera … a man on a mission kind of thing.”
That’s a kind way to describe the mutant assassin, whom we learned earlier today is getting his very own sequel (along with the official word about an “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel).
A source close to Fox says the Deadpool sequel will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, and will be “a complete exploration of this unique character — his origins, his emergence as the Merc with the Mouth.” No writers are attached yet.
Check out what Reynolds has to say about the project, which is more than five years in the making:
|Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine * Trailer||In Theaters: May 1, 2009|
|Runtime: 107 minutes||Directed by: Gavin Hood|
|MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity||Gecko Rating:|
The best thing about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is the ending. So even if you don’t like the earlier parts of the movie, be sure to stay til the end. Two people in front of me at the theater actually got up and walked out in the middle. I thought, gee, it’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s not THAT bad.
The movie takes us back to the childhood of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). We know him from the first three “X-Men” movies, but he had a wild and interesting life before he showed up in those. Even as young Jimmy Logan in 1845, he had those spiky hands, only the spikes were crude, bony-looking things then, emerging whenever Jimmy got angry. His heritage included some daddy issues, and a half-brother named Victor Creed a.k.a. Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), complete with fangs and all.
A series of quick scenes shows the non-aging brothers fighting through several wars, including the Civil War, World War Two, and Viet Nam. We also learn that the evil Stryker (Danny Huston) is building an army of mutants called Team X. But after a particularly gruesome incident in Africa, Jimmy walks out on the group, and ends up as a woodcutter in Canada with a hot schoolteacher girlfriend (Lynn Collins).
After a devastating tragedy, Stryker convinces Jimmy to undergo a procedure that will make him indestructible. It’s an agonizing operation that injects a substance called adamantium into his skeleton. And presto-chango, he’s “Wolverine,” his once bony spikes now shiny, titanium-looking weapons of mass destruction. And Victor comes back into his life, as well.
Here’s the thing about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”: It’s not a bad movie, and Hugh Jackman and his awesome muscles are not hard to look at. But the writing is cheesy, and they could have done more with the various characters who show up in this movie, including card-shark Gambit (Taylor Kitsch), The Blob (Kevin Durand), John Wraith (Will.i.am), and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). I mean, I get that the movie is called “Wolverine,” but most of these characters are only in the movie for a few minutes, if that.
If you’re a fan of the X-Men characters and movies, you should check this one out. But you might want to wait for the DVD.
Note to Parents: There’s lots of action and fighting and explosions, including one awesome scene with an exploding helicopter. Oh, and Hugh Jackman gets naked from a distance in a couple of scenes. But overall, it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a PG-13 movie about a mutant superhero.
Image: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp., 2009
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Could Halle Berry be getting her own “X-Men” movie? She will if she has anything to say about it.
In the first three “X-Men” films, Berry played Storm, a weather-controlling mutant who rocked a skin-tight outfit pretty well. She hopes to revive the character in her own prequel, following in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman, whose “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” opened in theaters Friday.
“I think that would be great,” says Berry. “Storm deserves her own movie — if I can still fit into the suit.”
Somehow, I don’t think that will be a problem. I’d love to see Storm get her own movie, too.
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Is Hugh Jackman one of the best movie stars on the planet or what?! TMZ is reporting that the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star bought 67 breakfast trays and 80 gallons of coffee for fans who camped out in front of the theater in Tempe, Arizona,
Fans were treated to bagels, muffins, croissants and coffee totaling $4300 from the Paradise Bakery. I guess he can afford it, but what a guy!
Check out the actual receipt here.
Photo: Mike Moore/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox (via Image.net)
Hugh Jackman is so gracious with the fans. Every video and picture I’ve seen has him signing autographs, taking photos with fans, and really taking time to meet the people who’ve made him a star.
The World Premiere of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” took place at Harkin’s Theaters Tempe Marketplace last night. The Tempe, Arizona residents won the big contest about where the premiere would be held! For the rest of us, the Hugh Jackman starrer opens this Friday, May 1, 2009. Be there, or be square. Meanwhile, check out these pictures from the premiere:
Hugh Jackman signs autographs for fans
Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Kitsch
Director Gavin Hood
Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch,
Liev Schrieber, Lynn Collins, and Will.i.am
Producer Lauren Schuler-Donner, Co-Chair and CEO of FFE Tom Rothman, Director Gavin Hood, and Producer Ralph Winter
Taylor Kitsch and Liev Schreiber
Hugh Jackman admires a fan’s tattoo
Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere
Hugh Jackman signs autographs for fans
Photos: Mike Moore/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox (via Image.net)
Aussie actor and Mr. Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman was spotted at the Miami International Airport earlier today. He always seems so good with the fans, and I’m really looking forward to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” in theaters May 1, 2009.
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hits theaters May 1, 2009 (check out the trailer here), and now is the perfect time to start acquainting ourselves with the mutants. Check out the profile videos from MTV and tell me your favorites in the comments section below. I’m partial to Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) myself.
Profile: Wolverine. Hugh Jackman rocks it as a mutant on a quest for vengeance.
Profile: Sabretooth. Once friends with Wolverine, Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) is now on the other side of the blades (probably not a good place to be).
Profile: Gambit. Taylor Kitsch’s card-carrying hero just might prove to be helpful.
Profile: Wade. Ryan Reynolds a.k.a. the infamous “Merc with a Mouth” gets his big-screen debut.
Profile: Wraith. This teleporting mutant played by Will.I.Am promises to “hunt down the devil himself.”
Source: MTV Videos
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“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hits theaters May 1, 2009. We get to learn the backstory of Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, who enters the Mutant X program after seeking vengeance on Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) for killing his girlfriend.
I think this will probably be a major blockbuster to kick off the summer movie season this year. Also stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Dominic Monaghan as Barnell Bohusk/Beak, and Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau/Gambit. Not rated yet, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t PG-13. Visit the official “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” site, and check out the trailer:
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