X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Preview and game
Preview by Jack Foley
X-MEN Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.
Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, adamantium claws and a primal fury known as berserker rage.
Directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition), the film is released in cinemas across the UK on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – two days before its US debut on May 1.
The film also introduces several mutants whose appearances in the movie series have been long anticipated, including Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), a feral being of unimaginable power; Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), a high-tech mercenary skilled at swordplay; Fred Dukes, also known as The Blob (Kevin Durand), a morbidly obese and super-strong behemoth; and Gambit, aka Remy Etienne LeBeau (Taylor Kitsch), a Cajun card shark who can manipulate kinetic energy with explosive results.
Also featured is William Stryker (Danny Huston), a figure introduced in X2 but whose origins and motives are now fully explored. It is Stryker’s complex relationship with Wolverine that defines much of Logan’s past …and future.
First appearing in the popular comic books in 1974, Wolverine became an integral member of The X-Men, as well as the headliner of his own comics series. The character’s impact on pop culture has been profound; last year alone, Wolverine was ranked #1 of Wizard magazine’s “Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time” and was ranked #4 in Empire Magazine’s “The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters.”
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