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No 'Avon Man' For Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman won't be knocking on doors this fall in the lead role of Avon Man, the 20th Century Fox comedy that Kevin Lima will direct. I'm told that Jackman has dropped out as the star. That's going to come as pretty good news for superhero fans because Jackman will spend the late fall getting in killer shape to reprise his role as Logan in a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That film is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie and tells a samurai story set in Japan. There is no director, but Jackman's move means that Fox is getting the film ready for production next year.

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