We hear stories about actors being cast as superheroes who have never picked up a comic book all the time, but Hugh Jackman took this a step further when he showed up for his Wolverine audition back in the late '90s for the first X-Men movie. He didn't even know wolverines existed — and he found out in the most delightfully awkward way.
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Video: Despite being Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine, the real star of Logan turned out to be Dafne Keen. Finding a very young actress to not only share a screen with Jackman, but sometimes outshine him, sounds like a nearly impossible task. But after you see this clip of Keen's audition, you'll realise casting her must have been a very easy choice for director James Mangold.
California senator Kamala Harris is the second black woman ever elected to the US Senate, a huge policy nerd, an unabashed proponent of dropping f-bombs, and, as luck would have it, a huge X-Men fan. So when she was asked recently about the future of the American job market, she saw an opportunity to use Logan as a teachable moment.
If the world were ever to suddenly become overrun with evil, sentient, terrorist bears, who would you call for help? The Avengers? The X-Men? They're all busy with Secret Empire. No, see, when you've got a killer bear problem to deal with, there's really only one man for the job: Image's Shirtless Bear-Fighter.
The gut-wrenching, excellent Logan finally hit theatres last week — and while there may not be a post-credit stinger to tease the future of the X-Men movie universe, there is still a lot to talk about. And probably be sad about, too. So consider this your moment, if you've seen the movie, to let rip about what you think comes next.
Caught Logan this week and confused about the timeline? Fair enough, really. Between various origin stories and chronology-twisting instalments, the X-Men series isn't kind to those who like their films linear.
Some industrial cutting machines use a thin metal wire carrying an incredibly strong electrical charge to cut through steel like it's softened butter. That's probably what inspired the Hacksmith to create a wearable pair of Wolverine claws connected to a car battery. They're not quite as deadly as Logan's adamantium claws are — unless you happen to be wearing them.
Anyone who's seen the trailers could easily guess that Logan is the best solo Wolverine movie, but it's more than that. It's a legitimately special movie that just happens to star superheroes — a film that wouldn't be out of place at the Academy Awards. And it's still just as badass as any Wolverine fan could want.
We all know the story. For years 20th Century Fox, the controllers of the rights to all Marvel X-Men properties, was too worried to make the R-rated Deadpool. They didn't think something that raunchy or violent could work in the superhero genre. Then, finally, after years of saying "No", they finally said "Yes" — and $US780 million ($1 billion) later, they're happy they did.
Sure, a version of "Deadpool" and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine have already teamed up, thanks to the excruciating X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but wouldn't it be amazing if Ryan Reynold's wittily maniacal mercenary could join forces with Hugh Jackman's Logan? Well, Reynolds agrees — and he's actively trying to get Jackman to do so, too.
Someone — well, thebrickranger, specifically, did the now standard "Lego version of a superhero movie trailer" for Logan complete with red Play-Doh for Wolverine's many wounds. However, I don't remember the last time I've been quite so emotionally moved by tiny plastic mini-figures.