Monday might be the worst day of the week, but this batch of nerdy movie news should make the start of another long week a little bit brighter.
First up, we’re talking about Wolverine. Fans have been wondering when Hugh Jackman might redon his adamantium claws for another solo adventure, and now we have a rough idea courtesy of director James Mangold.
Mangold took to Twitter to reveal that he’s working on the project, but that it’s not going to happen until after X-Men: Apocalypse. Since that film probably won’t start filming until next year, do the math – looks like we won’t be seeing Logan until at least 2017, and by that point they may have to recast the character because Hugh Jackman isn’t sure he wants to continue in the part.
Here’s the tweet where Mangold breaks it all down. [via Coming Soon]
Godzilla gets a monster action figure
When I was a wee lad, I had one of the totally awesome Shogun Warriors Godzilla toys made by Mattel. He had a little strip of fire that came out of his mouth when you pulled a lever on his back, and he shot his fist like a rocket (not sure that part was faithful to canon). It was one of my favorite toys (I also had Rodan), but modern Godzilla figures are apparently going to make my childhood playthings look pretty quaint.
Jakks has revealed photos of its gigantic Godzilla figure that ties into Gareth Edwards upcoming reboot of the series. Here’s how the fine folks at MTV describe it. I might need one of these.
“The enormous, articulated figure (12 points total) stands 24" high (measured diagonally), and is 43" long. In addition, his tail swings back and forth, his mouth opens and closes and he comes packaged with the ability to drive Bryan Cranston totally crazy.”
Marc Webb on his Spider-Man future
Director Marc Webb is locked in to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for Sony, but he says that’s the end of the line for him. Webb would like to do other projects now that he’s a big-name studio filmmaker, but that doesn’t mean he wants to abandon the wall crawler completely.
“I'd like to be involved as a consultant, and I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else."
If Webb leaves after three films, like Sam Raimi did, then that means Sony can just reboot it all again and tell the origin story for a third time, right? [via The Daily Beast]
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