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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Release Date: May 1, 2009

February 25, 2008
Castaway joins X-Men spinoff

Dominic Monaghan (ABC's Lost) will have the power to harness energy and electricity in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Fox spinoff of the popular X-Men franchise starring Hugh Jackman as the title character. The film traces the origins of the mutant superhero, set 17 years prior to the X-Men movies. It began production this month in Australia and is expected to be released on May 1, 2009.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





February 20, 2008
Spin-off's cast comes together

Danny Huston (30 Days of Night), Taylor Kitsch (NBC's Friday Night Lights), Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Lynn Collins (The Number 23) all joined the cast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a spinoff of the Fox's X-Men franchise starring Hugh Jackman. Also starring Liev Schreiber (The Omen), the film traces the origins of the mutant superhero, set 17 years prior to the X-Men movies. It is expected to be released on May 1, 2009.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





October 5, 2004
Scribe set for Wolverine

20th Century Fox continues to push forward with X-Men related projects, even in the aftermath of the departure of Bryan Singer, director of the first two films in the franchise. Now, the studio has assigned screenwriter David Benioff to write the script for a spin-off film. Wolverine is being developed with an eye toward X-Men star Hugh Jackman in the lead role. The most popular mutant in both the comic book and the film, the story will be developed at the same time as X3, the third movie in the X-Men series.
Source: Variety

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