Wolverine


Wolverine

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Synopsis

Heroic Hugh Jackman “breathes the fire into Wolverine” (Miami Herald) — with a vengeance! This pulse-pounding action thriller sinks razor-sharp adamantium claws into the mysterious origins of Logan/Wolverine: his epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), and the ominous Weapon X program that unleashes his primal fury. Along the way, Wolverine also encounters legendary new mutants, including Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Gambit (Taylor Kitsch). You’ll go “berserker” for this deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than-ever chapter of the X-Men saga!

 

CAST & CREW

Hugh Jackman...Logan/Wolverine
Liev Schreiber...Victor Creed/Sabretooth
Danny Huston...Col. William Stryker
Lynn Collins...Kayla Silver Fox
Ryan Reynolds...Wade Wilson/Deadpool
Taylor Kitsch...Remy LeBeau/Gambit
will.i.am...John Wraith

 

 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Wolverine, due for release on May 1, 2009. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character. It is a prequel to the X-Men film trilogy, focusing on the mutant Wolverine and his time with Team X, before Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with the indestructible metal adamantium. The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand.

Premise

Set roughly twenty years before X-Men, the film will focus on Wolverine's violent past, and his early encounters with William Stryker (Danny Huston). The Weapon X program and his interactions with other mutants will be explored, including his complex relationship with Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber).

Cast

Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine, the mutant and future X-Man. Jackman, who played Wolverine in the previous films, has also become producer of the film via his company Seed Productions, and earned $20 million for the film. Jackman underwent a high intensity weight training regimen to bulk up for his role. He changed the program to shock the body into change and also performed cardiovascular workouts. He woke up each morning a 4am to eat one of the small number of protein-based meals he was allowed each day. Jackman worked out in a Queenstown gym where he would arrive daily at 6am. He stayed in character and made noises while exercising.

Marketing

Raven Software is developing a video game based on the film, which Activision will publish. Marc Guggenheim wrote the script. The official trailer of the film has been confirmed to be released on December 12

Sequel

Hood speculated that there could be a sequel, which may be set in Japan. Such a location was the subject of Claremont and Miller's series, which was not in the first film as Jackman felt “what we need to do is establish who [Logan] is and find out how he became Wolverine". Jackman stated the Claremont-Miller series is his favorite Wolverine story. He added another Wolverine film would be a follow-up rather than continuing on from X-Men: The Last Stand. The inclusion of Deadpool and Gambit also leads to the possibilities of their own spin-offs.

Articles

FBI investigating film leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 2nd April 2009

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Sexy mutant on prowl in Bondi, by Andrew Hornery - 20th October 2007