X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be released on DVD and Blu-ray next week and to promote this a Q & A session was held with director Gavin Hood and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. While the DVD and it’s features were the main topic of discussion, Hood was asked about Wolverine 2 which is currently being written by The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie.
From Latino Review:
I just think that the Japanese story is so iconic and beautiful and could be so visual. That’s the one and I’m reluctant to talk about others because I know Len [Wein]’s writing others now. And honestly, here’s the truth: if the Japanese story works, there might be another sequel. And if it doesn’t, there won’t be. You can get ahead of yourselves by sort of stirring up rumors of what might be. I’m not going to even go there.
I don’t even know if I would be involved. Right now I’m not attached. Nobody’s attached. They’re developing a script and we’ll see where everybody is. I’m hoping to be shooting something next year and I don’t think that ‘Wolverine’ will be ready for next year. I haven’t been approached one way or another. The studio is obviously very cautious. They want to see how Wolverine does on DVD. Let them develop the script, let’s see what the script looks like, let’s see how the studio feels about the script, how Hugh feels about it and then we’ll take it from there.
Wolverine is the worst reviewed X-Men movie to date. The script wasn’t the best, the pacing was off and the effects (especially the claws) were worse than the first X-Men film. And while all of those weren’t all Gavin Hoods fault, I would prefer them to get a different director for the next film. Bryan Singer ideally.
Here’s an ad for the DVD and Blu-ray release:
And here’s a behind the scenes look at the helicopter chase scene which will be on the DVD (if you buy the 2 disc edition):