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Monaghan in Wolvie

Feb. 21, 2008by: Omar Aviles

Dominic Monaghan That X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE flick is racking up mutants like it's going out of style. Today they picked up former one hit wonder island refugee Dominic Monaghan and some guy named Daniel Henney. The former hobbit will play a mutant named Barnell, a character from Wolvie's past who can manipulate energy and electricity. Other guy Henney will play Agent Zero, a member of the Weapons X program with lethal marksman skills. So far, joining Hugh Jackman as the titular brooding, raging clawed animal are Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth, Danny Huston as William Stryker, Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, Will.i.am possibly as John Wraith, Lynn Collins as Silver Fox and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. The currently filming, Gavin Hood directed and David Benioff scripted flick unleashes all kinds of mutant action on May 1st, 2009.

Extra Tidbit: Monaghan originally auditioned for Frodo in LORD OF THE RINGS.
Source: Variety

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8:17PM on 02/22/2008

Hold up

Why is everyone shitting on XMO: WOLVERINE about having TOO MANY characters? ok so far we got Wolverine, Gambit, Sabertooth, Deadpool, John Wraith, Silver Fox, Agent Zero, Beak and William Stryker, confirmed, That's only nine characters of which one is the main character (Wolvey) another two the main villain/s(Sabertooth, Stryker) the love interest (Silver Fox) and the rest cameos (Remy, Deadpool...)

just because all of these characters are involved or being added to the film, doesnt mean
Why is everyone shitting on XMO: WOLVERINE about having TOO MANY characters? ok so far we got Wolverine, Gambit, Sabertooth, Deadpool, John Wraith, Silver Fox, Agent Zero, Beak and William Stryker, confirmed, That's only nine characters of which one is the main character (Wolvey) another two the main villain/s(Sabertooth, Stryker) the love interest (Silver Fox) and the rest cameos (Remy, Deadpool...)

just because all of these characters are involved or being added to the film, doesnt mean that the film will revolve around them, I mean, it's specifically a Wolverine movie, so all you haters, don't judge before you see the film, I have faith in Gavin and in his ability to bring the X-franchise back after X3's demise.

besides X1 had six main characters(Logan, Storm, Cyclops, Jean, Rogue & Professor X) and four villains (Magneto, Mystique, Sabertooth, Toad) with Jubilee, Ice-Man, Pyro and Kitty cameos, thats fourteen characters, wasnt that too many characters? then X2 had the addition of Nightcrawler and the oh so AWSOME Colossus cameo, with the addition of two other villains (Stryker, Lady Deathstrike) so they pretty much added more characters to the second film, wasnt that even more characters? So I dont know why yall are giving this film so much crap when you dont even know how its all going to play out, I m pretty sure Marvel has learned its lesson from X3 and Spider-man 3, so they wont screw this one up.

The real problem with X3, I think, wasn't really the expansion of characters but the crappy writing they did for it and the inconsistency of the story and characters, the effects and characters were all cool but the plot and story of the film made the entire film look like crap! so we can blame the X3 writers for that, and not to mention the fact that they wanted to release this film in a short amount of time that didnt even give them time to develop the character of Juggernaut properly so they had them make him a suit instead of using CGI to make him look like in the comics, this was the real reason why Mathew Vaughn left the project, because he wanted to make a good movie but the studio wouldnt give him the time he needed.
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5:12PM on 02/22/2008

Not a bad choice

Nice to see Dom getting a film role post-LOTR. I always liked his performance as Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry).

Since I am totally unfamiliar with any of the mutants outside of Singer's X-Men films (Ratner's doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned), any of the changes made do not bother me and I doubt most other people.

As brentage5000 notes, a lot of the mutants cast in this were part of Weapon X (I'm assuming this is the program that created Wolvie) so it shouldn't be THAT surprising. I
Nice to see Dom getting a film role post-LOTR. I always liked his performance as Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry).

Since I am totally unfamiliar with any of the mutants outside of Singer's X-Men films (Ratner's doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned), any of the changes made do not bother me and I doubt most other people.

As brentage5000 notes, a lot of the mutants cast in this were part of Weapon X (I'm assuming this is the program that created Wolvie) so it shouldn't be THAT surprising. I have faith in Gavin and Hugh's ability to pull this off.
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2:55PM on 02/22/2008
way too many mutants and every one knows that the only man to play Gambit is Guy Pierce.

This movie doesn't look to be any good
way too many mutants and every one knows that the only man to play Gambit is Guy Pierce.

This movie doesn't look to be any good
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4:52AM on 02/22/2008
When the fuck did Beak (Barnell Bohusk) had electricity powers and be involved with Logan's past? Never, in the comics anyway. They're fucking this up. Me no likey.

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When the fuck did Beak (Barnell Bohusk) had electricity powers and be involved with Logan's past? Never, in the comics anyway. They're fucking this up. Me no likey.

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2:34AM on 02/22/2008
It does seem like a lot of characters. But I'm thinking several of them may only appear for a few minutes. Just as long as they don't get away from the real reason they're making this movie: Wolverine. You can bet Jackman will have plenty of screen time.

But I'm also of the mindset that the Will.i.am casting and character seems superflous.
It does seem like a lot of characters. But I'm thinking several of them may only appear for a few minutes. Just as long as they don't get away from the real reason they're making this movie: Wolverine. You can bet Jackman will have plenty of screen time.

But I'm also of the mindset that the Will.i.am casting and character seems superflous.
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10:55PM on 02/21/2008
Darn, I was hopin' this would be saying that Michelle Monaghan was gonna be playing Silver Fox instead. As for too many....well, I'll let it slide since (with the exception of Gambit, who the exception doesn't apply to and he wasn't involved with the program) all were involved with Weapon X at some point in some way.

Oh, as for Charlie/Dommie's casting....well, I've never seen a pic of Barnell, so I'll withhold judgement until I see the aforementioned pic.
Darn, I was hopin' this would be saying that Michelle Monaghan was gonna be playing Silver Fox instead. As for too many....well, I'll let it slide since (with the exception of Gambit, who the exception doesn't apply to and he wasn't involved with the program) all were involved with Weapon X at some point in some way.

Oh, as for Charlie/Dommie's casting....well, I've never seen a pic of Barnell, so I'll withhold judgement until I see the aforementioned pic.
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10:39PM on 02/21/2008

WAAAAAY too many characters.


This now has "fan-wank" written all over it, and that only leads to products like "X3" or "Spider-Man 3."

Seriously, shouldn't a "Wolverine" movie just be about, y'know, Wolverine? And maybe Sabretooth (in a supporting role)?

This is sounding more and more like it's really just X4 (and I'd said this before, but they're probably just afraid to call it "X4" because X3 was just such a worthless piece of $#!+).

This now has "fan-wank" written all over it, and that only leads to products like "X3" or "Spider-Man 3."

Seriously, shouldn't a "Wolverine" movie just be about, y'know, Wolverine? And maybe Sabretooth (in a supporting role)?

This is sounding more and more like it's really just X4 (and I'd said this before, but they're probably just afraid to call it "X4" because X3 was just such a worthless piece of $#!+).
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10:21PM on 02/21/2008

Awesome but...

When the hell did they announce Gambit?!?!?! That's going to be amazing
When the hell did they announce Gambit?!?!?! That's going to be amazing
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