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01.18.2009

UPDATE - Hugh Jackman himself wrote Ain't It Cool to help dispel some of the rumors below. Says Hugh: "I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations." So there, negative nellies! Click here to head AICN to read more from Hugh as well as to see an exclusive new still from the film featuring Deadpool, Gambit, Sabretooth and Silver Fox!

I don't think it's a big secret that the original shoot for X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was one that was plagued with issues. This big issue was reportedly that Fox was unhappy with what director Gavin Hood had been shooting. Further rumors said that Richard Donner (SUPERMAN) was on set to "help" Gavin along (though the flip side to that is that he was there because his wife, Laura, produced the X-MEN movies). Now though we get a report that there are "extensive" WOLVERINE reshoots about to take place in Vancouver. Normally every film, no matter how major or minor, would have a few days of pick-up shots built into their schedule after production. But Collider is reporting this is much more than just pick-up shots. They're sources are saying this is much bigger than that. The good news is that Hood is still in the director's chair and is controlling these reshoots (that's theoretically good news since we don't really know what's going on here). Fox claims this shoot was always planned to film specific weather conditions they couldn't get in Australia. What's more they apparently even considered bringing in some journalists to cover the reshoots (a strange move if they've got something to hide).

Look, I don't really care if they spend the next three months spending their newfound WATCHMEN money to throw a week-long kegger up in the woods of British Columbia. Just make me a good WOLVERINE movie. I've been waiting for this for a long time. For more on the story head to Collider to read the whole article.

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Extra Tidbit: Is there still time to put Hugh Jackman in the Weapon X helmet?
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8:06PM on 01/19/2009
Very poorly written title again..makes it seem like the whole damn movie is being done all over again..its funny how other sites add 2 more letters and say RESHOOTS, a site like JoBlo should know better. shame
Very poorly written title again..makes it seem like the whole damn movie is being done all over again..its funny how other sites add 2 more letters and say RESHOOTS, a site like JoBlo should know better. shame
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6:04AM on 01/19/2009

AN ADAPTATION IS....

Oh and btw, in response to my own comment below and some I read thereafter, I clearly understand what an adaptation is and that isn't really what I'm complaining about anyway. Chris Nolan took the liberty of altering The Joker to a huge, huge degree and that only made the movie better so I'm all in for a lil' director's input. What I AM pissed about is the fact that a character like Wolverine, just oozing with mass potential, is screwed upside-down and whored out just to make an extra buck.
Oh and btw, in response to my own comment below and some I read thereafter, I clearly understand what an adaptation is and that isn't really what I'm complaining about anyway. Chris Nolan took the liberty of altering The Joker to a huge, huge degree and that only made the movie better so I'm all in for a lil' director's input. What I AM pissed about is the fact that a character like Wolverine, just oozing with mass potential, is screwed upside-down and whored out just to make an extra buck. Hugh Jackman is awesome no doubt, and he's not to be blamed in any way, but the studios keep pushing for a more 'kid-friendly' version of the berserker-prone mutie. Ask any fan and he'll tell you that Wolverine isn't really the friendly neighbor next door. He deserves better. Fox will only give us a watered-down, PG-13, not much gore, no or very little blood, and kinda 'do-good' version of Logan. He. deserves. better.

Just look at the trailer. Sure, the fight scene between Wolvie and Sabretooth was appealing and all but how much cooler would it have been if they threw all that martial-arts stuff out the window and went at it like rabid, angry, wild dogs. That's who they are; mutants with the heightened instincts of any wild carnivorous animal!

Oh and as for my Zack Snyder comment, I know he's not the DaVinci of our time but the man knows how to stick to the source material. He's far, far better than Frank Miller as a director and has found his own niche. I'm not saying he should have directed Wolverine, I'm just saying Wolverine needs a director LIKE Snyder. I like Gavin Hood, no doubt, but he isn't a comic book fan. To really KNOW Wolverine, you've gotta' be a comic book fan. And that doesnt happen just by digesting a bunch of graphic novels in a week.
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3:52AM on 01/19/2009
You're forgetting the filming in new Zealand... Yeah... we do stuff too...
You're forgetting the filming in new Zealand... Yeah... we do stuff too...
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5:11PM on 01/18/2009
This movie is going to be cool. Re-shooting isn't really a big deal. The movie should be a good finished product in the end.
This movie is going to be cool. Re-shooting isn't really a big deal. The movie should be a good finished product in the end.
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4:17PM on 01/18/2009

Jackman is good, but

"reaching out" like this reeks of damage control. The way Hollywwod peeps use the internet to "reach out" to us is just overkill. Joining a pic is nice and all, but c'mon Hugh... "Badass"? If that's not trying to reach out to the lowest common denominator IDK what it is. This movie smells like another Fox debacle. Gavin Hood or not, trying to be dark and action packed just for the sake of it don't always suit well the untutored directors on their first big budget movie. Quantum of Solace,
"reaching out" like this reeks of damage control. The way Hollywwod peeps use the internet to "reach out" to us is just overkill. Joining a pic is nice and all, but c'mon Hugh... "Badass"? If that's not trying to reach out to the lowest common denominator IDK what it is. This movie smells like another Fox debacle. Gavin Hood or not, trying to be dark and action packed just for the sake of it don't always suit well the untutored directors on their first big budget movie. Quantum of Solace, anyone?
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4:06PM on 01/18/2009
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2:42PM on 01/18/2009
idk i thought the trailer looked pretty good.

and if tdk means fox is letting hood push a darker flick im not complaining.
idk i thought the trailer looked pretty good.

and if tdk means fox is letting hood push a darker flick im not complaining.
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1:36PM on 01/18/2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Not sure what to think really. I was so hyped for this movie, but the trailer sucked IMO.
Not sure what to think really. I was so hyped for this movie, but the trailer sucked IMO.
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1:36PM on 01/18/2009

What is the complain really about ?

I understand there are lots of fans out there, Im not one of them, though I liked Bryan Singer's X-Men movies, I never read any comic books, its not part of how I grew up. But is there something people dont understand in the meaning of ADAPTATION ??? I mean, if you allow a director or a screenwriter to take liberties with a novel, which is absolutely fine - or it would be pointless artisticly speaking to just copy whatever already exists - why shouldnt a filmmaker be allowed to do the same with
I understand there are lots of fans out there, Im not one of them, though I liked Bryan Singer's X-Men movies, I never read any comic books, its not part of how I grew up. But is there something people dont understand in the meaning of ADAPTATION ??? I mean, if you allow a director or a screenwriter to take liberties with a novel, which is absolutely fine - or it would be pointless artisticly speaking to just copy whatever already exists - why shouldnt a filmmaker be allowed to do the same with a comic book or a graphic novel ???

Frank Miller did what he wanted with the Batman character when he decided to write The Dark Knight, he created Elektra in the Daredevil universe, so Im guessing, a director, whoever he is, has the fucking right to do whatever he wants with a comic book character as well. Its called art, or [link] if you arent happy with that, just go hide under your mom's skirt.

And why do people keep wanting Zack Snyder ? Dawn of the Dead was as fun as having sex with Asian twins, and thats a lot of fun, but 300, despite very cool visuals and awesome battle scenes, was just like another boring music video with laughable dialogues - not all of them - and even if Watchmen looks like something that will rock, the man is no God, he is just a better version of Michael Bay,a lot better, but he is a copycat, not a real artist in my opinion.
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12:25PM on 01/18/2009
I say F the haters. Been an X-men fan all my life and I say this looks like a kick ass movie. I'll be there opening day.
I say F the haters. Been an X-men fan all my life and I say this looks like a kick ass movie. I'll be there opening day.
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3:05AM on 01/18/2009

I AGREE WITH ReiSoryuh

As long as Fox is behind the wheel, true fans of the character are never going to get what they / we want. People have been calling me an 'overly-critical jerk' ever since the trailer debuted, since it looks so damn awesome and all that. Honestly I don't see the awesomeness and there's nothing in there that looks badass except for Hugh Jackman. The dude rocks as the feral mutant.

Take note, Wolverine is my all-time fave comic character next to the Bat, so for me to say I don't give a shit
As long as Fox is behind the wheel, true fans of the character are never going to get what they / we want. People have been calling me an 'overly-critical jerk' ever since the trailer debuted, since it looks so damn awesome and all that. Honestly I don't see the awesomeness and there's nothing in there that looks badass except for Hugh Jackman. The dude rocks as the feral mutant.

Take note, Wolverine is my all-time fave comic character next to the Bat, so for me to say I don't give a shit about this flick is a LOT! The movie's gonna' make shiploads of cash and will be called a success because of that. Storywise, it's going to be nothing special. Wolverine deserves a director like Zack Snyner who will stay true to the comics, a studio like Warner or even Marvel's own, and a solid R rating. Anything less will equal bullcrap.

Thank you for letting me vent out all that anger. For the dozenth time; why is Gambit in this movie again? Isn't this 20years before the first X-Men film? And why is Josh Holloway NOT Gambit? Damnit! Too many commercial actors in there that are making this film look fuc*in' cheap, dudes!
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12:58AM on 01/17/2009
It's going to suck. I called it the first time I saw fat ass Liev in his "Sabretooth" costume eating a donut and smoking a cigarette.
It's going to suck. I called it the first time I saw fat ass Liev in his "Sabretooth" costume eating a donut and smoking a cigarette.
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7:40PM on 01/16/2009
Like I've been saying, **** Fox.
Like I've been saying, **** Fox.
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6:10PM on 01/16/2009
As long as the studio didn't force Hood to reshoot then its no big deal. There could be 1001 reasons for these reshoots, and really only one of those reasons are bad.

The film has a lot of good and bad things going for it (pity about Gambit), but unless it gets horrible reviews from people I trust, then I'll be seeing this in theaters.
As long as the studio didn't force Hood to reshoot then its no big deal. There could be 1001 reasons for these reshoots, and really only one of those reasons are bad.

The film has a lot of good and bad things going for it (pity about Gambit), but unless it gets horrible reviews from people I trust, then I'll be seeing this in theaters.
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5:57PM on 01/16/2009

bleh..

it seems like these guys are taking a lot of liberties w/ the wolverine story for this movie. that's the issue that i have w/ brian singer's super hero films as well.
it seems like these guys are taking a lot of liberties w/ the wolverine story for this movie. that's the issue that i have w/ brian singer's super hero films as well.
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2:12PM on 01/16/2009
here's to hoping it's to add more of the Regeneratin' Degenerate, the Merc with a Mouth: Deadpool!
here's to hoping it's to add more of the Regeneratin' Degenerate, the Merc with a Mouth: Deadpool!
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1:57PM on 01/16/2009
i dunno.. I mean, I dug X-Men, X2 is one of my favorite movies, and I wanted all who worked on X-Men III to burn in hell, but this looks eh. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I need a better trailer or something... but... not really that pumped for it. I'll def. check out the DVD at some point.

I only wish this movie made me go nuts and run to line right now.
i dunno.. I mean, I dug X-Men, X2 is one of my favorite movies, and I wanted all who worked on X-Men III to burn in hell, but this looks eh. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I need a better trailer or something... but... not really that pumped for it. I'll def. check out the DVD at some point.

I only wish this movie made me go nuts and run to line right now.
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1:05PM on 01/16/2009

PICK-UP SHOTS

As long as director Gavin Hood is still in the director's chair while these shoots are taking place, then I have hope that he will only make this film better, I can't wait for X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE.
As long as director Gavin Hood is still in the director's chair while these shoots are taking place, then I have hope that he will only make this film better, I can't wait for X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE.
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12:45PM on 01/16/2009

ReiSoryuh

I'll tell you why... because genre fans make due with what they can get. So called flaws, or improvements... whatever man! So long as Jackman looks cool in this and goes on a berserker rampage, their money is spent, and they'll be happy to do so. Oh look, Gambit!! We keeping getting half-assed shit because we spend the money on it. If a genre picture hits a few solid points, rather then being disappointed that the rest of the film isn't as good as it should be to support those moments or
I'll tell you why... because genre fans make due with what they can get. So called flaws, or improvements... whatever man! So long as Jackman looks cool in this and goes on a berserker rampage, their money is spent, and they'll be happy to do so. Oh look, Gambit!! We keeping getting half-assed shit because we spend the money on it. If a genre picture hits a few solid points, rather then being disappointed that the rest of the film isn't as good as it should be to support those moments or elements that REALLY work, the majority thank their lucky stars they got anything and forgive the rest as "just the way it is". These movies aren't made to be all they can be... Its a shitty process, and one that's bitched about, yet embraced, over and over again.

PS - Can someone direct me to the films that give you faith in Gavin Hood's direction? Rendition was forgettable, and his break-through, Tsotsi, was slightly over-rated.
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12:20PM on 01/16/2009
I said this shit from day one and every told me that I was being an ass.
This flick is a stupid idea. It's never, never, never, never going to live up to what the true fans want and it's going to be way too chaotic (and thus seems stupid) for people who aren't fans.

Why are they wasting our time and money and theirs on this pointless film.
I said this shit from day one and every told me that I was being an ass.
This flick is a stupid idea. It's never, never, never, never going to live up to what the true fans want and it's going to be way too chaotic (and thus seems stupid) for people who aren't fans.

Why are they wasting our time and money and theirs on this pointless film.
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12:18PM on 01/16/2009
Wolverine should be a dark film no doubt. Chances are we will get an uber dark Power Pack flic.
Wolverine should be a dark film no doubt. Chances are we will get an uber dark Power Pack flic.
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11:55AM on 01/16/2009

I fucking knew it!

Yeah, this puts a shroud of doubt over this project for me. I didnt feel right about it the first time I saw the previews..this only confirms the fact that this movie, just. might. blow.
Yeah, this puts a shroud of doubt over this project for me. I didnt feel right about it the first time I saw the previews..this only confirms the fact that this movie, just. might. blow.
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11:51AM on 01/16/2009

I'm Worried

I'm starting to have pretty substantial fears that despite it's potential awesomeness, this movie is going to suck. Should be rated R for a start.
I'm starting to have pretty substantial fears that despite it's potential awesomeness, this movie is going to suck. Should be rated R for a start.
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10:27AM on 01/16/2009

Weak movie...

guaranteed, this movie will disappoint.

The real question is, is there still time to remove loads of stuff that they surely crammed into this movie and make a proper series out of it? There's no way they're gonna make a good movie with that many characters, eras, all while telling his origin. This is gonna be a rushed, over-produced piece. That scene prior to his transformation where he asks him to change the tags to Wolverine tells me they're cutting loads of corners. Sigh...
guaranteed, this movie will disappoint.

The real question is, is there still time to remove loads of stuff that they surely crammed into this movie and make a proper series out of it? There's no way they're gonna make a good movie with that many characters, eras, all while telling his origin. This is gonna be a rushed, over-produced piece. That scene prior to his transformation where he asks him to change the tags to Wolverine tells me they're cutting loads of corners. Sigh...
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10:17AM on 01/16/2009
They're probably making the movie shitty. Fox probably hates it because fans will like it or it makes people think (God forbid).
They're probably making the movie shitty. Fox probably hates it because fans will like it or it makes people think (God forbid).
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9:59AM on 01/16/2009

Bryan Singer

If Bryan Singer would have directed this, then these problems would not have appeared. Same goes for X3. I'm a big Wolverine fan (Like 90% of comics readers) but if this movie turns out to be as bad as X3 I swear I'm gonna ask for my money back >:(
If Bryan Singer would have directed this, then these problems would not have appeared. Same goes for X3. I'm a big Wolverine fan (Like 90% of comics readers) but if this movie turns out to be as bad as X3 I swear I'm gonna ask for my money back >:(
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9:38AM on 01/16/2009
Fox can eat all the dicks
Fox can eat all the dicks
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9:27AM on 01/16/2009
That Wolverine trailer is awesome. Hopefully these reshoots will maintain the theme and feel that I saw in the trailers. If they can pull this off, Magneto Origins might have a bright future. But honestly I expect to see some more spinoffs on X-Men characters.
That Wolverine trailer is awesome. Hopefully these reshoots will maintain the theme and feel that I saw in the trailers. If they can pull this off, Magneto Origins might have a bright future. But honestly I expect to see some more spinoffs on X-Men characters.
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9:08AM on 01/16/2009
Fox better not be messing anything up...
After those rumors that they wanted things 'less dark' I've been very sceptical. Well, it's Fox, so I'm always sceptical, but even more so after those rumours.

It's WOLVERINE! Let it be dark and brooding damnit.
Fox better not be messing anything up...
After those rumors that they wanted things 'less dark' I've been very sceptical. Well, it's Fox, so I'm always sceptical, but even more so after those rumours.

It's WOLVERINE! Let it be dark and brooding damnit.
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