It’s already been set in stone that a sequel to this summer’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is happening, and a writer has just been confirmed. According to /Film, Christopher McQuarrie will pen the screenplay for what we’re tentively calling Wolverine 2. After the sorry excuse that passed for a script the last time around, there’s nowhere to go from here but up.
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It’s pretty obvious that the second Wolverine film will take place in Japan. The film’s star and producer Hugh Jackman has voiced that fact on multiple occasions. The Japanese storyline is one of the most popular in the characters history, so they’ve decided to recruit someone who actually knows how to formulate a story. Christopher McQuarrie is the man who wrote the script for Bryan Singer‘s cult classic, The Usual Suspects. Therefore, he has somewhat of a history with the X-Men franchise, since he worked with the original’s director.
With Japan as a backdrop, we’ll get to see Wolverine like we’ve never seen on the big screen before. Jackman himself expressed some excitement about seeing his“anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world — I can see it aesthetically, too — full of honor and tradition and customs and someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his way.” I would get excited about this, but we all know, I left my abusive X-Men relationship after Origins. I’m just done. I’m an outsider looking in at this point. I love Wolverine, but I have yet to see him portrayed on film as the bad ass as he should be.
What do you think about Christopher McQuarrie penning the screenplay for the Wolverine sequel?