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Hugh Jackman: Snow White's new Huntsman? Or The Wolverine finds new director?

04.06.2011

Since Viggo Mortensen decided to ditch the enchanted forest, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is in desperate need of that Huntsman. And Universal is hoping Hugh Jackman will dance on in for the role (he is a helluva dancer, after all), especially now that THE WOLVERINE has been delayed.

Or... has it? I don't know, but I can offer speculation: Deadline says that while Universal wants the Aussie hunk to play mentor to Kristen Stewart's Snow and protect her from Charlize Theron's evil witch, the possibility of THE WOLVERINE coming back to life with a new director may prevent Hugh from turning fairy (tale).

Fox is reportedly kicking around some names to pit the adamantium-clawed mutant against a ninja clan, with Duncan Jones (SOURCE CODE, MOON) and David Slade (TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE) among those mentioned.

Slade would be the obvious choice to facilitate the process, since he was thisclose to directing the movie before Darren Aronofsky swooped in (and then swooped out). But Slade is already attached to Fox's reboot of DAREDEVIL, which faces the threat of the property rights reverting back to Marvel if the studio doesn't utilize the character soon. So it depends on whether they'd want to replace him on the Man without Fear, and how quickly the studio wants to get Logan back to slashing -- the Chris McQuarrie script is apparently solid, but the movie is set (and was to be at least partially filmed) in Japan, which is suffering through a major disaster.

Meanwhile, Relatively and director Tarsem Singh's own BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE project already has its main cast filled with Armie Hammer, Lily Collins and Julia Roberts.

Extra Tidbit: When Wolverine first appeared in animated form on "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends", he inexplicably had an Australian accent. An unintentional prediction of the future?
Source: Deadline

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5:38PM on 04/07/2011
Can Marvel really get the rights to Wolverine but not get the X-Men? Wouldn't mind seeing Wolvie in an Avengers sequel
Can Marvel really get the rights to Wolverine but not get the X-Men? Wouldn't mind seeing Wolvie in an Avengers sequel
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3:51PM on 04/07/2011

Japan Update

Today there are reports of another earthquake and another tsunami warning:

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Today there are reports of another earthquake and another tsunami warning:

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4:55PM on 04/07/2011
2012 bitches.

Way to fuck the earth, mankind.
2012 bitches.

Way to fuck the earth, mankind.
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10:03AM on 04/07/2011
Duncan Jones since Slade hasn't done anything good since Hard Candy....I still think Tony Scott would be an awesome choice.
Duncan Jones since Slade hasn't done anything good since Hard Candy....I still think Tony Scott would be an awesome choice.
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9:22AM on 04/07/2011
Extra tidbit: Really? I never knew that. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was so cheesy. 80s cartoon gem.
Extra tidbit: Really? I never knew that. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was so cheesy. 80s cartoon gem.
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7:31AM on 04/07/2011

Jones, yes.

That is all.
That is all.
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4:12AM on 04/07/2011

Tough Call

Duncon Jones is clearly awesome. And hopefully is the studio's first choice. If not Jones than skip Slade, and think outside the box. Get Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) or Jee-Woon Kim (I Saw The Devil). Just imagine what a Wolverine film by Park would be like.
Duncon Jones is clearly awesome. And hopefully is the studio's first choice. If not Jones than skip Slade, and think outside the box. Get Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) or Jee-Woon Kim (I Saw The Devil). Just imagine what a Wolverine film by Park would be like.
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3:18AM on 04/07/2011
Hopefully they can get Duncan Jones. The guy can work a script and his actors into pure gold. Let Slade stay with Daredevil.
Hopefully they can get Duncan Jones. The guy can work a script and his actors into pure gold. Let Slade stay with Daredevil.
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12:11AM on 04/07/2011
Come on Fox, drop the ball on daredevil so Marvel can do it right
Come on Fox, drop the ball on daredevil so Marvel can do it right
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1:58AM on 04/07/2011
Hell yeah. At least then any new script might have one of the Pixar guys vetting it. Love them or hate them, Pixar knows story.
Hell yeah. At least then any new script might have one of the Pixar guys vetting it. Love them or hate them, Pixar knows story.
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11:28PM on 04/06/2011

TIDBIT

prediction? No.

That's just another example of Americans not knowing anything about Canada, most likely.

Lol, ya know it's true... "Ca.. na... da?"
prediction? No.

That's just another example of Americans not knowing anything about Canada, most likely.

Lol, ya know it's true... "Ca.. na... da?"
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12:56AM on 04/07/2011
i don't get what you're saying. you mean they thought canadians had australian accents so they cast an australian voice actor?
i don't get what you're saying. you mean they thought canadians had australian accents so they cast an australian voice actor?
12:01PM on 04/07/2011
bingo. The only americans that are smart enough to know what Canada is are the ones that live close to the border.
bingo. The only americans that are smart enough to know what Canada is are the ones that live close to the border.
11:28PM on 04/06/2011
The Wolverine > Snow White

If Jackman can get Duncan Jones for "The Wolverine" then they should get this done immediately. Duncan Jones was my first choice to replace Aronofsky and am glad that is who they are considering. I think he would do a terrific job bringing my favorite comic book character to life.
The Wolverine > Snow White

If Jackman can get Duncan Jones for "The Wolverine" then they should get this done immediately. Duncan Jones was my first choice to replace Aronofsky and am glad that is who they are considering. I think he would do a terrific job bringing my favorite comic book character to life.
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11:26PM on 04/06/2011

NO - GET A DIRECTOR, PRONTO!

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Or in other words, get somebody good - but don't get David Slade and don't star in Snow White!
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11:30PM on 04/06/2011
I don't trust Slade with this. He style is more appropriate for "Daredevil".
I don't trust Slade with this. He style is more appropriate for "Daredevil".
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