20th Century Fox has set a May 1, 2009 release date for Origins: Wolverine, sources have confirmed for The Continuum.
In addition, according to Variety, Liev Schreiber is reportedly in final talks to take on the role of a younger version of nemesis William Stryker.
The film will also include Victor Creed and the Weapon X program, and Variety hinted that filming scheduled for New Orleans might indicate an appearance by Gambit.
Hugh Jackman reprises his role from the three X-Men films. The movie will be directed by Gavin Hood from a script by David Benioff.
Jackman and partner John Palermo are producing Wolverine through their Seed Productions. Ralph Winter and Lauren Shuler Donner, who produced the three X-films, are both returning for Wolverine. Production is expected to begin this winter in Australia.
Production is expected to begin this winter in Australia.