Some small spoilers for X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the following article!

Wolverine vs. The Silver Samurai

So, proving that his healing factor can overcome even internet piracy, Wolverine managed to defeat the naysayers and make over $87 million in its opening weekend (expect that number to drop drastically this weekend, when Star Trek opens).  And, according to Variety, a sequel is already being planned, that will follow Wolverine in his Samurai years (not sure how that’ll fit in the X-Men movie continuity, but who cares?):

Hugh Jackman and Seed Productions partner John Palermo are ramping up several projects for the “Wolverine” star.

Fox and Seed are in development on a sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which topped the domestic box office over the weekend.

The Seed partners have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film’s final credits. A writer has yet to be hired. Seed will produce.

If you don’t know what “Japanese locale was teased after the film’s final credits,” then you either didn’t stay through the credits, or you got the Deadpool surprise ending.  I’m a little bummed that a Deadpool movie isn’t in the works, but, seeing as how small his role was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it’s kind of hard to imagine them building a franchise off of that character.  If they hadn’t sewn his mouth shut and let him do his funny stuff during the finale, maybe it would have worked better.  Either way, I’ll be happy to see the franchise continue in more Wolverine films and the eventual X-Men: First Class (called X-Men: Fist Class by Newsarama!  now that’s a movie I’d see!).

Am I the only one excited about seeing Silver Samurai on screen?

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