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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Arriving May 2009

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October 18, 2007
Source: Variety

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An official date is set and a new title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine will hit theaters worldwide on May 1st, 2009. After all of the very promising statements coming from both director Gavin Hood and Hugh Jackman recently, this sounds like it could be one of the greatest comic book movies of this decade. I know I'm certainly excited already and thankfully we now have a date to mark down exactly 562 days (from today). Get ready for Wolverine to return in 2009!

The movie will explore Wolverine's violent and romantic past, and his complex relationship with Victor Creed (aka Sabretooth) and the ominous Weapon X program, as well as his encounters with other mutants. The official reports state that it "is expected to feature many other mutants - some new to the film franchise and some from one or more of the three X-Men films." As to who exactly, that hasn't yet been revealed. However, Gambit is one of those rumored to appear as is the non-mutant character William Stryker, who is rumored to be played by Liev Schreiber. X-Men Origins: Wolverine will start shooting this fall in various locations including Australia, New Zealand, and New Orleans.

The only other X-Men spin-off also announced is Magneto. It's interesting to see the title of X-Men Origins, because now it seems like they'll be making a number of X-Men spin-offs, as was the original thought. I'm sure that we'll see plenty more on top of both Wolverine and Magneto and numerous sequels for each of those.

This is even more evidence that shows that comic book movies continue to dominate the movie industry. 2008 has Iron Man opening on the precious first-week-of-May release date. Now 2009 already has this comic book movie set for that same first-week-of-May release date. But alas, who doesn't love the wonderful world of comic book movies?!

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  • I hope this turns out to be better than Xmen 3. That was so disappointing, while it could have turned out to be one of the best comic-to-movie adaptions ever. This sounds to be on the right track though. Then again I'll watch anything with Hugh Jackman in it 😀
  • I know, this is big, THE Kail is posting a comment on a blog. But this is big news, so I have to come out from the shadows and leave my mark. CANT WAIT ZOMG I'MMA GET ON LINE FOR IT NOW, AND IN COSTUME 😀
  • Nathan
    I'm a bit confused. You mention that the origin story will explore Wolverine's relationship with Victor Creed (Sabretooth), yet in the first movie it didn't appear he knew him at all. Is this a do-over? Or just ignoring some elements of the original trilogy? Not that I'm complaining, I was a little disappointed that there was no Wolverine/Sabretooth angle in the first movie. Other than that, I can't wait!!!
  • You know Nathan.... that's a damn good question! I don't know, but you're right, that's very peculiar... I'll try and snoop around and ask some people I know and see if I can get a clearer response.
  • I think they're going to make a do-over.
  • I am ridiculously excited about this and the possibility of a number of other spin-offs - Colossus anyone?
  • logan
    u know what Nathan, i think u didn't read the story of X4 properly...it is base on the past of logan...and in the first part logan didn't know anything about his past...so how can he remember Victor Creed (Sabretooth)?
  • lorraine
    im so glad that thye are continuing the x-men adventures and i cant wait for this move and for gambit to get in to the movie i love the cartoons when my kids were younger use to watch every saturday with my son an dhe 23 now and sometimes we catch the show on the disney cartoons station and im sure he cant wait either thank u for bring the movies back
  • Alvin
    cant wait to see another x-men movie. hey as long as you gonna release it next year no problem with me therefore i already have plans of going home from uae just to watch it. hugh jackman thanks for keeping the torch alive. make it happen bob... ill be watchin
  • david
    wolverine.... one of the greatest comic characters ever created. a movie about him alone could be an awesome achievment with special affects anything like the trilogy and hugh jackmans acting abilities... lets get ready for a another marvel blockbuster.... Will we ever see ann x-men spin off with my favourite villian sinister???? lets hope so and what ever happened to gambit??? he played a huge role throughout all the comic and cartoon series, but i spose how can you fit them all in??? but lets try!! the potential and fan base of all these comics, cartoons and movies practically limitless. I'll even help if thats what it will take! keep up all the hard work!! looking forward to the future of marvel movies!!!!
  • Hermz
    good thing, gambit is gonna make it on the big screen. wooohooo!! he's my favorite x-men character other than nightcrawler and professor x. . hehehe.. hope the actor Taylor Kitsch would give gambit a good portrayal. well anyways he has no place in the wolverine spin-off but i guess it's up for the writers to makle up a good story on how did logan and remy met before. Hope gambit would have his own spin-off in the near future with rogue and many other mutants and villains like mr. sinister. Good luck, Marvel!
  • bruce
    I love wolverine the best hero of the x-men series I think that the movie will be incredible and shocking I love his enemies i always expect a movie about him alone its awesome and I see the first official trailer of the x-men origins wolverine. the x-men movies was amazing but I bet that the wolverine movie will be the best.
  • bruce
    x-men origins wolverine 05 01 09 the movie will be incredible with the blob emma frost deadpool gambit sabretooth.etc.he is my favorite x-men character i think that the movie will be incredible and the best film of 2009.
  • MARGE
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is wonderful. I love it. I like the male role. Hugh Jackman is so awesome in this movie. Anyone of you who have not watched it can enjoy it at: http://www.watch-movies.net.in/movies/X-Men%20Origins:%20Wolverine%20(2009)/
  • Re
    i obviously watched a different movie cuz quite frankly, dat was just RIDICULOUSSSSS!!!!!! all seriousness. I was soo looking forward to watching :) it but when I did..... :(*sighs of disappointment* i was sooooooo UNIMPRESSED :@- everything looked fake to begin with, and i mean silver men??? huh? daz just sad now SAD. The buildings towards the end were fake... and retarded but i gotta say de beginning was de best part wait or maybe de end wen it was DUN!! Well I hope others enjoyed it.. maybe it honestly is the copy I watched cuz i doan wanna b mean an spoil ya'lls fun so... ENJOY!!
  • Aaron
    This is a screener. Not meant to be seen this way. It looks fake cuz its not fininshed. I wish people would stop leaking incomplete screeners.
  • Brett
    Does anyone want to buy a huge lot of wolverine and xmen comics? E-mail me (bg4444@gmail.com)

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