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Wolverine looks much the same as always, judging from the first official pic from the Wolverine movie... except that the killer mutant's claws are way longer. Those things look 18 inches long, or more. Could the X-Men spinoff movie be overcompensating for something? Also, star Hugh Jackman dropped some more hints about the film.


Jackman says he's a fan of the Wolverine character, "... like everyone else. That's why I keep holding on to the character." He promises that Wolverine's arch-nemesis Sabretooth and the anti-mutant zealot William Stryker will both play a huge role in the film. The plot? A younger Wolverine "discovers the world of mutants and, ultimately, the ominous Weapon X program, which turns people into living weapons." Weapon X already played a fair part in X-Men 2 He also lets us know that there will be both familiar mutants and new faces in the film, including some big cameo roles.

The only question is, do you really want every facet of Wolverine and every dark secret exposed on film? We've already seen flashbacks of Wolvie geting injected with adamantium, we know he was part of a government project, and we know he's a rebel and a loner. Do we really need a whole film to tell us why? We'd prefer a film that follows the storyline from the comics where Magneto pulls all the metal out of his body, and it nearly kills Logan. Later, during a Danger Room training sequence, he discovers he has bone underneath those claws. First Look: Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine [First Showing]

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