Wolverine 2 Officially in Development

Variety is reporting that Hugh Jackman and his Seed Productions partner John Palermo are already in development on a sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which topped the domestic box office over the weekend. The Seed partners have begun planning and talking to writers about the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film's final credits. A writer has yet to be hired. Jackman previously spoke of the Japanese saga from the comic book. "There are so many areas of that Japanese story," he said. "I love the idea of this kind of 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, and trying to negotiate his way. The idea of the samurai, too . and the tradition there.
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