In this section, you’ll find all recent headlines that you, as a pop culture aficionado, should not miss. We can’t all keep track of everything, so each week we’ll select the important news for you. We bring you our: Geekly News Round-Up!
Hugh Jackman Wants Hardy As Wolverine
While making the rounds to promote his upcoming movie Pan, Hugh Jackman was asked by MTV about who he thinks should be the next Wolverine. He answered that he hasn’t given it much thought yet, but is getting asked that question quite a lot. After underlining that he still has one more movie to go, so people shouldn’t recast him yet, he also admitted that there are probably already talks about it at the studio.
He then picked Tom Hardy as a good choice for a younger actor who could fill Logan’s shoes. As everyone who reads the blog knows, I am a massive Tom Hardy fan, so of course I would love to see him play one of my favorite Marvel characters! The only question is, would he be up for another franchise deal with multiple pictures in his contract, at his current career state. As we can see from the amazing fan art done by BossLogic, he would fit the role very well.
Batman v Superman/Aquaman News
There have been some tidbits about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last week. First, our new Aquaman, Jason Momoa, has been interviewed by The Robots Voice about the role and specifically the suit of the hero.
“Well, there might be some bit of orange and green. A bit of respect to prior work, but I think he is meaner now and upset — look at what has been done to our oceans. That’s his world that has been polluted.”
Also, Jesse Eiseberg (Lex Luthor) gave his thoughts on the upcoming movie, while talking toWe Got This Covered at a press event.
“Since everyone here is obviously interested in writing in some capacity, I’ll tell you that the man who wrote the movie, Chris Terrio, is absolutely phenomenal. He also wrote ‘Argo.’ He’s such a brilliant guy, so well read. He’s interested in very sophisticated topics and discussions. So in ‘Batman V Superman,’ even though it’s a superhero movie, people who don’t necessarily see films in that genre, like this crowd, will probably enjoy it. It discusses some very sophisticated and important themes.”
This echoes some of what Eisenberg already said during this year and makes me really hopeful for a smart and interesting superhero movie, that might be a bit smarter than most. We will find out next year in March!
Hugh Jackman Talks About Wolverine 3
While talking to Collider about Pan, Jackman also talked a little bit about Wolverine 3, which is going to be his very last time playing the iconic X-man! He also revealed that, as rumored before, Patrick Steward#s Charles Xavier will figure into the movie.
“I’ll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we’re up to about Page 60. Obviously there’s a treatment, so it’s not fully done yet, we’re not fully there. Patrick does figure in it that’s for sure. I think it’s a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, really cool ideas.”
“The ultimate plan is let’s start shooting next year. I’m starting the training, I’m starting the eating and mentally really preparing for it. It’s not just me, the studio as well — I’m trying to do something with this that’s a little special, a little different. I’ve got a very, very strong idea of what that is. I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this sort of odyssey that I’ve been on, this amazing journey. And I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.”
Wonder Woman/DC Films News
Jason Fuchs, who is rumored to be the script writer for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, has been asked about his thoughts on the film.
“This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it’s sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder’s gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can’t say much.”
“I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don’t think it’s any secret that people who have seen the ‘Batman v Superman’ trailer, the ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It’s a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I’m excited to see where it goes next.”
He obviously did not comment exactly about his involvement with Wonder Woman, but it seems like a save bet that he worked or still works on the movie. Wonder Woman is going before cameras later this year and will start its theatrical run in summer 2017! We also see her debut in next years Batman v Superman.
Ridley Scott Reveals Prometheus 2 Title And More
Last week, master director Ridley Scott revealed some of his plans for the next Prometheus movie and the movies new official name as Alien: Paradise Lost.
While talking to Empire magazine last week he even revealed a little bit more about the project.
“In a way it is ‘Prometheus 2.’ It’s exactly the same story. But it was always in the works to be called that [‘Alien: Paradise Lost’]. Is ‘Prometheus’ actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first ‘Alien’… I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.”
“Years ago, I kept mulling over what ‘Alien 2′ could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on — and I was looking at the dark side of the moon — would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word,”
He also said that he envisions three sequels to his Prometheus movie and that the last one of those would directly tie into his original Alien movie.
I think this all sounds pretty great, since I was one of those few who genuinely loved Prometheus (and I also still think his original Alien is the best of the Alien movies), but my only worry is what this will do with Neil Blomkamp’s proposed Alien 5 film, which also went into preproduction this year? I hope we will find out soon.
Deleted Thor/Age of Ultron Scene
Marvel Studios shared a deleted scene from their latest Avengers blu ray from Age of Ultron. The scene in question can be watched above and shows an alternative take on the scene where Thor gets the vision about the infinity stones in the norn cave. Check it out, as it highlights Chris Hemsworth’s acting ability, as he plays Thor being possessed by the norn.