Five New X-Men Origins: Wolverine Photos to Hold Us Over!
With the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer due out in a few weeks, we're easily excited by all things Wolverine. In addition to the cover shot on Empire, we've got five new photos (thanks to SpoilerTV) to share with you and hold you over until we see the new trailer. Whether or not you actually thought that shot of Gambit looked good, I don't think there's any way you could say these new photos don't look awesome. I'm certain Wolverine is going to be a bad ass movie in the end no matter what. Those who saw the unfinished Comic-Con footage may recognize a lot of these, including the opening where Wolverine and Sabretooth are shot by a firing squad but walk away unhurt and laughing. Check them out!
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 on May 1st, 2009.
Reader Feedback - 35 Comments
Ummm Fuck Yea this looks kick ass!
AllmightyKeim on Dec 2, 2008
Hopefully, X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be bad-ass despite interference from Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman. I couldn't believe those reports where Rothman and Hood were at odds over the look and feel of the project. Honestly, Tom, take a step back and re-examine Fox's banner year of 2008. One movie that has grossed over $100 million. ONE! - Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who? The rest of the year consists of such classics as: Jumper 27 Dresses What Happens in Vegas The Happening Nim's Island Max Payne Meet the Spartans - Worst movie I've ever seen. Period. Mirrors Shutter Babylon A.D. Meet Dave The Rocker City of Ember Actually out those above, I quite enjoyed City of Ember. Definitely underrated. It's like I was telling a friend, if it wasn't for Fox Searchlight I probably wouldn't look at Fox as a power studio. It just doesn't have the right mind set at the moment. I understand that hits come in waves, But with Fox Searchlight, Fox has that greater a chance of netting a Best Picture nomination. Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, The Full Monty. And soon to be added to that list, Slumdog Millionaire.
Travis on Dec 2, 2008
I could believe the debates. Hood wanted an R rating but FOX wants to trim it down like just about every movie company would try to. Liev Schreiber looks great for the role, can't wait.
BahHumbug on Dec 2, 2008
Hahaha. I remember both of them, Hugh and Liv in the movie "Kate and Leopold" from a romantic comedy to bad ass action flick. Only time will tell if this is going to be decent or something like Iron Man.
Ken Masters on Dec 2, 2008
#4- Hahaha. I actually was just looking at Schreiber and Jackman on IMDB and I remembered that movie.
BahHumbug on Dec 2, 2008
Whether or not the film is any good, I look forward to seeing Jackman in the role. He treats the character seriously and it shows.
Tom Brazelton on Dec 2, 2008
I don't want to get too excited for this. I'm a big wolverine/xmen fan, and I pumped to see this b/c Jackman was always great playing Logan, but I'm afraid of FOX's control over this. For all the stills/video I've seen, it seems that this will be a badass movie, but I feel like I have to lower my expectations as insurance to make sure I'm blown away after watching it. I'm interested to see how they do D-Day..
Nick Sears on Dec 2, 2008
F TO THE YES! FINALLY!!!
Clamson on Dec 2, 2008
Omg Omg Omg.... *fanboy screams* thank you First showinG!!
loyalkng on Dec 2, 2008
I remember all that stuff about FOX lightening the tone of the story, and it really makes me cautious. I just can't wait for Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. He needs to play The Flash next.
Sabrecat on Dec 2, 2008
Never liked Jackman as Wolverine, though I have to say that he looks pretty beastly in that first shot. It would have been cool if they would have done an X Men or Wolverine movie in the seventies starring Jack Nicholson. Or in the eighties with Kurt "Snake Pliskin" Russell.
JL on Dec 2, 2008
Love the scene where he's got the cigar in his mouth. Looks pretty good. I'll hope for the best.
Chris C. on Dec 2, 2008
If Rothman didn't destroy it like everything else.
Fuelbot on Dec 2, 2008
I am a big fan of Liev Schreiber but a guy who looks eye to eye to wolverine is wrong, in my opinion. Sabertooth, to me, is a more imposing force that could bat wolverine away like a fly. I think movie will be good and do well, though.
adam on Dec 2, 2008
Why do you guys care if its rated R or 13? Its a marvel movie a mainstream comic, they need to make it serious, fun and great and make it appeal to everyone, sure I'd probably like a darker version better myself but that doesn't mean every comic movie has to be rated R to be good.
Richard on Dec 2, 2008
#14 I totally agree...Sabertooth needs to be huge and intimidating while making Logan look tiny. In the same way, I believe Ian McKellen was incorrectly cast as Magneto in the X-Men films. I vividly remember Magneto being cut and energetic in the comics who can put up a fight...Ian was just too old and therefore he couldn't hold his weight as a threat to the X-Men. I hope Schreiber is not the same.
Matt Suhu on Dec 2, 2008
did you guys know zach snyder was offered to direct this but he wanted R and they said no lo l
nelson on Dec 2, 2008
#16 you couldn't be more right. Magneto was casted horribly. I remember an ancient Wizard magazine that had a casting wish list for a Xmen movie. They had Rutger Hauer as Magneto, which I think couldn't be more perfect. I know I'm in the minority, but I like Hugh's Wolverine and damn did he work out for this role (i.e. first pic). And yep, Sabertooth needs to be about a foot taller than Wolverine. I think the comics have Wolverine at 5'4" if I rememeber correct
L on Dec 2, 2008
I don't know how anyone can get excited by another Roth-Fox funded movie.
avoidz on Dec 2, 2008
#16 and #18, come on, everyone in comics is extremely cut, and built beyond the ability of any human. Finding people who are built like the comic characters would be like making the spandex costumes in the comic look good on normal people... Not going to happen.
Nate on Dec 2, 2008
#20 there is a difference between finding someone that is qualified for the roll and finding someone out of a Strongman competition. Ian McKellan is a great actor, but he is the most fragile looking Super villian ever. Can we at least get someone that doesn't look like they are going to keel over any second now? That's why the deviousness look and youth of Rutger Hauer is so good. As for Sabertooth, just find any MMA fighter or Ex football player who is tall enough, intimidating, and a decent level of acting skills. I am not even looking for the original costumes, because 9 times of of 10, they wouldn't translate well to live action. These requests aren't crazy, it is just better casting suggestions.
L on Dec 3, 2008
the dude that played micheal myers in rob zombie's halloween would of been great as sabertooth...i dont know how his acting skills are i only seen him in that one role and he didnt say a word from what i remember..but as far as height body and face...BAD ASS.......im looking forward to this flick tho
JaeJokah on Dec 3, 2008
I think the guy from Halloween played sabertooth in X1, right? I know acting talent is needed in a movie but also the imposing nature of a character is just as important. Imagine watching "A New Hope" with Darth Vader looking eye to Princess Leia when he captures her, would that work? Didn't think so.
adam on Dec 3, 2008
I just nerdgasmed in my pants...
Daas on Dec 3, 2008
THAT'S Sabretooth? Are you f&*%ing kidding me?
MJay on Dec 3, 2008
I wasn't sold until I saw Wolverine and Sabretooth storming the beaches at Normandy. Somebody better mention Steve Rogers just for the hell of it.
McChunlisonberg on Dec 3, 2008
At JaeJokah, the guy that played micheal myers whas sabretooth in the first xmen movie. they wanted him to play him again for wolverine but i think they said he wasnt available.
Q on Dec 3, 2008
MJay you seem to be upset at the look of sabretooth. just to let you know when sabretooth was first introduced in the comics thats how he looked. he didnt get the bigger muscular look until later in the comics.
Q on Dec 3, 2008
#28 - didn't know about the smaller Victor Creed...was he really as short as Logan in the beginning? Personally I think Paul Levesque (a.k.a. Triple-H) would be a good pick for Sabretooth. He did alright in Blade Trinity. I'm not sure what it is with directors casting small fries to play big guys lately (e.g. Spider-Man 3's Venom).
MiddleMan on Dec 6, 2008
i cant believe these directors , producers and marvel could kill wolverine like this for us i bet its as dumb as the 3 xmen movies or the spiderman movies or iron man the hulk u pay for 15 seconds of ok stuff and the rest just blows
danny on Dec 10, 2008
I believe Hugh jackman was perfectly cast as Wolverine;I also think the wrestler (can't remember his name?) from first X-Men movie should play Sabertooth; he's taller and has the correct menacing presence to pull off his ongoing feud with Wolverine
Jokah3 on Dec 12, 2008
@29 yeah sabretooth didnt start off real huge. but he was still taller than wolverine. i do agree that triple h would make a good sabretooth as far as looks go. but i doubt he has the acting ability to pull it off. but according to liev schriber sabretooth is a brutal and stone cold killer. so his physical appearance may not be up to par but it seems he has the characteristics of sabretooth nailed. hopefully that will make up for it.
Q on Dec 12, 2008
@ 31 just like i said to 29 tyler mane had the physical part of sabretooth but does he have the acting ability. in this film it seems that sabretooth will play a big part so maybe thats why the studios looked more at acting ability than physical presence. i have a feeling that liev schriber (i know i spelled it wrong but you know who im talking about) will surprise alot of people and potray a really good sabretooth.
Q on Dec 12, 2008
I can't wait to see this I hope this is the first of many origin movies to come. I am so excited to see Gambit and I hope that Ryan Reynolds will play Flash also. I hope there will be a JLA movie and what is the hold up with Wonder Woman?
Asha on Dec 31, 2008
and he is WOLVERINEEEEE as he has said himself at the oscar night in one of his great broadwayish songs 😀 and he kicks ass 😀 he has merged with his role just as Mr Superman Reeves has merged with his and it will be very hard to fill his shoes once he is done with the role 🙁 i really have great expectations for this movie and from what i have seen it sure is gonna deliver them and on a silver platter 😀 just pray that they handle the characters right and do them justice be loyal to the origins and have great fight and explosions and chase scenes 😀 oh and please please please don not pg13 this movie it should be a definite R i wanna see good olda canucklehead go berserk and do what he does best with no remorse 😀
burak "daequitas" on Feb 26, 2009
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