Hugh Jackman Out and Tom Cruise In For Next “Van Helsing” Movie


Tom Cruise as Les Grossman from "Tropic Thunder" and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine


Universal Pictures announced that they are going to do another installment of the “Van Helsing” movies, but instead of bringing back Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing, they have signed Tom Cruise to play the role.

Admittedly, the Hugh Jackman version, which was released in May 2004, only made 2x what it cost to make the movie, which isn’t a total flub in comparison to other movies; however I guess Universal is looking for a big Blockbuster and with Cruise’s recent M.I. success – is also looking for a different action star.

Universal has also brought in the writing team behind Transformers and Mission Impossible III (which may be how they got Cruise) to write the new movie.


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