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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Honestly, while I know this is wildly dferifent from the comics -- Wolverine was in no way a willing participant of the Weapon X program -- this is looking good. Wolverine's both animalistic and human, the former of which the X-Men movies pretty much ignored, sadly. Sabretooth seems to be as he should be: quite frankly, in X1, they made him too much the animal. Reading the comics, he's got way too much cunning in him to be put down to a mute muscle man.The one thing I'm worried about is the same problem that X3 ran into. Trying to cram too many of the Marvel characters into one movie. I saw: Wolverine, Sabretooth, Deadpool, the Blob (apparently not as immovable in the movie world as in the comic world), Emma Frost (secondary mutation in the Weapon X program? What?), Gambit, Silver Fox, Kestrel, what seems to be young Storm, what could be Garrison Kane (flying roundhouse kick just before it shows Emma), and any other Weapon X members they put in like the Professor, Dr. Cornelius, Hines, etc. And seeing as they won't be introducing them initially as a team, like with the X-Men, it's kind of hard to get away with that many characters. And hell, those are just the ones we saw. They could still put in all kinds of Weapon X, Alpha Flight, and X-Men characters.I'll be watching it in theaters, for sure, but damned if I can't help but be a little hesitant with that many characters in it, and not knowing what kind of time it spans. Obviously from when his powers manifest to at least when the Weapon X program...but after that...up until he joins the X-Men? Alpha Flight? Guess we'll find out come May 1

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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.