Ever since that additional ending to the Wolverine movie that found Logan in a Japanese bar, there’s been speculation that the sequel will follow that storyline. Now there appears to be confirmation via an interview that Hugh Jackman did with the LA Times’ Hero Complex blog:
Hugh Jackman: Iâ€™m really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology â€” ever since [the 2000 Bryan Singer film] â€œX-Men,â€ when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I ever read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to [producer] Lauren Shuler Donner, â€œLauren, I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™ve seen this Japanese story, and I think itâ€™s so good. Itâ€™s just genius, itâ€™s brilliant.â€
Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine storyline with Logan in Japan is by far one of the best stories for the character ever created, and to base the movie on that is enough to get excited about. We’ll have to wait until next year to see it, but things are definitely looking good.