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The Wolverine's claws could be sheathed, at least until next year

08.24.2011

For a hunky, lethal and essentially unkillable guy, Wolverine sure has some lousy luck. His lady friends tend to die, his memory is for shit, his origin movie was rubbish, and he can't seem to get a second solo film going.

While promoting the upcoming REAL STEEL recently, Hugh Jackman has been reiterating that James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA) would be directing THE WOLVERINE, and that the movie would likely begin filming in October.

Now Deadline hears conflicting reports that the Japan adventure of the irascible mutant might not go before cameras until early 2012 -- which basically slays any chance of Fox getting the movie (or any mutant presence) in theaters next year.

They claim that finding necessary shooting locations in Japan could prove tricky and that the production will (at least partially) end up in Vancouver, and that Jackman will first work his pipes in the musical LES MISERABLES before slicing his way through the Asian archipelago.

The story is set almost entirely in Japan, and reportedly follows the popular 80s comic story pitting Logan against a ninja clan. Our hero will also face the Silver Samurai and find his true love, who almost assuredly will meet a tragic fate. Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) penned the script.

Extra Tidbit: The X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE videogame, which is exponentially more entertaining than the movie, implied that Nightcrawler was the offspring of Mystique and teleporter John Wraith.
Source: Deadline

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12:39AM on 08/26/2011
I still say if Origins was nothing but Jackman and Schrieber it would have been amazing. The Wolv/Sabretooth story was awesome the rest of it was trash.
I still say if Origins was nothing but Jackman and Schrieber it would have been amazing. The Wolv/Sabretooth story was awesome the rest of it was trash.
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4:48PM on 08/25/2011

Hey, I Have An Idea....

DON'T MAKE A WOLVERINE SEQUEL!!! The first one SUCKED BALLS!
DON'T MAKE A WOLVERINE SEQUEL!!! The first one SUCKED BALLS!
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11:43AM on 08/25/2011
I can wait, for Hugh Jackman never lets down, even if he's in a bad film, he just does not. As for the Extra Tidbit: that was weird, considering the fact that Azazel is the real one.
I can wait, for Hugh Jackman never lets down, even if he's in a bad film, he just does not. As for the Extra Tidbit: that was weird, considering the fact that Azazel is the real one.
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10:35AM on 08/25/2011
Seems less and less likely that this movie is going to get made.
And wasn't Nightcrawler actually the offspring of Mystique with Azazel?
Seems less and less likely that this movie is going to get made.
And wasn't Nightcrawler actually the offspring of Mystique with Azazel?
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10:30AM on 08/25/2011
Give it a bad ass script, have the director of The Tournament take the helm, and go for a hard R.
Give it a bad ass script, have the director of The Tournament take the helm, and go for a hard R.
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9:46AM on 08/25/2011
I am a fan of the original 'Wolverine'. I don't care if I get thumbs down, the movie was entertaining as hell.
I am a fan of the original 'Wolverine'. I don't care if I get thumbs down, the movie was entertaining as hell.
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12:48AM on 08/25/2011

extra tidbit wrong

nightcrawler is the son of mystique and azazel....and now you know lol
nightcrawler is the son of mystique and azazel....and now you know lol
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4:56AM on 08/25/2011
The extra tidbit isn't wrong though. In the game it was implied he was the son of Mystique and Wraith. It might not match the comics, but it is what happened.
The extra tidbit isn't wrong though. In the game it was implied he was the son of Mystique and Wraith. It might not match the comics, but it is what happened.
8:08AM on 08/25/2011
Surely azazel's appearance in first class alongside mystique implies more than the game does, god the continuity of these films are everywhere...
Surely azazel's appearance in first class alongside mystique implies more than the game does, god the continuity of these films are everywhere...
3:44PM on 08/25/2011
Yeah, I'm aware that was Nightcrawler's comic origin -- because it was the story arc so terrible that I finally quit reading the series after 20 years.

But the game was different.
Yeah, I'm aware that was Nightcrawler's comic origin -- because it was the story arc so terrible that I finally quit reading the series after 20 years.

But the game was different.
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12:42AM on 08/25/2011

My wish:

Keep pushing it back...until Aronofsky is available to direct this again.
Keep pushing it back...until Aronofsky is available to direct this again.
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11:45PM on 08/24/2011

sure, why not?

Id rather wait an extra year than have a crappy movie rushed. Origins sucked so much.

i keep saying this, but is the "Les Mis" movie still moving forward. Yeah Xmen is anticipated but Les Mis has been buzzed and delayed for almost 30 years
Id rather wait an extra year than have a crappy movie rushed. Origins sucked so much.

i keep saying this, but is the "Les Mis" movie still moving forward. Yeah Xmen is anticipated but Les Mis has been buzzed and delayed for almost 30 years
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11:18PM on 08/24/2011
I'm torn between waiting and doing it 100% right and wanting to see it ASAP because the story they are adapting is just so epic.

BTW- Saying Origins is bad as a statement of fact is asinine. It was a quality effort that, while not great, was certainly better than 75% of most summer films.
I'm torn between waiting and doing it 100% right and wanting to see it ASAP because the story they are adapting is just so epic.

BTW- Saying Origins is bad as a statement of fact is asinine. It was a quality effort that, while not great, was certainly better than 75% of most summer films.
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11:26PM on 08/24/2011
False. Origins was abysmal. Worse than Green Lantern.
False. Origins was abysmal. Worse than Green Lantern.
11:33PM on 08/24/2011
No. Origins was one of the WORST movies i have ever seen and raped nearly everything about x-men.
No. Origins was one of the WORST movies i have ever seen and raped nearly everything about x-men.
12:11AM on 08/25/2011
I like how the definition of fact has changed... maybe Merriam changed it without telling Webster.

The fact is movies are subjective regardless what the general consensus is. Do I like Wolverine origins? Nope. Do I fault someone for for liking it? Nope.
Also, tossing around the word rape about a comic book movie implies a general lack of compassion for those who have suffered at the hands of others. Nothing that could happen to a property warrants that strong of a word.
I like how the definition of fact has changed... maybe Merriam changed it without telling Webster.

The fact is movies are subjective regardless what the general consensus is. Do I like Wolverine origins? Nope. Do I fault someone for for liking it? Nope.
Also, tossing around the word rape about a comic book movie implies a general lack of compassion for those who have suffered at the hands of others. Nothing that could happen to a property warrants that strong of a word.
1:10AM on 08/25/2011
first of all facts all really in my opinion just a general consensus. and are only as true as the arguement is used. so to say wolverine is bad without reference to why is what i think is asinine. now i personally always thought that it was what most is but because of how "awesome" the the audience perceives the character in the comic. wolverine ends up falling way flat, its a simple 3/5 a fair movie. where as we all knew it coulda been a 4/5 or even a 5/5. but i can watch it and actually enjoy
first of all facts all really in my opinion just a general consensus. and are only as true as the arguement is used. so to say wolverine is bad without reference to why is what i think is asinine. now i personally always thought that it was what most is but because of how "awesome" the the audience perceives the character in the comic. wolverine ends up falling way flat, its a simple 3/5 a fair movie. where as we all knew it coulda been a 4/5 or even a 5/5. but i can watch it and actually enjoy it as a movie in its own right
9:35AM on 08/25/2011
I though Origins was awful, but nothing wrong with you liking it. You don't have to defend yourself.
I though Origins was awful, but nothing wrong with you liking it. You don't have to defend yourself.
10:37AM on 08/25/2011
As abysmal as Wolvie Origins was (some of the FX were just total shit, and the movie had a cheap, made for TV look at times), it was still better than Green Lantern. I can turn on Origins on cable and be pretty entertained, while knowing it wasn't a perfect effort.
As abysmal as Wolvie Origins was (some of the FX were just total shit, and the movie had a cheap, made for TV look at times), it was still better than Green Lantern. I can turn on Origins on cable and be pretty entertained, while knowing it wasn't a perfect effort.
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