When the first Wolverine solo film was first talked about, I just thought FOX were getting cheap and wanted the same amount of profits with less input. They had a franchise that has brought in over half a billion dollars so why not try and get more for less? Then they gave it the name X-Men Origins: Wolverine which is probably for marketing purposes as people are familiar with the X-Men name. If ever Disney decided to do another Pirates of The Caribbean, but without most of the original cast, only Johnny Depp, I am sure they would call it ‘Pirates of The Caribbean: Jack Sparrow’s Cursed Monkey’ rather than simply ‘Jack Sparrow’s Cursed Monkey’.
So with future marketing planned and out of the way, how about the film? A source told XMF that,
“Going by the pre-vis work, it’s my belief that this tale will be just as big as the other films” says the source. “The general consensus is to make this the next chapter in a franchise, and with any continuing film in a franchise, you want to make things better.”
…and they better make it better! This whole spin-off idea was to get out of paying 14+ actors money for a possible X-Men 4. So if they make a crappy Wolverine instead of seeing more Beast, Angel and Gambit then I will be pissed!
However, I do believe the talent brought on board will give us a great movie. The only problem is we have to wait 2 years for it.
Wolverine will begin filming December 10th.