Hugh Jackman was recently at the Teen Choice Awards (which is apparently some type of awards show for teens, and their choices, or something), and afterward seemed to confirm to the assembled media that the sequel to this summer’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (hopefully they’ll do everyone a favor and dump the clunky first part of the title for the sequel) will indeed be heading to Japan.
Says the Jackster (via Joblo):
“Japan is where we’re heading, [and] we’re starting to work on it now. We’re in … the first steps of developing that story. I think the fans love that saga. It’s my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories. That’s a movie I’ve longed to make from the beginning, so that’s where we’re heading.”
This isn’t really big news, as I think everyone knew that Wolverine would be headed to Japan given one of the Easter Egg endings at the end of “Wolverine”, and it was even reported as so here.
The sequel’s plot will probably take its cue from the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller limited series that took Wolverine to Japan where he tangled with The Hand ninja assassins. This would also be the perfect setting to introduce Kelly Hu’s Lady Deathstrike from one of the “X-Men” films. Too bad they already used her up, and very poorly, at that.
I guess we’ll just have to make due with The Hand. See below.