News: Angels & Demons Draws The Crowd At Global Box Office

Not a suprise that it is a big hit !!!

Tom Hanks’ new movie Angels & Demons continues to rule the international box office chart after fending off competition from Ben Stiller’s Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian.

The religious thriller, director Ron Howard’s big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s book of the same name, scooped $60.4 million (£40.26 million) outside of the U.S. to claim the number one position for its second consecutive week.

Stiller’s sequel has proven to be the most popular choice Stateside, taking $53.5 million (£35.7 million) over the Memorial Day weekend (22-24May09), but its pull wasn’t as strong overseas and it debuted in second place with $50.1 million (£33.4 million) at the global box office.

Star Trek came in a distant third place with $11.5 million (£7.6 million), while X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannah Montana rounded out the top five with $7 million (£4.67 million) and $3.1 million (£2 million) respectively.

News: Hanks Takes Angels & Demons To Number One

No suprise really !!!

Tom Hanks is back at the top of the U.S. box office after claiming the number one spot with Angels & Demons.

The new thriller shot to the top of the new film countdown with an opening weekend take of $48 million (£32 million).

The film only just pipped Star Trek to the top spot – the sci-fi blockbuster took in $43 million (£28.6 million) during its second weekend on release, but tumbled from last week’s number one.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past and Obsessed round out the new top five.

News: Schreiber Unhappy With ‘Squirrel-like’ X-men Action Figure

Awwww poor Liev !!!

Actor Liev Schreiber is disappointed with the action figurine of his X-men Origins: Wolverine character – because the toy looks like “an angry squirrel”.

Schreiber plays Victor Creed, who eventually adopts the mutant alter-ego of Sabretooth, opposite Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the box office smash.

But the 41-year-old is not completely happy with the plastic figurine of Sabretooth, likening the doll to the bushy-tailed tree creature.

He says, “I have one complaint about it, not that I’m not excited to finally have an action figure after all these years, but I want to know what compelled the designers of this action figure to – I’m assuming they read the plotline for the movie and saw that I play this prehistoric game cat – but what possessed them to make me look like an angry squirrel? You can almost see the nuts (in the mouth)!”

However, Schreiber’s eldest son with actress Naomi Watts doesn’t share his father’s view – the Sabretooth doll is one of 21-month-old Alexander’s favourite play things: “He has a bag of toys, that he calls the turtle bag, that he puts his favourite toys in and it took a tense 15 minutes (before he put it in the bag).”

News: Reynolds Lands X-men Spin-off

I think there will be so many spin-off’s occuring for all the different characters. Which is great 🙂

Ryan Reynolds’ will reprise his role as X-men mutant Deadpool after landing his own spin-off in the comic book film franchise.

Reynolds starred alongside Hugh Jackman in the fourth movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine; and studio bosses at Twentieth Century Fox have already begun development on a film to flesh out his character’s story, reports Variety.

The actor will take over the big screen as Deadpool and alter-ego Wade Wilson, a cancer-stricken mercenary who becomes an indestructible mutant thanks to a genetic experiment.

Just last week Wolverine director Gavin Hood sparked reports Reynolds is set to star in his own X-Men movie, revealing he hopes to chronicle Deadpool’s superhero background.

He told reporters, “Ryan Reynolds is extremely charismatic… and he can combine action and humour.

“The creators of these characters have all created characters that could all have their own origin stories. Hopefully fans will enjoy Wolverine and more will be made.”

Jackman Pretended He Was Wolverine In The Gym

Nice bit of method acting, haha.

Hugh Jackman bulked up to play muscle-bound mutant Wolverine in the new X-men movie, by getting into character in the gym.

The actor’s buff new physique has helped the film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, shoot to the top of the U.S. box office and reinforce his reputation as the Sexiest Man in the World.

But Jackman insists it didn’t come easily, and he had to pretend he really was the clawed superhero to push himself during workouts.

The Aussie star tells Starpulse.com, “Ok, this is a little embarrassing but I’m a little more of a wuss in real life, obviously, than my character.

“There’s a moment when you’re training where you just want to give up. I used to kind of imagine myself, not when I was training with these guys because that’d be a little embarrassing, but when I was on my own with my trainer Michael, I used to kind of imagine I was Wolverine. Somehow, it always got two or three more reps out of me. It was also kind of humiliating with the yelling and it looked a little silly.”

Jackman Plots Wolverine’s Return

I can really see this happening, with the current movie being such a big hit !!!

Hugh Jackman is to get his claws into Wolverine once again – the actor is set to revive his X-men character for a fifth time with another prequel.

The Australian star is currently top of the U.S. box office with his latest comic book outing as the superhero mutant in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

And movie bosses have given the go ahead for a follow-up to the movie after it scored massive takings of $87 million (£58.5 million) in its opening weekend.

Jackman shot to fame when he landed the iconic role in the original trilogy of X-Men films and is not ready to hang up his claws just yet, according to Variety.com.

The new movie will reportedly be set in Japan and follow a samurai storyline originated in the comic book series.

Jackman Slashed Kitsch’s Hand With Wolverine Claw

I can imagine those claws would have been difficult to control!!!

Actor Hugh Jackman left his X-men Origins: Wolverine co-star Taylor Kitsch with a bloody hand during filming – after accidentally slashing him with his metallic claws.

Jackman shares an intense fight scene with Kitsch’s character Gambit in the comic book movie – and the Australian star admits he got a little too aggressive during one take.

He says, “We were having this fight scene and he has his staff and he goes to hit me and I stop him with my claws, and he pulls back really quickly.

“I’m looking at him because they (the directors) haven’t called cut, and I’m looking at my claws and there’s only two claws coming out, and I’m thinking, ‘Where’s the third claw?’ I look up and it’s sticking out of his hand. Straight into his hand and he’s like, ‘Whoa dude, something I said?'”

But Kitsch brushed off the injury and pressed ahead with shooting.

Jackman adds, “He pulls it (the claw) out, wipes the blood on his jeans and goes, ‘Let’s go’.”

Berry Hopes For X-men Return

I hope that Storm and other X-Men characters get there own Origins movie, like Wolverine would be sooooo cool.

Halle Berry hopes to follow in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman by reviving her X-men character for a prequel.

Jackman’s new movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine is set before the comic book trilogy and tells the life story of his superhero alter ego.

And Berry, who played weather-controlling mutant Storm in the first three films, would love to return to the franchise with her own X-Men Origins picture.

She says, “I think that would be great. Storm deserves her own movie – if I can still fit into the suit.”

Wolverine Wins Big On U.S. Opening Day

I thought it would open to a big box office.

Hugh Jackman has clawed in an impressive box office haul for his latest mutant movie X-men Origins: Wolverine – the blockbuster has grossed $35 million (£23.4 million) on its first day of release in the U.S.

The highly-anticipated film, which is a prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, tells the tale of Jackman’s character Wolverine – a self-healing superhero who has retractable metal claws.

And Jackman has gone down a storm with comic book fans – his solo X-Men outing took more money than the openings of the first two movies, X-Men and X2.

Only the franchise’s third film, X-Men: The Last Stand, enjoyed higher takings – it earned $45.1 million (£30.2 million) on its opening day in 2006.

Jackman Considered Quitting X-men

I bet he is glad he did not quit !!!

Australian actor Hugh Jackman contemplated walking away from the X-men franchise after the third movie – because he feared his character Wolverine had gone too “soft”.

Jackman reprises his role as the superhero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the fourth movie of the cult series.

But the film almost didn’t happen, because after Jackman had completed 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand he considered stepping down from the role amid concerns over his character’s development.

He says, “One thing I never felt we got with Wolverine that I really wanted to get is that berserker rage which is talked about in the comic books.

“It felt like Wolverine had got a little soft by X-Men 3 and I wanted to take it back to that bad a** quality. He’s tough, he’s gruff, he’s not politically correct – he doesn’t say the right things.

“There has to be complexity to this character. He’s very tough but there’s a lot of pain, history to his life that you find out about. It’s not pretty. He’s a flawed character. That’s what I like about it, that’s why I’m doing it for the fourth time or else I wouldn’t.”