‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ character spotlights

April 23, 2009 | 12:38 a.m.

For people who don’t know about the backstory characters in Wolverine’s life, and specifically those dealing with his stint in the Weapon X program, these individual video spotlights from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” are great introductions.  In very quick vignettes, the tone of the story and the characters’ attitudes are effectively laid out.

For those who do know Logan’s history, the liberties the filmmakers have taken shouldn’t bother you too much.  Yes, Gambit, Fred J. Dukes and Emma Frost were not part of the Weapon X program in the comics, but Marvel’s Hollywood world has taken more than a few deviations from comics canon (Doctor Doom’s origin in “Fantastic Four,” Xavier biting the dust in “X-Men 3: The Last Stand,” the West Coast setting for Tony Stark in “Iron Man” and so many others).  We should’ve learned to let go of it a little by now (just let it be a bit different, like the Ultimates Universe or Exiles lines), but I understand.  There’s not much more to say about the videos, except to let you see them. Check out the nine videos below. What do you think? The Blob (Dukes) seems like a great addition…

— Jevon Phillips


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6 Responses to ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ character spotlights

  1. I don't want any spoilers, but how much of this is based on Larry Hama's Wolverine run? The only time I ever heard of Wraith was in his run of #60-68 (or so).
    A lot, or not much? Is he credited with anything?

  2. oakley says:

    Kevin Durand frightens me…

  3. Mitleid says:

    How much of The Blob's body (pre blobified) is real? In that video short, actor Kevin Durand looks psychotically pumped up. I know Liev Schreiber worked out like a maniac to bulk up for Sabretooth. I wonder if Durand did the Russel Crowe "Gladiator" diet – cheese burgers and bourbon…?

  4. person106 says:

    Gambit's hat looks stupid…who the hell is that general dude?

  5. person106 says:

    Why didn't Wolverine know about Sabretooht in the first X men Film?

  6. otanga says:

    dont talk anything about logan you constant fucker

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