Wolverine 2 gets a screenwriter

Wolverine_Claremont-MillerLast week, Variety reported that 20th Century Fox found their screenwriter for the sequel to this year’s Wolverine movie which is currently being called (unimaginatively) X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2.

Uncredited X-Men screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is the man whose pitch won over the Fox and Marvel executives, and according to Michael Fleming, the story will be based on or adapted from the first Wolverine solo miniseries known as “The Samurai” which was originally crafted by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller.

The most interesting part about this to me is that McQuarrie also wrote The Usual Suspects which automatically raises the interest level for me because I loved Suspects‘ plot twists, turns, and interaction between the characters and personalities.

Also, as much as I didn’t mind the Wolverine movie, I definitely wouldn’t mind even more a movie that’s based on a proven storyline; I mean, for crying out loud, the original miniseries was written in 1982 and to this day, it’s such a core part of the canon and his personality that people love that you really couldn’t haven’t gone wrong with that.

Now if we could only keep Gavin Hood away from the directorial duties, maybe this sequel has a chance of joining the list of movies whose sequels are better than the first installments.

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Posted on August 16, 2009 at 21:34 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by gmcalpin
    on 2009-08-17 at 09:31
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    I wouldn't say X-Men Origins: Wolverine was Gavin Hood's fault, but I suppose without knowing how much studio interference actually occurred, my guess is as good as yours.

  2. Written by arkonbey
    on 2009-08-18 at 20:05
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    Ha! To my mind using this story comes a bit late. I mean, the mid-eighties was THE time for ninja films, after all. Now, not so much :)

  3. Written by Liam Kruger
    on 2009-08-20 at 16:56
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    If the sequel has nothing to do with the prequel beyond Hugh Jackman, it could be pretty okay.

  4. Written by LiamK
    on 2009-08-20 at 20:56
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    If the sequel has nothing to do with the prequel beyond Hugh Jackman, it could be pretty okay.

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