Which Wolverine Spin-Offs Would You Want to See, If Any?
by Alex Billington
May 4, 2009
Pirating be damned, X-Men Origins: Wolverine made $85.1 million at the box office this weekend. Of course, I'll argue that it could have made a lot more, but that's a story for another day. While perusing around the web looking for some news today, I came across this article on io9 that featured quotes from an interview IESB did last week with producer Lauren Shuler Donner. She talked a bit about some of the potential spin-offs and how far along they are in development. Everything hinges on the success of Wolverine, but with that kind of solid opening, I'd say it's likely we'll see something get a greenlight.
So if they move forward with another Marvel movie, what would you want to see? There are really four options for Fox after Wolverine. First off, the sequel, Wolverine 2, which Hugh Jackman has said might see Logan venturing to Japan in that storyline. Secondly, there's the obvious Deadpool spin-off, which has been buzzed about because the character is a fan favorite. Third, there's a possibility of continuing on with the young mutants in X-Men: First Class, which already has a script and is moving forward. And lastly, while this isn't a spin-off, there's still a chance that X-Men Origins: Magneto could still get made.
To get into some of these spin-off ideas a bit further, I have to say, that the scene in the first 15 minutes showing Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds) fighting off the henchman in the office building with his swords was awesome. If they could make a whole movie with that kind of action, I'd be all for it. I understand that this is why people are excited for a Deadpool movie. Even though they "screwed him up" at the end, I'm sure they'd make sure he gets back to that kind of badass sword fighting action. So anyway, I know I'm at least in for a Deadpool spin-off. But what about you? What do you want to see?