Black Eyed Peas acting in Wolverine and Street Fighter
Sometimes it seems like every actor wants to be a musician and every musician an actor. In this week's newsworthy chronicles of the latter category, two members of the Black Eyed Peas are headed to Hollywood in a couple of big-budget features.
will.i.am is starring as John Wraith (alias Wraith... or Kestrel), a mutant with the ability of teleportation and a fetish for explosives, in the upcoming film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wraith is part of the Weapon X program that was involved with Wolverine in the X-Men universe. This is will.i.am's feature debut, though he previously appeared on the show Cane. In the end, Wraith is eventually gutted, yes, gutted, by his partner Sabertooth for failing at a mission. Whether or not this grisly end will occur in the film is unknown.
Also making his way onto the silver screen will be Taboo. He'll play a lead role in the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which seems to be a retelling rather than a remake of the old Street Fighter film. Although Taboo's specific role is unknown, speculation has it that he's up for Ryu, Ken or Guile. How the film's plot will be presented is also still murky, as not only did the original film kind of mess with the game's story, but the story itself is pretty much a mess on its own. The film also may be canned if the upcoming Street Fighter 4 tanks, so this news may not end up coming to pass.
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