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Wolverine Sequel Gets New Writer

| 16 Aug 2009 14:04
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David Benioff and Skip Woods, the duo that penned X-Men Origins: Wolverine will not be returning for the sequel.

The sequel to hit movies X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for 'The Usual Suspects' in 1996, contributed to the script for the original X-Men movie in 2000, but later removed his name from the credits after the final script turned out to be much more like David Hayter's version.

The sequel will loosely follow the 1980s storyline created by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller that charted Wolverine's travels in Japan and his battles with ninjas. What's even more interesting about this though, is McQuarrie's long association with Bryan Singer, who directed the first two - and best - X-men movies. It could just be coincidence, but seeing the director return to the franchise would be welcomed by most fans.

Source: Film Junk

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