Hugh Jackman to fight with samurai in ‘Wolverine’ sequel

May 5th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 5 (ANI): The makers of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ have announced a sequel to the Fox movie, in which lead actor Hugh Jackman will be seen fighting with samurai.

Jackman will reprise his role as the adamantium-clawed mutant in a sequel set in Japan, which was announced after the first movie took a massive 87 million dollars in its opening weekend in the US.

Seed Productions will oversee production of a sequel based on the popular samurai and Yakuza storyline seen in the original Marvel comic books, an arc Jackman recently confirmed he was keen to explore.

“I won’t lie to you, I have been talking to writers,” Contactmusic quoted Jackman as telling MTV before the release of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.

“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 honour and tradition and customs, and someone who’s really anti all of that, trying to negotiate his way,” he added.

The Japanese storyline of the next ‘Wolverine’ film was hinted at he closing credits of the comic-book prequel.

And the new film would see the mutant training in the way of the samurai in a bid to control his primal urges and falling in love with Mariko Yashida, heir to a Yakuza family. (ANI)

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