Shuler-Donner Sings ‘Wolverine’s’ Praises
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke with Coming Soon about next May’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and she admitted the film owes a lot to 2001’ Wolverine: Origins miniseries.
“I guess its closer to the first X-Men in tone,” she said, “because it’s a little darker, but there’s a lot of action. It’s his origin story. It’s really good. I’ve been in the editing room the last couple of weeks and I think that it’s good and that audiences are going to like it. But it’s a little darker.
“There’s an X-Men: Origins that some of it is pulled from, and then it’s sort of an amalgamation of some of them. But X-Men: Origins sort of goes back into his young, young past, and we started there.”
She also confirmed that Ryan Reynolds is terrific as Deadpool and she’s eyeing a possible spin-off for the merc with a mouth. “I hope so. I really hope so. He’s so good at it.”
Shuler-Donner showered praise on director Gavin Hood, saying, “I like taking someone out of the indie world and bringing someone into the action world because it grounds the movie. It gives it a reality. It gives it an emotional core, and then you can have as much fun and action in it as you wants.”