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WATCH: Eye-Popping Summer Movie Clips Unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards, from 'X-Men' to 'Spider-Man 2'

On Sunday night, the MTV Movie Awards unveiled an array of VFX-packed new footage from the studios' upcoming summer movie slate. Watch them here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 2:38 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique Covers EW's Summer Preview, 'X-Men' Producers Considering Spinoffs

Jennifer Lawrence is front and center on the cover of this week's EW, which is rolling out its sprawling Summer Preview. It's cool that when Lawrence shares the cover with A-listers Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender, she's still the centerpiece. Thanks to her other franchise, "The Hunger Games," she's arguably the biggest star of X-Men.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 11:40 AM
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WATCH Hugh Jackman Perform 'Wolverine' the Musical on BBC Radio

Watch as Aussie actor Hugh Jackman, now wrapping up summer tentpole "X-Men: Days of Future Past," reprises his Oscar-nominated Jean Valjean in a musical performance of "Wolverine."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 29, 2014 2:34 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

The first trailer has arrived for Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which combines the stars from the original film series and the 2011 prequel. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 12:31 PM
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'2 Guns' Leads Bland Friday Grosses; Sony's 'Smurfs 2' Opens in Third, Bigger Overseas

It's August. Universal is heading for its third number one opener of the summer as the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg crime actioner "2 Guns" grossed $10 million Friday. That's the lowest number for a top film for a Friday since the pre-summer April 26 first day of "Pain and Gain," but is typical of an August opening. Overall grosses for the top 10 were slightly above the same week a year ago.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • August 3, 2013 12:02 PM
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'The Wolverine' Disappoints at Healthy Box Office; 'Fruitvale' Lands in Top Ten

Although Twentieth Century Fox's "The Wolverine," the week's sole wide opener, performed a good deal below predictions, the overall weekend was encouraging as the uneven (and very expensive) summer continues to play out. Grosses for the top 10 came in at around $152 million, a big jump from last year's $124 million (where the #1 film was the second weekend of "The Dark Knight Rises"). Decent-grossing newcomer "The Wolverine" played its part, but the overall strength comes from several films holding well (the #2-6 films dropped between 36 and 48% from last weekend). With several significant August openings ahead, the summer could still end up ahead of last year's, but not likely quite enough to boost the year total.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 27, 2013 3:05 PM
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Comic-Con Wrap: Winners and Losers (Hiddleston video)

So who came out ahead? Here's my list of winners and losers of Comic-Con.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2013 6:11 AM
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Review Roundup: 'The Wolverine' -- Sharp Entertainment or Getting Dull with Age?

James Mangold's "The Wolverine" -- the sixth installment in the X-Men franchise -- hits theaters on July 26. Critics are all over the map on this Japan-set entry; Variety calls the film "smart... and surprisingly existential" and praises jacked lead Hugh Jackman for being in top form, while the Telegraph claims the film is coming five years too late in the superhero film craze: "It affects a pubescent snarl." More review highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 23, 2013 11:50 AM
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Watch: Hugh Jackman on '60 Minutes' - 'Les Miserables,' Wolverine, Family, Stage & Tears

In their profile on Hugh Jackman, 60 Minutes gets the "Les Miserables" star to open up about his youth, family, stage career and more -- it's an interview complete with singing and tears.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 10, 2012 5:17 PM
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Will Yun Lee to Play Villainous Silver Samurai Opposite Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine'

Hugh Jackman has a villain for Fox's "X-Men" prequel, "Wolverine." Will Yun Lee will play Kenuichio Harada, a.k.a. the Silver Samurai for those of you that follow the Marvel comic.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 10, 2012 1:00 PM
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