The Wolverine is the next installment into the ‘Wolverine’ movie series, starring Hugh Jackman. The movie has the potential to be an excellent addition to this series, but is it a love story?
The Wolverine is a sequel to Wolverine (right, I know there was no need to repeat this). Well the good news is, there has been an official announcement on the next Wolverine movie. The bad news is, Wolverine 2 is going to be more of a love story, and has had its released date changed again. The new Wolverine movie is going to be released in 2012 now, no longer 2011.
The Wolverine sequel is based on the comics, and Logan’s love of a young lady in Japan. Apparently in ‘The Wolverine’, Logan travels to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior, and thats where he discovers his new love.
A beautiful love story about a man with claws, and who is ageless? While this follows the comic book (he fathers a child named Daken with a Japanese woman, in the comics) it doesn’t get us excited for a movie plot. But we’ve been wrong before, so I suppose we’ll have to give this a chance yet.
Rumor has it, the film is based around his love life, and is strictly based in Japan. The movie will most likely lead up to the eventual birth of his son, which would spawn many more movies in the future.
In the Wolverine official story, 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. We can only assume this is where Wolverine has to kick some ass, and take down 100’s of Ninjas.
Wolverine is a great super-hero, even if his last movie sucked. Also, Hugh Jackman is perfecting his role as this clawed superhero, he gets better every time, even if the scripts to the new Wolverine Movies do not.
‘The Wolverine’ will be released July 2013
Hugh Jackman … Logan/Wolverine
Famke Janssen … Jean Grey (rumored)
Brian Tee … Noburo Mori
Will Yun Lee … Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai
Svetlana Khodchenkova … Viper (rumored)
Hugh Jackman delivers a great Wolverine, but we don’t care for the soft angle they have given this ruthless character. The fact the fans new to the series get to learn more about Wolverine, is great.
Gavin Hood (Rendition) and Fox co-chairman and CEO Tom Rothman are in a pissing match about the direction Wolverine should take: uber-gritty darkness, or a kid friendly, lovable Wolverine.
We tend to pay for Superhero movies, no matter how bad they are (Spider-man 3, Silver Surfer), why would this new Wolverine movie be any different?