Sunday, 7 June 2009

Written by Hector Cortez.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition downloadable content is now available for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Activision announced today that X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition downloadable content is now available for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Players can now download the Weapon X Arena, a level composed of four unique combat simulators, from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStation Store for $9.99.

Custom Combat Arena
Gamers can spawn any combination of small and large enemies to face combinations not available in standard gameplay, including a Sentinel Prototype, Jungle Grappler, Machine Gunners and more.

Ladder Challenge
Once players have encountered all enemies in the game, the Ladder Challenge room unlocks, presenting gamers with a preconfigured challenge. Enemy types and numbers start small and ramp up, flooding the room for fifty waves of increasingly difficult combat challenges.

Environmental Simulator
This room includes all the unique environmental weapons in the game, including broken tree branches that can be used as spears, forklift skids to throw enemies toward and computer consoles into which players can smash enemies into.

The Weapon X Arena also contains a bonus room with heightened enemy reaction effects.

PREVIEW: ‘Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth’ #1 — Zombie Deadpool Revealed!

PREVIEW: ‘Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth’ #1 — Zombie Deadpool Revealed!
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Hip-hop star modelled Wolverine role on cousin

Written by: David Bentley

WHEN, frontman of hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, was cast in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there was a lot of negative response on fan forums.

But it's far from the first time a rapper has made the switch from music to movies and I thought the 34-year-old (born William James Adams) performed brilliantly in his big-screen debut.

He played the teleporting mutant John Wraith, a character from the X-Men comic books who is sometimes known by the codename Kestrel. has spoken of how he enjoyed the "unbelievable" experience on the X-Men prequel and said working with director Gavin Hood was "incredible".

Speaking of the opportunity to launch his film career in such a major movie, he told Leader Newspapers in a recent interview: "It's more than spectacular. It's unbelievable, and kind of crazy, if you ask me."

He revealed a relative had provided the basis for his portrayal of John Wraith: "I modelled him on my cousin, Earl. He used to be a very, very bad, bad man. He's done some bad, bad things, but he's also a very approachable, likeable, huggable kind of guy. He has some bad friends who've done bad things, too, but he has a conscience.


Anna Paquin Ponders

Anna Paquin Ponders ‘X-Men: First Class’ Return — If She Gets An Action Scene!
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If there’s one thing that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” proved to Hollywood, its that Marvel’s mutants are still relevant and in high demand. No wonder, then, that “Wolverine” set up several new spin-off properties such as “X-Men: First Class,” a film focusing on the younger generation of Charles Xavier’s mutant trainees.

Whereas “Wolverine” featured a reprisal from actor Hugh Jackman, it’s less clear if any previous “X-Men” alums will rear their heads in “First Class.” But Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in the first three “X-Men” films, told IGN that she would love to get back in character for the spin-off — as long as she could enjoy some of the action this time.

“I would hope I could do a little bit more action next time,” the actress said. “I kind of find it ironic that I did three big action films and did, actually, no action whatsoever. I mean I got some really amazing emotional story moments, but I didn’t really get to do the physical stuff.”

Paquin is currently starring in the vampire drama “True Blood” for HBO, in which she plays the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse. The actress points to that role as evidence that she’s ready for more action.

“You know, as much as I loved doing those films I was kind of like, ‘Okay, so when do I get to beat someone up? When do I get to steal some powers?’” Paquin declared. “You know Sookie gets to do more action than Rogue ever did. So I’m just putting that out there. More action please, for next time.”

While Paquin seems willing to return to the “X-Men” franchise, it remains to be seen whether or not the franchise is ready to return to her. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has said that “First Class” will focus on the yesteryear exploits of young Cyclops, Jean Grey and Beast, leaving Rogue’s potential involvement in the project a tad murky.

But even if “First Class” doesn’t have room for Rogue, there are still “X-Men” actors that would love to play opposite her — namely Taylor Kitsch, who portrayed Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and recently expressed his desire to work with Paquin.

Ryan Reynolds: The Truth About Nude Scenes

Written by: Marla Lehner

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock let it all hang out in their new movie, The Proposal – literally.

The pair, who play co-workers pretending to be an engaged couple, found themselves filming completely in the buff during a rollicking nude sequence, which started out "awkward," but ended up just being business as usual, according to Reynolds.

"Filming a scene that involves being entirely naked and takes a couple days can be a little awkward," the actor, 32, tells PEOPLE. "Thankfully you're there for so long and you're doing it for so long that you dispense with the awkwardness pretty quickly and start to have mundane, normal conversations – the difference being you're not wearing pants."

The movie's director, Anne Fletcher, was set on making the scene as funny – and realistic – as possible.

"The naked scene in the movie was a lot of fun," she tells PEOPLE. "We had a great time doing it. It was the only scene that I ended up rehearsing because I really wanted to shoot them completely naked."

Reynolds and Bullock's moves were expertly choreographed, but the rehearsals tended to get silly, says Fletcher. "We had so much fun laughing at just the possibilities of what we could get away with."

As for Bullock, she credits Reynolds with making her look good. "You know why I looked hot?" she tells Glamour magazine. "Because everyone was looking at Ryan. Our stuff was hanging in each other's faces, and we didn't care."

Asked about being a sex symbol – he also flashes his very buff bod in the Wolverine – Reynolds tells PEOPLE that all attention makes him feel shy.

"I don't really think of myself in any particular way, shape or form that involves being known as sexy," he says. "If I did, I would probably be just like a certified ass----. But for the most part, it's flattering and incredibly sweet, I think."

The Proposal opens June 19.

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Reynolds Hopes For Ajax

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Reynolds Hopes For Ajax & Black Tom In ‘Deadpool’ Movie, But What About Cable?
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It’s no secret that we’ve been pulling for a “Deadpool” spin-off movie for quite some time now, so we were excited when “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” opened big and a solo Ryan Reynolds adventure was greenlit just days later.

“Well, your voice is part and parcel to that. That’s one of the reasons that I think the movie is happening, and all this is happening,” Reynolds told MTV News, saying some nice things about the MTV team when I caught up with him over the weekend and giving me a status report. “It’s in fast-track development at this point.”

Reynolds had told us previously that he’s a huge fan of Cable, and that he’d like to get the white-haired telepathic mutant into the spin-off; now, however, he’s sounding like it might not happen.

“We’ll see. That is all being discussed,” grinned Reynolds, whose romantic comedy “The Proposal” hits theaters June 19th. “I’m hoping Cable will be in it. Look, I’ve made no secret that I love that character.”

What was even more, interesting, however, was that Reynolds revealed two old Deadpool characters that he cited as likely to make it into the spin-off.

“I also love some of the more preliminary characters at the beginning of the series. I like Ajax — that’s an easier character to put in. And Black Tom,” he revealed. “I think there’s a lot of different villains [we’re considering]; you could do a whole bunch of villains in [the first film], or you could just have Deadpool going up against one guy. We’ll see.”

Reynolds is currently working with the studio to find a writer and director for “Deadpool,” and hopes to shoot the “X-Men” spinoff film sooner rather than later. As a response to the huge opening weekend for “Wolverine,” the mutants’ studio is also developing a sequel with Hugh Jackman’s razor-clawed hero.

Taylor Kitsch keen to show many sides of Gambit

Written by: David Bentley

ACTOR Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is keen to explore the character's dark side, charm and unpredictability in a spin-off.

X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner said earlier that there were studio talks going on about a possible Gambit film.

In a new interview with Gambit fansite The Joker and The Queen, Kitsch elaborates a little more on what he wants to see next from the character, a card-playing Cajun from New Orleans whose real name is Remy LeBeau.

For a start, Kitsch hinted that he wants to see Gambit riding a motorbike. Asked if he'd like the comic book character's trademark fingerless gloves added to his next film appearance, he said: "Yah, I would like the fingerless gloves...wasn't right for Wolverine scenes but definitely under the right circumstance...maybe riding his motorcycle."

The Weekly Watcher: June 5, 2009

Alexa Mendez starts off the month with some big Marvel news including M.O.D.O.K. week, the official list of characters in "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2," the first footage of the "Marvel Super Hero Squad" video game and much more.


Nike’s Wolverine & Sabretooth Sneakers… Fur Included!
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Awesome Gallery Of Lego Movie Posters

Awesome Gallery Of Lego Movie Posters — Including ‘Wolverine’ And ‘300’!
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K is for Komics has an article about how to save the X-Men Franchise, have a look.