Wolverine 2 confirmed
Moviehole learned that there is already a sequel for X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the works. Didn't we already get a few years ago (ala X-Men)?
Slightly surprising (considering the shoulder-blade-bruising backlash against the film) but not really (It made near $90 million over the weekend) to hear that Hugh Jackman has greased the wheels on a "Wolverine" sequel (When has merit ever come before money in Hollywood!?).
Also not much of a shock, Variety has revealed the sequel will squarely focus on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series. Apparently (again, I haven't seen it yet) the Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits.
Jackman told MTV that he's got a woody for the Japanese storyline. "I'm a big fan of the Japanese saga [as seen] in the comic book ... I love the idea of this anarchic character — the outsider — being in this world. I can see it aesthetically, too, full of honor and tradition and customs, and someone who's really anti all of that, trying to negotiate his way."
Jackman's Seed Productions will again produce.
Also on Jackman's radar : Fox's "Personal Security," in which he'll play tough Gotham police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress who is receiving kidnapping threats; "Drive", in which he'd play a solitary man who drives race cars by day and getaway cars by night in Los Angeles, and the long-in-the-works "Carousel" with Jackman as Billy Bigelow and Anne Hathaway as Julie Jordan.