Hugh Jackman already planning Wolverine sequel

“I have been talking to writers”

X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t even out in cinemas yet, but Hugh Jackman already has ideas on where he’d like to take Logan next time – Japan.

While he’s keeping strictly to the usual “up to the audience” line, the actor tells MTV that he really wants to explore more with the hairy mutant warrior.

“I won’t lie to you, I have been talking to writers. I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga in the comic book. We’ll find out beginning of May if there’s still an audience for it, if people still like the character. There’s no point in telling the story if no one wants to hear it.”

So what’s the appeal of the Japanese plotline? “There are so many areas of that Japanese story,” Jackman explained. “I love the idea of this kind of anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world — I can see it aesthetically, too — full of honour and tradition and customs and someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his way.

"The idea of the samurai, too — and the tradition there. It’s really great. In the comic book he gets his ass kicked by a couple of samurai — not even mutants. He’s shocked by that at first.”

Oh, and there’s another of the character’s big romances to be found lurking within the pages too. “There’s also a great, very intricate story there with Mariko,” says Jackman. “And so many cool ways we could go.” Spoiler alert – in true Wolvie style, things don’t go so well for the couple…

Could be great, could be absolute pants, if you ask us. And, like the man says, the first film has to prove itself at the box office before Wolverine fights any more battles onscreen.

[Source: MTV]

What Wolverine storylines do you want to see on screen?


    • yosarian25

      Apr 30th 2009, 23:58

      I think it's a great idea. We could see how he became the great warrior he is and where he picked up his sense of honour and right and wrong while also allowing for the introduction of Lady Deathstrike, it could be like Batman Begins where Bruce had come part of the way in his training and Ras just took him the rest of the way. Put the finishing touches on. Because in the new film he gets beat up alot, there is no telling of how he became a good fighter he just is. Sabertooth beats the heck out of him and his bone skeleton and then he gets the bone graft and suddenly he is a fantastic fighter. It just didn't ring true to me. I quite liked it though, but my expectations were low.

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    • Mattsimus

      May 20th 2009, 22:27

      Im guessing he learned his fighting skill from years of time and experience in battle, wars, fights and brawls. According to past mythology between Wolverine and sabretooth, sabretooth was always the more powerful and agressive because of his lack of moral code against humans, wheras wolverine apposed that! Im sure you would expect someone who is over a century old to be able to fight! It may have added more of an emotional depth to the film to show him training, hense the potential idea for his japan years! but i think people need to stop comparing all comic book adaptations to film with Batman Begins and matter how brilliant they are!

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