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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?


Booked Tickets for the Middle East “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Screening yet?

Theatres in the Middle East are abuzz with bookings for the latest installment in the X-Men series, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the fourth film in the popular X-Men movie franchise. 

The film is to premier on April 30, 2009 in theatres in Jordan, UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Bookings have already opened and seats are filling up quickly as Wolverine and superhero movie buffs in the Middle East gear up for an X-Men treat. 


From the tense opening scenes in a prison to the impossible-looking action and tender romance scenes later in the movie, Wolverine is expected to keep fans of the X-Men series gripped. 

Unlike the other X-Men movies, Wolverine does not really require you to watch the previous movies to catch the drift. The movie is set nearly 20 years before Wolverine rescues the young mutant Rogue in the first X-Men movie and meets Professor X. It has been filmed as a prequel of sorts. 

Fans of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the Middle East will appreciate Gavin Hood’s direction and find the Logan they have come to marvel over and rave about to be the same as he was in the previous three movies- arrogantly aggressive. 

Hugh, for his part quite enjoyed exploring the darker side of Logan. The character of Wolverine as pictured in the earlier three movies has always had to deal with faint remnants of a murky past, magnified by his amnesia. X-Men Origins: Wolverine tries to tell the audience about this troubled past of Logan aka Wolverine. 

Book your tickets with the Middle East website for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie to get to know your favorite X-Man better, today!