Who wants a peek at the first publicity image from the third and final Wolverine solo film, courtesy of star Hugh Jackman? We’ve got it in today’s Movie Morsels, along with word of Lex Luthor’s animated henchwoman Mercy Graves appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, three new photos from Deadpool, big casting news on the fifth Bourne movie, and an update on Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot!
Hugh Jackman has revealed via Twitter the first image from his untitled third Wolverine solo movie, which marks the last time he will appear as the character that made him famous. Along with the teaser pic, the actor invites fans to pitch ideas for the film. “My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen?” he says. “50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can.”
My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can. pic.twitter.com/ksA1Gii5tf
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015
Directed by The Wolverine helmer James Mangold, Wolverine 3 is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Wondering who the above bespectacled woman is in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer? According to DC All Access, she’s none other than Mercy Graves. Created as Lex Luthor’s merciless gal Friday in Superman: The Animated Series (a sort of opposite number to Batman: The Animated Series‘ Harley Quinn), she’ll be played by Hannibal‘s Tao Okamoto.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016. Here’s DC All Access‘ breakdown of the entire trailer…
Three new Deadpool photos have surfaced online, featuring the Merc with a Mouth, as well as his lady love, Copycat, and fiery sidekick, Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Leslie Uggams star in the Tim Miller-directed take on Marvel’s antihero, arriving on February 12, 2016.
The Bourne Identity 5
The Bourne films have had their share of acclaimed veteran actors, including Albert Finney and Brian Cox. Now their ranks will be joined by Tommy Lee Jones, who has signed on to co-star in Universal’s still-untitled fifth Bourne movie. He’ll join Alicia Vikander and the returning Matt Damon and Julia Stiles, as well as director Paul Greengrass. Bourne 5 will be here on July 29, 2016.
Director Jon Watts, whose Cop Car opens in theaters on August 7th and hits on-demand on August 14, has a few words to say about how his Sundance favorite led to his next gig: helming Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot…
“I’m not really sure what happened,” says the director. “I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing the movie to an actual crowd. So I was dealing with that. I mean, Sundance is like a genre. At least it was to me growing up and in film school: it’s like a Sundance kind of a movie. But [Marvel] got to see Cop Car and they really liked it. But yeah, this trend is interesting. Now, I’ve got to make a slightly more expensive version. It’s an opportunity to just have a much bigger canvas instead of just scrapping together any story you can.”
Watts adds that Tom Holland is perfect as the new Peter Parker because…
“He can be a real high school student. That’s why people love Spider-Man. He’s the most grounded, relatable of superheroes. And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip. He’s perfect.”
Regarding his possible collaboration with the Russo Brothers as Spidey is introduced into the MCU in their Captain America: Civil War, Watts remarks…
“I mean, it’s a big universe, so everyone sort of works with each other to make sure that there’s continuity and that it all fits together. It’s really exciting actually. We’re just getting started, working on the script and all that, but it’s going to be a great process.
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