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Hugh Jackman/Aaron Sorkin 'Houdini' Stage Musical Confirmed For 2013-4, Oscar Winner Stephen Schwartz Replaces Danny Elfman

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 5, 2012 9:17 AM
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Even with a sixth reprise (if you count a brief cameo in "X-Men: First Class") of his best-known role in "The Wolverine" tentatively aiming for a start later in the year, the future seems to feature less ass-kicking and more jazz hands for Australian star Hugh Jackman. The actor got his start in musical theater, and was spotted by Bryan Singer on stage in "Oklahoma!" when Dougray Scott had to drop out of the original "X-Men," and while he's best known for his action-adventure roles, he's kept his oar in the world of singing and dancing, with a 2003 run in Broadway show "The Boy From Oz."

James Mangold Calls 'The Wolverine' A Dark Character Piece Like Eastwood's 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 29, 2011 2:21 AM
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'Walk the Line' Director Also Likens It To 'Chinatown,' Calls It A Foreign-Language Super-Hero Drama, Film-Noir & Detective Story; Reveals He Spoke With AronofskyEvidenced by his success with “Cop Land,” “Walk the Line,” “3:10 To Yuma” and “Knight and Day,” James Mangold has a knack for turning populist entertainment into personal expression. But when 20th Century Fox announced that Mangold would be taking on “The Wolverine,” a sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” his fans seemed concerned he might be overwhelmed by the enormity of a franchise sequel, and the constant scrutiny that seems to come with one. (Never mind the fact that he’s directed critical and commercial darlings alike with Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise, and came away with fun, interesting pictures that still feel like they belong to him.) But Mangold told The Playlist that he thought that a sequel was the best place for him to be able to imprint his personality on the property, since he’s unencumbered by the requirements of an ensemble piece or an origin story.

Hugh Jackman Says He's Been Tossing Around Idea Of R-Rated 'The Wolverine' With James Mangold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2011 1:03 AM
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Let's just start this off by saying, this will never happen (at least not in a theatrically released version), but it's fun to dream, so here goes.

Weekend Box Office: 'Real Steel' Takes Number One, Looks More Like Imitation Scrap

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 9, 2011 5:48 AM
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There are only a handful of stars in Hollywood, and Dreamworks gambled on Hugh Jackman being one of them for “Real Steel.” While the picture is hitting number one with a $27 million tally, it’s clear they may have erred. Dreamworks and Disney were very aggressive in marketing this robot boxing movie, but they made three huge mistakes.

Hugh Jackman Trained With Sugar Ray Leonard & More You Need To Know About 'Real Steel'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 4, 2011 4:22 AM
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When “Real Steel” trailers first surfaced earlier in the year, it was difficult to know what to make of the robot boxing film. With Michael Bay’s triple feature letdown of the “The Transformers” trilogy and the unavoidable similarities between "Real Steel” and the kitschy Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots of yesteryear, how could this be anything more than another piece of disposable pop entertainment?

Hugh Jackman Doubts There Will Be A 'X-Men 4' Movie, But Is Still Open To More 'Wolverine' Films

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • September 26, 2011 8:44 AM
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Actor Says He Asked Darren Aronofsky To Helm 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' Before He Dropped Out Of 'The Wolverine'This weekend Hugh Jackman was on hand in Los Angeles to discuss his robot boxing movie, “Real Steel,” which hits theaters October 7th. Early buzz on that flick is good and the studio has enough faith that they’ve already begun development on a sequel. But before that sequel, Jackman will sing alongside Russell Crowe in “Les Miserables” and, once again, return to the role that made him for “The Wolverine,” the much-discussed, long in-development sequel to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Scripted by Christopher McQuarrie, the story is based on Frank Miller’s beloved ‘80s Japanese saga from the comics.

Shawn Levy Confirms He'll Direct 'Real Steel 2,' But Will Have To Wait For Busy Hugh Jackman

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • September 25, 2011 3:39 AM
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Casting Will Decide Whether The Director Shoots 'Fantastic Voyage' Or 'Frankenstein' Next SpringExclusive: Director Shawn Levy is still two weeks away from the release of his robot boxing movie, “Real Steel,” but development work has already begun on a sequel. It’s a show of faith from DreamWorks and producer Steven Spielberg.

'Wolverine' Sequel May Have To Wait Several More Months for Hugh Jackman (Maybe Summer 2012)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 10:53 AM
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Matthew Vaughn Expected To Return For Another 'X-Men: First Class Sequel'While making the rounds to promote the home video release of the surprisingly fun "X-Men: First Class" (tomorrow is "First Friday" or something, 20th Century Fox is making a huge over-done fuss out of this release in hopes to drum up some more revenue, sheesh), producer Lauren Shuler Donner -- who we're sure is a nice lady but on the special features portion of the Blu-ray disc looks like some kind of horrifying wax sculpture brought to life by dark magic to inflict deadly harm on the land of the living -- let loose some details about other projects set within the "X-Men" universe.

New Photo: Jennifer Garner Carves A Car Out Of 'Butter'; Long-Form Synopsis Released

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 27, 2011 1:39 AM
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One of the biggest question marks at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival slate is The Weinstein Company comedy, "Butter." It's a curious picture for several reasons. It's not entirely clear if it's a drama, dramedy or comedy, but the TIFF website firmly says comedy (with elements of "identity" and "politics"), so fine then, maybe it incorporates all those elements. The TIFF site isn't helping either, as one of the loglines say the principal cast is the family at the center of the picture that's played by Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell, plus the African American girl Yara Shahidi, who ends up as a nemesis to Garner's character. Meanwhile, TIFF says the cast is lead by Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman, but all photos released so far are of Garner.

Production On 'The Wolverine' May Be Bumped To Spring 2012 So Hugh Jackman Can Do 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 1:45 AM
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The rocky road to "The Wolverine" continues to bump as yet another delay may push back the film even further.

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