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Year: 2009
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber,, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durand, Daniel Henney, Scott Adkins, Tim Pocock, Julia Blake, Max Cullen, Troye Sivan
Director: Gavin Hood
Countries: Australia / USA / Canada
USA & UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate fantasy violence
USA Release Date: 1 May 2009
UK Release Date: 29 April 2009


X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, adamantium claws and a primal fury known as berserker rage. Directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI, RENDITION).

The film also introduces several mutants whose appearances in the movie series have been long anticipated, including Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber - DEFIANCE), a feral being of unimaginable power; Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds - DEFINITELY MAYBE), a high-tech mercenary skilled at swordplay; Fred Dukes, also known as The Blob (Kevin Durand - SMOKIN' ACES), a morbidly obese and super-strong behemoth; and Gambit, aka Remy Etienne LeBeau (Taylor Kitsch - TVs FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), a Cajun card shark who can manipulate kinetic energy with explosive results. Also featured is William Stryker (Danny Huston - THE AVIATOR), a figure introduced in X2 but whose origins and motives are now fully explored. It is Stryker's complex relationship with Wolverine that defines much of Logan's past ...and future.

First appearing in the popular comic books in 1974, Wolverine became an integral member of The X-Men, as well as the headliner of his own comics series. The character's impact on pop culture has been profound; last year alone, Wolverine was ranked #1 of Wizard magazine's "Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time" and was ranked #4 in Empire Magazine's "The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters."

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar - as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-MEN, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.

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