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Email from Hugh Jackman regarding WOLVERINE reshoots!

Published at: Jan. 17, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... Apparently Hugh tried to send this to me yesterday. I never received his email. Today, a concerned fairy godmother connected loosely between myself and the man-god Hugh Jackman, tells me that apparently I'm ignoring an email from Hugh Jackman. Interesting... so we begin a series of communications via another party between Hugh and I... and sure enough we discover that I can not get mail from FOX.COM. Apparently they can't send out to me, yet I can mail in. INTERESTING. Suffice to say, we worked out the tech angles and I got the email and the picture from Hugh. Now, before we go on to this - you should know that officially this is what is happening. You won't hear from any official source the problems that have occurred on this film. That said, there is very very good news. DARK KNIGHT's rather phenomenal success is helping the creatives behind WOLVERINE to unleash the sort of Wolverine that we're hoping for, let's hope for the best, cuz honestly wouldn't we all want an amazing WOLVERINE movie... set in Japan... ahem. HELLFIRE CLUB... well, if we are ever to see any of that - this one has to work. Let's hope that the work in frozen Vancouver will do exactly that.

Hey Mate- Would you mind posting this? Thank you for your support! HJ Hey everyone - It's Hugh Jackman, sending this note from freezing Vancouver. I have read a lot of your online comments regarding the footage that we are currently shooting and I share your passion for the Wolverine character and the movie - I owe it all to you guys! I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we've got much more in store! In the meantime, here's an exclusive shot of some characters you may recognize... Cheers, Hugh

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  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by Cpt. Arnoldo

    AND WTF THE PICTURES DON'T WORK

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    But will it be as good as Viva Laughlin?

    by drturing

    Dammit CBS, bring it back!<p> P.S. Come on Jackman, join us like Stallone did, and tell us how working for Rothman sucks.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sounds like more spin

    by kbarber29

    That bathtub shot was truly disturbing.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by Nickn328

    Where's the pics, man?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    A kudos to harry for blocking fox.com e-mails!

    by kbarber29

    That's one step forward in the right direction.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Picture

    by montimer

    Where's the frakkin picture Knowles?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    They are all looking down in shame of this film.

    by JediRob

    And they don't have the guts to tell Wolvie.<br> Nah it's probably fine. Hope so at least. Though I am contemplating the Fox ban due to his Watchmen fiasco.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    pic was having hiccup issues

    by HEADGEEK

    eventually had to rename it for it to appear <BR><BR>Click to embiggen

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Not many stars would address us.... Jackman I spooge you.

    by Damien Chowder

    What a mighty, mighty good man.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Cool Beans.

    by broken ring

    Screw you guys. I'm gonna see it.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    pretty cool of him

    by Juror Number 8

    to at least try and rectify the situation with the fanboys. im sure he knows he's coming into the lions den with this letter, which makes me appreciate him writing it all the more. he didn't have to and we all still would have seen this movie anyway, but i commend him for trying to explain the situation. it's not everyday a huge movie star would do something like this. thanks hugh, i'm still holding out hope!!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    bummer

    by hank quinlan

    I feel like if they really wanted this to be badass, they wouldn't have picked that director. Doesn't seem to understand the material. And shot it to look like Remo Williams or Commando, which are okay in and of themselves, but not what we expect from a Wolverine movie. Love Jackman. But this looks really less than stellar. As usual, I always hope I'm proved wrong.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by the_scream

    A lot better than X3 which I hated. I have some faith in this film and I respect HJ, a fellow Aussie. Although I do find it amusing how careful the studios are not to annoy the fans online. Back in the 80s and 90s we were irrelevant. Now we hold all the power. If only fans would stop showing up for films like AVP and Fantastic Four.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Since you're doing reshoots, I have 3 words for you...

    by 3D-Man

    ...COSTUME FOR DEADPOOL!!!!!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Just as "badass" as Van Helsing?

    by xannibal

    Just sayin consider the source. What would you say in his position?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    RESURRECT SCOTT GAWD DAMMIT!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Hugh, you're gonna have to do more than put out a decent Wolverine flick to heal some of the wounds Rothman and Co. inflicted with X3.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    at least it's not those crappy X3 promos

    by oisin5199

    which should have been good indications of the subsequent crapfest. X2 promos were cool - good movie. But not sure why they're all closing their eyes in this shot. I like the color and composition but I wish they'd look at the damn camera.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Mr Jackman

    by A-COD

    I want Wolverine to be great but it just looks perfunctatory right now. It makes me nervous when I hear talk of spinoff movies around 3rd tier characters. Gambit and Deadpool are third stringers at best. Wolverine should have been a one or two movie spin off around a healthy X-Men series. X3 blew that, you should have threatened to walk when you heard they were going to kill cyclops, seriously. So right now you and Wolverine are the franchise, I hope it gets the attention it deserves, make sure they get it right. We all want to love your movie but we can see the writing on the wall.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    who is the chick?

    by Dmann

    Is she token character who is 5'1 and 98 lbs yet can inexplicably kick all the guys asses?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Been a LONNGGGG time since I read X-Men...

    by gamerawangi

    ...and related comics. So what other characters are in this picture, besides Wolverine? And the guy with the beard, looking down over Wolvie's shoulder: Could his hand look any more fake? They look like something out of an early Roger Corman film. Let's hope it's the lighting and that they look better in the movie. And, yes, I'm pretty amped to see this. Always have.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Will Deadpool be maskless?

    by lex romero

    I really hope that's just how he is at the start of the film and we see him get scarred and in his normal outfit...otherwise, well I'm not going to go off shouting about it or anything, but it would be a completely unecessary change from the comic. Why do we need a "face" actor for the role? Just give it to the dude that played darth maul.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    3D-man makes a valid point

    by A-COD

    Not that I even care about Deadpool but his costume makes the character. Putting Deadpool in a muscle shirt is a Smallville TV budget move. Isn't Wolverine a summer tent pole?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    awwww

    by CGI_Pants

    sleepy babies.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    The Perfect Deadpool

    by ROBRAM89

    ...is a martial artist in a suit and the voice of Will Arnett. He has the right level of sillyness and the "gasoline and gravel" quality Deadpool supposedly has.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    charachters

    by peterwatts

    Wade Wilson (Deadpool) , Remy Le Beau (Gambit), Ajames Howlet ( Wolverine) , Vitcor Creed ( Sabretooth), Siver Fox

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Kudos to Jackman and all that....

    by Gabba-UK

    ....however this sucker has Rothmans cock snot all over it!!! That arse wouldn't be able to leave film makers alone to make the film in piece if you threatened to hack his kids head off sharpened stick!!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    A-COD

    by lex romero

    I don't think there would be anything wrong with a Deadpool spin off. Not every comic book film has to be some massive budget blockbuster, you could do a great little action film fairly cheaply set in the x-men universe with Deadpool.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    No picture or e-mail from Jackman can buy off my rage ...BOYCOTT

    by The Tao of Joe

    Jackman is a nice guy, but he works for bad people who shit on our heroes, our culture, and our ideals. Rothman is a disrespectful creep who perverts our favorite comic book movies with crap films. Re-shoots can't fix a broken studio. Fire Rothman now, or no "Avatar" for me, or definitely no "Wolverine." http://tinyurl.com/8hljv8

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    in Peace dammit!!!

    by Gabba-UK

    It's getting late. I need my bed.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Fox sure knows how to work it

    by wash

    Have "celeb" send email to Harry, and all of the sudden Fox is cherry-scented chocolate-covered pussy juice mixed with awesome sauce.<br><br>

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I'll see it....

    by j2talk

    and I'll be laughing as its box office # crush Watchmen(but I'll be seeing that too)...sure its not going to be on par with TDK but who wants that???one was more than enough....I am hoping its more in line with IronMan....

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    mask

    by lordnigzor

    im pretty upset with deadpool not having a mask but when is wolverine getting a mask or at least an eye patch?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I thought the trailer looked really good . . .

    by dragon of sorcerer

    Sure, it doesn't match frame for frame all the classic Wolverine comics. . . it doesn't have Japan, and it won't be as hardcore as the Weapon X series. Ok, fine. But the odds are seriously against an R rated Wolvie film, at least for the time being. . . I mean, we didn't even get an R rated Die Hard. My prediction: this film will be as good as we can reasonably expect (especially with the reshoots). Gavin Hood (need I remind you, the man behind Tsotsi) knows how to make movies. And talk about the Dark Knight means they're trying for quality (and possibly Oscars). So, I'm expecting good things.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    EWWW HUGH

    by The InSneider

    Screw the bad buzz, the Wolverine trailer looked pretty good to me. That said, this email REEKS of desperation. Some publicist's assistant's intern probably wrote that shit. Gimme a fucking break. The movie will speak for itself. You don't have to butter us up with promises of awesomeness.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    J2talk

    by A-COD

    I'm not sure how closely you follow Box Office numbers. Wolverine should beat Watchmen. It's almost a given. The last two X-Men movies grossed over 200 million. That's the traget for Wolverine, you need some quality to get there. Iron Man did 300 million, that's serious Wolverine needs to be very good to get there. I just rewatched the trailer and forgot how much I liked it. To be clear, I hope it works out. Good or bad I'm there opening night because I love the character but there are not enough people like me to gross 200 million without a movie that makes sense. I really would love all the details on the onset strife.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like we won't hear from ANY source about this film's troub

    by Bass Ackwards

    Shouldn't a news site report news, rather than just hinting about it?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hugh, if you're reading this...

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    I trust that Wolverine will be great because just having you in it makes it great. I also think you would be note perfect as John Carter in the upcoming Disney flick, A Princess on Mars. Having read that book last year, I couldn't think of any other actor in that role. Anyway, just my thoughts, take care and I hope to see you kicking some martian ass in the near future.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Deadpool

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    He did start out as a good looking bloke then got cancer, and volunteered for the Weapon X program so he could get Wolvies healing factor. This combined with the cancer made him scarred all over and mentally unstable, explaining the need to wear the suit and his wise-cracks. I really hope this is a sub-plot and by the end of the movie we get one shot of him in full costume. Gambit looks a bit naff but I can deal with that. I do have a problem with the muscle shirt on Deadpool though:(

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    He doesn't refute that reshoots were needed

    by drturing

    it could be true that a) both the production has been problematic and b) they needed to pick up one scene cause ryan reynolds was busy fucking scarjo from behind. damn that man is handsome.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    So FOX had him send this to "justify" the reshoots?

    by ricarleite

    Fox, we WILL boycott this shit. You can't talk your ass out of this shit.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Also why are they posed like a boy band

    by drturing

    Seriously, what's with the looking at the ground thing.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    A-COD-

    by j2talk

    my reference to book office # is that outside of the "fanboy" community Watchman is an unknown, so all the boycott FOX talk is a relatively minor threat as is the "we made them back down"- Like there was EVER really a Question that a deal was going to be made and the film would come out as scheduled ???? As for my other comment I meant I am hoping for a movie similar in tone to Ironman rather than TDK ...I am hoping for a film I WANT to see repeately, I am glad I saw TDK, but once was plenty....

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Why do people here try to dislike films?

    by spooky2k

    You haven't seen the film, though you've seen a pretty cool trailer and a lot of cool feedback from Hugh himself. Give the film a break...you honestly think your decision to boycott it will make it do badly at the box office? Think positive!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Maverick

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    Where the fuck is Maverick?? Goddamn fanboys wanting Gambit so lets just chuck him in there for no reason. Fuck the timelines eh???

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    SUCKERS!

    by sokitome

    If you read the post carefully it basically says if you go and see this movie and make it a hit, then we'll make GOOD wolverine movies for you...lmao....That's is such a con. By all the people who say they're gonna see this movie, I'm beginning to think Rothman was right about us fans. The trailer, the costumes, and everything else about the movie looks about "meh", but yet you have people saying they're gonna rush out and see it after the track record Fox has for these types of movies....PT BARNUM was right, there's one born every minute...I'll wait for the DVD or sneak into, but Fox won't get my money until I see ONE QUALITY movie from them.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Jackman iss a class act...

    by Han Cholo

    I sincerely admire the man for coming out and addressing us. Even though Fox is screwing around with all its movies it's nice to know Jackman cares.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Jackman is a class act...

    by Han Cholo

    I sincerely admire the man for coming out and addressing us. Even though Fox is screwing around with all its movies it's nice to know Jackman cares.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    just a red shirt makes him Deadpool, huh?

    by nooneimportant

    that pretty face better get messed up by the end of this film!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    the problem is, geeks are a small minority

    by lex romero

    Over the past decade due to the rise of the internet, the geek has become a lot more vocal, and lots of film companies have felt the need to talk to us "on our level" do a whole "hey we're geeks to! Yeah we're including that tiny thing from the comics that you're all getting pissed about!" worried that if they don't no one will see their movies. But the box office shows that that is bullshit. For every geek that complains about what they did to venom in spidey 3, there's another 10 people who thought spidey3 was "wicked". <br><br> We can shout and stomp our feet all we want but the fact is we're a small minority and the companies may act like they give a fuck, but they really don't need to. The majority of audiences don't know or care about wolverine's past as long as there's splodes.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I saw the trailer already...

    by morganmorgan

    Pass...

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Damnit, I like Hugh Jackman, but

    by eggart

    he really doesn't fit into many of the pictures he makes. When he's required to be slick and charming or overly emotional things fall apart. I'd rather he played more introverted and intellectual while taking advantage of his physical abilities.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Either that

    by eggart

    or make a swashbuckling pirate movie.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    lex romero...

    by billis3811

    is a Company Whore!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Why is Wolverine taller than Sabertooth???

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Whaaaa???? I like Jackman, but man this project is all wrong on so many levels. It's Fantastic Four all over again.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Of course it's spin

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    But it's not like Hugh had to do it. Let's face facts, this film is going to make a lot of money REGARDLESS of if we're happy. So the fact that Hugh has sent us an e-mail speaks volumes to the fact that he DOES care about the character. <p> You can give the guy all the crap you want, but he's on his fourth fricking superhero film as the same character. No-one except Reeves got that far.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Damn, check out those veins

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    What the hell has be been curling? Spin or not I'm looking forward to this. How come when we had two Sly Q&As, and the Bruce Willis question and answer everyone didn't yell spin spin spin. We've seen Hugh do action, drama, comedy, and he can sing and act on Broadway. This guy is the total package even though unfortunately Hugh The Fountain really did stink up your track record.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Don't know about this, but the first half hour of the first...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...X-Men was the only good thing about any of those flicks. Oh, that and Magneto.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Trailer peaked my interest and i haven't watched

    by Buck Swoop

    more than 20 minutes of any Xmen film.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by sokitome

    Didn't yell spin at Stallone because he wasn't spinning he gave us what fans wanted a hardcore R rated Rambo flick. With Willis, I do believe people were giving him shit about spin and the fact it DieHard 4 was a crappy PG13, so much in fact he pussed out. So that should answer your question.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by A-COD

    X2 is very good. To deny that is ignorant.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Why are people down on this flick? The trailer kicked ass

    by TallBoy66

    Yes, 2008 for Fox was basically one series of clusterfucks after another. Yes, the studio exec. painted a set differently. (Oh noes! The entire thing is falling apart! DIFFERENT PAINT!!! What a sign that the movie is FALLING APART!!) But, goddamn, the trailer had Wolverine kicking ass. What in the hell more do you people want? Character development? It's fucking Wolverine!!!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I *DO* Recognize Those Characters!

    by The Funketeer

    Van Wilder is in Wolverine?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Vancouver? Freezing?

    by a_loco

    Try Toronto you pussy.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Y'now, I haven't been getting Hugh Jackman's emails eihter

    by The Funketeer

    Must be technical issues.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    The trailer looked like Commando meets X-Men

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    So really, really fucking cheesy. But ya know, Wolverine isn't meant to be art. It's an angry guy clawing people.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Schrieber was one of the few bright spots about Defiance

    by TallBoy66

    I think he'll make a pretty kickass Sabertooth. The man can play intense, the man can play scary, the man is taller than Jackman (doesn't look like it in the pic but, trust me, he is). He'll be fine. You want the fuckin' WWF guy back again?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    HUGH JACKMAN TO PLAY SOLID SNAKE!!!

    by Sephiroid

    Come on... you know that it's the way it's supposed to be! Perfect Casting!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    sokitome, yeah Willis got crap, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    that R vs PG-13 issue aside that was a great talkback. But when Sly was talking Rambo and Rocky saying I'm doing this or that he didn't get crap calling it spin. Granted now Hugh didn't write or direct this. Look at it this way though, if he didn't like it he wouldn't be spinning. Remember when Elektra came out? Garner was telling her friends it was crap that she was contractually obligated to do. She wasn't sending Harry e-mails.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    As badass as Brothers Grimm?

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    One can only hope.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    It's Wolverine, not Citizen Kane

    by BurgerKing

    The X-Men movies have just been badass showdowns, indeed X2 had the most compelling plot, and I'm sure this film is going to retread a lot of that ground, but even if it's bad overall, we've seen that Sabertooth vs. Wolverine fight in the trailer, and thats worth the price of admission alone for me.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I thought Harry just ignored MY emails.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Now I don't feel so unwanted. I've actually gotten really interested in the idea of Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth. He's a very good actor with a hint of danger or anger brewing under the surface. At first my feeling was, "An origin story four movies in? Why?" However, I'm getting more and more curious about this project. Hugh Jackman sold me as Wolverine as soon I saw the cage fight scene in the first film, and he has been the most consistant thing about the series so far. Count me as interested so far.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    ya ok, The Tao of Joe

    by BurgerKing

    You're not going to see Avatar, a movie, that if it does live up to hype, will completely redefine science fiction, CGI, and will have geeks hyperventilating to the very thought of it for years to come, all because of some suit sitting in an office making bad movies? <p> I roll my eyes in your general direction...

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    People have faith in Jackman

    by veritasses

    He's a nice guy, multi-talented, hard working. Unfortunately, people don't like, trust or have faith in the studio or Rothman.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    This trailer is different from the first one I saw

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Now that I've seen Schreiber in it too it's no contest. To quote Jules "Oh man, I'm going that all there is to it." I am wondering what the hell Gambit is doing in it. He's not even real Gambit. He's Sigriend and Roy gay Gambit. Man I wish they could go in the way back machine, and pull out JCVD in his prime to be real Gambit.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Freezing Vancouver?

    by blckmgk13

    When did this email really arrive Harry? It is plus 10 degrees here, which is like 50 degrees Fahrenheit for you yanks. That can't possibly be construed as freezing could it? Now if this email happened like 2 weeks ago amid a freak snowstorm and such, it would be understandable. Jackman, you look like a tough guy, don't puss out by saying it is cold! That being said, the Wolvy movie looks cool. Naysayers be damned.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    As always the complaints continue...

    by Sithtastic

    and for a movie for which I have heard nothing but complaints, I expect it to break $2M given the reputation of the characters involved. How much continuity is in here is another matter. Still, out of almost the same sadomasochist desire to be disappointed I'll see this...on dubbed dvd (b/c I can't see it any other way).

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    It looks shit, Hugh!

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    That's all.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    blckmgk13

    by XoanonTORN

    C'mon, 10 is not that warm, esp. if Hugh is only wearing a wife-beater. Meanwhile, a REAL cold snap has us in Montreal. But yeah, 10 is nice, but not Miami by any means :)

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    A-COD...I ain't ignorant...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but X-2 bored me to tears. Wolverine cage fighting in bars kept my interest though...as did little Magneto bending metal prison camp gates. Wouldn't have thought that superheroes in tight shiny costumes and The Holocaust would go together so well...but apparently they do. Just like a good Pinot Noir and duck confit.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I would pay to see Hugh Grant as Wolverine

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    That would be hilarious.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by A-COD

    I guess my point is there is so much Superhero garbage ou there if you can't appreciate X2 what do you like? Just abandon the genre.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    grammaton

    by sokitome

    I don't think Stallone was doing spin because spin usually comes after bad press, which FOX and Wolverine were getting because of X3 and Rothman's words. I think that's why this would be considered spin and what Stallone was doing as just promotion. That's just my opinion anyway.....and to whoever said Wolverine is not Citizen Kane, wow! That excuse has been used by apologists OVER AND OVER AGAIN on this site. I must have seen that line a million times when Transformers came out. No one expects great Thespian Art, but pure stylistic crap is all we're getting. Plus the action, with the exception of two scenes from x2, hasn't been that great in the Xmen films.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    XoanonTORN

    by blckmgk13

    Well it ain't Miami, true, but when most of the states and the rest of Canada is like -20 to -40, you'd think that 10 above is damn well shorts weather. Seriously, I was able to have the windows open on my car again today! ha ha.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The reason Fox can't send an email to Harry

    by slder78

    is that they block AICN's IP to prevent leaks from making it to jim. Guess they figure with the amount of crap they put out they want the public to wait until the movies are released before they find out.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight

    by antonphd

    The success of the Dark Knight grabbed execs by the cheeks and squeezed some sense into their cash register brains. Box office is a function of the quality of superhero film. If news had been that someone like Renny Harlin or, ahem, Brett Ratner had taken over re-shoots, then we'd know that this film was shit and reshoots were an attempt to dumb the shit down to reach what they thought was the superhero film audience. Heath Ledger's real gift to movie watchers is this brief sliver of a moment of clarity for execs... if you make a quality superhero movie... you will make a billion dollars even in the midst of a global economic recession. Who knows... maybe we'll get a few more quality superhero films out of this before the moment passes and the cycle of 'just enough to get by' begins anew. - on a side note, loved Australia.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    I saw the trailer and lost my interest

    by DarthBakpao

    This will be another Elektra. Re-shoots won't help. Sorry Hugh...

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    If Rothman thinks.....

    by medicinaluser

    Getting Hugh to send an email will suddenly get us all to think of Wolverine as anything other than the gigantic turdfest it is destined to be....he needs to think again. <BR><BR> Other than briefly liking HJ in X2 he has done nothing much for me, sure he comes across as a nice enough and somewhat queer fellow (from seeing him on J Ross's show on BBC) but he still works for a cunt of a man.<BR><BR> "Fuck the fans. We already have their money" No NO not this fans as I have no intention of suporting your shitty studio in anyway shape or form.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Schreiber

    by antonphd

    Just watched Defiance. What the world needs is more Schreiber in films. Just period. I hope he gets to be as badass in Wolverine as he was in Defiance. Wolverine. God, I hope that by the release date this movie is simply titled Wolverine.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Sabertooth complaints are getting kind of old

    by armando

    You show me a fucking human being that looks like Sabertooth from the comics or the 90's cartoon... A movie will always be a slightly different take on the characters we know because cinema plays by different rules than a comic book. Liev Shrieber and Hugh Jackman are both great actors, im looking forward to seeing the dialog and fighting between these two guys! Lets respect the movie for what it is. If you want the exact thing as the comics, then go read the comic.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    There must be something huge in the floor?

    by ReekPoodoo

    I hate 'contemplative looks down' shots in posters.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    and yeah

    by armando

    it would be cool to see the deadpool mask, but who the fuck would wear a mask like that in real life? It would look about as dumb as wolerines mask. These movies are based in reality just like the dark knight.. Now if the x-men movies had a over the top style like say sin city, then those types of funny costumes would work... I think this movie looks just fine.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Fuck the fans.

    by antonphd

    Are people actually pissed at Rothman for saying this? You do all realize that ALL of these people have utter contempt for their audiences, right? If there is a suit in the film industry that doesn't have contempt it's because he was once an artist of some type and became a suit to stop being fucked in the ass as an artist by suits. Suits are by definition only ever interested in the bottom line... tear away every dollar that they can from audiences. They don't do anything else but get money. They don't care about their customers anymore than any suit in any other industry. Banks don't respect you or like you. Tobacco doesn't care if you get lung cancer. Kellogs doesn't give a shit if you die from food poisoned peanut butter cookies. What is with the shock and outrage over another suit saying outloud that he doesn't give a fuck about the customers? For that matter... who exactly DOES give a fuck about customers anyway? Not your restaurant or your grocery store or your video store or your car dealership or anyone else who's just doing their job and taking home a paycheck. People hate their customers. Generally speaking. I actually don't, but I don't expect other people in my industry to care. Hell, as soon as someone does care along comes someone who wants to capitalize on caring about customers. If you get pissed at every fucker who hates his customers and decide not to buy from them...well... good luck in life. But I suppose that in the big picture... refusing to buy a ticket to a superhero movie because you are pissed at the suit who admitted what everyone already knows is true, well, that's better than refusing to buy food or a house or a car. So, whatever I guess. Just... it's kinda silly to me and I work in video games and you don't know contempt for an audience until you work in the video game industry. It's like the wild fucking west out here.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Maaaaaaaaaaaan.....

    by BERSERKR

    I always come into these things to late what do i have to do, never leave my computer 24/7? anyway ya Jackman seems like a real honest to goodness nice guy, but from what i have heard about the director how can this movie be any good if the director hates the fans?:P and i hate, hate, HATE Sabretooth in this movie, he just looks like a short hair Wolverine with Chicks nails, he should at the very least have sandy blonde hair or else he really isn't recognizable as Sabretooth at all, i also hate the character of Gambit in the comics cartoon anywhere he is a lameass. p.s. I live in Vancouver why do i never see any movie stars dern it?!:P

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    The Fountain

    by relayer

    The Fountain was awesome! It will be a highlight of your career. While I look forward to enjoying Wolverine, the power of The Fountain will live on well past your superhero pictures.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    is a Ryan Reynolds "Ab Shot" in his contract for this?

    by guerillakarma

    Like every other damn movie he's done?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I have no idea why Hugh would read these talkbacks

    by stooopider

    It's just full of bitter, cynical movie-hating 42 year old conspiracy theorists that live with their moms

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    They look too emo in that pic

    by Super Rabbi

    bub.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    ....

    by CGI_Pants

    I am CGI_Pants, and no one ever replies to me. <br> Now, I said, "Sleepy babies."

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    was the flash too bright?

    by blindambition238

    Why does everyone have their eyes closed? <p> It looks like the cover to some heavy metal costume band

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "I have no idea why Hugh would read these talkbacks."

    by Cletus Van Damme

    It's January...he's in Vancouver. It's either this or make pisscicles from his balcony to ward off terminal boredom.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Too little too late

    by JerseyJedi08

    How bout you roll back time and not completely fuck the entire X-Men franchise with the abortion of part 3?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    to whoever asked how vancouver can be called cold

    by Bouncy X

    remember, jackman is from a country that considers 10 degrees celcius winter.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    All I can think of looking at that pic is..

    by fanboy71

    I wonder how long everyone had to stand there and wait while Hugh did push ups or curls to get his muscles and veins pumped up. Oh, and why in the hell is Logan taller than Sabretooth? Jackman is like 6'4", and Wolverine is supposed to be 5'3".

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    HUGH YOU ARE PURE CLASS!

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    The kind of class we need to host the oscars! GOTTA DAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNCCCCEEEEEEE!!!! bub.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    "I'm a geek...now that someone famous acknowledges me---

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ---I take back everything I said." You are so pathetic, people. I hope this movie is good, but the trailer is very bland.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Liev Schreiber is Sabretooth???

    by schnipple

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA They picked a New York Neurotic Jewish actor to play Sabretooth? BWAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    how tall is Wolverine?

    by leroygrey

    when did he become the tallest guy in the room?

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    For those who dislike Sabertooth's casting and look...

    by HarryWannaBe

    First of all...Liev Schreiber is a huge improvement over Tyler Mane. Secondly...given that this is being treated as an origin story for Wolverine, and Sabertooth plays a major factor in that story, it's a pretty big deal that Sabertooth can act and Liev Schreiber has the chops for it. Thirdly...c'mon...having a Sabertooth on screen looking just like he appears in the majority of the comic books he's been in?! God that would make this film a flat-out laughing stock! The only way we'd see Sabertooth with his mask and tights and stripes and big thing of fur around his chest and neck is if we also see Wolverine decked out in his blue/yellow or orange/brown tights and mask (with or without whiskers). And since that's not likely to happen, quit bitching about how Sabertooth looks in this or any other movies. If you can't understand by now that they've taken these movies and created their own continuity and reality for the movies alone, keeping that separate from the comics...then just stop watching the films altogether. And there's two reasons Wolverine looks taller than Sabertooth in the photo...1. they couldn't find a good, tough actor who's only 5'3'' (Wolverine's official height according to marvel.com)...and 2. there's this little thing called "perspective"...where things that are closer to the eye (or the camera lens in this case) will appear to be larger than things that are further away from the eye/lens.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Wolverine DOESN'T CRY!!!!

    by slder78

    When Professor X "buys it" in X3 and Wolverine balls, I just about fell out of my chair. Wolverine would never cry like that. He'd get royally pissed and destroy the remains of the house. He would go berzerk.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Paul Blart will be #1 this weekend

    by auddym

    Making more than 20 million. HAHAHAHA. Back on topic, Wolverine doesn't use shampoo Hugh. Just saying.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Bob Cryptonight

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    The reason I love this post is that someone famous acknowledged this website. If Hollywood paid more attention to fans/fanboys/people than the critics then we would all live in a world of pure imagination. Sadly, that probally ain't gonna happen. But Godbless the aintitcool website and talkbacks to at least give us the chance. Hugh jackman wrote to the site. And the mother fucker can sing and dance. This makes him a total dude in my book.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Wolverine crying

    by antonphd

    Wolverine crying in the X-Men films... man... if I were wolverine THAT would be the personal history that I would want to wipe out my mind to forget. Wolverine isn't supposed to be Forrest Gump. He should be hard... like 007. He should be taking it out on someone or pushing it inside to fester until he takes it out on someone. That's wolverine. Fuck... imagine if Bruce Wayne cried... he wouldn't have to be Batman anymore. You can't let your tortured heroes be in touch with their emotions.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    comic vs movie - character's looks

    by houbou

    Some of the comments here are about how some of the characters don't look like their comic book version. Well, you know.. the truth is.. while being able to nail the visual down to the comic helps a lot, without the understanding of the character and the ability to act it, the looks don't go nowhere. So far, to me, Hugh Jackman is one of the few actors who incorporates both looks and acting to his comic book character which is Wolverine. Not many other comic to movie heroes have been that lucky. If memory recollects.. Stallone's Judge Dredd was spot on. 90s Punisher Dolph Lungren was actually cool. HellBoy's character is also pretty dead on, although the fact that their is a lot of costume/makeup helps alot. Beside that, I can't think of anyone else who was able to really pull it off. This is NOT to say that Spider-man 1, 2 and 3 weren't awesome for example, but Tobey Maguire doesn't look like the Peter Parker of the comics, yet he did a great job of rendering Peter Parker. Bruce's Wayne character looks not much like the comics, yet, Christian Bale knocks it to the park. And I think the only movie that caused a comic book to change the looks on the basis of it was Superman. When the new "Man of Steel" was reinvented in 1986, John Byrne heavily used the Christopher Reeve's looks to Clark Kent/Superman. Anyways, bottom line, it's always fun to see a movie where the comic looks are well respected, but in the end, the movies that do well, are movies that are plain and simply great movies, because their adhere to the spirit of the character(s), not necessarily the looks. That being said, the next movie Watchmen, might become the best true adaptation of comic to movie ever made. Cheers!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    get over Hugh's height

    by Silverglade

    That whining was already old during the X1 talkbacks. You don't have to like the film but acknowledge that large portions of the popcorn audience crave more Wolvie played by Hugh Jackman. Motherfuckers getting tattoos of him and shit as wolvie.<p> Purists are losing their ground to stand on. Heath was not perma-white. Annnnnd guess what.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I can't believe HUGE ACKMAN was down the road and I didn't see h

    by ironic_name

    shooting at a park at the end of my street. <P> liev, naomi and dick donner might've been there too.. <P> lazy of me.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    and I hate alan moore and watchmen so I'll buy 3 tickets for thi

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    BrowncoatJedi, it's a forced perspective shot.

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    It's designed for marketing purposes to feature the lead character. You asking that is like wondering why when you hold your hand in front of your face the house across the street looks so small. "OMGWTF!! That house is smaller than my hand! They builded it wrongz!"

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I am being serious...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I was always only a casual X-Men comics fan so I am not familiar w/ Deadpool...Judging from this picture he works at Abercrombie and Fitch? Seems like an odd choice for a secret identity.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Jumpin...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Hilarious post! You rock!

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    At what point in Geek history...

    by digitalcos

    did all this hate develop?<p>Geekdom used to be all about bonding with other Geeks over loving what we loved, and screw everyone else.<p>At some point we lost the fun in being a Geek. Now it's mostly this 'gang up and hate something' crap. I'm getting sick of it. There are days when being a part of the geek community just isn't fun anymore.<p>This, "what are we gonna hate today?" attitude has got to stop. Next time I catch myself doing it I'm going to take the time to step back and ask myself "why?".

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    A-COD...point taken...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not that into the genre. Liked the first original Superman though. And more recently Iron Man and both Hulks (strangely enough).

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    slder78 your comic-fu is weak. wolverine cries allatime

    by ironic_name

    Wolverine #69 <P> tinyurl.com/9uond5 <P> more

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Digitalcos

    by medicinaluser

    Isnt it a talkback only thing? <BR><BR> You do visit other sites out there other than this one right? As you will find most talkbackers tend to just let the worst of there nerd rage out on this site but are rather more mature on others...I would think.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    I bet 100 bucks American no hater here would say the same shit

    by DOGSOUP

    to the man's face. The power of anonymity make you all hardasses. Take that away and you'd crumble like an Air Bus's turbines when faced with a goose.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Cletus Van Damme...Hugh is Bored?

    by conspiracy

    given his income, and the perks associated with being an A-list actor, I'd think the guy could find or create a fun/good time even at noon prayer call in downtown Mecca during Ramadan. More than likely this was written because he 1.Really does care about the product and his long time customers (us); and 2. He is looking out for his, and his employers best interests; remember their continued A-list/tentpole viability depends on making films we the paying public like. So taking a few seconds to shoot an email to a site known to have very vocal critics (us), people whose word of mouth can effect the general publics perception of your film, whilst in the limo en-route to the G5 is just good business/PR.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    antonphd

    by quantize

    you sounded credible until your sidenote...then you sounded like an ass.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    DOGSOUP...Witty and topical quip...Pure Gold.

    by conspiracy

    However, I'd have no problem telling Mr. Jackman that X3 blew chunks, just as I'd tell Gates that Vista sucks. If you are honest...perhaps next time we'll get a better product.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Liev is the only thing about this that looks interesting.

    by Royston Lodge

    I don't get the Liev hate. He seems like the most interesting thing in the movie, at least judging from that teaser. Everything else looks dull as dishwater.

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Liev Scrheiber is Sabretooth

    by schnipple

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by schnipple

  • Jan. 17, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    THE ANUS OF MY CHILDHOOD IS

    by schnipple

    SO SORE

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Hmmm conspiracy I stand touche'd

    by DOGSOUP

    X3 blew really really big chunks. I'd tell him that too. Still, I refuse to be so cynical that I declare this a shitty movie a couple months before I see it. If it's shit afterwards I will admit to him, you, everyone here, everyone in the world, and myself it's shit. But Jesus Titty-Fuck, haven't we learned yet that trailers never gauge the quality of a movie (despite of course that's exactly what they are supposed to do). All trailers ever do is spoil the movie.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    True medicinaluser.

    by digitalcos

    The worst of it is often found here. Which is exactly why I felt this would be an appropriate place and time to post my thoughts.<p>I was going to say as much, but I didn't want to single out AICN, as I do think that it's in issue with Geekdom overall as of late.<p>But, as I said, I do agree that much of it is found here.<p>I will say though, that it's not just the TBs. It's also the articles.<p>I know that part of the purpose of the internet has become to eliminate the spin, but along with that unfiltered info and opinion comes this desire to 'get your hate on'.<p>Maybe back in the day when it was just what we could find on the magazine racks it was mostly spin. But, at least there wasn't all this hate.<p>Maybe that Awesome movie poster, Kick-ass trailer, and TV spot turned out to be a piece of crap movie once in a while. I'll take that over this Contest we've started where we try to be the first to hate something.<p>To put it in our languge. Sometimes I'd rather just take the blue pill.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I'm telling ya, Star Trek's even/odd rule applies

    by NivekJ

    With a vengeance. That being said, even Lord of the Rings had fuckin' pickups (Kiwi for reshoots), so chill out. We'll see soon enough if FOX has fucked up or not. I don't know about you, but between Happens in Vegas, Happening, and X-Files: I Want To What The Fuck Just Happened?, FOX gave me the most hilarious summer I've ever had in the movies.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    just don't make it lame

    by El Borak

    please.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    HJ, if you're actually still reading these

    by drave117

    The Fountain was amazing, you were bad-ass in Australia, and none of us really blame you for X3. Ask Harry to give you the black box login, and let's get some dialog going!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    That pic looks like the cover of an emo band.

    by Power_Girl

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    This movie will not be good

    by JimCurry

    Just call it a hunch.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Jackman's a class act

    by Darth Thoth

    Gavin's Tsotsi was amazing. I really hope this movie is good but I'm not holding my breath...

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Thanks Jackman.

    by Deathpool

    Very cool of you to address us dorks, and double cool to provide the pic. Looking forward to Wolverine. PS: Please don't screw up Deadpool or I'll cry, and that's never good.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I don't recognize the characters.

    by polyh3dron

    All I see are Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber, some chick that looks almost like Shannen Doherty and some dude I've never seen before.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Looks more like a Creed cover band

    by polyh3dron

    lol

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I can't wait...

    by Dead_Geek

    ...NOT to see this piece of Crap! The photo says it all. They all look embarrassed to be in the film.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    X2 was good, but...

    by polyh3dron

    it was an accident. An accident they made sure they would fix the next time around.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Hoping the movie is better than the trailers...

    by KISSman24

    I haven't been too stoked by the previews I've seen so I hope that whatever has been shot will make the movie better. I liked all 3 X-Men films (w/ X2 being the best), but I'm just not sure about what I'm seeing here so far. I'll see it with an open-mind and will be super-happy if it blows me away. I really hope it does.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Thank you

    by Mr. Lahey

    That is bad-ass.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    We need an Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde movie!

    by BigGuy219

    That's the actress/character most deserving of her own movie!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    "Wolverine": Logan Vs. Alpha Flight...What Could Have Been???

    by Media Messiah

    This film should have been about Wolverine starting out as a member of Alpha Flight, and then going rogue. With Alpha Flight and its badass team leader, Vindicator, after him, it would have made a boss script. I wrote a pass on that once, and it played really well, but it was a X-Men story involving the whole team, Phoenix, and their well known foes, both in government, and the Evil Mutants, but it was cool.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Dear Hugh Jackman!

    by Anti-fanboy

    It is an honor, fine sir, to have you reading my humble talkback post! These words are being read by fucking Wolverine! Holy fuck me!!! OK, I'm cool. Mr. Jackman, Wolverine!, now that I know you care about us fans and read all the talkbacks involving you, may I suggest the one essential element crucial for supercoolness? Ninjas! Your Wolverine movie NEEDS Ninjas, and lots of them. Just like Batman Begins, and just like Frank Miller's limited series. Probably you have thought of this already, badass movie guy that you are. But just in case, you know. OK, and Sabertooth looks nothing like the Sabretooth in the first X-men movie. Um, what's up with that? I'm sure you weren't involved in that decision, but continuity is important, and those guys look nothing alike. But it's cool, since Liev is an actual actor, and can speak lines, instead of just snarling like that pro wrestler. Nice bit of re-casting there, actually. Also, the only love interest that makes any sense is Yuriko. Otherwise this movie will eat mangina. You'll still be fucking badass, but the movie you are in will make X-men 3 look like it was written and directed in 3D by James Cameron and with zero Celine Dion songs, or Leo Douchecaprio. For further tips on making a fan-friendly movie, feel free to email me at damnyou@michaelbay.com. Looking forward to any future collaborations!! I check my email often, so expect a quick response! Please email soon! I can really help with your movie. I'm currently collaborating with McG, to help with keeping Terminator 4 cool. It was my idea to bring Christian Bale on board. I posted the idea in a talkback, and he must have read it, and was like, Fuck yeah, Christian Bale! Or we can just keep this on a talkback level. That's cool too. That's how I usually work. You can just stop by occasionally and look for my posts or whatever. So, yeah, OK. Cheers, Mate! Haha. Like I'm Aussie, right?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the fil

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Great, so it fucking sucks then, right?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    I JUST DON"T GET IT!

    by captaincosmos

    This is an age-old, practically retorhical(sp?) question, but... really, why do they always lose the costumes and put these comic book characters in lame "street clothes" that make them look like West Hollywood cum-hustlers? I know -- they think that putting Wolvie in a bright Yellow & Blue set of tights would look dumb and they don't want to hide all the pretty star-faces behind masks, but I'm sorry... that's fucking stupid. Obviously there is a HUGE fan base out there that's supporting these books and the corresponding characters, so what kind of fucking dumb-ass knob thinks that these same fans want to have their beloved characters turned into a bunch of fucking "The Hills" rejects? I know that one, too... they don't think there are enough true comic fans out there to make a major movie like this "commerciall viable" so they go lowest-common-denomonator. God, I fucking HATE Hollywood. I'm drunk, and I'm going to be now... Oh, and BTW -- fuck you, Hugh Jackman, you fucking corporate sell-out.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    me so horny

    by darrenspool

    What is up with you guys being so down on Wolverine? You goddamn pricks. You need to watch yourself coz Hugh Jackman is not afraid of speaky with you. Ooo me so horny Hugh, me so horny.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Cool picture, lame spin

    by Oski

    Oh, hi mate, I'm sending you this personal email from Fox's computers and I just happen to have an extremely hi rez promo pic. I think there will be half of a good movie here. The bad half will be stuff like the ridiculous looking Blob makeup, Ryan Reynolds playing himself, shoehorning in baby Storm and Cyclops and Gambit. The last part there screws up the first 2 movies because now how is it that they don't know Wolverine at all when they meet him and now Gambit is like 40something years old when the first X-Men movie takes place.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    L. S. Donner said there would be Jan. reshoots

    by Oski

    back in October. Just came to my attention. http://tinyurl.com/48bwkq

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Oski, you forgot

    by blindambition238

    "Sincerely yours,<p> Hugh Jackman's assistant #3"

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    HUGH I AM WILLING TO HAVE YOUR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by alice 13

    claws and all.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Wolverine at Normandy, stogie firmly clenched in mouth

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    What's the big problem everyone else is having with this movie? That it's not directed by Martin Scorcese and written by Orson Welles you fucking faggots?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    HARRY CAN I PLZ HAVE HUGH'S EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN STALK HIM PLZ

    by alice 13

    tia. hi hugh. :)

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Sabertooth is not Sabertooth...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...therefore I am not interested. When you make a movie from printed material, of course there must be artistic licence and things have to be changed to make the story work on screen><p>I can live with nipples on the batsuit and flames on Optimus. I can even - just - see why squiddy had to go, but Sabertooth HAS LONG HAIR. How much does a fucking wig cost? And don't give me all that bollocks about it not mattering if Liev's performance is good - they haven't given Logan a Harpo Marx bubble perm, have they?<p>If you don't respect the material enough to even get the basic look of the character right, then you don't get my money. Sorry.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    blindambition238...

    by BiggusDickus

    Aiming a bit high, aren't we?<p>Surely it should be 'Sincerely yours, Marketing Office Drone 864'.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Burger King

    by The Tao of Joe

    If Rothman is still in charge of Fox studios, no I won't see Avatar. Redefining sci-fi or no, I am done with that studio until the asshole in charge is gone.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Where's SABRETOOTH???? I don't see him!!! >:O

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    He certainly CAN'T be the guy with the fake nails and shorter than Wolverine on the right.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman is a MUTANT PLANT!!!!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Read his e-mail. It's signed "Huge Plantman."

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Our anger is working, so we shouldn't stop now...

    by The Tao of Joe

    Getting this e-mail from Hugh Jackman is a pretty big deal, guys. Aside from raising a family, playing Wolverine, and getting ready to host the Oscars, the last thing he's got time for is to send an e-mail to a geeky fanboy news site. The studio made him do this because they can smell the bad blood brewing for this project. Rothman is starting to see that we are not already his money in the bank, and the people who keep Rothman in power might be starting to see that he might no longer be the man for the job when it comes to running a studio that controls so many interesting genre properties. BOYCOTT UNTIL ROTHMAN IS GONE!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Why is Gambit in this again?

    by most excellent ninja

    explain that Jackman!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Crraaawwwlliiing iinn my skiiiinnnnn

    by David Cloverfield

    They look pretty silly on that picture.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    The REAL REASON Hugh Jackman wrote this e-mail...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    All of the cries of "BOYCOTT WOLVERINE" are making The Powers That Be VERY nervous. So they gave the film's lead marching orders to try to talk down the restless natives before bad word-of-mouth and hard feelings sunk WOLVERINE before it even had a chance to premiere.<p>The only question IS: Are fanboyz stupid and gullible enough to FALL for such an obvious ploy?<p>"Oh, and here's an exclusive photo for you dweebs to take to the bathroom with you, while you pretend that you actually know me."

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    TDK influence? So a narrative disaster, then?

    by necgray

    Truck-sized plot holes and a thousand dangling subplots. I'm just sayin... for like the thousandth time...

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Charcters we recognize?

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I see logan.. ok... who the fuck are the rest of them supposed to be? Deadpool wearing a cut off red shirt and looking like a GI JOE ninja knock off... no mask... no cancer... no fucking point. <p> As long as we're supposed to believe that Mr. Jackman is actually taking the time to read these, let me ask him a question... Why are you, a professed fan of the source material and the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film, letting these character shortchanged? It may seem nit-picky to be so mad about something like that, but why the hell should one think that a character that has been stripped of all resemblance to the source material have any of the same impact? Why should we, the true fans that made these character popular enough in the first place have to accept these changes just so you can get a few extra people in theater seats? Why use the characters in the first place? <p> Lets clear up the mystery as to why TDK was so successful.. it wasn't because it was "dark" or "edgy" or any such nonsense like that... its because Batman is already SUPPOSED to be like that, and guess what? Nolan and co. finally realized this and made an adaptation that drew heavily from some of the greatest story lines from the source material.. The Killing Joke... The Long Holloween... ect. and we the fans knew this. <p> The problem with "Wolverine" is that is isn't doing that. Its taking snippets of a muddled continuity, throwing them against the wall and seeing what sticks, or at least what takes the longest to slide down the wall. We would all love a good Wolverine film. However I just don't see it happening this time around. <p> Quit playing it safe, quit making sub-par adaptations. These characters, even minor ones like Deadpool and Gambit are more than just a name. <p> Then again, I could be wrong... remember how AWESOME Psylock was in X3?... oh, wait..

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Easiest way to make this movie 100X better

    by blindambition238

    Make it so X3 is another one of those fake memory implants...

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Not From Jackman

    by ThomasServo

    Wait, so everyone is buying that this is actually Hugh Jackman's email? I mena, the consensus seams to be that he Hugh was forced to send this out... but I think that's stopping short. Dudes and dudettes, this is just some studio assistant. Why the hell would they need Hugh Jackman to send this email out? It's obviously publicity materials, sent to Harry by an "intermediary." It's kind of insulting to our intelligence, right?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Cletus Van Damme&HarryWannaBe

    by BERSERKR

    I live in Vancouver and its not that cold right now, and no we don't live in Igloos, and there is just as much to do in Vancouver as anywhere else in the world if not more so, and it has been voted the # 1 place to live in the WORLD! by the united nations and other studies for about 10 years running, anyway, point it Vancouver rules. HarryWannaBe i agree that Liev is an improvement over Tyler, and that he does have the chops, and i dont think he needs to wear Sabretooths costume, but he should at least have a little longer hair and it should be blonde, otherwise he really looks nothing like him, also don't you HATE! that cheesy crawl on the ground leap thing he does in the trailer? soo lame.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Are they at a funeral?

    by Prossor

    geez whats whats with all the black clothing?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    A tenner says this doesn't have a critic's screening before rele

    by BiggusDickus

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    ...before release, dammit.

    by BiggusDickus

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    ThomaServo

    by HEADGEEK

    Well, good theory. Except Hugh Jackman has called me before and the stuff not here confirmed it. Wasn't just one source, behind the scenes and I knew those involved.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    so Harry

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    what are the scenes? SPILL IT! and the explanation better either have the words "silver" and samurai" or at the very least "totally" and "reshot"

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Prossor...

    by blckmgk13

    ...would you have preferred yellow spandex?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Hugh in this months SFX Magazine

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Hugh seems really cool and says he takes fan feedback very seriously and is really keen on hearing what being said. In the article he said it very important to him and everyone else that this project doesn't come across as just an X-MEN 4, he doesn't really like spin offs, he wants this to stand on it's own two feet. on Deadpool he says the following, "I have to be careful how I talk about Deadpool, because it's something I'm really excited about in this ovie. That's where Benioff did some of his best stuff, how smartly and coolly he brought that character in. Actually some fans might be pissed off, but that's okay. I think they'll understand why we took some creative lincences with him" He also says Liev Schreiber was the first person he wanted cast in the movie and working with him in 5 scenes were the most full on things he's ever done. There's also a brief interview with Lauren Donner who basically states that an X=MEN 4 is very very unlikely due to Fox being uninterested.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Can someone tell me who all the characters are?

    by theyreflockingthisway

    In that pic I obviously know Wolverine, Sabretooth and Gambit but who are the other two? Sorry I love the X-men but my knowledge is pretty much limited to the cartoons and movies. <br><br> I'm looking forward to this by the way. Wolverine is one of my favourite characters and Sabretooth one of my favourite villains - looks like they've got him right this time.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    picks arent a bad thing.

    by Obscura

    they're not a sign of a bad director, or problems with the story, or anything negative at all. im disturbed at reading some of the comments here that think pick ups are something to worry about. almost all movies have them, and they can often add a lot of life to a project, because they can add a bit of spice to an edit. sometimes you just cant be sure what you want till you've seen what you've got, cut and making sense. if anything pickups show that a director wants to get it absolutly right.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    "Actually some fans might be pissed off, but that's okay. "

    by DOGSOUP

    DEADPOOL BETTER NOT WIN AGAINST SQUIRREL GIRL!!!! IT JUST CAN'T HAPPEN!!! Other than that have at you...

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    So...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Why are Fox uninterested in another X-Men movie? The series made them a ton of money. Weird. The sooner Rothman and his chumps pack up and leave the better. Mechanic should never have been forced out.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Err......the teaser was totally fucking boring.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    How should I be stoked, Mr. Jackman?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Can anyone tell me

    by kwisatzhaderach

    why X-Men 3 had a production budget of $210 million? Where did the money go?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    And how is this supposed to be "badass"...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when it's a fucking PG-13 teenie flick?!?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Has that Blade 3 smell about it....urghhh!

    by football

    Or dare I say X-Men 3? Though I like Jackman I think this could be a stretch too far on his popularity stakes. I don't see this doing that well at all. Sorry Marvel.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    C'mon, you gotta love Hugh

    by Mr Gorilla

    He's so charming, he really had so much impact as Wolverine, and I really hope this movie is as good as he clearly wants it to be.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    audrey is a MUTANT PLANT!!!!

    by ironic_name

    feed me!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    me so horny

    by darrenspool

    Wolverine has less chance of satisfying you no good pricks than Harry has jogging on a treadmill. Hugh, I know u r reading this, so please punch Baz in the face for me, I didn`t like the ending to Australia, your character should`ve died. I can`t believe how ordinary the teaser to Wolverine was, it was so bland, except for Gambit. Wolverine needs to get angry big time. And don`t take no crap from Rothman. You punch him in the face for me.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    costume for Deadpool

    by discomatic

    Deadpool needs his costume

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    WHAT POSITIVE RESPONSE TO THE TRAILER?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Someone's (Rothman) been lying to Jackman. We hate the trailer and you need to stop being Wolverine. Jump over to DC, put on the Green Lantern costume and then we can talk.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    GIMME A BOY!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Gimme a cot!!!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Kurt

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Sir, your posts are usually valid and thought out. But having on Liev? <p> He's not my favourite actor on the planet, but IF they're giving Sabretooth more acting and character beats then they should hire the best actor they can find... and Liev is a pretty good actor. Also, re: the link between this Sabretooths and the original X-Mens - it's called secondary evolution. Sabretooth evolves/devolves into a more feral animal between films.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    I hope these reshoots go well coz i was pretty underwhelmed by the trailer. Usually i see a triler and get amped and then the movie turns out shit..so im hoping this is gonna be the opposite. I was in the minority i guess who didnt think X3 was all that bad but that doesnt mean i want a wolvrine film of that quality necessarliy. Just hop all works out..at least the dark knights success has finally made those prick studio execs look up and listen to what the punters want. Somehow though i just cant get excited about this movie..fingers crossed though.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    She'll be right mate!

    by KillaKane

    Whiny anal fanboy naysayers are in the minority on this one, trailer checked all the right boxes, this is going to deliver. Apropos of nothing: Hugh would make a damn fine Snake Plisken if that reboot ever get's a rollin (again).

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    ALICE 13 - THIS IS JUST A WILD GUESS

    by BringingSexyBack

    but I think his email address might be hugh.jackman@fox.com? Sincerely, Sherlock.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Looks like a new rock band picture.

    by Smashing

    Wolvie and the mis-casts.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Well, if Hugh-san IS reading this...

    by Anna Valerious

    WE (The fangirls and some guys that make up the Sommersverse cult) WANT YOU IN ANOTHER "VAN HELSING". UNIVERSAL ARE MORONS FOR NOT RECOGNIZING PEOPLE LIKE THE FILM AND TRIED TO DUMP A CHEAPQUEL ON US. PLEAAAAAASSSSSEEEEE CONVINCE SOMMERS TO PRODUCE IT!!!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Straight from the cover of the Rolling Stones?

    by Shub-Wankalot

    What's with the indie rock poser pic...at least Wolverine looks like the comic version of Wolverine; the others, not so much.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I just got an e-mail from Ricardo Montalban...

    by Uncle Stan

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    ...his "Kahn" reshoots will be badass.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    This board is laden with pathetic whiners

    by ScottinDC

    Wahh! Wolverine cries! Wahh! Sabretooth looks like a pansy! Wahh! Deadpool isn't scarred and isn't wearing his mask in this one picture! Wahh! X-Men 3 wasn't all that good! Wahh! Wahh! Jesus...grow the fuck up. They're working on the film to ensure it's watchable and entertaining - Hugh Jackman is being nice enough to give everyone the scoop...if you aren't interested in seeing this film, then SHUT THE FUCK UP and don't go. Doesn't all your piss and venom get old? Is it really satisfying to sit around crying every day about petty shit?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Oh My GOSH!

    by kaickull

    That's the original Creedence Clearwater Revival on the pic?!? NOW I believe on this one!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    This Movie Should Have Been Payback But With Claws . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    nuff said.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    WHO ARE YOU ALL KIDDING, WE'RE ALL GONNA SEE IT!

    by dr sauch

    FUCKING FAT FUCKS! MY GOD, WHY DO YOU COME HERE WHEN YOU ALL CLEARLY HATE MOVIES!!! SAY WHAT YOU WILL, I WILL NOT CHECK THIS FUCKING POST AGAIN I HATE YOU ALL SO MUCH AHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    ..and

    by foree forehead

    has anyone made a harry/blob fat joke yet.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    somebody needs his diaper changed ^^

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I was going to see it anyway, but now i'm excited.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Seriously, that was very nice of Hugh to chime in. Dr. Sauch is right- we're going to see it anyway, but it's great to know that one of the biggest stars in the world is not taking this built in audience for granted.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    If word of mouth isn't any worse than X3, I'll go see it.

    by JDanielP

    The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    and I don't know who those other people are.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I am not a fan of the comic books. Or rather, I don't read them, so there is no context for me to base my opinion of this movie on. That's probably why I liked X men 3, too. A good movie, that. Especially compared to the abomination that was Superman Returns.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    A Not So Whiney Opinion . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    I'm a huge wolvie fan. So huge in fact I have every single issue since Miller did the original mini. So when I loaded the trailer and saw what looked like a Schumacher wet dream it was a bit disapointing. Somehow it just looked cheap. I think that's what has everyone spooked. I hope for the best. I hope when I sit down to watch this thing it rips my head off. At the moment I just don't think that'll happen.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    "Okay, everyone but Hugh stare down at the floor."

    by CreasyBear

    "Why?" "Because it'll be fuckin' bad-ass, that's why!"

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    ThomasServo

    by cowboyone

    You spelled "mean" and "seems" wrong ... I don't think anyone is worried about insulting your intelligence.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    From James Cameron, director of ALIENS and T2:

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    A V A T A R - Blowing your fucking minds in 2009.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Lee-mutherfuckin-press-on-nails!?!?!?!

    by Skankardly

    It's Sabretooth...we couldn't do a little better than that?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Hi, my name is Stan Gable

    by The Tao of Joe

    Watch as I attempt to endear myself to Hugh Jackman as if I were in the same league as an A-list Superstar actor, and totally above the rest of "the losers on this site" who have "nothing in their lives." What a lame generalization to make about a lot of people you know nothing about. What do you have in your life? An assistant managerial title at a waning video store? What a joke! You're talking back just like the rest of us. I got no problem with you liking the movie or thinking it will be any good. You have the constitutional right to be wrong. However, don't try to pose and pretend that you are somehow above the rest of the people on this site. It's a total douchebag move. P.S. Here's a bit of a cinematic response to the D.B. move you just pulled: http://tinyurl.com/2mna4s

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Nice to hear from Jackman and all...

    by rbatty024

    but the real concern isn't with Jackman, it's with the studio. So long as Rothman is manically controlling the strings of every geek film at Fox, then the chances of us getting a great Wolverine flick are slim to none.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Um, Hugh writes movie titles in ALL CAPS too?

    by YackBacker

    I find that strange, it's an AICN kind of thing. Unless HEADGEEK edited the letter to put WOLVERINE in all caps (which would make more sense) Hugh doing it himself seems strange.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Wait,wait,wait,wait,wait,Vancouver's not cold, foggy yes

    by Stormwatcher

    Seriously, Its like 5-8 degrees celcius. Its not cold. Now Detroit, New York, Denver ect. that's cold. When the temperature rarely drops below zero, you can't call it frozen. The ducks swimming in front of my window say Jackman's a pussy.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I am a fan of the comic-books

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    And I'm going to be cautiously optimistic for this.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The Usual Apathy...

    by knobjockey

    from the usual suspects. Hey, call me nieve (well, call it me if you can spell it, I never can) but Jackman sending in a message to this site and making clear his own hopes - and in the best way he sounds like a Wolvie geek to me - is fantastic. I'm linked to him via Facebook and he often posts and keeps fans in touch - I think that's cool (many of you nbo doubt don't) Being a long-time X-Men/Wolvie?Alpha Flight reader I think it's a shame they are missing on the Canadian history of the character, with Sasquatch, Puck, Guardian etc, but if this film hits big then there will surely be more to follow. And Harry is right, Logan in Japan a'la the Frank Miller run would be awesome, and I'm sure Jackman and his fellow producers have thought about that. Aesthetically I wish Creed was bigger, more like the 7 foot monster he is in the comics (then again Jackman is about a foot too tall to play Wolvie), and Deadpool and Gambit may just as well be new characters - BUT - this IS another origin movie, so those familiar costumes would logically come later. My only regret with the X-Men films and spin off is that they treat it as if it's all started today, and not taken into account the original group (IceMan Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast and Angel) and added the characters in the correct order. But again, with Wolvie being such a massively popular character, why would Fox wait? Very much looking forward to this one and think it WILL be as cool as the trailer looked, because very little beats Wolvie going berserker.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Nieve?...naieve?...bollocks...

    by knobjockey

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    The Dark Knight is a FLUKE.

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Sorry. I know, most times I'm a reasonable cat round these parts. But TDK is a fluke, because a fairly well liked star who died tragically turned out an Oscar worthy performance in a fantastically directed action film. Unless Ryan Reynolds gets dysentery and dies on the way to Oregon, Wolverine will be a great action movie...but NOT The Dark Knight. I liked the trailer fine, and of course, Jackman as Wolvie has my money, even if they do a rock opera about Wolverine's spandex. The guy fucking rules as Wolverine. He's the guy for the role, he IS Wolverine.<p> In other news, micturatingbenjamin has a webcomic about gaming. I know, I know, whoring ain't cool. But I wanted to get the folks here who know me into the comic.<p> www.dipswitchcomics.com<p>Check it out and leave me some comments! :)

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    FOX is preventing leaks by blocking emails to you Harry.

    by Angelus_420

    That has to be why they can't email out to you. Did you use another address that might not be connected to this site or you publicly. This is probably one step that Fox has taken in an attempt to stop leaks. Its what I would do. I would get someone to research sites like yours and collect the email domains then block them from inside a company. I wondering if all the companies will start to do that.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    This movie looks shitty....

    by JKrow21

    Except for that last line between Wolverine and Sabertooth.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Whoever said Blade 3, I'm thinking that too

    by Brody77

    All I can say is "uh-oh". Ryan Reynolds is great, but he couldn't do the action stuff worth a damn in Blade 3. Wesley Snipes got well shafted in that. Was he totally duped or what? Still hoping Wolverine IV is great after the crapness of most of X-3. BRING BACK CYCLOPS!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    spin spin spin...his publicist wrote that

    by Rupee88

    or the studio publicist. I'm sure he's prefer a good movie than bad but the Wolverine franchise was hitting the lottery for HJ and he will play ball with the studios and promote the film as best he can, regardless of how shitty it may be.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Derek Zoolander is in this?

    by Mgmax

    The guy on the left is definitely him doing Blue Steel.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    you guys who paid money to see X3 are to blame if this sucks

    by Rupee88

    if you continue to support crappy films with your $, that just encourages the studios to make more. You guys will never learn.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Anna Valerious

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Van Helsing was an absolute abomination of a movie. It would also be the worst movie mentioned in this talkback, but luckily for you somebody mentioned Superman Returns.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by Zarles

    Yes, a billion-dollar movie is a fluke. Sure. Dude, take your bullshit dicksuckcomics.com and your dumbass TDK theories and shove them both up your ass. You wanna advertise? Call a newspaper. The only fluke was your dad managing to get his dick into your mother's vagina to create you 13 years ago when he much would've preferred putting it in the ass of the mailman.<p><p>In short, piss off.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I'm going to pass

    by Luscious.868

    I hope that this movie is good but I don't know if I can bring myself to go to see it. I can't fucking stand Tom Rothman. The guy is a completely and utterly worthless. If I had a choice between spending 10 minutes with a used douche or 10 minutes with Rothman, the douche would win hands down.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    cowboyone...

    by ThomasServo

    A typo isn't the same as a misspelling, champ. And Harry, I stand corrected. This will teach me never to post while intoxicated... or ever again.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Rothman

    by kwisatzhaderach

    In his 2002 book What Just Happened?, producer Art Linson describes Tom Rothman as a gangly lawyer. "Our first encounter was chilly. He talked, I listened. He conducted the entire meeting with his back to me while he was organizing some papers behind his computer. "Rothman...was short on humility."

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Sabretooth is a lame ass lookin character anyway.

    by BMacSmith

    always wish he had more than supersharp fingernails anyway. i have no problem remaking his character. speaking of which, how does the new character mix with the old X-men 1 wrestler guy? are they two different characters?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Rothman 2

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Claims of a $250 million to $300 million budget for upcoming space epic Avatar are not correct, according to 20th Century Fox. James Cameron's sc-fi movie, which uses groundbreaking technology, will be released in December 2009. Speaking about the project to IESB, Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman said: "I won't comment on the exact budget except to say that as always with Jim [Cameron] everything is misreported, everything is exaggerated, because he is larger than life and so everything surrounding him tends to be larger than life. "While it's obviously an expensive movie, it's not an unprecedented expensive movie and it's not even the most expensive movie we've made at the company and certainly not close to the most expensive movie that's been made in the business recently." He added: "But it is, in absolute terms, a costly undertaking, because it's an entirely revolutionary technology. It will be a movie unlike anything audiences have ever seen. And, genuinely brand new, genuinely unlike anything that has ever been seen and that's hard to do and that isn't cheap." Rothman said the movie might launch a franchise or at least be a blueprint for other movies to be made using similar technology: "Jim Cameron tends to make hits and if the movie is a hit then this is the beginning, certainly for both the use of the technology and the work, it's not going to stop here. So, there's long-term value to it as well." But he said Avatar would be more than just a technical achievement. "It isn't even the technology, it isn't even the look and the world all of which is the coolest **** I've ever seen, it isn't even any of that, it's that it's a great story. "You read the story and you are gripped by every page, it's just a great, original story with tremendously, classic emotional value. So, at the end of the day, that's really what we're here for, to try and make great stories when you can find them. " <p> He was doing ok until that last quote, because Fox under Rothman is not the place where great stories have been flourishing.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I have no problem with Jackman, he seems like a cool dude, but..

    by Orbots Commander

    ...sorry, Wolverine still looks like a piece of shit. If I were in Hugh Jackman's position, in the future, I'd use any clout I had to protect the filmmakers on my projects from micro managing studio interference, i.e. know-nothings like Fox's Rothman.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    TOM ROTHMAN IS A FUCKING DONKEY

    by BringingSexyBack

    As Gordon would say.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    David Faustino is 5'-3"

    by ides

    And he doesn't get any residuals from "Married with Children." He could have really used the work.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop #1 at B.O.this Weekend

    by rhcp2sweet

    THE APOCALYPSE IS NEAR!!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, noon CST

    My favourite alien design

    by Rommel Catuncan

    in the Alien series is the alien in "Alien". He was a gentlemen. Good posture. Stood upright. Fine noggin on that one. <p> And I believe Gordon would call him a "stupid" donkey. Either/Or.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I think it looks good.

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I liked the trailer. Blasphemy! Blasphemy! Well I did. Sorry.The Helo bit did look silly tho, and Sabretooth really should be hairier. But it wasn't filmed w/ a handheld video camera like every other action movie...

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but the girl pictured here cannot be a comic book heroine

    by Snookeroo

    She does not have the pre-requisite monstrous-sized boobs, nor does her costume have the pre-requisite oval opening to demonstrate said cleavage.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Wow, thanks Hugh's publicist

    by picardsucks

    Can we also get his autograph. signed by you to mimic has handwriting

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I FEEL GAY JUST LOOKING AT THAT PICTURE

    by BringingSexyBack

    That shouldn't be the response to anything involving Wolverine.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    If Hugh reads this...

    by Phimseto

    ...he should be one of the few remaining uncast characters in "The Expendibles".

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    So Hugh Jackman has an email account with Fox?

    by photoboy

    Yeah right. This will be an email from the marketing department.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    lol..So i guess that boycotts off now huh Harry

    by SomaShine

    you are such a TOOL..for weeks all youve been doing is ranting about fox and fuck fox and boycott fox..Hugh jackman whips his dick out and you fall right to your knees..lol @ mangod.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Wolverine Blart....Canadian Mall Cop

    by thelordofhell

    I'll be at the food court, eh?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Rupert's hairdressa

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Strewth me accent's fair dinkum specially in Orstraya (as in you can either move here ORstraya) Baz wanted me to get me gear orf it's good for tourism and makes the sheilas toey.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    The Incredible Bloodless Wolverine!!!

    by thelordofhell

    For god fuckin' sakes, if this movie has Wolvie slicing and stabbing people with absolutely NO buckets of blood shooting out from them, it's gonna suck.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    SO HOW ARE THEY EXPLAINING TYLER MANE'S SABRETOOTH?

    by J-Dizzle

    And why he and Wolverine didn't seem to acknowledge their past in the first X-Men movie?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    J-DIzzle

    by blindambition238

    I'm guessing Wolverine chops off his head, then for some reason it grows back semi-retarded. <p> Also, amnesia. If Spider-Man 3 could do it surely Wolverine could too.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Tyler Mane's Sabretooth

    by Rommel Catuncan

    is stronger in the Force and had his eyes open during the birth and hadn't truly mastered the Force yet so was just a voice hence why you don't see him and Yoda trained ALL the younglings. <P> But yeah Tyler grew his hair out and became less intellectual Jewish and more grunty and Wolverine had no memories.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Everyone calm down!!!

    by Blancoshadow

    You can see Jackman cares about the movie is trying not to fuck it up. What made The Dark Knight so good was that it's beleivable, Liev will be perfect for the role, everyone doubted Ledger. And you fuckers wake up!!! Reynolds will wear the mask but you gotta show off his face in the previews to show that the guy is actually in the fucking film!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Some dude found a bootleg alternate trailer

    by StovetopStuffin'

    http://tinyurl.com/5r2st4 I think it's Japanese. It's mostly the same stuff, but there's a few differences. Might be the reshoots?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    who's the black dude in the cowboy hat?

    by BMacSmith

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I agree with 3DMan...these movies need COSTUMES!

    by King Conan

    I mean, these guys in the suits in hollywood are getting so "lost" in trying to make a superhero movie look "realistic" that they have gone from redesigning what we know in the comics to something totally foreign and putrid, ala Singer's Superman sky blue/burgundy swim suit, to now just scrapping costumes completely. COSTUMES CAN WORK! Just like in Dark Knight and better yet just like Watchmen will prove!! Shit Deadpool NEEDS to have a fuckin costume! Wolverine NEEDS TO WEAR THE BROWN 80's costume at LEAST ONCE in this film to add to the fanboy hysteria! Like in X3, the movie was a total mess but at one point it looked as though both the bad mutants and good ones were all wearing the same black leather! And you mean to tell me, its the last film, its already fucked and they can't throw Jean in the Dark Phoenix costume??? They can't have her ONCE do the Phoenix flame????? The people who made Iron Man, Dark Knight and Watchmen actually care about the property and the fans. FOX are just trying to grab some cash.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    This picture truly captures the shame of these bastard children.

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

    There's no shame in being ashamed of a shitty movie, my little bastards. Eyes on the deck, Wolvie and Co.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Wow, thanks Harry

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    So kind of you to answer my question regarding the reshoots seeing how you have "talked to Jackman about them in the past". So now I just have to assume you were just spewing shit as usual. How much is FOX and Rothman paying you to lie to us about this half assed moneygrab? I've defended you for a long time, my fat friend, but no more. FOX has butchered so many fantastic franchises and yet all it takes for you to give them another free pass is an "exclusive" pic (one that embodies everything wrong with the film we've seen so far) and a song and dance by a nameless PR drone. Yeah, Jackman has a FOX.com email account. <p> Sorry FAUX, but some of us learned our lesson after X3, AVP, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Electra, Die Hard 4... ect. ect.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Marvel

    by Shub-Wankalot

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Always been a fan of HJ...

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Never really got into the X-Men movies, but I did like him...and I really like him in movies like The Prestige, so hopefully Wolverine is a huge success so that he can make more smallish scale movies.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Marvel Studios needs to reclaim its X-men franchise

    by Shub-Wankalot

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Hugh seems like a way cool guy.

    by alienindisguise

    The Deadpool costume is way weak..he definitely needs a mask. I don't care about the time line or continuity. The one thing I'd want to see more than anything is for Wolverine to take on the Silver Samurai. A fan can hope.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Ok costumes....

    by groorgman

    Just like punisher ala Dolf Lundgren,(it sucked, I know theres people who loved it, but it sucked) you can't just throw a red shirt on a guy and call him deadpool. The only thing this picture is missing is two glowing red eyes with a grey grin and a gigantic blue fist just about to crush everyone. Bring on Apocalypse! Thanks to HJ for the update. Going to see this irreguardless.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    costumes...

    by King Conan

    these guys in the pic look like tv show superheroes ala smallville, sucks bad, no excitement at all.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Here's the thing on Deadpool

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Ryan Reynolds is playing him, correct? Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King in Blade Trinity, correct? So we have the same actor playing two different albeit minor characters in the Marvel Universe. Using this logic once again I state for the record that the perfect Captain America is James Marsden. Just give him a dye job, and blue contacts if needed. We never see his face except for about two seconds in the last X-Men movie. We've seen him do drama, we've seen him do comedy, and we've seen him do action. He's perfect.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    blue contacts....

    by King Conan

    are an abomination. think superman returns. find a fuckin actor with blue eyes. simple.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    King Conan

    by most excellent ninja

    difference is that on smallville they ain't superheroes yet. ohh wait this is pretty much the same thing. but it should be there anyway. the brown costume of wolverine would of been perfect for this.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Hugh, ignore the haters. As many have pointed

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    out this used to be a place where people could debate their love of all things geeky; comics, graphic novels, horror schlock, etc. Now, no matter what an actor or director does for a movie there will be a few crybabies out there going "waaah, I didn't get it my way." Well, this isn't Burger King. I didn't like all you movies. I loved most of them, some were okay, I really did not like The Fountain. The thing is, and I'm sure you're aware of this, is you'll never please everybody. Personally the only actor I can think of who hasn't made what I consider a bad movie is Clint Eastwood. Then again, I've never seen Pink Cadillac or The Rookie. Thanks for taking the time to address us through Headgeek. Give Sly and Bruce a call, and ask them about their experiences on talkbacks. I don't understand the hate for your co-star Shrieber. I think he's a class act myself. To each their own I suppose.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    most excellent ninja

    by King Conan

    Exactly. I think the brown costume ALONE would've forced the hand of some people who have decided not to see this...to see it lol. I mean that is the kind of fanboy excitment this movie should be stirring, "oh shit he's in the brown costume, oh shit, i saw a little clip of deadpool in his costume and its awesome!...oh shit...did you see Gambit? his cards were glowing purple and his eyes were glowing too! oh shit!....oh shit one clip showed deadpool takin his mask off!! his face looked melted!!".....this is the kind of excitment we should be hearing on the net concerning this fuckin movie...too bad it is the complete opposite. Fox has absolutely NO INTEREST in what we as fans want.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Looks fine to me

    by xsi kal

    I don't have a problem with the pic, or Jackman at all... Frankly, I'd rather get word from him on the situation than sit around with a bunch of couch-warriors with no knowledge of what's going on and our collective thumbs up our own asses. :) <br><br> I really did not like X3, but I'll watch this anyway... I like Jackman in the role, and the trailer looked good.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    So just because some of us don't immediately rush out to see something that we don't feel does justice to characters we love, we're "haters"? Fuck you, you goofy simp. Thats how we got such gems as "Batman and Robin" and "Steel". The fact that you say you love all HJ movies EXCEPT "The Fountain" shows just just how much you expect a movie to challenge you. Sorry he didn't have claws in that one. Don't worry man, they're making Wanted 2, so soon your eyes will be able to get fucked by explosions, bullet-time and fast cars... maybe even some "computer hacking" for good measure. <P> enjoy that. the rest of us will be watching real films.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    This movie looks cheap and crappy

    by andrew coleman

    Also Defiance sucked ass majorly. If you think it came out in 2008 it was one of the worst films of the year. If you saw it in 2009 it set the standard for shitty movies for this year. Australia was sweet. So Hugh beats Liev in that manor lol. Sabertooth looks wrong. The movie will be pg-13 so Wolverine will be just an average bad ass. Like watch the trailer again. I know you think it looks cool but watch it again, it looks corny, cheap and especially not violent. Movie will suck I love Hugh Jackman and I'm glad he's making bank from this but no thanks.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Re-read my comments. I don't love all Jackman movies. Van Helsing was fun enough to sit through once as a goofy popcorn flick, but it was nothing spectacular. Just because I didn't like The Fountain doesn't mean I don't enjoy a good challenge in sci-fi. I love Gattaca, and have watched it several times. Now that is a thinking person's sci-fi movie. Contact was great too. I didn't like The Fountain because it just didn't work for me. I got it, I just wasn't into it. If you want a good Rachel Weisz movie by the way check out her and Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener. I'm not saying it's wrong to hate any movie. There are some real turds out there to be sure. I suppose what I'm really talking about is people are saying "this sucks" when they haven't even seen it, and they're not giving any reason other than that. I mean if you really hate a movie let's hear it, but "just because" is an answer my six-year-old would give.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    What was that flick he did with Ashley Judd?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That one didn't do much for me either. Kate and Leopold was nice, and showed he could do more than claw things. Hey, I just remembered, Wolverine is a reunion for Schreiber and Jackaman. They were both in Kate and Leopold.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    And we really need an edit button here

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That is all.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    X3

    by rbottoms

    What is with all the hate for X3, I loved the flick. There's only so much you can do to integrate leather wearing superheroes into the real world. Or would you rather have Superman Returns type material with masterminds who have real estate scams as their earth shattering goals? Cyclops got axed because he had another movie to do. Jackman became the star... well because he has movie star wattage on the screen and brings in the women, so welcome to Hollywood.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    SAY NO TO LEATHER COSTUMES! SAVE THE COWS!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Spandex or bust!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Couldn't care less-- just try to watch "Van Helsing"

    by Drunken Rage

    Go ahead. Really. I dare you.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Was Marsden doing Enchanted when

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    X3 was filming. The timing feels about right. Marsden proved he could do comedy in that one. I liked X3. I liked the introduction or rather expansion on Beast, Shadowcat, and Colossus. We caught mere glimpses in the previous movies.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    EMILY BLUNT WOULD'VE MADE A GREAT PHOENIX

    by BringingSexyBack

    She still can, when they reboot X-Men, bring it to Sony or WB, bring back Marsden as Scott Summers and get Alex Proyas to direct a decent X movie.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Message to Hugh

    by a rolling stone

    If you have any pull with these re-shoots, make sure you get Ryan in a mask for at least ONE scene. You have no idea how far that would go with fans. We picture that red and black mask when we picture Deadpool. We do not picture Ryan's smiling face.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    rbottoms

    by King Conan

    costumes that somewhat resemble the comic are part of the fun of a comic movie. what would YOU like to see the dark knight wearing? a jogging suit? p.s. it AINT the "real world" buddy, its the movies.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Oops! I got all of Hugh Jackman's emails!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    So I go and log into my bellsouth email account and what do I find? Over a hundred messages from HJackmanWLVREN@foxstudios.com. The first few are pretty much copies of the one Harry posted above. I keep opening emails that were sent over a 24 hour period and they start getting -- well, the tone starts to change. At about email #28 Hugh says, "I don't think Stallone has this much trouble getting ahold of you. Are you out of town or in some 24 hour movie marathon or something?" Then email #42 goes something like, "Look, Harry, I know you weren't a big fan of 'X-Men 3.' I have your review posted on my dressing room mirror just to remind me." By the time you get to email #73 it goes like this: "Listen up Bub, I don't know who you think you are, but I've had a really long shoot in the goddamn cold up here, busting my ass for you ungrateful little "coolies" and I think you owe me at least as much respect as you'd give to Tobey Maguire. I mean that guy didn't even work out for 'Spider-Man 3'!" By the time I got to email #91 Hugh said, "That's it, Knowles, you real life version of the Blob! As soon as I finish these re-shoots I'm coming down there to Texas and I'm bringing my prop claws with me, and mark my words, I'm gonna shove 'em right up your--." Well, you get the idea. Sorry, Harry, if I had checked my email earlier I might have been able to clear this up. And Hugh, we'll just keep the contents of email #100 between you me.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Hate

    by rogueleader66

    That is what 80% of these tb's are about, all you see is hate being spewed forth by a bunch a whiny babies who don't get EXACTLY what they want in their films, so they bitch and moan about it, all you ever hear around here is how crappy a movie is gonna be. Now, I admit to being a cynic sometimes, but not all of the fucking time. I always get responses to my posts that tell me how I place myself on a bronze throne or some dumb shit like that. That is not the case at all, I don't think my opinions or beliefs are any better than anyone elses. Excuse me if I get a bit annoyed at a bunch of wusses who are supposed to be movie geeks yet spew forth more hatred for everything than I have ever seen. Because it annoys me doesn't mean I think I am better, I just don't get it. With the exception of Avatar, just about every upcoming film talked about on here is going to suck according to most of the people in these tb's. I love to sit back and listen to the garbage that comes out of the brains of people on here. Some of it is legitimate, and I don't disagree with every negative tb here. Many on here have defended their right to pre-judge a film based on footage, trailers, production stills. Ok, fair enough, I personally reserve judgement until the final product is seen, but to each his own. In the case of Avatar, I don't get it. James Cameron has not made a feature film in almost 12 years. Yet because of his track record, it is assumed that his next film will be will be super fantastic amazing. Hmmmm.....let's see. George Lucas (and no I am not saying that GL is as good as JC before i get flamed for that)had a good track record with the SW trilogy and the Indiana Jones trilogy, so when it was announced that he was making a new trilogy, I am sure most of us expected great things from it, and look what happened. While I enjoyed the prequels, they were not anywhere in the same league of greatness as the first, and most agree the prequels were not what they should or could have been. So while I agree that there is good reason to think that Avatar will be good, I personally don't feel, at this point anyway, that there is enough material to anoint this film the crown jewel of the 21st century. Give me a trailer, some better stills, something, ANYTHING to make me think this will be great. I am sure I am going to get some insults thrown my way, but I really don't care, I am just expressing an opinion, nothing more.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Mr. Jackman

    by Koji_Kabuto

    We all are behind you. Just make the best Wolv film you can. You have a good director, if you are a producer you can just ask Fox to let this guy alone and give them a good cut before they put there BS notes in. Once Rothman gets fired in the next coule of years, whomoever gets the job will be a lot easier to work for, and then we can start praying you get Singer back for something X-Men related. If Fox screws this one up, there won't be any more X-Spin offs at least until someone finally fires Rothman. Remember a few years ago when Eisner was in charge of Disney?, people were walking off Disney because of him. They fired him, bring Pixar in and walla!! The Mouse House is the Mouse House again. I just wish they would do the same at Fox, fire all those dumbasses screwing every good property they have. X-2 is the last good movie they made, and if it wasn't for Cameron, I don't know what the next movie I will look forward to from these knuckle heads. Oh well at least they have Fox Searchlight doing a good job at getting kool movies to distribute. Anyway, good luck HJ!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I don't think anyone here can be blamed for generalizing their complaints (like 6 year olds) In fact, go re-read the threads for when this film was announced. We all were hoping for great things, saying "I'll wait for the trailer at least".. Well guess what? the trailer came and it looks cheap as all fuck. Random characters thrown in, reused sets, weak action, miscasting running wild in the streets and costumes that look so fucking cheap ANY of us would be embarrassed to even wear them for Halloween. Tell me, with a straight face, that if you wore a cheap red muscle shirt, grew a goatee, spiked your hair and carried a sword you would even have the gall to call yourself "Deadpool". A retarded chimp would laugh at you. Yeah, Sabertooth is shorter than Wolverine, has short black hair, press on nails and vampire fangs. Are you FUCKING HIGH?!?! <P> I apologize for insulting your taste but the fact that you thought Van Helsing (another movie that took great source material and raped it half to death) was "fun", well my friend, its hard not to.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    When will Marvel get the rights back?

    by BiggusDickus

    So we can see a Nolan-style redux?

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I agree with you on Deadpool, but I dunno I

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    guess my admiration for Liev Schreiber is overriding the component of my brain that says "hey, that doesn't look like Sabretooth." The thing is the poster as we all know does not look like the comic characters. But, I thought the trailer had a to of action in it. Okay, action alone does not a movie make, I get it. As far as my tastes go, look at it this way, my music taste ranges from Ozzy to Enya. My movie taste is pretty much the same. Celebrate diversity, and all that good stuff.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    XIPHOS!

    by toadkillerdog

    Way to go Cards!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Haha..Enya

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Binks, I'm as guilty of headbanging to "Sail Away" on more than one occassion, usually while high as hell, but that point is somewhat unrelated to this. <p> There is a difference between Action and GOOD action. There is also a difference between creative license and just plain lazy name-dropping. ALL of the X movies have been guilty of both some sub-par action (watch the finale of X-Men 1 and tell me you weren't bored to tears) and straight up lazy adapting (Rogue might as well have not been Rogue at all). Though well made and with good intentions, the X films have never embraced the actual comic universe for anything other than names. Show me an issue Pre-X movies that used a black and silver color scheme, I DARE you. FOX has not came up with an original design post-Matrix and it shows in both their revenue and reception. <p> I don't want to destroy anyones enjoyment of Wolverine, and who knows, i might be pleasantly surprised.. but i will not pay to see it. <p> see, a trailer is like a presentation and we, the fans and paying filmgoers, are the potential investors. If we're not impressed, we don't pay. it's as simple as that. this "well, go see it anyways and THEN decide attitude studios have taken is utter bullshit and with the economic disaster we are all living in, we are wising up to these tactics. We don't come to love the NAMES of these character, but the characters themselves. Wolverine could be names Wolf-Fart for all i fucking care, as long as he acts and LOOKS like Wolverine. <p> Imagine a Batman movie where is doesn't wear a cowl. Imagine a Spider-Man movie where he has wings instead... might as well be The Above-Average Fly-Guy... There are no exceptions to these rules. Do I expect blue shoulderpads on Wolverine? No, but an attempt to make him or ANY of these characters, who we fans have supported with our hard earned dollars for DECADES, to at least slightly resemble their comic book counterparts. <p> All we fans want is RESPECT. TDK delivered that to us in spades and we came in droves. The general public got a taste of what we have known all along. Just because a character appears in comics doesn't reduce their legitimate worth and legacy.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    The fact that he's emailing from Fox should tell you

    by polyh3dron

    that this is something publicity had him do as a damage control thing. fuck fox and their patronizing bullshit. galactus is not a fucking cloud you fucks.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Dear Marvel Studios,

    by tibbar

    So... FOX has already ruined a lot of the serious interest in your X line of characters. It's a complete mockery, as any fan of a good story who has respect for the characters will tell you. But you know this, hence your developement of your own properties with the intent of having a very controlled Marvel film universe. Do yourselves and the fans a favor. After this stinkbomb goes down the commode, let the X licence sit for a few years. Do your Avengers film, do a couple Iron Man sequels, maybe the next Spidey flicks... just kinda let these awful X films fade away. Make us hungry to see Wolverine again. See, right now, I'm just flat out sick of seeing Jackman with the claws. There is no surprise, the thrill is gone. So let is cool off. Then, when the time is right... you do what you did with Hulk. Get some people who TRULY love and understand the characters and storylines, and you put them behind the wheel. Give us the original X-men lineup, and build INTO the whole blue and gold team thing. saving Wolverine for a second X film would be a good move, similar to Nolan choosing not to put Joker in Batman Begins. It gives us something to look forward to. Too much Wolverine has become a bad thing... give it some time and really think about this. Go oldschool. Give us the blue and gold costumes. I think I speak for ALOT of us when i say that i WANT to see the comics come to life, not some Heroes-esque version of the X-Men. Three words: GO BALLS OUT. Give me an 8 foot tall rippling Juggernaut ripping entire walls out. give me Iceman freezing an entire Sentinel as it crashes to the ground. Give me Professor X actually fuckin' it up in a battle with his eyes closed. Give me Apocalypse. Give me Archangel. Give me Savage Land. Genosha. The Acolytes. All the classic stories i remember growing up. If you can do that, Marvel, you will have erased the awful memory of these stinkburgers for good. Think about it.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    tibbar

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    well said, man. <p> Marvel, it's not a good sign when the true fans would rather watch the opening of the X-Men cartoon on a 2 hour loop than sit through a multi-million dollar film.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger, oh you so funny

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I give you credit, and this is what I'm talking about. For something you dislike/hate whatever, you present good reason why, and explain yourself. You don't just say "this sucks" then take your toys and run home. I'd chat longer, but I need to run. If you haven't already, watch Gattaca. That is one of the best sci-fi movies around, and it doesn't have a single explosion or alien in it.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    lol binks

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    i remember watching Gattaca in my multi-media class in High School. It is indeed a good one. Enjoy your sunday man.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    ALL THIS PROVES = FOX READS THE TALKBACKS.

    by dr.bulber

    FOX MOVIES = THE SUCK.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU. FOOL ME TWICE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Boycott!!!!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by Jodet

    I saw him on the actors theater once and thought he was the...wait for it....NICEST GUY IN SHOW BIZ EVER.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Boycott this shit cause its shot in Canada....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....fuck Hugh, fuck Wolverine, and fuck X-MEN. <P> Goodnight!!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    the_shogun_gunslinger...

    by groorgman

    Do you know what happens to a toad when it's hit by lightning? (the cringe heard 'round the world) Then she backed it up with Catwoman. Poor Ms. Berry.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    groorgman

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I sleep just a bit sounder every night know that I have never, nor will I ever see Catwoman. <p> But there are nights when I wake up in a cold sweat and the faint memory of that god forsaken line still running through my head. <p> I'm with BSB... Boycott

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    tibbar....

    by nukethefridge

    I enjoyed lots about the x-men movies. Your post just made me realise that they are not really x-men movies and are in fact, a bit shit.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    King Conan

    by BMacSmith

    Batman 's costume inTDk isn't as close to the comics as singer's superman. and no, i dont thinkWatchmen will prove you correct. non comic fans will take one look at those costumes and think they're lame as shit. I'm for costumes for guys big on symbolism like Superman, Batman, or Capt America, but it just doesnt make sense that a character like wWolverine will go out and buy some spandex to fight crime. only in the realm of comics.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    enslavement to the source material isn't always a good thing

    by BMacSmith

    i think some of you should relax a little about it not looking like enough like a comic. and mentioning TDK only hurts your argument.<p> TDK's Joker looked nothing like the comic, and take away the cape and mask, and Batman looks like some kind of special forces ninja. plus you don't have lame characters like Robin stumbling in just because he's such a core part of the comic Batman.<p> Rogue in the X-men movie is just more interesting than the comic version because she's not invincible. You do realize the Rogue in the comic is basically Superman with the added bonus of stealing powers? you would have to go into a long side story about how she became Superman (a pretty bland story) and her character wouldn't fit into the movie setting at all.<p> The comic book movies that work are the ones that boil the comic down to their essense and rebuild from there. The ones that work DO take some liberties.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by Skankardly

    Don't remember seeing The Rookie but Pink Cadillac is actually a pretty entertaining movie...Bernadette Peters' body is awesome in this.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    blckmgk13

    by Prossor

    As a matter of fact, fucking YES. If these filmmakers aren't confident enough to show the colorful clothed universe their characters come from, then they can go shit into each others anuses. Did anyone complain about Spiderman blue and red tights? Or Superman? These S&M/emo suits are far faaaar worse than yellow spandex. When hugh jackman utters those "ironic" words, he is using smart satire in criticizing their S&M leather fetish and the double-headed dildos and chains they keep tucked away, as well as the token gimp in the xavier mansion.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Deadpool

    by Series7

    Better be ugly. Which will be hard to do with Ryan.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I would love to have sex with 2 of the 5 people pictured.

    by Geekgasm

    Take that for whatever its worth.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Weapon X Program

    by aboriginal

    Isn't this what is really is all about? Filmed in Canada, but not the Canadian Gov't pgm. Hey, I can understand restructuring for the sake of getting a movie made, but it looks like this could be the same 'ol problem of too many characters and not enough screen time or story. Never will understand studio execs that really have no clue about he subject matter - be it comic or true historical etc etc - how things need to get colored somehow to get to that all mighty dollah. Hugh, you're a straight up dude, but use that box office weight and listen to the creative types that really know WTH's goin' on.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    haha jackman using a fox email domain? doesnt sound quite right

    by Stengah

    here's your fucking gmail plug, google. you owe me 2 fucking cents.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Prossor

    by blindambition238

    The main argument I would make for the black costumes is that all of the X-Men have gone through like 20 different uniforms since their inception. Plus, I always thought the uniform look in X-Force, original X-Men, and Morrison's run were a better fit conceptually since it emphasized that their a team. More than the motly crue look of the 90s.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    On the other hand Prossor

    by blindambition238

    I think Joss Whedon who took credit for the "would you prefer yellow spandex" line in X1 sorta poked holes in that argument in his own Astonishing X-Men series when he had Cyclops say if they wanted to be seen by the public as superheroes, they'd better be dressed the part.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    God I sounded like a dork

    by blindambition238

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Hey Bub

    by rbottoms

    >p.s. it AINT the "real world" >buddy, its the movies. I'm not your buddy, bub. Movies have to create a world that contains a reality we can accept. Yellow spandex belongs in comic books, wearable clothes that don't make you laugh belong on film. Thus, not many women in dental floss sized bikinis fighting villains or scarlet colored tights on Magneto.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    FRED! Steelers!

    by toadkillerdog

    Steelers baby!

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith

    by King Conan

    Using TDK as an example proves me RIGHT because it shows how you can use costumes LIKE joker and not have to make it BLACK LEATHER! Ok let's see, Spider-Man blue and red spandex, Iron Man..gold and red armor...Superman/Chris Reeve version BRIGHT BLUE/RED/YELLOW...it can work..if you're not fuckin lazy and take the time to design a costume that closely resembles the comics but translates to the screen well. Thats what fuckin hollywood costume designers are for. FOX is just a lazy company that doesn't give a shit. Hmmm....p.s. I don't know what fuckin Watchmen trailer YOU'VE seen.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    My advice to all comic book film makers

    by marcspector

    It has always baffled me that this approach is not used in comic book movies. A comic book is almost a storyboard already. It has words and pictures already prepared for dramatic and storytelling effect. Why not take maximum advantage of this? Arguably, you could shoot directly from some of the better comics. I know it is not a 1-for-1 match from comic to film but even just using the comic as the outline of the first version of the story might work. Why not try that? If it were me making a comic book film, I would take a series of pre-existing classic comic book stories and use them as my version 1.0 storyboard/script. Cut out the panels, thumb-tack them to a large cork board and see if it works as a movie. Maybe they work better shuffled around. Maybe some don't make sense at all and need to be dropped. Probably I need to fill a few gaps and tweak some dialogue. I might do those on Post-It notes on my hypothetical cork board and see if I could preserve enough of the other panels as possible. Less work for me, right? Inevitably the studio is going to say we need to make some changes. Can't do much about that but I can leave in the parts that still work. The point is you start from something that once worked. You make changes when you HAVE to make changes but you don't just assume that you need to re-invent the wheel. It seems most studios look as comics solely as built-in marketing but it is much more than that. It is built in characters, story, camera angles, pacing, costumes, dialogue, storyboards. All I am asking from you is, please, be lazy. If you are the costume designer for the Wolverine movie and someone asks you for Deadpool's costume, you Xerox a page of the comic and hand that in. The fans will love you for it. If you are the writer on some comic book movie, you transpose an issue of that comic. You are not a hack. You are a hero. And if you are the storyboard artist on any of these comic book projects... Dude, if you are even uncapping your pen, you are doing it wrong.

  • Jan. 18, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Deadpool - Geeks v Mainstream

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Clearly Deadpool not being ugly, and actually being good looking is going to be an issue for the geeks, whereas the mainstream audience probably wont care, and the female and lets not forget gay viewers will be happy to see some "eye candy". <p> As a "geek" hope that by the end of the movie we see the Deadpool we know and love.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    you do realise the deadpool gets cut in the face...

    by ironic_name

    by logan and wears a mask at the end. <P> this is the way of movies.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Zarles

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Don't be like that. Did you read the post? Probably not, but what I said was, because Dark Knight was unique, and well done, it was the perfect storm. I.E. It's the Titanic movie, and Wolverine's going to be whatever period piece that tried to milk some of that box office.<p>A better example would be: TDK is Braveheart, and Wolverine's gonna be Rob Roy.<p>Oh, and shitfuck, I hope your mother dies in a fire, and your firstborn is a stillbirth. Fuck you blind, you cocksucking trash.<p>Much love, cocksucker.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Me thinks...

    by jaddicoat

    Some care is being taken with this venture. The photo is fantastic. Very strong vibe.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I think you can see Deadpool with the

    by Dingbatty

    mangled face in a brief second of the trailer.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    you fucking guys crack me up..

    by armando

    Shot_Gun_slinger you say you wont pay to see this huh?? If 8 bucks or even 16 bucks, should you actually have a girl friend (Which I doubt) is too much... Maybe you should quit your paper route and get a real job where you make more than 100 bucks a month.. Or maybe you should just wait 6 months so you can spend 4.99 at blockbuster to rent it..

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Who would'nt

    by armando

    Want to see another movie with Wolverine? All three x-men movies were entertaining to normal people.. Not all of us want to see High Jackman is tight yellow spandex.. Anyone on this talback saying they are not going to see this movie is fucking liar..

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Pirate Bay for me

    by Phategod1

    Look Im not paying to see this either and harry can yell that this is the new Dark Knight I hate Fox and I wont support none of the Shit Rothman shovels.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    mininova or piratebay as well...am NOT paying for this.

    by Brians Life

    And it's with the same "my comic book roots demand I at least SEE IT" mentality that I had with the FF movies.<br><br>And to those saying the trailer "kicked ass": REALLY???<br><br>That stupid slo-mo shot of Wolverine in the Weapon X tank takin' 2 bullets and his lip swinging like Rocky...THAT kicked ass!?!?<br><br>The horrible looking fat suit on an otherwise muscle bound actor as Blob...THAT kicked ass?!?!<br><br>Hell, I thought Totsi was WAY over-rated...not looking forward to this download. Sorry, Armando...HAHAHA...Armando.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna see it 3 times

    by ironic_name

    so your not seeing just got cancelled out. <P> ha!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    "not looking forward to this download"

    by DOGSOUP

    "Must...not...download...movie...and watch it...even though...I hate...it...DAMMIT!*downloads and watches entire movie which will be time you'll never get back therefore everything you hate about this movie will be justified anyway*" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *points* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Tsotsi was great.

    by Lost Jarv

    This, however, looks like ass.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Damage Control

    by theplant

    There's no class in damage control. That's what this email is.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    armando

    by most excellent ninja

    maybe but i doubt people will see this multiple times like the dark knight.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    THIS'LL BE A 2 FOR $1 RED BOX RENTAL AT BEST

    by BringingSexyBack

    and that's only if I feel like splurging. This shit ain't worth a place on my Netflix queue. Boycot!!!!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This will be on the OLEG Movie Club action list once it hits DVD. In the meantime, I hope they have a showing at the theater where babies are welcome so I can take the little cleric with me.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Is it me or does Summer Movie season '09...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...look like pretty slim pickings. A shitty looking Wolverine, Bay's Transformers and some Arnold-less Terminator shit fest? Really studios? That all you got?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    BSB, the funny thing is you and I, when we

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    bump into each other tend to have good discussions. Not so much the "you suck, no you suck" ravings of juveniles. I respect that, and respect our differences of opinion. I still think this is going to be a good action flick. I'm able to ignore the Deadpool issues becaue I stopped buying comics around the time Deadpool made his first appearance. I can also ignore Lieve Schreiber not looking like Sabretooth because I think Schreiber is a great actor. I think Gambit looks ridiculous, and should not even be in a Wolverine origin movie. Oh to pull a Bill and Ted, and bring actors in their prime to the here and now. JCVD would be the perfect Gambit, and Wesley Snipes would be an incredible Bishop.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I remember the summer of the documentaries

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    when March of the Penguins kicked The Island's ass, and Supersize Me was also on the big screen. I paid to see those in the theater, and was well rewarded. I'm reserving judgment on Terminator Salvation. I hope it's good, but who knows. Bayformers need more robot fights, and less robots going pee pee.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Liev Scrheiber is Sabretooth???

    by schnipple

    When did he become a respected enough actor who can raise the cachet of a comic movie by being its villian? He's okay as an actor. He is far from great. He's got some indie credentials but not enough to make up for the fact that he is totally miscast as Sabretooth. Just that forced idea makes this movie preposterous. Philip Seymore Hoffman by that logic would've been more appropriate. They should've first made sure the characters at least looked right. Like Mel Gibson should always have been Logan. Not this dancing fool from down under...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    marcspector -- your proposed approach is shit

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Why the fuck would any writer want to cut pages out of a comic, tack them together, and base their film off that? If someone told me that is how I had to come up with a script I'd tell them to go fuck themselves.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Is this movie taken from the What If universe?

    by crazybubba

    what if all the characters were gay? based on this photo and the Russian bathhouse one from last time it sure seems that way.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Liev Schrieber as Sabretooth...

    by rbatty024

    is one of the few reasons I still have some hope for this film. Judging from the previews he looks to be a real asshole. Although, I wonder how his portrayal of the character will vibe with the awful version of the character in the first film?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    BINKS!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's only a movie! Of course we don't get personal about it. My hate is directed at Rothman. I'm sorry Jackman must suffer as collateral damage but such is the ways of war!!!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I really don't get what the fucks the problem.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....the first 3 films are absolute butthole. This will probably end up being the best of the 4. So fuck off.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Because Danny...

    by ScottinDC

    ...quite a few of the sad sacks that make up this board simply don't understand that you often have to deviate from the original narrative for the purpose of the big screen (remember all the whining about Peter Jackson's purported narrative changes to the LOTR movies? Fans freaked...and yet, those films came off ok). So yes...to all of you saying that the characters look (and sometimes act) differently than the "source material" (which was a comic for fucksake), get OVER yourselves. Pull out the tampon and quit your crying...if you think this will suck, then don't go...or go spend another $8 and re-watch Paul Blart, Mall Cop again. I'm sure you'll find it "a real hoot".

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Looks like the cover of every Dimension film!

    by Jugdish

    THat being said- Rock on!! In HJ I trust!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman is a class act

    by ArcadianDS

    ...according to anyone who has worked with him. If you disagree, google up a quote for us. While he's appeared in some pretty bad films (Van Helsing), if you objectively look at his contributions, you could say that he did his best to salvage what he was on.<p> For the most part, I think he does a great job. He was brilliant in The Prestige.<p> Also, give the guy some credit for reading what fans have to say - specifically, what the most cynical (non)fans have to say, and trying to reach out to them. He's like the Australian Obama! CAN WE TRUST HUGH JACKMAN TO MAKE A GOOD WOLVERINE MOVIE?<p> <b>YES WE CAN</b>

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    to the 'wolverine purists' here

    by ArcadianDS

    piss off and take a bath. An authentic Wolverine movie would serve to accomplish only one thing: expose to the general public how terribly juvenile comic books actually are. Seriously, you want Hugh Jackman in a rubber bumble-bee suit with eye-ear-wings (???) that stick up a foot from his scalp? Seriusly, you want the world to know that this is the kind of Ritchie Rich quality comics you're reading at home on Friday night?<p> punch yourselves in the face. RITE NAO.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    We owe it to Hugh to view this film.

    by ganymede3010

    The only reason I say that is because when X1 was announced, all of us concluded that there isn't anyone alive that could accurately portray wolverine (Besides Jack Nich-but he was to old). And out of no where comes Hugh jackman to rest our fears because he nailed the role. Plus, he did us fans a favor by casting Gambit. Having Gambit in a fucked up timeline is better then having no Gambit at all.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    That's why

    by schnipple

    people like you and the fraternity hammers who run the studios don't understand the concept of imagination. In other words, you suck.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Also

    by schnipple

    two of the biggest grossing films this year were based on juvenile comics with the characters in costume YOU FUCKING IDIOT...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Schnipple...

    by ScottinDC

    ...why so angry this morning? You ok? Need your sippy cup and some warm milk to make it all better? How about your 'snuggie' so you can be cozy and feel better about yourself? You realize that the venom and insults you're spewing just make you look like an angry 12 year old right? Feel free to disagree; but try and be an adult about it.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I Am Officially Worried Now...

    by KosherWookie

    If Hugh Jackman is taking time out of his busy schedule to suck Harry's dick this early in the game... The film must REALLY suck.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    AND TO ALL THE TOOLS

    by schnipple

    who jumped on Singer's dick when X-Men 1 came out without them in costume but in the S&M black leather bullshit should go shoot themselves. All you idiots need to grow a brain and think for yourselves. They don't give a fuck and you are too easy to manipulate and control. Everything is oooh and aaah. Put the fucking squid back in, you fucking frat hammers.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    JOAQUIN PHOENIX RAPPING!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    This is motherfucking hilarious. And I think this is some elaborate mockumentary thing he is playing on everyone. Casey Affleck is supposedly shooting this as a documentary about Joaquin's rise in music? Bullshit. Check out the second clip where he falls off stage. Fucking hilarious. <p>http://tinyurl.com/9z5dj8

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I think Hugh cares too much about money.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Let this fail HUGH!! Let it fail-- so you'll finally be FREEEEEEE!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The only reason Hugh Jackman

    by schnipple

    sent this email is because Australia BOMBED and everybody around him including himself is real nervous. The cash cow could disappear if Wolverine is a dud. He needs to prove he can open a film or else he becomes another Colin Farell. All hype but can't close the deal with the public on opening wkend b.o. He and the studio could give a fuck about this thread only in so much as it is just another indicator that Wolvie the limp dick might open under twenty five mil...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Schnipple is my favorite...

    by ScottinDC

    he's neat! He can say fuck a lot in his posts! He can insult others and call them frat hammers! He thinks the whole world should wear yellow costumes! Or pink! He thinks the world sucks because the Squid isn't in The Watchmen! He thinks everything is a conspiracy! He's my favorite because proudly puts on display what a douche he is! Neat!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    schnipple someone who finally gets it

    by crazybubba

    i can die in peace.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Listen you moron

    by schnipple

    Batman was in costume not in leather pants with a black overcoat and Ironman flew around in a red and gold armor not in a black leather outfit with wings. Both grossed over 200 million . You're an idiot. Go away.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Fuck comic books movies.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    So fucking tired of this dull shit. Can we move past this fad yet? Jesus Christ. <p> Bring on the Watchmen and Wolverine flop-dance, and lets sit back and watch Marvel's ambitious Avengers concept crumble. And what else is there to look forward to?!! Oh yeah-- THOR by KENNETH BRANAGH!! Yeeeeeeeeehah!!! Boy am I excited!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    schnipple

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Yeah except a real Batman suit was replaced with BMX/Tactical Swat/Ninja attire. Thats not REALLY a Bat-suit. Thats the "I'm too cool for tights" version. So don't fucking kid yourself.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Schnippy is snippy!

    by ScottinDC

    Man I love this guy...I wish I was a 30 year old shut-in that lived in his parents' basement and spent all day insulting people on anonymous websites....I'm jealous! What a neat life!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Some of you a-holes

    by schnipple

    are either repubs, trolls or hired by the studio. Take a step back and go fuck yourselves. Yes I'm posting because I care you fucking idiot. I've been an avid X-man fan since the 70s. I want them in the fucking costumes like it was intended. I don't give a fuck if it kind of resembles it like the bat suit. I want them in their fucking costumes. They are SUPERHEROES from COMICS. Why can't you idiots grasp that concept. They are not angry Giorgio Armani models from Milan. Logan is a superhero named WOLVERINE who is a MUTANT with HEALING POWERS and CLAWS that pop out of his knuckles. Believe me, if I buy that I buy the fact that he walks around in a costume. You fucking idiot.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    schnipple

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Just disregard the movies exist and watch the Fox cartoon. Thats what I do.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    the guy who posted above me

    by schnipple

    sounds like an uptight asshole who needs to go fuck himself.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    not you

    by schnipple

    danny

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Schnipple, I bet you still paid to see the X-Men movies.

    by mrfan

    Not a bright one are you?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    That basement line is tired and weak. Make up a new one or fuck off. Someone else wasting hours of their life on the same fucking anonymous message board is not one who should throw out insults of that sort. Just because you have a different opinion of these horrid X-Men films does not mean your life is anymore worthwhile than schnipple's. He's an angry cunt-- but at least he's clever. <p>Kill yourself.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    No

    by schnipple

    I didn't. I don't pay stuff when I can see they ruined it from the get go. I saw a few minutes of it on cable but was not interested. I paid to see Spiderman though, and also Batman, as well as Ironman, but NO, I will not pay my money when they falsely advertise it is an X-men movie when it is not. That is my only power as a disgruntled fan and I exercise it every chance I get. So you and Scott can go fuck yourselves. Go away. If you got nothing to say, go away. You're annoying...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    thanks Danny

    by schnipple

    these idiots supporting this crap need to go away. They will continue to ruin things for people like us who actually care about the source material. I find it condescending and offensive. They are run by fear and greed. It is pathetic.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    PUBLICITY STILL

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Could one of you purveyors of purpetual poo (PPP) direct me to publicity still that you think is good, because all I hear from you haters is total negativity regarding EVERY still from EVERY movie discussed on AICN. I would like to see one, just one you think is good. They're looking at the floor **Wah**, Saber's paw looks fake *Wah**. Deadpool doesn't have a mask **Wah**. Just one. Just one.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    bythehairofsanjaya

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Sure thing. Any still released so far for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Fucking genius.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    No super hero movie stays with the source material.

    by mrfan

    Spider-Man and Batman have their flaws also in that area. Yet, you supported them. How pathetic is that.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I'm not part of this "STAY TRUE TO SOURCE" crew....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Really....I can give a flying fuck. X-Men movies in particular are stinking overrated pieces of shit and I will giggle when this fails. <p> Hugh....stop trying to be a tough guy. You're good in romantic comedies. Stick to that.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    You are the biggest

    by schnipple

    fucking idiot. Are you that dense? Look at what you wrote. LOOK AT WHAT YOU WROTE. You can't be that stupid. A WISE MAN ONCE TOLD ME/ DONT ARGUE WITH FOOLS/ CUZ FROM A DISTANCE/ YOU CANT TELL WHO IS WHO

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    bythehairofsanjaya

    by rogueleader66

    Read my rather long post above about haters on here, and take note, that so many are creaming their jeans over the two lousy pics from Avatar, proclaiming it the be all end all movie of the 21st century. Pathetic.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Yawn

    by Lost Jarv

    still arguing over this piece of shit? <P>Fuck's sake, people, get a grip.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Anyway, I always thought Wolverine had a brown

    by Lost Jarv

    costume when by himself and the yellow spandex was when he was in the X-men. <P>But I don't really know, so please correct me.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I wrote that no superhero movie stays...

    by mrfan

    with its original source. All of them veer away from the comics in certain areas. Some more than others. You don't like it, good for you. Don't watch. But don't sit there and think that the X-Men movies (which were not that good IMO) are the only ones that veer away. Happens to all of them. I wanted an original X-Men movie. Not going to happen. Never. Read slowly. Sound out your words. Take notes. It might help ya when you read posts. Then you just might understand.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    i kinda feel bad for hugh...

    by vaudeville villain

    i mean, from what i know of him, he seems like a really classy guy. it just seems sad that he's attached to this project that has FAIL written all over it... underlined... in red ink.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Okay

    by schnipple

    You're an idiot. Don't respond to me anymore. and go fuck yourself.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Hugh is classy in rhinestones.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Brown Bunny -- Starring Hugh and Liev

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    THIS ONE'S GOT SOME BITE!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    fuck

    by armando

    yeah....

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Come on schnipple. Where is the love?

    by mrfan

    Tell me how Batman, Iron Man, and Spider-Man stayed true their source of material. I would love to hear about those perfect comic book movie. Please.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    mrfan

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Are you a big fan of the X Men films thus far?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Ahh Danny...my fave troll :)

    by ScottinDC

    I love it: "That's tired and weak!". As is EVERYTHING you spew ... but I still love you man. No one can feign outrage over petty shit like you. Keep up the great work bro!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    and about the costumes

    by vaudeville villain

    while i'm not a comic purist by *any* stretch of imagination, i do wonder why some of the studioheads feel the need to drastically change the look of a given character. as schnipple stated above, the fact that a guy goes by the name of wolverine, has claws, can heal nearly instantaneously, etc. is fathomable... but it's when we add spandex that the proverbial line gets crossed? or hell, it doesn't even have to be spandex, just make it something that *somewhat* retains the spirit of the original design (something spider-man did brilliantly). and spider-man's outfit is about as wacky as they come, though it still worked on film.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Suddenly I'm a troll when I call out your ignorant ass? <p>Its very simple....just make up a new line. Don't go with the stock "30 Year Old In A Basement." You can do better than that.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    DANNY,

    by mrfan

    No. Didn't care for them. <p>And I think you are right. Hugh should star in more romantic comedies.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    The costume debate...

    by ScottinDC

    ..is really connected to the Director's vision of whether he's working from 'source material' (ie Iron Man...with changes to the origin but staying close to the work) or transliterating plots and characters (Batman Begins & The Dark Knght). Each approach has its place; but faCE IT: THE X-MEN movies weren't all that great....the acting was sub-par (Halle Barry was awful)...some of the CGI (especially in X3) was rough and the characters tended to be a bit one dimensional. So, why all the crying about the new movie when its likely to suck about as bad as the originals? If you enjoyed the originals, you'll probably like this movie...if you didn't, then you'll likely hate it. End of story.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    So you agree the first 3 X-Men movies sucked balls. You agree this Wolverine movie will most likely suck balls. But you're telling everyone not interested in the film to SHUT THE FUCK UP? So what....we're supposed to sit here and discuss the upcoming Superbowl? What the fuck do you mean? This is a talk-back you AIDS ravaged cunt. This is a place for assholes to bitch, scream, crack jokes, have a laugh, vent, argue, whatever the fuck they want. Because you think that all Wolverine haters should shut the fuck up-- you seriously expect people to listen while you go off on your rant about how pathetic comic fanboys are? What the fuck is your stance? I don't get it. You just seem like a whiny asshole. This place is filled with whiny assholes, but again-- most are clever and actually give me a chuckle from time to time. The bitching here will continue, and you will most likely always be a prick with a flimsy opinion. So fuck off.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    oh, i agree, ScottinDC

    by vaudeville villain

    at this point, they could throw wolvie in brown/yellow spandex, give deadpool his full body outfit/mask, and this movie would still suck fetid moose balls... a simple case of too little, too late. i was just making a statement about comic films in general, using wolvie as an example.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    NO COSTUMES?! NO PEACE!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Martin Luther King would not approve of this Wolverine!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    schnipple had it right

    by sokitome

    It's all about Jackman's box office draw. AUSTRALIA is a major flop and I don't think Jackman has had a stellar hit outside of the x franchise. Batman, Iron Man, and Spiderman deviated somewhat from the source material but still KEPT A LARGE PART OF THE COMICS INTACT. LIke the costume. YEs Batman's ninja/combat/specialforces/orwhateverthefuck suit was still a suit with pointy ears and a cape. NO real life modern ninja(if they exist) or navy seal would wear a cape and pointy ears into combat, and the JOKER still wore fucked up face paint and ragged weird looking clothing. Spiderman and red and blue and the black suit was the bad guy. The color scheme and look of IRONMAN pretty much looked like the 50 million variations of the suit in the comics. SPIDERMAN 3 REALLY VEERED away from the source material with 3 and that was horrible, but the success of the first 2 was able to give it a big pay day by fans saying "oh I just want to see venom" EITHER WAY! I just can't believe there are people defending this movie considering the track record of FOX MOVIES and ROTHMAN...I thought the general consensus by EVERYONE on this site was FOX could go fuck themselves. I guess a spiffy edited trailer and a supposed "email" from a Hollywood star can change our minds that quickly.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    WOLVERINE NEEDS A JETPACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    We need some flying action. Until then ... <P> BOYCCOYT

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    ah Danny...

    by ScottinDC

    shucks, you really hurt me. Seriously bud. I miss the days when you were insightful (with your acerbic wit)...these days, you're just yawn-inducing piss and vinegar bud, I'm not saying don't debate the film...or it's merits. I'm saying make the discussion about something relevant..not whether Wolverine wears Spandex or not (which will NOT be the deciding factor in whether the film sucks or not). This board used to have interesting discussions (not always but on occasion) about actual issues affecting movies (and rumors gossip and what not)...it's quickly devolving into fanboi bitching about costumes and whether Michael Bay/Bret Ratner sucks more. Surely you've noticed. Anyway...I'm onto other AICN articles...this one has grown boring (as has your petulant vitriol).

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    come on,

    by schnipple

    lay off the vision nonsense. its about pitching what sells up the asshole ladder until it reaches top asshole who thinks it will give him another bonus with the board members. that's it. If you don't believe that then you're a bigger idiot than you read. Why can't you idiots understand these are movies BASED ON COMIC SUPERHEROES. It only MAKES SENSE THAT THEY SHOULD BE IN COSTUMES. Get that through your thickness. Or tell your movie gods to rename their crap. That simple. Director's vision my ass...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    DOLPH LUNDGREN AS COLOSSUS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Did you just wet your panties like I did?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    and is that scott stapp in the long

    by vaudeville villain

    leather trench coat and staff?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I ALWAYS WANTED A WOLVERINE MOVIE WITH NO COSTUME

    by BringingSexyBack

    Oh my dreams have finally come true!!! Thank you Tom Rothman!!@!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I was reading the site for about 2 years before I ever joined in. Its been the same since then. So don't try and pretend it used to be all about the serious debates on the merit of film. Just shut the fuck up you little bitch. Sick of your shit. I'm not witty or funny. I'm observant. You offer nothing to this place.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Scott Stapp is GAMBIT?!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fucking hilarious. As he flings a card at someone's head in extreme slomo, he starts belting out "CAN YOU TAKE ME HIGHEEEEEEEEEEEEER?!!"

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by sokitome

    I've been on this site for almost ten years. Although the fighting and hate has grown a little, it's still pretty much the same. Although I don't agree with you on a lot of post I will agree with you on this one. This site was never about serious debate and such, it was always about FILM GEEKS spouting their opinion. Since the site has grown more people have come in to offer their varying opinions therefore more conflict, that's all.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    yeah I may be a complete cock myself.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....and I'm relentless in my shit talking, but I've never stooped to the level of saying shit like "Shut the fuck up guys, enough with the costume bitching lets have a serious discussion as to why the film may be good or bad." What the fuck is that bullshit? If I wanted to have a serious discussion about anything, this would be the last fucking place I would visit. Shove your serious discussion up your serious fucking ass. Everyone proceed with the "I liked Hugh Jackman better when he danced on a piano in pink rhinestones" cracks. <p>ScottinDC, you're a whiny bitch of a TB'er but I have a feeling you might make a decent cum ladle. Now open wide and gulp motherfucker.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    schnipple

    by chetedawg

    I'm gathering your excited about Xmen Origins: Wolverine. And im glad to hear you enjoyed Australia sunchine!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Awww

    by ScottinDC

    You say the sweetest things Danny...all those lovely things that come out of your mouth...whiney bitch? You calling someone a whiney bitch would be like Sarah Palin calling someone else a flaming fucking moron. Hilarious and hypocritical (hell man, your entire reputation on this board is built around your faggy bitching and insults). But sure..I'll be your cum ladle bro...I guess your dad is no longer doing his part and finishing you off. Cheers!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Scott and Danny sittin in a tree

    by chetedawg

    K I S S I N G.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I'VE BEEN ON THIS SITE FOR 3 YEARS AND REGISTERED

    by BringingSexyBack

    the moment I realized you could say FUCK. FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!! shitty poophead fuck!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    SO Not Seeing This Movie

    by LaserPants

    It looks AWFUL and Fox sucks ass. Thanks for the email, tho, "Hugh Jackman" (aka, PR man running damage control).

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    DGDB - HOW DO YOU KEEP ALL THIS LOVE FROM GETTING TO YOUR HEAD?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Props for keeping that ego in check!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    schnipple scott and danny

    by chetedawg

    all three of you are about as gay as that picture of wolverine and his sunshine band.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    and thank you laserpants

    by chetedawg

    for your worthless fucking opinion. is it wednesday already

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I take the Obama approach and stay focused on the task at hand. I never forget the people that got me here. I am forever in their debt. <p>Speaking of Obama, did you hear Chavez is already on that attack saying he has the same stench as Bush? Thats interesting, considering Bush smokes Camel Wides, and Obama Newports. Much different scents if you ask me.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman is not directing

    by theplant

    That's why I can't trust him for a good WV movie. For Stan Lee's sake, this should have been a middle budget movie adapting the original Miller / Claremont mini series, then IT COULD have been good.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    OBAMA NEEDS THE BROWN COSTUME

    by BringingSexyBack

    How awesome would that be, if we laced his bones with adamantium and gave him claws?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    the only thing Hugh Jackman can direct....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ........is his fat ass Orca wife, up the lift-gate, into bed. He waves her in with those Air Traffic Control wands.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Fuck Obama.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    After months and months of campaigning, I don't even get a fucking invite to the inauguration? What about you BSB? You ever get your card?! FUCK!! I know for a fact I convinced 2 people on here to vote for him.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    DGDB - I'M STILL GETTING EMAILS FROM DAVID PLOUFFE ASKING FOR MO

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'll send money when he gets Rothman kicked out of Fox...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    what kind of dirt does Rothman have on Murdoch?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Seriously. Fuck.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis on Live Free Or Die Hard....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    "It’s unbelievable. I just saw it last week. I personally think, it’s better than the first one."

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by most excellent ninja

    seriously, don't you think after all these years, dickblood is the worst ever aids ridden poster on aicn?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    VIVA LAUGHLIN spinoff with karaoke Wolverine

    by Mullah Omar

    Now THAT is something I would have no choice but to watch.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    ArcadianDS

    by most excellent ninja

    you haven't read comics since the 60's ehh? you think the costumes make comics juvenile? maybe it looks silly but not when you open a wolverine comic and his slashing a dudes stomach open. ass.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    NINJA ... NOT AT ALL!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    DGDB's a good guy. I've annoyed more people with my attention-whoring CAPS than anyone. And worst AIDS ridden honor goes to AnimalStructure, for his Mori-sniffing episode. That was the weirdest shit ever on AICN.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Mori sniffer vs. horse fuckery

    by just pillow talk

    *shudder*

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I think "Wolverine" should be tougher

    by opteryx

    Freezing Vancouver? I'm in Vancouver right now going outside in a T shirt. C'mon Hugh, toughen up.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman = Booyah

    by GlamDaToeHammer

    A truly awesome dude if he takes the time to respond to mouthy teens.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    "To know the man, is to smell the man's flop sweat."

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    SO SAYETH THE BOT!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    TO SMELL THE HORSE IS TO MARRY THE HORSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Neign means yay!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I'LL BET ROTHMAN SMELLS LIKE A STINKING DONKEY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Even Equus wouldn't fuck that one.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Hugh Seems Like A Decent Guy But...

    by CellarDweller

    This movie still smells like the Blob after a 2 week camping trip without no showers or deoderant. The photo makes it look like a low-budget, Fox TV show based on the Wolverine character. The trailer was OK in my opinion, but didn't get me all pumped or give me substantial confidence that Rothman and Co. won't "f" this up; which sucks b/c I'm fond of Wolverine, the X-Men and like my headline states, Mr. Jackman seems like a stand-up guy. I hope he can work some magic somehow, but my gut tells me this is going to be another X3 and maybe not even as "good" as that half-baked effort. Fire Rothman NOW!!!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    The horse fucker thread was the weirdest moment on AICN

    by Xiphos_2

    The mori sniffing one comes in a distant second. Still weird, but not as weird as advocating horse fucking.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Having Gambit equals "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch"

    by Brians Life

    It's fan-service. Which CAN be good. (Dark Knight's "should do fine against cats" or when Rhodey looks at the silver armor in Iron Man)<br><br>But this is BAAAAAAD fan service. Also, I'm willing to bet that we won't be seeing his charging and tossing cards outside of that one scene in the trailer when he is actually playing cards.<br><br>I can just imagine Fox execs thinking that having a character that tosses cards is silly and instead he'll stick mainly to the pole. <br><br>Weak, weak sauce. And I ain't drinking it.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Wisdom From the Mount of DannyGlover's Dickblood

    by Brians Life

    This the best thing I've ever head Danny's Dickblood say<br><br>He was talking to some one named ScottinDC that didn't have a very good sense of humor.<br><br> "That basement line is tired and weak. Make up a new one or fuck off. Someone else wasting hours of their life on the same fucking anonymous message board is not one who should throw out insults of that sort. Just because you have a different opinion of these horrid X-Men films does not mean your life is anymore worthwhile than schnipple's. He's an angry cunt-- but at least he's clever. Kill yourself. "<br><br>WELL SAID, Dickblood. Well said, indeed.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    If you want the costumes...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    be sure to pick up Hulk vs Wolverine next Tuesday. It's got Wolvie, Deadpool, AND Sabretooth...all in costume. Also, when Wolverine stabs Hulk.....he bleeds! Nirvana!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Live Free Or Die Hard was damn good

    by j2talk

    until the bit with the jet......everything else worked...the bonus pints for casting KS....almost forgives that...when do we get another one??

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Brians Life

    by most excellent ninja

    that wasn't fan service in dark knight. that was just a joke. no way referencing catwoman. fan service was the whole movie, i mean the interrogation scene like the killing joke ahhh.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    i'm gonna be there opening night

    by slaughterstorm

    and its gonna be a party.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Van Helsing could use a sequel as well

    by j2talk

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    livefree or die hard was damn good???WTF

    by sokitome

    WoW reallY? you thought that movie was good? Do you work for Fox or Rothman? Because anyone who thinks that movie lived up to the Die Hard name doesn't know shit about movies or has extremely bad taste. That movie SUCKED ASS! IT's an abomination to the name of DIE HARD! It completely lacked any heart or soul the original movies had. It was the tv movie of the week equivalent for the franchise. It's like saying JAWS 4 the REVENGE was good. Now put your milk and cookies away and go back to your nap mat and lay down for a spell cause you're obviously tired and can't think straight.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    it was better than 2 or 3

    by j2talk

    second to the first one....

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    J2talk

    by sokitome

    Better than 2 or 3? and you think Van Helsing deserves a sequel? WoW! your credibility on this site has just been shot. I'm gonna have to ignore you now cause you obviously don't have a clue what you're talking about.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    j2talk -- Did you suck Len Wiseman's cock.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ........because you wanted to taste Kate Beckinsale's asshole, or just because you like a nice warm belly full of sperm? Either way.....you're taste in Die Hard films is shit. I won't hate on you though. No one seems to agree with my ranking of many franchises.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    and what WAs good in 2007

    by j2talk

    i'll take live free or die hard over transformers, spidy 3 or even pirates3......

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    i enjoyed VH as a good b movie....

    by j2talk

    it delivered what i expected...not a bad action film...nice revisiting of classic horror themes....something that is sorely lacking with todays "horror" movies...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    ya know...I probably agree....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I don't despise Live Free. I just don't think it should have been called Die Hard. Bruce could have easily started up some new franchise with that character being an FBI agent or some shit.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I don't hate Van Helsing like everyone else.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....but I think the werewolf CG and design and goofy Frankenstein design really fucking sucked balls. Horrible CG, even for the time. But I have no problem with the vampire bitches. They were cool. And I enjoy the score.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    sorry horrible CGI is scifi channel on saturday night

    by j2talk

    VH wasnt that bad....

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    for the cash they poured into that film....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    .....the werewolf CG was atrocious. I'm not gonna judge the $300k Pterodactyl the same as I would VH. Its a little different.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    BRING BACK KELLY HU!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Berserker rage + PMS = R-rated bone slicing action.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I feel sorta bad for Hugh....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    .....even though he's got that incredible body-- his wife looks like his mom, Fountain and Australia were total bombs no one gave a shit about, and it doesn't seem like many people will give a shit about Wolverine. He's sorta in limbo at the moment. I personally think its time to sign up for Dancing With The Stars.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    damn i fucking love Kelly HU

    by sokitome

    Hey Hugh hook me up with Kelly Hu and then I'll reconsider paying to see Wolverine. Seriously Hugh if you really are reading these posts(which I highly doubt but what the hey), I fucking LOVE the Xmen. My growing up years I was an avid comic book collector and always loved the Xmen, even when the snobbier comic book collectors like independent/whiny/pre-emo/selfangst comics. I even loved you as Wolverine, even though I found X men 1 has meh, X men 2 as decent, X men 3 has a horrible abomination. But you as Wolverine was great, even though you are a bit taller than the character, but that's alright. BUT ROTHMAN is a dick. His "dickness" or "dickiness" has tainted the F4 franchise, Xmen, DIEHARD, and a lot of other great things and I just can't help feeling butt raped again if I pay for this movie and it SUCKS ASS! Then ROTHMAN will rake in another hit movie and be proven right and then we'll continue to get shit movies from shit FOX owns.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I recognize...

    by wacko3205

    None of them...other than Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Are we supposed to recognize Ryan Renolds as Deadpool by his red wife beaterish duds? Or Gambit...with long hair, black leather trench, staff, & club kid blue duds? Sabertooth with long nails? The token brunette...? Whatever. I want to like...NO LOVE...this movie because I've been a fan of the Wolverine saga/story for going on twenty some odd years now...but this aint it. Gonna try & have an open mind...but honestly...I've basically closed the book on this yarn & am sticking to my old books that are all bagged & boarded.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    You Know, FUCK THE COMICS

    by DOGSOUP

    Purists make me wanna get some of those adult sized Nike Coraline shoes so I break them off in ALL THE ASSES. "OOohhh NOOOES!!Deys fukkin wit DA COMICS!!! DEM BICHIZ!!" Remember in X-Men issue 4 when Wolverine, Jubilee, Gambit, and Rogue were playing 2 on 2 basketball and Wolverine got so fed up with the "No Powers" bitching he popped the ball with his claws? AND YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY?!?!?!These days all comics are anymore are short movie pitches. See: Push. See: Kick Ass. See: Astonishing X-Men (X3 crawled out of the bloody pus filled womb of that comic). Fucking purists. You're so butthurt about them fucking up your beloved cannon that you're blind to the fact that said cannon is getting more and more LAME as the years go on. Kitty Pryde was actually X-Killed (NOBODY EVER DIES! THEY EVEN MAKE FUN OF THAT WHEN PSYLOCKE COMES BACK FROM THE DEAD!)by a giant magic bullet. In conclusion: THERE BE ACTUAL GIRLS IN THE WORLD TO MAKE EJACULATE!

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    It was BraneBot AKA Animal Structure talking all kinds of madness to Mori. He started claiming he too was a movie critic and that they traveled in many of the same circles and he was just standing behind him the other day and he could describe his body odor. And that quote is word for word, "TO KNOW THE MAN, IS TO SMELL THE MAN." And then he went on and on about how fat and disgusting Mori is and how he has flop sweat in all his rolls and crevices. Very weird post. I've tried going back and finding it, but all of Bot's posts have since been deleted. This was about 6 months ago.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    retarded Frankenstein

    by turketron

    Is all I can think about when I think of VH. But then, I've never had the stomach to sit through the whole movie, just seen a couple of scenes and laughed at how shitty it was. I have a friend who insists it's not that bad... but he also likes Mannequin 2 and Mac and Me.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    here is the original TB!!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    http://tinyurl.com/a33cxs <P>All BraneRobot posts are deleted....but you can read everyone's reaction posts to get the idea.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Mannequin 2 sorta turns me on....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Ryan as Deadpool

    by Kampbell-Kid

    I kind of wished we'd see him in a kind of familar kind of assassin outfit... Ryan seems perfect for this insanely batshit crazy character, but problem is when I see Ryan on screen in this trailer I don't think Deadpool I think - Ryan Reynolds holding a sword and acting like deadpool. Strange, I never found myself so nitpicky or purist before until one of my favorite characters is getting "modernized" that I start feeling disconnected from it. Oh well, have to wait and see how it works on film.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Oops rephrase that...

    by Kampbell-Kid

    I meant, when I see Ryan on screen in this trailer I don't think Deadpool. I think Ryan Reynolds holding a sword and acting like himself. Then again, Julia Roberts played herself in Erin Brockovich and stole the oscar from Ellen Byrnsten's Requiem. So I guess typecasting a wiseass like Ryan is perfect to identify with Deadpool.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    DeadPool

    by Brians Life

    Would anyone else love if maybe a "quirk" of Deadpool's character in this movie is that once in a while he breaks the 4th wall.<br><br>Something the others brush off as part of his eccentricity or flat out batshit craziness.<br><br>Don't get me wrong, I have NO faith in this movie being good...but something like that would be nice.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    You can look like an XMAN too!

    by Prossor

    If you have a red muscle shirt hanging around, then you're deadpool muthafuka! A trenchcoat, and you can become 90% of the XMEN also. In fact the Matrix people can pretty much pass for XMEN as well.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    by medicinaluser

    I recall that talkback well, and BraneRobot's posts were fucking creepy as pervy uncle fingering your asshole type creepy....to say the least. <BR><BR> Did he ever come back under another name? has he followed Mori over to HitFlix which is why we have not heard from him?

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    sometimes we all need pervy uncles fingering assholes...

    by Prossor

    i'm not saying we should all be ccreepy, i'm just sayin horse fucking and odor fetish stalkers are good in moderation. kinda like white wine.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    medicinaluser

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Yeah he has come back. His name is ROWDYRODDY something..... <p>Mr. Nice Gaius knows it.<p>He is still lurking. At one point he claimed to have over a hundred handles stored away in case AICN ever stopped allowing new registration.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    damn, I'm surprised how long DannyGDB

    by T 1000 xp professional

    has lasted on this site. Your name is the biggest draw mainly just for shock value. The only problem is that what you have to say gets annoying pretty fast. It's your shtick I guess. Even so, reading TBs become kind of hassle since I gotta wade through your murky posts. Being the problem solver that I am, my best suggestion is to just stop typing.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    You're definitely an out of work angry writer

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Got ya! You do have the power to change the angry part though.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by T 1000 xp professional

    If that email is really his, he's really one cool guy. One of the best entertainers around if you ask me. They might of deviated a bit from the his casting as Logan on physical appearance and his performance pulled me in. I try to support most movies with him. The only thing is I don't like the Rothman, and as far as this flick goes it's not the artistic liberties that piss me off. It's the meddling on the behalf of Fox that screws these comic book flicks up. Oh yeah and unfortunately I am doing the BOYCOTT. Hopefully the management changes or they clean up their act. Until then..... :(

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    but his performance*

    by T 1000 xp professional

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    medicinaluser RE: BraneRobots name

    by Xiphos_2

    AnimalStructre aka BraneRobot aka BlackCrippler was recently know as RowdeyRoddyStripper but I think that handle might have got nuked.<p>You can usually tell it's him from the content of his posts and that he likes to capatilize at least two letters in the handle he's using, just in case nobody reognizes that it's him. Pretty sad really.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Those are the characters they have to deal with....

    by Jaka

    ...because even the casual fan would tear them new assholes if they recast any of the major x's from the first three movies. All that matters is that they make a movie as good as the first two, or better. Which is definitely possible. Cool of Hugh to send the letter for no other reason than it shows he cares about the film.

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    DAMN, DGDB ... YOU GOT AN ENORMOUS FAN CLUB

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm jealous ...

  • Jan. 19, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Thanks Hugh

    by Roketopunch

    I am excited and this is one of my highly anticipated films of the year. GOD I can't wait!

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Jackman looks yoked in that picture

    by Xiphos_2

    Nice job Hugh. One question, is it natural or where there "supplements" involved?

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Jackman is cool, but this movie...

    by Heckles

    ...looks bad. Which is a shame because I'm only basing this on how horrible X-Men 3 was. Plus Gambit is all wrong. And Liev Schriber is a good actor, but wrong for this role. <br><br> But X3 was fucked up on so many levels. Such a meteoric drop from X2. So now I have little faith in this flick, especially since The Dark Knight raised the bar to a seemingly insurmountable level. With Watchmen and Trek hitting the screen in the coming months, I can do without Wolverine.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, hey FOX, about The Watchmen...

    by Heckles

    ...if I do see this Wolverine flick, I will pay for a different movie and crash it. I think more should do the same.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    "Meeting expectations"

    by Heckles

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    X3 was great! Easily the best in the trilogy...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...and far better than that borefest known as X2.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Regarding costumes...

    by j_ky2002

    With Jackman, finally get an actor that has the body to actually wear a spandex costume and look decent,and he's never going to be seen in one. And no, Jackman did not send this email.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    I

    by thegrayghost

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    I'll give it a chance ...

    by thegrayghost

    Hugh Jackman seems like a pretty cool guy to have sent this email. He's always has been a great Wolverine - look and acting-wise. However, some parts of the trailer looks a little too over the top and that usually indicates lots of flare with little substance. The stunt and special effects at the end with the flipping of the vehicle and the subsequent launching into the chopper just looks a little hokey to me. Bad effects perhaps? Lack of funding? Sabertooth does look decent though ... a huge improvement over the X movies. He looks a lot more interesting as a character than that boring 2D hairy grunt. I hope this movie will be great. The lack of costumes bothers me too. I would've liked to have seen Wolverine and the other characters in costume. As much as I thought X-men and X2 were pretty good, it always bothered me that they were so minimalistic with the costumes. It never felt fully like a X-men movie because of it. Personally, I've always liked Wolverine with a mask. He just looks so badassed and cool in the comics like that. I don't know how it would look in live action, but with Reeve's Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, and Hellboy doing justice to the character's looks, it has to be possible somehow. (I want to include Batman, but I still don't think they have it quite right yet. I think Nolan's Batman is "ok" looking and I love Bale in that role, but he just doesn't look intimidating or awesome in that costume. Batman just looks so much better in the comics in the gray, black, and blue cloth. I don't know. Maybe it's the crappy hand-to-hand fighting choreography that makes it look bad. He just doesn't look like he can really hurt anybody.) The look of a comic book character is so important. The last Hulk was a decent movie, but the fact that the Hulk was all CGI and the ending was boring, kept it from being great. Yes, yes, the story and directing, etc. etc. is in question too, but it'll be hard to comment on that without seeing the movie first. I also don't trust Fox at all due to that debacle that was called X3 and their Watchmen greediness. I'll still watch it with fingers crossed though.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Keeping to the source material...

    by groorgman

    Even though it's not a comic book I give you Starship Troopers. THAT is why bitchy fanboys jump at every fucking hint of deviating from the source material! Starship Troopers!!! For Fucksake!

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Huge Plantman!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    I Lol'd!

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    LOGAN BLART : MUT ANT

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Assignment for Hugh

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Hugh, I hereby request that you write a "Body by Hugh" article in which you detail your Wolverine workout regimen and post it here for us. I need to sculpt my guns like that.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I AGREE SNOWCONE

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Been thinking the same thing since sunday, so please Hugh, provide us your routine mate.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Abominable...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...I have an ex-girlfriend who was a personal trainer at a Balley's a bunch of years ago, so I picked up a few things (she dumped my ass). You'd be looking to split upper and lower body to Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri. Split one year into Light, Medium and Heavy weights phase. Do each body part, 4-6 sets, twice a week. Just a hint though, I suspect Jackman may have used illegal substances to help along his workout. It's tough, without natural genetics, to get that ripped in a short period of time. It usually takes years. Fitness advice, free of charge. You're welcome.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Orbots Commander...

    by j_ky2002

    As a person who has used anabolics, and a man who will be 36 this Friday, I can assure you that 40 year old Jackman used anabolics to get the body. Don't ever assume that anabolics are illegal, though. They are completely legal with a prescription...

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    What confuses me is, why make a Wolverine "solo" movie...

    by kevred

    ...and then stick him right back into another "team", this one stuffed with second-rate types compared to the X-Men? Won't the result just be a lot of screen time for people that no one really cares about?<p>I hope this movie is great, and if great, does well. But I think people can sense when something like this is a step back. If they went from the epic scale of X3 to a downsized, grittier, simpler Wolverine (as a commenter above said, 'Payback' with claws), I think people would buy it. But this looks like it's awkwardly in-between--smaller and cheaper than an X-movie, but still trying to be an X-movie (costumes, special-effect superpowers, etc). It's neither here nor there.<p>I think Jackman makes a great Wolverine, and I defy anyone to look more like Wolverine than he does in the photo above. It's the studio types surrounding the movie that I don't trust. Once something becomes a hot property, the first thing they do is overstuff it with distractions, take their eyes off the ball, and drop it.

  • Jan. 21, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    I can't believe this...

    by Sinistaine

    I hate Huge Ackman as Wolverine, and I hate this Twilight inspired picture with a much shorter Sabretooth behind a 6'5" Logan. This will fall much short of the tracking numbers, guaranteed. Cool director or not, this movie will fail.

  • Jan. 21, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    kevred...

    by BiggusDickus

    Agreed. Why couldn't we have had Frank Miller's japanese story? Wolvie vs. Ninjas = Geekoid wet dream!

  • Jan. 21, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Jackman calling you "mate"

    by theplant

    Pathetic attempt as trying to be "in". There's a bank account that separate Jackman with the rest of us, and since we never see him in LA bar offering rounds like Kiefer Sutherland does, it means you're not a MATE, er, PAL.

  • Jan. 21, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis on AICN about Die Hard 4

    by ominus

    Its the same situation,like then. <P>Obviously,Fox ordered Jackman to send this email in order to calm down the concerned fanboys and negate any future negativity about the film until it is finalized. <p>Well,since Die Hard 4 was turned out a crap Die Hard movie (its a good action though),Bruce Willis was lying and was the lapdog of the studio,i suppose the same can be said about the final shape of the Wolverine movie. <p>I understand why the leading actors try to defend their movies after some negative news,but please dont try to insult my intelligence. <p>for example,i still remember when bruce willis said in the DH4s talkbacks, how better was the new movie from the original one (yes he said DH4 was better than DH1,i just cried out from my laughs. <>anyway mr Jackman i admire you as an actor,u r truly a star and born to play Wolverine,but i am not going to watch at the cinemas.not after the crapfest XMEN3 was,and not after all these bad news and rumours about the movie.sorry.

  • Jan. 21, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Hugh...

    by Master Bruce

    I don't give a shit what any fanboy says, I thought the trailer looked bigger than anything we've seen in the X-Men movies so far. I don't care about any behind-the-scenes bullshit, all I give a damn about is will it be a good movie...and based on what I've seen so far, I'm willing to give it a chance, especially if it helps Wolverine get to Japan next time.

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Compared to the Die Hard-movies, it's funny......

    by Movie_Grinder

    If you compare the first three in each franchise, the first one's ace, the second good, and the third a snore (that occasionally wakes you up with loud FX). I thought Die Hard 4 was cool for bringing it back to the original concept. Let's see if Wolverine can capture some of magic that was in X-Men 1. And RESPECT to Hugh for dropping a note to the movie-fans visiting this page (if the letter really comes from him and it wasn't written by some guy at the studio trying to salvage a ship-wreck even before the ship has left the harbour - just like Lucasfilm did when they placed an embargo on Clone Wars).

  • Jan. 24, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Poor, poor Hugh....

    by kingralphuk

    "I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser..." funny that when 99% of the 'response' I've seen says it looks like dog shit. Sorry Hugh Action your time is up, Australia and now this. I hope you have plenty in the bank coz your career is going ka-blam!

  • Jan. 24, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    WATCHMEN vs. WOLVERINE

    by moviemo

    I daresay Watchmen has the potential to be profound, if Snyder can really portray the pathos of the characters without boring us with slo-mo. It sure looks pretty, but I think I'll go with the more visceral, direct approach that (hopefull) Wolverine will deliver. Looks reminiscent of the first X-Men, which is one of the best comic book adaptations out there.

  • Jan. 25, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    well....

    by VonThunderballs

    at least this will be better than xmen

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Ryan Reynolds already Hannibal King

    by Faust_8

    and now he's Deadpool. Like fanboys will not notice that one

  • May 25, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    hi...

    by Wolverineroks37

    hehe heheheheh this is fun.......I have no idea how i got on here im only 11.....But Hugh jackmans hot.

  • May 25, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    hi...

    by Wolverineroks37

    hehe heheheheh this is fun.......I have no idea how i got on here im only 11.....But Hugh jackmans hot.

  • May 25, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    ???

    by Wolverineroks37

    Saber tooth is pretty awesome too....um i have now idea what i should say but...hi Hugh....Who plays Sabertooth?

  • May 25, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    ....

    by Wolverineroks37

    i guess im pretty much talking becuase its fun to type. especialy to hugh. but um, the word mate...its funny

  • May 26, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    hi again!

    by Wolverineroks37

    UM...hi.....what is hugh jackmans email anyways?!

  • May 31, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    im the only one

    by Wolverineroks37

    HOW COME IM THE ONLY ONE WRIGHTING ON THIS

  • July 7, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Mr Jackman - emails contact re -screenplay

    by mustang12

    Hello everyone, I am writer/screenwriter with a passion for the American West and horses .Just found this website as I'm looking for direct contact email/address for Mr Jackman. I am not exactly an expert in the Xmen series. Yet, I highly admire Mr Jackman's work in his more dramatic, romantic works film and stage. I have worked on a drama based in the American West, highlighting the plight of the wild for which I have had him in mind for the lead. I had a chance to hand him the screenplay in person at the handprinting ceremony last April in LA. If somebody out there has a direct contact, I would appreciate to be able to follow up on this. Mr Jackman, if you happen to read this email, would you be so kind as contacting me. I am still waiting to hear your feedback on this work, which I feel you're perfect for. IB

  • July 7, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Orcus just got off his Blackberry with Hugh

    by orcus

    No

  • July 8, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    mustang12

    by just pillow talk

    Are you the same yahoo who tried to contact Mr. Willis? As the agent representing both of these fine actors, I have to echo Orcus' response, but a bit more emphatically: <p>Fuck no. <p>You have no pizazz, no style, no substance. You lack "it".<p>Try again another time when you grow a set of balls. I'm talking big balls, like buffalo balls.

  • July 8, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    oh wait mustang12!

    by just pillow talk

    I just got an email from Hugh!<p><p><p> <p> <p>It reads:<p><p>Dude, get the fuck outta here with that weak shit. Send it to Mikey Bay instead.<p>Hugs and kisses, <p>Hugh "Wolvie" Jackman

  • July 8, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Orcus was always a bit terse

    by orcus

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