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Jackman talks Wolvie 2

10.07.2009

As we've heard by now, Hugh Jackman's animalistic adamantium-laced mutant may be returning for another WOLVERINE sequel, finally bringing the acclaimed Japan storyline to life.

Responding to a rather gauche query by interviewer Katie Couric, Jackman briefly talks about how he fell in love with the Japan story way back while initially researching the character. He mentions that he won't officially unsheathe the claws for the movie unless he's happy with the script, which is currently being written by Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS). Although that does imply he was content with the first prequel's script.

The famed 1982 Chris Claremont/Frank Miller comic miniseries (which helped popularize the character) paints Logan as a modern masterless samurai in Japan, where he attempts to win the heart of Mariko Yashida but winds up clashing with her father and a whole clan of ninjas.

Extra Tidbit: Check earlier in the interview to see Jackman address the much-publicized "cell phone incident".
Source: CBS News

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6:51PM on 10/08/2009

Awesome

I think this is a good ideal plus i have not seen the first one yet,but the second one should be sweet to.
I think this is a good ideal plus i have not seen the first one yet,but the second one should be sweet to.
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4:06PM on 10/08/2009
This sounds awesome, I should be way cooler than the first Wolverine movie.
This sounds awesome, I should be way cooler than the first Wolverine movie.
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3:06PM on 10/08/2009

simple math

hugh jackman + japan story line + Zak Snyder = 100% fanboy love = $$$

c'mon fox?
hugh jackman + japan story line + Zak Snyder = 100% fanboy love = $$$

c'mon fox?
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4:28PM on 10/08/2009
That would be so kickass! Everything would be in super slow/fast motion!
That would be so kickass! Everything would be in super slow/fast motion!
2:47PM on 10/08/2009
I know it's hard to be optimistic toward anything that involves Fox, but hiring Christopher McQuarrie is a step in the right direction. While I'm positive he'll pen a good script, I am worried that Fox will bring in some hack to re-write it to include their "ideas".
I know it's hard to be optimistic toward anything that involves Fox, but hiring Christopher McQuarrie is a step in the right direction. While I'm positive he'll pen a good script, I am worried that Fox will bring in some hack to re-write it to include their "ideas".
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2:26PM on 10/08/2009

By the way

I know the studio reported that Wolverine costed 150 mil. but I just don't by it. The sets look so cheap and middle part is all in the woods so where has that pile of cash gone? No expensive actors except maybe Jackman. Fox is just lying about the budget, maybe they added 1 in front of 50 mil.=)It would be interesting to know the real budget. And yes, Jackman is great as wolvie.
I know the studio reported that Wolverine costed 150 mil. but I just don't by it. The sets look so cheap and middle part is all in the woods so where has that pile of cash gone? No expensive actors except maybe Jackman. Fox is just lying about the budget, maybe they added 1 in front of 50 mil.=)It would be interesting to know the real budget. And yes, Jackman is great as wolvie.
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2:17PM on 10/08/2009
I watched Wolverine because I was a die hard x-men fan growing up even though the movie was a bit disappointing. If they make the Japan story I hope they give it a fresh approach and not the way they made Wolverine.
I watched Wolverine because I was a die hard x-men fan growing up even though the movie was a bit disappointing. If they make the Japan story I hope they give it a fresh approach and not the way they made Wolverine.
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1:09PM on 10/08/2009

I'll admit it...

I love Jackman as Wolverine. I think it is awesome casting there. You can tell he really loves playing the character.

The only thing is the past couple of movies (x3 and origins) sucked balls. Not his fault, just horrible directing and scripts that nobody could save.
I love Jackman as Wolverine. I think it is awesome casting there. You can tell he really loves playing the character.

The only thing is the past couple of movies (x3 and origins) sucked balls. Not his fault, just horrible directing and scripts that nobody could save.
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12:55PM on 10/08/2009
So basically, it'll be another decade before we get a decent X-men movie because we'll have to suffer through a bunch of origin films: Wolverine 2, Magneto, first class?
So basically, it'll be another decade before we get a decent X-men movie because we'll have to suffer through a bunch of origin films: Wolverine 2, Magneto, first class?
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12:39PM on 10/08/2009

Frank Miller...

hasn't written anything good in a long, long time. Ever try reading 'Dark Knight Strikes Again?' Pointless and awful. We get it, in Miller's world Batman is a sadistic psychopath, Superman hates humanity, and Wonderwoman just needs to get laid. Yuck. Love Frank's work up to and including Sin City, nothing after that.
hasn't written anything good in a long, long time. Ever try reading 'Dark Knight Strikes Again?' Pointless and awful. We get it, in Miller's world Batman is a sadistic psychopath, Superman hates humanity, and Wonderwoman just needs to get laid. Yuck. Love Frank's work up to and including Sin City, nothing after that.
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12:07PM on 10/08/2009

hm

i like this guy but enuff with the stupid comic book movies. Wolverine sucked monkey dong dongs too bad.
i like this guy but enuff with the stupid comic book movies. Wolverine sucked monkey dong dongs too bad.
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11:30AM on 10/08/2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

This could either turn out like that or decent. We'll see.
This could either turn out like that or decent. We'll see.
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10:08AM on 10/08/2009
Although Hackman's heart is in the right place, we need more than just his approval of the script to feel at ease and excited for a sequel. I think he cares about the character and loves playing him - but doesn't actually know much more than a summary of ideas about his story.
Although Hackman's heart is in the right place, we need more than just his approval of the script to feel at ease and excited for a sequel. I think he cares about the character and loves playing him - but doesn't actually know much more than a summary of ideas about his story.
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3:45AM on 10/08/2009

A better option.

Why don't they get Frank Miller to write a script for the sequel? That would definitely save face, and it would get a whole new respect from the real fans of Wolvie. I think we deserve it, considering the last Hollywood garbage puke the first one was. The Japan story already has the potential to make a classic, but, only if it's done right. For god's sake, make a good movie with Wolverine already!! One can only dream, i'm sure i'm not alone on this one.
Why don't they get Frank Miller to write a script for the sequel? That would definitely save face, and it would get a whole new respect from the real fans of Wolvie. I think we deserve it, considering the last Hollywood garbage puke the first one was. The Japan story already has the potential to make a classic, but, only if it's done right. For god's sake, make a good movie with Wolverine already!! One can only dream, i'm sure i'm not alone on this one.
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9:14AM on 10/08/2009
Have you seen the Spirit or Robocop 3... Frank Miller is better left to comics...
Have you seen the Spirit or Robocop 3... Frank Miller is better left to comics...
10:16AM on 10/08/2009
'Cuz Frank Miller is a totally overrated writer, maybe? And as much as this film will probably suck regardless, Christopher MQuarrie >>>>>>>> Frank Miller.
'Cuz Frank Miller is a totally overrated writer, maybe? And as much as this film will probably suck regardless, Christopher MQuarrie >>>>>>>> Frank Miller.
2:48AM on 10/08/2009

Jackman and Wolvie deserve better..

Though Jackman saying he wants script approval doesn't do much for me--he touted the last one as being true to the character.

As long as they leave the cheeky humor out, go for the darker aspects of Wolverine, and film some all out, respectable and non-cheap looking action, they might have something. It helps McQuarrie is writing the script, but that doesn't mean they won't neuter it.

Oh yeah, and keep Tom Rothman as far away as FUCKING possible from this project..
Though Jackman saying he wants script approval doesn't do much for me--he touted the last one as being true to the character.

As long as they leave the cheeky humor out, go for the darker aspects of Wolverine, and film some all out, respectable and non-cheap looking action, they might have something. It helps McQuarrie is writing the script, but that doesn't mean they won't neuter it.

Oh yeah, and keep Tom Rothman as far away as FUCKING possible from this project..
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1:34AM on 10/08/2009

Agreed TaratinoDork

I am going to second TaratinoDork's observation that Wolverine sucked more than Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider sucked, don't get me wrong, but at least people knew it going in because: Nic Cage (Wicker Man) and Mark Steven Johnson (Elektra, ugh...spits); Wolverine, however had Jackman (who at this point should be able to play Logan in his sleep), an interesting choice for director, Gavin Hood and some good to great co-stars: Reynolds, Schreiber, Huston and yet what was on screen was awful. Cheap CGI
I am going to second TaratinoDork's observation that Wolverine sucked more than Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider sucked, don't get me wrong, but at least people knew it going in because: Nic Cage (Wicker Man) and Mark Steven Johnson (Elektra, ugh...spits); Wolverine, however had Jackman (who at this point should be able to play Logan in his sleep), an interesting choice for director, Gavin Hood and some good to great co-stars: Reynolds, Schreiber, Huston and yet what was on screen was awful. Cheap CGI claw effects that were worse off than the first X-men movie, characters that did nothing and went nowhere, video game controls for the last baddie, "back-to-back!", the "memory" bullet.
Ghost Rider at least had some decent CGI to show for it which Wolverine couldn't even say with a reported budget of $150 mil.
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9:41AM on 10/08/2009
Well said. I just recently watched Wolverine and was taken aback by how bad it was considering all the damn talent involved.
Well said. I just recently watched Wolverine and was taken aback by how bad it was considering all the damn talent involved.
1:03AM on 10/08/2009

To TarantinoDork..

I understand if you didn't like "Wolverine", but I kind of find it hard to believe that you thought "Wolverine" was worse than "Ghost Rider". I mean I respect your opinion, but "Ghost Rider" just plain sucked.
I understand if you didn't like "Wolverine", but I kind of find it hard to believe that you thought "Wolverine" was worse than "Ghost Rider". I mean I respect your opinion, but "Ghost Rider" just plain sucked.
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1:02AM on 10/08/2009

To TarantinoDork..

I understand if you didn't like "Wolverine", but I kind of find it hard to believe that you thought "Wolverine" was worse than "Ghost Rider". I mean I respect your opinion, but "Ghost Rider" just plain sucked.
I understand if you didn't like "Wolverine", but I kind of find it hard to believe that you thought "Wolverine" was worse than "Ghost Rider". I mean I respect your opinion, but "Ghost Rider" just plain sucked.
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12:48AM on 10/08/2009

So long...

...as fucking Fox has its fangs sucking the life out of my favorite childhood Marvel I don't want to see this movie made. 'Wolverine' was worse than Ghost Rider and either F4 movie.
...as fucking Fox has its fangs sucking the life out of my favorite childhood Marvel I don't want to see this movie made. 'Wolverine' was worse than Ghost Rider and either F4 movie.
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1:02AM on 10/08/2009
Come on, "Wolverine" was not that bad of a movie. I for one thought it was awesome and I am a die-hard "X-Men" fan.
Come on, "Wolverine" was not that bad of a movie. I for one thought it was awesome and I am a die-hard "X-Men" fan.
11:40AM on 10/08/2009
You're right Tarantinodork.
You're right Tarantinodork.
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11:18PM on 10/07/2009
I'm only gonna see it if they get Clint Eastwood to direct. BTW, I'm also waiting for the Clint Biopic starring, you guessed it...Hugh Jackman.
I'm only gonna see it if they get Clint Eastwood to direct. BTW, I'm also waiting for the Clint Biopic starring, you guessed it...Hugh Jackman.
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11:07PM on 10/07/2009
Please no. I can only seeing this getting worse. Wolverine jumping off of skyscrapers and using a samurai sword.
Please no. I can only seeing this getting worse. Wolverine jumping off of skyscrapers and using a samurai sword.
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10:58PM on 10/07/2009
This could be amazing! Jackman makes a great Wolvie, I think most of us can agree on that, so, as long as it's darker than the first, and more in tone with XMen 1 and 2, awesome!
This could be amazing! Jackman makes a great Wolvie, I think most of us can agree on that, so, as long as it's darker than the first, and more in tone with XMen 1 and 2, awesome!
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10:50PM on 10/07/2009
At this point its apparent that nobody but Singer can handle the X-Men universe. The Miller story is pretty rad/spiritual/dark. Get a good and fucking capable director for God's sake, Fox! They're playing their cards right with Predators, start playing them right with the rest of your franchises.
At this point its apparent that nobody but Singer can handle the X-Men universe. The Miller story is pretty rad/spiritual/dark. Get a good and fucking capable director for God's sake, Fox! They're playing their cards right with Predators, start playing them right with the rest of your franchises.
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10:46PM on 10/07/2009
I think Jackman is an amazing Wolverine and I will definately be there for the next one.
I think Jackman is an amazing Wolverine and I will definately be there for the next one.
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10:21PM on 10/07/2009

I'm sorry

I'm sorry - I know a lot of series fans like the Japan storyline - but I think, judging from past similar films, any sort of comic book story taking place in Asia is going to be terrible. The first film was bad enough -- unless they hire a very talented director (doubtful), all I see are lots of slow-motion cuts, cheesy fight scenes and garish cinematography (count on lots of late-night lit-city sprawls and "funny" ethnic contrasts). Yawn. It'll be Rush Hour with Claws.
I'm sorry - I know a lot of series fans like the Japan storyline - but I think, judging from past similar films, any sort of comic book story taking place in Asia is going to be terrible. The first film was bad enough -- unless they hire a very talented director (doubtful), all I see are lots of slow-motion cuts, cheesy fight scenes and garish cinematography (count on lots of late-night lit-city sprawls and "funny" ethnic contrasts). Yawn. It'll be Rush Hour with Claws.
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10:19PM on 10/07/2009
can we just pretend wolvie never happened
can we just pretend wolvie never happened
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