Posts Tagged ‘superheroes


Know More About: X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Colleagues

Aiding Wolverine in his quest are the mutants or X-men known to the world as Gambit, Deadpool, Silverfox and John Wraith. 


All gifted and all on the good side, these characters make a first-time appearance in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film. 

Gambit, for instance is one of the most popular and central characters in the X-Men comics and has been around for a long time in the X-Men annals. Characterized by his burning red eyes, Remy LeBeau or Gambit has the power to charge objects with enough energy for them to explode and is blessed with an unerring aim. Ethnically Cajun, Gambit is played by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men-DeadpoolDeadpool goes by the name of Wade Wilson and in the X-Men comic books imbibes some of the healing element possessed within Wolverine’s body. The affable Ryan Reynolds plays him and Hugh Jackman (who plays Wolverine) comments that Reynold’s character infused the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie with a certain joie de vivre. 

Silver Fox, a Blackfoot Indian woman is a mutant whose X-Men-Kayla-Silver-Foxlife is closely intermingled with Wolverine’s. In the days when he was known as Logan and when his body was yet to be fused with Adamantine, Silver Fox and Logan shared a budding romance, which ended in great tragedy. Lynn Collins plays Kayla Silver Fox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men-John-WraithJohn Wraith is a teleporting mutant or X-Man and serves alongside Wolverine on the Weapon X program, both in the comic books and in the movie. Not much is known about John Wraith and there is much mystery that surrounds him, perhaps more than even Wolverine. Musician with the popular band the Black Eyed Peas, plays the role of John Wraith. 

So there you have it. All the dope on Wolverine’s colleagues is right here. Grab tickets to see the action in X-Men Origins: Wolverine now! 


Tried the Cool Wolverine Applications & Games Yet?

As with any superhero movie release, a slew of gadgets, action figures, games and toys find their way onto market shelves and the same can be said for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie as well. 

As theatres the world over gear up for a summer release of the newest X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine finds a place in fan’s hearts, their bookshelves and their desktops! 

Marvel released the animated Wolverine cartoon in the Wolverine and the X-Men DVD yesterday with a similar launch in the iTunes store as well. 

Besides Wolverine and the X-Men memorabilia that are available in various stores, there are online games like the Wolverine: Time Warrior Game that have been developed for Wolverine buffs to enjoy. 

Pop culture and all things famous usually find their way into the portals of Facebook and X-Men Origins: Wolverine too has its own Facebook application for the fourth X-Men movie.  Fanboys and fangirls can share the X-Men Origins: Weapon X (USA) with their social networking friends on the popular website. 


Wolverine fever has gripped X-Men movie buffs worldwide and in the Middle East, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Oman are where all the action will be taking place. Theatres and screening halls will be having Wolverine contests, X-Men movie marathons and special X-Men gear, takeaways and games. 

Visit your nearest theatre today! 


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?