Rumor: Gerard Butler Joining Wolverine?
Just so you know, we haven't turned into a rumor mill, there have just been so many interesting rumors in the last week that we can't skip the good ones. From CHUD comes a rumor about the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off starring the one-and-only Hugh Jackman. They've heard that ex-King Leonidas, Gerard Butler, may be joining the cast as Victor Creed, the man who eventually becomes Sabretooth, Wolverine's arch-enemy. Their source is reportedly solid, but it's not 100% confirmed.
Karl Urban, from The Chronicles of Riddick and Pathfinder, was originally supposed to play Creed, but has since dropped out and the production team is "scrambling" to pick up a new actor in this time of turmoil (the ongoing writers strike and pending actors strike). I guess they've got their eyes set on Gerard Butler, who's been rumored to be in everything from Escape from New York to the Untouchables prequel, and is currently filming Game. He's got the body and the abilities to play Creed and Sabretooth, so why not?
Sabretooth's only previous appearance on film was in the first X-Men, where he was played by the massive (6' 8") Tyler Mane. Sabretooth has been rumored as the villain in the primary storyline along with Silver Fox, but nothing has been confirmed (or denied for that matter). X-Men Origins: Wolverine is one of those that I'm solidly keeping my eye on, because with Oscar winning director Gavin Hood in the front seat, I'm expecting nothing but pure brilliance. And I must say the addition of Gerard Butler as the villain might only help him achieve that.