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Wolverine: Origins TV Spot Now Online
First of three 60-second teasers on Fox

16 February 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: YouTube

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Starting last night, continuing today and concluding on Tuesday, readers in the States can tune into the FOX network and, in the sort of corporate synergy that gives Rupert Murdoch a warm glow in his special place, see three exclusive 60-second TV spots promoting the hell out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Thankfully, the first of these – which aired during last night’s Family Guy – has already shown up online.

This one, entitled Outcasts, juxtaposes the adult Logan’s ordeal at the hands of the Weapon X programme – when his skeleton is laced with unbreakable adamantium, a procedure which looks as painful here as it did in X-Men 2 – with flashbacks to his childhood in the Victorian era, when a traumatic event shaped his destiny… forever (dum dum DAAAAAAA!).

Although word has been that Gavin Hood’s stab at Wolverine’s origin has been troubled, we have to say that we continue to like what we see about this movie. And while, the Victorian segments might – might – feature some dodgy acting, it is only a 60-second spot, so let’s not judge too harshly. But this section does seem to hew pretty closely to the Origin graphic novel, which means bone claws, people... not to mention shocking familial revelations!

It also indicates that the young Logan, on the run for murder, teams up with a young ruffian who will grow up to become not only Wolverine nemesis, Sabretooth, but spellcheck nemesis, Liev Schreiber.

This spot is pretty light on Hugh Jackman, but we’re sure that the next two spots – one to air during House, the other during American Idol – will have plenty of the Aussie star being the best there is at what he does.


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finally the bones
at lst a bit of x-men known and love is finally here...after shouting at my screen in "x-men" the bones are here, at least this will be the origional origins. all i need is the clocks to turn forward a couple of hundred years from his child hood to see old wolfy watch his little rogue hit it off with gambit then i'll be a happy bunny :):):) More

Posted by jamidodga99 at 16:52 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

wait
for a better trailer More

Posted by nybras at 13:34 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

wow
it might sound a bit gay but that gave me goose bumps can't fecin wait More

Posted by SteadyEddie at 22:03 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Fan....
FAN-fucking tastic-oooooooooooooo! More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 20:17 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

I'm saying it here too...
Get rid of the noisy Benjamin Button ad. It's spectacularly annoying. Does it have to start again EVERY time I open a new page? More

Posted by mebbetheywasinjuns at 18:05 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Logan's Fake Father...
is Shane from Neighbours!!! Good GOD! More

Posted by chizmund at 17:50 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

i bloody loved that!!! bring on may please!!! More

Posted by vivlitherland at 16:57 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

HAHAHAHA
"THISFILMISNOTYETRATED" I love it/hate it when they do that! More

Posted by christofurr at 13:26 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Hmmm...
I am looking forward to this film, Hugh Jackman is always good for a watch and the character is obviously brilliant! But I think this looks quite tacky to be honest and not treated with the same care as the X-Men films were given. This is no Bryan Singer effort. Also Gambit looks to have been mistreated - his look is all wrong. Still I will be there on 1st May to see what Logan has to offer! More

Posted by darjeelingmike at 12:12 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Great, so I'm the only one who almost hyperventilates whenever I look at the Empire News and see Wolverine. However this could be due to the fact that I'm a woman and he's Hugh Jackman. Either way I can't wait till this hits the cinema's. More

Posted by junot94 at 08:41 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Great, so I'm the only one who almost hyperventilates whenever I look at the Empire News and see Wolverine. However this could be due to the fact that I'm a woman and he's Hugh Jackman. Either way I can't wait till this hits the cinema's. More

Posted by junot94 at 08:40 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Not too bad....
It didn't blow my mind or anything, but it wasn't too shabby. There's no doubt that I'll be catching this at the cinema in May, but I'm not allowing myself to get overly worked up about it, no, I'm saving the super anticipation for Watchmen :) More

Posted by captainrentboy at 08:18 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

Not too bad....
It didn't blow my mind or anything, but it wasn't too shabby. There's no doubt that I'll be catching this at the cinema in May, but I'm not allowing myself to get overly worked up about it, no, I'm saving the super anticipation for Watchmen :) More

Posted by captainrentboy at 08:17 on 16 February 2009 | Report This Post

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