The Wolverine news is just pouring in this week. First we got our first look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, then we got news of Danny Huston being cast as Stryker, then more rumours of The Blob making an appearance, and now Silver Fox has been cast! As with every role, there have been a number of names flying around. In this case it was Maggie Q and Michelle Monaghan, but the role has gone to Lynn Collins, according to IESB. Lynn has stared in Bug, The Lake House and The Number 23 (as did our new Stryker).
Silver Fox is a lover of Wolverine who first appeared in Wolverine vol.2 #10, where she is apparently killed by Sabretooth. She is later revealed to be alive and a member of “Team X,” the best covert ops team the CIA had to offer, and is one of a few female victims of the Weapon X project. Fox betrays Team X and becomes a member of HYDRA, a subversive terrorist organization. She is later, finally, killed by Sabretooth under the control of the telepathic Psi-Borg, and Wolverine buries her body outside the cabin they once lived in together.
According to most accounts, Silver Fox lived with him in Canada at the dawn of the 20th century. She, a Native Canadian Blackfoot, and he, a frontiersman, enjoy many happy times together. Sabretooth kills her on Logan’s birthday, ostensibly when she rejects his advances.
To confirm this even more we have some shots of Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Lynn Collins herself. The images come from Otago Images and show them leaving a restaurant. Jackman is the one wearing the hat and Collins is looking at Liev Schreiber and Naomie Watts’s baby.
Wolverine is finishing up its filming in New Zealand this weekend and will be headed to Australia early next week for the remainder of the production.