The Wolverine Undergoing Rewrites; New Character/Story Info!

<i>The Wolverine </i> Undergoing Rewrites; New Character/Story Info!

Variety have exclusively revealed that Total Recall scribe Mark Bomback will work on Christopher McQuarrie's script for The Wolverine. There is also some info on a new character joining the proceedings..

According to Variety Mark Bomback with "re-tool" the script for Fox's Mutant follow up. By all accounts Chris McQuarrie's original script was the talk of Hollywood, drawing great praise from anyone who read it. So was that all bullshit or is this something to do with new director James Mangold wanting to make some changes? Anyway whatever the reason Bomback is one of Fox's "go to guys" having already worked on Total Recall, as well as movies like Unstoppable and Die Hard 4. See a pattern there? I just hope this doesn't become another action packed but brainless screenplay.

Variety would also seem to have uncovered a little more on the story as well as revealing a new character..

Story will find Wolverine suffering from amnesia and searching for answers about his past in the Japanese criminal underworld where he finds both love and tragedy.

The entire cast will be comprised of Japanese and Japanese-American actors except for a newly-expanded character named Viper, who's the Caucasian secretary for Japan's Minister of Justice.

Now there are 3 "Vipers" in the Marvel Comics Universe (as far as I know). All are Captain America villain incarnations. One is actually another name for Madame Hydra-I think we can rule her out. More likely this will be a brand new character created for the movie. So what do you guys make of this? Bomback rewriting McQuarrie? Sounds pretty fishy to me but Fox have earned some optimism with X-Men: First Class so lets see how this pans out.

Article pic: James Mangold & Hugh Jackman


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