Saturday, 14 February 2009

Promo for the 1 minute spots.

20th Century Fox has begun airing a promo for the three 1-minute tv spots.

Friday, 13 February 2009

New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Photos and Footage Debut

Written by: Alex Billington

In a very odd decision, 20th Century Fox has decided to go against the norm and release new footage from the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine in three separate instances on TV. Beginning this Sunday, February 15th, viewers will see three special 60-second TV spots that will air over the course of three nights. Together, with one spot leading into the next, they will form a narrative revealing the origins of Wolverine. In essence, instead of showing us a new trailer, we get this 3-minute glimpse at X-Men Origins: Wolverine as seen on Fox's cable TV network. In anticipation, four new photos have been revealed as well.

The first spot will air Sunday, Feb. 15 during "Family Guy" (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT); the second on Monday, Feb. 16 during "House" (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); and the third will air Tuesday, Feb. 17 during "American Idol" (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. As excited as I am for Wolverine, this is the cheapest and dirtiest trick in the book. All they care about is getting more viewers for their TV shows and making more money from commercials. Well, that's Fox for you - the slimiest bastards in Hollywood! We'll do our best to pull these off the air as soon as they debut for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the new photos!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is directed by South African filmmaker Gavin Hood, of the Oscar winner Tsotsi and Rendition previously. The script was written by veteran screenwriter David Benioff, of 25th Hour, Troy, and The Kite Runner previosuly. The character of Wolverine was first created by Len Wein and John Romita Sr. back in 1974. Fox will debut X-Men Origins: Wolverine in theaters everywhere on May 1st.


The Japanese intro to the 90s animated X-Men series.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

3 60-Second Wolverine Spots Coming to Fox!


Beginning Sunday, viewers across the nation can witness the origins of one of the year's most anticipated movies, when Twentieth Century Fox debuts an exclusive, three-part exclusive reveal of X-Men Origins: Wolverine on Fox.

The studio has created three special sixty-second spots, one leading into the next, and which together form a narrative. The first spot airs this Sunday (February 15) on "Family Guy," the second on Monday (Feb. 16) on "House," and the third on Tuesday (Feb. 17) on "American Idol."

After the broadcasts, the three spots will be released online.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.

Hugh Jackman, who reprises the role that made him a superstar, is joined by Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Taylor Kitsch,, and Lynn Collins.

Gavin Hood directs from a screenplay by David Benioff and Skip Woods. The producers are Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Hugh Jackman, and John Palermo.

Josh Schwartz Will Not Direct X-Men: First Class


X-Men: First Class, one of many X-Men sequels hinging on X-Men Origins: Wolverine's success, will be written by Gossip Girl/Chuck producer/writer Josh Schwartz, but he won't direct.

"I would be terrified to have the first thing I direct be a giant franchise movie," Schwartz told MTV at New York's Comic-Con, adding that there was no truth to him turning down the directing job.

As for the movie's plot Schwartz said: "I'm not really allowed to say anything. They're watching me as we speak. It's exciting, it's a huge honor and we're just getting started."

Marvel Ultimate Alliance II game trailer

Game trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance II.
Features Storm and Wolverine.

Tahyna Tozzi is Emma Frost


As the role of Emma Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine will only be a small one, there was no big announcement regarding who would be playing her. In the past X-Men 1 and 2 director Bryan Singer said that he would have wanted Sigourney Weaver to play the role in X-Men 3 if he stayed on as director.
However, that didn’t happen and it appears Gavin Hood and friends decided to give the character a bit of on screen love with a small role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The actress playing her is Tahyna Tozzi, a 23 year old Australian actress who has appeared in a film with Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborah-Lee Furness, which is probably one of the reason she got the part.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Geek Daily: X-Men: First Class


Rick Marshall was right -- thanks to the major studios toning it down for NYCC, we're getting a lot of nice updates on the "smaller" comic book films from the con. Remember X-Men: First Class? Josh Schwartz confirmed to MTV Splash Page that he is writing the film, but not directing it. They're only just getting started with the script, so he was tight-lipped on who the First Class will be. He did say they won't be tackling Dark Phoenix, but the fact that he even mentions the story-of-all-stories makes me wonder if First Class will be a young Cyclops, Jean Gray, Beast, etc.


Storm Cameo Cut from 'Wolverine'


When she appeared briefly in the trailer, it was worth wondering how substantial a part she'd play in the movie. Apparently, however, we won't need to worry about it anymore. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner told Widescreen Vision (via Worst Previews) that a cameo by fellow X-Men member Storm has been cut from this summer's Wolverine. You can listen to the interview here.

"She was a little part of the movie. She is no longer in it," Donner confirmed. But there is life for Storm after the fact: "We'll show in the DVD scenes that were not included, but there weren't really that many."

We know why Marvel would want more X-Men in the film; the more branches on the tree of their comic book franchises, the better. So I wonder why such a minor role was cut, particularly if they're just building for future appearances?

On another note, Donner says the film is still being edited, but we won't need to worry about another Dark Knight in terms of length. Wolverine is "way under two hours."

Wolverine and the X-Men Episode

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