Will.I.Am, a member of the Black Eyed Peas, recently discussed his role in the upcoming film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film chronicles James “Logan” Howlett’s journey to discover how he was created and why. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine, and Will.I.Am makes his cinematic debut as a teleporter.
The rapper stated that, “My character’s name is John Wraith. He’s a black Texan. He’s not a cowboy, but his gear suggests that he is. He’s just a badass who’ll whoop your ass.”
Apparently he’ll also whoop the ass of any film equipment that lingers too close. During a fight scene he broke one of the camera’s lenses. “It was my fight scene. I was real into it, and then I missed my mark, and I punched the camera and broke the lens!” He adds, “It probably took me 50 times, but I got it. It was hard for me, but it was cool and fun at the same time.”
The film, directed by Gavin Hood, also features Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Danny Huston and Live Shreiber. Its expected release is May 2009.