… and the good folks over at Empire Online have proof:
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I honestly have no idea what to make of this project. It comes out May 1, 2009, and it takes place before the X-Men movies we’ve already seen and it goes into Wolverine’s origin in the Weapon X program, with Liev Schrieber as the younger version of William Stryker, who was played with such dastardly glee by Brian Cox in X2.
I love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He’s an amazing actor and he brings total physical and emotional dedication to everything he does.
I just wish they’d take a bigger chance than just another origin story. Let there be some mystery about the character, and instead do one of the stories about Wolverine in Japan fighting ninjas or something. This could have been an opportunity to use a familiar character to tell an entirely different kind of story in a totally different kind of environment than what we’ve seen in the X-Men films so far, but instead it sounds like they’re playing it safe.
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