April, 2008

Hugh Jackman briefly talks about Origins April 27th, 2008, posted by FofR

Hugh Jackman has recently been speaking with the Herald Sun, in doing so be quickly brought up some details about X-men Origins:

“I’m used to these movies now,” he says. “They’re big and there’s a lot involved, a lot at stake, so it’s always high pressure. But Gavin Hood, our director, is a real force. He’s an Oscar-winning director (for Tsotsi) and he’s used to working under different kinds of pressure and stresses.”

Jackman hand-picked Melbourne youngster Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father) to play Wolverine as a young man.

“He’s one of those kids who’s fearless,” Jackman says. “I hope he doesn’t read this article because yes, there is pressure on him because of who he’s playing and the expectations of fans. I was lucky to be completely ignorant of fans’ expectations and the whole world before X-Men came out. I just hope he doesn’t read too much or go on the internet because he naturally has the goods I know the fans will love.”

The second paragraph suggests that we may be seeing a lot more of young Wolverine than first expected.

Scott Adkins cast as Weapon 11 (XI) April 11th, 2008, posted by FofR

The Coventry Telegraph are reporting that local man Scott Adkins, a martial arts expert has been cast as the mysterious Weapon 11 (or Weapon XI) in the Wolverine movie.

No one knows who the Weapon XI character is, and this move is very intriguing. Wikipedia offers us some insight:

No individual with the ‘Weapon XI’ moniker has been seen, but John Sublime has mentioned it. A likely candidate for Weapon XI’s true identity is the Hound (a mutant with the power to hunt and kill other mutants), who was transformed by the Hound Program of the US government into a techno-organic killing machine. He battled the government-sponsored incarnation of X-Factor after massacring scientists at a US government research facility, nearly killing Sabretooth in the process, but was stopped by Polaris, who was forced to use her power at its full limit. He was later after Shard, but was destroyed in an explosion after being defeated by her and Bishop.

Pictures from the Barn Explosion scene April 11th, 2008, posted by FofR

The folks over at Goliath were on hand in Glenorchy to catch the action as it took place, and were kind enough to post their pictures online,

During our trip through New Zealand we got a hint telling us the location where the fourth X-Men movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman was currently filmed.

Thanks to another hint we found our way to the set on the day a house built for the movie was to be blown up with explosives.

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