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An astute SHH reader, Retroman, has spotted that an Australian theatrical agency, Meissner Management, has posted a newly filled role for the latest X-men movie:
TIM POCOCK secures Role of SCOTT SUMMERS in Feature Film “WOLVERINE” US Production Director GAVIN HOOD.
The extent of Summers’ appearance in the movie is not yet known - though given the relatively unknown stature of the actor it may be safe to assume it is only a small role.
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.
Kodi Smit-McPhee was originally set to play the miniature Hugh Jackman, however due to schedule clashes (he shall be shooting The Road) it seems he is no longer available to play the part. ComingSoon are reporting that young Troye Mellet from Perth has been chosen as his replacement.
Neil Miller of Film School Rejects has sent us in their latest scoop. The blob, a character previously rumored to be in the latest Wolverine movie now has a potential actor to play him, Kevin Durand:
Our source inside the production tells us that Durand was “live-scanned” for The Blob a while ago, but has just officially signed on to the project in recent days. Word is that he will be heading up to his native Canada to shoot scenes for the film sometime next week.
Notably, these scenes are not being shot in New Zealand, suggesting that The Blob’s role may only be a minor one - or limited to a specific portion of the film. Though this is only speculation.
We’ve got some more cast news for you, have you had enough yet? Variety report that the Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am (yes that’s his name) has gone from music to his first film role - playing John Wraith (aka Kestrel) - he has the power to teleport. And in a follow up article, they also confirm that Dominic Monaghan and Daniel Henney shall be playing Barnell Bohusk (aka Blackwing, Beak - with a humanoid bird form) and Agent Zero (aka David North, Maverick - with an ability to absorb kinetic energy from an impact without injury) respectively.
Monaghan will play Barnell, a mysterious character from Wolverine’s past who has the ability to manipulate energy and electricity [this is an odd description for such a distinctive character]. Henney will portray Agent Zero, a member of the Weapon X program and an expert tracker with lethal marksman skills.
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