Hood takes on Wolverine
More comic adaptation news as Tsotsi director Gavin Hood has signed on to direct the X-Men spin off Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is already on board to reprise his role as the adamantium skeletoned mutant in what is expected to be an origins tale, despite the subject being pretty much covered in both X-Men and X-Men 2. There’s little other casting news available at the moment, but it’s reasonable to expect an appearance of a younger version of Brian Cox’s General Stryker and, more than likely, Sabertooth, played by wrestler Tyler Mane in the original X-Men. Wolverine has been penciled in a November 2008 release, so the cast will have to be firmed up fairly swiftly.