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I’m hip to this summer movie game in 2009 — it’s going to be all about bigger, grittier and more badass. Bigger is for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with its gargantuan assortment of new robots. Grittier is for McG’s Terminator Salvation, with its dirty portrayal of mankind backed up against a wall. And more badass is quite possibly X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with the return of our favorite on-screen mutant, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. And while the trailer below, which marks the third such trailer for the 20th Century Fox release, we are given additional insight into some of the action being delivered by director Gavin Hood. From where I sit, it is looking solid but suspect. Suspect of being a little too over-the-top and potentially a little goofy. But then again, which X-Men movie didn’t have one or two of those silly moments — this is a movie about mutants, after all.

The new stuff in this trailer includes some extended shots of some of the supporting characters, including some bigger action for Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) and a first look at John Wraith (Will i Am) using his mutant powers. Also, it is nice to see a little more action for Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and The Blob (Kevin Durand). Here are a few screenshots that I grabbed from the trailer of those fine characters in action:

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Finally we get a much better look at the mysterious bald, scratched up mutant seen in the last trailer. Question is whether that is Deadpool or whether it is something else, maybe Weapon XI? Here are two really hi-res screenshots, you tell me:

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Have a look at the trailer, which comes courtesy of MTV, below for yourself and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment area below. X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009.


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