Top Stories

X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- Coming May 2009!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- Coming May 2009!

So dis the plan, mon ami?

The next chapter in the X-Men film franchise is called X-Men Origins: Wolverine, according to Variety.

Starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Gavin Hood, the film is set to open May 1, 2009. The superhero flick will explore the claw-wielding character Wolverine’s violent and romantic past, and his complex relationship with Victor Creed and the ominous Weapon X program, as well as his encounters with other mutants.

Liev Schreiber is in final talks to take on the role of a younger version of nemesis William Stryker, played by Brian Cox in X2.

Hood will start shooting in Australia before moving to New Zealand and, later, to New Orleans. Latter location is a clue that the storyline might include New Orleans-based character Gambit, who is able to make objects explode and was a professional thief before joining the X-Men.

An X-Men spinoff based on the character Magneto is also in the works.

Just Jared on Facebook
Credit: Variety
Posted to: Hugh Jackman

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Katy Perry gets all of her concertgoers to sing 'Happy Birthday' to her mom! - TMZ
  • Who does Demi Lovato want to kiss under the mistletoe? - Just Jared Jr
  • You have to see Kris Jenner's epic Christmas decorations - TooFab
  • Chelsea Handler is the number 1 TV personality - The Hollywood Reporter
  • You have to see what Millie Bobby Brown got her BFF for her birthday - Just Jared Jr
  • Amy

    LIEV! GAMBIT! *has a nerd-gasm*

  • Lara

    yeah, love hugh jackman

  • Lara

    yes im 2nd

  • Lara

    cannot wait for this movie, got all of the x-men movies now need to add this to the collection

  • Jane

    wooo! sexy sexy!!!

  • Morgan

    I love Gambit! They should have had him in the X-men movies. I wonder who will play him if he really is in it?

  • http://www.myspace.com/pimpjoe_esb pimpjoe_esb

    OMG! I’m so fucking excited. I love Gambit, and I’m finally going to see him in the big screen. Wooo!

  • http://www.myspace.com/pimpjoe_esb pimpjoe_esb

    OMG! I’m so excited. I love Gambit, and I’m finally going to see him in the big screen. Wooo!

  • SaSSy

    As much as I love Hugh Jackman… another spinoff = bleh :/

  • Sillia

    I can’ t wait until May 2009…!

  • A normal mom

    Just as long as Hugh has aleast one barely clothed scene I am there ;D

  • oz

    I was sooooo angry when Gambit wasn’t in the other three movies. Grrrrr! He was my favourite from the cartoon series. So here’s crossing fingers like crazy that the rumours are true. But who to play him? It would have to be someone with a southern accent. He is from New Orleans after all. And definitely someone young but not too young – I always imagined Gambit to be in his mid to late 20′s not some teeny booper – that would be Jubilee. And hey put her in the next one too!

  • [~Famous~]

    This movie will be better than all the X-Men films.

    Liev – good actor – completely bore.

    Gambit – Josh Holloway.

  • 4 gambit

    Cole Hauser for Gambit would be awesome!

  • ~*~Get Real~*~

    can not wait!!! love me some logan : )

  • http://www.meganfoxfans.net Starbucks fanatic

    Awesome! Can’t wait, Hugh Jackman is one of my favorite husbands.

  • magnus MFA

    There’s no Gambit.

    That was some Variety d0uchebag taking a leap based around a New Orleans shoot locale.

    THERE IS NO GAMBIT IN THIS.

    Thanks

  • Me

    Ok, all I want to know is will Famke Janssen be in any of the new X-Men movies?!?!?!? I LOVE HER!!! And Jean Grey./Phoenix with Wolverine would be so damn hot!

  • Stacey

    Sweet! This sounds awesome. I’ll be there!

  • http://www.dingexx.com/ Dingexx

    Can’t wait on this movie..so exited on it..:D:D

  • Melis

    Awesome , cant wait !!

  • Lynz

    Hubba hubba!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!! Seriously, he was fuckin’ sexy and so damn drop dead hot in x-men that i was drooling and now i get more!!

  • Crystal

    It is ALL about Gambit! I hope Josh Holloway plays him. He’s got the look. Plus he’s Southern too! Perfect!

  • janeway

    Love Hugh! Can’t wait for this one. Here’s hoping Logan has a steamy love life!

  • the cajun one

    I love the x films ,but it is soo weak not to have the best xmen not in them, gambit would have been freakin awesome, besides he can kick logans ass!!