ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! caught up with The Prestige star Hugh Jackman, who gave us an update on his upcoming "X-Men" spinoff, Wolverine.
"We've now signed off on the script. If you know about the history of 'X-Men' movies, that's a revolution for us. We're a year away from shooting the film and we have the script," Jackman said. "And, by the way, it is unbelievable. It's a David Benioff script. He's probably the hottest writer going around town, and he was beating down our door to write this movie. It was the most amazing thing. So, we have this fantastic script. I've got a couple of movies coming out in the next month, and I might be able to tell you who the director is by then. We're seriously into talking about it now."
He added that Wolverine will definitely be a prequel but will not follow the Japanese storyline that comic books have addressed.
"At present, no. That is still something we really want to do. What we need to do is establish who he is and find out how he became Wolverine," he explained.
Jackman said he is also interested in making a sequel to Wolverine. "I'm not ruling it out," he smiled.
Source: Heather Newgen