Wahhhhh…. he’s going to fight with Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine) in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Even though he’s going to play the villain, I’ll think this role is more standout than Bi’s Ninja Assassin. Realistically, X-Men saga has already an established fans base – that means guaranteed B.O. and exposure than Bi’s movie. Furthermore, Daniel Henney has the looks and he’s already fluent in English. Of course, in Hollywood, as Jet Li once said, it’ll all boils down to numbers (specifically data/survey/polls). If Ninja Assassin did well in the B.O (ehm…currently I’m not that optimistic) and the survey results favored Bi then he really make it to Hollywood.
Actor Daniel Henney will co-star with Hugh Jackman in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’
20th Century Fox Korea said Daniel Henney has been cast as ‘Agent Zero’ for the ‘Weapon X’ program. Agent Zero is a mysterious character who has the ability to control electricity.
‘X-Men Origins’ is a prequel to the existing X-Men films, introducing how Wolverine was created as well as exploring his violent and romantic past and his relationship with Sabretooth. The film also introduces in detail the ‘Weapon X’ program.
Director Gavin Hood, who received the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film for ‘Tsotsi,’ is directing the film which is currently being shot in New Zealand.
Source: KBS World