The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bond 24: October 26th Comic Reel

Fri, October 26th, 2012 at 8:54am PDT

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THE WOLVERINE

Comic Book Movie has posted excerpts from Empire Magazine's interview with "The Wolverine" director James Mangold, who speaks about the tone of the sequel and the more realistic setting.

"When I say realistic, what I mean is that it's not built on 70-foot lizards from outer space," Mangold told Empire. "Our goal is to try to be a little less super-CG and wires, and a little more hardcore. I want the film to feel analogue. You always have large-scale action and adventure - it wouldn't be a movie about gods if you didn't have epic physicality. But we all feel we're making a Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it."

The Empire Website has further posted a new image of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine that looks like it could be from the past -- despite Mangold stating the film takes place after all the "X-Men" trilogy films.

Opens July 26, 2013

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Matthew Vaughan has opted not to return as director for "X-Men: First Class - Days of Future Past". However, it's possible Bryan Singer, director of "X-Men" and "X2," may come back to the franchise to direct "Days of Future Past." Singer is currently first on Fox's shortlist to replace Vaughan.

Opens July 18, 2014

BOND 24

"Skyfall" is about to hit theaters in America and news has already begun circulating about James Bond's 24th outing in theaters. The Daily Mail reports Bond 24 (Unfortunately, not a mash-up of James Bond and "24") is already in pre-production with a script to be written by John Logan. While Daniel Craig is already set to return for Bond 24, The Daily Mail notes that "Skyfall" stars Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes will begin negotiations in the next few months to join the film as well.

Perhaps even more intriguing is a brief piece at Digital Spy, which quotes "Skyfall" associate producer Gregg Wilson describing Christopher Nolan as a "dream" choice for a future Bond director.

"We would of course be interested to have a discussion with him. We would like to do the same type of movie," Wilson told Digital Spy. "It would be a dream to be with Nolan. But we always have an open mind when it comes to directors."

"Skyfall" opens November 9

THE GOON

"The Goon" movie is currently undergoing a funding drive on Kickstarter and sits about $220,000 shy of its $400,000 goal. MTV spoke with Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller of VFX and animation house Blur Studios about why Eric Powell's creator-owned comic makes an excellent film.

"The same reason it makes a great comic book is the same reason it would make a great film," Fowler told MTV. "There's nothing out there like it. Eric's world doesn't have any kind of parallel in comics or film."

"The Goon" is currently undergoing funding on Kickstarter.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

MTV spoke with "Masters of the Universe" director Jon M. Chu, who gave a quick update on the progress of the film.

"I'm really excited about that one!" Chu told MTV. "We're really early in the process… We're working on the script, to make it better and stronger. We're designing a bunch of stuff. I learned on Joe that to make it right, you have to do a lot of experimenting first, and you have to trust that during the process you'll find where the tonal line is… It's so delicate. 'Masters of the Universe' means so much to a lot of people out there – and myself as well. I don't want to disappoint my friends!" continued Chu. "We all grew up with Masters, played with the toys… I had a Castle Grayskull, played with the toys, I had a Battle Cat. We're just designing now, going to far on some things, pulling back on others… Making it more real, or more fantastic. We're trying to find that line as we go."

THE LEGEND OF CONAN

According to Spinoff Online, Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the role of Conan the Barbarian in Universal Pictures' reboot "The Legend of Conan."

“I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again,” Schwarzenegger said. “I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”

Opens 2014

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