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James Mangold To Direct Joe Namath Biopic, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Farris No Longer Have 'Good Luck'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2014 9:39 AM
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“The Wolverine” director James Mangold may be all sewn up to helm the spin-off’s sequel for a pending release date sometime after 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not lining up work in the meantime.

Hugh Jackman Swears The Next ‘Wolverine’ Movie Is His Last (Ok, 99.9% Sure)

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 30, 2014 4:38 PM
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If you’ve thought of Hugh Jackman as the boy who cried Wolfverine, you’d have a point. The actor has said about a trillion times now (ok, two or three times) that this is it for him and “The Wolverine” role. He’s tired of taking cold showers to get angry and in-character for the role. He’s exhausted with the diet and workout he has to extend out for months (lots of all-boiled chicken and weights). Hugh Jackman doesn’t mind playing Wolverine, he’s just isn't a huge fan of the physical preparation it takes to play him.

Fox Sets ‘Daredevil’ Reboot Writer To Pen The Next ‘Wolverine’ Film

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 23, 2014 11:06 AM
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More and more, film studios are pulling a Babe Ruth: pointing at the upper deck and signaling where their would-be home run is going to fly once the bat connects (always assume the bat will connect of course). While it’s bold flag-staking, this approach is in many ways anti-development and horse before the cart. And of course, it’s all business driven. Instead of the old days: “lets develop a sequel and when it’s ready, plan a release around it,” the new game plan is: “ok, we’ve given ourselves two years, the clock is ticking go.”

Marc Webb Won't Direct 'Spider-Man 4,' James Mangold To Shoot ‘Wolverine 2’ After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 17, 2014 9:24 AM
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Were it not for the encouragement of Sony chief Amy Pascal, Marc Webb revealed at SXSW last week, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its upcoming two sequels would’ve passed right by the “(500) Days of Summer” director’s path as “the stupidest thing” he’d ever heard. As vibrant a studio playground as the Marvel franchise has been for Webb the last few years, we’ve been eager to see what he can do outside it, and now it appears he’s been having similar thoughts.

James Mangold To Direct Former Oliver Stone/Leonardo DiCaprio Project 'The Deep Blue Good-By'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 3:24 PM
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As you know, Leonardo DiCaprio signs up for a lot of projects, and as you might expect, not all of them get made. Way back in 2010, the actor was attached to star in "The Deep Blue Good-By," with Oliver Stone to direct. It was viewed as a potential franchise starter, but for whatever reason, it never really got moving and the pair moved on. But now, 20th Century Fox are turning to James Mangold to make to it happen.

Watch: James Mangold's 'Call Of Duty' Ad With Megan Fox, Jon M. Chu's Musical Virgin Airlines Spot & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2013 12:37 PM
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It’s tough finding funding for a non-tentpole these days and it’s only getting harder, so what’s a director to do? How about shooting a commercial on the fly to keep the juices flowing and the lights on?

James Mangold & Hugh Jackman To Return For 'The Wolverine' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 9:43 AM
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“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” Hugh Jackman said about returning for another "The Wolverine" movie in the run-up to this summer's film. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.” And while those compelling reasons are yet to be declared, it's probably a safe bet that the movie's $413 million worldwide haul—making it the second best performing X-Men movie ever—has something to do with it.

'Cop Land' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now Too, James Mangold Back To Write The Pilot & Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 5:11 PM
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While the idea of movies being spun-off and developed into TV shows seems to be a recent and growing trend, Harvey Weinstein had seen this coming years ago. You might not remember, but way back in 2011 it was revealed that he had struck a deal with the new owners of his old studio Miramax, to develop the properties there into sequels and TV shows. That meant titles like “Shakespeare in Love,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Swingers,” “Clerks,” “Shall We Dance,” “The Amityville Horror” and "Rounders" were all on the table to be played with, so to speak. And hell, just this past spring Robert Rodriguez announced another Miramax title—"From Dusk Til Dawn"—was headed to a TV series. Now another movie from the Miramax catalog is going to the small screen.

The Best & Worst Of ‘The Wolverine’

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 29, 2013 2:19 PM
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Are American audiences starting to get bored with superhero movies? While 20th Century Fox’s “The Wolverine” did solid business overseas this weekend, the James Mangold-directed picture failed to outperform the routinely loathed “X-Men Origins: The Wolverine” stateside, making for the 2nd lowest grossing opening weekend of any X-Men movie so far (though on par with “X-Men: First Class,” and just slightly higher than the original “X-Men”). Was a lack of “X-Men” in Wolverine’s personal story to blame? The movie itself seemed to do favorably, considering its "A-" Cinemascore for those that actually paid to see it, but clearly American audiences didn’t come out in droves.

Review: ‘The Wolverine’ Starring Hugh Jackman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 24, 2013 2:06 PM
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The narrative for months before and during the making of the movie by James Mangold and Hugh Jackman, was a borderline campaign apology that read something like: “Please excuse the inexcusable ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ We are starting over here. Please take this journey with us as we explore the Wolverine story you’ve always wanted to see on screen.” And so the question for fans is: did the pair succeed in this goal? The answer, in conclusion, is a resounding "no," but it’s but not for want of trying.

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