‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Returning Villain Was Surprise Casting Choice


As we get closer to the July 26th premier of Deadpool & Wolverine, the marketing push is increasing, and the latest trailer showed a classic X-Men villain returning portrayed by an actor who hasn’t been in the role in 24 years. The new clip has Hugh Jackman’s Logan facing off against Tyler Mane’s Sabretooth as the two did back in 2000 in the first X-Men film.


That’s not the last time the character has been on the big screen though, as the role was taken over by Liev Schreiber for 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.



The character was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, but not in an X-Men or Wolverine title, but rather as a recurring villain for Danny Rand in the pages of Iron Fist #14 in 1977. At the time he was just called The Slasher and made several appearances in the series. He would make a few other appearances before returning during the 1986 Mutant Massacre storyline as a member of the Marauders. From there he was split off from the Marauders and became Wolverine’s arch-enemy and sewn into Logan’s past.


The choice of bringing Mane back rather than Schreiber might simply come down to a young executive who worked on the first X-Men film, Kevin Feige, now being in charge of Marvel Studios.  


via Deadline

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