Hugh Jackman Already Officially Working on Wolverine 2
by Alex Billington
May 5, 2009
This update is simply a culmination of a handful of other news bits over the last few weeks. First off, we know that X-Men Origins: Wolverine has made $85 million so far. One of the secret endings we heard about involves Wolvie at a bar in Japan. In an interview, Fox's Tom Rothman said that the secret endings were hints at what is coming next. Lastly, Hugh Jackman said in an interview that he's already been talking to writers about taking Wolverine 2 to Japan in that sequel. Published in Variety tonight is an update on all of Jackman's next projects, including confirmation that a Wolverine sequel is officially in development.
"The Seed partners have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits." That's the update that Variety gives us today, with a mention that no writer has (publicly) been hired yet (we rumored about Simon Beaufoy's involvement at one point). Interestingly, out of all of the responses to our discussion yesterday about what Wolverine spin-offs/sequels people would want to see the most, only a handful of the comments mentioned that they'd actually like to see a sequel - not a good sign.
If you're curious to hear more about any of Jackman's other projects, including - Personal Security, where he'd play a police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress; Drive, where he'd play a man who drives race cars by day and getaway cars by night in LA; or Carousel, where he'd play Billy Bigelow in a contemporary remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic - you can head right over to Variety.