A while back there was a script review of the Wolverine script that told us that there would be “scenes featuring Wolverine in Vietnam, a pre-X-Men love interest for the furry mutant and character names familiar to comic fans such as the teleporter John Wraith, who served with Wolverine on special ops missions as part of Team X, along with Fred J. Dukes (aka the Blob).” For those of you currently thinking ‘What’s a Blob?’, here is a brief description.
“The Blob could create a mono-directional gravity field extending five feet from his center of balance, rendering himself virtually immovable as long as he was in contact with the ground. His body formerly had superhuman strength and durability; the fat tissues could absorb the impact of bullets, cannonballs, and even missiles. Unable to feel pain, the Blob’s skin could not be punctured, lacerated, frostbitten, or ravaged by disease due to its great elasticity and highly accelerated cell replacement rate. His eyes, ears, nose and mouth were not as resistant to injury, nor was he as resistant to fire or heat. The Blob’s size and strength have been temporarily increased to various levels over the years.”
Well so far there have not been any sightings of a really fat dude plodding around the Wolverine set, so is it true? FilmSchoolRejects got an email from one of their ‘sources’ giving a few interesting details, here’s a section:
Today, I received an email from a very reliable source inside the production that confirmed that not only will The Blob appear in the movie, but that test footage has already been shot with an actor in a rubber suit. As our source explains, the suit makes him look like he is 800 lbs., but the producers of the film wanted to make him even bigger, something like 1200 lbs. The key thing to note here is not only that The Blob will appear in the movie, but that it will be an actor in a suit rather than CGI. Of course the fact that this is test footage being shot means it isn’t final, but this confirms that some Blob-ness will be in the movie in some form or another.
Having The Blob in Wolverine will be rather cool. We got a fat person in X-Men 3, but he ended up shrinking down into a slim person so he could sit down. I can imagine the Blob in the action scenes, going on a rampage and not taking any shit. The fact that it may be in an actual suit rather than CGI makes it even more interesting. I hope this turns out to be true.