23
Apr
09

Random Trivia to Know before you Watch – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

wolverine-cartoonAs the Middle East gears up for an early release of the fourth installment in the X-Men movie series on the 30th of this month, first-time watchers might want to fill themselves in on some facts about the film and its protagonist, Wolverine

  • Wolverine is a character from the popular Marvel Comic X-Men and first made his appearance in the fictional world of Marvel superheroes in a cameo role in issue # 180 of the Incredible Hulk. 
     
  • This was way back in 1974.
     
  • James Howlett was the name Wolverine was given at his birth and his father was a wealthy plantation owner by the name of John Howlett.
     
  • Wolverine is Canadian. He is believed to hold dual citizenship with Japan and maybe even the fictional place known as Madripoor (depicted in the comics).
     
  • In the X-Men comic books, Sabretooth is simply one of Wolverine’s nemeses. However, in the movie Sabretooth is depicted as Howlett/Wolverine’s half-brother and fiercest rival.
     
  • Five directors were at one point or another interested in directing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, however Gavin Hood of the award winning film Tsotsi, was picked for the job as Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine noticed parallels between the two respective protagonists.
     
  • Locations in Australia, New Zealand, Louisiana, Cockatoo Island and New South Wales can be seen in various parts of the film, much of which features open spaces. 
  • Gambit, a mutant popular in the X-Men comic books, makes his first appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, much to the delight of the comic book Gambit’s fans. 

The date for the Middle East premier of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is fast approaching. Have you booked your tickets yet?

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