As far as comics go, Victor Creed, a.k.a. Sabretooth, undoubtedly is Wolverine’s most iconic enemy, sharing a long history of brutal fights with our favorite clawed X-Men. Since he’s such an important character, #Sabretooth made his cinematic debut early on, appearing in 2000’s X-Men portrayed by professional wrestler Tyler Mane.
Despite the fact that Mane did justice to the role, he didn’t get a call to reprise his role, with Liev Schreiber replacing him as the murderous mutant in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While Liev did an excellent job, too, many fans were disappointed by Mane’s absence, preferring the original look.
Up until now, we weren’t exactly sure why Tyler Mane didn’t return for Origins, and we couldn’t only speculate. However, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mane broke his silence and finally gave us a clear answer:
"That was the producers’ decision. The storyline was them rising as brothers, and Liev [Schreiber] and Hugh [Jackman] look a lot closer in that respect, so I understand. I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed. I’d love to get my claws back into that role. But that’s Hollywood."
X-Men Origins decided to follow a different path and presented us a different version of Sabretooth. Liev’s take on the role was a touch more sophisticated since his part required way more speaking. While Bryan Singer’s vision pictured Sabretooth more like a clear-cut brute who had no personal connection with #Logan, Origins addressed matters differently, making Sabretooth Wolverine’s brother and a shadowy assassin — William Stryker’s right-hand man. Apart from the differences, I think we can all agree that both actors were great. And while the two Sabretooths had a very different style of combat, all the fight scenes with #Wolverine were exceptional. Mane went on to reveal his personal favorite:
"We were already into fight training when I first met Hugh. He jumped right in and we created some very memorable, intense fight scenes. My favorite fight would have to be on the top of the Statue of Liberty. We filmed the snow scene on the coldest day of the year in Canada, and I was too numb to be able to remember most of it!’’
So, what do you think? Which one of these did a better job? Were you disappointed that Logan’s Sabretooth didn’t make the cut? Leave your answers bellow and let me know!
Which movie gave us the greatest Sabretooth?
(Sources: The Hollywood Reporter)