New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Photos and Footage Debut
by Alex Billington
February 12, 2009
In a very odd decision, 20th Century Fox has decided to go against the norm and release new footage from the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine in three separate instances on TV. Beginning this Sunday, February 15th, viewers will see three special 60-second TV spots that will air over the course of three nights. Together, with one spot leading into the next, they will form a narrative revealing the origins of Wolverine. In essence, instead of showing us a new trailer, we get this 3-minute glimpse at X-Men Origins: Wolverine as seen on Fox's cable TV network. In anticipation, four new photos have been revealed as well.
The first spot will air Sunday, Feb. 15 during "Family Guy" (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT); the second on Monday, Feb. 16 during "House" (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); and the third will air Tuesday, Feb. 17 during "American Idol" (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. As excited as I am for Wolverine, this is the cheapest and dirtiest trick in the book. All they care about is getting more viewers for their TV shows and making more money from commercials. Well, that's Fox for you - the slimiest bastards in Hollywood! We'll do our best to pull these off the air as soon as they debut for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the new photos!
Wolverine lives a mutant life, seeks revenge against Victor Creed (who will later become Sabretooth) for the death of his girlfriend, and ultimately ends up going through the mutant Weapon X program.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is directed by South African filmmaker Gavin Hood, of the Oscar winner Tsotsi and Rendition previously. The script was written by veteran screenwriter David Benioff, of 25th Hour, Troy, and The Kite Runner previosuly. The character of Wolverine was first created by Len Wein and John Romita Sr. back in 1974. Fox will debut X-Men Origins: Wolverine in theaters everywhere on May 1st.