the next wolverine movie is set in japan

From teen vampires to adamantium-clawed mutants... New York Magazine's Vulture claims that two directors are in the running to helm the next Wolverine movie: David Slade, director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Robert Schwentke, who directed the upcoming action flick Red. Hooray, but I'm actually mentioning this bit of news for another reason...

The story, written by Christopher McQuarrie, involves Logan making his way through Japan (where we left off at the end of first Origins movie). There he begins "a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is promised to another man." And that, of course, is trouble:
Since Logan won't take "no" for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her "samurai-sword-wielding brothers." We fully expect the Silver Samurai to be one of those brothers. His father is Lord Shingen Yashida, a Yakuza crime boss and a mutant himself. One can also expect the movie to deal with Wolverine's relationship with his daughter Mariko Yashida, and who knows, maybe we'll even see Yukio in the new movie, but that's a lot of Japanese (or Asian) actors who should start lining up for roles in the movie if they're going in this direction.
More here: Slade and Schwentke Up for Wolverine Sequel. If you're familiar with the comics, you know that this isn't a random foray into Japan, and there is indeed a significant Wolverine storyline involving Logan's relationship with Mariko. Still, this sets off all sorts of red flags... Oh boy, yet another white-guy's-adventures-in-Asia movie. Hey, it's The Last Samurai -- with mutants! (Thanks, Dwight.)

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