Hugh Jackman came out of nowhere to land the role of a lifetime in X-Men, and it was a wonderful star is born moment when he exploded on the screen. No one in America had heard of him before, but there was no doubt he was the right person to play Wolverine. (The character was originally going to be played by Dougray Scott, the villain in Mission: Impossible 2, but he had to back out when that shoot went way over schedule.)
Decades after the Christopher Reeve classic became the big hit of 1978, Hollywood is still trying to get Superman right for the big screen. While Christopher Nolan successfully reinvented Batman, at least for two movies, the consensus is that Bryan Singer pretty much blew it with Superman Returns, and unfortunately Man of Steel didn’t help matters much either.
X-Men Days of Future Past is coming on May 23, and it’s very promising for several reasons. First off, Bryan Singer has returned to helm the franchise. Number two, Peter Dinklage, one of the finest actors around, is in it as Bolivar Trask. Third, this movie has The Sentinels, and full blown pictures of them have just been revealed.
2013 was a hell of a year for genre movies, and 2015 will be the big year of Star Wars and Avengers 2. But how about next year? Well, turns out there’s a lot of great genre stuff coming up as well.
It’s hard to imagine any movie costing as much as Avatar, which at one point was the most expensive movie ever made. There have been some intriguing rumors as to how much Avatar actually could have cost, but the official number is $237 million.
Peter Dinklage is one of the best actors we have out there right now, and it’s great that he never got stuck in dwarf roles, like the guy who played Mini-Me. In fact, Dinklage turned down a lot of short people roles, including Mini-Me, to prevent himself from being type cast.
It’s an image we’re seeing everywhere, a black and white sumi ink illustration of X-Men’s Wolverine with his arms crossed and claws beared.
After losing interest in the X-Men movies, I’m currently looking forward to the next film in the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past.