Hugh Jackman convinced Precious Director to introduce a Wolverine film

The precious director Lee Daniels tells how Hugh Jackman asked him to pitch a Wolverine movie to Fox – and it went very poorly.

Precious Director Lee Daniels announced that he was once making a Wolverine film in the X-Men Franchise. It didn’t go well.

In an interview with Collider, Daniels explained, “I remember after I did it Precious“Hugh Jackman called and wanted me to do a Wolverine,” he said. “And he sent me to Fox’s studio, I guess that’s where they make them. And I had never done a studio film before and it was a disaster.” The filmmaker continued, “It was the worst meeting of my life. I don’t know where he gets Wolverine from Precious, but I love him and he’s still a friend to this day.” Daniels summed up his experience when “I pitched. I pushed right out of the room.”

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Daniels did not disclose the content of the meeting. After PreciousDaniels directed The paper boy, The Butler and The United States vs. Billy Holiday. He has also worked in television and helped create the musical dramas rich and star for fox. His next project will be an exorcism thriller based on the 2011 Ammon haunted case. Netflix won the distribution rights to the film in a bidding war, and production is slated to begin later this year.

Given the timing of Jackman’s call, it can be inferred that Daniels was being considered to headline what would become 2013 the wolverine. Taking place after the events of X-Men: the Last was standingThe film follows Logan (Jackman) as he travels to Japan and becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving a powerful yakuza clan and a figure from his past. the wolverine was directed by James Mangold and received mostly positive reviews upon its release. Mangold continued to direct loganreportedly Jackman’s final appearance as the legendary X-Man, which has since been widely recognized as one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

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At this point, Wolverine’s future on the big screen is unclear. With Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox and reclaiming film rights to the X-Men, fans have been wondering when and how the mutants would enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The return of the X-Men franchise and its inclusion in the MCU was foreshadowed by the development of the third Dead Pool Film in which actor Ryan Reynolds will return as the titular anti-hero.

It has already been confirmed that Patrick Stewart will play a role Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, although it is unknown if he will repeat his performance as Professor Charles Xavier. Also, a rumor has it that Wolverine will appear in the film, but they won’t be played by Jackman.

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Source: Colliders

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