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“The Wolverine” start date may get pushed back

“The Wolverine” start date may get pushed back (photo)

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Though the first Wolverine movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” received a some…mixed reviews, excitement for a possible sequel has been palpable within 20th Century Fox as well as the fan community since the movie first hit back in 2009. Unfortunately, it looks like everyone is going to have to wait a bit longer for another Wolvey flick.

Deadline is reporting that though production on “The Wolverine” was rumored to begin in Fall of this year, that date was never an official one. The film’s story, which is reported to be heavily influenced by the classic “Wolverine” limited series by comic book legends Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, is set largely in Japan, and due to “weather-related considerations,” it’s questionable whether filming will be able to being before Spring 2012.

The exclusive report also states that filming “might switch to Canada or become a combination of the two countries,” or could even be pushed back until after the film’s star, Hugh Jackman, finishes work on “Les Miserables.” This isn’t the first hiccup in the ongoing saga of “The Wolverine,” as director Darren Aronofsky stepped away from the film back in March, presumably to free up time to make a movie about our favorite naked Biblical drunkard, “Noah.”

A few months later, “The Wolverine” picked up James Mangold as a director, who is best known for his work on “3:10 to Yuma” and “Walk the Line”. Mangold will be directing from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, who has previously written “The Usual Suspects,” “The Way of the Gun” and others.

Are you disappointed to hear about possible delays on “The Wolverine”? Do you think this movie will ever get made? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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