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Wolverine Officially Announced
Logan to return to our screens in 2007?

28 June 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It’s been tumbling through Development Hell for a couple of years, but now, on the back of X-Men: The Last Stand’s big box office success, Fox has finally given an official order for a Wolverine spin-off, scheduled to hits screens as early as next year.

Announced at the flashy Cine Expo event in Amsterdam, which is where studios flick on the red light and flash a little leg to exhibitors, the presentation even included a taped promise from Hugh Jackman himself to slip the claws back on again. Does this mean we can expect Logan to return to our screens in 2007? With Jackman’s busy, Baz Luhrmann-filled schedule, we wouldn’t count on it, but at least we are now confident that there will be more Logan-y goodness in our future.

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RE: Mixed View
am tired of wolverine and probably now will be forever. More

Posted by anakin solo at 14:10 on 17 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
A few years ago I may have been looking forward to this. I think audiences now will be tired of Wolverine this is serious overkill. More

Posted by Henry JW at 20:08 on 12 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
I guess they could always focus on the Origins comics and tell some of Wolvies past, but then that might be a little bit boring for alot of people. Well good luck to Jackson, he really has done a good job with Wolverine and I hope this film will do the character some justice. But, people are right to say that Xmen 1,2 and 3 were all essencially Wolverine movies anyway. More

Posted by SonicDeathMonkey at 18:59 on 12 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
hey've taken the preview off the website so i ccan't read what they plan to do, but would it be good enough to go see. More

Posted by anakin solo at 13:27 on 12 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
L: Achilles (Drooling) Oh don't get me started about cross-overs.  Oh what I would do to see them.  Think about it, in New York alone, you have Fab 4, Spidey, Iron Man, X-Men, DareDevil etc.  They would never do it, because of corporate red tape and wouldn't get same actors, but Oooooh the possibilities!!! sp; I think cross-overs are a great idea! Bring in Spiderman with the X-Men and we have a winning start.   I want to see pretty much every decent comic made More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 17:10 on 06 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: wolverine script review
With a good story and a dark aproach this could be a classic and if Magneto's a hit it could rejuvenate the whole X series. More

Posted by FranB at 04:27 on 06 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: wolverine script review
latinoreview.com/scriptreview.php?id=26 More

Posted by Woger at 13:40 on 05 July 2006 | Report This Post

another superteam
Does that mean if they are doing the weapon x angle then does that mean that alpha flight the candian super team which he was with before the xmen wii be in the film when it gets made. Or will they focus on when wolverine went to japan? More

Posted by anakin solo at 11:23 on 04 July 2006 | Report This Post

The Lone-gan Soldier
As long as this doesn't turn out to be the stinking pile of puke that Elektra was this should be fine. Just remember to give some acknowledgement to the previous films and keep what made them so good. Wolverine should finnally get the screen time he deserves without a bunch of useless and far too numerous teeny boppers clogging everything up. OK so a couple of X-men would be good, Sabretooth could make a comback, Beast would be a coplimentory companion and of course Magneto (tag teaming with ano More

Posted by The Jackle at 15:28 on 03 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: True Grit
Eh? Wasn't the issue of Wolverine's casting sorted ages ago? Most fans consider him perfectly cast.   As I said before, I'd like to see this with a lower budget and more grit. Of course, David Benioff should do fine: he says he's writing it with an R in mind. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 11:50 on 01 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: True Grit
With seemingly no writer or director attached at this point, it's hard to get enthusiastic about it. Jackman has seemed wrong to me as Wolverine from the start (too tall, too young, doesn't do "berserker rage" convincingly enough, etc.), and this just stinks of "cash-in" so far. Go on, Hollywood-surprise me. Make this a viable project. I dare you. I u! More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 01:21 on 01 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: True Grit
Too late for a wolverine spin off. I thought X-men 3 was'nt good at all. Not much to say about this. Just dont make it i say More

Posted by zombiemaster at 19:00 on 30 June 2006 | Report This Post

True Grit
I just hope Brett Ratner keeps his filthy paws off of it. Rule one of any producers "How to make a film" hand book should read 'Don't get Brett Ratner to make your film'" I'd like to see a Wolerine movie, but God help us if it's anything like the dismil X-Men 3 then forget it. It was one of the worst films I've ever seen. I've never seen a film so full of holes, so lacking in characterisation, which you might forgive or over look if it wasn't for the fact that Bryan Singer did suc More

Posted by fwkelly at 20:02 on 29 June 2006 | Report This Post

Logan rocks
Well as long the studios care just as much in making a descent picture as milking the money (do they ever) and dont make the storyline 2stupid....! This could prove 2b an awsome film.... weaoon x me thinks... and hay electra was gr8t (ok i love jennifer garner) More

Posted by Funk at 20:55 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

wait! xmen3 made money?
considering it cost $200 million, its just about broken even. I'd prefer to see Magneto first. Also given that Wolverine was the focus already-won't it be overkill? More

Posted by tristan abbott at 20:04 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Why the pessimism?
Did people really think X3 was so bad? I've been an X fan since I was a kid and though it didn't match up to X2 I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable! A Wolverine movie is a natural progression, after all that's how the comics evolved. As someone else here said if it is aimed at a more mature audience with at least a 15 certificate it could be superb. A Wolverine movie doesn't need a massive special effects budget and I wouldn't think Hugh Jackman commands mega buck salaries so what's the proble More

Posted by tonyhog at 18:24 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE:
Was'nt X1, X2, and X3 wolverine movies??? Why the hell do we need another.......and this sounds totally rushed, reminds me of another supehero movie made by fox which was rushed and ending up being sub-par.....now what was it called?p; (answer: X3....for the slower members) More

Posted by lbiu at 16:31 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Cool! If X3 was flawed due to too many characters and so little time, then thank goodness this is solo. Although I'm more interested in the Magneto spin-off, Wolverine is such a great character and Jackman is a superb actor. Hope this is lower budgeted and a 15. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 15:59 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Wait, I thought X1/2/3 were Wolverine spin-offs. I was waiting for the inevitable spin-off featuring the rest of the X-Men. More

Posted by Yosaffbridge at 15:09 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
finally given an official order for a Wolverine spin-off, scheduled to hits screens as early as next year. p; sounds a bit rushed to me *cough cough x3 cough* More

Posted by kumar at 13:09 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Please God, keep Ratner away from this. More

Posted by MrSib at 13:08 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
(Drooling) Oh don't get me started about cross-overs.  Oh what I would do to see them.  Think about it, in New York alone, you have Fab 4, Spidey, Iron Man, X-Men, DareDevil etc.  They would never do it, because of corporate red tape and wouldn't get same actors, but Oooooh the possibilities!!! More

Posted by Achilles at 10:47 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

whats the point?
they may as well have called X3 Wolverine the Movie the amount of screen time he had over everyone else. I just hope its more a Batman Begins type of hero flick as opposed to an Electra film !! More

Posted by waltham79 at 10:40 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Mixed View
Rubbish a nice Wolverine Omega Red story line would be good. I dare not mention the idea of deadpool. We need some spin offs so we can bring in a Doctor Strange kind of recruitment drive so we bring in heros from all over. Nice bit of Thing, Hulk, Thor, Spiderman and Wolverine. Or is that a bit too much testonsterone? More

Posted by Kilo_T_Mortal at 10:36 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

It's all on the director and writers....
Remember, Wolvie had to share the screentime with tons of other x-folk until now. Not having to make that concession will benefit things greatly. Plus, bring on a good director/writer(s) with passion for the character (a la Mr. B.Singer esq.) and it's a winner. Jackman can do wolverine, no probs. More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 10:36 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Mixed View
Not sure what I think about this. First of all i agree with coments so far, this venture is a lil too late now the X-Men hype has calmed down and pretty much layed to rest. If anything, think Wolverine will now only work in another X-Men film, not solo. Plus a big danger of denting a very strong comic franchise. He is so tightly entagled into the X-men universe that any characters he meets that don't fit the X-men bill is going to kill it off instantly. They should make another X-Men, bring o More

Posted by Achilles at 10:33 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Kinder to put to sleep
He looked more like a slightly miffed hairdresser than a superhero in X3 so I think it's fair to say his Wolverine is well and truely neutered. Electra, anyone? More

Posted by dunner05 at 10:22 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

Meh!
After X3, I can honestly say I'm totally underwhelmed by this. And that fecks me off because I was so looking forward to it when it was first announced. Damn you, Fox! More

Posted by chadbeserk at 10:19 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

5 years too late
Would have been exciting 5 years ago before the dissapointments of Van Helsing and X3. Now Jackman is a bit of a Vin Diesel - lord of 'oh what could have been good'. A darker Wolverine movie aimed for the more mature fan could save the day though. More

Posted by Ryan_D_Bell at 08:24 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

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