Superhero Hype reports that X-Men Origins: Wolverine has done a bit of recasting. Young actor Kodi Smit-McPhee was set to play the young Logan. His star is clearly on the rise, because he also landed the key role as Viggo Mortensen's son in The Road. Due to changes in Wolverine's shooting schedule, the two movies conflict and Smit-McPhee has been forced to drop out.

But he has been quickly replaced by 13-year-old Perth resident, Troye Mellet. Mellet is apparently a bit of an Internet success story, as Hollywood talent scouts spotted him singing on YouTube. Wow. You just never know where you might end up when you post something online -- and to surf through so much YouTube dreck takes one dedicated scout.

Some set photos have also surfaced on Ain't It Cool News, which I didn't post initially because there was so little to go on. There was also a similar "from the set" report in a Queenstown paper about a young actress who doubled for Silver Fox. Spoilers may exist, so view at your own risk. The Queenstown report makes me happy, as it seems to indicate they'll probably be abandoning Silver Fox's days as a revolutionary.

But I'm rather worried about those AICN set photos. That never featured in a single storyline I can remember. When combined with the reminder that we'll see a young Wolverine in this film, it begs the question ... are they going Phantom of the Opera with this?
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