Next 'Wolverine' film won't be a sequel
November 15th, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Next 'Wolverine' film won't be a sequel

New details have emerged about the upcoming Wolverine sequel – and it turns out the film won't be a sequel at all.

In an interview with HitFix, director Darren Aronofsky revealed that the film, officially titled "The Wolverine," will not be a follow up to 2009's popular "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Instead, Aronofsky's project, featuring the razor-clawed Marvel superhero and starring Hugh Jackman, will be a one-off, stand-alone film.

As for the plot, ComingSoon reports that the story will find Wolverine – more commonly known as Logan – embarking on a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage was already promised to another man. Never one to take no for an answer, Logan takes on her father and sword-wielding brothers in an attempt to win her heart.

Jackman, 42, has said that fans should expect some pretty dark drama. "This is 'Wolverine.' This is not 'Popeye,'" he told New York magazine's Vulture. "[Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”

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  1. Kdgmom

    Ya know, since the hero of this movie is a HOT HOT Aussie MAN, it seems to me some of the guys are jealous. If this was a superhero movie with a female character, there would not be this much conversation about it, she would be someone like Megan Fox playing the lead role and all of the guys panting over her like Jim Carrey as the Wolf in The Mask over Cameron Diaz's character. Some of us go to the movies to "get away from it all", but apparantly SOME of you, I won't name names, are too tied up in your boring lives of comic-book collecting to enjoy the show. It's called LIFE, take it for a spin sometime, find a little bit of humor and enjoyment and don't take it so seriously, instead of wasting it with your nose in a comic book.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pebs

    What a stupid plot. X-Men 3 The Last Stand was horrible and so will this. And let me guess, it'll be in 3D too haha

    November 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. nicholas

    ok look superherow movies come fom comics right.....well why cant they make the movie when wolvorine was a like a sammurie right.But maybe it would x9 suc nicholas

    November 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nicholas

    Ammy you think every thing is hot ...lol

    November 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dayo

    This is the only story that i care to see really, jackman has never been a convincing Wolverine/ Logan in my book, my only wonder is who will play his love interest

    November 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. madroth

    Those of u that thought the xmen movies sucked need to get ur head outta ur asses, those and other so called stupid or lame movies put hollywood on the map for christ sake, hugh jackman is an awesome actor n anything he is in is a hit, especially as wolverine, or even robert downy jr as tony stark/ironman, what's ur fav movies the sound of music, get outta here

    November 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bojangles

    It is getting heated up there between the comic book guys. I like how the one guy pretended he was the CEO of some large corporation and pretended he was trying to "Sell a bridge" to SF. Like that is how you go about construction bids.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tanaya wright

    I can't wait to see it. I LOVE Wolverine. He's a GREAT SUPERHERO.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ladonna caffey

    Why not ? the frist 1 was good mak it beter wit a 2nd 1.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. citlalli rodriguez

    I think this is all boring. haha

    November 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. neat

    I wonder if Psylocke will be in it...

    November 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s jai 900

    Who carez wut people say negative bout da movie itz nice 2 get away from reality every once & awhile even if it iz a comic book. you go wolverine you've been a pretty cool action here

    November 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Name*mr

    Omg I hope its His love Yuriko!!!! Even tho she does turn into Lady Deathstrike.....I hope They incorporate all those elements!!

    November 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Shawn

    Actually I am rather succesful. I own a three bedroom house in a really awesome place of sf, two awesome daughters and another on the way, and I am in IT.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      Really? Then in that case since you live in San Fransicso, I have a bridge I would like to sell you. Also, grats on your life of mediocrity.

      November 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Eddie king

    Say, Eddie King really likes "Next 'Wolverine' film won't be a sequel"...

    November 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ngek

    Oi!! They better secure this new film properly! Hopefully it won't leaked again in the internet before the showing date...surely those hackers out there are dying to download this movie for free bwahahaha

    November 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ronnie

    Cant wait. hugh jackman is beast. the last wolvie flick kinda sucked but this one sounds like a good movie.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. RKS

    And who else hates the black costumes. One of the best features of Wolverine was his mask. How do you have a Wolverine movie and not include his bad a** costume once.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Shawn

    To the guy who has been collecting comics for 40 years, get a life and get laid. I think the only story problem with origins was sabretooth being his brother. Dog was his brother but was not a mutant. I recommend reading the books that have been written about wolverine.

    November 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Comic book collectors are hot.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      To the guy who told the comic collector to get a life and get laid, grow up high schools over. I am sorry you tore your ACL in that high school football game and never got your shot at the majors and now the geeks that you picked on are more successful than you.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Fallowt

    Most superhero movies suck. They are just poorly written. The X-Men's Phoenix saga got as diluted as a teabag in the Atlantic (I mean really, Jean Grey was BORN Phoenix?) Docter Doom was laughable: his voice, "powers", everything. Since when is the Green Goblin as strong or stronger than Spider Man? Doctor Doom steals the Silver Surfers powers by getting his surfboard? Deadpool has swords in his arms? How would they bend? I mean really, do the writers of these movies actually read the comics at all? When you have collected comics for 40 years like I have, and you see this idiocy, it's maddening. Stick to the original comic stories, dammit! And please, enough with the frigging black costumes!

    November 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • randallinnb

      Well said.

      November 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      I don't need the movie to follow the comics to be enjoyable. I like movies that deviate, and movies that don't. Even the comics themselves sometimes deviate from the original storyline.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      ITS EASY TO STEAL A COSMIC SURFBORAD I MEAN ALL YOU NEED IS FOR SILVER SURFER TO WIPE OUT ON A CLOUD AND RIDE AROUND BEFORE GAH-LAK-TUS COMES TO EAT EARF

      November 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jeff Baker

    hopefully they will shed light on 'lady deathstrike' and her father's adamantium process, which will give insight and make the plot more daring.

    November 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Juan

    BRING GAMBIT BACK AND YES I'M YELLING THIS!

    November 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Philly Bong

    I have enjoyed the first installments of the x-men saga as a movie fanatic and have tried not to let my love for the comics deter me from that. as long as hollywood attempts to do the tale justice, ( and doesnt keep with the trend of trying to reinvent it like they have done with alot of big screen adaptations lately. just ask any harry potter fan. ruined i tell ya) it should turn out amazing. but truth be told, ill probably like it anyway. lol. The Wolverine is the poo-doo. but what i want to know is when they r going to make the hulk part of the story. that would be sweet!

    November 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Shrike

    Boring. Been done before.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Joe

    wow i bet it will still suck just like x men 3 and x men origins

    November 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. ceck

    isnt this the story that goes with the girl who had the razor blades put into herself that fought logan in X2 that is the way it was in the comic book or old cartoon

    November 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  27. johnrj08

    So they're trying to make Wolverine into a romantic character. This will be the last Wolverine film. They tried to make Superman a romantic character in film and television, and it killed him off. These are super-action heroes, not lovelorn losers who have to use their powers to get girls. It's perfectly acceptable to have a 'B story romance' in this kind of film, but when they try to make these kinds of characters appeal to high school girls, it's over.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  28. lrn2postnubs

    Can't be worse than the previous crapfest they attached the Wolverine brand to. That scene where he is carrying her off into the sunset at the end of it made me laugh so hard!

    November 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Ballzy 1

    Ok here`s my 2 cents = Wolverine: Origins should have been done going by the graphic novel it would have been about 200 times better, the craptastic last movie should have been based more off the Weapon-X story line (which yes Deadpool was a product of but his origin in the comics puts the movie version to shame) and lastly this movie is basicallythe first Wolverine mini-series so we will be seeing Mariko, Ogun, the Hand and possibly the Silver Samurai huh?

    November 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. In American

    Good news. The Wolverine parts, (now steadily growing) have been becoming more and more real as Mr. Jackman matures into that role and begins to understand the character more, to this day, even after the Weapon-X series by Barry Winsor Smith, AND those elements the producers have incorporated into what's been seen so far, there is a lot of darkness in the hairy guy's soul. There are still enormous chunks of his life missing, even with the origins mini-series. It's not for the directors or producers to invent, but it is there job to tell what the writers invented for the source character in the pages of Marvel.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  31. eddie

    Techically deathviewone, if memory serves mariko was before the metallic alloy was placed so its a prequels prequel...but I've been wrong before.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Boka

    I love the samurai storyline of the comic book and this will be good.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Marnie

    Yes, last movie was nothing special. But he's still HOT.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Fallowt

    This must be when he meets Mariko. Expect a tragic ending.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Cartman42

    This is the story line from the Frank Miller Wolverine mini-series from the 80's.. quite possibly the best mini-series in comics history (in my mind, tied with another Frank Miller work of art.. The Dark Knight Returns). If they do the story right, this will be incredible.

    November 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • svscnn

      Yep, I remember that storyline and was thinking the same thing as I read the article. It was quite compelling – as comics go – and should make for a good screen adaptation.

      November 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  36. The Fish

    Wolverine will be another hit. My wife thinks he is hot. I hope there is action that will make us guys watch also!

    November 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Really?

    So far, I have liked all the Xmen movies, so we'll see how this stand-alone does.

    November 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. sunless

    get that!!! http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    November 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dreamgineer

    Aronofsky is a brilliant director, and not making it a sequel is a great idea, disassociating it with that piece of crap that the last Wolverine movie was.

    November 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  40. DeathViewOne

    I kinda liked the last one. It was cool to see his evolution....

    November 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Poindexter

    You guys obviously know nothing about Darren Aronofsky. Get excited :)

    November 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  42. original

    why can't they come up with something new instead of redoing and adding to and ruining everything? besides i'd F the sh*! outta logan/huge jackman. HOOOTTTTT

    November 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Richard

    Comic-book movies are terrific for Hollywood, because it allows them to be cowards. Otherwise, we'd have movies dealing with real-world villains and Hollywood hasn't had the guts to produce them since the 1980's. So instead we are served up an endless string of mediocre, PG and PG-13 rated swill that couldn't raise a viewer's pulse if they tried. Oh yes, in mediocre 3D...

    November 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Actually they have, just no one gives a rats ass about them, so you don't hear about them as much as you would the more entertaining and less depressing movies :)

      November 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Guitarplayer

    Cheefsfury, your ability to have an open mind about something you haven't seenis astounding. Bravo!

    November 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  45. anonymous

    Boo.. tired of these rip-off, poorly made comic book movies.

    November 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  46. markus

    the last movie was AWFUL. This franchise has nowhere to go but up...

    November 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Polly Days

    Can't wait to see... Logan is THE superhero!

    November 15, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  48. cheefsfury

    WHATEVER IT IS IT WILL STILL BE TERRIBLE

    November 15, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Yaaay

      Yaaaaaay

      November 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • WINNER

      I'M WRITING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I'M ANNOYING, HAVE NO VALUE TO ADD TO THIS CONVERSATION AND PEOPLE TEND TO IGNORE MY COMMENTS, BOTH IRL OR ON THE WEB!111 LOLZWOWZ

      [embed sarcasm]

      November 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hankman

      Yeah...it will be horrible...but as long as he takes off his shirt...who cares!!!!

      November 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      LOL U READ IT AMIRITE SORRY IF I HURT YOURE FEELINGS ABOUT WOLVERINE BUT YOU KNOW ITS GONNA BE BAD

      November 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark woods

      People who get mad about other writing in caps are very funny to me ..... & people who respond to it are even funnier

      November 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      I don't care if it's terrible, Logan is hot.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Wolverine is a liberal stooge.

      November 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |

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