'The Wolverine' is not what you expect. It is very much a self-contained, somewhat “smaller” superhero movie. More straightforward thriller/noir/espionage film than CGI-heavy slugfest. It's less of a surprise, however, when you look at director James Mangold's body of work.
From 'Cop Land' to 'Girl, Interrupted' to '3:10 To Yuma' to 'Walk the Line' to 'Knight and Day' (which I really liked, by the way) to 'Identity' to 'Heavy,' he's had a go at nearly every genre. Now he's teamed up with Hugh Jackman, taking Logan from atop a hermit's mountain to the bullet trains of Japan.
I had the good fortune to speak with Mangold recently, and he really knows his stuff when it comes to movies.
Just days after the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cast and crew surprised the Hall H audience at Comic-Con 2013 with a panel featuring debut footage, the Bryan Singer-directed 'First Class' sequel has dropped the first two posters.
The Comic-Con 2013 panel from 20th Century Fox was pegged as a must-see event at the convention; not only were fans foaming at the mouth for the latest offerings from 'The Wolverine' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' -- the former prepping for release on July 26 -- but also for some sort of reveal for Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
Who doesn't love the 'X-Men' around here? We know that we surely do. And in honor of San Diego Comic-Con kicking off, we figured we'd showcase one of the most iconic characters in comic book history: Jean Grey as the Dark Phoenix.
Comic-Con 2013 is almost upon us, and one of the more hoped-for panels is the one for 20th Century Fox. Fans have been hoping to catch an update or two on Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' and, though shy of an official announcement, a panel will reportedly happened. In fact, we've already stumbled on some of the "big surprises" coming our way.
After 'X-Force' comic creator Robert Liefeld revealed that 20th Century Fox had a film adaptation of his series "in development," word was that some form of announcement would be made during next week's Comic-Con convention in San Diego. Well, Christmas has come a bit early.
In the wake of 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' 20th Century Fox planned a series of 'X-Men Origins' movies, with each film focusing on the early years of a particular mutant. As you know, a Wolverine one got made and the much talked about Magneto movie did not. However, a statement from a certain influential comic book writer has the internet buzzing again -- what became of that Magneto movie? Will it ever actually get made?
The 'X-Men' franchise has generally been kind to 20th Century Fox, with its massive stable of mutant superheroes leading to hits like 'X2' and 'X-Men: First Class.' However, it looks like the studio is looking to expand its horizons a bit and cast a spotlight on a corner of their share of the Marvel Universe that has been neglected so far. Are you ready for an 'X-Force' movie?
Bryan Singer has treated us to yet another mysterious behind-the-scenes photo from the set of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' this time giving us an early glimpse of the much talked-about character of Quicksilver (aka Pietro Maximoff)!
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