Christopher McQuarrie in Charge of Wolverine Sequel

August 13, 2009

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, the guy who wrote movies like The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie is now tasked with writing the sequel to this summer’s Wolverine: Origins.

The basic plot of the new film is described by The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

You have to admit, whether or not you liked the first Wolverine movie, this idea sounds pretty excellent. You’re taking two inherently awesome things – Wolverine and ninjas – and you’re throwing them into one movie. Hard to argue with that.

And hey, Batman Begins also started with Bruce Wayne going to winter camp with a mountain full of ninjas, and look how well that worked out.

McQuarrie has experience working with the character of Wolverine, which is always good. He was an uncredited writer on 2000’s X-Men when he worked with his old friend Bryan Singer on the film. Looks like now he’s got his own movie to play around with.

Does this mean that there’s a Deadpool franchise on the way next?

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