Benioff Talks Wolverine

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  1. Magneto Guest

    http://www.jewreview.net/article.php?id=1745

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    David Benioff Claws at Wolverine
    Source: Shmuel Reuven
    The writer gives up some dirt on the X-Men Origins movie.

    Wolverine is returning to the big screen in 2009. The X-Men Origins story will tell the tale of how Logan became the mutant that he is. Gavin Hood is directing and David Benioff is writing the screenplay.

    While promoting his latest film, The Kite Runner, David sat down with JewReview.net to talk about how he will adapt Wolverine for this prequel story. And it really comes down to David being a lover of comics since he was a kid. “I grew up a huge fan of comics and Logan especially, so the research was the most fun research I’ve ever had to do. I started going back and re-reading all the comics, mostly which I had read before. But then I started reminding myself about the character and all the back story, which I have still. The really fun thing about working on that project is you can send an email out to the guy at Marvel, ‘Can you send me comics 200-290?’ and you get these care packages in the mail. One of the things I loved about working on that movie is knowing that it would make my 14-year-old self so happy knowing if he was looking forward, this is what - .”

    He wouldn’t go into the story line, but David did say there is one particular plot he’s working on. “I think I’m not allowed to say, but it is a prequel and it’s an origin, but they don’t want me to talk about the specific comic book. The answer is ‘yes, there is’ but they told me not to say.”

    David did confirm the updated list of characters who would be in Wolverine. “Yeah, Silver Fox is one of the big ones; they’ll be announcing the casting on that one in the next couple weeks. And Stryker is in it. But I signed some massive contract at Fox that I’m not allowed to say, so I better shut-up now.”

    David’s new film, The Kite Runner is based on Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel (of the same name); it opens in theaters December 14th.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is scheduled for a May 1, 2009 release.
     
  2. Sawyer High King

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    That would be so awesome to write a Marvel or DC movie just to get to look at all the archives.
     
  3. Magneto Guest

    I Agree :up:
     
  4. narrows101 Guest

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    Benioff is doing the interview rounds for "The Kite Runner" and "Wolverine" of course comes up:

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/80-12122007-1455028.html

     
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    Here's another with info on how involved he was/is (the picture of him sort of looks like Wolverine!):

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=39932

     
  6. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    I hate the idea of that spoiler scene in the above post. Wolverine doesn't strike me as that kind of weedy kid at all. Is his comicbook origin like that?
     
  7. Legion Registered

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    I don't like this scene either but since a young logan has been cast its probably still in the script.

    In the Origin story alot of people on this forum are fond of, James Howlett is a sickly boy, insecure, and can't stand up for himself until his mutant powers develop.

    In the early '90's Sabretooth still believed he was Wolverine's father and there's flash backs that suggest Creed was abusive.

    Wolverine also has a memory of getting beat up at Silver Fox's high school dance.

    So a few of his proposed origins show him being abused or picked on as a youth.
     
  8. OperationStupid Registered

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    I like that scene. Kid Logan getting punked, just to beacome the ultimate badass.

    Well if done right. It could be cheesey.
     
  9. Congo Jack Chad Sexington

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    I hate that scene, I really hope it got cut from the shooting script. But, apart from that and
    the Sabre-clones
    , the Benioff script that I read was excellent, I hope they didn't get rid of too much.
     
  10. Retroman Registered

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    Similar scenes have been done in other superhero (Spider-Man, Daredevil) and non superhero films (History of Violence). Kid gets picked on by bigger, older or richer kids and then one day he/she snaps and unleashes hell on the abusers.:hehe: :up:

    As long as the excecution is good, it never gets old.
     
  11. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    I think it does get old. I'd imagine young Logan to be a tough little kid, which is how he'd end up being a logger in northern Canada. I see Weapon X as enhancing his already brutish, bestial nature.

    I'd like the character development in this movie to be something less cliche than weedy kid becomes hunky warrior brute. It could be the reverse - that a warrior brute has to learn sensitivity and compassion and has to accept his more human side; that he is not just an animal with primal instincts; that despite his mutancy and his adamantium enhancement, he is a person after all.
     
  12. the a1ant Awesome

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    In the script last year, Logan as a kid sounded pretty rough. I don't think it'll come off corny. I actually think it'll be a fresh approach compared to what other comic films show in terms of the hero being picked on.

    In the 1st four pages we meet Logan as a 12 yr old boy, undersized and feral on a rural road on his way home from school. I couldn’t help stop thinking of feral kid from the Mad Max films. But anyway 4 towering high school football players pick him on. They pick on him because Logan’s dad robbed the local truck stop last year. Logan doesn’t back down as GILMAN punches Logan in the face twice. The gash on Logan’s face heals itself in front of Gilman and Logan goes into an inhuman rage and beats the **** out of the football players. Three bone claws spring from Logan’s hand, serrated and razor sharp as he goes in to finish Gilman. This is the first time that Logan’s bone claws appear to him and he is shocked more than his attackers. The football players’ escape alive and Logan looks at his bone claws and screams out…

    I hope those bits are still in the shooting script.
     
  13. Legion Registered

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    I'm not interested in a seeing young wolverine at all, I'd rather if the film started out with a war scene or special ops mission where Logan loses some of his best friends.
     
  14. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    That actually sounds like a really good opening scene, i hope they keep it in the movie.
     

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