Hugh Jackman is on the cover of the May 31-June 7 edition of Entertainment Weekly! In it, he’s promoting – what else? – The Wolverine, and looking every ounce like the raging title character on the cover. EW was able to speak to Hugh about the upcoming film, and he compared it to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men – just with different characters,” he said. “I left unsure if we’d achieve our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character. This movie will really get to his core.” I hope to obtain and post scans soon.
A new trailer for The Wolverine was released a few days ago, showing a bit more than our first look back in March. We get more insight on what Jean Grey’s role is in the film along with some extra footage sprinkled throughout the trailer. I don’t want to give too much away — just watch it for yourself and enjoy!
Director James Mangold recently posted what has to be one of the most impressive pictures ever taken of Hugh Jackman. Taking on the character of Wolverine, he looks lean and absolutely ripped in a new behind the scenes rehearsal image from The Wolverine also featuring Hiro Sanada. Wow! His hard work – in the gym and in terms of his diet discipline – definitely seems to have paid off. Check out Mangold’s accompanying tweet below:
Yesterday, Hugh Jackman took some time out of his day to answer fan questions regarding his upcoming film, The Wolverine. The interview was conducted via Twitter, in which fans were encouraged to submit questions, which would then be answered by Hugh in a live stream. There are eleven videos total – all of them pretty short – which you can view below.
Although short, here’s a very funny “interview” featuring Hugh Jackman and MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. From previous videos, fans know that these two have a great rapport, and it shines here as well. In it, Josh asks Hugh to read three separate cards with his best Wolverine impression — but the challenge is harder than it seems, as Hugh has to request things such as red velvet cupcakes. I wish there was more!
The first (international) trailer for The Wolverine has officially been released. At two-minutes, it’s hardly a “teaser” as advertised but rather a great, lengthy look at the upcoming film. Hugh Jackman appears to face his greatest enemy yet in this continuation of the X-Men franchise: his mortality. There are a lot of exciting scenes packed into the trailer, including a special cameo (proving that the film, while relatively “stand alone,” is still connected to the franchise) and fight scenes. The Wolverine hits theaters July 26th.
Check out the latest posters for The Wolverine, which has officially started its promotional campaign. The above features solely Hugh Jackman as Logan, but look at it closely — he has a scar on his abdomen. A hint for what kind of story we can expect in the upcoming film, perhaps? There’s also a new domestic poster, featuring Logan surrounded by numerous ninjas; it is inspired by the comic cover for the Claremont/Miller Wolverine saga the film is based on.
On his official Twitter, James Mangold posted a “tweaser” – a five-second teaser of a teaser of the teaser trailer to debut on Wednesday, basically – which you can view right here. There are a bunch of exciting and promising quick-flash scenes, including a cameo of a familiar face in the X-Men movie franchise.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted four amazing new film stills from James Mangold’s upcoming film, The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman looks amazing as Logan in some Japanese settings such as what appears to be a casino and temple. There were some captions below each of the four new pictures – namely, about the additional cast members – which you can check out below.
• The Wolverine rejoins Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, in Japan. He’s now serving as a protector for Mariko (Tao Okamoto), the target of the Yakuza. “At the time this movie opens, there’s a kind of gangland war going on between law enforcement and the Yakuza, and there’s been a lot of kidnappings and extortion,” explains director James Mangold. “So she’s someone who’s under threat.”
• Says Mangold, “Viper views Logan like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry. There’s kind of an admiration, a desire to destroy and a desire to consume and to have and to hold.”
• Death, or Wolverine’s inability to die, is a theme that echoes throughout the film. “He realizes everyone he loves dies, and his whole life is full of pain,” says Jackman. “So it’s better that he just escapes. He can’t die really. He just wants to get away from everything.”
• A funeral at a Japanese temple is interrupted by an attack by the Yakuza which naturally brings out Wolverine’s claws. “There’s an urgency and a kind of intensity and hand to hand physicality to the fighting that I hope is a little different than everything else out there,” says Mangold.
A fourth film still featuring Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine has been revealed, courtesy of The Wolverine‘s official Twitter. Check out his blood-soaked claws! It looks like director James Mangold kept to his word regarding audiences seeing a different kind of Wolverine. In a recent interview with Total Film, Hugh also reaffirmed that fans would be seeing “that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everyone wants to see.” Maybe we can expect an R-rated director’s cut? Check out his full quote below:
“I’m thrilled the studio called it The Wolverine instead of Wolverine 2, because we’re trying to set it up as a standalone picture. Tonally, it’s different from the other X-Men movies. It’s got massive action sequences, as people would expect, and it’ll be great fun. But it is a character-driven movie. It’s about a guy completely out of his element, in this world that’s foreign to him, and how he copes with that. I feel like we have the opportunity to deliver that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everybody wants to see.”