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02-14-2008, 11:48 AM
This discussion is for comments about the news article News: First Look: 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=31272).
02-14-2008, 11:48 AM
Please do not make this a junkfest hairy turdball like X3:The Last Stand... this has a chance to be a really good movie.
02-14-2008, 11:50 AM
Holy Sh!t!! They finally got the claws right!!
Back of the hand! Not between the knuckles - but from the back of the hand! I wish/hope they have the little metal housings that show up on his hand. That'd be great.
Sadly, having just looked at some X-men comics, I still don't feel like Jackman "looks" like Wolverine. He's a good actor, but he sure ain't as ugly or as short as Wolverine.
But at least the claws look bad-ass.
02-14-2008, 12:21 PM
The housings were on his gloves, not his hands. but yeah, they did spring from his forarm coming out from the top of his hands over his knuckles not in between them.
You're very rarely going to find a little guy who could come off as tough as Wolvie in a live action piece. I'm happy with Jackman. He's exec producing it, and has script approval so he's going to make sure his Wolvie is good.
02-14-2008, 01:27 PM
I like 'em from between the knuckles... more visceral. Looks like the same as the other movies, placement wise. I was never a huge fan of the character until Hugh Jackman, though.
02-14-2008, 01:56 PM
I was a fan of Wolverine but became more of a fan because of Jackman. The placement of the claws in the movies and in this picture are the same as they were in the previous 3 installments.
At first I didn't agree w/ having them between the knuckles until I watched a behind the scenes extra w/ Singer explaining why it was done this way. Besides the fact that it was probably easier to do in terms of animatronics and effects, the physical explanation in a real world situation about having better leverage and support made more sense than keeping them on the back of the hand. If any of you have ever handled a sword and a knife, you know how much support and leverage help in cutting.
02-14-2008, 02:34 PM
Yeah...it kinda makes more sense for it to come through the knuckles...
02-14-2008, 03:13 PM
Pfffht! Smells like "junkfest hairy turdball like X3:The Last Stand" to me too. I should take a wait and see attitude but I don't think they'll get any better. If it was me it would be a John Woo/Tarantino slash fest against the Hand! But I guess I could look forward to Iron Man, that super bowl ad looked pretty good!
02-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Take a quick look at some old John Byrne issues, and you'll see that metal housings are on both, the gloves and his hands. You could see them when he was drinking beers without his gloves on...
I get that the knuckles make sense (and are more like a cat). I just think the metal housings on the back of the hands look cool.
02-14-2008, 05:02 PM
What would really look cool would be a crossover movie featuring Wolverine and this awesome new comic I heard about called THE REVENANT
02-15-2008, 12:13 AM
I too wish they would include Madripoor and the Hand. Especially since that part played a huge role in Wolvie's life. It will be odd seeing Wolvie without a 'lil "sidekick" as well. Those girls could always keep him from tearing loose and unleashing the animal inside. I guess it will be like seeing Batman without Robin... hmm.. scratch that. What's with Bruce and the little boys? Nevermind, don't answer that one.
They do need to at least hint at his adventures in Japan... or perhaps even end the movie with him travelling there. After all, he knows every fighting style on earth but only a sensei can help him to use those styles to the best of his abilities. I'm really excited about Hugh having a say-so in this movie. He was about the only thing that kept X3 from completely being a waste of 2 hours in my life!
02-15-2008, 05:23 AM
Making actual claws that you can use in a fight scene would be almost impossible to make if they were exactly like the comic, it would be coo though, and these are pretty much the same as the other three movies...
02-15-2008, 05:27 AM
This movie will probably be way better quality than that crapfest they called X3. And proabbly one of the better crossover characters they should implement someday would have to be Wolverine & The Hulk no holds barred match! Then a Wolverine/Punisher fragfest flick.
Hey what can I say that's my wish list.
02-15-2008, 10:10 AM
If ya'll remember, the metal caps weren't just part of the gloves he wore, but could also be embedded into his skin. The purpose of the caps were to keep the holes where the claws came out open. Remember his healing factor closes wounds up instantly therefore cutting through flesh every single time he uses his claws. The caps were developed to keep him from cutting himself each time.
"Does it hurt?" ~Rogue
"...Every time." ~Logan
- X-men movie
02-16-2008, 05:01 PM
"I'm the best there is in what I do. But what I do best isn't very nice."
When they make the wolverine movie are they going to make it "nice"?
One thing about Wolverine?s popularity has been that he did all the dirty things that Superman Batman or Spiderman would never do, mainly kill or slice the bad guys to peaces.
It?s obvious that he is going to us his claws in the move, but will they show the result of him using them like the blood or wounds caused by them?
02-16-2008, 07:30 PM
Posted By: reglusIt's obvious that he is going to us his claws in the move, but will they show the result of him using them like the blood or wounds caused by them?
They downplayed the blood in the X-Men movies to maintain a PG-13 rating. Producer Lauren Schuler Donner told us at the time that Wolverine can stab someone 100 times and if there's no blood it can hold a PG-13. If he slashes someone once and there's copious blood, there's danger of an R.
They don't want an R on these movies. "Blade" aside, Marvel's pretty committed to PG-13
02-17-2008, 05:31 PM
It?s to bad.. I would love to see a tougher realistic adaptation of wolverine in this movie compared to the x-men films and the cartoons.
if you look at the various X-men cartoon series that?s been on TV all the other x-men can show of their powers except the most popular one, wolverine. The only slicing he will do is trough a door or maybe a robot. Even wolverines healing powers can?t be shown in the cartoon series. So he is limited to his heighten senses and a cool raspy voce.
it would be cool to se him portrayed a little closer to the comic books this time.
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