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X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Screen shots from the trailer – Deadpool, The Blob and Storm

Posted by LiveFor on December 16, 2008

You’ve seen the trailer but couldn’t quite see who was who and what was what. Well fear no more.

Empire Magazine have a shot for shot breakdown of the recent X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer. They have 42 pics in all and here are just a few of them.

Above and below: It’s Gambit, aka, Remy LeBeau, played by Taylor Kitsch. A firm fan favourite, Cajun card sharp and thief Gambit can charge objects with kinetic energy so that the energy is released explosively on contact. Interestingly here, throwing a card within six feet of Wolverine pushes him back and through a wall, so presumably we’re talking about a sort of field of kinetic force around the object. Note the vaguely ’70s look, by the by: this is supposed to be set 20 (or so) years before the X-movies, which are set only in the “near future”.

There also appear to be some shots of other mutants as kids – Cyclops, Banshee, Emma Frost to name a few.Above: This looks to us like a baby Storm, aka Ororo Munroe, the daughter of a Kenyan princess and an African-American photographer, orphaned in an earthquake in Egypt and left to survive through pick-pocketing. This doesn’t look like she’s at Stryker’s facility, so she may be a random encounter out in the world (it is a small world, after all).

Above: This is Frederick J. Dukes, aka The Blob. He’s not a looker, but he has a near-indestructible layer of fat that can survive bullet and even missile impacts, and is virtually immovable as long as he’s in contact with the ground.

Above: This’d be Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, the clear fan favourite for the role), a skilled fighter who’s excellent with blades, guns, assassination techniques and unarmed combat. He has a Wolverine-alike healing factor (although it’s not entirely clear that he has that at the time this story starts, since in the comics it’s derived from Wolverine’s own ability) and in the comics ends up scarred and with a mask. He’s a sarky bastard much beloved by the fanboys, and we do know that he’ll end up fighting Logan late in the movie.
Check out the rest of the photos over on Empire – lots of Sabretooth, young Wolvie, Agent Zero, John Wraith, Silver Fox and many more. Are you excited about seeing this film or will it be a honking big mutant massacre of a movie?

2 Responses to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Screen shots from the trailer – Deadpool, The Blob and Storm”

  1. Pat said

    i really want this movie to be good, and i know exactly how they could have dont it right, but sorry most of these pictures exactly frame what is wrong with the flick.

    the costumes/make up look bad or are untrue to the comics – they arent even good re-imaginations or whatever term the studios use to defend their creative failures. blob’s make up looks so bad it makes the whole trailer seem redicilous in a way. gambit’s stupid circus hat and deadpool’s whole outfit dont work at all.

    the characters:
    why is the blob in this? he’s one of the worst comic book characters EVER. in any universe/dimension. A stupid fat guy… (maybe they just want to make sure to appeal to 80% of their target audience at least in some ways??)
    storm…why is she in this? if its her? its baad.

    liev schreiber as sabertooth wasnt in any of these pics but his “costume” and make up are poor as well. they could have AT LEAST given him a wig to get some wild crazy, animalistic hair going. but no…lets try it with some undone fingernails and vampire teeth..yea rite.

  2. Live for films said

    The Blob is a weird one to have in it and part of me thinks there is an awful similarity with Elektra in some of the visuals (especially the group shot of them in the jungle / forest). Sabretooth just doesn’t look very sabretoothy to me, but then again Wolverine isn’t really like the one we know from the comic.

    It does look like they are trying to put too much in the film. Not sure of the running time either.

    I am hoping it is good and the bits with Wolvie by himself do look good. We shall have to wait and see

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