I went to sleep last night, and I swear it was the year 2008. But, then, I woke up this morning to find the new trailer for the Wolverine Origin movie had been thrown up online over at 20th Century Fox’s Myspace Page. Now I’m not so sure what year it is. Is Dane Cook popular again? Anyway, follow this link to go see the new trailer for yourself. It debuted with The Day the Earth Stood Still over the weekend, and, up until today, all I could find were grainy bootleg copies that were eventually taken down by Fox within ten minutes of being posted.
It goes to show you, by the way, that 20th Century Fox is pretty out-of-touch in many ways, but taking down bootleg trailers? Why would they do that? Look at all the positive buzz that bootleg trailers for Iron Man and The Dark Knight generated. Paramount and Warner Bros could have fought with YouTube to get them taken down, but, instead, they embraced them and let fans salivate for a few months before giving them something in QuickTime to really get their fanboy hearts aflutter.
The big question, though, is whether or not this new Wolverine movie looks any good. I think it has potential. In the trailer, I spotted Sabretooth, Deadpool, Gambit, and the Blob. Quite the lineup. And it looks like they’re starting way back at the beginning of Wolverine’s childhood, maybe even using some of the story from the Origin miniseries that Marvel released in late 2001-early 2002.
It’s too early to tell, but if this movie isn’t markedly different from the last X-Men movie, I don’t think it has much chance of succeeding, in spite of how great Hugh Jackman might be as the title character.