Reynolds, Kitsch Join Up With ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’
Recently, I told you about some cool pictures from the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine film that had just hit the net. Now, according to SuperheroHype, there’s quite a bit of casting news to report about the upcoming film as well.
Yesterday, they dropped a few hints that Ryan Reynolds is likely onboard to portray mercenary-for-hire Deadpool in the film. Today, they’re reporting that Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch has signed a three-picture deal to play Gambit, the card-throwing, Bo’ wielding former thief, in the film.
Reynolds and Kitsch join a pretty great lineup that already includes Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, Danny Huston as the young William Stryker and Lynn Collins as Silver Fox. The story of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in case you haven’t been following along, takes place prior to the X-Men films and recounts the events of Wolverine’s very violent past, his relationship with Victor Creed and the nefarious Weapon X program.
In addition to his own adventures, Wolverine also encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe — just to keep things interesting.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes to your local multiplex May 1st, 2009.