X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Hugh Jackman told MTV News that he’s been talking with the writers about the direction of a sequel, should the film perform strongly at the box office, and says that he’d like for it to be based on the Japanese saga in the comic book. Here are some excerpts:
“I won’t lie to you, I have been talking to writers,” Jackman told MTV News. “I’m a big fan of the Japanese saga in the comic book.”
“However, it was also another one of my goals that you could see the end of this movie parlaying straight into [‘X-Men’], finding that guy in the bar, fighting, drinking, with not much recollection of what’s going on,” added Jackman. “I thought that was important. However, we’ll find out beginning of May if there’s still an audience for it, if people still like the character. There’s no point in telling the story if no one wants to hear it.”
Read more from Jackman on this topic at MTV.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 8, 2009.