One Last Ride for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine 0 35

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Confirming reports which first surfaced in March this year, Hugh Jackman has reiterated to the Dr. Oz Show that the forthcoming sequel to The Wolverine will be the last time he dons the famous claws.

The comments reconfirm what many have suspected two months ago, when Jackman captioned an Instagram post of Wolverine’s iconic mutation with the words “WOLVERINE…ONE LIST TIME. HJ.”

Bringing an end to one of the most iconic superhero tenures, Jackman’s reign as Wolverine has lasted a whopping 17 years, spanning five X-Men films and two solo spin-offs.

It is yet to be confirmed what kind of role, if any, Jackman will have in Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.  That film itself is rumoured (alongside the third Wolverine film) to be bringing the Bryan Singer-curated X-Men universe to a close.

Beyond a rumoured role for Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, no cast has been revealed for the untitled Wolverine sequel.  James Mangold will return to direct, with a script from Michael Green, who has had his hand in two other as-yet-untitled sequel scripts; Blade Runner and Prometheus.

Would you be sad to see Jackman leave Wolverine behind or has he played the role for long enough?

The untitled Wolverine sequel currently has a release date of March 2nd, 2017. X-Men: Apocalypse is set for May 19th, 2016.

Sources: Dr Oz Show, The Independent, Latino Review

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I’m a fledgling film writer living in Edinburgh. I write for and edit the film section of The Journal, an online student newspaper and now contribute to Thoughts on Film. I still love the original Star Wars trilogy, which started my film obsession. My other favourites include – Raiders of the Lost Ark; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Blade Runner; The Third Man and The Social Network. When not watching movies, you can normally find me listening to classic rock or watching cricket.

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 94

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 35

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After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety