Remember that Wolverine movie, all those months ago? It did well enough, and by well enough I mean that it made enough money for the studio to want a second serving. The Hollywood sequel machine never stops eating profits and crapping out more movies. This is just one of those Hollywood trends that we are supposed to get used to. Some studios are taking notice and getting some real talent to helm these sequels. Was that a great seq way or what?
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Valkyrie scribe Christopher McQuarrie has been tapped on the shoulder for the new sequel for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Did I forget to mention that prequels are getting unwarranted sequels now? Well, at least they were able to secure some talent on this one. McQuarrie is most famous for being involved with almost every Bryan Singer film ever. He wrote Valkyrie, and some of my favorite sets of dialog in The Way of the Gun. In all fairness though, McQuarrie was mostly responsible for writing a little known film from 2000 called X-Men. He bowed out and let David Hayter take the screenplay credits. He wrote X-Men, so he and Wolverine go way back.
Apparently McQuarrie wants to take Wolverine forward into Frank Miller and Chris Claremont’s territory, in Japan. Don’t get me wrong, I dig the idea…but Singer already ruined the Yuriko Oyama character. So will this sequel be Wolverine falling in love again, this time with Mariko Yashida, and then getting betrayed…opening up a berserker rage on endless paper houses. Who knows, we could see some badass Silver Samurai or maybe a covert operation that takes Wolvie to Russia for some Omega Red action. I always love the idea of another Marvel film, but I am saving my excitement for a trailer.
What do you think of Chris McQuarrie taking on the Wolverine sequel?