Friday, May 26, 2006
Hugh Jackman's Shot to Break Free to New Genres
Before X-men Hugh Jackman certainly wasn't a name most people recognized. But now that Hugh Jackman has had the chance to get the attention of audiences as Wolverine, the question seems to be that with X-Men: The Last Stand ending the three film series, can Jackman burst free from the franchise and image that comes with the Logan and Van Helsing image?
2006 could be Jackman's year to break free if he wants to.
Hugh Jackman gets a shot in Woody Allen's non-New York film Scoop costaring Jackman and Scarlett Johansson (who got some attention in Woody Allen's 2005 film Match Point).
Hugh Jackman gets a shot in Christopher Nolan's (Memento, Batman Begins) new film The Prestige. This film about competing magicians (Jackson and Christian Bale). This film is also set in London and Scarlett Johansson also has a role in this film.
Hugh Jackman gets a shot in Darren Arenofsky's (Requim for a Dream, Pi) new film The Fountain. Rachel Weisz is Jackman's co-star.
And then Hugh Jackman gets to lend his voice talents in Happy Feet (Animated March of the Penguins with an Emperor Penguin who can't swim) and Flushed Away (It's Finding Nemo in reverse with Rats getting flushed to the sewers of...you guessed it, London).
And yet if being under the direction of greats like Woody Allen, Christopher Nolan and Darren Arenofsky...then maybe Jackman is wise to return to his X-Men success with a Wolverine spinoff (at this point named Wolverine)...but if there's any success with these films...come on Hugh...say peace out the x-men.
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