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First Pic From Wolverine The Movie!
Claws out!

14 February 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: USA Today

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After completely stealing the show in three X-Men films in a row, it's good to see that the rest of the cast have just given up and let Wolverine have his own film. And the first official picture from it is online here now, looking white vest-tastic and more than a little peeved.

The awkwardly titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine, sees the reappearance of some familiar characters in a younger guise: Liev Schreiber plays Sabretooth and Michael C.Hall is the young William Stryker. Wolvie himself, natch, doesn't age so he'll still be Hugh Jackman (although young Kodi Smit-McPhee will play a child Logan in flashbacks).

From this pic, he appears to be stuck in a Weapon X made-cage following the application of large amounts of molten metal to every single one of his bones (we've always wondered: even those tiny ones in the ear?) and the addition of claws to his hands*. Either that, or an evil dentist, just out of shot, has asked to see his teeth and Logan's not happy about it but is going along on pain of root canal.

Wolverine is due in May of next year, which is, by our calculations, not soon enough.

*Note to fanboys: the X-rays in the first movie certainly made them look man-made rather than organic bone claws. So for now let's assume they were added not inate.


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I have high hopes for this. After the kick in the nuts of a let down that was X3, I so want this to be a decent flick. The character deserves it. I have faith that G. Hood can deliver something of good quality and be respectful to the character(s). Unlike Ratner, who quite simply was not good enough to follow in Singer's footsetps. Vinny Jones better not be anywhere near this. There was a hint of nepotist casting from his association with Vaughn (who was briefly attached as X3 director) that ch More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 14:33 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

Intersting
Didnt have to high hopes for this one really but with the cast its now got and the director my hopes did raise but with rumors of the blob being added to the bad guy rosta could be a case of spiderman 3 again More

Posted by Death_Row_Marv at 11:10 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

Hey!
Hey hey hey, wait a minute. Is that a Japanese roof behind him?! Does this mean we'll see Logan in Japan? Woooooowww! More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:47 on 16 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: awesomeness in may
What a stupid expression. I hadn't realised until I saw this pic that the film has been re-invented as a comedy... More

Posted by Rumbaabaa at 14:09 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

awesomeness in may
just ONE picture??!!? give us more i say!! he looks more like X1 wolverine than X3, which is good. More

Posted by Marystar at 13:58 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Empire you sicken me...
Have to say in this first pic he looks more like Logan did in the comics than he ever did in any of the X Men movies which can only be a good thing . Is it too much to ask that they do the whole Weapon X gig ?? More

Posted by Beno at 13:24 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

Empire you sicken me...
...with your lack of comic book knowledge. Wolverine's claws were originally made of bone, but the claws thmselves and their casing were coated with adamantium. The technology to coat bones with metal is actually far more believalbe than to link prosthetic claws to someonws nervous system wo that they could control them More

Posted by DorianAsh at 12:09 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: claws
L: HitchHiker L: dannyo isnt it supposed to be that wolverine starts out as a normal guy who has bone claws and then when he becomes part of weapon x they add the adamantium to the already existing claws. i dont know but im sure i heard that somewhere.. , sort of of. Initially in the comics it was always implied that the claws were added by Weapon X, but then an Origin book was released which gave him bone claws and in the process changed about 30 years of canon law. Origin was More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:59 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: First Pic From Wolverine The Movie!
Still skeptical about this one, but I was very, very pleased when Liev Schreiber was included in the cast, and I have to say, the new pic of Jackman looks extremely cool, he's gotten in even better shape than he was in the X-Men films it seems, and he looks extremely menacing with teeth bared and claws out.  More

Posted by Kazuya at 00:30 on 15 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: well done to him
L: Cletus Van Damme Them claws look too CGI'd tho hey look like prosthetics to me.... More

Posted by pablohoolio at 23:33 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: minted
L: Tosh but gash title, hopefully now the writers strike is over someone will come up with another one ;) greed. I mean, why not just 'Wolverine'? Whats wrong with that for a title? Is it just me or do is claws look extra long in this pic? Liev Shreiber is a good choice also, this looks good to me. I'm just glad and excited that they are MAKING a movie that centres on Wolverine (although, the first two XMen kind of did anyway!) More

Posted by pablohoolio at 23:31 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

coooool!!
Woah!!! I didnt know they were serious about Wolverine's movie!!! but I already miss the other characters... there is no hope for a glance of Xavier I guess, is it? and I guess they won't do the story with Lady deathstrike as well... More

Posted by fantasy89 at 23:25 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Excitment!
Looks fantastic but why change the name to Xmen Origins: Wolverine?!?! I am aware that it is to allow for other spinoffs (namely Magneto) but is this catchy....? Thought not. More

Posted by Kat113 at 19:35 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Claw position
Didn't his claws 'snikt' from between his knuckles in the 3 x-men films? Now they seem to be going with the comic-style placement. Not that it's a bad thing... More

Posted by loafroaster at 19:16 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

is it me...
or are his claws longer!?! All the better to slice and dice! :-) More

Posted by Bubba76 at 19:00 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Whoa, Hugh looks even more ripped than in the trilogy. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 18:59 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Coolio
Wolverine is the man I need'sa get me some sweet claws and some burns like him Bub More

Posted by johnmcclane at 18:25 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Coolio
Wolverine is the man I need'sa get me some sweet claws and some burns like him Bub More

Posted by johnmcclane at 18:22 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Oooooooh...
...Looks good! More

Posted by pettsy at 17:42 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Lame!
I hate this character, all his "hey bub" tirades only worked when I was a kid. Happy to see Liev Schreiber getting some work though. More

Posted by H is the greatest at 15:17 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: claws
L: HitchHiker L: dannyo isnt it supposed to be that wolverine starts out as a normal guy who has bone claws and then when he becomes part of weapon x they add the adamantium to the already existing claws. i dont know but im sure i heard that somewhere.. , sort of of. Initially in the comics it was always implied that the claws were added by Weapon X, but then an Origin book was released which gave him bone claws and in the process changed about 30 years of canon law. Origin was a re More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 15:13 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: PPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!
L: Helen OHara iik Schniik!! hem! (pushes glasses up nose, adjusts pocket protector) I think you'll find the generally accepted spelling is "snikt". :D]Best Forum Smackdown of the day! And there is only one woman standing...  More

Posted by hawkeye10 at 12:27 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

background characters
I swear to god, I need to see Chamber on screen. Just once. please. More

Posted by orca at 12:25 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Ha ha!
L: BatFan A film focusing specifically on Wolverine...haven't we had three of those already?ote]   True say.   X-Men was supposed to be about the X-Men, more half the time was spent with Wolverine. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:08 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: PPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!
iik Schniik!! p; Ahem! (pushes glasses up nose, adjusts pocket protector) I think you'll find the generally accepted spelling is "snikt".     More

Posted by Helen OHara at 11:58 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Er....
As long as it's good I don't care really but I was under the impression X 1 and X2 were the Wolverine show. To be honest I think this may be one Wolverine movie too many. The back lash begins next May, hahaha. Much rather see X4 More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 11:24 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: claws
L: dannyo isnt it supposed to be that wolverine starts out as a normal guy who has bone claws and then when he becomes part of weapon x they add the adamantium to the already existing claws. i dont know but im sure i heard that somewhere.. , sort of of. Initially in the comics it was always implied that the claws were added by Weapon X, but then an Origin book was released which gave him bone claws and in the process changed about 30 years of canon law. Origin was a really good book, bu More

Posted by HitchHiker at 11:19 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

well done to him
hew looks ripped.At that age (nearing 40) it was a real achivement. The first XMen was when Jackman was nearer 30, and he has to look younger in this one. Them claws look too CGI'd tho More

Posted by Cletus Van Damme at 11:12 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Ha ha!
Hope this works for Jackman and Wolvie fans.   The only unknown is the director Gavin Hood. Tsotsi was good, but SA directors don't normally have a good track record with Hollywood blockbusters. I know its unfair to generalise and pigeon-hole him like this, so fingers crossed.   And please let them finally nail(and the source of?) Wolvie's rage. More

Posted by hawkeye10 at 11:07 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Ha ha!
A film focusing specifically on Wolverine...haven't we had three of those already? More

Posted by BatFan at 10:52 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Ha ha!
That's it chola1, you show that turd who's boss! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 10:38 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

claws
isnt it supposed to be that wolverine starts out as a normal guy who has bone claws and then when he becomes part of weapon x they add the adamantium to the already existing claws. i dont know but im sure i heard that somewhere.. More

Posted by dannyo at 10:37 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: PPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!
L: billkiller Leave it alone... please please please... and EMPIRE, you should know better, this is going to get two stars. Three at most, and you know it. sp; Oh ye of little faith!   Dont worry,...Ratners nowhere near this one! And remember Empire gave 5 stars to both Batman Begins and Superman Returns, both of which are comic book franchises that have already been done to death, cleverly rehatched by serious directors with belting results! ....see any similarities?? &n More

Posted by lukeyboy at 10:36 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

looks good but after reading tallaght24's comment can't help thinking "who does number two work for...." More

Posted by chola1 at 10:30 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

PPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!
Leave it alone... please please please... and EMPIRE, you should know better, this is going to get two stars. Three at most, and you know it. More

Posted by billkiller at 09:49 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Wow!
Lookin' veeeeerrrrrry cool! His hair looks a bit quiffy, but, whatever. I hope they stick with the comic-book origin and show him as a child in the late 1800's. He's supposed to be born around 1882 or something. First drafted into the military as a subject of the common wealth (Canada) for The First World War, Traveled to Japan after that, Recruited as a secret service assasin in the early 50's, covert opps in the 60's where he apparently had a mission in Dallas (hint hint) in november of '63. T More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 09:45 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Jackman needs prestige
I kinda feel that this movie needs to deliver for Jackman. His frontman status is in jeopardy with The Prestige being a notable exception (but arguably Christian Bale stole the show?). Maybe post-Rambo there will be some old-skool action flicks looking for a hero. Jackson isn't a revisionist - he looks the part and they should write the part for him. On the Wolverine front, *fan-boys are happy that the claws and skeleton are grafted and attached - just could he be a better fighter? Yeah, he can More

Posted by novakid at 09:40 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

Just dreamy!
Could this be the most beautiful film to be released next year? It's got Hugh (beautiful specimen) running around New Zealand's South ISland (one of the most beautiful places on earth). I am now physically melting!! More

Posted by Halfling at 09:26 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

More bran in your diet Logan!
Is it me or does ol Wolverine look like he is trying to drop a log the size of a redwood. I mean that is a serious 'poo face' he is putting on there. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 09:15 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

WOLVERINE!
In the words of Austin Powers...YEAH BABY!!! But I'm with you guys Empire, far too long to wait! Nice to know Jackman has obviously got a good connection with the character, the X-men Trilogy and this makes for a whole lot of Wolverine time... More

Posted by mayo12 at 09:13 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

minted
but gash title, hopefully now the writers strike is over someone will come up with another one ;) More

Posted by Tosh at 09:09 on 14 February 2008 | Report This Post

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