Hugh Jackman On Bringing ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Back For A Sequel…In Japan

Fresh off being named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine, Hugh Jackman has a lot to be thankful for these days. His epic Baz Luhrmann film “Australia” hits theaters today, and he’s returning to the big screen as one of comics’ most popular superheroes, Wolverine, in next year’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

In the following video, Jackman explains to MTV that there are plenty of surprises left for the “Wolverine” audience, and not only tells us that he’d like to do another film, but teases the story he’d like to tell.

“The most intriguing thing to me was the Japan story. I love the Japan story,” said Jackman. “I wanted to do the Japan story from around ’X-Men 2.’ Can you just picture Wolverine in Japan with the triads and the samurai? It’s just genius.”

Why wasn’t that story told? Jackman had an answer for that, too — one that sounded quite a bit like the answer former Fox exec Jeff Katz gave us when asked about a potential “Wolverine” sequel.

“How can you do that before you explain his origins?” said Jackman. “If we tried to mix the origin and Japan together, it wouldn’t do justice to either. So you can tell by the answer where I’d like it to go.”

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