Liev Schreiber Cast as Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine?!
It's already been mentioned numerous times previously, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine is already looking like one hell of an awesome comic book movie. The latest casting development rumor comes from CHUD, who reports that Liev Schreiber has been cast as Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, instead of young William Stryker. It's rumored that the role of Stryker will instead be filled by Michael C. Hall, of "Dexter" fame. This disproves the previous rumor that CHUD reported about Gerard Butler being cast as Creed, but alas, nothing is officially confirmed just yet.
I'm definitely as excited as Devin over at CHUD is, if this turns out being 100% true. Liev Schreiber is an incredible actor and I have my full confidence in director Gavin Hood. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is sounding better and better every day, and a story surrounding Sabretooth could really turn out great, especially in connection with the pre-existing X-Men universe. 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.
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). CHUD is also saying that the gorgeous Michelle Monaghan is being eyed for the role of Silver Fox, but that's not confirmed either.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition) and written by David Benioff (25th Hour, Troy, The Kite Runner). The movie arrives in theaters on May 1st, 2009.