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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer

This is really turning out to be Hugh Jackman’s year.

In addition to starring in the visual spectacle, Australia, the actor was recently selected to be People’s Sexist Man Alive and the host for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Next up: Wolverine.

In this new trailer for , we see Jackman’s character 17 years before 2000’s X-Men took place. We also get glimpses of a younger William Stryker (Danny Huston), Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and Gambit (Taylor Kitsch).

The prequel - also starring Ryan Reynolds, Dominic Monaghan and will.i.am - opens May 1, 2009.


Watchmen Fans Protest Fox’s Lawsuit

Fox attempts to stop Watchmen movie's releaseEven though the much-anticipated film’s premiere is not scheduled until March 6, true Watchmen fans are not taking any chances with Fox’s plans to completely prevent the release.

ComicBookMovie.com has organized a petition in hopes that the people over at Fox change their minds about touching the classic graphic novel’s film adaptation. One fan named Wyatt Barlup is even planning to picket the Fox lots with like-minded, passionate comrades.

There are even those that are on the offense: readers at Comics2Film.com have suggested taking action against Fox‘s upcoming films The Day the Earth Stood Still and X-Men Origins: Wolverine by calling for a boycott. Whoever knew real life drama could be better than fiction!

Why such extreme action, one might ask? Well, probably the fact that Fox isn’t planning on settling this—the studio heads don’t want to see Zack Snyder‘s film released, period.

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Wolverine Shows Up Other Comic-Con Guests

WolverineSan Diego is filled with costumed readers who delight in adventure and get a thrill from the works of Stan Lee. Scheduled appearances by stars like Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connolly, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis made a big splash as Comic-Con, but it was the unscheduled appearance of that left everyone talking.

Jackman appeared in the crowd fresh off the Wolverine set and sporting stubble, but the audience ate it up. The actor bounded on stage to shake hands with Wolverine creator Len Wein to rousing applause, and even showed off a few clips from the upcoming prequel which will focus on his character’s story.  He thanked the 6,000 people in attendance for their devotion and is today the highlight of every paper.

In other words, look for the Wolverine movie to make a ton of money in the near future.

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Entertainment Weekly

Cast Additions for Wolverine

UPDATE:  Two more names have since been added to the bottom of the list.

Wolverine, Hugh JackmanBack in October, we reported that a spinoff of the X-Men series was in the works.  The prequel, , would explore the beginnings of Hugh Jackman’s storyline 17 years before the first movie took place.

Now four months later, we are getting a picture of how the rest of the cast is filling out.  It was originally rumored that would be playing a younger version of William Stryker (the role Brian Cox filled in X2).  That role actually belongs to (30 Days of Night).  But Schreiber will still have a presence in the film; he is now set to star as Victor Creed (a.k.a Sabretooth).

Here’s a list of the actors currently joining slated to join Jackman:

  • Lynn Collins (The Number 23):  Kayla Silverfox
  • Danny Huston (The Kingdom): William Stryker
  • Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) Gambit
  • Ryan Reynolds (Definitely, Maybe): Deadpool
  • Liev Schrieber (The Painted Veil)  : Victor Creed/Sabretooth
  • will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas singer):  Wraith
  • Dominic Monaghan (Lost):  Barnell
  • Daniel Henney (My Name Is Kim Sam-soon):  Agent Zero

The film is still scheduled for a May 1, 2009 release.

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Hollywood Reporter

‘Wolverine’ To Hit Theaters In 2009

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-MenFanboys everywhere are squealing with glee as announces that they have set a date for the eagerly awaited and horribly titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film will hit theaters on May 1, 2009 and, of course, star as Marvel’s short-tempered, adamantium-clawed mutant. In addition to release date excitement, Variety reports that is in talks to play a younger version of William Stryker, Wolverine’s nemesis who was played by in X2.

What excites me? Rumors that the film (to be directed by Tsotsi’s Gavin Hood), which will be partially filmed in New Orleans, will include the previously left out X-man, Gambit. If I had a dollar for every playing card I lost/ruined by imitating the cartoon version of the Cajun mutant, I’d be freakin’ rich.

A few other new mutants (as well as returning ones) are expected to make appearances. Fox is also trying to get the origin story of villain Magneto off the ground and into theaters.

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