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CON: Wolverine!!!

07.24.2008

It didn't take long for the first surprise of the Con! Just after the MAX PAYNE and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL panels wrapped, the stage went empty until a special guest walked in off the side of the stage. "Ladies and gentlemen, HUGH JACKMAN."

I've seen a lot of craziness in Hall H in my time but I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. Bedlam. Absolute bedlam. The crowd just went completely insane. Grown women weeping. Men rushing the stage. It took a good five minutes for everyone to calm down before Hugh could even speak. Finally Hugh said he just got off a flight from Australia but that there was no way he was missing Comic-Con this year. He said he has "waited years to bring Wolverine" to Comic-Con after missing the boat on X-MEN 2 and 3. Hugh said he wanted to pay homage to the creator of Wolverine, Len Wein, who was in the audience. It was at this point Hugh decided he wanted to come down into the Hall H crowd.

Security wasn't prepared and Hugh was mobbed prompting him to later admit that "maybe that wasn't such a great idea." But Hugh was able to come down and shake Len's hand and high-five a few people in the audience. Once back on stage Hugh apologized for not having a full panel but said they literally just wrapped filming and that he wanted to show off a brief something. He said that you can expect X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE to be three things: "big, action-packed and BAD-ASS." Oh and you can expect lots of berserker rage.

With that Hugh introduced the clip, a sort of Con trailer.

It starts off with Logan and Victor Creed in a POW camp. Enter a young William Stryker (Danny Huston) who asks how it was that they were both set to be killed by firing squad yet they're both still alive. "How'd that feel?," he asks. "It tickled," says Logan.

From there we see Stryker trying to convince Logan to enter the Weapon X project (though that name is never mentioned). He agrees and we see some shots that look directly from the classic "Weapon X" comics. Logan under water, getting injections and finally bursting out of the tank and running around naked slashing people.

From there we see a lot of quick cuts including a young Logan with his bone claws, Wolvie smooching Silver Fox and a helicopter chasing Wolverine on a motorcycle. As you might expect, Wolvie is able to jump his bike and LAND on the heilcopter. All mixed in are tons of cameos including Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Gambit, Blob and more. And yes, Gambit using his staff and throwing cards looked awesome (the crowd went nuts).

Finally at the very end we see Creed (now as Sabretooth) say to Wolverine, "How are you gonna kill me?"

"I'm gonna cut your goddamn head off." BAM. END.

It's still early to call it the best of the Con, but I can't imagine anything approaching the fever pitch in Hall H when Jackman came out and screened the footage. Unfortunately I don't see an official version coming online soon but man was it good!

Hey, maybe the guys at Fox read C'mon Hollywood!...

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Source: JoBlo.com

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11:26PM on 07/25/2008
Who's the Red Head, at the top of the page, with the gun and ammo belt? Thats what I want to know! Seriously!
Who's the Red Head, at the top of the page, with the gun and ammo belt? Thats what I want to know! Seriously!
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11:12AM on 07/25/2008

HELL YEAH!

GAMBIT! GAMBIT! GAMBIT! Finafuckilly! after waiting and hoping , Gambit is being brought into the Xmen Movies! I can't wait (fingers crossed it's awesome)
GAMBIT! GAMBIT! GAMBIT! Finafuckilly! after waiting and hoping , Gambit is being brought into the Xmen Movies! I can't wait (fingers crossed it's awesome)
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5:11AM on 07/25/2008

trailer pics

heres a couple of young logan and one of gambit with his staff.

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but im not concerned with these, im concerned with the talkback for the post, someone who saw it says deadpool isn't scarred, doesn't wear the mask -:| what the deuce?! i am really hoping that thats him pre cancer, when he first signs up to weapon x. he is with out a doubt my favourite character and i was so buzzed that reynolds was playing him, it would really suck if they lose the scars and the mask, its so
heres a couple of young logan and one of gambit with his staff.

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but im not concerned with these, im concerned with the talkback for the post, someone who saw it says deadpool isn't scarred, doesn't wear the mask -:| what the deuce?! i am really hoping that thats him pre cancer, when he first signs up to weapon x. he is with out a doubt my favourite character and i was so buzzed that reynolds was playing him, it would really suck if they lose the scars and the mask, its so important to his character! im fine with a bit of adaptation, but come on! deadpool without the scars, is batman without his parents being killed!!!
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10:31PM on 07/24/2008

what!

Seriously... any one that was there...if you got to record this upload it online for us to see! I can't f***'n wait!!!
Seriously... any one that was there...if you got to record this upload it online for us to see! I can't f***'n wait!!!
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9:21PM on 07/24/2008
I'm guessing (since nobody has mentioned it) that its an unknown actor playing gambit?
I'm guessing (since nobody has mentioned it) that its an unknown actor playing gambit?
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8:04PM on 07/24/2008
OMG... You can't just tease us like that... I need to see Deadpool.. Seriously.. now i'm going to impatiently search the interwebs until i find it lolz
OMG... You can't just tease us like that... I need to see Deadpool.. Seriously.. now i'm going to impatiently search the interwebs until i find it lolz
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7:52PM on 07/24/2008
I wonder if Deadpool will be wearing his trademark mask? And Whos the chick with the guns and the guns at the top? Where is that from?
I wonder if Deadpool will be wearing his trademark mask? And Whos the chick with the guns and the guns at the top? Where is that from?
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7:48PM on 07/24/2008
That sounds f'n awesome. "I'm gonna cut your god damn head off." That's the Wolverine movie I wanna see. Great cast too, can't wait.
That sounds f'n awesome. "I'm gonna cut your god damn head off." That's the Wolverine movie I wanna see. Great cast too, can't wait.
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7:29PM on 07/24/2008

man...

This all sounds like a pile of shit. Bone Claws? Seriously? One of the worst story elements and continuity shattering mistakes marvel ever made were fucking BONE CLAWS! Also: "Cause it tickled" ???? what is this a new XXX movie, are we really gonna cater this film to the Paul W.S. Anderson Crowd. Oh wait his shitty films make money so I guess the answer is, yes. LANDS HIS FUCKING MOTORCYCLE ON A HELICOPTER..... jesus christ. Oh, okay, hold on Gavin Hood is in my apartment, he's telling
This all sounds like a pile of shit. Bone Claws? Seriously? One of the worst story elements and continuity shattering mistakes marvel ever made were fucking BONE CLAWS! Also: "Cause it tickled" ???? what is this a new XXX movie, are we really gonna cater this film to the Paul W.S. Anderson Crowd. Oh wait his shitty films make money so I guess the answer is, yes. LANDS HIS FUCKING MOTORCYCLE ON A HELICOPTER..... jesus christ. Oh, okay, hold on Gavin Hood is in my apartment, he's telling me...okay...wait..... oh alright, it is a new XXX movie. My bad. I thought for a second Wolverine was going to be in this movie, not fucking Shatterstar, Richtor, and a slew of other nothing Rob Liefeld characters. Bout the only thing that sounds cool is gambit, but i'm sure they've found a way to skillfully fuck that up too.

This movie can eat a dick.

of course I don't mean to sound negative.
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7:16PM on 07/24/2008
Ahh, can't find footage anywhere.

I need to know this will bring me back from the nightmare that was X-Men 3.
Ahh, can't find footage anywhere.

I need to know this will bring me back from the nightmare that was X-Men 3.
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6:47PM on 07/24/2008
Can't fuckin wait. Jackson is such a cool dude.
Can't fuckin wait. Jackson is such a cool dude.
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6:05PM on 07/24/2008

Sweet Bippy!!!

This movie is going to be rocking shit! Jackman seems to be a humble, down to earth guy who likes to berserk out with his adamantium blades. It is a shame that all movies are going to be judged by the standard set by The Dark Knight and no movie will ever attain the awesomeness that movie was. I think Gavin Hood was an inspired choice as a director he will bring a grit and originality to this film that Brett Ratner raped from the X-Men franchise. I think Hood could pull a Nolan and really
This movie is going to be rocking shit! Jackman seems to be a humble, down to earth guy who likes to berserk out with his adamantium blades. It is a shame that all movies are going to be judged by the standard set by The Dark Knight and no movie will ever attain the awesomeness that movie was. I think Gavin Hood was an inspired choice as a director he will bring a grit and originality to this film that Brett Ratner raped from the X-Men franchise. I think Hood could pull a Nolan and really pump some juice into this franchise.
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5:49PM on 07/24/2008

awesome

Awesome. Nice to see Jackman throwing a bone to the fanboys!
Awesome. Nice to see Jackman throwing a bone to the fanboys!
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5:43PM on 07/24/2008

8-)

Consider me officially HYPED for this movie. Hope the trailer leaks...
Consider me officially HYPED for this movie. Hope the trailer leaks...
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5:41PM on 07/24/2008
Cameos galore!!
Hell, I wanna see Gambit!
Give us a teaser already! :)
Cameos galore!!
Hell, I wanna see Gambit!
Give us a teaser already! :)
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5:25PM on 07/24/2008

What a Sexy Red Head :-)

Who's the girl holding the gun at the top of the page?

Oh, yea. About Wolverine, I could care less. It seems the most exciting part of that trailer was seeing Gambit throw his playing cards and Deadpools appearance. Those two are really the only reason I have any interest in this flick to begin with. DP and Gambit FTW!

So.....about that pic of the girl with the gun.....
Who's the girl holding the gun at the top of the page?

Oh, yea. About Wolverine, I could care less. It seems the most exciting part of that trailer was seeing Gambit throw his playing cards and Deadpools appearance. Those two are really the only reason I have any interest in this flick to begin with. DP and Gambit FTW!

So.....about that pic of the girl with the gun.....
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5:20PM on 07/24/2008

I'm going to try to express my excitement without saying "awesome"...

Damnit! That sounds f'n a'some! I was hoping this would take out the not-so-sweet taste of X3 out of our mouths, and this sounds like it will do just that.

Man, me and some friends are definitley goin' to Comic-Con next year.
Damnit! That sounds f'n a'some! I was hoping this would take out the not-so-sweet taste of X3 out of our mouths, and this sounds like it will do just that.

Man, me and some friends are definitley goin' to Comic-Con next year.
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5:08PM on 07/24/2008

nice

I can't wait to see how they did Deadpool.
I can't wait to see how they did Deadpool.
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5:02PM on 07/24/2008

Deadpool

C'mon what about Deadpool's costume? Was he in it? Was it remotely like in the books? I'm a Deadpool fiend...
C'mon what about Deadpool's costume? Was he in it? Was it remotely like in the books? I'm a Deadpool fiend...
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