What better way to start off the New Year than with a new look at a the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is back as comic book fandom’s favorite cigar-chomping mutant superhero. And it looks like he’s getting himself squeaky clean for the occasion. (Click on the picture to make bigger.)
As expected, the studio and producers have denied the numerous rumors of friction with director Gavin Hood – to the point where he may have been replaced for parts of the shooting – that have surrounded the production of the film last year. Then again, that would be expected, wouldn’t it? We could wait until the film opens on May 1, 2009 to find out, but we’ll have a script review for the movie later this afternoon.