Collins, Huston Join Wolverine

Lynn Collins (“The Number 23,” “Bug”) and Danny Huston (“30 Days of Night,” “Children of Men”) have joined the cast of the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” project reports The IESB & Joblo.

This film leads up to the events of X-Men and tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program.

Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.

Collins will play Wolverine’s love interest Silver Fox, the actress having beat out M:I-3 co-stars Maggie Q and Michelle Monaghan who were both up for the role.

Huston will play William Stryker, the character played by Brian Cox in “X2: X-Men United” who’s head of the project behind Wolverine’s creation.

Film School Rejects reports that ‘The Blob’ will make an appearance in the film as an 800lb rubber suited actor. Rhino Buggies says that Fox have purchased one of their extreme terrain vehicles for the movie.

“Wolverine” is finishing up its New Zealand shoot this weekend and will be headed to Australia early next week for the remainder of the production.