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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