Wolverine becoming X-Men 4?
I'm confused, I thought the new Wolverine film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, did exactly what it said on the tin and gave us the origin story of the character of Wolverine, yet all I'm reading are that more and more actors are being cast into roles of mutants for the film.
The film is in danger of becoming X-Men 4 rather than the birth of Wolverine the character.
Today Variety tells us that both Dominic Monaghan and Daniel Henney have joined the cast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Monahan is playing someone who can manipulate energy and electricity while Henney is Agent Zero, a member of the Weapon X program who is an expert tracker and marksman.
I've actually lost count of how many mutants there are on the cast now, although we know that the official cast list has the following names - Hugh Jackman, while Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Lynn Collins and Ryan Reynolds - does that make for about six or seven mutants now?
I'll profess that I don't know the origin story of Wolverine as it was once told, but reading this I would be led to believe that his life is filled with other mutants from the word go, yet after watching the origin flashes in the X-Men films I thought that he was transformed and didn't know that there were any others. Instead it seems as though he's part of a factory line and his story is filled with mutants.
Is the film in danger of losing the focus of Wolverine and his development and ending up introducing us to a bunch of new mutants, their driving forces, motivation and their powers? That could be a lot of screen time wasted already.
I believed that we were going to be getting into the heart of Wolverine, his creation and the factors that made him the character he is today. X-Men 4 here we are, that's probably why they made the name change too, it's more X-Men than Wolverine.