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X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 begins

Wolverine.jpgWas it ever in doubt that Wolverine 2 would happen? Well I think it should have been, when so many good and great films get dumped for a sequel it's surprising when studios invest in films like Wolverine for a sequel. Saying that though, the star is a big name with a lot of influence, and the intent seems to be better and more honourable for this sequel.

That doesn't mean it will get made though, until now, until word comes that Hugh Jackman has made space in his schedule for Wolverine 2 and dropped another project.

It seems that he was set to star in Avon Man, a comedy about a man made redundant as a car salesman who is "forced"(?!) into becoming an Avon salesman. Using his charm and good looks he becomes a top salesman and then somehow decides to save his town by getting his redundant colleagues to get on board as Avon salesmen and win a regional contest.

Mmmm. I would have dropped that film for Animal Attraction II. Anyway he has dropped it because, as Deadline Hollywood Daily through First Showing tells us, he's bulking up for X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2.

Good news for superhero, X-Men, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman and good comedy fans, so basically good news all round.

Positives for Wolverine 2? Well let's hope there are many because the first was silly. The second though has been talked about for a long time, and Jackman has been a great voice for the film talking about how it will focus on the Samurai storyline of Wolverine from the comic books, and none other than Christopher McQuarrie has brought that to life in script form.

McQuarrie has written The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun and Valkyrie, and in my books that's a great run of films. So he's hugely positive for this sequel.

Bryan Singer was attached to direct, but that dropped by the wayside and since then names have been rumoured from Tony Scott to Timur Bekmambetov, but none of these rumours have had any real weight behind them as yet.

We'll have to wait for the director, but the script stage is positive so perhaps that and the starring name of Jackman already committed and beefing up as we speak will convince a big name to come on board?



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