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Variety reports that David Benioff (Troy) will script the upcoming Wolverine film. It is expected that Hugh Jackman will reprise the role, and that Fox will develop this spinoff as X3 goes into production.

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Variety reports that David Benioff (Troy) will script the upcoming Wolverine film. It is expected that Hugh Jackman will reprise the role, and that Fox will develop this spinoff as X3 goes into production.

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I must have totally missed the report that said Jackman was going to play Wolverine in X-3.  I'm so freaking pumped!

Most of the cast signed a three movie deal. In the case of Jackman, however, he's always said that he would love to do a standalone Wolverine film on top of the other X flicks.

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What storyline do you think they will choose to do, though? Weapon X? Omega Red? Sabretooth? Yuriko? There's so many, pretty much any of them would be great.

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If they're smart, they'll go for the Weapon X one, since they've made references to it already in the movies.

Plus, hey, it's pretty much the best Wolverine story out there.

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I don't think they'll do Sabretooth, James. They didn't appear to have any history in the first X-Men movie.

Im doubting they do Yuriko, too, since they kinda pissed Deathstrike away in X-2.

That leaves us with Weapon X and Omega Red. I'm inclined to say Weapon X, since Omega Red would be hard to present in a live-action movie. Though, Omega Red would have to include much of the Weapon X setup anyway, and a Weapon X movie would probably have some appearance of Omega Red, even if it was just a quick brutal fight to demonstrate Wolverine's loyalty to his teammates or something.

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Well, both X-Men and X2 have mentioned Weapon X, so it fits to reason that X3 will do more of the same. Assuming they don't blow the lid off the entire story and make that the focus of X3, Weapon X makes the most sense.

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Lauren Shuler Donner: The plan is to do more of an origin story for Wolverine. The first one. If that’s successful, my deepest desire – I’m not reflecting Fox but you never know – my deepest desire is after the origin story, which David has worked out beautifully, it’s really good – if that works, the second one could be the Mariko, ninja story.

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Lauren Shuler Donner: The plan is to do more of an origin story for Wolverine. The first one. If that’s successful, my deepest desire – I’m not reflecting Fox but you never know – my deepest desire is after the origin story, which David has worked out beautifully, it’s really good – if that works, the second one could be the Mariko, ninja story.

Oh, hell yes.

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That leaves us with Weapon X and Omega Red. I'm inclined to say Weapon X, since Omega Red would be hard to present in a live-action movie.

Why? They did well with Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2, so it seems they could pull off OR.

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That leaves us with Weapon X and Omega Red.  I'm inclined to say Weapon X, since Omega Red would be hard to present in a live-action movie.

Why? They did well with Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2, so it seems they could pull off OR.

My guess is because Omega Red is stupid. They came up with a rather sensible reason for Doc Ock to have the arms, but I cannot even begin to conceive how they would ever translate Omega Red.

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Yeah, it is, but I'm saying a character as out there as Red isn't going to translate well to the big screen. And if he doesn't translate well, neither will his origin.

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Doc Ock worked because they made you care about Otto as a person long before he became Spider-Man's nemesis. Duplicating that with Omega Red just doesn't seem possible.

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If played right, then Omega Red is sympathetic. But why do that? He's supposed to be freakin' lethal and all that jazz. Sure, it creates a better character for the screen...actually nevermind, I like the idea of making him a good character for the screen, because I have to watch the movie and be entertained. Whoops.

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Though nothing has been confirmed (besides the writer) concerning the X-Men spin-off, it has been rumored that Len Wiseman (Underwolrd) has been asked to direct. Now let's all cringe in unison.

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Oh great. Now if I want the movie to come out on time, I have to call off the bounty I put on his head for Underworld.

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