Wolverine 2 “Will Stay Very Close To The Source Material”

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

wolverine 2 liev schreiber sabretooth1 Wolverine 2 Will Stay Very Close To The Source Material

In the Q & A session of the Fox event, producer Lauren Schuler Donner and director Gavin Hood were asked about how the financial success (not critical success) of the first movie give them liberty to drift away from the source material more or make them follow the source material more closely.

Lauren Schuler Donner:

I think it’s our responsibility to remain true to the source material. There are other influences and other factors that make us deviate from it, the first of which being transcribing it to the screen. We certainly are fully aware of the fan base and try in every way possible to stay close to the source material. I think in ‘Wolverine’ it was a little bit different because there was a lot of different source material, a lot of different legends in Victor Creed’s relationship to Logan and Logan’s background. There were some choices we had to make. Certainly in ‘Wolverine 2,’ in the Japanese saga, we will stay very close to the source material. I think it’s just best that way.

Gavin Hood:

The truth is, what freaked me out a little when I was doing my research was that I was looking for the definitive origin story of Wolverine. And, of course, any of you who know the comics know that doesn’t entirely exist because this guy’s been written about for 40 years by many different writers, different illustrators. Wolverine’s been drawn wearing a yellow spandex suit and he’s been drawn about wearing jeans and a jacket. The truth is, all of these versions are from source material. The origin story of him as a kid and the bone claws happening and the hint that Victor Creed may be his half brother. In the original draft, when we looked at it without him being a half brother, there wasn’t as much emotional connection between the hero and the villain. So we had to make the choices that were right for this movie. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other options that other writers have written. I just prefer to do a movie with him in jeans and a leather jacket rather than yellow spandex. (Laughs)

I find it very interesting that they first tried the story without Sabretooth and Wolverine being brothers but I understand why they went they way they did. For me, Victor Creed was one of the best parts of the movie with the great performance by Liev Schreiber. If you’re a Schreiber/Sabretooth fan, check out our look at the future of Sabreooth in the X-Men franchise to see what may happen with the character next.

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  1. my apologies! I meant, homosexual.

    Im sorry but a bright yellow and blue suit would not work on screen no matter who designs it. MAYBE his gray/black one, but the yellow one or the original orange/brown one

  2. @ Shamose,

    I think a costume like the image on page 3 of this article could work in live-action.

    It’s not tights anymore, its leather, rubber, etc.

    In the X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game, you can unlock some of his other costumes (classic brown & orange, the original blue & yellow and his X-Force Black & Grey) and see Jackman wear them – He could totally pull them off.

    Think of hte costumes from Watchmen, those worked in live-action.

  3. I suppoe it could work but I just dont like the yellow, he should be a threating character and yelow just doesnt do it for me.. The X-force black and gray one is the only one I would be happy with (POSSIBLY the tan/orange one) but since he is in japan I wager he will adopt the local culture much like he did in the book and wear traditional japanese for most of the film

  4. This movie has some great potential.
    If they make it right, there is no reson why it should fail.

    I expect to see Sunfire and Silver Samurai in this movie.

    What would also be great is if they had it in the time WW2 was on and have a cameo of Captain America (would this go against the rights of the character?)

    Hopefully FOX doesnt screw this up, I mean- Theyre rebooting Daredevil, Fantastic Four, theyre making 5 more X-MEN movies…Im starting to think that these movies are a big cash-grab instead of works that they actually care about.

  5. I think Wolverine could wear a full out version of the classic blue and yellow suit with the mask and everything for a couple scenes during a show/fighting gig. I agree it wouldn’t work for a whole movie, but it would be awesome to see him in it at least once. Would finally explain that he did sport that costume. I’m glad they tried to sneek in the brown and yellow in origins with his leather jacket. The black leather suits for all the x-men was a real stink.

  6. listening to what every1 is saying….the original Xmen movies wer aout wolverine, and the spinoff well Duh…. but what about the other characters??? my fav is Gambit and he is pretty closeto wolverine….so why not let him play a supporting role? another thing about the movie its to family orientated. look at BLADE…. the action, that movie was awesome (the original). wolverine had claws, thes suppose to be slashing and blood etc? correct me if im wrong please

  7. which one do I hate more, Gavin Hood or Brent Ratner, good questtion

  8. I wish they do a story based on the source material of the Japan saga, btu I don’t jnow about that, they said the same thing after the third, Fox said the next movie was going to be deifferetn, wich wasn’t

  9. This movie should be epic, just picture Wolve in Japan fighting with samurais, I wish they have some similarities with the movies the last samurai and batman begins

  10. uuurrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! they are gonna mess it up, i just know it, all the x-men movies were crap, the first one held it together pretty good though it did stray well off from the original script, even the old cartoons from the 90′s were mor bad ass than the movies atleast there was some blood in the first movie and even in the newer cartons (obviously in the comics too) but the movies didnt have s*** man!
    i think that was the only time hugh jackman was even close to portraying wolverine (first movie x-men), i hope they are people out there who have half a braina nd agree that jackie earl haley would be one of the only people to actually be wolvie!!! its not too late to change the cast, for gods sake! i dont know what these guys plan on doing, but why cant they stay true to the damn origin or all the characters like blade or iron man even the fantastic four were better than the x-men 2/3 and wolverine movies! stay true to the original, thats all they have to do, its so simple!
    p.s dont even get me started on the spiderman movies…

  11. OH spiderman and green lantern have more adaptable costumes than wolverine? WHAT ABOUT SUPERMAN!? Superman’s costume is ridiculous for any period of time after the 1940s and he gets his costume…he wears his underwear outside of his pants for christ sake…WHy can’t wolverine’s costume be done in a way wear it looks acceptable to modern film? We can make entire planets explode with CGI but we can’t adapt a timeless superhero’s costume? Nonsense