Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wolverine Japan Adventure Is a Go


78181 wolverine 341 Wolverine Japan Adventure Is a GoWolverine is heading to Japan, for real.

The next episode’of the’Hugh Jackman starrer is ready for a start next January.

Christopher McQuarrie, of “X-Men” and “Valkyrie” fame,’has finished the script that THR reported he was starting last August.

No director has been signed. And the script is a little different than originally thought.

Based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, Wolverine’s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress, I am told. “It’s a beautiful story,” says a source, “and will be very different than the first film.”

In addition to “Wolverine in Japan,” don’t worry. There are plenty of X-Men movies on the drawing boards. The next one will bring back director Bryan Singer, who made the first two films. When Singer was sidelined with “Superman Returns,” Brett Ratner stepped in to make “X-Men: The Last Stand.” That film broke boxoffice records when it debuted.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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