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May. 5, 2009by: Mike Sampson

It's a move that was widely expected. Hugh Jackman has talked openly about his desire to take Wolverine to Japan for the next film. A coda at the end of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE shows just that. And with the film opening successfully this past weekend, you knew Fox would begin developing a sequel. Now they officially are. Variety has confirmed that Jackman's production company and Fox are actively developing a sequel that would follow Wolverine's time spent in Japan.

While this could theoretically be awesome news, as Wolverine's time fighting ninjas and studying with the samurais is one of the best in his entire saga, it would presume that it be done correctly. Wolverine's origin story should have been a little easier to pull off and to date X-MEN ORIGINS only has a 36% approval rating. Not to mention the fact that ORIGINS had a hard time attracting a director and that was before all the rumors of Fox's interference with Gavin Hood.

The classic story of Wolverine in Japan, written best by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, would be infinitely more difficult to pull off as it's not a traditional superhero tale. But perhaps the fan feedback on ORIGINS will push Fox to bring in an A-list director and let them develop the story with Jackman. For now, I'd love to be excited about it but I can't quite bring myself to be.

Extra Tidbit: Claremont and Miller conceived of Wolverine's time in Japan on a drive back from the San Diego Comic-Con.
Source: Variety

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9:16PM on 05/06/2009

*sigh*

While I liked the Wolverine movie (despite it's flaws), I would REALLY prefer it if the rights to the X-Men would revert back to Marvel. Sadly though, I highly doubt that this will EVER happen. The X-Men franchise is Fox's biggest cash cow, and I can't see them letting go of it any time soon. Perhaps there's hope for Marvel getting Daredevil and the FF back from fox? One can only hope.
While I liked the Wolverine movie (despite it's flaws), I would REALLY prefer it if the rights to the X-Men would revert back to Marvel. Sadly though, I highly doubt that this will EVER happen. The X-Men franchise is Fox's biggest cash cow, and I can't see them letting go of it any time soon. Perhaps there's hope for Marvel getting Daredevil and the FF back from fox? One can only hope.
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3:52PM on 05/06/2009

i wouldn't say DC knows how to make a quality film...

...I would say Christopher Nolan knows how to make a quality film
...I would say Christopher Nolan knows how to make a quality film
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5:30AM on 05/06/2009

Seriously...

Why??? Let Marvel Studios have the rights back to X-Men, and then start rolling on this...
Why??? Let Marvel Studios have the rights back to X-Men, and then start rolling on this...
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8:57PM on 05/05/2009
Stupid Question:

Does Wolverine fight differently in the X-Men trilogy as he does in the Wolverine movie as to justify a movie of him training in Japan???
Stupid Question:

Does Wolverine fight differently in the X-Men trilogy as he does in the Wolverine movie as to justify a movie of him training in Japan???
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7:39PM on 05/05/2009
[link] are 2 ending after the credits. At the theater I was at we didn't have Deadpool, we had the Wolvie in Japan scene. I thought right away to a sequel and his great love affair with Mariko Yashida, which they have to have in there.
[link] are 2 ending after the credits. At the theater I was at we didn't have Deadpool, we had the Wolvie in Japan scene. I thought right away to a sequel and his great love affair with Mariko Yashida, which they have to have in there.
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6:23PM on 05/05/2009
Hey Grand_Marquis, They actually had two secret endings, some prints had Wolverine in Japan.
I saw the movie last night, although I tried to like it, the movie is pretty bad. Some of the action scenes were cool but the greenscreen work was terrible. And the story was worse. Maybe if it was stretched out to 2 hours and more time was spent on story or even cool shit like Logan fighting in the wars or his weapon x training then it would have been better i think...well I would hope.

Anyways on
Hey Grand_Marquis, They actually had two secret endings, some prints had Wolverine in Japan.
I saw the movie last night, although I tried to like it, the movie is pretty bad. Some of the action scenes were cool but the greenscreen work was terrible. And the story was worse. Maybe if it was stretched out to 2 hours and more time was spent on story or even cool shit like Logan fighting in the wars or his weapon x training then it would have been better i think...well I would hope.

Anyways on topic: I Think it could be cool, and have Silver Samurai the villain. If done right and maybe flash back and fill in gaps that this first one skipped, a good writer and director and fox lets them have creative control and keep their greedy hands off it then maybe, ya it could be very cool...well I would hope.
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6:16PM on 05/05/2009

whatever

After the crap that was 'X-Men Origins: Woleverine', I think I'm done with Marvel. They just are not good at making quality films based around their product. They're films are too 'cheesy' for me.

I'm sticking with DC; So far they are telling me they know how to make a quality film.
After the crap that was 'X-Men Origins: Woleverine', I think I'm done with Marvel. They just are not good at making quality films based around their product. They're films are too 'cheesy' for me.

I'm sticking with DC; So far they are telling me they know how to make a quality film.
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6:15PM on 05/05/2009
[link] are 2 ending after the credits. At the theater I was at we didn't have Deadpool, we had the Wolvie in Japan scene. I thought right away to a sequel and his great love affair with Mariko Yashida, which they have to have in there.
[link] are 2 ending after the credits. At the theater I was at we didn't have Deadpool, we had the Wolvie in Japan scene. I thought right away to a sequel and his great love affair with Mariko Yashida, which they have to have in there.
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4:41PM on 05/05/2009
Uhhh...when does this implication that Wolverine is going to Japan happen? The post-credit scene was clearly of deadpool waking up and shushing the camera..
Uhhh...when does this implication that Wolverine is going to Japan happen? The post-credit scene was clearly of deadpool waking up and shushing the camera..
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4:31PM on 05/05/2009

More Gambit Please

Will Wolvie be the only mutant in the flick? Hope not, 'cause I think he's in danger of being over-exposed. Sabertooth's strong presence helped salvage this picture, and it would have helped a lot to have had more of Gambit and Deadpool.

I don't know the Japan story, but if it's just Wolvie vs. ninjas, I'll be really disappointed.

Will Wolvie be the only mutant in the flick? Hope not, 'cause I think he's in danger of being over-exposed. Sabertooth's strong presence helped salvage this picture, and it would have helped a lot to have had more of Gambit and Deadpool.

I don't know the Japan story, but if it's just Wolvie vs. ninjas, I'll be really disappointed.

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4:28PM on 05/05/2009

U.G.H.

U.G.H.
U.G.H.
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3:55PM on 05/05/2009
Wolverine wasn't that bad. People who complain about there not being more Deadpool and Gambit need to look at the ticket stub. It says Wolverine dummies. The movie was about him and it was far better then all the "downloaders" attested. It just continually re affirms to me that the only opinion that matters to me is the still small voice of the movie man in my brain and we liked Wolverine.
I actually felt it took it's time with a lot of aspects of the character and didn't rush through it like
Wolverine wasn't that bad. People who complain about there not being more Deadpool and Gambit need to look at the ticket stub. It says Wolverine dummies. The movie was about him and it was far better then all the "downloaders" attested. It just continually re affirms to me that the only opinion that matters to me is the still small voice of the movie man in my brain and we liked Wolverine.
I actually felt it took it's time with a lot of aspects of the character and didn't rush through it like X3 did. I say bring on another one, Wolvie is a great character.
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2:46PM on 05/05/2009

Could be a great sequel..

Would need a super-tight script, a super-competent director, as well as minimal interference from the Fox Studios fools. The Claremont-Miller story is something that deserves to be told, and it could be even better if they focus strictly on Wolvie this time, no other X-characters.


Would need a super-tight script, a super-competent director, as well as minimal interference from the Fox Studios fools. The Claremont-Miller story is something that deserves to be told, and it could be even better if they focus strictly on Wolvie this time, no other X-characters.


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1:44PM on 05/05/2009

Love Being Right!

I said it a while back, you have to show Logan's life when he lived and trained in Japan. Glad some idiot read it and paid attention. If this is done right, it could blow the first one away by miles.
I said it a while back, you have to show Logan's life when he lived and trained in Japan. Glad some idiot read it and paid attention. If this is done right, it could blow the first one away by miles.
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1:27PM on 05/05/2009

Grifter....

Different prints had different endings, so not everyone saw the Deadpool one, though the whole thing is a cheap ploy on Fox's part to hinge on the hope fans will have to come back to see a different ending. Like the whole variant comic cover crap.
Regardless, Wolvie in Japan COULD be awesome, if it's just Wolvie, though I'm sure of bunch of Fox suits will sit back and ask, " Can't we get Mr. Sinister in there? How about more Sentinels? Can't we get Venom in there too? Oh, what if he fought
Different prints had different endings, so not everyone saw the Deadpool one, though the whole thing is a cheap ploy on Fox's part to hinge on the hope fans will have to come back to see a different ending. Like the whole variant comic cover crap.
Regardless, Wolvie in Japan COULD be awesome, if it's just Wolvie, though I'm sure of bunch of Fox suits will sit back and ask, " Can't we get Mr. Sinister in there? How about more Sentinels? Can't we get Venom in there too? Oh, what if he fought the Stay Puft Marshmallow at the end? And what about a Ninja Turtle crossover? Yeah, let's do that."
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1:25PM on 05/05/2009
Get Brian Singer/David Hayter/Michael Dougherty/ Team back for this
Get Brian Singer/David Hayter/Michael Dougherty/ Team back for this
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1:12PM on 05/05/2009
Hopefully Fox hires a good team. Good screenwriter and a better director. And bring back GAMBIT!!!
Hopefully Fox hires a good team. Good screenwriter and a better director. And bring back GAMBIT!!!
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12:49PM on 05/05/2009

Terrible...

It's gonna take a whole hell of a lot to not make the sequal a big steaming pile of crap... considering the only decent thing about this one was Liev Shriber as Sabertooth. They hugely misued Ryan Reynolds, and the character Gambit. Not to mention the whole Weapon 11 thing all-together was just insulting. I mean, I know they arent that hard pressed for villians that they're creating super mutants, whos been given all the best powers from all the best mutants...

Just, give the fuckin movie
It's gonna take a whole hell of a lot to not make the sequal a big steaming pile of crap... considering the only decent thing about this one was Liev Shriber as Sabertooth. They hugely misued Ryan Reynolds, and the character Gambit. Not to mention the whole Weapon 11 thing all-together was just insulting. I mean, I know they arent that hard pressed for villians that they're creating super mutants, whos been given all the best powers from all the best mutants...

Just, give the fuckin movie to Chris Nolan and let him do with it what he did with Begins... he won't even have to recast Jackman... He likes him, they've worked together before. C'mon Fox!
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12:45PM on 05/05/2009

Deadpool is Alive

You know Deadpool is alive and he has mouth again! At the end of the Origins movie credits he begins to reach for his severed head with in the rubble and he whispers "Shhhhhh..."

It is the Merc with the Mouth! in the Origins Movie! - what say you soured Fan Boys? Do you like the movie now?
You know Deadpool is alive and he has mouth again! At the end of the Origins movie credits he begins to reach for his severed head with in the rubble and he whispers "Shhhhhh..."

It is the Merc with the Mouth! in the Origins Movie! - what say you soured Fan Boys? Do you like the movie now?
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12:18PM on 05/05/2009

Opinion Pending

Wolverine was good, but does it need a sequel? Wolvie is overdone. There are other great X-Men characters, why can't we see them?

Still, if Gambit is in it again, I'll watch it.
Wolverine was good, but does it need a sequel? Wolvie is overdone. There are other great X-Men characters, why can't we see them?

Still, if Gambit is in it again, I'll watch it.
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12:11PM on 05/05/2009

I liked Wolverine.

Wolverine wasn't a bad movie. The Spirt, that was a bad movie. Max Payne, that was a bad movie. Of course Wolverine had it's badness, but as a whole it was an entertaining film. I'd like to see more. I agree with Arvindh, "bring on the sequel!"
Wolverine wasn't a bad movie. The Spirt, that was a bad movie. Max Payne, that was a bad movie. Of course Wolverine had it's badness, but as a whole it was an entertaining film. I'd like to see more. I agree with Arvindh, "bring on the sequel!"
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12:07PM on 05/05/2009

Fuck you, Fox!

As long as Fox has its slimy grip over this, nothing good will come out of this.
As long as Fox has its slimy grip over this, nothing good will come out of this.
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12:00PM on 05/05/2009

A good idea but...

Xmen Origins was a horrible movie. Fox, if you're reading this...please enlist the help of a better writer/director. Dont abuse Wolvie again.
Xmen Origins was a horrible movie. Fox, if you're reading this...please enlist the help of a better writer/director. Dont abuse Wolvie again.
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11:09AM on 05/05/2009
This is fucking retarded. I should be excited, but just like I said when the current Wolvi flick was announced they're going to fuck it up.
They will make it terrible. They will. So there is no reason to be happy about this.
This is fucking retarded. I should be excited, but just like I said when the current Wolvi flick was announced they're going to fuck it up.
They will make it terrible. They will. So there is no reason to be happy about this.
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10:47AM on 05/05/2009
It would be great if they could pull an A list director to do this, but we all know, Fox doesn't give a shit about the fans.
It would be great if they could pull an A list director to do this, but we all know, Fox doesn't give a shit about the fans.
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9:44AM on 05/05/2009

YOU KNOW WHAT....

...I'm hip to this news! I guess the pure hatred towards these adaptations ala Spider-Man 3 made me realize it's pointless to want something decent out of Fox and Sony and Lionsgate. So why bother? Love the comics. And enjoy the movies. Frankly, they could put Batman in Wolverine's Japan story and I wouldn't mind right now...just because I will expect nothing and appreciate even the little good things they do. In a way, I'm immune to crap these days. So bring on the sequel!
...I'm hip to this news! I guess the pure hatred towards these adaptations ala Spider-Man 3 made me realize it's pointless to want something decent out of Fox and Sony and Lionsgate. So why bother? Love the comics. And enjoy the movies. Frankly, they could put Batman in Wolverine's Japan story and I wouldn't mind right now...just because I will expect nothing and appreciate even the little good things they do. In a way, I'm immune to crap these days. So bring on the sequel!
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8:37AM on 05/05/2009

I hope and wish.....

I just very much hope and wish that they do this the proper way this time around,
I hope i get to see a wolverine movie the way it should be and have been..bring a good director and take ur time in story and i would'nt be angry if u make this movie a bit longer and take ur time,with good special effects,........i am loving this new although i didnt quite like the present wolvy movie.....keeping my fingers crossed!
I just very much hope and wish that they do this the proper way this time around,
I hope i get to see a wolverine movie the way it should be and have been..bring a good director and take ur time in story and i would'nt be angry if u make this movie a bit longer and take ur time,with good special effects,........i am loving this new although i didnt quite like the present wolvy movie.....keeping my fingers crossed!
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8:12AM on 05/05/2009

Just let Marvel get the rights back...

so they can reboot it like The Incredible Hulk. I'm a long time Wolverine fan, and it pains me to go into these PG-13 watered down kiddie flicks. Origins should of been a 2 1/2 hr character study about what turned Wolverine into the man he is, and not a short as hell action montage with mutant cameos gallore.
so they can reboot it like The Incredible Hulk. I'm a long time Wolverine fan, and it pains me to go into these PG-13 watered down kiddie flicks. Origins should of been a 2 1/2 hr character study about what turned Wolverine into the man he is, and not a short as hell action montage with mutant cameos gallore.
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