Monday, October 16, 2006

Jackman Says Wolverine Script is Ready

Jackman Says Wolverine Script is Ready -

Well, this is good news in a way. It means they might actually be going about this in the right order, unlike X-Men 3. A couple shots from the link:

"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 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.

Some of that is even more good news - as long as Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg have nothing to do with the script, it may have a shot. I just hope they got rid of the bit that was supposedly leaked around the 'net a little while back about Wolverine as a kid. It was set too modern and lost a lot of Wolverine's early storylines in the process. I really hope they get this one right, and am really interested in seeing who gets named as the director...

Comments on "Jackman Says Wolverine Script is Ready"


Anonymous marina said ... (October 16, 2006 4:32 PM) : 

WOOHOO! This IS good news. I'm starting to get excited for this. I liked Hugh Jackman before but he's hit a new high with me recently.


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (October 17, 2006 5:31 AM) : 

And he's got a lot of flicks coming out over the next while, so even better :)

Benioff wrote the script for 25th Hour, an excellent movie, so between him and Jackman, who seems to have a good grasp on the Wolverine character, this might turn out well. Fingers crossed :)


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