By the time you click this shoddy bootleg, it might have been yanked -- but it has stubbornly held on through Friday and Saturday, everyone else has it up, so I'm breaking down and posting it. It's not the greatest quality (obviously), but you can hear the dialogue all right, and get a gist of what Wolverine's origins are going to be. It looks like all the beats of his past are going to be in Wolverine -- his Gothic Canadian origins, his participation in every war known to history, the death of his beloved Silver Fox, his participation in Weapon X, and the beginning of his feud with Sabretooth. That's all well and good, but I'm confused as to how all the above creates the "Wolverine on the run" story that we're glimpsing here -- particularly since Hugh Jackman has stated that the Wolverine you meet in X-Men should be the one you'll leave in Origins.
How did all that happen? Where's his memory going to go? Comics-wise, Wolverine's amnesia is a combination of brainwash and his healing factor -- his mind buries memories to save him from the pain they'll cause, and much of what he does remember is implanted. It's going to be interesting to see how that factors in -- if it ever does. Frankly, I'd love to see a sequel telling us Wolverine only believes he volunteered for Weapon X, you know?
Let me know what you think. My own biased judgment when it comes to Wolverine can't be trusted -- you know I dug every second of its fragmented look. Watch for the cleaner version to be posted on Monday.