We still have five months before the release of Days of Future Past, but until then X-Men fans will have plenty to keep them occupied with the Blu-ray release of The Wolverine Unleashed edition (out Dec. 3)
The four-disc edition contains a more violent extended cut, an alternate ending that will show Wolverine’s classic yellow and black costume and Days of Future Past content curated by Bryan Singer.
We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes video we can share with you below.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hugh Jackman talked about the Unleashed edition and revealed which scene he is most excited for fans to see.
“The ice village fight, which was always really cool, we shot that for a long time… but in the end, story-wise, we were ramping up to that finale and the climax to the movie, so we had to cut so much of it. I remember sitting there with my stunt double, and he was, like, ‘What? I almost killed myself for this thing!’ Both of us actually did some really hairy stuff. There’s some really cool stuff there where I’m fighting, like, 30 or 40 ninjas and motorbikes and really cool, innovative stuff that people haven’t seen before. You’re [also] going to get to see a lot of the making of that bullet train sequence, which took us about three weeks to shoot that minute and a half. I had some pretty hairy accidents on that, and someone said, “I want to put that on the DVD!’”
Hugh Jackman still hasn’t officially signed on the dotted line for a sequel to The Wolverine, but it looks like it’s a guarantee that he’ll return.
“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” Jackman told EW in a recent interview. “There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that would be giving away a secret that is not even [fully] formed yet.”
Jackman noted that there is still no deal in place for him to reprise the adamantium-clawed mutant beyond his work on next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he says he has an unwavering commitment to the character he has played in seven films.
“I kind of am enjoying him more than ever… Being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary.”
But he won’t be jumping into a possible sequel right away. He starts shooting Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi crime drama Chappie early next year, and will follow that up with a Broadway run as Harry Houdini.
“I love [Wolverine], he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres May 23, 2014.
First up, is the official poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The new ad comes with the tagline, “The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand,” which is taken from the opening of the second book by Suzanne Collins.
We see a determined Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen standing at the edge of a cliff with her bow and arrow in hand. Behind is a cloud shaped like a Mockingjay, which is a symbol for the people of Panem.
In Catching Fire Katniss and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) go on a “Victor’s Tour” after winning the Hunger Games. Meanwhile, a people of Panem plot a revolt against the Capitol.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22.
And not to be outdone by all that Iron Man hullabaloo, director James Mangold has tweeted a new photo from The Wolverine.
The image shows Hugh Jackman dueling with Hiroyuki Sanada (who plays Shingen Yashida in the film).
“Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades,” Mangold writes.
The Wolverine takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand and finds Logan in Japan, where he’s protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) from the Yakuza.
Bryan Singer gave X-Men fans their first glimpse of Ellen Page as Kitty “Shadowcat” Pryde and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine this week from the set of Days of Future Past.
The director snapped Page looking at Shawn Ashmore (who plays Iceman) and tweeted the pic with the caption: “Hello, Kitty.”
He also gave us a glimpse of the back of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sporting his trademark coif and leather duds. “Fitting @RealHughJackman,” Singer tweeted.
Kitty Pryde plays a major role in Days of Future Past, which brings together the casts from the original trilogy and 2011′s First Class prequel. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put an internment camps. A future version of Pryde travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men. The film will reportedly be set in the 1970s.
And for those of you who haven’t seen it, the CinemaCon trailer for this summer’s The Wolverine has hit the web, as well as a brand-spanking new poster. Hey, you can never have too much X-Men, right?
The Wolverine takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand and finds Logan in Japan, where he’s protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) from the Yakuza. The new spot gives us a look at one of the villains – Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) – as well as the main antagonist, the Silver Samurai.
Director James Mangold tweeted a new poster for the villainous Silver Samurai, which looks absolutely stunning. I love how it uses the same watercolour style as the first teaser poster that just showed Wolverine.
The Wolverine is being adapted from a 1982 comic book arc from Frank Miller and Chris Claremont (one of my all-time favourites) and is skedded to hit theatres July 26.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on July 18, 2014.