ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we have 'Wolverine' soundtrack details, ‘Man of Steel’ sequel speculation and release dates for the next two ‘Spider-Man’ movies!
The other day, rumblings were felt throughout the X-Mansion and beyond: Hugh Jackman may leave the adamantium claws behind and stop playing Wolverine. Of course, this would lead one to believe that the role would eventually be recast. To use a psychiatrist cliché, how would that make you feel?
Hugh Jackman has been playing the clawed, mutant superhero Wolverine since the first 'X-Men' movie back in 2000; a run that has spanned six films. Like all things that last longer than a decade, it's starting to get a little old for Jackman. Although we can still look forward to his take on the iconic superhero in 'The Wolverine' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' it sounds like Jackman's days as an X-Man are coming to a close.
One of the stickier problems with the Marvel movie universe is that the rights to various characters are split up amongst many separate studios, meaning that the X-Men could never meet up with Spider-Man like they could in the comics. However, that hasn't stopped fans from daydreaming about these characters crossing paths someday. Now, with even Hugh Jackman chatting about the possibility of 'The Wolverine' meeting up with 'The Avengers' those dreams may now feel the slightest bit more real.
Between 'Iron Man 3' and 'Man of Steel,' 'The Wolverine' has almost been the forgotten superhero movie this summer (which seems almost impossible considering Wolverine is one of the most popular comic book characters around). But Fox is looking to change that with this brand new 'Wolverine' trailer - giving us our biggest, and best, look at the film yet.
Good news, Wolverine fans! 20th Century Fox announced a new trailer will be hitting the airwaves tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) at 6 AM PST. In anticipation of this event, the studio released a couple new posters!
We're so lucky to be getting not one but TWO 'X-Men' movies in the span of two years. First up is 'The Wolverine,' coming at us this July, while 2014 will see Bryan Singer return to the director's seat for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' While these two flicks are seemingly separate adventures for their respective heroes, could there possibly be some underlying connection between them? Could a possible secret cameo from an 'X-Men' alum flow 'The Wolverine' right into 'Days of Future Past'?