Yesterday MTV reported a story from the Teen Choice Awards that Hugh Jackman was already working on a follow-up to this summer's X-Men spinoff, Wolverine. "Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now," Jackman said in a taped interview. "We're in ... the first steps of developing that story."
Suffice it to say that the first film was not universally well-received, so a sequel might give the filmmakers more time to put together something better-suited and more faithful to the character's illustrious comic book legacy. While Jackman didn't officially confirm that the film would follow the storyline of the 1982 miniseries that catapulted the character from supporting player to superstar, he observed that could certainly be a jumping off point for the film: "I think the fans love that saga," he said. "It's my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories. That's a movie I've longed to make from the beginning, so that's where we're heading."
The question is, does that aspect of his back story really matter any more?