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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

UPDATED: Wolverine on the cover of Empire. Trailer before The Day the Earth Stood Still

Empire has debuted the latest cover of the next issue of their magazine. On the cover this time is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The first trailer will be on before The Day the Earth Stood Still on December 12th (probably only in the States) which means we'll have a lot more to look at by then. In addition to that quote that Jackman gave above, actor Danny Huston had this to say about his role as the character William Stryker (who Brian Cox played in X2, X-Men 2).

"The thing about Stryker is that he feels like he's got this God-given right, that he's on a crusade. He both loves and hates mutants, because his son was a mutant and murdered his wife. So he understands what they're going through but despises their force, their potential danger."

Huston tells Empire. "In Logan and Creed, Stryker finds his children and hones their powers like racehorses. But as in the world of horseracing, when your horse breaks his leg and is suddenly useless, he has a very cold way of looking at them. And he's also a mad scientist excited by the possibilities of what he can do to mutants."

Hugh Jackman had this to say about the film, "There's a scene in the first X-Men movie where Wolverine's introduced in a bar, fighting in a cage, and you felt that he did this every night of his life. If this movie is successful, you should feel that this guy can walk straight off the end of this film and into that bar."
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is directed by South African filmmaker Gavin Hood,(Tsotsi, Rendition). The script was written by veteran screenwriter David Benioff (25th Hour, Troy, The Kite Runner). X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be out next Summer.

I had posted the trailer when shown at this years Comic Con, but they've since been taken down. However, I did post a description of the trailer a few months ago and that can be found here.

What do you think of the Empire cover? Are you looking forward to seeing Logan on the big screen?
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