Tom Cruise collaborator, Valkyrie screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, got tapped to pen the script for The Wolverine, the latest film to enter the Marvel universe. McQuarrie is teaming with famed dramatic director Darren Aronofsky, who only recently revealed the title of the next installment of the invincible, be-clawed superhero’s story.
Famed for his intense screenplays ranging from the aforementioned Valkyrie through his breakthrough Academy Award-winning script for The Usual Suspects, McQuarrie is bound to deliver the unexpected twist that will blow audiences away. The team at TomCruise.com loves his work with Tom and Valkyrie director Bryan Singer. With this new adaptation based on a legendary comic book plot from the 1980s first penned by Frank Miller, we’re sure the scribe crafted an exciting addition to the superhero’s story.
According to Aronofsky, the movie is set as a ‘one-off’ film, not necessarily a part of the X-Men storyline. However, as with previous appearances, Wolverine will still be played by actor Hugh Jackman.
The new film will reportedly take the hot-tempered Wolverine to Japan for adventures against sword wielding baddies. Wielding his famed claws, the action is sure to be pedal to the literal metal.
We’ve included a clip from the last film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, outlining some of the background behind the fuzzy hero’s shadowy history:
And for good measure, you may want to refresh your memory for the dramatically taut scenes McQuarrie’s capable of assembling with a peek at the Valkyrie trailer below:
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