For the love of film! I mean I support you Hugh on almost anything. Want to go ride a horse across a desolate land for 3 hours and I’m with ya, but when I hear the words “script” and “Wolverine” I get a little nervous. At least we have a different crew on board for this film and only one writer to boot! As we’ve known for some time, writer Christopher McQuarrie has decided to tackle to un-tacklable and has completed a Wolverine 2 script. He himself has turned in great work (The Usual Suspects) and not so great work (Valkyrie), so it’s still up the air as to what we can expect from this film.
According to Roger Friedman the script is “a little different than we originally thought” and the rumor that “Wolverine is heading to Japan [is] for real.” We had heard about Japanese Wolverine from Hugh Jackman before, but many people didn’t know if it was a rumor or not, apparently it is!
Friedman reassures us that we shouldn’t be too scared just yet…
Based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, Wolverine’s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress, I am told. “It’s a beautiful story,” says a source, “and will be very different than the first film.”
Well, I can’t complain about it being different. Gavin Hood has said he won’t be helming the film and at the moment it all depends on good director… neigh a great director to turn the series around and take it back to the Bryan Singer, X-Men days.
Friedman goes on to talk about the Japanese Wolverine…
In addition to “Wolverine in Japan,” don’t worry. There are plenty of X-Men movies on the drawing boards. The next one will bring back director Bryan Singer, who made the first two films.
It almost sounds like he’s saying, “don’t worry about this one, we’ll have lots more good ones following this!” Seeing as Singer will most likely be tackling Magneto, he might be right!
Apparently they’re looking to tie things up and get shooting on Wolverine 2 in the new year, currently the start date is set for January 2011 according to SlashFilm.
What do you think about Wolverine 2?