'Wolverine 2' Will Feature New Characters And New Fighting Styles, Says Producer

WolverineIt's already well-known that Hugh Jackman wants to bring Logan to Japan for "Wolverine 2," reportedly following the storyline from the Japan-set Chris Claremont and Frank Miller comic book run.

That's definitely still the plan according to producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who recently gave a massive update on the "X-Men" film universe to Empire Online.

Donner went into such detail on the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel's plotline that she even called out specific new characters.

"This movie will really focus on the relationship between Wolverine and Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord, and what happens to him in Japan," said the producer.

According to Donner, "Wolverine 2" will not only boast the exotic new locale for everybody's favorite fast-healing mutant, it'll also showcase a new fighting style for the character.

"Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we've seen before," she described. "Mariko's father has this stick-like weapon, so Wolverine will have to fight against that. There'll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts — mano-a-mano, extreme fighting."

The sequel, which Donner described as "the furthest along of all the X-Men projects on the boil," is likely to shoot in Japan due to Fox's desire to create the most authentic film possible.

"Also, by the way, we are looking to have the Japanese Fox executives involved in helping and counseling us, because it's a different culture and we don't want to portray the way they speak, dress and act in an inaccurate way," she added. "I think it's likely the characters will speak English rather than Japanese with subtitles."

What say you, "Wolverine" fans? Does the sequel sound better than the first film? Are you excited for Logan's sojourn to samurai territory? Let us know in the comments section and check out Empire Online for more on the "X-Men" movies!