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Sabretooth and Wolverine's first appearances were both in non X-Men books–Sabretooth's was in Iron Fist #14 and Wolverine's was in The Incredible Hulk #181.
Originally, Liev Schreiber was given a muscle suit to wear for his role as Victor Creed (Sabretooth), in an effort to make his physique comparable to Hugh Jackman's 220lb figure. The suit made Schreiber feel "humiliated" and he requested that he be given a chance to gain real muscle by putting in work in the gym and changing his diet.
He trained for three months while on the set of Defiance in Lithuania, and eventually trained with Jackman on the set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Australia.
Jackman also got Schreiber to alter his diet further by adding a great deal of protein, which Schreiber called "the genocide of chickens". In the end, Schreiber gained 35 lbs and had to buy several new suits because his back gained several inches in width. "I can't fit into my favourite suit now!” he said. “But I felt like I owed it to the genre to be big."
X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) are the first movies being produced by Hugh Jackman and John Palermo's new production company, Seed Productions.
Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein and artist Johnny Romita.
This will be the first time the popular mutant, Gambit, will appear in any of the X-Men movies. He was rumoured to be in X-Men 2 (2003) and originally slated to make an appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), but was cut from the story.
David North/Agent Zero also went by the name Maverick.
Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Wesley Snipes (in the Blade movies) are the only two actors with roles in Marvel Comics film adaptations to have not gone through an audition prior to signing.
With this film, Hugh Jackman emerges as the first actor to play a comic book hero in four consecutive films since Christopher Reeve as Superman.
The only other poker player shown at the table other than Gambit and Wolverine (in the scene where they first meet) is Daniel Negreanu, a popular real-life Canadian professional poker player. He has won four World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour Championship titles.
FoxNews.com columnist Roger Friedman was fired from his job as a result of downloading and reviewing the leaked, but incomplete copy of the movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Gambit's real last name, LeBeau, translated from French to English means "the handsome", a clever reference to the character's well known good looks and charm.