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WOLVERINE Game Preview

Plus: SPIDER-MAN 4 and DARK KNIGHT bits in your Comics2Film 9.1.10

By Rob M. Worley     January 10, 2009
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WOLVERINE game (slideshow)
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We've got a quick pair of 'X-Men Origin: Wolverine' bits as well as minor mentions for 'Spider-Man 4' and 'The Dark Knight' to warm the cockles (or maybe the sub-cockle region) of your icy heart on frosty Saturday evening:



First Look: WOLVERINE video game:

The official website for the new video game tying in to 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is now online at Uncaged.com.

Activision and Raven have set up message boards for fans to chat about the new game and promise updates as the "slash counter" at the top of the page counts down (that is, whenever they feel like).

They have provided fans with this unique 3-D screenshot from the game:

 Pretty cool, huh? You can also give them your email for updates and spam.

For more info about the game, Raven is sending folks to 1UP.com, which is reprinting a first-look preview article from the January issue EGM magazine.



Liev Schreiber on Sabretooth

In other 'Wolverine' news,  Ontario's National Post newpaper posted a feature article on actor Liev Schreiber, who plays the villain in the film. The actor talked about fatherhood, his new movie 'Defiance' and, of course, 'Wolverine'.

Schreiber told the paper that he knew star Hugh Jackman was going to be in top shape for the role, so he worked out a lot, lifting weight, to try to keep up. However, his main challenge was bringing complexity to the character, who has previously been seen only as a grunting thug played by Tyler Mane in the original 'X-Men' movie.

"Victor Creed is Sabretooth, and I just want everyone to know that my character has a name," the actor told the National Post. "He's a person, too."

The actor also said to get a handle on the character he went right to the source.

"I read the comics before I got offered the part," he says. "I mean, I knew the character really well. I even had asked, ‘Is there any chance I might be able to play this Victor Creed guy?' before they thought of hiring me. The research that I did told me Victor's mutant issue has nothing to do with his name Sabretooth."

In true actor fashion, Scrhiever told the Post that he wanted to explore deep into the character.

"I also knew the stuff from the comic," Schreiber explained. "That the character was a savage street fighter. But I was curious to pursue what drives the guy. Rather than just say Sabretooth's a violent brute, I tried to find out what makes the brute tick."

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is due in theaters May 1st.




Interview with the DARK KNIGHT composers

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, composers for 'The Dark Knight' chat up KCRW radio. The complete audio interview is posted online at the radio website, along with an edited transcript for all you music fans.

Give it a listen!



Raimi likes Morbius for SPIDER-MAN 4?

/Film quotes an Empire Magazine article which holds an interesting blurb from 'Spider-Man 4' director Sam Raimi.

The helmer told Empire, "I like it in the Marvel comics when Spider-Man fights Morbius. He’s really cool. A vampire! I like that combination of superhero plus supernatural."

Morbius appeared as a bonus villain in the 'Spider-Man 3' vido game, as well as on numerous episodes the the animated TV show. There have also been plans for a Morbius film.

The last attempt to put Morbius on the big screen was in David Goyer's early scripts for 'Blade II'. Goyer told us waaay back in 2002 that he wanted the living vampire as the main foil for the daywalker in that film. However, the studio was skittish about integrating more Marvel characters in that one, as they were in the process of working through a lawsuit brought by Blade creator Marv Wolfman. So the script got tweaked and Morbius was replaced with the made-for-film character Nomak, who was a new, scientifically engineered breed of vampire.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submissions.


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almostunbiased 1/10/2009 8:09:40 PM

I think I'd like a wolverine game if it was done well.

As for Scrhiever/Schreiber as you guys refer to him.  Still not sure I'd pick him for this, but I really like him as an actor.  This should be interesting.

Spidey vs a vampire, I don't know about that crap.

xenomorph 1/11/2009 4:39:44 AM

The Wolverine game could be good, as it is being made by the same people who made X-MEN Legends and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

Spidey vs Mobius. No. Spidey vs Kraven the Hunter. Yes.

Wallace85 1/11/2009 12:04:41 PM


The Wolverine design looks excellent

There's no doubt in mind Liev will do a great job as Creed,just that when I see Sabretooth I see Tyler Mane & I always will.

Hmm Morbius I kinda like that,but lets see Lizard Baker has already paid his dues it's time for him to shine lol.You know who would've been perfect for Kraven Xenomorph Kevin Smith who played Ares on Hercules and Xena.It's a shame he passed away. You know this whole idea of doing Spider-Man 4 & 5 combined I like that idea.But they should've done it with Venom & Carnage that way we could've seen Brock's character develop and god did Topher sucked he ruined my favorite Spidey villain & what was with Venom sounding like a little dinosaur.But I don't blame Raimi for that because he had said he wasn't a fan of Venom he didn't grow up on him like we did.Cause originally it was gonna be Sandman,which I thought they should've shown more,and the Vultured played by Ben Kingsley.But the studio wanted Venom and look what we got,you know there's this movie with Rutger Hauer called Split Second the monster killer in the movie & is on the cover looks alot like Venom just without the white spider and white eyes on him.Do a search for it and you'll see what I mean.

xenomorph 1/11/2009 1:37:39 PM

Wallace, your right, the monster from split second does look like venom. Too bad he didn't look like that in spidey 3. Another great villian choice for spidey 4 would be Scorpion. The production could even do a mix of puppetering and cgi with the tail, like they did with Doc Oct's arms in the seconed one.

Wallace85 1/11/2009 1:53:34 PM


I know it pisses me off how bad they messed up Venom that's why I don't want to see them touch Carnage.Oh yeah man I think the Scorpion would be a great addition to the Spider films like you said on how they handle Doc Ock's arms was amazing so they can definitely handle the tail.I would actually like to see the Sinister Six I know it falls in that too many characters danger zone but Singer proved it can be done right with X-Men 1 & 2.Cause I want to see to Rhino, Scorpion, Chameleon, Vulture, Mysterio,Electro cause I don't think they can hold their own movie like Ock and Green Goblin can & it doesn't have to be that specific lineup.Perhaps take out Electro or Vulture & throw in Sandman & Doc Ock showing him being the leader.Cause if they do this back to back films I think the Sinister 6 could.I mean you can do alot with this idea they want to do I mean shit they could do the Maximum Carnage story but again I would be worried they would mess it up.But if they did do that bring back Venom & recast his ass with a guy who looks like Brock & acts like Brock not some wiseass & personally for Carnage I like Kevin Bacon.

tombaker 1/11/2009 4:09:56 PM

Carnage would be cool and they have the left over part of the symbiote in Dr. Conners lab... he could be experimenting on the 'carnage' piece and learn from it that helps him grow his arm back... hence we get the lizard and then the little piece escapes and catches a ride on a dust bunny that happens to role into the cell of a homicidal maniac... oh wait that doesnt sound realistic enough, how about a stray meteroite lands near him and it hops on his moped... hmmm i think dust bunnies sound better... but i digress... Lizard would work, but two movies might need a kraven or someone else in it for part two (i liked the kraven's last hunt, it was the first spidey comics i bought, never saw the black costume before as a kid and was like cool) but yeah... 1. Lizard (easy to do). 2. Carnage (possible and even plausable but unlikely). 3. Kraven, seems a bit too far,even the ultimates kraven the hunter reality dweeb would not work so well. 4. That dude that pulled spidey's eye out... too far out and too supernatural like morbius so i would say no way. 5. scorpion electrko and the sucky six, forget them they are worthless... 

give me a good story, lizard, no crying OR dancing... and i will go 3 or 4 times like usual with spidey... only 2 times with 3... needed to go back to actually SEE venom 

xenomorph 1/12/2009 4:56:30 AM

tom, how the hell is Kraven a bit too far? He is one of the best spidey villians ever.

aegrant 1/14/2009 10:28:02 AM

Hey dosen't kraven comit suicide?

of course if they would do a kraven they should include the chameleon since the two are brothers



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