Hugh Jackman says Wolverine heading to Japan

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Jul 5, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT

Hugh Jackman has told MTV at Monday night's Teen Choice Awards that the next Wolverine movie will follow the fan favorite story arcs from the comic books that took the adamantium-clawed mutant to Japan.

Jackman has said that this is the Wolverine story he's "longed to make from the beginning." As written in the comic books by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, Logan travels to Japan and refines his mastery of martial arts. While there, he has epic confrontations with bands of ninjas... among other, sometimes tragic, adventures.

"We're in... the first steps of developing that story," Jackman said.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine earned more than $300 million world-wide, despite having been leaked online before its theatrical release, swine flu panics that kept people out of theaters, and less-than-stellar reviews.

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