Last year when asked if he would be up for reprising his role of Sabretooth in future X-Men/Wolverine movies Liev Schreiber wasn’t so sure, saying “I’m over 40 now, and do I really want to go through the physical stuff that it took to pull that off again?”. However he appears to have changed his mind since then, recently telling MTV he hopes Sabretooth is needed for Wolverine 2.
“Hugh [Jackman] has talked about the fact that he wants to work on the Japanese angle,” said Schreiber, “I’ve got my fingers crossed that Victor pops into that somewhere. I’m not sure yet. I don’t remember from the comic books [if he’s in there].”
Schreiber went on to explain how his comic book roots helped him in his Sabretooth role and even noted a few of his other favorite comics-to-film translations.
“I was definitely a Wolverine guy growing up. But I also have to admit I was kind of a DC guy,” said Schreiber, “It’s sort of an embarrassing thing to say but its true. Wolverine was up there though. I liked the dark noir nature to it. I had a ball with it. My guilty pleasure is I watch wacky action movies. I’m looking forward to ‘Iron Man 2.’ I’m always looking forward to the next installation of Batman.”
In the comics Sabretooth isn’t involved in Wolverine’s trip to Japan so it’s unlikely Liev will be needed. But then again Gambit had nothing to do with Wolverine’s origins, so I suppose there’s still a chance.
Hugh Jackman said last month that Wolverine 2 would probably begin filming in the summer of 2011, for presumably a summer 2012 release. The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie has been working on the script, so things are looking good so far talent-wise. We just need to see who Fox will hire to direct. Bryan Singer would have been a good choice, however he’s already set to direct X-Men: First Class.
Anyone have any suggestions?