Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sabertooth Has Been Cast In The Wolverine Movie!

Some interesting news on the upcoming Wolverine movie. Via the Movie Blog, via the scoop at CHUD, apparently Liev Schreiber has been cast as Victor Creed (more popularly known as Sabertooth). He was rumored to be part of the movie for a while now, but as a younger Stryker. Having him as Sabertooth is quite interesing, and should be great to see him and Hugh Jackman play off each other as Wolverine and Sabertooth are bitter lifelong enemies in the comics.

I remember Schreiber playing a small part in the movie Sum of All Fears, which saw Ben Affleck as a young Jack Ryan in the continuing series of movies from the Tom Clancy books. Schreiber played a favorite character of mine from the books - John Clark. A no nonsense government black ops agent that helps Ryan out, if I recall. I would have like to see him as Clark in a movie adaptation of Without Remorse - the book of Clark's story.

He should be great in the Wolverine movie, and with Gavin Hood as director, and Hugh Jackman, and now this casting news, it would seem they are taking a serious approach to the movie and not just a Ratner syle comic book spectacle. As a long time Wolverine fan, can't wait to see this in 2009.

Comments on "Sabertooth Has Been Cast In The Wolverine Movie!"


Blogger Swinebread said ... (January 13, 2008 10:34 AM) : 

I wanted Mariko to be a part of the story but they have cut her out so I'm less enthused.


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (January 13, 2008 7:09 PM) : 

Yeah, it looks like they're going with the Weapon X and Silver Fox storyline instead. Maybe they're saving Mariko for the prequel sequel.


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