CATEGORIES Action, Fandom, 20th Century Fox, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalThis is a quote that is not going to make a certain crowd of men happy -- the guys who yelled "Don't do it Wolverine!" during The Boy From Oz, or the Fox suits who shift uncomfortably at the Tony Awards.
When it comes to X-Men Origins: Wolverine press, we haven't heard a ton from the new Sabretooth, Liev Schreiber. But SciFi Wire caught up with him, and he was all too happy to discuss playing Wolverine's nemesis. "The character I play is incredibly brutal and feral and has a bloodlust unlike any other character I've ever played. This guy is a real killer."
It turns out that Schreiber is a longtime fan of Wolverine's solo adventures, which delights me to no end. "I was a fan of the comic books. I just loved the character of Wolverine. I always have. That sort of deeply ironic and very urban sensibility on a superhero was something that I thought was really groundbreaking, the style of writing, particularly the very sort of editorial style. I just always loved it, and I think that we were able to capture some of that darkness in this movie, so I'm very proud."
But here's the bit that will make some squirm "Just to do [a] fight scene with Hugh was really terrific, because as a dancer he has that kind of discipline and choreography. I always studied to be a fight choreographer and wanted to be a dancer, too, but didn't quite have the feet for it. We have some remarkable fight scenes together, and I'm looking forward to people seeing those."
There's a Sasha Fierce joke in there, but I'm not going to be the one to make it. I'm kidding, of course. I know dancers are ripped and tough like Hugh Jackman and Summer Glau, they're exactly who you want for action flicks. But I am willing to bet there's a fan forum screaming "Dancing Wolverine = doom!" as we speak, and a studio chairmen going "Don't ever reference Broadway again, you two. This is a manly picture."