After the success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a sequel was all but inevitable. Now, an entry has appeared on IMDB seemingly lifting the curtain on the follow up.
The entry for the film lists a nebulous "2011" release date for the "in production" flick, with only Hugh Jackman appearing among the cast.
As for a plot, IMDB claims, "Wolverine travels to Japan to trail with a samurai warrior." Presumably that "trail" should actually say "train" -- which makes sense given Wolverine's comic book backstory, but it certainly doesn't make for an entire film plot.
Additionally, the entry attributes the screenplay to Christopher McQuarrie, the man who scripted 2008's explosives-versus-sturdy-table epic Valkyrie. What that may mean for Wolvie 2 is anyone's guess, though based on the laughably vague, "clutching at straws" entry from which all this information came, I wouldn't be surprised to read claims that Patch would be taking on Der Führer in an Aliens Versus Predator-esque crossover epic.
So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the $64,000,000 question is whether or not you actually believe this news. Personally this all sounds a bit too close to what comic book nerds across the 'net have been clamoring for ever since it was announced that Wolvie would be getting his own line of films.
Since when has Fox ever listened to the desires of its audience?
On the other hand, I would like to see Logan in an eyepatch, mauling ninjas of the Hand while trying to woo Mariko Yashida.
She might not have the rustic sex appeal of Silver Fox, but, as my dear mother was so fond of saying, "you have to respect a woman who will cut off parts of her body to appease the Yakuza."