Wolverine 2 Snags Oscar-Winning Writer

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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Well it would seem that someone at Fox Studios is aching to take advantage of the head of steam the Wolverine franchise is building. Is it any wonder that Fox is fast-tracking Wolverine 2 at a frantic pace? X-Men Origins: Wolverine has brought in over $350 million worldwide and that number is sure to go up when the DVD sales start up.

Screen Rant reported on Hugh Jackman at the Teen Choice Awards, verifying that Wolverine 2 was indeed being made. Next, Screen Rant writer Rob Keyes wrote a piece talking about possible villains for Wolverine 2.

Now, less than a week later after Jackman spilled the news, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Oscar-winning script writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) has been hired to write Wolverine 2‘s script. Indeed, the storyline will follow the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont Japan saga from the 80′s, which just confirms one of the multiple endings for Wolverine and what Jackman hinted at this past weekend.

That is great news for fans who are already excited to see this story told. Other good news: this won’t be McQuarrie’s first time playing in the Marvel universe. He helped pen the first X-Men script but removed his name when the draft that made it to the screen more closely resembeled what David Hayter (Watchmen) had written.

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Back in June, Screen Rant reported that Bryan Singer had expressed interest in returning to the X-Men universe in one form or another. Could he return to helm Wolverine 2? No one knows yet at this early stage, but the way information is being released, we could easily hear something sooner rather than later. McQuarrie has already worked with Singer on The Usual Suspects and X-Men and I personally wouldn’t mind seeing one more pairing between the two. Hugh Jackman is set to produce Wolverine 2 along with Lauren Schuler Donner, who also produced X-Men, giving us yet another connection to Singer.

I think we can all agree that having Christopher McQuarrie onboard for the Wolverine sequel is a good thing -but do you think we could see a possible return of Bryan Singer to the director’s chair for the film? And does this news give you hope that the next Wolverine installment will be better than the first?

Wolverine 2 has no scheduled release date.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Singer isn’t as bad as everyone makes him out to be but I love bringing in McQuarrie. I think it’s a great move.

  2. I’m all for this happening and I would especially be happy to see Singer reunite with McQuarrie to give us Wolverine 2. I don’t know how he managed to make X2 as great (or as long) as it was with Fox being the studio that released the movie, but maybe they trusted him at the time. Of course their’s the problem that Fox had with Singer when he bailed on them for X3 to go and make Superman Returns, but maybe with Jackman helping produce the movie, maybe he would be able to get Singer back in the director’s chair.

    Of course I don’t blame all of Wolverine’s faults on Gavin Hood, since he did okay on the action and brought out great performances in Jackman and Schreiber, it was mainly the script that I thought was the biggest problem in Wolverine, even though it sounds like studio pressure really was put on Hood’s shoulders with finshing the movie and getting it out this summer. And unlike most people it seems on the web, I didn’t hate it, I would give it a B for the reasons I named above and I would hope that if Hood came back, Fox would give him more creative freedom to make it into a better movie, which it has potential to become.

  3. hopefully this will be better than the first

  4. McQuarrie also worked with Singer in Valkyrie. I think hiring him for Wolverine 2 is definitely good news. I really hope Singer will direct it. I too liked the 1st Wolverine film, Hugh Jackman was great but the CGI were indeed occasionally so bad. I think that Wolverine 2 probably has the potential to be a great film, like Iron Man or X2. I hope so because the character and the whole franchise really deserve it. It’s sad to see angry fans against the X-men movies or even Hugh Jackman, fans that once would praise both.

  5. hopefully they dont make the claws look like complete crap again.

  6. It would be nice to see a counter to expected progression to these properties. Usually its a good first movie another movie with second act syndrome then a third act not quite as good as the first but clearly better than the second.

    Yeah an OK, better, clearly best, progression is the way to go. The first one tests the audience interest and is made a little on the cheap. The second movie is bootstrapped by the monetary success of the first. It rewards the audience so they don’t get too discouraged and being use to the “old and typical” way things work will see it out of sheer curiosity. Pleasantly surprised by the second movie the viewers turn out in droves for the third installment, however the studio might be tempted to do what happened in X3, but on purpose.

    Attempting to lessen the expense but maximize the cash from the franchise, they tighten up on security and crank out a grinder-like third movie with low budget and production value. Review showings not given or so selective, read loyal to the studio, reviewers are allowed and widely published.

    Of course a real surprise would be to make the third installment the very best of the three. Perhaps get an elite team of comic book writers who have written in that universe to collaborate with the very best conventional screenwriter. Then throw all the resources you can muster into the filming and advertise and release it at the best time. Even if you had to wait close to a year to get it in theaters. That would definitely be a different way of doing things.

  7. mcquarrie and singer work magic together. i hope singer comes back for thius movie. what better way to make a splash again than to revive the dignity of this character on film. please let fox do the smart thing and re-team McQuarrie and Singer for this.