Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Hugh Jackman is in Everything!

Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) seems to be rumoured to have a part in almost every movie coming out in the Superhero future! He's in X3, he's shooting "The Prestige" with Christian Bale (Batman) and Michael Caine (Alfred) Directed by Chris Nolan (Batman Begins.) Moviehole.net is reporting on a Vareity article that says he's playing Pa Kent in a small part in Bryan Singer's (X-Men, X2) "Superman Returns." (Read it HERE!) Over HERE at Batman-on-Film, Jett is hearing that Jackman may have a part in the next Batman movie:

"Paul From Australia" shot me an email informing me of the following:
"Hugh Jackman appeared on a television show here in Australia called 9 AM, and did mention in the interview that his next project was...the Batman sequel. Unfortunately, he did not go into any specifics."

Jett also heard later that this may be false.

Over HERE, In an interview with Fox studio head Tom Rothman, the young daughter of comic movie reporter Robert Sanchez gets Tom to admit that the first "Wolverine" movie will be a prequel. This rumor was first let loose by Jackman himself HERE:

Fresh from the set of The Prestige, the magician movie he's making with Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman popped by to accept the Male Star of the Year award — and to answer a few prying questions from EW about his spin-off movie, whose second screenplay draft, by David Benioff (Troy), is due momentarily. ''Wolverine substantiates a feature film,'' Jackman said. ''I mean, he's a really intriguing, mysterious, enigmatic character, à la Mad Max, Dirty Harry, Han Solo — he's that kind of screen antihero.'' So what's the movie about? ''I'd love to get into the origins of that character and find out what he's really made of. So that was always my idea.... Benioff came in with a pitch that was so brilliant, I was so excited, I actually tried to get Fox to make it [before X-Men 3]. But they said, 'No, no, no, we have a trilogy, let's finish that.''' Ah, so that means that Wolverine will survive X-Men 3 this summer, right? ''Well, you never know. Wolverine might be a prequel. Wolverine might be a prequel.'' Yeah, we heard him — nudge nudge — the first time.

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