Wolverine topped the domestic box office this past weekend, and a sequel to the film is already in the works. Hugh Jackman and his business partner at Seed Productions John Palermo are already in talks to develop the follow-up. And of course, that means he’ll be starring in it!
According to Variety, Jackman and Palermo are focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series. The setting would be Japan, which was teased during the film’s end credits. The plot would revolve around Wolverine training to be a samurai. Seed will produce the film, but a writer hasn’t been hired yet.
Jackman told MTV, “I won’t lie to you, I have been talking to writers. I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga 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."
But the sequel won’t be all action and no romance. Jackman told MTV part of the story would be about Mariko, one of Wolverine’s lost loves.
Jackman also has four other films in pre-production right now, so we don’t know when he’ll find the time to do the sequel. But we’re hoping for next year!