Empire Online recently spoke to Lauren Shuler-Donner, producer of the X-MEN films, about upcoming feature film spin-offs including the sequel to X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. From her comments, it sounds like WOLVERINE 2 is going to be taking its fighting action seriously.
What’s cool about this part of the saga is that Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we’ve seen before,” said Shuler-Donner. “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.”
She went on to compare X-MEN: FIRST CLASS to the more recent HARRY POTTER films and defended the casting of Ryan Reynolds in a DEADPOOL spin-off, as well as in GREEN LANTERN by stating that Harrison Ford got away with playing similar characters in the INDIANA JONES and STAR WARS films.
A quick look at Shuler-Donner’s IMDb page reveals that she is attached to two other comic book movies including X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO and CONSTANTINE 2.
Source: Empire Online
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