So Hugh Jackman gave the convention-goers at Comic-Con a big treat today. He came on stage unannounced, and showed some footage for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I have always been the first to admit that Wolverine is my favorite comic book character of all time. So to see this footage, I would have walked out on a naked Olvia Munn. Luckily I didn’t have to, she is waiting in my room. I was witness to the badassery of the footage, that Jackman himself called “badass.” I really wish that the footage was available, both so I could watch it again and so you could join in my geeky fanboy enthusiasm.
Since you guys can’t see it yet, I will do my best to describe the awesomeness. Basically it started off showing Logan and Victor Creed in what looked like a POW camp. They are then escorted to a firing squad. When asked how the execution felt, Logan replies “It tickled.” Then a young William Stryker appears, and asks Logan and Creed to be all they can be. Logan is dropped into a tank, so his skeleton can be grafted with adamantium. Berserker rage ensues.
Some of the cooler moments are for the fans. For instance, you see a flash of Gambit and his energy charged cards. Deadpool gives a quick pose with his swords. Sabertooth gets a bit creepy by carving a smiley face into the floor of his cell with his fingernails. You get to see The Blob, John Wraith and Logan’s love interest Silver Fox.
Finally, probably the coolest thing I could have seen or heard was the one-liner at the end of the clip. Undoubtedly, Wolverine and Sabertooth were fighting and Sabertooth probably said something like “you can’t hurt me.” Well Wolverine looks at him and says “I’m gonna cut your goddamned head off. See if that works.”
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