Wolverine 2 is set to begin shooting in January 2011 and definitely will take place in Japan. As reported by Roger Friedman’s Show Biz 411 (who, in an bizarre twist, is just reporting on a Wolverine movie instead of happily bootlegging it) , the second Wolverine appears to be an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s classic 1982 comic book arc. Hit the jump to learn more about Logan’s exploits in Japan.
In Marvel comic’s continuity, Wolverine has always longed for Japan. In Claremont and Miller’s hallmark Wolverine tale, Logan embarks to Japan and falls in love with Mariko Yashida. Since nothing is easy, Mariko is the heiress to the Oyabun family, a powerful and lethal Yakuza crime family. Chaos ensues, many ninjas wind up dead, and Wolverine seemingly overcomes his vicious feral nature. As of now, Wolverine 2‘s script is being hammered out by Christopher McQuarrie (X-Men, Valkyrie) with no director currently attached to the project. Putting the debacle that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine aside, this movie could be fun. The storyline is a perfect examination of the burly berserker. Hopefully, this film will keep the raging Canuck as the focus rather than surrounding him with endless mutant cameos. Wolverine is the best there is at what he does, so let him do it.