Some may recall nearly three months ago (related article here) that Liev Schreiber was in final talks to portray William Stryker in the upcoming X-Files spin-off film.
Well, scratch that.
Though Liev will indeed be in the film, CHUD is reporting that the actor will instead be playing Graydon “Victor” Creed (Sabretooth) in the film. Details after the jump.
From the site:
This is the real deal, received from multiple sources, none of whom have ever led me astray. On the one hand I do have to say that Liev is not terribly Cox-ian (Brian Cox originated the role), so I was always skeptical on him as Stryker, but on the other hand Creed has never been one of the more electrifying characters in comics. Beyond his ability to have fights with Wolverine wherein they would disembowel each other on the regular, that is (due to Creed also having a healing factor). But when you have a real director on the movie like Gavin Hood, and he casts a real actor like Liev Schreiber in the role… well, how can you not be at least intrigued?
So now what about Stryker? Nobody has been set for the role yet, but CHUD notes that producers are shooting to get Dexter star Michael C. Hall in the role.
And lastly, CHUD has revealed that Michelle Monaghan is also in consideration for casting:
Meanwhile the rest of the cast is still in formation, which means that the producers are hunting folks down – one of the names that’s on the top of their list is Michelle Monaghan for Silver Fox. I’ve heard a lot of names attached to this one over the weeks – and reported some of them – and I know that there’s another high powered actress that’s on the list as well, so nothing is set in stone.
Starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and to be directed by Gavin Hood, X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009.