Wolverine Already Looking Ahead To Sequel

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

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There’s already talk of a sequel to the newest X-Men movie which is centered around the mutant of mutants: Wolverine. Undoubtedly this was thought about even before this one was made, but the man himself, Hugh Jackman, is the one to now publicly state where he would like a possible sequel to go.

So in what direction would Jackman like to see the sequel go? Well none other than Japan, a place that most avid comic book fans out there will know is actually a setting for some of the original Wolverine stories.

Here’s what Jackman had to say in an interview with MTV recently:

“I won’t lie to you, I have been talking to writers… I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga in the comic book.”

“However, it was also another one of my goals that you could see the end of this movie parlaying straight into ['X-Men'], finding that guy in the bar, fighting, drinking, with not much recollection of what’s going on, I thought that was important. However, we’ll find out beginning of May if there’s still an audience for it, if people still like the character. There’s no point in telling the story if no one wants to hear it.”

It seems Jackman wants to both keep in mind the other X-Men movies as well as tread into this Japanese territory. These aren’t the words of just some random actor who’s never heard of the character, who’s just playing the part for a paycheck (although I’m sure he gets a significant chunk of change for playing it nonetheless) – Jackman appears to really know his stuff when it comes to the Wolverine character:

“There are so many areas of that Japanese story, I love the idea of this kind of anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world – I can see it aesthetically, too – full of honor and tradition and customs and someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his way. The idea of the samurai, too – and the tradition there. It’s really great. In the comic book he gets his ass kicked by a couple of samurai – not even mutants. He’s shocked by that at first.”

“There’s also a great, very intricate story there with Mariko,” hinted Jackman in reference to one of Wolverine’s lost loves. “And so many cool ways we could go.”

The multiple (secret) endings to Wolverine could be a clue to the direction of a sequel (which of the multiple endings they use as a jumping off point, I’m not sure…). Although it will depend on box-office numbers if they’re going to go ahead with one, as well as the originally planned Magneto movie, I think it’s pretty safe to say there will be a sequel. Reports have shown that pre-ticket sales for the movie have surpassed Iron Man, as just one example of how well it’s doing already. And with the combined worldwide box-office results of the first three X-Men movies coming to over a whopping $1.6 billion, I seriously doubt Wolverine won’t make a fair amount of money, too.

As for the direction a sequel should go, since I’m not all that familiar with the Japanese stories involving Wolverine, I can’t say if it would be a good fit for the big screen. However, with the type of character that Wolverine is (the way he has been portrayed in the movies), it would certainly be interesting to introduce this Japanese side of things that Jackman seems so passionate about.

I mean, we’ve had all the futuristic stuff with the X-Men movies so far, why not change it up a bit…?

So what do you make of the Japanese direction Jackman would like to see for a sequel?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens tomorrow, May 1st.

Source: MTV Splash Page

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  1. I like the idea, but it seems like he’s saying it would be post x-3. That’s better because it would bring the story back to current time and could involve more of the x-men.

  2. Japanese side of the story is a good idea. This first movie should have gone in that direction.

  3. I would also prefer to see the X-Men films move beyond X-3,,,

  4. im glad jackman his intigrating the comics to the films.
    i hope to god FOX will back-off. and at least let him try it .

    @ wes
    Good point
    mabey they could fit in all the good Junk FOX Left out and try to Forget that X3 ever exsisted.

    mabey even throw in Strykers involvment in the Sentinel Program.

  5. It would be nice if they forgot X3, existed. We could get Mystique and Cyclops back.
    Juggernaut too,,,

  6. they never confirmed whether or not cyclops died, did they?

  7. and if you noticed the scene with Magneto you would know that the cure didnt really work so Mystique would be back.

  8. brodie,

    yeah i would like to see the sentinels into the films(other than just one)

  9. I hope cyclops is dead because the actor who played him sucked. the only way id be fine with cyclops living is if they recast him.

  10. am i the only one who thinks it is weird that when wolverines claws come out there is no blood. his claws would be so bloody.

  11. Am I the only one that thinks Wolverine 2 (or should we call it Wolverine 5) sounds more interesting than the first one. For crying out loud, we didnt need more Weapon X. Now I actually hope the movie performs well enough to justify a sequel.

  12. Ah good point Oscar! I didn’t think of that,,,
    :-)

    Yeah I’m pretty sure Cyclops was vaporised,,, the actor that played him was great! “where’s the beef” on that one Hud ?

  13. I’m only interested in him returning to the Wolverine role if it’s a proper sequel to X3. FOX has already butchered the continuity, so there’s nothing that says Wolverine can’t go to Japan after being in the X-Men.

  14. The only real problem I have at this time is the title. X Men Origins: Wolverine II sounds a bit odd to me. I do like the Japan angle, and, if anyone remembers Marvel published a little “prequel” to the X-Men film “just before” the events of that film. Although it would be non-canon to the films) Silver Samurai figures into Logan’s past. Anyone remember that?

    So I’m all for the storyline. Since it is also a “sequel” it can fit also still be a “prequel”. In addition, since Gambit is supposedly NOT part of First Class, could Gambit carry over into the Wolverine sequel? Indeed, non-mutant Yuriko in the comics has had a modest “thief” rivalry with Gambit.

    Mutants to see? Silver Samurai, Sunspot and Sunfire.

    who knows what they’ll call it.

    @Josh, how exactly is the continuity ‘butchered’?

  15. You guys just want to see Hugh Jackman in a kimono. :)

  16. I’m not sure how they could make a fourth X-Men film without Prof. Xavier. Now I never followed the comics too closely, but I am pretty sure that Xavier wasn’t killed off. That being said, I would love another X-Men film as LONG AS BRETT RATNER IS NOWHERE NEAR THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR! Bring back Singer. If that’s not possible, I like the Japan idea as Wolverine 2, not a seperate X-Men film.

  17. 790
    i don’t feel he was a bad actor, but not good choice for role.(i really just don’t like that guy) but horrible choices for roles in this movie were storm and rouge for sure.

  18. I remember an old rumor that Origins was supposed to be set in Japan, with Ken Watanabe cast as the Silver Samurai, but that obviously wasn’t the case. Would’a made for a better movie, methinks…

  19. please no japan Miller helped kill wolvie in the comics he is was based on an animal and his pick a flower to smell it and jap honor etc was stupid!! It was a slap in the face it would be like superman rapeing etc it just goes against the character. wolvie as much as I loved his character (by Byrne) he is best example of one that lived past his prime (case in point keeping him around till he becomes a samiri??!!!what??!!) and then they say he been around since moses?? and for those who remember the comic were in a future x-men when wolvie was killed by sentinals. it showed his claws were springs etc he was built. then they have were the claws were bone!!?? and in the movie they go with this god awful idea is one thing but they show his bone claws look like fingers without skin and when give him the metal they’re all sharp and styled??!! and he goes through the process of that no problem keeps his memories but at the end of the movie a admatium bullet to his skull and he loses his memories but keeps same personality??!! I gave up on the comic wolvie at the point of the ‘honor’ etc and bone claws. He was a great charcter when he was a mystery and savage (like teh singer pink when dyes her hair black – hello??!!) he supposed to be an animal savage not becoming Myogi from the karate kid if want that then shave all the hair off and change his name to something not to do with an animal. and as for sequals in should be Alphs flight then from there he goes to the x-men. wolvie was a charcter we didn’t need to know he dad took away his tricle and that made him agry to much infromation!

  20. @ Andy S

    After the credits of X3 there’s one last scene where Dr. Moira MacTaggert is checking on a coma patient and you here Xavier’s voice say hello to her; some kind of foreshadowing for Dr. X coming back for another film.

  21. And with Magneto getting his powers back Prof. X could inhabit him and start off an Onslaught movie. Cyclops can be all amnesiac near Alkali Lake, Emma Frost can find him when Xavier hits his brain with mental energy trying to come back to life and breaks down the barrier over his powers that Phoenix put there, Emma can lie to him and the two of them can try to take the school back over from Storm. This can be done in tandem with a Wolverine follow-up movie as well, making it like a crossover event between the Wolverine movie and the X-Men movie, seeing him briefly while he goes to Japan, encounters Deadpool maybe, who knows what else. OR a Deadpool/Cable prequel movie happens establishing Cable to appear in X-Men 4 where he somehow explains that Xavier’s return coincides with the early appearances of Apocalypse for X-Men 5.

    I get excited sometimes… the comic continuity is great, I’m reading through it all right now. But at the same time you really do need to change some things around. It would be great if you could have 500 X-Men movies faithfully reproducing the comic universe, but they are working within a much smaller scope and need to compensate. Do accomplish full accuracy to the comics you would need a live action X-Men TV show… try convincing Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, etc. that THAT is a more beneficial idea than making movies…

    I also think about Uncanny X-Men Issue #40 and understand why it’s not ALWAYS best to respect the comics 100%…

  22. –HUGH JACKMAN SHOULD FINALLY WEAR THE MASK AND UNIFORM, WOLVERINE’S BROWN COSTUME..IF THE MOVIE IS ABOUT NINJA AND SAMURAI, IT TIES IN WELL, BESIDES, WOLVERINE ENJOYS A GOOD 500 ROUNDS OF BEER AND SMOKING HIS CIGAR IN PEACE WITHOUT CONSTANTLY BEING RECOGNIZED AS A MUTANT OR THE ENEMY OF AN UNDERGROUND ASIAN MOB..HE NEEDS THE MASK-DAM YOU BRYAN SINGER FOR TAKING THE MASK AWAY..I WANNA SEE HUGH WITH THE GET UP..AND OF COURSE NO SPANDEX..GO BROWN AND ORANGE RUFF NECK LEATHER WITH SOME STEEL TOE BOOTS AND A PISSED OFF BROW MASK.

  23. Bring ICE MAN BACK AND PYRO!!!!!!!

  24. Didn’t Iceman get killed by Davis Bloom? Oh wait… :-)