BEVERLY HILLS, California — Over the weekend, you (and a couple million of your closest friends) finally had the opportunity to see
Much like Logan himself, some elements of "Origins" are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. With that in mind — and a big-time Spoiler Alert! hereby posted — we present these Five Things You May Have Missed While Watching "Wolverine."
That '70s Show
Although no one ever mentions it, and the cars and clothes are extremely subtle, "Origins" is set in the decade that gave us "The Partridge Family," the Bee Gees and pet rocks. 'When we first began we were definitely thinking about placing it [during the '70s], and that was a mistake," explained
A Shocking Revelation
Although the word is never mentioned in the movie, "Lord of the Rings" veteran
Working Hard Without The Big Easy
In a key sequence, Wolverine and John Wraith (
To play the hulked-out hero, Jackman underwent a Berzerker workout regimen. He upped his protein and caloric intake, eating every three hours and even setting his alarm clock while he slept; he lifted 20 percent heavier weights than usual, beginning every morning at 6 a.m. No slouch himself, an inspired Liev Schreiber gained 40 pounds of muscle to play Sabretooth.
Were There Other Origins?
Although the reason behind James Howlett's nickname "Logan"and the expanded story of his mysterious father situation are never explained, Jackman said that both were among the scenes that were originally considered. "We never shot them, but we talked about them," he explained. "I thought we did a really good job at the beginning establishing — but without too much detail — what it would have been like for the kid, that there was a ruckus. As an adult, you can go and investigate it and find out more things. But really, what was more important was, 'What was the event that made a timid kid into this feral, claws-coming-out-of-his hands animal?' "
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