Superhero RSS – Setting for Logan, Uncharted and Avengers: Infinity War Filming
In Superhero RSS, we discuss some of the latest news coming out of both film and TV when it comes to comic books. We look into the new setting for Logan as well as the start of production on both the Uncharted film adaptation and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
In this edition of Superhero RSS, we will cover:
- The alternative setting for Logan
- Filming set to begin for Uncharted
- Production starting for Avengers: Infinity War
Hugh Jackman Reveals Setting for Logan
With Logan set in the near future, the question on everyone’s minds is where in the X-Men film universe does it take place? According to Hugh Jackman, the new film won’t actually have a connection with the films. Speaking with Digital Spy, Jackman revealed that the film will standalone and won’t be associated with the X-Men films. “It’s a standalone movie in many ways,” he added. “It’s not really beholden to timelines and storylines in the other movies. Obviously, Patrick Stewart is in there so we have some crossover, but it feels very different and very fresh.”
Jackman also added that having the film tied to the other movies wouldn’t help the film and that “actually doesn’t help telling a story and it’s sort of been a bit all over the place. I’m not critical of it – X-Men was the first movie really in comic book, no one thought there’d be another and there were different directors and different off shoots.”
The actor hopes that audiences will understand the reason for the shift in storytelling once they see the film. “When you see the full movie you’ll understand,” Jackman added about the standalone nature of the film. “Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it’s a slightly different universe. It’s actually a different paradigm and that will become clear.”
Well, we hope that there’s some continuity once people get to see the film. Expect to see the new setting once Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
Uncharted Begins Filming This Spring
The Uncharted film has been in the works for several years now, but it looks like the film will finally get off the ground soon. MyEntertainmentWorld showed that the movie based on Naughty Dog’s popular franchise would start production in Columbia during late Spring. A casting notice was found on the site along with a small synopsis to the film. The plotline reads:
“A descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray.”
So the film seems to be covering the plot of the first game, which makes sense as the story of Nathan Drake starts with the first game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. With four games out in the main story, we hope to see the rest of the games being adapted to the big screen if the first one does well. Are you guys excited that Uncharted may start filming soon?
Avengers: Infinity War Starts Production Next Week
Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel is finally taking off as reports have surfaced that filming may begin on Monday. The news comes off from Collider Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub when he tweeted that shooting is set to take place in Atlanta, which is also where Black Panther is currently filming. Earlier reports said that cameras were going to start rolling sometime this month at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, where other Marvel films were shot like Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. If production is going to start, then we can expect to hear some big announcements from Marvel Studios pretty soon starting with the start of principal photography along with a full cast list of who will be in the film. We look forward to hearing more before Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018 with the untitled sequel on May 3, 2019.