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The Wolverine set for July 26, 2013

20th Century Fox has set a July 26, 2013 release date for James Mangold’s The Wolverine. The film is a follow-up to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and returns Hugh Jackman in the title role.

The release date puts the film up againts Lionsgate’s “Dirty Dancing” remake and Walt Disney Pictures’ “Phineas and […]

Mark Bomback re-writing The Wolverine

Mark Bomback (“Jack the Giant Killer”, “Total Recall (2012)”) has been hired by 20th Century Fox to rewrite Christopher McQuarrie’s script for the sequel The Wolverine:

Story will find Wolverine suffering from amnesia and searching for answers about his past in the Japanese criminal underworld where he finds both love and […]

Hugh Jackman says The Wolverine will shoot this October

In an interview with the Toronto radio station CHFI (via The Playlist | indieWIRE), Hugh Jackman revealed that shooting on The Wolverine will begin this October and speculated the film would be released “a year after that”:

“We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That’s […]

James Mangold to direct The Wolverine

Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox and Hugh Jackman have chosen James Mangold to direct The Wolverine, replacing Darren Aronofsky who dropped out of the film this past March. Negotiations are expected to get underway shortly.

More details at Deadline.

Shortlist for The Wolverine director down to eight

Since Darren Aronofsky’s depature as director of The Wolverine this past March, 20th Century Fox has been interviewing perspective candidates to direct the film. Now Variety is reporting that the studio has narrowed the field down to eight potential directors. They are: Jose Padilha, Doug Liman, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Romanek, Justin Lin, Gavin O’Connor, […]

TrekMovie.com Sci-Fi Movies: Superman, Captain America, The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Wolverine, Robocop + more

Cross-posted at TrekMovie.com

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Superman gets a daddy and reveals more details, The Hobbit starts filming, Robocop and Daredevil pick up a directors while Wolverine loses one, and more details including Captain America synopsis and image.

Summary of Column Contents

  • Confirmed: Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder’s Superman
  • Filming begins on The Hobbit + New set images
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast in “The Dark Knight Rises”, but role unconfirmed
  • Official synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger + New photo and clip
  • Hunger Games author comments on casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss
  • David Slade to direct new Daredevil movie
  • Martin Sheen praises The Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield + Lizard confirmed
  • MGM changes Red Dawn remake villains from the Chinese to the North Koreans
  • New synopsis for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers
  • Darren Aronofksy pulls out of The Wolverine
  • Jose Padilha closes deal to direct Robocop
  • Star Trek’s Chris Pine in contention for Akira
  • Paramount ends quest to develop new Dune movie.
  • New “Director’s Cut” of Albert Pyun’s Captain America on the way
  • World War Z in danger

All that and more plus the latest casting bites, images and videos.

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Darren Aronofsky won’t direct The Wolverine

Darren Aronfksy has exited as director of 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine. Aronofsky cited his unwillingness to be out of the country for such an extended period of time (up to 1 year). Fox and Aronfsky both confirmed the news, issuing the following statements from both parties:

Aronofsky: “As I talked more […]