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Entertainment Express: The Wolverine, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Tupac, William Fichnter

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* An exquisite new poster for The Wolverine was revealed on Monday on Collider, featuring  Jean Grey, Famke Janssen’s character who, it’s understood, will be appearing in the upcoming film in flashbacks (as she died in the last movie). I’ve really been loving all the Wolverine posters, snapping Instagrams where I can, and the sumi-e ink poster campaign by Fox’s Chief Creative Officer Tony Stella has been just beautiful. The film comes out next month.

* Elton John has some news: The 66-year-old singer released a trailer to tell the world he has some new music coming. The Diving Board, due out in September, comes some seven years after his last solo studio album. In the clip, you can catch a glimpse of T Bone Burnett, who produced the 12-track record, and see Sir Elton tinkering away on his beloved piano, in his beloved Adidas tracksuit.

* Meanwhile Mariah Carey fans will have to wait a little longer for her new album. The singer tweeted that she’s just not ready to release The Art of Letting Go next month, as was meant to be the case. No word yet on the new date, but she will, however, be teaming up with Major League Baseball and the New York Philharmonic for a free Sandy Relief concert in Central Park next month

* A stage is probably the last place you’d expect to hear a chorus sing Me Against the World but that could soon be so. A musical based on the music of the late Tupac Shakur is being workshopped for Broadway. Rather than tell the late rapper’s life story, the production, titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, and co-produced by Afeni Shakur, will feature his songs set against the backdrop of two childhood friends who try to follow their dreams.  

* After playing a truly terrifying Butch Cassidy in The Lone Ranger, William Fichtner has confirmed he will indeed take on the part of Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. No doubt he’ll do the rodent role justice.

RIP to screenwriter Richard Matheson and balladeer Bobby (Blue) Bland.

[Pic: Collider]

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