A new 60 second TV spot has been released for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This one is set up a little differently than the previous promos we’ve seen. Instead of giving us a glimpse of the film’s storyline, it just tells us what major characters will be featured. Whether or not I agree with the who’s who in this video is up for debate. I don’t want to spoil too much for you, so if you want to check out the video it’s available after the jump.
Now that you’ve seen it, I can throw in my two cents. First of all, where’s Deadpool? Their dropping names left and right but they don’t show or mention him at all. Isn’t he getting his own spin-off? Shouldn’t he be getting more attention? Second, we get a glimpse of John Wraith aka Will.i.am in the beginning, but they don’t give us his name. If your not familiar with the comic book how are you supposed to know who he is? Third, why is Cyclops in this movie? If your going to take a character from the original trilogy, pick someone who didn’t have such a dominate role. Fourth, Emma Frost gets mentioned but Beak doesn’t? Where is Dominic Monaghan? Every time they show her in a trailer it’s the same footage. Her role probably isn’t even that big, yet she gets a mention here.
Those are just a few of my gripes with this new TV spot. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hugh Jackman and his portrayal of this character, but certain things are getting under my skin. I let Gambit’s appearance in this film slide, but Cyclops I can’t let that go.
What do you think of the new promo? Am I overreacting?