Jackman confirms: Wolverine sequel to be set in Japan


11th August 2009

This summer's Wolverine outing was apparently sufficiently successful enough to guarantee a sequel, even though there can't be a square mile of sky left that he hasn't yelled 'NOOOOO!' at. Big money of course equals sequels, and Hugh Jackman has confirmed what many of us thought: Wolverine is turning Japanese.

Showing his perma-grinning Australian face at the Teen Choice Awards, Jackman held up a surfboard and announced, "Who knows, maybe Wolverine will use one of these when he heads to Japan?" Which makes no sense when you think about it, but then neither did the plot to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

This'll be no surprise to anyone who sat and waited for The Worst Post-Credits Easter Egg Ever, as Wolverine enters a seemingly Japanese bar and orders a beverage. "Drinking to forget?" said the Geisha-esque barmaid. "No, I'm drinking to remember," comes Wolverine's response. End. Amazing.

The good news is that the comic-book mini-series in which Wolverine goes East is pretty badass; co-written by Frank 'Sin City' Miller in 1982, it tells the story of how a still pre-X-Men Logan learns the art of self-control. Or not, as the case may be.

"That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning," Jackman told reporters. "I think the fans love that saga, and it's my favourite... so that's where we're heading."

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