JoBlo has learned that 30 Days of Night star Danny Huston will play William Stryker in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He joins Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine) and Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/Sabretooth) in the “X-Men” spin-off directed by Gavin Hood and coming to theaters on May 1, 2009.
In X2: X-Men United, Brian Cox played an older version of the William Stryker character.
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.