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"'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is set to star [Hugh] Jackman and will be directed by Gavin Hood ('Tsotsi,' 'Rendition'). The producers are Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter (who produced all three previous 'X-Men' films), along with Jackman and his Seed Prods. producing partner, John Palermo. The film will be executive produced by Marvel Films' Kevin Feige.

 

"Leading up to the events of 'X-Men,' 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'—written by David Benioff ('The Kite Runner,' 'Troy')—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."

 

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is set for a May 1, 2009 release. Filming is scheduled to begin early next year in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Fuck yeah, Can't wait!!!!

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Quiet, you!

 

actually tho, SB has a point: X2 did a pretty good job of covering Weapon X, and the Sabretooth card was played (albeit not very well) in X1. This feels like its rehasing or showing how little of :welcome:'s solo story works, which is a shame. Idve dug a samurai japan/shingen/miller story, or a few others (jackman once hinted at "origin"), but how can they revisit this and make it fresh again?

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actually tho, SB has a point: X2 did a pretty good job of covering Weapon X, and the Sabretooth card was played (albeit not very well) in X1. This feels like its rehasing or showing how little of :love:'s solo story works, which is a shame. Idve dug a samurai japan/shingen/miller story, or a few others (jackman once hinted at "origin"), but how can they revisit this and make it fresh again.

 

actually i think it will be a samurai japan story. if you look at the photo i posted, you can see a japanese structure in the background, and that photo is the first promotional photo marvel and the studio has released. i think we could even see patch.

 

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actually i think it will be a samurai japan story. if you look at the photo i posted, you can see a japanese structure in the background, and that photo is the first promotional photo marvel and the studio has released. i think we could even see patch.

 

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Well there we go, we could tie it into the Hulk by bringing in Joe Fixit and they could be the duo of mediocrity.

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hey, a Patch/Fixit story could be cool, man. and you're right Logan, i missed the japanese background around :FHD: 's now massive arms, so that gives me a bit of hope.

 

I just remember the series they were teamed up and it was at its greatest decent, but using that thread they couldn't make anything even as good as X-Men 3, which even though I liked it no one else did.

 

So I see this flick being at best X-Men 3 quality, at worst Elektra.

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I liked X3 too, you're not alone.

 

X3 was fun and well I didn't take Vinnie Jones in a stupid helmet and a leather bra seriously to begin with so "I'm the juggernaut, bitch!" didn't hurt my taking that character seriously. All in all it was true to the comics which is what all the squabbling plebs claim they want from a movie based on one anyway, no it wasn't X2 and instant bacon isn't the same as real bacon but dammit it still tastes good!

 

Oh and uh... Wolverine. I hope they take him more seriously in this one, I guess I could see Patch but they'd have to work hard to not make it suck. All the good solo Wolverine stories I can think of involve The Punisher or the Hulk or someone so I don't know how they'd do it.

 

Oh and maybe this is just wishful thinking, but is the Magneto Origin thing defunct now? Cause honestly I couldn't think of a single way that that could be interesting because between concentration camps and airbrushed Ian McKellen it just sounded like a horrendously bad idea and just in bad taste all together.

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A Magneto film could be great, especially if they deal with the falling out between Mags and Professor X. That's a side character story worth telling on-screen, not so much more Weapon X stuff.

 

Oh it's worth seeing, yes. But I have no desire whatsoever to see an entire movie devoted to it.

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X3 sucked.

not a lotta cohesion, just cheap deaths for shock. By the time we had Beast, Collosus and co fighting with :D it felt like a big X-Men Legends scene that captured none of the magic of X2 - say, when nightcrawler 'ported Rouge out of falling from the blackbird. 3 had fun characters with no attachment, just felt sloppy and made me feel even worse for not enjoying Superman either. i was really let down after the greatness that was 2.

 

i also think its foolish to base your entire expectation off an obscure issue that'd not be the focus here; id expect a :wolvy: movie featuring (somehow) any level of Hulk to have as much in common with Wolverine # 8 (volume 1) as uh, the Elektra movie had to do with anything remotely Elektra. Any cinematic excuse to get wolvy & hulk fighting is pretty much ok by me.

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not a lotta cohesion, just cheap deaths for shock. By the time we had Beast, Collosus and co fighting with :D it felt like a big X-Men Legends scene

 

Have you read the comics? And in my opinion X1 was kinda weak as well, too much talking and origin for a bunch of lackluster fight scenes that went nowhere great, so don't tell my Bryan Singer's very touch to the X-Men franchise was like the hand of God gently cupping Jack Kirby's balls.

 

i also think its foolish to base your entire expectation off an obscure issue that'd not be the focus here; id expect a :wolvy: movie featuring (somehow) any level of Hulk to have as much in common with Wolverine # 8 (volume 1) as uh, the Elektra movie had to do with anything remotely Elektra. Any cinematic excuse to get wolvy & hulk fighting is pretty much ok by me.

 

Patch and Fixit had an ongoing series for a while, it was one of Marvel's gimmicks to make the series more popular. But no this seems to pretty much be a Wolverine/Weapon X deal even though we've got different actors playing Victor Creed and William Stryker (didn't Brian Cox learn anything from Hannibal that when you turn over an iconic role to someone else you get the hose?)

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Have you read the comics? And in my opinion X1 was kinda weak as well, too much talking and origin for a bunch of lackluster fight scenes that went nowhere great, so don't tell my Bryan Singer's very touch to the X-Men franchise was like the hand of God gently cupping Jack Kirby's balls.

 

yeah, but i also read Blade, the Crow and such, and know it can be done better on screen. X2, again, for me it captured the 90's Jim Lee X-men more than id expected.

X1 looking back was weak, but it was heralded because of it standing head and shoulders above the class of marvel movies before it: Captain America and the like (though i still stand i dug the Dolph Punisher more, sadly).

The ball-cupping came from X2, likely my favorite comic film. dont act like it wasnt cupworthy.

 

Patch and Fixit had an ongoing series for a while, it was one of Marvel's gimmicks to make the series more popular. But no this seems to pretty much be a Wolverine/Weapon X deal even though we've got different actors playing Victor Creed and William Stryker (didn't Brian Cox learn anything from Hannibal that when you turn over an iconic role to someone else you get the hose?)

 

ah, i missed that series then, though i doubt i missed much to be honest. I think the Weapon X thing could kinda work if its uh, i dunno, somehow magically raterd R but again X2 explored it well enough, i thought. A new Creed is necessary, but a new Stryker'd be a shame.

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yeah, but i also read Blade, the Crow and such, and know it can be done better on screen. X2, again, for me it captured the 90's Jim Lee X-men more than id expected.

X1 looking back was weak, but it was heralded because of it standing head and shoulders above the class of marvel movies before it: Captain America and the like (though i still stand i dug the Dolph Punisher more, sadly).

The ball-cupping came from X2, likely my favorite comic film. dont act like it wasnt cupworthy.

ah, i missed that series then, though i doubt i missed much to be honest. I think the Weapon X thing could kinda work if its uh, i dunno, somehow magically raterd R but again X2 explored it well enough, i thought. A new Creed is necessary, but a new Stryker'd be a shame.

 

Yes but he only managed to do it once, for all we know his version of X-Men 3 could have been as un-inventive and boring as Superman Returns. And Blade and the Crow are different cases, the Crow was fairly faithful to its original work while Blade was taking a horrible idea and making it kinda okay.

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eh, i guess the Crow was faithful, but the book was like goth poetry vs the movie's action, they took more than what id constitute as "liberties" and christ was i grateful for it.

and cmon, i dont buy X2 being his one hit! X1 was what it was, but he coulda at least matched with 3. sure, its way easier to say with us not ever knowing, but...ok, what's your excuse for spidey 3, or did you like that too?

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eh, i guess the Crow was faithful, but the book was like goth poetry vs the movie's action, they took more than what id constitute as "liberties" and christ was i grateful for it.

and cmon, i dont buy X2 being his one hit! X1 was what it was, but he coulda at least matched with 3. sure, its way easier to say with us not ever knowing, but...ok, what's your excuse for spidey 3, or did you like that too?

 

Yes I agree on the goth poetry but don't tell me Eric standing in the window looking all broody and playing guitar wasn't goth-tastic to the max. And you forget that a lot of X-3s story problems were out of Ratner's hands and even him, incompetent director though he is, and they would have been Ratner's problems as well. Sure the plot my have been less complicated but I can guarantee it wouldn't have topped X2 and Spider-Man 3 is proof that studio involvement can ruin a good director's work.

 

And that's what happened with Spider-Man 3, the studio wanted one thing, the fans wanted another thing, and the director wanted what he wanted. So Sam and Ivan Raimi (screenplay writing geniuses that they are) did what they could but can only do so much while throwing all that plot into one movie. As for some of the other qualms like emo-Parker and the dance scene and all that, that's classic Raimi and you have to remember I am a huge fan of his work so naturally any return to the norm with Raimi's movies is a welcome one with me. So while Venom should have appeared in another movie and maybe a bit less from New Goblin and Sandman but overall it was still a pretty good movie.

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honestly i would love to see a better wolverine/sabertooth fued. it was total shit in x-men 1. i'm not saying to make it a father/son battle, but maybe more of a fuckin history perhaps. and please for the love of god, can i please see some martial arts from wolvie. i'm not saying spider-man or crouching tiger. he may get his ass kicked a lot, but he can give a whole lot back. maybe we'll see his training in japan..... maybe a little from the frank miller/chris claremont mini-series run in the early eighties. so, hopefully we can all see a more disciplined and kick ass wolverine.

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Yeah the shot is from Blade Trinity. Lousy film but that doesn't change the fact that Reynolds is going to make an awesome Deadpool. There are also plans for a Deadpool spinoff starring him (really, have I mentioned enough how much I love what Marvel is doing now?). It's also been confirmed that Gambit will be introduced in Wolvy too.

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