Director Darren Aronofsky took a few minutes to talk about the sequel to X-Men Origins; Wolverine and revealed that this one wont have a number pegged to it and will as expected continue the origins theme and be called.. ‘The Wolverine’. Aronofsky told Hitfix.com during the press Conference for Black Swan;
“The film that he’s directing is officially called ‘The Wolverine,’ and there won’t be a number attached to it. In our interview, he referred to the movie as a ‘one-off,’ and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.”
Darren Aronofsky is a great talent and having him attached to the project is good news since for me the first film although not horrible was also far short of greatness. Wolverine 2 will take us to Japan and will apparently be based off the 1982 Wolverine series by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont. A few months back in an interview with Hugh Jackman MTV was able to get the goods on Wolverine 2 and the storyline the new film will follow. We will find Wolverine in Japan in what could be a much darker tale;
The source for the film will be the four-issue Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, published in 1982. The story, famously conceived as Claremont and Miller traveled home from the San Diego Comic Con, saw Wolverine heading to Japan on the trail of his love Mariko Yashida. He arrives to find her married to a cold businessman, and he soon finds himself at odds with Mariko’s father and the ninja clan The Hand.
‘The Wolverine’ will begin shooting in New York next year and then move to Japan. More as we get it.