Monday, July 22, 2024

Yes, Wolverine is Dead, But the Man Who Killed Him Doesn’t Mind Seeing Him Alive Again


Yes, to answer my question from yesterday, Isn’t Wolverine dead? He is! He died in “Logan.”

But director James Mangold, who killed him, doesn’t mind that Wolverine is back and starring in “Deadpool 3” with Hugh Jackman reviving the role. He writes on Twitter:
“Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I’m all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends @VancityReynolds
and @RealHughJackman
cook up!”

The whole mashup is really brilliant. Reynolds and Jackman have this long standing funn fake feud that goes on and on. It will continue now for a year leading up to the release, on social media. By the time we get to next September, the buzz will drive the box office into the stratosphere. Great, great idea.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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