Even though Wolverine has less than blockbuster success at the box office, H’Wood is sending the adamantium clawed hero back to theaters for a second outing.

The movie’s story line will take its cue from the early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which is set in Japan and features Wolverine dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or the life under a samurai’s code of honor and respect.

Hugh Jackman will return as the title character and will also serve as producer.   $180 million isn’t anything to sneeze at, and I bet Fox is hoping good word, and with the “Usual Suspects” scribe Christopher McQuarrie on board to write, the followup might be better than the original.  I know there are some of the Major Spoilerites who liked the Wolverine movie, and I wonder how many will head back to the theater for the sequel?

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  1. Brother129
    August 14, 2009 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Sometimes sequels are better than the original. As was the case with X-Men 2. I hope this is true in this regard. Wolverine left me feeling somewhat empty.

  2. hermit
    August 14, 2009 at 9:34 am — Reply

    as much as i like the idea of putting the miller/claremont book to the silver screen, i think they nned to let the character go and do something else. heck, there’s hundreds of mutants in the x-men universe, surely they can pick one and make it as interesting as wolverine. he already had 3 movies about him, not counting origin.

  3. lindstreet
    August 14, 2009 at 10:17 am — Reply

    The first was okay, definitely not as good as it could have been. Hopefully this will be back to the level of quality set by the first two X-men movies. Looking forward to watching it in the theaters.

  4. Jim
    August 14, 2009 at 11:05 am — Reply

    Watching “Wolverine” was somewhat enjoyable but afterwards I couldn’t stop thinking about how incredibly absurd and even corny a lot of the movie was. The second one is obviously a ways off, so I’ll probably see it but I hope it’s not just better but A LOT better.

  5. ~wyntermute~
    August 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm — Reply

    I am of the opinion that this movie would be better with more ninjas & less Wolvie. Can we maybe substitute Psylocke? She would still kinda work with the ninja-theme. Otherwise, I say scrap it all and focus on another mutant. :) I didn’t go to see “Origins” because I’ve had enough Wolvie, so I’ll probably take a pass on this too.

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