Mark Bomback Tasked With 'Wolverine' Rewrite
By Andrew Weymes on September 01, 2011
Despite a long, harrowing road, the long-planned sequel to 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is finally getting back on track. Variety reports that screenwriter Mark Bomback has been tasked with doing a rewrite of the script which was done by Christopher McQuarrie.
Bomback has teamed with the lead of 'The Wolverine,' Hugh Jackman before in 'Deception.' He has also written on such films as 'Live Free or Die Hard,' 'Race to Witch Mountain,' 'Unstoppable,' and the upcoming 'Jack the Giant Killer' and 'Total Recall.'
It would have made sense that Bomback was brought aboard to take the focus off of Japan a bit. However, Japan is definitely still the most prominent location within the film as the Variety article also mentioned that the entire cast would either be Japanese or Japanese-American with two exceptions being Jackman and whoever ends up playing a character named Viper. Presumably she's a female as she's described as a "Caucasian secretary for Japan's Minister of Justice." In the comics, Viper also goes by the name Madame Hydra, and as the name suggests has been linked to terrorism.
With a cast that's said to be mainly Japanese, it begs the question as to how the Canadian set in Vancouver will be used. As reported about a week back, shooting for the film will likely get underway after Jackman is finished his work on director, Tom Hooper's film adaptation of 'Les Miserables.'
James Mangold is at the helm of 'The Wolverine,' which doesn't have a specific release date right now. The film is said to follow an amnesiac Wolverine through the Japanese underworld. Another character said to play a large part is Silver Samurai.
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