Logan Blu Ray details announced 

20th Century Fox have announced a home-entertainment release date, for the critically acclaimed Logan, which is set to hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd in North America and July 10th in the UK. It will also include a black and white version of the film, in the bonus features. 

You can order Logan via Amazon.

Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line). 

Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to the version seen in cinemas, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray contain a slick monochrome version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, giving the acclaimed story an all-new look.  Special features also include nearly 90 minutes of original content, comprising deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary to immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.

Special features for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include:

* Logan Noir – black and white version of the film

* Audio commentary by Director James Mangold

* Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (DVD and Blu-ray™ only)

* Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary
Watch our review of Logan here

Stephen Merchant cast in Wolverine 3

We all know that Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine, in Wolverine 3. But what nobody knew, is that Stephen Merchant will also be in the movie.

Deadline broke news of Merchant’s casting, this morning. The role he’s playing has yet to be revealed, but I imagine given his comedic background, he will probably be some sort of comic relief.

The actor confirmed the news, by posting a video of him having his head shaved, on Instagram.

An actor prepares. #Wolverine3

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James Mangold is returning to direct and David James Kelly, is writing the script. Hugh Jackman has previously hinted, that the film will be inspired by the “Old Man Logan” range of comics, which follows an elderly, now-retired Wolverine on a road trip, with Hawkeye across a dystopian future. As Marvel own the rights to Hawkeye, it’s thought that Professor X will be replacing him.

Merchant got his big break, when he collaborated on The Office with Ricky Gervais. The pair then worked together on Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show, and Life’s Too Short. But recently the pair seperated creatively.


If Merchant’s casting seems a little strange, just remember in 1999, we heard a 6ft 2″ Australian, whom had only done musical theatre, would be playing the role of 5ft 4″ Canadian, Wolverine. The news did not go down well with X-Men fans.
Wolverine 3 will be Jackman’s last outing as the mutant anti-hero, Jackman has appeared in every X-Men film since the original in 2000, except of course for Deadpool.

Wolverine 3 scheduled for relaese in March  2017.

Ryan Reynolds interviews Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is currently doing the press rounds for the upcoming sports drama, Eddie the Eagle. On one of those junkets he was surprised to find Ryan Reynolds in the interview chair. Reynolds crashed the junket and asked Jackman a bunch of questions, most of which were sly digs at X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Reynolds shared the video on his YouTube channel, which you can view below.

Wolverine 3 to be R-rated?

Well, that didn’t take long. After not wanting to make the film, it looks like 20th Century Fox is set to embrace the publics desire for R-rated superheroes. Following the box office success of Deadpool; it seems the studio has confirmed that Hugh Jackman’s last adventure as Logan, in Wolverine 3 will follow the example set by Deadpool. Here’s a leaflet handed out at a Toy Fair, which reveals the rating they’re aiming for. 
  
It’ll be interesting to see if this actually happens, there are many superheroes that could benefit from an R-rating. Wolverine is certainly one of those. 

Film Review-Pan

Peter Pan has been adapted numerous times through-out the ages. The timeless tale of the boy who will never age has been told and re-told in multiple different ways.

With this latest adaptation, Warner Brothers have tried to put a fresh spin on J.M Barrie’s material by making it prequel to the tale we know so well. “this isn’t the story you’ve heard before.” A narrator tells us in the opening scene.

When we first meet Peter (Levi Miller), he’s a Artful Dodger-esque 12-year-old living in a London orphanage during the Blitz. The orphanage is run with an Iron fist, by a Catholic nun (Kathy Burke) she’s rude, sadistic and hoarding all the rations.

Every so often, a child or two goes missing in the night, the other boys assume they’ve been evacuate to Canada. Late one night, Peter and some other orphans are appropriated by some pirates and taken away in a flying ship.  

They are taken to Neverland and are introduced to Captain “the pirate that all pirates fear” Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman).

  
Neverland isn’t the Picture-esque place we’ve seen before. Blackbeard is a tyrant of a dictator, whom has enslaved the children and put them to work mining Pixium (pixie dust). 

Unfortunately for Blackbeard, Neverland has an ancient prophecy. One day a boy who can fly, will lead an uprising against him. 
Whilst facing execution Peter flies for the first time. But, he’s doubtful about his new abilities and although he wants to believe, he can’t quiet see himself as a hero. Luckily for Peter he has some friends to help him on his way including; James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara).

Joe Wright’s Pan is trying to offer us something new and, for the most part it succeeds. The music choices are inspired, thousands of pirates chanting the lyrics to smells like teen spirit, is chilling and it works so well that it’s amazing nobody has done it before.  

The use of vibrant colours give the film a visual style that will charm and mesmerise kids. The scintillating colours of Neverland are a great contrast from the dark and dank, war-torn London orphanage. 

  
12-year-old Australian, Levi Miller is fantastic as Peter Pan he oozes cheeky charm. I predict big things for him in the future.  

After 15-years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman has a ball playing the villain. Blackbeard is a contradiction within himself, he changes personalities at the drop of a hat-or in this case, wig. 

Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara are great in their roles, but don’t actually have that much to do. Special mention must go to Adeel Akhtar as Mr.Smee. Ahktar manages to perfectly personify the weasel-like Smee.

Kids will love this, adults will want the soundtrack. 

Pan is released in the UK on the 16th of October. 
 

Trailer-Pan

Here’s the final trailer for the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The story follows Pan when he first arrives at Neverland.

Neverland is ruled by Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Peter finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Take a look at the new trailer, below.

PAN is released in UK cinemas 16 October 2015.

Episode 126:As yet untitled

In which Martyn and Gerrod record the podcast for an audience of one, they discuss Birdman (spoiler-free), Star Wars:The force awakens and the normal amount of waffle.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Miro,Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

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Wolverine 2 finds writer

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Wolverine 2 has found its writer, David James Kelly will be scribing the date of everyone’s favourite Canadian mutant.

The film is expected set on March 3rd 2017. James Mangold will be returning to the director chair and of course, Hugh Jackman will be returning as Wolverine.
The sequel will come out a year after X-Men:Apocalypse and will be Jackman’s ninth big screen appearance as Wolverine. Yes, I count the cameo in first class.
It’s almost hard to believe that back in 1999 comic book fans were up in arms when the news broke that Wolverine would be played by a 6ft 4″ Australian.