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Gavin Hood’s Wolverine Calls Dibs on May 1, 2009; Schreiber Cast

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

Hugh Jackman's upcoming solo Wolverine project has a title and a release date: X-Men Origins: Wolverine will his theaters on May 1, 2009.

We ran a review of the script for this movie back in June, but the mean old 20th Century Fox legal department made us take it down.  I reviewed the script myself, and I liked it a lot.

As for this new movie, Variety reports that Live Schreiber is in talks to play a younger version of Stryker,  the best new character to emerge from X-Men 2. Shakespearean badass Brian Cox originated the role.

Director Gavin Hood (Rendition) will start shooting the new Wolverine movie in Australia before moving on to New Zealand and New Orleans. (Variety speculated that the New Orleans setting meant an appearance for Gambit. Maybe there's a new draft of the script out there.)

I'm intrigued by the title, which promises a series of origin-style pictures about the X-Men characters.


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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