The first two segments, entitled “Outcasts” and “Brothers” focused on Wolverine as a young boy and through different stages of life while fighting side-by-side with his apparent half-brother Sabretooth (played by Liev Schreiber). This third teaser focuses on more of the post-weapon X Wolverine and gives us a glimpse at many of the other subjects in the Weapon X program.
I really like Schreiber as an actor personally and his portrayal of Sabretooth has really grown on me (yes we all know the size discrepancies between him and Wolverine but Hugh Jackman aint gettin’ any shorter now is he).
Check it out and see what you think:
'Wolverine' TV Spot: Legends @ Yahoo! Video
As you saw in the trailer, it appears that Cyclops will have a small role in the movie. He is being played by unknown actor Tim Pocock but I don’t understand how the character fits into all of this nor why he needs to – I guess Fox just wants a little something more to tie this film into the X-Trilogy or they are trying to set up for their X-Men: First Class film which is currently being written by Josh Schwartz (The OC, Gossip Girl, Chuck). I’m a little confused by the age differences as we also saw a glimpse of a very young Storm in the full trailer but perhaps they will be shown in different time periods in the story.
Overall, I think these trailers have been satisfying and the movie is in my top three most anticipated for the year and that’s mainly because I’ve been able to separate Fox Studios’ X-Continuity away from what many of us are accustomed to from the comics or the animated cartoons.
So, what do you think of the Fox’s three-part set of trailers?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters May 1, 2009.