“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” opened the summer movie season with a lack of critical or fanboy acclaim, it did however make a sizable chunk of money, so of course a sequel is in the works. There has been little reason to hope the follow-up would be any better. That all changed this week with the news from the Hollywood Reporter that Oscar-winning screenwriter/director Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects“, “The Way of the Gun“) has signed on to write the movie.
Not only is McQuarrie a talented writer himself, he’s planning on working directly from the comics. The first Wolverine mini-series by the legendary team of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller will be McQuarrie’s template. The four-issue storyline depicts Wolverine’s struggle to come to terms with his bestial side while in Japan and is widely regarded as one of the best tales in the character’s history.