Wolverine co-creator Len Wein wants the forthcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel to reveal aspects of Logan’s character that have previously been ignored on the big screen—namely, his "noble warrior" side.
“I just want to see them explore the characters more,” Wein explained in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. “I think the Japanese Story, if that's where they're going to go—and I imagine they are going there for the next story—is the perfect next choice. It gives you a whole other side of the character and allows you to explore aspects that have never been seen on film before—the noble warrior, as opposed to the berserker.”
The next “Wolverine” film has long been rumored to be based on the 1982 “Wolverine” miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller in which Logan faces off against a Japanese crime lord named Shingen Yashida and falls in love with his daughter, Lady Mariko.
Earlier this summer, the project picked up considerable momentum when “Usual Suspects” screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was signed to adapt the script and both Bryan Singer and Gavin Hood expressed interest in directing the film.
During the interview, Wein also spoke out about his experiences with Alan Moore while editing the “Watchmen” comic book series.
“It certainly was a challenge,” Wein related. “I have gone on print and online as saying I never liked the ending, I felt it was a bit askew. I thought the ending in the film worked better, but Alan is Alan. You take the good with the bad. You want that work crafted, that ability to sculpt a line like nobody else's business, you put up with mismatched socks and an inability to spell... it works out splendidly!
Do you agree that the next “Wolverine” movie should explore his nobler aspects? Or should he remain the berserker that audiences have come to love? Do you agree with Wein that the ending of the “Watchmen” movie is better than the ending in the comic? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!