Wolverine: The Movie

May 27, 2006 at 2:10am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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This post will speak a lot to my age. Back in the day, I used to be a big Marvel Comics fan boy. Even back then, the X-Men comic was regarded as arguably the best of Marvel’s offerings. My favorite, however, was Daredevil when it was drawn by (now regarded as protean creative mastermind) Frank Miller. Around the same time Miller was penning that famous series of Daredevil comics which featured Elektra, the Punisher and Bullseye (which was partially depicted in the mediocre Daredevil movie), he also got together with X-Men writer Chris Claremont and put out one of the early Marvel 4-part “mini-series” called simply “Wolverine.”

The other day, I was listening to the latest episode of filmspotting (formerly called Cinecast and one of the best podcasts around IMHO, I highly recommend it) and was surprised to learn that a Wolverine movie is now in the works. Reading the tidbits of information available, the movie is supposed to be a “prequel.”

I wonder if Wolverine, the movie, will build off of the original Miller mini-series, which focused on Wolverine’s trip to Japan, an engagement with Mariko, and a series of confrontations with “The Hand” (yes the same “The Hand” that was portrayed in Miller’s Daredevil comics and put to film in the forgettable “Elektra” movie). 

Oh well, just another one to look forward to in the coming summers. As for after the summer movies, I’m still looking forward to The Departed

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D.M.B. May 27, 2006 at 4:52am

The question is if Hugh Jackman will cross over his role as Wolverine in the XMen series and play that wolverine.

The Xmen series is heavy on the wolverine anyway, I don’t know if this is such a great idea.

swoof May 27, 2006 at 4:59am

Wolverine, Daredevil, Ghost Rider and the Silver Surfer were my favorite comic books as a kid.

The Daredevil and Elekra movies were both poop but entertaining in an HBO sorta way.  I wonder about a stand-alone Wolverine movie after three X-Men movies.

More importantly, I’m worried about the Ghost Rider movie starring Nicholas Cage.  That’s just gonna be awful.  I hate it.

Mr. T May 27, 2006 at 11:34am

I share your sentiments. I remember when Jackman was originally identified to play Wolverine years ago -  and people were like “Huh? Who is this guy?” I’d have to say that he’s done a good role in the movies, but the movies feature a very strong ensemble cast. So yes, the question is will it play well as a solo spin-off.

Nicholas Cage as Ghost Rider? Oh man…good thing I wasn’t into GR. I’m not a Cage fan at all. Something about that guy bothers me. Perhaps its because he named his son Kal-el.

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