God damn you, Fox for your treatment of the X-Men franchise. The first movie was okay, the second awesome, then you decided to mess with the formula and bungled X3 something horrible. Should some blame go to Ratner? Undoubtedly, but Fox gave that movie a release date before and ran the production ragged to make it.

Then, we got X-Men Origins: Wolverine. When comic adaptations are good, you plug into them and you don’t mind continuity questions and poor CGI. Wolverine, on the other hand, sacrificed story for…for…something. What’s worse is the addition of two credit-ending sequences that set up spin-offs. One of those spin-offs just got a writer who could save you, Fox, if you keep your hands off Jackman and company.

Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to the draft the sequel to Wolverine. McQuarrie wrote The Usual Suspects for Bryan Singer and even did some story work on X-Men before voluentarily taking his name off the project when it was evident he didn’t do the majority of the work. 

This time the story will based off the 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries where Wolverine trains with samurais in Japan, struggling to control his animal instincts with the warrior’s code.

Hugh Jackman, who will be back as Wolverine since he’s producing this installment, reportedly met with McQuarrie personally to get him to sign onto the project.

It’s not that I want another Wolverine movie, it’s that I want a GOOD Wolverine movie and I’m willing to hold off on my vitriol hangover from Origins when people like McQuarrie are hired.

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