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Brian Cox to be CG Young-ified in WOLVERINE movie?

Published at: Feb. 2, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here - Remember that Playboy - CG - Airbrushed look that they did to Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X3? Well, looks like they might be employing that technique on the WOLVERINE movie to Brian Cox - as the film is apparently set 17 years before the events that Wolverine goes through in the X-Men movies. Here ya go...

Something small about the upcoming Wolverine movie. Brian Cox was on a BBC programme, Film 2007 talking about Running With Scissors, the presenter Jonathan Ross asked him about Wolverine to which Cox replied, 'it's set seventeen years ago, which is fine for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine doesn't age but for me, I'm thinking they could what they did with Patrick and Ian for the start of the third one. I know my character is in it, they've asked me to be in it but that was a while ago now, it's completely stalled so no start date as yet.' Adrian

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  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Don't care how they do it...

    by covenant

    ...as long as Brian Cox is in it. First?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Don't care if they do it....

    by CaptDanielRoe

    ...This isn't a good movie to make at this time with this cast. It just isn't. Sorry but the character could be handled better. No really; sorry. But no.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I'm only down if it's set in Madripoor and

    by superninja

    Jackman wears a patch.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Focusing on X2's story instead of X3's is a smart start

    by TheSecondQuest

    Since X3 ruined what X2 setup for the whole Phoenix plotline, it's a smart move to go back to the Weapon X plotline of X2, and hopefully salvage the franchise.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE SPINOFF!!!

    by Err

    God I f'ing hate Wolverine. I like Hugh Jackman but I hate the character of Wolverine.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    This Guy Should Play Wolverine

    by CaptDanielRoe

    The tall one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUNgoJcB7L4 The other guy should play Puck from Alpha Flight.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    X MEN 4: THE BEGINNING

    by Pound Sand

    This promises everything that X Men movies are known for.., overreliance on CGI, a "we're out of ideas," prequel premise, complete lack of continuity, comic book theme, too many characters, incomprehensible plot, half-baked villains, and dialogue about toads struck by lightning. Oh yeah, and no tit.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    The Best Possible Use of The Technology....

    by thecomedian

    ...Would be on Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy so they can join McGann, Eccleston and Tennant in "The Seven Doctors" for the 45th Anniversary next year. Yeah, the beeb would have to spring for lipo and wigs for the portly Baker boys but it would be incredibly awesome. Actually just bring back Tom Baker and Peter Davison to play of Eccleston and Tennant.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I should play Wolverine

    by Err

    so i can then ruin the character.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE -

    by montessaurus

    that shit was stale when it was fresh. weaker than a CGI whip. do get some new material. or much rather, don't.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I really wasn't impressed with that CG work...

    by El Scorcho

    Didn't think it was that good.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    monstessaurus

    by Err

    Thank you for being the supreme authority on all things funny and letting me know when I should get new material. I will do as I have to all detractors and take your advice and proceed to crap on it.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    As an apology for X-men 3...

    by T 1000 xp professional

    We just might get the amazing no holds barred action/comic-book movie we've all wanted.....Give me Hugh in the snow killing badhiney soldiers, and i'll be so happy.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Hannibal Lecter speaks!

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Has Brian Cox ever given a weak performance?? This guy is so under-rated it is unbelievable.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Carmilla

    by Err

    I agree. Brian Cox had to be one of the, if not THE best things about X-2. He is a phenomenal actor.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox Rox

    by T 1000 xp professional

    ....sorry....or am I

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    good actors in bad films

    by heavenlykid

    Brian Cox does, indeed, rock, as did Ian and Patrick and, well, pretty much everyone in the X-Men movies, but after the first two stellar films X-men three was sort of like a urinal cake with a big budget. I'm not looking forward to Wolverine, no matter what the cast. On a totally different Note, Say Harry, how long before we hear your most anticipated moves for 07?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    COX GOTTA EAT!!

    by Unkle

    Wait, that doesn't sound right.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Young Cocks?

    by Bionic Bigfoot

    Well, at least that's how Sir Ian heard it.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Get the fat kid from TWO AND A HALF MEN!!!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    He could play the Cox role!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    GOTTA EAT COX!

    by LittleDudes

    I MEAN, COX GOTTA EAT!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Anything to wash the taste of X3 out of my mouth.

    by rbatty024

    God, that movie fucking sucked. Lets hope the X-men franchise still has some creative life left in it. I love Cox as an actor, but I'm thinking that if it's seventeen years ago, they might as well just go with someone who looks like a younger Stryker.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    CGI COX MAKES MY BALLS TINGLE

    by Roid Rage

    They should've CGI'd him to 18 years old and put him in Hannibal Rising (the casting news could've been "Cox is Rising").

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Thats Nice and all, I mean Who doesn't Like Cox

    by Donnie_Drunko

    But where the hell is the GYMKATA DVD review!!!!!!?????

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox for The Hobbit

    by performingmonkey

    If/when The Hobbit is made the ONLY actor they should even consider for the role of Thorin Oakenshield is Brian Cox - fact. Of course, he might not want to do it, but he'd be a fool (unless Uwe Boll or Ratner are at the helm).

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    This could be good...

    by randalmcmurphy

    If they get someone to make the movie that has some respect for the source material. I'd love to see the Wolverine mini by Claremont/ Miller given a silver screen treatment by Rodriguez. NOICE! But, alas, we'll probably get some half-assed weapon-X story by someone like Joel Shumacher. *groan*

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    FUCKING RECAST SABRETOOTH!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Clancy Brown, Sean Bean, Sid Vicious... I don't care who, just don't let Mane back! His look was as bad as Creed's characterization in the first X-fick.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Cox was one of my favorite parts of X2

    by George Newman

    just to remind everyone of those good tingling feelings we felt the first time: Nightcrawler, Wolvie stabbing the guy in the kitchen, Colossus's quick bit, magneto's escape, Mystique infiltrating the base/middle finger, magneto pulling the grenade pins....that's a good highlight reel

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Cox.....

    by Turd Furgeson

    It just sounds funny......

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Is TV GUIDE downgrading movie ratings?

    by Shermdawg

    I swear X2 and Home Alone used to be three star flicks, now they're listed as two.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    FUCKING RE-MAKEUP SABERTOOTH

    by heavenlykid

    Don't hate the actor, hate the latex.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    More bad news: CG Penis in Boogie Nights II

    by Orionsangels

    Mark Walberg says he won't do it unless it's a plastic dildo.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Won't make as much as the X flicks.

    by The Founder

    FOX is hoping that a stand alone Wolverine flick is going to rake in over 200 million. Well they are worng. I'd give it 120 million domestically tops, maybe it'll even make it to 140 if it's really good. I love Wolverine, but he;s one of the less visually stunning characters in the X-verse.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Sabretooth is more than makeup.

    by Shermdawg

    nuff said.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Best Lecktor ever.

    by RKDN Del Sol

    yes, I spelled it right, you tools.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Thorin Should Be Played By....

    by CaptDanielRoe

    Jack Nicholson. Other dwarves: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Ian McShane, Dennis Hopper, Nick Nolte, Rutger Hauer, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Duvall, Bruce Dern, Dean Stockwell, James Caan, Corben Bernsen, Sam Shephard ... Need I continue?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Brian Cox

    by Tikkanen

    He says 'Who needs CGI? Whatever happened to good ole' BoTox injections?'

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Yea! fat Agamemnon

    by thebearovingian

    I personally don't care much for Brian Cox. Maybe in Rushmore. I can't explain it but everytime I see him in a movie I start to think, "WTF, he's in this too?"

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    So?

    by wackybantha

    Wake me when the movie's in theaters. zzzzzzzz..............

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    -

    by montessaurus

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    I'll believe this

    by DirkD13"

    when me shit turns purple and tastes like rainbow sherbert.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    WOW HARRY, ANOTHER BULLSHIT STORY

    by moto

    First Indy and now this? Cox was merely sayin he didn't know how they could justify cox being cast since the fiml took place 17 years prior. But AICN spins it into a speculative headline implying that the CG effect used in X3 was being considered. Bad week for AICN

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Teh Suck!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    yo

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Brian Cox was kinda weak in...

    by Rakafraker

    ...Supertroopers. But, then again, I'm not a big Broken Lizard fan. We'll see what happens when their next movie comes out. Other than that, of all the movies I've seen him in, he is a pretty solid actor. He was one of the best parts of Troy (Pitt sucked).

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    yeah, ridiculous misrepresentation of what Cox said

    by Captain Katanga

    Whoever wrote in has just completely misquoted him. He basically said said had no idea what was happening, and then pretty much joked about the whole cgi de-ageing thing: there was no suggestion that that was a serious possibility at all. But now, its a "story" on aicn, which will probably get picked up by other sites. And as Moto above said, first that ludicrous Indy story, now this. What the hell are you guys playing at?

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    -

    by Err

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS PLEASE GROW UP AND GET OVER IT!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    BSB....really?

    by Err

    Cause when I talked to them, they seemed kinda standoffish.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    LMFAO!

    by Dolmes

    "I might be in a film, that's stalled, where I'm 17 years younger and I think I should be cgi'd" come on folks.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    just as long as the movie's R-rated

    by werideatdusk

    and Wolverine goes out and kills the first fifty motherfuckers he finds.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    -

    by montessaurus

    eh. mine was better.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    brian is a boring cox,Eckhart is a great Dent!

    by pipergates

    Seems like he's confirmed,hope it's true,he's great.Actually he would probably make a more interesting Joker than Ledger...Hope they let Jackman loose,berserker style,and show us what those claws can actually do.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    maybe this means we'll see sabretooth ...fuckin A!

    by wolvenom

    of course I didn't like the sabretooth in the first x-men movie but they can recast him and make him look more like he did in the comics.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    CREED a psycothic smarthmouth,no grunting oaf

    by pipergates

    one of that young non-hetero director`s few errors.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Quality over quantity

    by Biddlerama

    Harry, you'd probably be viewed as less of a fool amongst the internet community if you worried less about filling your page up with "news" links and concentrated more on something with some weight behind it. Seriously, the misquoted off the cuff remark by an actor who isn't even privy to the status of a possible film is not news. Though I know I'm just wasting my breath, you've long proven that you're happy to muck about in the National Inquirer sludge of internet news reporting then actually putting some effort into making this a site worth reading more then once a month. Luckily you have Hercules and Quint, I try to stay away from any links if it's apparent you wrote them.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    new "Hollywood Regulations"

    by JAGUART

    Forbid a "Wolverine" movie. Something about running with scissors.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Anthony Hopkins...

    by oh_riginal

    ... and he lost all ability to act like Hannibal, and vowed to steal the role of Stryker in the Wolverine prequel.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox is an awesome actor. He was one

    by superninja

    of the best parts about Troy. Actually, Troy is a good film except for those parts with Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Diana Kruger.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I mean, you make a movie about one of the

    by superninja

    most beautiful women and you choose Diana Kruger? She is cute, don't get me wrong, but there are about a dozen women who are more believable as someone a whole people would go to war over. Maybe they didn't want her to outshine Orlando's beauty?

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    The Fountain of CGI Youth...Star Wars Anyone?

    by ripsovich

    Imagine if Lucas actually used CGI to make Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford younger. Could we possibly have an Episode VII?

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Star Wars VII

    by Biddlerama

    If Lucas ever made another trilogy (though he's made it very clear he never will) he'd probably make the entire cast fully CGI. He's proved that he's incapable of directing or writing actual human beings. Though why you'd want to see any more films from this glorified hack who took a possible story of love and betrayal and turned it into the chronicles of a petulant stalker is beyond me. Tell you what though, should he hire Peter Jackson to write and direct a 3rd trilogy I'll pay to see that.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I'd keep Stryker out of it completely/Adapt Miller's GN

    by Monkey_King

    or better yet, do the Weapon X film with Dr Cornelius and Logan beheading the Grizzly during the training exercises.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer "gets" Wolverine...

    by MagicPhone

    ... probably even more than Hugh does, judging from X-Men 3. Singer is the only person that could get me back on board with that franchise.

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    ANOTHER HARRY ARTICLE BELOW!

    by moto

    Seven years ago Harrison Ford was asked if he would be willing to do another INdiana Jones movie. He winked and said "in a New York minute". So there you have it@ Breaking news at AICN! Indy IV will be shot in full in just ONE MINUTE... set in New York of all places. HARRY, YOU'VE BROUGHT AICN TO THE LOWEST IT HAS EVER BEEN BY POSTING THIS MISREPRESENTED QUOTE REGARDING WOLVERINE! Shame on you

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    'Playboy... CG... airbrushed...'

    by Lone Fox

    Just can't let Ratner alone, can you? X3 was a good movie. There. I said it.

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Can we please see an authentic WOLVERINE costume

    by iwontwin

    Is there anyway I can see this realized, without it being some fanboy or 8 year old. Please?

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    "Young-ified"...?

    by Peter Crispin

    Come on, people... expand your vocabulary a little bit. Why not say "rejuvenated"?

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    weapon x and sabretooth

    by oisin5199

    If they're going back to Weapon X and before, I hope we get to see some action where Wolverine and Sabretooth are on the same side for a while (throw in North, Kane, maybe even Deadpool), or some of that mind-fuck stuff around Silver Fox, or berserker Wolvie killing everything in his path, whether they deserve it or not. I wouldn't even mind a nice 19th century flashback. Just as long as they don't do any of the stupid shit going on the current Origin comic.

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    similar to Hopkings CGI Deageing??

    by LeviDTinker

    i have a question, is the CG Deageing tool they used on X3,the same one used for Anthony Hopkins a few years back when he starred as a 20 plus years younger Hanibal Lector? i personally think its great whenever possible to use the actor who originated the role, if it looks like he really is the age he suppose to be portraying.

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Cox Liquors

    by Dr Gregory House

    right next to Cox Smokers Outlet

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    subject should have read similar to HOPKINS deageing?

    by LeviDTinker

    somehow a G got in the name. sorry about that.

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Well, a prequel of sorts...

    by Childe Roland

    ...opens the door to hit on some of the best facets of Wolverine's character. By X3, he was completely domesticated. No claws, so to speak. Here he could be more wild. More of a natural born killer. And Sabretooth would still be around to spar with. I approve.

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    rejuvenated

    by mrbong

    would mean that they ply a shithouse of botox and surgery on Brian Cox, more or less. to rejuvenate would be to renew, not to doctor. i agree, though, "young-ified" is hardly part of the beautiful language.