Christopher McQuarrie, best known for writing the screenplay The Usual Suspects, has been hired to write the next chapter in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine saga. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer also penned the original screenplay for the first X-Men, but had his name removed because he felt Bryan Singer's film was more in line with David Hayter's final draft.

Hugh Jackman will return to star as the popular Marvel mutant. Part 2's storyline is being drafted from an early 80s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which placed Wolverine in Japan where he battled ninjas and struggled to follow the strict code of the samurai. This storyline was hinted at in an after credit sequence during X-Men Origins: Wolverine's theatrical run.

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Wolverine's up coming sequel does not have a set release date at this time, but producers hope to have it in theaters by 2011.