Last year’s writer’s strike played havoc on our television viewing.  Heroes got chopped at the knees and probably ruined the series for all time.  Nearly everything but reality shows took a hit.  The movie industry was not excluded from this really fun time, as studios scrambled to get scripts finished before the strike began.  Those films are scheduled to arrive in theaters this year, and io9.com has a fascinating look at upcoming movies, and what movie goers will likely encounter when these flicks hit theaters.

On X-Men Origins: Wolverine

What’s the damage?
We know the script was bad enough that it needed a rewrite. We know the rewrite was done in a hurry by someone the studio found by begging the talent agencies to find someone quick. We don’t know how it turned out, though — maybe they got the greatest script doctor in the universe to step in. Also, it’s possible there were more rewrites after the strike ended. Note that the film extended its shooting, ending in May instead of April.

With the whole 20th Century Fox lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Watchmen, do you need any more reasons to not see this film?

via io9.com

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  1. Scott Steubing
    January 6, 2009 at 10:51 am — Reply

    I would hope viewers would be intelligent enough to judge X-Men Origins: Wolverine on its own merits and not over the Watchmen lawsuit.

  2. January 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm — Reply


    Agreed. As much as it bugs me what Fox is doing with Watchmen, I still am really interested in this movie. The trailer was certainly enough to draw me in.

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