First Look: Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth in Wolverine
The first few spy photos of Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, aka Victor Creed, in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine have hit the internet courtesy of Just Jared. I'll admit that I was one of the few who just couldn't picture Schreiber as Sabretooth, especially after Tyler Mane played him in the first X-Men. However, these photos now have me convinced, which ads more to the long list of great things going for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Despite these aren't much, they're worth taking a look at, especially if you're a big fan of Wolverine or Sabretooth.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.
Hugh Jackman previously stated that Sabretooth "is going to play a big part in [the movie]." Sabretooth's only previous appearance was in the first X-Men, where he was played by the massive (6' 8") Tyler Mane. Both Victor Creed and Logan were victims of the Weapon X program; Sabretooth has healing abilities and superhuman physical strength like Wolverine, as well as fangs and claws. Sabretooth saw Wolverine as competition and thus tried to make his life miserable, and the two have been bitter adversaries ever since. This is probably the story we're going to see evolve in the film.
I wish we had more from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but unfortunately we've got to wait more than year for the movie, due out in theaters on May 1st, 2009. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is directed by South African filmmaker Gavin Hood, of the Oscar-winning Tsotsi and Rendition, and was written by David Benioff (25th Hour, Troy, The Kite Runner).