With all this talk of Iron Man, Indy, Batman and the Hulk, I almost forgot they were making a new Wolverine flick, titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the full cast for this film hasn't been announced yet, CHUD checks in with a few rumors that, if true, seem pretty damn cool. According to the site's trusted sources, Liev Schreiber has been cast as Creed, aka Sabretooth. Schreiber was originally rumored to be playing a young Stryker (Brian Cox played the man as an adult in X2) in the spin-off, though CHUD's sources say that info is incorrect. He's playing Sabretooth, Wolverine's arch-nemesis (a role CHUD once said was going to Gerard Butler). Some info on the character (courtesy of Wikipedia): "Sabretooth is a mutant who possesses bestial superhuman physical abilities, most notably a rapid healing factor, razor-sharp fangs and claws, and hyper senses. He is a savage sociopath responsible for numerous deaths both as a paid mercenary and for his own, personal pleasure." Yeah, I can see Schreiber getting nutty with that role. He definitely has those "I could kill you, love you and then kill you again" eyes. What do you think?
Additionally, CHUD also reports that more casting decisions should be heading our way soon. As far as young Stryker goes, they say "the producers are darkly dreaming Dexter, if you get what I mean." Indeed, I think we do. Also, there's this: "one of the names that's on the top of their list is Michelle Monaghan for Silver Fox." Ugh, Michelle Monaghan. Not a big fan of The Monaghan. She just doesn't do it for me. Especially in a role as kickass as Silver Fox. Hopefully we'll get the real scoop soon. Wolverine is due out on May 1, 2009, under Gavin Hood's direction with Hugh Jackman reprising the starring role.