Opening Today: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (5/1/2009)

They’ve been talking about a solo tale of Wolverine’s past for awhile now and here it is, the origin story that takes place before the first “X-Men” film. It stars Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine and its clear to me that he loves this role. That is fine with me.

Poster - X-Men Origins Wolverine

According to the film’s Wiki entry “The plot details Wolverine’s childhood as James Howlett, his early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine’s skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program”. That’s a whole lot of ground to cover so I am going to remain hopeful that it keeps fans interested and doesn’t breeze over points that need a little more explanation. Will you see this film? I know I will and check out the other characters that make an appearance in the movie.

The Cast:
Hugh Jackman as James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine
Troye Sivan as Young James
Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed
Michael James Olsen as Young Victor
Danny Huston as William Stryker
Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox
Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau / Gambit
will.i.am as John Wraith
Kevin Durand as Fred J. Dukes / The Blob
Dominic Monaghan as Chris Bradley
Daniel Henney as Agent Zero
Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson
Scott Adkins as Weapon XI / Deadpool
Tim Pocock as Scott Summers
Max Cullen and Julia Blake as Travis Hudson and Heather Hudson
Tahyna Tozzi as Kayla’s Sister / Emma
Aaron Jeffery portrayed Thomas Logan
Alice Parkinson portrayed Elizabeth Howlett
Peter O’Brien appeared as John Howlett
Asher Keddie played Dr. Carol Frost

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_Origins:_Wolverine

Fans can check out the earlier adventures of Wolverine on the big screen by checking out the previous X-Men films and also the recently released collection of the fantastic X-Men animated series. I’ve also added in some collected editions of the “Wolverine” comic that give you a few dozen issues in each volume. I think you will like those.

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