Hmm...what do we think? Does this have any chance of being good? Will it flop? Eh, I like Hugh Jackman - he's fun as Wolverine. And with a title like that, it almost opens the doors to having OTHER X-Men Origins movies!

20th Century Fox has set a May 1, 2009 release date for X-Men 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.

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