February 06, 2009 08:03:37 GMT
Instead of opening in theaters on May 1, 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', the spin-off from 'X-Men' franchise, has reportedly been pushed two days earlier than the schedule.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" could be coming out earlier than the original schedule. Den of Geek has recently reported that the release date for the spin-off to "X-Men" series has been moved forward, suggesting further that the action-packed film will now hit the U.S. cinemas on April 29 instead of May 1.
If the Gavin Hood-directed film is indeed shifted to the April 29th schedule, it is most likely to open without any competitors unlike its original schedule which puts it alongside Lionsgate animation "Battle for Terra" and New Line Cinema romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past". Nonetheless, this date change report has yet to be confirmed by the 20th Century Fox and the official site of the film still lists it to be released on May 1.
Chronicling the events leading to "X-Men", "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" follows the story of Wolverine. It focuses on his epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Starring Hugh Jackman as the titular character, the film also features Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch and will.i.am among others.