Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hugh Jackman in Empire

“Hugh's a monster right now,” says actor Liev Schreiber.

Hugh Jackman beefed up for his role as Logan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the result is eye-popping. He looks good, and Twentieth Century-Fox is hoping the 40-year-old actor's rugged new image will translate to box-office success.

Bringing credibility and artistic clout to X-Men Origins is South African director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) and screenplay writer David Benioff (The Kite Runner, 25th Hour). In retelling Logan's checkered past, Benioff is bringing to the fore characters like Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), and Remy LeBeau/Gambit (Taylor Kitsch). Hood, meanwhile, hints of great sequences involving these characters and everyone's favorite Canadian loose cannon, Logan.

Empire ushers in the New Year by doing a feature story on X-Men Origins and putting Hugh Jackman on the cover. Considering the gloomy forecast experts are giving for 2009, Jackman's grave expression (coupled with the baleful, sinister clouds gathering in the horizon), is perfect.

Empire is available @ Mag:Net and
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Unknown said...

this movie is something everyone should watch out.

im an xmen fan and a wolverine follower. hehehe...

Visual Velocity said...

I'm an X-Men fan too! I used to buy X-Men comics back when Jim Lee was still doing the art work. I stopped buying during college when comics got too expensive.

I'm not a big fan of Bryan Singer's X-Men films though. I like the comic books better. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is okay though. :-)

Raft3r said...

saw the trailer
can't wait for this one
at nandon pa sa movie si gambit

Visual Velocity said...

Yeah, Gambit rules!

I'm crossing my fingers they do an X-Men Origins: Gambit thingie in the future. That would be nice.

Raft3r said...

bakit ganon?
sa links mo, di pa appear new post ni raft3r

pangit nga pala yun xmen3
ginawa lang nilang extra si angel
sana hwag nila gawin ke gambit yon

Visual Velocity said...

Raft3r, your link in my blog is not updating. What happened? Did you voodoo my blog? Haha.

And where's the post you promised me in your blog where you said special mention name ko? I can't find it. Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

antayin mo lang. movie special kasi, eh. hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Wow! Movie special? I'd love that! :-)

gillboard said...

I'm looking forward for this film. May can't come soon enough...

Off topic: thanks for visiting my site, and adding me up... appreciate it!!!

Visual Velocity said...

gillboard, thanks for posting!

Yeah, May seems too far away... Hugh Jackman will be hosting the Oscars on February 22nd though. I'm hoping he'd do a Wolverine spoof during the show, ehehe.