Hugh Jackman convinced Precious Director to present a Wolverine movie
Valuable director Lee Daniels says Hugh Jackman asked him to pitch a Wolverine movie to Fox – and it went horribly wrong.
Precious director Lee Daniels has revealed he once pitched a Wolverine movie in the x-men franchise. It didn’t go well.
In an interview with Collider, Daniels explained, “I remember after doing Precious, Hugh Jackman called me and wanted me to do a Wolverine,” he said. “And he sent me to the studio at Fox, I guess that’s where they do them. And I had never done a studio movie before and it was a disaster.” The filmmaker went on to say, “It was the worst encounter of my life. I don’t know how he gets Wolverine from Precious, but I love him and he’s a friend to this day.” Daniels summed up his experience as follows: “I pitched. I made my way right out of the room.”
Daniels did not reveal the contents of the meeting. After PreciousDaniels continued to direct Newspaper deliverer, the butler and USA vs. Billie Holiday. He has also worked in television, co-creating the musical dramas Empire and Star for Fox. His next project will be an exorcism thriller based on the haunting 2011 Ammons case. Netflix won the film‘s distribution rights in a bidding war and production is set to begin this year.
Given the timing of Jackman’s call, one can infer that Daniels was seen as leading what would become 2013. the Wolverine. Set after the events of X-Men: the Last To staythe film followed Logan (Jackman) as he traveled to Japan and was embroiled in a plot involving a powerful Yakuza clan and a figure from his past. the Wolverine was directed by James Mangold and received mostly positive reviews upon release. Mangold continued to lead Logansupposedly the last outing of Jackman playing the iconic X-Man, which has since been hailed as one of the best superhero movies of all time.
At this time, Wolverine’s future on the big screen is unclear. With Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox and reclaiming the movie rights to the X-Men, fans wondered when and how mutants would enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The X-Men franchise’s return and absorption into the MCU was hinted at by the development of the third dead Pool film, which will see actor Ryan Reynolds return as the titular antihero.
It has already been confirmed that Patrick Stewart will play a role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, though it’s unclear if he’ll be reprising his performance as Professor Charles Xavier. Additionally, a rumor suggests that Wolverine will appear in the film, but he won’t be played by Jackman.
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