Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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Showbiz 411 reports that Wolverine 2 will start filming in January:
Based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, Wolverine's adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress, I am told. "It's a beautiful story," says a source, "and will be very different than the first film."
Yeah the first one sucked... but hey Hugh Jackman rocks and it looks like it will be based on the awesome 1982 Frank Miller and Chris Claremont Wolverine Miniseries where he goes to Japan to control his bezerker rage, hooks up with a hot Japanese chick (Mariko Yashida) and fights a bunch of Ninjas.
Sure X-Men 3 emasculated the hell out of him, and he looked like a Ginsu salesmen in Origins, but Christopher McQuarrie wrote The Usual Suspects, and it's based on a well loved Wolverine story so I'm hoping for the best. Now all they need is a director and a supporting cast and they're all set!
I'm not sure who they should cast as Mariko, so just off the top of my head I'm gonna say Maggie Q... Sure she's from Hawaii and of Vietnamese (along with Polish-Irish) descent, so she's not a "Japanese actress" but I like to think the best person for the part should get it, I mean Rosario Dawson and Cliff Curtis have played every nationality possible, and no one gives them beef. Not to mention most of the principle actresses in Memoirs of a Geisha (based in Japan) were Chinese, so I don't think it would be a problem (hey Canadian Wolverine is an Aussie if you really wanna nitpick). Also have you seen Naked Weapon? If you have, you'd probably agree with me.
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If they really need to cast an actress of Japanese descent, they can go with Oscar Nominated Rinko Kikuchi from Babel. She is also a good choice...because she is very talented...and she is also hot.