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‘Kingsman’ Star Has Eyes on Wolverine Role

Hugh Jackman is something of a hero in Hollywood, at least to a very vocal subset of comic book fans. His work in the Marvel Universe in the process of bring Wolverine to life has been probably the most inspiring stuff in cinematic comic book adaptation history. Jackman has been playing the role for over a decade, growing from ‘X1’ all the way to the newest title releasing in 2016. Jackman has said that he would play Wolverine all the way until he died, but the star actor has slightly changed his plans. Manager Steve Murray confirms that Jackman looks like he will be wrapping up the character in the next film or so and Taron Egerton wants in on the role.

While at first glance Egerton has no business touching Wolverine, we have to take a step back and look at this through the eyes of a Studio. Wolverine has been developed mostly in the physical form of Hugh Jackman, which means that we have seen very little of his young life. Despite being ageless we have only seen Jackman as a 40+ year old man. So going back and time and showing Wolvy when eh is first getting used to his powers could be a lot of fun, and completely new.

But then we have the problem that Egerton has a pretty posh British accent, however we are ready to forgive it. Egerton showed off his action and comedic chops in ‘Kingsman’ and we think he could pull off the role.

Hulk Hogan to Join Expendables 4?!

Hulk Hogan has been one of the biggest names in pop culture for much of his adult life. Thanks to his charismatic work in the ring for wrestling programs WCW and the WWF, Hogan became an icon all over the world. Hogan was featured in movies, on toys, and he even had his own failed restaurant. Since basically retiring, and giving up on his reality shows, Hogan has slinked away from the spotlight. Now reports are coming out that the big wrestler is interested in a villain role for the newest Expendables film. This has to happen!

The Expendables have become one of Hollywood’s staples in terms of action coated in cheese. The films take ‘past their prime’ movie stars and put them together into a team in order to beat up the bad guys, and destroy a lot of things along the way. The franchise is headlined by Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham but just about every big action hero is getting in on the cause. Terry Crews, Gianfrancesco Genoso, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, and even Mel Gibson have spent time on the screen for the series. Hulk Hogan, who is ripped and huge, would be perfect in a villainous role.

The films know that they aren’t first rate entertainment and that’s just fine. Despite the fact that the last entry was slightly panned, despite having Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, and Wesley Snipe as new additions — there is still hope for a fourth title. If there is, Hogan has to be in it.

Avenger’s Sequel Breaks All Records Except One

The new Marvel movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” has succeeded in being the summer’s first blockbuster film by topping the US and Canadian box office receipts at $191.3 million (USD or £126.5 million). This is the second biggest movie opening weekend ever in the United States. Ironically, Age of Ultron failed to surpass the original record breaker opening of the first Avengers movie. The original took in $207.4 million (USD or £137.2 million) during its 2012 opening debut. Regardless of not breaking the weekend record, Age of Ultron crushed its weekend competition, the second place film was “Age of Adaline,” took in just $6.3 million (USD or £4.2 million).Marvel Disney Offering Avengers: Age of Ultron A Smash

The latest edition from the Marvel/Disney Film shop also continued to dominate world wide. It was the leading film in the United Kingdom for the second week in a row and completed the weekend with a gross of $631.1 million (USD or £417.5 million) globally to date.

Movie economist Ray Lane believes that Age of Ultron would have done even better but for the supreme number of quality sporting events which took place on the same weekend (find more on HP). This included the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s Las Vegas boxing match, the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby and a thrilling NBA playoff game 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs.