'Wolverine' Adds Reynolds, Kitsch, Black Eyed Pea

February 20, 2008


It's starting to sound like Wolverine may be the latest superhero movie to fall victim to a classic case of "too many spices in the stew." And while I don't think that's an actual saying, I think you get the point: there's a f***ing ton of characters being added to this movie, making it more and more likely this will turn into a Batman and Robin scenario (i.e., a terrible movie).

Fox has added three more superheroes to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," with Ryan Reynolds set to play Deadpool, "Friday Night Lights" regular Taylor Kitsch to star as Gambit and hip-hop artist will.i.am joining the cast as John Wraith.

Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston and Lynn Collins round out the cast as Victor Creed/Sabretooth, Col. William Stryker and Kayla Silver Fox, respectively.

Admittedly, Reynolds as the wise-cracking Deadpool is spot-on casting, Kitsch at least looks the part of Gambit, and will.i.am will surely come in handy when the film needs an inspirational theme song that mixes celebrity endorsement with an unlistenable quality. But really, are they just filling out the toy line at this point? At this rate, I fully expect a scene where Wolverine jumps in a manhole, justifying the "Sewer Swimmin' Wolvie" action figure.

Reynolds, will.i.am join 'Wolverine' [Variety]

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