Surprised? Don’t be. An $87 million dollar opening weekend at the U.S. box office (and $150 million worldwide) will get a lot of sequel tongues wagging. In this case, it’s not just talk, it’s action, as Variety reports that Hugh Jackman and his Seed Productions are already starting work developing a sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. As teased at the end of the movie, the film would see Wolverine head to Japan, which of course can mean only one thing: Enter The Hand! That, and lots of Japanese people.
Variety says no writers have been given the assignment of chronicling Wolvie’s Japanese journeys as yet, but that should come soon enough, especially if “Wolverine” continues its strong showing in its second week.
I don’t recall what it is that Wolverine ends up doing in Japan, but I believe he did hook up with a Japanese girl, got married, and even had a little brat. He also ran afoul of some ninja types called The Hand, so I’m sure that’ll figure into the sequel.
For those who didn’t see it, here’s the Japanese ending teased at the end of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. You either got this one, or the Deadpool one.
Below: The worst thing about fighting ninjas? Stinky pajamas.