Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 Reasons Why Wolverine Will Be a Hit

Prepare to go back to the beginning. Come May 1, 2009, guys will get another chance to see one of their favorite comic book heroes back on the big screen with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The latest installment in the popular X-Men series retraces the steps of the immortal and indestructible James Howlett, aka Logan aka Wolverine, whose long and arduous saga begins in the mid-19th century on a Canadian plantation, and ends when he meets Professor Xavier’s colony of mutants. The new movie plans to shed some light on the hazy century in between, which includes Wolverine’s tense history with Sabretooth and his involvement in the infamous Weapon X program.

Hugh Jackman returns in the title role that made him a star, and he’s joined by director Gavin Hood and a brand new line-up of mutants and militants that also include a young William Stryker, Silver Fox and Deadpool among others.

After three successful installments and a leaked work print circulating online, the question of whether the X-Men movies have run their gamut hangs over the new movie like a cloud. However, we here at AskMen think the adamantium-laced Canadian has enough muscle to silence naysayers. Here are the top 10 reasons why Wolverine will most certainly plant its claws into the box office and be its own X-travaganza.

No.10 - It's the only comic book movie on the near horizon

No.9 - It has the lasting appeal of X-Men

No.8 - It carries the promise of a new franchise

No.7 - Brett Ratner is no longer the director

No.6 - Gavin Hood is the director

Okay so those last 2 reasons are really one in the same, so here is alternative reason Askmen.com didn't consider - Merchandising! Wolverine has fans everywhere dressing the part.

You can get wolverine merchandise from toys to bobble heads and now even the kid at heart can sport his favorite superhero on his cuff.

To shop comic book cufflinks click here.

To see the original article from Askmen.com along with the top 5 reasons click here.

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