Hugh Jackman Could End Up with a $100 Million 'Wolverine' Deal

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty)Wolverine has been very kind to Hugh Jackman, bringing the previously unknown Aussie actor a steady paycheck since he first appeared in the role in 2000. But he's never signed a multi-picture deal because that's just how he rolls.That could change soon if there's any truth to The National Enquirer's latest story that Fox has offered him a gigantic $100 million deal to appear in four more movies as Wolverine.Hugh has already played Wolverine in six movies, and he's set to appear in X...Read Full Story

'2 Guns' Leads Soft Weekend at the Box Office, 'The Wolverine' Holds in Second

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Left: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns. Right: Hugh Jackman and Svetlana Khodchenkova in The Wolverine. (Universal | 20th Century Fox)Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's ultimate guy movie landed at the top of the box office this weekend, with 2 Guns bringing in $27.4 million in a sign that no one's tired of seeing the two vegeran action stars hang up their holsters anytime soon. This is Wahlberg's second recent collaboration with Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, who also...Read Full Story

Weekend Box Office: 'The Wolverine' Takes No. 1, 'The Conjuring' Holds Strong at 2

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(From 20th Century Fox | New Line CInema)The Wolverine slashed its way to the top of the box office this weekend, taking a weaker-than-expected $55 million domestically, but winning big internationally with an additional $86.1 million. That counts as a success for director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman, who are looking to good word of mouth for the movie's sustained success. Unlike its 2009 predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine won mostly favorable reviews, and an A...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'The Wolverine' Returns, Sharper Than Ever

By Joe Robberson on
(20th Century Fox) The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? Wolverine seems at home in Japan and Mangold smartly focuses on a simple story instead of trying to go epic. Snarling and more shirtless than ever, Logan tells a bad guy, "Don't hurt my friends!" So no, The Wolverine won't be winning any Best Screenplay awards come Oscar time. But if you can weather the silly one-liners, director James Mangold's Wolverine reboot works as a kind of anti-superhero superhero movie. Logan, AKA...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters: July 26, 2013

By Joe Robberson on
(Sony Pictures Classics | 20th Century Fox | CBS Films)The WolverineDirected by James MangoldStarring: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Tao OkamotoThis will mark the first time a comic book movie gets a reboot with the same star. It's also the first time a reboot has been released less than four years after the original (2009's clunker X-Men Origins: Wolverine). This new one seems to have promise. It's directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line) for starters and is loosely based on...Read Full Story