Saturday, October 20, 2007

X-Men Origins: Wolverine ... May 1, 2009

Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has chosen May 1, 2009 , the first official weekend of summer movie season, to release X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

That’s right, the spin-off now has a confirmed title.
The film starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Gavin Hood, will begin shooting later this year in Australia before moving to New Zealand and then to New Orleans. The trade paper notes that the latter location could mean the inclusion of Gambit in the storyline which, as the title suggests, deals with Wolverine’s early years.
Also, according to Variety, actor Liev Schrieber is reportedly in final talks to play the younger version of Col. William Stryker, originally portrayed in X2: X-Men United by actor Brian Cox.
Wolverine is expected to feature mutant characters that are new to the franchise and also to have others return from the three previous X-Men films.

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