X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Concept Art Uncaged

Concept artist, Evan Shipard ("Thor"), posted concept art from 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film starred Hugh Jackman and was directed by Gavin Hood.

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In 1845 Canada, young James Howlett sees his father killed by groundskeeper Thomas Logan. The trauma activates the boy's mutation: bone claws protrude from James' hands, and he kills Logan. In his dying breath, Logan tells James that he is his real father. James flees with Logan's abused son and James' half-brother Victor Creed(A theory has also sprung up that Dog Logan from the Wolverine Origins comic may also be the future Sabertooth,and that the characters are one and the same,except for the difference of name in the movie and comic). The two survive for over a century as men in their prime, living out their violent urges together in the American Civil War and both World Wars. During the Vietnam War, Victor kills a superior after he stops a rape attempt, James defends his brother and the two are executed by firing squad, which they survive. Major William Stryker approaches the two and offers them membership in Team X, a group of mutants which includes marksman Agent Zero, mercenary Wade Wilson, teleporter John Wraith, invincible Fred Dukes and electricity-controlling Chris Bradley. The duo joins the team, but the group's questionable actions cause James to leave.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - was directed by Gavin Hood, from a script written by David Benioff and Skip Woods. It starred: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Kevin Durand and Ryan Reynolds. It grossed over $370 million at the worldwide box office.
Source: Evan Shipard
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SuperCat - 7/6/2014, 1:39 PM
Museum worthy. The film was ok.
mikelom11 - 7/6/2014, 1:42 PM
2nd, nice
Nick56 - 7/6/2014, 1:43 PM
the opening credits of the movie are pretty awesome. rest of the movie is meh. easily worst X-Men movie
CaptainProg - 7/6/2014, 1:43 PM
Worst movie ever! Up there next to Batman and Robin.
2nd!
CaptainProg - 7/6/2014, 1:44 PM
Duh!
ALegendaryPanda - 7/6/2014, 1:48 PM
Yeah.... [frick] this movie.
TuckstheHalls - 7/6/2014, 1:52 PM
WHAT HAPPENED?
DefcoN - 7/6/2014, 1:53 PM
@Nick56 Agreed. I could watch those over and over again, they're awesome.
michaeljames - 7/6/2014, 1:56 PM
Art is awesome
Film was awful
MrNiklander - 7/6/2014, 1:56 PM
This movie has the most awesomest intro of movies ever created amazing concept art though
Humperdink - 7/6/2014, 2:03 PM
@Tucks
WHAT HAPPENED?

Tom Rothman, mostly.
YoungThanos - 7/6/2014, 2:06 PM
I honestly hated this movie but that's to be expected. Fell asleep during the middle only to wake up at the end to Logan fighting a Rock'em Sock'em robot said to be Silver Samurai. Despite that I didn't hate it as much as I did Iron 3 since Marvel Studio's should've known better, plus I actually paid to see that rape take place in theaters giving it the benefit of the doubt. So Ironman's solo films might as well be Fox-Marvel films, being that I won't support any of them moving forward. Thor is on thin ice and with DCCU trying to step their game up (At least I hope) that disposable money I squander can easily start going in WB's pocket instead.

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Kevwebsz - 7/6/2014, 2:09 PM
Shitty movie, Fun game
Faris - 7/6/2014, 2:12 PM
Best X-flick EVAHH!!!!
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Faris - 7/6/2014, 2:16 PM
The director essentially shitted on 3 great Wolverine stories: The Origin, Weapon X and the one in which Sabretooth rapes and kills Silver Fox

The only watchable stuff are Hugh as Wolvie and Kitch as Gambit (I really hated this iteration of Sabretooth, much preferred Tyler Mane in the role)
Humperdink - 7/6/2014, 2:19 PM
I equate watching Origins to hugging a feral cat.

0megaDaGod - 7/6/2014, 2:21 PM
Beautiful art. Not sure how they translated that into such an awful movie, but I think the script had something to do with it

This movie encapsulated EVERY issue I've had with how this franchise has realized the dynamic and powers of the mutants. Sabertooth's goofy ass hop+leap special move he did like 4 times in the movie is probably the most unintentionally hilarious part of Origins

But what was worse was the fact that characters just did silly shit in order to force a cool action sequence into the movie. Like, why is it that after getting into it with Wolverine and seeing that Sabertooth (the guy who captured you years ago) has shown up, why doesn't Gambit take the prime opportunity that is them both fighting and use it as a chance to ESCAPE? But no, instead he climbs on top of a building, and then decides to due a power bomb on the alley which effectively BREAKS UP the fight. Or how minutes earlier, will.I.am decides that instead of bringing the indestructible Wolverine with his metal claws to a fight with Sabertooth, he'll instead go fight Sabertooth alone, even though his only way 'killing' the mutant with a healing factor was to repeatedly teleport in front of and behind him and punch him in the face

Probably the worst offender was Wolverine, who decides in his handicapped fight with Deadpool that it might be a good idea to climb onto a silo, as if he'll have some tactical advantage with less space to maneuver.

Don't even get me started on how he blocked the optic blast with the metal claws like it was an anime. And I like how The Wolverine subtley borrowed the 'hot adamantium cuts thru cold adamantium' logic from the scene where he cuts Deadpool's head off

I will say this: The one good thing this movie did was make The Wolverine a decent movie by default
pointman - 7/6/2014, 2:44 PM
Still waiting on a "wolverine" movie. Or an xmen movie for that matter. After reading about the wolverine on here and some of the positive remarks, I was really hoping it would be good despite my pre-conceived notions. As usual, I was let down.
WeaponX93 - 7/6/2014, 2:49 PM
Woulda liked to have seen that under water bit.
sameoldthing - 7/6/2014, 2:56 PM
Movie was weak compared to the other X-Men franchise.
However it's far from the worst film & nowhere near as bad as Batman & Robin.

You can watch that movie but only if fast forward button is ready.
It has some cool action & stuff but as a whole it's just wrong.
Missy - 7/6/2014, 3:10 PM
Good thing this has been erased from the timeline so I can pretend it never happened.
Cumulactus - 7/6/2014, 3:18 PM
Snorigins
Odin - 7/6/2014, 3:23 PM
@YoungThanos You are talking about the last year's The Wolverine, but this article is about the Origins-movie; the one nobody likes, not even studios.
FastFlames - 7/6/2014, 3:25 PM
This movie sucks pe it's
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/6/2014, 3:39 PM
Art is better than film
ShelfPorn - 7/6/2014, 3:50 PM
The got the part right about Wolverine having claws - the rest made no sense and was amazingly horrible.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/6/2014, 4:06 PM
I agree the art is quite nice and better than that dumbass film.

The sooner he dies the better.
dethpillow - 7/6/2014, 4:23 PM
the road to hell is sometimes paved with good concept art.

it's funny how the cut scenes in the Wolverine videogame are better than the movie too. the whole movie would've been so much better off being video game cutscenes.

i don't mind watching this one for some reason. as long as it's just background music for whatever. it's kinda goofy enough i think that it makes it easier to not even really pay enough attention to it. the hardest to watch for me are ones like X3. where it has enough almost great things in it to suck me in and then the bad stuff about it really burns.
Mercwitham0uth - 7/6/2014, 5:54 PM
Good concept art but the movie.....

CookieKid247 - 7/6/2014, 6:12 PM
What's with the fifth picture? Was Mariko supposed to be in this movie?
YoungThanos - 7/6/2014, 6:35 PM
Odin - 7/6/2014, 3:23 PM
"@YoungThanos You are talking about the last year's The Wolverine, but this article is about the Origins-movie; the one nobody likes, not even studios."

Oh....I see it now.

Well is it forgiven that I couldn't tell the difference initially?
deanwilkins - 7/6/2014, 6:39 PM
Best CBM yet.

Actually, no. Terrible film. Ranks among Ghost Rider, Catwoman and Steel.
HOTSHOT - 7/6/2014, 11:54 PM
If only the movie itself looked this well made.
loki668 - 7/7/2014, 12:57 AM
corey81 - 7/7/2014, 7:12 AM
this movie wasn't as bad as you people put it out to be. There are way worst cbm's like superman 3,superman4,hellboy2,batman & robin,steel,ghost rider 1,2, ironman2,3,thor2,spiderman3,and many more that are worst than this movie.
Greengo - 7/10/2014, 6:58 PM
You're wrong about everything corey.

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