In the fury of arguments surrounding the possibility of another X-Men sequel after the successful launch of the third title, we've all sort of ignored/forgotten about the actual, confirmed spin-off flicks we've got coming down the pike. Sure, X-Men 4 may not see the light of day, but plenty of other X-Men related titles certainly will, none more prominent among them than the Hugh Jackman vehicle Wolverine. Jackman's character was one of the immediate fan favorites on screen (fitting, as Wolverine is a fan favorite in the comic books as well), and should translate into a very excellent stand-alone movie. Now that the X-Men: The Last Stand hype is starting to die down, we're beginning to hear the first whispers of information about the Wolverine project.

Writer Simon Kinberg recently sat down for an interview with iF Magazine. Most of the interview was interesting but uninformative, but Kinberg did briefly address the Wolverine film, primarily to say there were a few characters he was very exacted about. He'd wanted to include these characters in X3, but held back, feeling he could give them a fuller treatment in the Wolverine story. Anyone care to toss out a few guesses as to who he might be referring to? Personally, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Jubilee showing up as the young female side-kick type. Omega Red is probably an option as well, or maybe even some Alpha Flight characters ...

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