As announced at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis) finally brings an anime-styled adaptation of Marvel Comics “Wolverine” to life. It will be screened as G4Tv’s newest program with help from Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan.
As predicted, last week Comic-Con brought huge hints for upcoming comic books series as well as adapted films, including the highly anticipated The Wolverine. With the close premier date of Real Steel on October, it was obvious that Hugh Jackman would make his way to the event in order to help promote this upcoming robot boxing drama. Aside from that, this prominent actor also spoke a bit revealing The Wolverine villain.
It’s been forever since we had 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel at the top of our must watch list. It’s not like Marvel does not want to make a sequel, but a few sources reported about the obstacles which bogged down production. The “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky who was initially going to direct this Marvel Comics adaption film, for personal reason, passed on this project all of a sudden. Then a tragic earthquakes struck the shooting location in Japan that would further delay the shooting.
After the departure of director Darren Aronofsky from ‘The Wolverine’, Fox announced a shortlist of directors who might replace him for this Marvel project; one of potential candidate was “Never Let Me Go” director Mark Romanek. News comes that Mr. Romanek has also stepped down from the project. It is a shame that another director has also stepped away from this film and therefore cutting the shortlist of directors to seven.
Talking to Digital Spy, Romanek said that the material wasn’t quite up his alley, even though he complimented a bit on McQuarrie script.
G4 has just launched a three and half minute clip of one of four new animation projects by Marvel Anime. This new clip of the “Wolverine” anime is in Japanese but will be dubbed in English when it debuts on G4 in July.
In this brief teaser, you can see Logan slicing his way through some invisible baddies with his claws in New York. It’s actually pretty cool since the spot takes place on top of a skyscraper and you just know he’ll have to leap off the building to save some poor guy who has fallen over the edge.
Darren Aronofsky, the academy award-nominated director behind “Black Swan,” has officially left the X-Men movie: “The Wolverine.” The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the news of Aronofsky quitting the project. Whoa, David Slade must be really pissed since we know he was dumped as the director for this movie when the talented Aronofsky was selected.
According to Darren Aronofsky, he said, “As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of “The Wolverine” would keep me out of the country for almost a year.” Read the rest of this entry »
Frankly, after that scary psychological thriller, this sounds like the smart play for Darren Aronofsky, who will be sitting in the director’s chair for “The Wolverine” — winning the gig from the previous candidate, David Slade. Hugh Jackman, eating 6 meals a day to get into Wolverine-shape, expects this next installment of the X-Men franchise to be more substantial and thoughtful with Aronofsky at the helm. The two met on the set of “The Fountain” in 2006.
After viewing the Thor trailer all I could think of was, this movie looks like its going to suck! Every time they show Thor, he’s not wearing the helmet, why do these actors need so much face-time? Thor isn’t the only one to go down this road, why is it so hard for Hollywood to give Fans the iconic masks we love?