Meet the undoing of the next movie. A founding member of The Black Eyed Peas has been cast as a non-cowboy cowboy from Texas in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. In an interview with MTV Will.I.Am describes his powers explaining, "I'm a teleporter. ... I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere. Boom, boom, boom!" Click through for Will.I.Am's full description of this new character.
"My character's name is John Wraith," Will.I.Am told MTV. "He's a black Texan. He's not a cowboy, but his gear suggests that he is. He's just a badass who'll whoop your ass." Sigh. So you have a southern Night Crawler but without the intricate tattoos, tail or sad back story but dons a cowboy hat and chaps? Sounds terrible.
I really thought that the studio went through great pains to cast this movie. Every time they announced a new actor and their mutant alter ego I was excited, if not intrigued. I have no explanation for this move other than it's probably payment for a performance at a producer's kid's birthday party.
Why did he want to be in this? There won't be any funny outfits or silly glasses for him to wear. Just thinking of the list of talented actors they passed over to include some guy from The Black Eyed Peas enrages me, I hope Sabretooth has his way with him. If you're going to include a rapper as a superhero shouldn't it be at least one that's a little bad ass and not just a back-up singer for Fergie? I throw out any member of the Wu-Tang Clan over this. [MTV]