Wolverine Sequel Script is Ready; Filming to Begin Soon
Like it or not, the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a go film. Get ready to see Jackman tackle Logan's Japan saga.
Regardless of mixed reviews, the financial success of last year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine guaranteed a sequel. The project, which star Hugh Jackman has slowly been hyping, has entered the next stage of production.
ShowBiz411 has just reported that scribe Christopher McQuarrie (X-Men, Valkyrie) has completed a first draft of the script. The site's source revealed a few details pertaining to the film's direction:
"The script is a little different than originally thought. [It's] 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.'"
They went on to say that the production is slated to begin filming in January, 2011. Though Hugh Jackman is the only actor presently attached to the film, Liev Schreiber, who portrayed Logan's brother and nemesis Victor/Sabertooth in the first X-Men spin-off, has recently expressed interest in returning. Whether his character is written into the script has yet to be revealed.
No director is currently attached to the project.
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