Will hairy mutants be battling it out Chorus Line style in the new Wolverine Origins feature? In an interview, Wolverine nemesis Liev Schreiber revealed how the movie's dark and scary fight scenes were influenced by each actor's love of the dance.
According to Sci Fi Wire, Scheiber is excited about the brutal, feral bloodlust he channels as supervillain Sabretooth: He said it's "unlike any other character I’ve ever played. This guy is a real killer.” Good: Victor Creed should be a badass mother. But we're more interested in the fight scenes. Will they be amazing, will they make us cry for more? Schreiber thinks so. Because Hugh Jackman is a terrific dancer:
Just to do [a] fight scene with Hugh was really terrific because as a dancer, he has that kind of discipline and choreography. I always studied to be a fight choreographer and wanted to be a dancer, too, but didn’t quite have the feet for it. We have some remarkable fight scenes together, and I’m looking forward to people seeing those.
I can just imagine it will be an eclectic celebration of the dance! Hugh does Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! Liev follows with Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna!... but they keep it all inside.
But in all seriousness Schreiber really seems dedicated to the character. He was even a fan and professes his love for Wolverine and the comic:
I just loved the character of Wolverine. I always have. That sort of deeply ironic and very urban sensibility on a superhero was something that I thought was really groundbreaking, the style of writing, particularly the very sort of editorial style. I just always loved it, and I think that we were able to capture some of that darkness in this movie, so I’m very proud.
Thank you for bringing the dancing darkness.