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Can the WOLVERINE sequel possibly make up for the turd that came out this summer? McQuarrie gives us hope...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. One of the strangest, but best pieces of news to hit this week is that Fox has hired Christopher McQuarrie to pen the next WOLVERINE film, which follows the Frank Miller mini-series following Logan in Japan. Bet last month you wouldn't have believed you'd be anticipating the next Wolverine flick, right? McQuarrie gives me hope. If you're not familiar with the name shame on you, but it's never too late to learn. McQuarrie wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, did some uncredited work on Singer's first X-MEN film (he told me once in an interview for his awesome directorial debut WAY OF THE GUN that the only bit of his that remained in X-MEN was the introduction of young Magneto in the concentration camp, one of my favorite parts of the movie) and more recently he wrote VALKYRIE. McQuarrie can balance character and action, which by itself would make a WOLVERINE sequel tower above the original film, which was just a jumbled mess of multiple characters and random action. McQuarrie onboard doesn't mean Fox will take the surely well-executed and thought out script and use it well, but it's a step in the right direction. If he could shake loose the execs I'd love to see McQuarrie himself take the reins and direct the flick. Click here to read Borys Kit's break over at Hollywood Reporter! What do you folks think? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by srh1son

    I sincerely doubt the film will be good.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Did someone say TURD?

    by Turd Furgeson

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by Dradis Contact

    the word you want

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Love Way of the Gun!!

    by S-Mart shopper

    Especially love how the film starts out. Some bitches just need punched!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by DarthMrBelvedere

    His ultimate Wolverine/Hulk storyline was ABSOLUTELY FUCKIN' BRILLIANT!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by WickedChicken37

    Crap on a stick. Can we get a Wolverine movie with balls?

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by DarthMrBelvedere

    Can I get a witness? Who read it??'s awesome, huh? Almost the best Wolverine story ever written

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    What was that line in the beginning of "Way Of The Gun"?

    by Turd Furgeson

    That R.P. Says about fuck starting a girls head?? That was hysterical but I can't remember exactly how it goes and I'm way too fucking lazy to search for it online..

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by DarthMrBelvedere

    Is friggin' awesome Make THAT into a movie muthafuggazzzz

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Why would they change anything?

    by aversiontherapy2

    They don't care about reviews, just box office, and it was, as they say, buffo. If people go and watch shit they'll get more shit.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    After rewatching the first three X-Men films, Wolverine doesn't

    by Sloopjohnb

    Sure, this movie isn't perfect, but there it is certainly better than most comic book films we've been seeing; the first half hour is especially interesting and atypical of comic book films. I recently rewatched the first three X Men and I just don't see how any of them could be considered great films. I understand the third one wasn't well received (deservedly so), but the first two aren't nearly as good as people make them out to be.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    That's good news to me

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    Because honestly, it's not like FOX could actually do worse than Wolverine Origins. They hit rock bottom (from what I've heard), so they can only move up. With McQuarrie on board, and hopefully Bryan Singer, maybe the X-Men series can extract itself from the black hole of mediocrity that it fell into ever since Ratner came on board.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    y'mean "shut that cunt's mouth before i come over there and fuck

    by Six Demon Bag

    from an oscar winner no less.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Wolverine wasn't awful

    by DDMAN26

    It was bland, boring and inoffensive, the kind of film you see once, kind of shrug it off and then see it on HBO one afternoon and likely fall asleep on the couch while watching it.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    They should remake Wolverine... In Space.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Christopher McQuarrie is awesome!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I hope it's a direct sequel

    by Adelai Niska

    set in modern times with a 60-year-old Gambit, blob and Emma Frost. And the black eyed peas guy in a cowboy hat... now with grey hair.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Aw Hell Naw!!!!!!!!!

    by Jews4Jesus

    Wolverine was shit....

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Way of the Gun was going to start with a Fake Movie Trailer

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    And the fake movie trailer was the prequel/origin story before the Way of the Gun. I think this is mentioned in the commentary track. I may be remembering it slightly differently.<p>Grindhouse owes a huge debt to McQuarrie for this reason.<p>The beginning of McQuarrie's Wolverine should be a fake trailer as well! I'm sure he would write something killer that everyone wished was its own movie.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Holy fucking hell!! That's what I'm talking about.

    by ganymede3010

    Does this mean that Singer could return to direct? Fuck Gavin Hood and the horse he rode in on.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    As long as they include Tom Rothman being

    by AlienDragQueen

    executed on film for realsies and include it in the final cut, I'm not fucking interested.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Yes, Wolverine was terrible.

    by KevinMuller

    Never have I seen a movie with a Hollywood bubdget be treated like a movie of the week. With Chris back on, it gives me hope that the second movie will better than the first

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    They should

    by Hellbastardo

    just let McQuarrie direct it.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Wolverine was a turd?

    by sith_rising

    Hell I thought it was pretty cool. Can't wait for the DVD, which, let's cut the shit, we'll all buy anyways.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't send my mother-in-law to see this shi@

    by nj13guy

    Wolverine origins was godawful hideous! Why would anyone want to see a sequel unless they wanted to make poopy. This is what one wants to do after watching this movie.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Wolverine pwns teh suk.

    by Man of Stool

    The movie, that is.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I went back in time the other day, to my 12 yr. old self......

    by The Dum Guy

    I told him many grave things that would happen in our (as yet) brief life, and when I said "And, there will be a Wolverine movie."<br><br>My former self said, "So, something good happens to us?"<br><br>I replied, "Nay, or no, it will suck."<br><br>Since I had (as my kid self) a good punch straight to nuts I took, and said, "You're a goddamn liar and hope Batman Forever kicks ass!"

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Hands off BSG, motherfrakker.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Way of the gun...

    by KonkBob

    Was utter, pure shite.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    that is good news.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Let's be honest- the first X men movie was retarded. You know it and I know it. But the best thing in that movie was the holocaust scene at the beginning. As for Wolverine, I thought it was MUCH better than people gave it credit for. As a "first" movie, it has X men beat by a country mile.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Is John McTiernan in jail?

    by Toilet_Terror

    If not, they should hire him to direct this.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Answer to your question: No.

    by tile_mcgillus

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Wolvie was the worst this summer

    by mitortilla

    More than tranny, I know you like to hate on the trannies, but Wolvie was worse... With those old folks and those fake cgi claws, the incredibly stupid story, the ruining of some of our favorite mutants, specially how they ruined deadpool.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I read I funny science article not too long ago...

    by The Dum Guy

    It said, that people who like X-Men Origins: Wolverine can actually pick their mouths for boogers. Weird.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Having Hollywood writers team up with anime directors is the onl

    by CodeName

    I'm not a big fan of live-action Japanese films, save a rare few.. but I think Hollywood writers, and even directors should start teaming up with visionary anime directors for superhero films. Let Sam Raimi direct all the dialogue scenes and such, but when Spidy starts fighting, hand everything over to Hayato Date; the action choreographer of the Naruto series. Dude. Imagine that. Come on, let's get a bipartisan effort going here between America and Japan.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Quint, you turdburglar, it was still better than GI JOE

    by Tall_Boy66

    But, lemmie guess, you stepped in line with the rest of AICN and hated Wolverine and Loooooovvvvedd GI Joe. ACH-CHUNG!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Asian influences on Hollywood

    by CodeName

    How about a long Oldboy shot of a beat-up but healing-on-the-fly Wolverine going through piles and piles of ninjas in one long continous shot that lasts ten minutes in a bamboo forest in Kyoto? I'd like to see this in the next Wolverine film. But nope... we won't get it because the suits won't understand.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter...


    ..the franchise is now irrevocably damaged and Hugh Jackman owns a lot of the blame. What a horrid last couple of films.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    I have no confidence in FOX.

    by Magunga

    As long as Tom Rothman is sitting upon his porcelain throne as chairman of FOX Studios I have no faith that we'll see a "Wolverine" movie that isn't silly,watered-down family-friendly tripe.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    enough with the X-MEN

    by frank cotton

    it's over, already. DO SOMETHING NEW!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    LOL that's almost true in a sense haha

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    *sigh*. Once more for the hard of thinking...

    by BiggusDickus

    Japan. Mariko Yashida. Shingen. The Hand. Yukio. Silver Samurai. Viper.<p>But this is Fox. Even if they followed Miller's story panel by panel, they'd still ruin it...

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Good start, but two more things ned to be addressed...

    by Lord Elric

    A.) Who's directing. Someone with a strong visual style, and who could also balance action and character. And, someone who can stand up to the studio and argue for their vision. WHich leads to... B.) How much Tom Rothman will have his meddling fingers in. If he micromanages like he's done on the last two films, then no one will be able to save it. If he can be distracted, or otherwise, then all could just be very good. I'd love to think that FOX has paid attention to the criticisms on the first movie. Then again, I have been accused of being an optimist.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    What happened

    by Cujo_Fugate

    to John McTiernan?

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    And btw...WAY OF THE GUN

    by Lord Elric

    Is incredible. Awesome movie!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    this will never work, because WOLVERINE IS LAME

    by HaterofCrap

    he's a fucking boring one note character. he gets angry, claws come out, and he charges. RRAAWWR!! all it would take is one pissed off magneto or a juggernaut type to fucking launch him into the sun. heal that, bitch!

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    This will turn out to be Ninja Assassins without the gore, with Hugh Jackman as the main, and a PG-13 stamp. So yeah, it will not come close too the Miller story.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Cujo: Rollerball

    by Toilet_Terror

    Still, that seemed more like the studio had their hands up his ass wiggling him around like a cheap puppet instead of a picture he had much directorial control over. <p>I sort of liked the preposterous Basic.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Wolverine is the worst film of the year

    by Browncoat_Jedi

    Yeah, even worse than Transformers 2 and Salvation. It's been that kind of year.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by Boone

    Was Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. It was written in a style that kind of became a Frank Miller signature later on, though.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    He needs his COSTUME!!!!!!

    by 3D-Man

    Or at least SOME semblance of his costume!!!! GEEEZ LOUISE!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    I think Way of the Gun SUCKED, that's what I think

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Yes the three minute dialogueless opening of X-Men was great. Valkyrie was merely ok. The Usual Suspects however, was very well written so I guess I hve some hope, but not much.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Hey, relax. Its a cheesy action flick.

    by Anything But Tangerines

    The "fanbase" for the character "Wolverine" and "admirers" of the actor "Hugh Jackman" are over reacting. It is fun, no? Boom, boom!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by redkamel

    whatever, the first Wolverine was so fucking bad, I couldn't even tell it was supposed to be in the past. Fox should just give up, they can make a good movie to save their life. Give wolverine to a company with the balls to give it the treatment it deserves. Comic book fans have grown up, so grow the movie up. Its not like kids dont like adult-level movies. Every teen and kid was scared of Jason. Make them fans of the bad-assness of wolverine, just like how they love kill bill. The way it stands they sell their shit to 10 year olds. <p>

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    OMEGA RED!!!!!!!!

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Come on, 5 films along he should be in there by now.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Also, is it just me or do all of McQuarrie's scripts

    by OutlawsDelejos

    have just the strangest pacing to them? Great content and dialog, completely fucked structure and pace.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Get JOHN WOO.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Guy throws huge green bamboo spear thru Wolvies chest

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    And Wolvies still movie towards him. That's be awesome.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    20th Century Fox isn't always full of turds.

    by quentintarantado

    Avatar is coming from Fox. They can't all be bad.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I Dont Come On Here To Bitch...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    But Wolverine Origins was borderline unwatchable. Have we heard anything about a budget? It was SyFy Channel special effects.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    After District 9, they'll be ashamed

    by Dingbatty

    to make genre movies sans balls and brains. Hopefully.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I look forward to the bootleg screener

    by YackBacker

    I'll never pay FOX for another X-MEN movie ever again.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    They Stold the Idea from the TALKBACKS!!!!

    by redfist

    When a script review was posted about the Wolvie movie about 2 years ago...I posted a comment that was something like...<P> I want to Wolverine in Japan...fighting the Hand, fighing 100 ninjas, swinging the honor sword, the death of Mariko, the Silver Samurai and learning how to become the greatest killer in the world. <P> That would be a movie I want to see, as long as it is at least a hard PG...if not an R.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I am so glad Harrison Ford's THE FUGITIVE was released in '93

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    If it was released recently, it would probably suck, because in my opinion... <BR><BR> 1. The movie would start with quick-cut MTV style fonts and music. <BR><BR> 2. The bus crash would be in total CG.<BR><BR> 3. The foot chase would be in shakey-cam.<BR><BR> 4. There would be two additional car chases/crashes.<BR><BR> 5. Fancy CG transition screens.<BR><BR> 6. The finale would reveal that the wife is actually alive and teamed with the bad guy.<BR><BR> 7. MTV rock music over the credits. <BR><BR> Thank goodness it came out in 1993!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST


    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    01. Mel Gibson <p> 02. Antoine Fuqua <p> 03. Francis Lawrence <p> 04. John McTiernan <p> 05. Kathryn Bigelow <p> 06. Stephen Norrington <p> 07. Peter Hyams <p> 08. Jean-Francois Richet <p> 09. Richard Donner <p> 10. Greg Yaitanes <p> 11. Louis Leterrier <P> 12. Peter Berg <p> 13. John Woo <p> 14. Florent Siri <p> 15. Simon West <p> 16. James McTiegue <p> 17. John Moore <p> 18.Renny Harlin <p> 19. Chuck Russell <p> 20. Rob Bowman <p> 21. David Slade <p> 22. Michael J. Bassett <p> 23. Pierre Morel <p> 24. Howard McCain <p> 25. Jan DeBont

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    "Patch" in Madripoor

    by Sit and Watch

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine was so bad it turned me off of the summer blockbusters for the rest of the season. I'll go into the next one (if I go into it at all) with high hopes and little expectations. It would be hard to tie into the current X-Men franchise, but one day it would be awesome to see some of the solo Wolverine stuff from the early comics of his own series, more dirty and a bit noir.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Jackman needs to use his power to put Fox in their place

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Gentile - Bigelow would be a great choice. Well done.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    26. Stephen Hopkins

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Turd only applies to TF2 and Gi Joe

    by DigitalDong

    Oh wait, I forgot Gi joe was THE summer movie according to this fine establishment.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Turd Furgeson

    by yesiamaplant

    It was "Shut that cunt's mouth before I come over there and fuckstart her head!". You'll have to supply your own odd Ryan Philippe accent. Also, GI Joe was better than Wolverine. But it was still dogshit.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    let him direct it!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I'm acting like Origins never existed btw...

    by andrew coleman

    Just some horrible shit movie that doesn't exist. Like that one "Bond" movie Connery made that was not a Bond movie just a remake of Thunderball. I forgot what it was called but that's good. This new one if done correctly in my mind will be the ONLY Wolverine movie ever made. Just like how I believe there are only two X-men movies that leave us hanging and to use are imagination to think up how it all ends. X3? Never heard of it. I remember once hearing someone talking about the Golden Gate bridge and how pointless it was but that's all I remember.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    Why so mean? How many fockin' movies have you made, ya useless little nerd?!?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    logan slaps the ass of some meaty giesha as she exits a bathhous

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Miller's Wolverine is from the 80's when ninjaz were cool

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    now? Not so much. However, we will get a kicka ass SILVER SAMURAI, bitches! (Though they will re-design him and fuck him all up I'm sure.)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    if Harrison Ford's the fugitive was released now

    by ironic_name

    even if it was good, everyone here would say it sucked.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    DarthMrBelvedere, are you being sarcastic? hope so.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Way of the Gun is awesome...for 5 minutes

    by Liberty Valance

    The opening scene is a classic. The next 115 minutes are a meandering, aimless clusterfuck.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    I saw GI Joe in LA... at the Cineramadome no less... and it was fucking retarded. Channing Tatum is a worthless leading man, so lifeless and bored. The writing was atrocious (the Scarlett and Marlon Wayans scene where she talks about her father had us laughing out loud) and there wasn't an original beat in the movie.<BR><BR> So, no I don't "fall in line" with the rest of the AICN crew, but there has been no meeting where we pick a united side on any movie. We tend to like similar films because most of us are friends, but there never has been any mandate to like or dislike a certain movie.<BR><BR>As crappy as Joe is it isn't boring and you can see the money on the screen, neither of which can be claimed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine. So, yeah. GI Joe is better than Wolverine in my book. No question. That doesn't mean I love GI Joe, just that Wolverine sucked harder.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    My mind wandered a bit off during Wolverine....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Like when Wolvie and his wife were in the cabin having a tender moment...and the wife told that wolverine story no one paid attention to...did you notice how perfect their teeth was?<BR> When the wife was telling that story no one paid attention to...look at her teeth...did they CG enhance that. Whew...she could sell Crest whitening strips. (especially for living in a cabin in the middle of nowhere)

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Well, David Benoiff is no slouch writer either...

    by Ribbons

    ...and look at how the first Wolverine turned out. In theory hiring Christopher McQuarrie is a good decision, but Fox has a long road ahead of them before I even start to consider giving them the benefit of the doubt.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Channing Tatum should have been Falcon, not Duke.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    He's too young looking to be Duke.<BR> Someone like...I dunno...Mel Gibson should have been Duke....Tatum should have been little brother Falcon flirting with the girls.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Until they get the right actore to play wolverine..

    by wowsah156

    its always going to be shit. Hugh Jackman is too polished and too "hollyweird manicured" to play him. Wolverine is a character full of unlikeable flaws. Wolverine is not a nice person. You need someone with that aggression and rage in them , someone who is pissed off with the world. The best actors that could do that are Gerald Butler, Dougray Scott, Eric Bana etc. but not Jackman. when i see Jackman i dont see Wolverine, i see an advert for men girly girl aftershave.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Wolverine was decent.

    by Serious Black

    Better than GI Joe, about on par with Transformers 2. I would watch a sequel. Silver Samurai is going to need an Extreme Makeover, however, as he is one of the silliest of the Marvel characters.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Quint hit the claw on the head (?)

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I think it cost 150 mil to make? Cheapest looking summer blockbuster ever. And come to think of it, all three x-men films look kinda cheap, so I wonder who at FUX is pocketing all the production money?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Wolverine failed so many ways..

    by ckone

    that it just won't matter what they do next...IF it is even marginally better, it will make whoever makes it a huge success...but jeez...The most posturing and non bloody violent film I have ever seen. Even when there was blood it was dead wolverine a movie with a guy who has unbreakable claws for weapons...not ONE REAL bloody attack..even in WWII...ugh...

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    There's no contemporary actor who's right for the role

    by Disco_sucks

    You'd need someone badass, ugly but with shitloads of charisma, like a Lee Marvin or Clint Eastwood. You just don't get that kind of actor anymore and hollywood is all the poorer for it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Jason Straham is only 5'8" he could do it

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    He's more right for Wolverine than the 6'2" Hugh Jackman.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Please let McQuarrie Direct...

    by DC Films

    It's criminal that we've been deprived a directorial follow up to the amazing Way of The Gun. What a beautiful opportunity that was for us to see Del Toro do some of best work - an unappreciated classic. The last time we saw such a GREAT writer direct so capably was Paul Schrader. IMO McQuarrie is just as good a writer and a better director.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    That was the first of those Xmen films that was actually fun.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Surprisingly fun. No laughable gay director angst in this one, no emokids in latex, no moronic "I thuffer!" moments - just goofy entertainment, i.e. what it should be. It is based on a comic book, after all.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Shut that cunts mouth before i fuckstart her face

    by bourne7855

    LOL love way of the gun

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Not trying to be a bitch BUT...


    ...I think hugh jackman was just barely adequate as Wolverine. I'd have no problem with someone else taking over, and taking the role in a whole new direction. Any suggestions?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    On a different subject...


    Sarah Silverman getting decked in the face in "The Way of the Gun" was the funniest moment of her entire career

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    "So, who's the brains of this operation?"

    by Ribbons

    "To tell you the truth, I don't think this is a brains kind of operation."

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Kurt Angle as Wolverine

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST


    by redfist

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Way Of The Gun

    by IForgotAbout19

    Is a fantastic movie, really unique in its approach to what makes Del Toro and Phillipe "cool" which they undeniably are, and aren't.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by Apple Octopus

    How about getting someone who ACTUALLY looks like the main character?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Bigalow's Wolverine

    by Bellam

    That's a really interesting thought.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Does anybody seriously think

    by kwisatzhaderach

    that an artist like Kathryn Bigelow would make a movie about somebody called Wolverine? Fuck's sake.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Gives us hope...!!?!!Speak for yourself Quint.

    by TheManWhoCan

    The Usual Suspects was okay at best so, so what? Wolverin2 2 (x-men5)will be pg13 rubbish dosn't matter whos on board, dont be an idiot Quint.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I never thought Bigelow would make a shitty K19

    by JackRabbitSlim

    And how wrong I was.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I did not enjoy Way of the Gun at all

    by smackfu

    At the time it completely felt like a Tarantino wannabe. But that was before we all realized Tarantino burned all his mojo on his early stuff. Still, Way of the Gun felt like it was trying way to hard to be cool and not achieving it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST


    by Lordgorp

    1.5 million budget. Owe Boll to direct - cast ‘Marcus’ from Big Brother UK and set the origin story in Manchester! Couldn’t be much worse eh?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Sick of Wolverine.

    by Stalkeye

    Marvel has been whoring this twerp for the longest. and what's fucked up is that there are so many characters that deserve as much spotlight as Wol, instead the overrated logan is their cash cow. <p>Fuck Marvel & FOX.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Tom Hardy is 5'9 and could do crazy fierce.

    by dailysportspages

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I want a job!!!!

    by TheManWhoCan

    Wolvie meets a samurai master who reluctantly agrees to teach him to fight, Master says “if you don’t master your rage, your rage becomes your master!” Cue montage of master and Logan (with his hair in a bun naturally) fighting with wooden swords atop a mountain, next we see quick edits of Logan getting knocked on his ass by a much older master over and over and over again (this is to add humour to the scene. The test audience comprised of 10 year old boys, some with down syndrome laugh like slack-jawed inbreeds during the Fox test screening, the suits in the back behind the mirrored glass tick the box on there clipboards were it says ‘visual gag during training montage’ check! ) I really think this will add some originality to the movie because you never ever get to see training montages in movies, where a much older frail master beats the shit out of a presumably fitter, younger student! And get this… towards the end of the montage Logan gets better at fighting and eventually knocks the MASTER on HIS ass, and the master says “good Logan-san, you are now ready”. Good eh. Didn’t see that coming did you. Oscar worthy if I do say so myself! Can I’ve a job Fox? I also have a idea to recreate ‘down town’ Tokyo in a sound stage since the New Orleans bit in Wolverine Origins was SO realistic, even better than the real thing. Also Fox if your listening you should hire Chinese for extras because they look better than the Japanese to western audiences, and also add another level of realism to the ‘down town’ Tokyo scenes. Please Tim Rothman give me a job. Pleeeeeeeeeeeese!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    sequel time

    by u.k. star

    Ok, the high standards of X2 and The Dark Knight led to a bit of an overreaction to the Wolverine film. Now I'm in no way saying it was a classic, because it wasn't, but it wasn't the unmitigated dissaster some say either. We're all hoping for far better next time, and this news shows that we may well get it. Please check my poll on which movies deserve sequels. Cheers fans & fanatics.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    No faith in Fox whatsoever. They'll neuter and lobotomise it.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah! Fox. Humbug!

    by u.k. star

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Quint nailed it...


    and that's the real crime of Wolverine. Despite it's "epic" ensemble cast and near-atmospheric budget, the film looked cheap. The CGI was poor, the effects kind of boring, and all but one fight scene looked like it was choreographed by the same ass-maggot who did Hitman. No matter how big a defender you are, this was simply a catastrophic failure as a superhero film....if you can't make a movie look good on $100 million, then you aren't really trying. District 9 was filmed on just over $30 million...and it looks fan-fucking-tastic.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Quint needs to pull a McWeeny...

    by JackLucas

    Go get your own site, man. You are way too good for this place and I have to wonder if your effort is being rewarded.

  • Do you hear me Fox? NOTHING!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    way of the gun was awesome

    by ukfilms28

    unlike that shite called wolverine, fox dont do good comic book movies so why would the sequel no matter who they would get to write or direct be any diffrent????

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    I'm Not Happy I'm Pissed

    by kenjinattix

    I love Chris McQuarrie. LOVE him. The Way of the Gun is my favorite movie of all time. Not Shawshank, Not Citizen Kane. Parker and Longbaugh in the closest ode to Butch and Sundance YOU'LL EVER SEE EVER! I watch and own any and everything he writes because Chris is my favorite writer in Hollywood next to Haggis. So Why Am I Pissed You Ask? Because Wolverine was Fox's biggest "Fuck You" to a fanbase that I've ever seen. It was like Tom Rothman got into a time machine like Marty McFly but instead of helping my parents get together he decided to sexually assault the child version of me FOR NO FUCKING REASON! NOT ONLY did he rape Wolverine, he bukkaked Deadpool, one of my favorite characters. I've been serious about boycotting all Fox shit since, but now I'm forced to watch this film. I just hope that Rothman kicks McQuarrie off the project because of his inability to make SHIT and hires a shitty writer so I can continue to quietly give Fox a middle finger for life. I Love you Chris. And if you're on this I'll watch reluctantly but know that Rothman will destroy EVERYTHING you write thats cool. If Rothman is fired then this Wolvie pic will be 100 times better.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    and dont get me started on tom i hate comic book movies rothman!

    by ukfilms28

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    i wish i could go back in a tme machine

    by ukfilms28

    and kick tom rothman's ass before wolverine ever got made, i defo wont be going to see it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Where’s the John Quade obit/talkback?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Papillon, Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and more 80s tv appearances than you can shake a stick at. Get on it before the Black Widows come for you. Hit it LordofHell.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Sara Palin is a stupid, stupid woman.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Marvel needs the movie rights back

    by Cletus Van Damme

    THAT would be a good film.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie was a boring,blatant movie

    by ominus

    that fact doesnt give me hope for the quality of the sequel,but on the other hand the introduction of the young magneto in the concentration camp in the first xmen movie,was one my favourite parts of the movie too.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    They really shouldn't fucking bother.

    by CatVutt

    The lifeless, dull fucking version of Wolverine that they've crafted in these films leaves NOTHING to work with via the Miller/Japan storyline. There's no point to it.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Too bad the first movie...

    by KillDozer

    killed all my interest in the character. Wish they'd given that one to McQuarrie instead.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I wish Fox would throw me some money

    by Crimson Dynamo

    I'm pretty sure I could crank out a decent Moon Knight movie. Fuck, at this point, what would they have to lose?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Underworld 4 is in the works btw

    by ominus

    i hope the bring back te milf protagonist from the 2 first movies.not that have any problem with mitra.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by Evil Sean if we boycott FOX comic book movies. Let's be honest here, it's fanboys like us who deliver the opening weekend to these franchises or take them from modest success to big hit. Tom Rothman has admitted he doesn't give a shit about making quality movies that are faithful to the mythology, his focus is "delivering audiences." If we, the audience, stop showing up for FOX pics, the film rights to these characters (not just X-Men but Fantastic 4 and others) will revert to MARVEL STUDIOS! Can you imagine X-Men and Fantastic 4 being treated as faithfully by a movie studio as Iron Man (and even occupying the same film universe)? It's possible - all you have to do is not give FOX your hard-earned money. We must start by NOT buying X-Men Origins: Wolverine when it's released on DVD/Blu-Ray. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon. Spread the word on this talkback and others on this site. JUST SAY NO TO FOX COMIC BOOK MOVIES. Just say no to the X-Men trilogy set and the FF on DVD/Blu-Ray. Despite my better judgment, I paid to see Wolverine opening weekend in the theater. I refuse to give FOX another dollar - we've got to take control of this the only way we can. Who is with me?

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by theplant

    I agree, Valkyrie is crap. This guy McQuarrie is not even up to ralph mc quarrie heel. Wolverine is a crap franchise.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Evil Sean

    by theplant

    The problem is, Avatar is at Fox. So Rothman will fuck Wolverine in the arse for years and years, but who cares ? Just boycott crap movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Hire a decent director!

    by Logan_1973

    Stay away from Gavin Hood.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The Only Superhero Movie I Really Want To See

    by Bellam

    The Silver Surfer.<br><br>Done by... I don't know. Michel Gondry.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    IT'S LIKE PROMOSING TRANSFORMERS 3 will be good.It won'tWill WIOLVERINE 2 and TRANSOFRMERS 3 make dough>?? DAAAAAAMN RIGHT.Why? Because of the 5-10 years olds.They don't fucking give shit # 1 bout the fans.FUCK ROTHMAN AND DOUBLE FUCK YOU Hugh Jackman....the gonig to Japan concept is fucknig dumb.Here isa cocnept I'd like....Wolverine having a good 6-7 fight scenes(each being 5-7 minutes LONG) againt other mutants...or giant robots, or something EXCITING.I don't wanna fucknig see wolverin3 fightingninjas with a about dumbassed bullshit!

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    If you listened to the commentary on Way Of The Gun...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    McQuarrie flat out admits that a good 85 percent of the good stuff in the movie was Bencio Del Toro's idea. McQuarrie was just smart enough to exploit that and cool enough to give him credit in his commentary, but Del Toro is really almost a co-director on the movie in my eyes. So who knows if McQuarrie is really all that fluent in the language of filmmaking or not. I don't think I'd risk giving him a huge budgeted summer tentpole picture just to find out whether or not he's up to the task (especially without Del Toro around). Good writer...without doubt. Good director...??(the question mark was emphasised).

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham as Wolverine

    by mitortilla


  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    fuck that Hugh Jackman Blows!

    by flipper2004

    `if you told me that Hugh Jackman was not in it i would be pumped!!! as long as he's playing wolverine movie is going to suck.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Evil Sean Too little, much too late

    by Stalkeye

    as Wolvie has such a, i meant huge following. to the point if Fox released 60 minutes of footage that entails Wolverine shaving his balls, the idiot fanboys will flock to see it.<p>i have already boycotted the first movie and will do the same with this one.<p>I sense another workprint leak in the works. <p>*evil grin*

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood as Wolvie...

    by Octopornopus

    Give him a beefed up version of the CG treatment Ian McKellen got as Magneto. Or pull the whole Darth Vader thing, put someone in a yellow/blue costume and have Dirty Harry voiceover... Anything less than a hard R will be unacceptable. Japanese snow should be so thick in ninja blood, that it could be used in an advert for Kotex.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    There was a Wolverine movie?

    by MattmanReturns

    I already forgot it. That's how great it was.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    After X3 I decided that I fucking hated the X Men movies

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Jason Straham as Wolverine?

    by Stalkeye

    Fuck, that would work. A real tough guy/actor would be more convincing than some showtune singing overrated actor. (yeah, Hugh was good in the first two X movies, but his performances in Swordfish and especially that borefest Austraila sucked

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I didn't see Wolverine.

    by hallmitchell

    Not inspired to see something i heard was lame. A solo Wolverine movie should have been so kickass. Instead at their " creative " meetings, to interested in wrecking DEADPOOL.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Play the Wolverine game

    by hallmitchell

    Now that is kicka$$. Everyone says that is better than the movie. I can account for it being a great game.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    only way to save the X-men franchise

    by Phategod2

    is procrastination. Fox loses the rights if there is no X-men related movie in five years With Ryan Renolds doing Green lantern all that has to happen is something to side track this, after Iron man 2 comes out Marvel will able to print a mint and basically can afford to get the rights back to the X-men.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I interviewed him once

    by Brody77

    No biggie, just a quick Q&A for a local website in Scotland I was working with for a bit. He came across as really cool & shared some nice stuff about Way of the Gun. This is definitely cool news.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    No hope if they're keeping Singer's vision intact

    by Immortal_Fish

    Bryan Singer crapped all over the source material. He got only 1.5 characters right. And given that this is still Jackman's Logan, it'll just be another episode of Knifeyboy and his Mostly Mundane Friends. This series needs major retooling and that ain't going to happen without starting everything over from the ground up. Or, pull an Incredible Hulk and just kinda allude to the other flicks never having happened.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    It's still Fox.

    by thedarklinglord

    They're always going to find a way to fuck things up. Until Marvel takes their shit away from Fox, until Marvel absolutely refuses to do business with those shitwizards, it's always, at best, a fucking coin flip on whether or not a movie will suck, regardless of the talent attached to it. So, no, I'm still not interested.

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Wolverive vs Hulk: The Quest to Not Suck.

    by Sithtastic

    I don't even know if it's feasible, but given the end of Wolverine, couldn't we just fast forward to present time for a solo Wolverine story? I say bring on the Hulk and get some crossover action going, while taking the character back to his roots (and paying homage to his first appearance no less).

  • Aug. 14, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Wolverine vs Hulk

    by Reds

    with Eric Bana playing both characters. No Bryan Singer, I sorta like the director but his X-men have no charm or real drama. Jackman is shit, use Eric Bana all Australians look alike anyway. No black leather.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't this be in Madripoor?

    by James Westfall

    Hopefully it'll be in there somehow.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    It may have a lot to live up to

    by laguna_loire

    But it isn't as appalling an idea as World of Warcraft as a movie!! That is awful!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Christian Kane as Wolverine

    by oisin5199

    Was a fan of his when he was Lindsay on Angel, but his current role on TNT's Leverage shows that he would make an awesome Wolverine. He's pretty much playing Wolverine sans the mutant powers and claws. Mysterious guy with a military/CIA type past who can take on rooms full of guys, has a wounded childhood thing going on (always looking out for defenseless kids) - even a bit of a feral berserker rage he gets into. <p>btw, if McQuarrie wrote the great Magneto concentration camp scene in the first movie, why isn't he working on the Magneto prequel?