Monday, 8 December 2008

Wolverine 2 In Japan?

Wolverine 2 - Wolverine Sequel - In JapanThe movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not yet out, but it is granted a huge worldwide success. So one should not wonder that there are already talks about a Wolverine sequel.

MTV recently talked to Hugh Jackman (who plays the role of Logan aka Wolverine) and asked him about the path Wolverine 2 may take:

Wolverine Movie Hugh Jackman Interview

Here's what Hugh Jackman said about the Wolverine movie sequel and what he'd like to do:

"The most intriguing thing to me was the Japan story. I love the Japan story. I wanted to do the Japan story from around X-Men 2. Can you just picture Wolverine in Japan with the triads and the samurai? It's just genius. Comedically and dramatically, I thought, 'This is awesome!' But how can you do that before you explain his origins? If we tried to mix the origin and Japan together, it wouldn't do justice to either. So you can tell by the answer where I'd like it to go."
Hugh Jackman

Japan is part of the early years of Wolverine’s comic book origins. Logan / Wolverine learned a great deal about martial arts in the Land of the Rising Sun:
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Wolverine In japan
So the journey in Japan would be not only an amazing idea but it would also be a plot faithful to the original source material.

Hugh Jackman's words aren't innocent. I am quite sure he talked about the Japanese arc of Wolverine with Director Gavid Hood.

Gavin Hood about WolverineWhen asked if they were going to shoot in Japan for the first Wolverine movie during an early interview with Superhero hype (here), Gavin Hood once answered:

"No, sadly no. We're not going to Japan. I think that will be 'in Wolverine 2' but I won't say any more than that."
Director Gavin Hood

So we may hope to see fights opposing the adamantium claws of Wolverine to samurai swords of yakuzas. I am even more impatient to see Wolverine 2 even if the first movie isn't released yet!


Anonymous said...

i sure hope this is true..i mean lets hope daken makes an apperance i would be the first to buy a ticket -or among the first:)-