Hugh Jackman Confirms Wolverine is Heading to Japan Next

August 10, 2009
Source: MTV

Wolverine in Japan

Question of the Day: Are you more excited to see a G.I. Joe sequel or a Wolverine sequel? Let me remind you that the next Wolverine movie will see Logan venturing to Japan for some samurai training and Eastern philosophy. MTV caught up with Hugh Jackman recently at the Teen Choice Awards and talked briefly about the sequel, confirming pretty much what we already know. "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." It was confirmed back in May after X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened that they'd be heading to Japan, so that's not big news.

"I think the fans love that saga. It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories," Jackman says. "That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading." After that movie hit earlier this summer, despite scathing reviews, most people seemed open to the idea of seeing Wolverine head to Japan because it was actually a good storyline. Frank Miller and Chris Claremont introduced the story arc where Logan heads to Japan back in 1990 in Wolverine #1-4. I think it's a great idea and I'm excited for this sequel. Now they just need to find a better writer and director - why doesn't Jackman announce them yet?

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  • Stan 'The Viewers Choice' Morrow (Facebookme!!!)
    1st! lets go and see some lady death styrke!!! and more dead pool!!!
  • Movieraider321
    I think thats like the only way they should bother making a sequel, that collection was a great one and I can't wait to see them translate it onto the big screen. However it would not surprise me if they fucked up royally again.
  • cat
    i guess it really is all about money with Fox. Wolverine Origins sucked but they keeping putting shit out.
  • DoomCanoe
    great here comes Silver Samurai, there going to fuck him up to. The Japan story was decent but nothing amazing, his wife dies and he goes crazy so he gets an unbreakable demon sword that takes a part of his soul and then creates another demon sword that can kill him by stopping his regeneration powers he fights Silver Samurai and then they become friends. the end wolverine has always been my favorite super hero but they have seriously fucked him up beyond repair. and with the new Anime coming out about the japan story i doubt this movie will do any good. & can you just give me Omega Red already... please...
  • TediusTed
    ugh...enuff with the Wolverine already! Oy!
  • David
    Really? Well Wolverine Origins was a complete failure. haha..I laughed throughout the movie..especially at the end. Anyway.. Well if they're planning on continuing it they better pick a REALLY good director & writer.
  • Robbie
    Thought so..
  • Frank
    Sucks for Japan. Maybe if Hollywood came up with something new, or good, we'd go see it and support it. Instead they only do things that make them money, without realizing that new and original and good would bring them so much more.
  • FUG YEH!
  • zibo fricka
    If FOX wasn't making the movie it could probably succeed. Right-wingers suck.
  • Ajax
    Sorry, but Wolverine is now dead.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    GI Joe. That movie was bearable and quite awesomely and unexpectedly violent. Wolverine sucked more cock than a porn star.
  • Dre
  • Cat
    I agree. Bring on omega red!
  • Shige
    So...what to expect. .....Cheap jokes about the Japanese culture, Wolverine fighting *samurai* (masked guys with swords posing as samurai), no blood, no visible deaths, wolverine remembering some shit and then forgetting it, no plot, shitty CGI, a slutty girl for some teenage jerk off fantasies, shitty.... well you name it. How can anyone NOT look forward to this turd ?
  • Blue Silver
    C'mon let's quit the bitchin'. WE are all going to be in line on opening night!
  • Michael Field
    Someone tell Hugh...I didn't ask.
  • Do the Netsuke one.
  • movie buff
    I'm drinking to remember
  • LW
    He'll be most likely taking on the Silver Samurai this time. They _can't_ mess this up this time with all the characters already in place. The only way they _can_ mess it up is if they're like, "hey... let's throw in another smorgasboard of marvel characters that don't need to be there for the fans".
  • Blue & Orange NY
    here's the what we all preferred to read...... Hugh Jackman Confirms Wolverine is Heading to Japan Next........& MARVEL is taking back full (100%) control now that would be NEWS
  • In_rainbows
    Instead of Japan, they should show his brief stint as a waiter at an Applebee's in Akron, Ohio.
  • David Banner
    Good storyline. Not too exited, first Wolvie film wassnt all that. On another note, Frank Miller's Ronin? Any news?




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