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Wolvie's new Stryker?

02.10.2008
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See that fella? That's Australian actor Christian Clark, and according to X-MenFilms.net he apparently has a role in Gavin Hood's now-shooting X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, a prequel that takes place approximately 20-30 years before the X-MEN flicks.

There's no confirmation as to Clark's role, and this is entirely speculation on my part... but he certainly does bear a striking (ahem) resemblance to Brian Cox, who portrayed X2 villain Stryker -- the man behind Logan's shady paramilitary past and adamantium skeleton.

Fox has been fairly silent about the movie so far -- we know that Jackman is obviously returning, and that Liev Schreiber has a major role (likely as Victor Creed/Sabretooth). Several actresses were reportedly in the running as Wolvie's former lover Kayla Silverfox, but no official announcements have been made regarding the cast. So we'll just keep guessing. (FYI -- part of Wolverine's healing ability is decelerated aging, if you're wondering why Jackman can still play the character thirty years "younger".)

Clark may be a relative unknown for such a key part in a big studio feature, but bear in mind that nobody knew Jackman before he grabbed his role as the cranky claw-fisted mutant. (Also note that the studio likely needs to have a certain percentage of homegrown talent on screen in order to qualify for budget-relieving tax incentives gained from shooting in Australia.)
Extra Tidbit: Like just about every other Aussie actor, Clark has appeared on the long-running series NEIGHBOURS (which spellcheck hates) and in the recent angelic action flick GABRIEL.
Source: X-Men Films

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12:04AM on 02/13/2008
The story of X-Men Origins:WOLVERINE better be the same or similar as the one in the graphic novel Origin.

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The story of X-Men Origins:WOLVERINE better be the same or similar as the one in the graphic novel Origin.

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12:49AM on 02/11/2008
Sooo I guess Michael C. Hall won't be Stryker now? Dang. Oh well, the world continues to turn.
Sooo I guess Michael C. Hall won't be Stryker now? Dang. Oh well, the world continues to turn.
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9:53PM on 02/10/2008
i cant wait to see this. i wonder if they would talk a little bit about wolverines history with captian america, but i doubt it.
i cant wait to see this. i wonder if they would talk a little bit about wolverines history with captian america, but i doubt it.
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7:25PM on 02/10/2008
I guess the casting can be for MAVERICK either!!! remember, Maverick is part of the group of original 4 from Mutant X program
I guess the casting can be for MAVERICK either!!! remember, Maverick is part of the group of original 4 from Mutant X program
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7:15PM on 02/10/2008
Whatever works. I remember Dougray Scott was supposed to play Wolverine in the first X-Men, but had to drop out because of Mission: Impossible 2. Step in Hugh Jackman . . .rest is history.
Whatever works. I remember Dougray Scott was supposed to play Wolverine in the first X-Men, but had to drop out because of Mission: Impossible 2. Step in Hugh Jackman . . .rest is history.
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6:34PM on 02/10/2008
This is awesome... i don't know the guy but he does look like a young skinny Brian Cox. Can't wait for this
This is awesome... i don't know the guy but he does look like a young skinny Brian Cox. Can't wait for this
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