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How much will it cost Fox to keep Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? (And should he take it?)

Thirteen years after putting on the adamantium claws, Hugh Jackman is still carving up the box office as the most iconic super-mutant, Wolverine. Since opening on July 26, The Wolverine, Jackman’s fifth outing as the ornery X-Man, has grossed $307 million worldwide. It’s not exactly Avengers money, but it’s more than enough for Fox to want to keep Jackman in the X-Men fold. As The Wolverine‘s post-credit sequence teased, Jackman will time-travel for a cameo in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. But will that be the end of Jackman’s run? The 44-year-old has played Wolverine longer and more frequently than any actor has ever been associated with a comic-book hero, but his current deal is about to expire. Now the National Enquirer claims that Fox is offering Jackman $100 million for him to keep slicing and dicing for four more X-Men movies. Them’s a lot of chicken breasts!

Jackman’s spokesperson dismissed the report, but the future of Wolverine is worth some analysis, from both Jackman’s and the franchise’s points of view. The Australian actor, who earned his first Oscar nomination for last year’s Les Miserables, hasn’t made any Christian Bale-like comments about returning to the character. When he spoke to EW earlier this year, he was noncommittal, but the door was certainly open: “I’m not sure. I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another. I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”

That “pretty compelling reason” might be introducing Wolverine to some new super-friends, like the Avengers. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: Wolverine + bunny cuteness? Some wounds don't heal

“You had to be there.” A droll expression in most settings but not at Comic-Con International  where good things (namely “exclusives,” the one-time-only collectibles sold at the pop culture expo) come to those who wait in lines that seem to stretch to the Orange County line. Here’s a first look at some of this year’s San Diego exclusives…

Why look it’s…um, it’s a Wolverine…bunny-like…item?

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Hugh Jackman talks Wolverine: 'He's a good guy, but he's not a nice guy' -- VIDEO

For our Must Issue, on newsstands now, we spoke with Hugh Jackman on the set of the latest entry into the X-Men franchise, The Wolverine. The movie takes place in Japan and tells the story of Wolverine receiving a tantalizing proposition from Yashida, a wealthy tycoon on his deathbed: he knows a way to make Wolverine/Logan mortal.

In this clip of our interview, a glistening Jackman discusses his character’s “internal battle,” calls Wolverine “one of the first real antiheroes,” and promises that you’ll see Logan at his most vulnerable.

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Hugh Jackman on Jean Valjean, stress fractures, and his Wolverine diet -- VIDEO

Hugh Jackman is no slacker. But that’s no surprise to anyone even passively aware of the great physical and emotional feats the Australian actor puts himself through for roles — whether it’s playing a 19th-century convict on the run in Les Miserables or inhabiting the brutish physicality of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Jackman commits to his characters without abandon.

To kick off Entertainment Weekly Radio, which launched on SiriusXM (channel 105) today, Entertainment Weekly’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle spoke to Jackman about his most challenging role to date and his crazy Wolverine diet. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'The Wolverine' tops your Summer Must List

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Does Hugh Jackman ever slow down? From what we can report, the answer is a definitive no way, mate. For the cover story of our annual Summer Must List issue, EW visited the actor last year on the Sydney set of The Wolverine (in theaters July 26), where Jackman jumped and leapt and charmed his way through a series of seemingly back-breaking stunts that he made look as easy as pie. That’s entertainment — and who embodies the power and pop of summer in the cinema better than Jackman? READ FULL STORY

New 'Wolverine' trailer: Another deep dive

“Eternity can be a curse. A franchise can run out of things to do.” That’s paraphrasing a line in the new trailer for The Wolverine, a.k.a. The Bad News Mutants Go to Japan. Between this and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hugh Jackman will be snikt-ing out the adamantium digits for both a reboot of a spinoff of a threequel and a sequel to a prequel to said threequel. Is it any wonder the main theme of James Mangold’s film seems to be the painful burden of going on forever and ever without end? The first trailer definitely made clear that Wolverine’s mortality is central here—along with the whole Black Rain vibe—but the latest gets into a little more detail and features a longer look at some of the film’s villains. Let’s take a gander. READ FULL STORY

'The Wolverine' trailer: A Deep Dive

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Considering that it’s a spinoff-sequel of one of the biggest superhero franchises in Hollywood, The Wolverine has always been a movie shrouded in mystery. Everyone involved in the project has always implicitly indicated that the movie would more or less ignore the miserable (and miserably successful) X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it’s common knowledge that the film is loosely based on the 1982 Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Wolverine miniseries. But today, the first official full trailer for The Wolverine finally hit the internet…and just for good measure, the studio also released a much longer international trailer. Let’s dive in and take a look, shall we? READ FULL STORY

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