Hugh Jackman’s Next Projects (Including Wolverine 2)

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:28 pm,

Last week Screen Rant reported on the fact that Hugh Jackman would like to see the Wolverine sequel involve the Japanese saga from the original comics. But at that point it was just the wishful, albeit informed, thinking of the Wolverine actor and not actual confirmation that that’s the direction a sequel would go.

Seed Productions, which is a company started by Jackman, Deborah-Lee Furnass and John Palermo (and is associated with 20th Century Fox), has started ramping up several projects for Jackman to star in. And, yes, one of which is the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Seed are planning to focus squarely on the Japanese storyline that Jackman wishfully spoke of last time he was interviewed about the sequel, which is set to continue on from the after-credits sequence [possible spoiler ahead] that saw Jackman in Japan, speaking the lingo. Seed will produce the film, as they did with Wolverine, but no writer has been hired to write the script as of yet.

The other projects on the horizon for Jackman include Personal Security, which will see the Australian play a tough police detective; an adaptation of a James Sallis novel called Drive which will see him drive race cars by-day and getaway cars by-night; and a modern version of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical Carousel in which Jackman will play Bill Bigelow.

Oh, and for those of you who enjoyed his little performance at the beginning of the Oscars earlier this year, along with Carousel, Jackman also plans to star in a Broadway musical next year called Houdini. It is to be directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray) with the music written by Danny Elfman (a regular of Tim Burton).

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Wow, Jackman is certainly going to be a busy boy over the next couple of years or so. It’s good to see him take on a variety of roles, particularly those which are undoubtedly a lot smaller in scale than any of the X-Men movies. However, it appears that Wolverine is where a lot of his passion lies, going by his enthusiasm for the sequel’s Japanese angle that we know they are planning.

That passion can only be a good thing for the Wolverine sequel…

So what do you think of them moving ahead with the Japanese storyline for the Wolverine sequel? What do you make of the other projects that have been lined up for Jackman?

Source: Variety

TAGS: drive, personal security, the wolverine

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  1. I loved the whole Japanese angle with Wolverine. Wolverine is an animal in human flesh – raging, emotionally charged and undisciplined. A samurai is the complete opposite of that. It could be a great flic!

  2. I’ve actually been toying with the idea in my own head that they should lump the Wolvy Japanese saga from the Wolverine miniseries (Mariko & The Hand & Silver Samurai) with some of the stories set in Madripoor and then set that first half of a film against a second act involving Nick Fury approaching Logan in Japan for a covert op in Eastern Europe, trying to locate and steal an adamantium knock-off called carbomantium, which the Soviets are trying to use to develop their own Weapon X, named Omega Red (since the sequel is set in the time period of the cold war, as the first one ended somewhere in the 70′s.)

    Once Wolvy locates the Carbonmantium he hides it in Madripoor’s Lowtown to prevent anyone from making another weapon like him, and the finale is a big brawl between Russian special-ops, The Hand (w Silver Samurai), S.H.I.E.L.D., Wolvy and Omega Red.

    Epilogue: When Silver Samurai and the hand are defeated, Wolvy’s love interest (Mariko) steps up to become the head of her clan’s crime syndicate and banishes Logan from Madripoor which he accepts out of love for her.

    Good? Too much for one movie?

  3. CAROUSEL, CAROUSEL and again CAROUSEL!! Please Hugh, do Carousel, I beg you!! I’m also very excited about Houndini. Sure, Hugh IS Wolverine, more than Christopher Reeve is Superman, but for me the man is born to do musicals…

  4. For the Woverine sequal I like the whole Japanese storyline, and if the studios that own the properties to the characters joined together to have Nick Fury approach Wolverine with the task of capturing or killing the Hulk that would be a good nod to the comics.

  5. I hate to say it but he’s the only man on Earth that could pull off Carousel on the big screen or any screen! And I hate musicals!

  6. I guess some people missed the article stating that Nick Fury belongs to Marvel and X-Men belong to Fox.

  7. @ Weapon 420, That would be awesome, but i really doubt that will ever happen. Fox is not gonna want to give Marvel extra money just to use Hulk and Nick Fury. Fox is making alot of money just with their X-Men characters.

  8. I WISH NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS FOR JACKMAN, HE REALLY CARES FOR THE FANS AND HIS DEDICATION IS ADMIRABLE.JACKMAN YOUR AWSOME DUDE..

  9. i like wolverine 2 when logan fights the samurai so hugh jackman will play wolverine on wolverine 2 so x men origns wolverine 2 coming soon.

  10. i like wolverine 2 with hugh jackman he will versus the samurai on the second one so hugh jackman will play wolverine again x men origns wolverine 2 in theatres 2010 of august

  11. im argee with andries price hey andries my name is hugh jackman whats up man i will do x men origns wolverine 2 i will fight the samurai i like you man so x men origns wolverine 2 opens august 2010 congrelution andries see man see x men origns wolverine 2 in theatres 2010

  12. Sounds good, just hope he doesn’t become typecast as Wolverine…(or IS he already?). Anyways, I liked “Origins” better than what I’ve heard from many people. Some didn’t have good things to say about it, but I take all that with a grain of salt. You like what you like, and that’s the way it is. I thought Origins was well done enough. Not the best movie in the world, but entertaining enough. I didn’t mind paying to see it at the theater as opposed to waiting till it came out on DVD.

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