By: Brad Brevet
Will the guest stars outshine the lead?
I have never enjoyed Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine, so the idea of a complete film dedicated to the character doesn’t exactly intrigue me. Visually Wolverine is phenomenal. His blades, while logically a rather useless weapon against mutants with much stronger powers, are supremely menacing and his overall attitude is exactly what you look for in an anti-hero. However, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the upcoming origin story set for release on May 1, I can’t help but wonder if the first screen appearance of another loved mutant will overshadow Jackman’s scowl.
Empire Magazine has debuted the first look at Taylor Kitsch who plays Gambit, another mutant with the ability to manipulate kinetic energy, his signature move being playing cards and that is exactly what we get in the first image seen below.
On top of the new image word has also come down that the first official trailer for Wolverine will be seen in front of Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still on December 12. Considering how Fox debuted the trailer for Ice Age 3 in theaters earlier this year and didn’t release it online for some time after I would expect this may be the only way you will get to see it outside of bootleg YouTube versions for a few days. Will it up the attendance at DTESS?
The first footage from Wolverine was seen earlier this year at Comic Con with looks at Gambit, Deadpool, the Blob and several other villains. I have video from Hugh Jackman’s introduction to the footage right here.