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WOLVERINE sequel now has a writer

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by: GATW Guest Writer
August 13th, 2009

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You may not be familiar with Christopher McQuarrie's name, but you are probably familiar with his work. McQuarrie wrote the screenplays for THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKRYIE, and THE WAY OF THE GUN (which he also directed).

Well, Christopher "I write solid thrillers" McQuarrie has just agreed to be a part of what is his highest profile project to date; he will write the screenplay for the WOLVERINE  sequel that will follow the badass and furry protagonist trying to make sense of life while living in Japan and fighting ninjasoften (because that is what you do in comic book movie Japan).

McQuarrie's previous screenplays came out pretty well, so I consider this move a good thing for the X-MEN franchise. Also, I liked the first WOLVERINE, which came out earlier this summer - it had some clear flaws, but overall I was still pretty entertained by the film. So I'm excited for a WOLVERINE sequel, and happy to see that it has a writer with a decent resume for the job.

Source The Hollywood Reporter

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  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    Oh man, as soon as I saw his name I knew it was familiar! Thanks for reminding me who he is and how fucking badass he can be!

    Now lets hope he's in for the whole ride and not just attached… only to be detached later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtoussaint Michael Toussaint

    Am I the only one that saw this particular picture and thought the new Wolverine sequel writer was a middle-aged Samwise Gamgee?

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com JamesWallace

    Chris McQuarrie is one of the best writer's working in Hollywood today. He is a fucking brilliant story teller and wrote early drafts of both X-MEN and SUPERMAN RETURNS, so it's nice to see him finally get another comic book film to sharpen his claws on.

    As someone who has had the pleasure of talking with Chris for an extended period of time one night over drinks in an Austin bar after a film festival, I can say that I am throughly excited to see him take on Wolverine. This story is in good hands and I feel, with the right director to complete Chris' vision, this tale will finally get the dark, serious and intense tone it deserves.

    If you ever come across his unmade script for ALEXANDER, that was to star DiCaprio and be directed by Scorcese then Baz Luhrmann, do read it. In one word, epic.

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    I briefly thought it was a photo of Cary Elwes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    I'm really glad to see McQuarrie back. Was a huge fan of WAY OF THE GUN as a teenster.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    He does look like Sean Austin, but Cary Elwes? I'm docking your pay Kacey3. :P

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    So, what, now I have to pay to fix the site?

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    I'm far past teenster and am still a huge fan… not to mentions The Usual Suspects, one of my favorite films of all times. I think of it EVERY time I pass a Quartet bulletin board.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    lololololololololololool

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtoussaint Michael Toussaint

    OMGZ ROFL

    er, I mean, Cary Elwes, really? That's quite a compliment to him!
    I just thought it was odd that in this picture alone, he looks surprisingly like Sean Austin.

    Also, I like how you're running your business, Mr. Whale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtoussaint Michael Toussaint

    Am I the only one that saw this particular picture and thought the new Wolverine sequel writer was a middle-aged Samwise Gamgee?

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com JamesWallace

    Chris McQuarrie is one of the best writer's working in Hollywood today. He is a fucking brilliant story teller and wrote early drafts of both X-MEN and SUPERMAN RETURNS, so it's nice to see him finally get another comic book film to sharpen his claws on.

    As someone who has had the pleasure of talking with Chris for an extended period of time one night over drinks in an Austin bar after a film festival, I can say that I am throughly excited to see him take on Wolverine. This story is in good hands and I feel, with the right director to complete Chris' vision, this tale will finally get the dark, serious and intense tone it deserves.

    If you ever come across his unmade script for ALEXANDER, that was to star DiCaprio and be directed by Scorcese then Baz Luhrmann, do read it. In one word, epic.

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    I briefly thought it was a photo of Cary Elwes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    I'm really glad to see McQuarrie back. Was a huge fan of WAY OF THE GUN as a teenster.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    He does look like Sean Austin, but Cary Elwes? I'm docking your pay Kacey3. :P

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    So, what, now I have to pay to fix the site?

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    I'm far past teenster and am still a huge fan… not to mentions The Usual Suspects, one of my favorite films of all times. I think of it EVERY time I pass a Quartet bulletin board.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    lololololololololololool

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtoussaint Michael Toussaint

    OMGZ ROFL

    er, I mean, Cary Elwes, really? That's quite a compliment to him!
    I just thought it was odd that in this picture alone, he looks surprisingly like Sean Austin.

    Also, I like how you're running your business, Mr. Whale.

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