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EXCL: More Wolvie cast?!

02.15.2008

When it was first announced that Liev Schrieber had signed on to star in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, it was reported that Schrieber would be playing Stryker. Later we learned that Schrieber would in fact be starring as Sabretooth (awesome casting BTW) leaving a vacancy in the role of Young William Stryker that has yet to be filled. The go-to rumor was Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame but now we've got the exclusive scoop on who may actually be starring as Stryker. A source close to the production tells us that actor Danny Huston (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) has signed on to star as William Stryker in WOLVERINE and is already on location in New Zealand prepping for his part. Odd since I had heard that Hall also was in New Zealand but that could've just been rumors. Personally I think Huston is a better choice to play a younger version of Bryan Cox (if you're aiming for that kind of continuity). Now that filming is finally underway, expect more from the set including more casting and confirmation on which mutants will make an appearance (The Blob was in an earlier draft but I heard he's been given the heave-ho). Gavin Hood (RENDITION) is directing WOLVERINE based on a script by David Benioff. X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE is set for release on May 1, 2009.

Extra Tidbit: Huston is the son of legendary director John Huston and half-sister of Angelica Huston.
Source: JoBlo.com

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