By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
After Fox and THR made a booboo by announcing that Wolverine would be out in 2007 only to immediately change it back to 2008 thanks to Hugh Jackman's busy schedule we hadn't expected to hear anything more on the project until the end of summer. It turns out, however, that the script for the film is ready to go; even if Hugh isn't.
Wolverine Script Review
The good people over at LatinoReview have recently alerted me to their script review for Wolverine. According to them, the script is complete and polished. No X3 corniness here.
Yes, thatís the verdictÖthe script kicks ass bub!
Off the bat, yes this is a prequel before the current slate of X-Men films and yes this is about Logan and the Weapon X program. Iím just the messenger, so be nice and get over it.
... the script is ready to go. The structure is there, the beats are there, the plot is there and it works. The script flows well and is very organic.
Now before yaíll ask since this is a prequel, no, unfortunately no Frank Miller samurai stuff but yes we see Logan back in Vietnam.
As a comic book origin movie, Wolverine is one of the better ones. Itís not corny.
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 couldnít 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 Loganís dad robbed the local truck stop last year. Logan doesnít back down as GILMAN punches Logan in the face twice. The gash on Loganís face heals itself in front of Gilman and Logan goes into an inhuman rage and beats the shit out of the football players. Three bone claws spring from Loganís hand, serrated and razor sharp as he goes in to finish Gilman. This is the first time that Loganís bone claws appear to him and he is shocked more than his attackers. The football playersí escape alive and Logan looks at his bone claws and screams out...
I am slightly surprised at the information as I thought Wolverine's claws were a side-effect of the adamantium procedure. Ehh, guess I was wrong.
Check out the full script review for Wolverine over at LatinoReview.
Wolverine will come to theatres some time in 2008.