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Hugh Jackman Confirms Sequel To "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

The actor discusses the future direction of the character!

"Wolverine" Does Japan!


If you were hoping for a sequel to the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," then you are in luck!  Hugh Jackman has made it official that work on the sequel to his origins story has already taken off. Jackman told MTV that "Wolverine" will be heading to Japan, and production on the film is already under way It just so happens that the upcoming film will be centered around one of the most popular events in Wolverine's character history, which occurred during the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont run back in 1982
 
 


If you are unfamiliar with this period in Wolverine's time-line, then you are seriously missing out! During this fantastic mini series, Miller and Claremont take Wolverine to Japan where he develops an affinity for Japan and Japanese culture. This story happens to be a favorite of many Wolverine fans. However; after the first Origins film there was a question of how accurate the characterizations translated onto the big screen. The fictional relationship between Silver Fox and Emma Frost, the portrayal of Deadpool; both were some of the many conflicts that so many fans had with the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." It will be interesting to see how accurate Wolverine's character portrayal will be. Do you think after having seen the last adaptation of Wolverine on the big screen, that they will manage to pull off an accurate story?
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Posted by AngelFrost

I hope Yuriko/Lady Deathstrike makes an appearance.
 
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Posted by War Killer

HECK YEAH!
Posted by reaper2923

Hey if Deadpool ain't in the movie than there is no way they can screw it up for me.

Posted by War Killer
@reaper2923 said:
"Hey if Deadpool ain't in the movie than there is no way they can screw it up for me. "
I doubt he'll be in it, so you can go see the movie
Edited by MysterioMaximus

"Miller and Claremont take Wolverine to Japan during World War II where he develops an affinity for Japan and Japanese culture, and where he soon meets Itsu and falls in love. Itsu is eventually murdered by Winter Soldier while pregnant with Wolverine's son, Daken
 
I don't remember this being in the original Miller/Claremont Wolverine goes to Japan story...Winter Soldier wasn't even created at that time...I'm confused.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Silver Samurai, can't wait!
Posted by War Killer
@MysterioMaximus said:
"
"Miller and Claremont take Wolverine to Japan during World War II where he develops an affinity for Japan and Japanese culture, and where he soon meets Itsu and falls in love. Itsu is eventually murdered by Winter Soldier while pregnant with Wolverine's son, Daken"  I don't remember this being in the original Miller/Claremont Wolverine goes to Japan story...Winter Soldier wasn't even created at that time...I'm confused. "
It  being set in WWI won't happen, since it'll take plave after Wolverine Origins
Edited by No_Name_
@MysterioMaximus:  It's been a while since I read it, and I will try to dig out my copy; but this is the story that is referenced on Comic Vine. The only reason I mentioned this was because I was curious to see if they would introduce Daken to the story.
Posted by Phorqe

Maybe he'll fight Omega Red! This version of Omega Red will be a super fast mutant that loves skipping rope. He'll get into a dispute with Logan for looking at his girlfriend. Logan will cut his jump rope in half and kick him into a giant flour mixer, which gets struck by lightning. From then on Red swears he will have his vengeance.

Posted by No_Name_
@War Killer: It's World War II
Posted by War Killer
@Babs said:
" @War Killer: It's World War II "
That's what I ment
Edited by MysterioMaximus
@Babs said:

" @MysterioMaximus:  It's been a while since I read it, and I will try to dig out my copy; but this is the story that is referenced on comicvine. The only reason I mentioned this was because I was curious to see if they would introduce Daken to the story. "


I think I remember something with Silver Samurai, but I'm really fuzzy on it too. I've got some big hardback masterpiece edition of the original run or something, but I've only read it a single time. I don't remember Winter Soldier at all though, I'm pretty sure that's before he was created, or should I say brought back? I do remember Wolverine being in love with a women, but also another women he was involved with.
Posted by No_Name_

I recall Winter Soldier being introduced into continuity a bit later. It would be cool if someone who loves Wolverine would look that up, otherwise I can get you guys the answer by tomorrow :D

Edited by MysterioMaximus
 
@Babs
said:

"I recall Winter Soldier being introduced into continuity a bit later. It would be cool if someone who loves Wolverine would look that up, otherwise I can get you guys the answer by tomorrow :D "

This is the book that I have. I really enjoyed it, but like I said, only read it a single time. Back when Frank Miller was awesome. There have been so many Wolverine books that I totally can't keep them all straight. Hah! It's no pressing issue, Babs. Don't worry about it. =] 
 
I miss the old Wolverine, by the way. Back when he'd get shot up and it actually slowed him down. When you though "Man, one more hit and he might die". Now you drop a nuke on his head and he keeps on coming. It's all a bit much for me anymore. No suspense.
Posted by jefprice

I'll enjoy it just like I have the rest. I take them for what they are, movies. not the books. I'm perfectly fine with these guys doing their own take on things, to me it's no different then the Ultimate U or or the many times people have rewritten things in the 616, just make it good.

Posted by Sparda

In the original Frank Miller/Claremont mini, Wolverine goes to Japan to marry Mariko, his love at the time, but her father, Shingen, is the Yakuza boss. He thinks Wolvie is a disgrace and beats the hell out of him and casts him out to the streets, refusing to let him marry his daughter. Wolvie meets Yukio, learns some stuff about his soul, and goes on a ninja/yakuza/Shingen killing rampage, culminating in one badass fight. Winter Soldier wasn't involved at all at the time, and it wasn't set during WWII, so.......I have no idea how that got in there.....?

Posted by No_Name_
@Sparda said:
" In the original Frank Miller/Claremont mini, Wolverine goes to Japan to marry Mariko, his love at the time, but her father, Shingen, is the Yakuza boss. He thinks Wolvie is a disgrace and beats the hell out of him and casts him out to the streets, refusing to let him marry his daughter. Wolvie meets Yukio, learns some stuff about his soul, and goes on a ninja/yakuza/Shingen killing rampage, culminating in one badass fight. Winter Soldier wasn't involved at all at the time, and it wasn't set during WWII, so.......I have no idea how that got in there.....? "
Comic Vine Wolverine Wiki page.
Posted by Sheep-Kill

I would like to see Omega Red, but I think it might work for a third film if the second one is good.  The second I would like to see Logan fight Silver Samari and maybe throw in the Gorgon and the Hand.  Maybe Sufire and show his relationship with Silver Samari.  Plus you got to bring back Sabretooth.

Posted by Sparda
@Babs said:

" @Sparda said:

" In the original Frank Miller/Claremont mini, Wolverine goes to Japan to marry Mariko, his love at the time, but her father, Shingen, is the Yakuza boss. He thinks Wolvie is a disgrace and beats the hell out of him and casts him out to the streets, refusing to let him marry his daughter. Wolvie meets Yukio, learns some stuff about his soul, and goes on a ninja/yakuza/Shingen killing rampage, culminating in one badass fight. Winter Soldier wasn't involved at all at the time, and it wasn't set during WWII, so.......I have no idea how that got in there.....? "
Comic Vine Wolverine Wiki page. "
Alas, my dull mind is officially confused. On Wolverine's wiki page on CV, I got this regarding the mini:
 
" In his first solo limited series, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Frank Miller, Wolverine seemingly overcomes his feral nature in order to win the love and respect of Mariko Yashida. The two are engaged after Wolverine kills Lord Shingen Harada. However, the wedding is broken off by Viper and the Silver Samurai, as well as the manipulations of the villain Mastermind."
Posted by Lantern Prime
@Babs said:
"

"Wolverine" Does Japan!


If you were hoping for a sequel to the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," then you are in luck!  Hugh Jackman has made it official that work on the sequel to his origins story has already taken off. Jackman told MTV that "Wolverine" will be heading to Japan, and production on the film is already under way It just so happens that the upcoming film will be centered around one of the most popular events in Wolverine's character history, which occurred during the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont run back in 1982
 
 


If you are unfamiliar with this period in Wolverine's time-line, then you are seriously missing out! During this fantastic mini series, Miller and Claremont take Wolverine to Japan during World War II where he develops an affinity for Japan and Japanese culture, and where he soon meets Itsu and falls in love. Itsu is eventually murdered by Winter Soldier while pregnant with Wolverine's son, Daken. This story happens to be a favorite of many Wolverine fans. However; after the first Origins film there was a question of how accurate the characterizations translated onto the big screen. The fictional relationship between Silver Fox and Emma Frost, the portrayal of Deadpool; both were some of the many conflicts that so many fans had with the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." It will be interesting to see how accurate Wolverine's character portrayal will be. Do you think after having seen the last adaptation of Wolverine on the big screen, that they will manage to pull off an accurate story? "


Is there any chance at all that the Silver Samurai will be in the movie considering its in Japan?
Posted by TheBat

Should be a good movie if they stick to the story. Even though Origins wasn't quite the movie it could have been, I still think Jackman kicks ass as Wolvie. I wouldn't mind seeing Deathstrike or the Silver Samurai  - but I'm not sure if Daken should be in it or not. I think the character is really interesting and would add a lot of drama for Wolvie to deal with his son - but Daken sorta skeeves me out now.  They could always revamp him and make him better for the flick though. Either way - it'll be fun to watch.

Posted by No_Name_
@Sparda: I am not debating you, but my understanding on the Comic Vine Wolverine wiki page under the WWII section where it lists his trip to Japan, I found this: 
 
After WWII, he travels to China, where he meets a Chinese businessman named Chang, an employee of Landau, Luckman, and Lake. In Shanghai, Logan meets Ogun, an immortal Japanese samurai and sorcerer. Impressed by Logan’s skill, Ogun offers to instruct him in the martial arts, and even teaches him Sun Tzu and ideograms. Wolverine soon develops a deep and lasting love for Japan.

Logan and Itsu
After his training with Ogun, Logan travels to the village of Bando Saburo in order to learn how to be a man. There, he meets and falls in love with a local woman named Itsu. They are married and conceive a child together.

After the demon sword smith Muramasa creates an explosion that causes Logan to accidentally stab a villager with his claws, Logan is banned from the village. Before he leaves, Logan finds Itsu murdered. Unknown to Logan, the mysterious cloaked figure (who later accompanies Sabretooth when he murders Silver Fox) takes the child from Itsu's womb and raises him as the assassin Daken.

Logan gives himself to Muramasa, thinking the villagers are responsible for the murder of Itsu. Muramasa vows to build a sword capable of killing even Logan himself. Logan is later rescued by the Winter Soldier and taken to Madripoor.
Posted by MysterioMaximus
@Sparda said:
"In the original Frank Miller/Claremont mini, Wolverine goes to Japan to marry Mariko, his love at the time, but her father, Shingen, is the Yakuza boss. He thinks Wolvie is a disgrace and beats the hell out of him and casts him out to the streets, refusing to let him marry his daughter. Wolvie meets Yukio, learns some stuff about his soul, and goes on a ninja/yakuza/Shingen killing rampage, culminating in one badass fight. Winter Soldier wasn't involved at all at the time, and it wasn't set during WWII, so.......I have no idea how that got in there.....? "

That's my book and what I know as the original Wolverine in Japan story. Maybe they added to it some years later?
Posted by No_Name_
@MysterioMaximus said:
" @Sparda said:
"In the original Frank Miller/Claremont mini, Wolverine goes to Japan to marry Mariko, his love at the time, but her father, Shingen, is the Yakuza boss. He thinks Wolvie is a disgrace and beats the hell out of him and casts him out to the streets, refusing to let him marry his daughter. Wolvie meets Yukio, learns some stuff about his soul, and goes on a ninja/yakuza/Shingen killing rampage, culminating in one badass fight. Winter Soldier wasn't involved at all at the time, and it wasn't set during WWII, so.......I have no idea how that got in there.....? "
That's my book and what I know as the original Wolverine in Japan story. Maybe they added to it some years later? "
I bet that's probably what happened. 
 
@Sparda, if you want to fix the Wolverine page, by all means be my guest! I would really appreciate it, because I am now probably more confused than you are!
Posted by Sparda
@Babs: Ohhhhh, okay. Yeah, I get ya. Well, if they were talking about him in Japan during WWII ( I can't watch the video because I'm in Canada :( ), then that would be the story they would be referencing, but if they were talking about the Miller/Claremont mini then it'd be the one I was talking about.
 
I overcomplicate things somethimes.
Edited by MysterioMaximus

Hah! I'm totally lost! What have I done? ;) 
 

Well…what have we learned? There’s way too many Wolverine books. ;)    

Posted by No_Name_
@Sparda said:

" @Babs: Ohhhhh, okay. Yeah, I get ya. Well, if they were talking about him in Japan during WWII ( I can't watch the video because I'm in Canada :( ), then that would be the story they would be referencing, but if they were talking about the Miller/Claremont mini then it'd be the one I was talking about.  I overcomplicate things somethimes. "

Not at all! Don't be silly, you are absolutely correct to question that story, and I am really glad that you did! In the video, Hugh Jackman mentions that it will be set in Japan. The folks at MTV and Geek Tyrant both mentioned that Jackman was referring to the Claremont/Miller series. 
 
Quoted from the MTV article:

 star Hugh Jackman began teasing that he'd like to bring Logan to Japan for a live-action adaptation of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's fan-favorite story arc that had the Marvel Comics hero learning Eastern philosophy and fighting skills.
 

Someone somewhere got their wires crossed; maybe it was me.
Posted by Sparda
@MysterioMaximus said:
"
Hah! I'm totally lost! What have I done? ;) 
 

Well…what have we learned? There’s way too many Wolverine books. ;)    

"
Ahahaha, maybe there are.
 
@Babs said:
" @Sparda said:

" @Babs: Ohhhhh, okay. Yeah, I get ya. Well, if they were talking about him in Japan during WWII ( I can't watch the video because I'm in Canada :( ), then that would be the story they would be referencing, but if they were talking about the Miller/Claremont mini then it'd be the one I was talking about.  I overcomplicate things somethimes. "

Not at all! Don't be silly, you are absolutely correct to question that story, and I am really glad that you did! In the video, Hugh Jackman mentions that it will be set in Japan. The folks at MTV and Geek Tyrant both mentioned that Jackman was referring to the Claremont/Miller series. 
 
Quoted from the MTV article:

 star Hugh Jackman began teasing that he'd like to bring Logan to Japan for a live-action adaptation of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's fan-favorite story arc that had the Marvel Comics hero learning Eastern philosophy and fighting skills.
 

Someone somewhere got their wires crossed; maybe it was me. "

Oh, well, I guess I'm happy, because I'd much rather see a adaptation of the Claremont/Miller mini than the WWII Japan story, personally :)
 
Thanks for clearing that up, Babs!
Posted by No_Name_

Sure thing!

Posted by MysterioMaximus
@Sheep-Kill said:
"I would like to see Omega Red, but I think it might work for a third film if the second one is good.  The second I would like to see Logan fight Silver Samari and maybe throw in the Gorgon and the Hand.  Maybe Sufire and show his relationship with Silver Samari.  Plus you got to bring back Sabretooth. "
So something caught my eye. I completely understand why you'd expect some characters like Silver Samurai, the Hand, and Sunfire...even Omega Red makes some sense considering his past with Logan...but Gorgon seems completely and utterly random. Does Gorgon have some sort of history with Wolverine I don't know about?
Posted by Nahero

as i think about it this this stuff with wolverine in japan and goes to america can be a plot in the Wolverine Anime

Edited by MysterioMaximus

@Nahero said:

"as i think about it this this stuff with wolverine in japan and goes to america can be a plot in the Wolverine Anime "


Now see...those are two words that don't belong in the same sentence IMO. Wolverine and Anime leaves a bad taste in my mouth. But then again, the thought of Wolverine as a Ronin felt so mischaracterized to me until I actually read the story. He's most often played as a tackles, berserker, beer drinking macho man, the complete opposite of the Samurai. Yet somehow Claremont made it work.    

Posted by No_Name_
@MysterioMaximus said:


 Wolverine and Anime leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

"
Posted by geraldthesloth

I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know?

Posted by MysterioMaximus
@geraldthesloth said:
"I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know? "
I don't know, if this is based upon Claremonts first Wolverine/Japan series...I'd say it's pretty safe bet that Silver Samurai will be in it. He was a very large role. I could also see Sunfire being featured, being basically Japans Capt. America. But where is everyone getting Gorgon from? Again...I don't remember him having anything to ever do with Wolverine. Ever! As far as I know, Stiltman has as much to do with Wolverine as Gorgon. Hah! Is this something new I missed?
Edited by FoxxFireArt

The relationship between Emma and Silver Fox was just silly. Was it really necessary to make them sisters just to have her there?
 
I enjoyed the Wolverine movie, but I'm not so sure another one is really needed. The movie would seem like "Last Samurai". I don't think I should be too over critical. It could still be a cool movie. Past that, is anything really that important?
I was a bit disappointed that when they showed WWII in Origin movie. That it would of been interesting if Logan's squad was the one that liberated the camp that Magneto was in. Since the first movie opened with him in a concentration camp.

Posted by Meteorite

Hmm I'd like to see Silver Samurai, Sunfire, Lady Deathstrike, and maybe Viper.
Posted by Sparda
@MysterioMaximus said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
"I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know? "
I don't know, if this is based upon Claremonts first Wolverine/Japan series...I'd say it's pretty safe bet that Silver Samurai will be in it. He was a very large role. I could also see Sunfire being featured, being basically Japans Capt. America. But where is everyone getting Gorgon from? Again...I don't remember him having anything to ever do with Wolverine. Ever! As far as I know, Stiltman has as much to do with Wolverine as Gorgon. Hah! Is this something new I missed? "
Did you read Enemy of The State? He didn't really have much to do with Logan's history but he was one hell of an opponent in that story. I don't think he should be in the new movie but it would be interesting if they threw out some reference or hint of a appearance.
Posted by ComicCrazy

yes yes yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for this.I know a lot of people did not like wolverine origins but I for one loved and cannot wait for this one and it will be awesome to see yuriko in it.
Posted by Endanger

They'll find a way to ruin that story too...trust me.

Posted by csimon

Kill me now they just need to let it die! or let marvel Studios do the movie.

Posted by MysterioMaximus
@Sparda said:
" @MysterioMaximus said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
"I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know? "
I don't know, if this is based upon Claremonts first Wolverine/Japan series...I'd say it's pretty safe bet that Silver Samurai will be in it. He was a very large role. I could also see Sunfire being featured, being basically Japans Capt. America. But where is everyone getting Gorgon from? Again...I don't remember him having anything to ever do with Wolverine. Ever! As far as I know, Stiltman has as much to do with Wolverine as Gorgon. Hah! Is this something new I missed? "
Did you read Enemy of The State? He didn't really have much to do with Logan's history but he was one hell of an opponent in that story. I don't think he should be in the new movie but it would be interesting if they threw out some reference or hint of a appearance. "

I did not, good sir. If it's relatively modern, odds are I probably didn't read it. I'm mostly more of an old school comics reader. I mostly just keep as up-to-date as possible by vicariously following what friends have told me about current storylines. I’m more DC when it comes to modern, personally. I’ll give a current Marvel book a chance every once and a while though. I’d be interested in seeing him battle Gorgon, but I just can’t see it fitting into a film. He’s too obscure.

Posted by Sparda
@MysterioMaximus said:
" @Sparda said:
" @MysterioMaximus said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
"I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know? "
I don't know, if this is based upon Claremonts first Wolverine/Japan series...I'd say it's pretty safe bet that Silver Samurai will be in it. He was a very large role. I could also see Sunfire being featured, being basically Japans Capt. America. But where is everyone getting Gorgon from? Again...I don't remember him having anything to ever do with Wolverine. Ever! As far as I know, Stiltman has as much to do with Wolverine as Gorgon. Hah! Is this something new I missed? "
Did you read Enemy of The State? He didn't really have much to do with Logan's history but he was one hell of an opponent in that story. I don't think he should be in the new movie but it would be interesting if they threw out some reference or hint of a appearance. "

I did not, good sir. If it's relatively modern, odds are I probably didn't read it. I'm mostly more of an old school comics reader. I mostly just keep as up-to-date as possible by vicariously following what friends have told me about current storylines. I’m more DC when it comes to modern, personally. I’ll give a current Marvel book a chance every once and a while though. I’d be interested in seeing him battle Gorgon, but I just can’t see it fitting into a film. He’s too obscure."

It's a few years old, but it's still relatively recent. I suggest you read it-it's one of the better Wolverine stories I've read in a while, and it's follow up with Logan's crazy bloody fight against Gorgon is great. I agree about his fitting into a film-no one would have any idea who he was other than comic fans.
Posted by Phorqe

They'll probably throw in a bunch of characters in there, I don't think they would go from a movie with 20 mutants to a movie with 2. So I'm sure we'll see some other Japanese mutants like Sunfire. As for the Wolvie anime..................... it is as bad as it sounds. 

Edited by MysterioMaximus

Wow! I refuse to believe that Anime is Wolverine...mostly because...well...that's totally not Wolverine!
Posted by GERALD

that's cool. The choreography is gonna be insane, I hope.
 
And maybe the script will be better? No, I guess you can't hope for too much.

Posted by Mighty_Destroyer

i hope the graphics are better that the last. As long as it looks better than who framed roger rabit, ill be ok.

Posted by geraldthesloth
@MysterioMaximus said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
"I know it's not going to be dead on but..I'd love to see them throw Silver Samurai or the Gorgon in just for fun you know? "
I don't know, if this is based upon Claremonts first Wolverine/Japan series...I'd say it's pretty safe bet that Silver Samurai will be in it. He was a very large role. I could also see Sunfire being featured, being basically Japans Capt. America. But where is everyone getting Gorgon from? Again...I don't remember him having anything to ever do with Wolverine. Ever! As far as I know, Stiltman has as much to do with Wolverine as Gorgon. Hah! Is this something new I missed? "
His first appearence was in a wolverine comic, he's a wolverine foe
Posted by MoonKnightFan123

they best not fuck it up

Posted by G'bandit

Get ready for The last Samurai, Wolverine style XD  
 
Staring:  

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Tom Cruise as the last Silver Samurai
 
I bet they'll mess up Silver Samurai like they did to DP, and Lady Death probably wont appear, if she does I'll be pissed at his surprise face every-time I watch X-2..I be like: "Why are you so surprised? Is not like you've never seen her cute a$$ before" :P 

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