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'The Wolverine' Review

by Jordan Hoffman July 26, 2013 @ 7:02 AM
20th Century Fox
'The Wolverine' is unlike any other superhero ever made. It is, for the first three quarters of its running time anyway, just a “regular movie” that happens to star a guy with magical mutant powers. There have been films that tried to realistically portray what reality would be like if ordinary people put on a cape and mask ('Super' and 'Kick-Ass,' namely) but this reverses it. 'The Wolverine' doesn't show our world with a comic book injection, it shows a comic book world with an injection from our world. And by our world I mean conventional, Hollywood thriller/noir/dramas.
It's a neat trick. But don't get too excited. There are two big issues. One, the “regular movie” at the heart of 'The Wolverine' isn't that interesting – it's a fairly by-the-book tale of corporate corruption, family drama and the mob. Two, there's that final quarter of the film, where 'The Wolverine' craps the bed and slouches toward every comic book movie cliché, most of them done poorly.

Facts You Maybe Didn't Know About Wolverine

by Jacob Hall July 24, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
20th Century Fox
Next year, Marvel's mutant superhero known as Wolverine will turn 40. That's four decades of stories. Four decades of being one of the most popular comic book characters on the planet. Four decades of amazing comics and more than a few lousy comics. And, of course, four decades of trivia.

'The Wolverine' Director James Mangold on Making a New Kind of Superhero Movie

by Jordan Hoffman July 24, 2013 @ 7:16 AM
20th Century Fox
'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.

Comic-Con 2013: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Panel Confirms Mysterious Roles, Debuts First Footage and More!

by Nick Romano July 20, 2013 @ 7:06 PM
Bryan Singer
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.'

'The Wolverine' Unleashes New International Spot

by Britt Hayes July 18, 2013 @ 8:15 AM
20th Century Fox
We're just a little over a week away from the release of 'The Wolverine,' and judging by the trailers, we're in for a much better time than 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.' This new international TV spot continues the trend of highlighting Logan/Wolverine's trip to Japan, where an old friend promises he can remove the adamantium from our hero's body -- putting his life in more danger than it's ever been.

'The Wolverine' Post-Credits Scene Will Tease 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

by Jacob Hall July 17, 2013 @ 10:01 AM
Bryan Singer, Twitter
It's a really good time to be a fan of the X-Men. You've got 'The Wolverine' arriving next week and you have the increasingly epic 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opening next summer. What could be better? How about a little taste of the latter at the end of the former?

Comic-Con 2013: Fox Will Bring 'The Wolverine,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and a Surprise

by Damon Houx July 12, 2013 @ 7:55 PM
20th Century Fox/ Matt Reeves, Twitter
20th Century Fox is one of the last studios to announce their Comic-Con 2013 plans, but they're promising that the wait was worth it by bringing not only 'The Wolverine' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to Hall H, they're also going to bring a surprise.

Hugh Jackman Has Spoken to Marvel About a Mega Superhero Crossover Movie

by Eric Walkuski July 12, 2013 @ 8:56 AM
Marvel/20th Century Fox/Sony Pictures
Hugh Jackman is currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming superhero film 'The Wolverine', so naturally he's going to be bombarded with questions about the character's future and crossover potential. Thankfully, Jackman is apparently game for anything - especially a scenario where Wolverine meets up with 'The Avengers' and/or Spider-Man. And he's got a pretty good idea on how to make it happen.