Troye Mellet to Portray a Young Wolverine

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Here's a bit of small casting news for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Literally!

Thirteen year-old Troye Mellet will play the role of the younger Logan in the upcoming Wolverine movie.

The Sydney Times reports that the young Australian earned the role of playing the young version of the character made famous by Hugh Jackman in the X-Men films thanks, in part, to YouTube videos of him singing.

Check one out now:


After producers saw said videos, Mellet was asked to submit an audition tape. That piece of footage led to the role, which enables Mellet to star alongside Jackman, Liev Schreiber Dominic Monaghan and many others in the spin-off, which arrives in theatres in 2009.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Quotes

William Stryker: My name is Major William Stryker. You boys tired of running? Tired of denying your true nature?
Victor Creed: Why do you care?
William Stryker: Oh I care. I care because I know how valuable you are. I'm putting together a special team, with special privileges. So tell me, how would you like to really serve your country?

William Stryker: You were sentenced to death for decapitating a Senior Officer. Your sentence was carried out by a firing squad at ten hundred hours. How'd that go?
Logan: It tickled.