Big news on the casting of the Wolverine movie, currently slated for a 1 May 2009 release with the title "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". It's one of those films that I'm keenly waiting for, but at the same time a little nervous about, cos lets face it, if this one goes wrong, it'll go really really wrong!
There were a few high profile actors announced having taken roles in the film, but the biggest part of the casting announcement came when the actors roles were announced.
Obviously the big news for me was the casting of Ryan Reynolds to play Deadpool. Sounds like perfect casting to me. Reynolds has been rumoured to play Deadpool for a few years now, with rumours of a Deadpool film dating back to 2004.
The other big one is the appearance of Gambit, one of my other favorite Marvel characters. To be honest I've never heard of the guy playing him, Taylor Kitsch, I just hope he doesn't play it corn ball.
Here's a shortlist of characters (and actors) from the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" film:
- Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)
XZero (Daniel Henney)
- Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber)
- Gambit (Taylor Kitsch)
- Silver Fox (Lynn Collins)
- Beak (Dominic Monaghan)
- Kestrel (Will.I.Am)
- William Stryker (Danny Huston)
Looking at that list of characters I'm really scratching my head trying to figure out how they are going to fit them all in to the one story. The film could feature a lot of flashbacks, be set in the past, or just jump about through time. Arguably the strangest character to show up in the list is Beak. If you've read the New X-Men comics then you'll know that he's a bird like guy who doesn't have the ability to fly. Not sure why, or how, he's going to fit in to the whole thing...