Many others on the web are scratching their heads about this… BUT I’M FREAKING OUT ABOUT IT!!!! Liev Schreiber, who was previously reported as playing the young Striker (the bad guy in X-Men 2 played by Brian Cox) in the upcoming Wolverine movie, is actually on board to play Victor Creed… AKA… SABERTOOTH!
The guys with the scoop over at CHUD had this to say
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?
I think Schreiber just RULES. He’s got such a sense of power to him when he’s on the screen. I also think Sabertooth is a vastly underrated character who is mistakenly just often seen as a brainless grunt (like the portrayed him in the first X-Men), when in actuality he’s a very multi-leveled character, and I think casting a guy like Scheiber in the roll will bring out those other dimensions and create a GREAT counterpoint to Jackman’s Wolverine.
So yeah, personally I couldn’t be happier about this news. Your thoughts?