At a recent press conference, Liev Schreiber told io9 that Hugh Jackman has just finished reading a first draft of the script for the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel.
Jackman however wasn’t forthcoming about how much Schreiber’s character Victor ‘Sabretooth’ Creed is involved though. “It’s still not clear whether or not Victor will be present in the Japan storyline. In the Japan storyline as I remember it from the Wolverine comics, Victor wasn’t there. So I don’t know” said the actor.
Speaking of sequels, Bloody Disgusting reports that Sacha Baron Cohen and Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) are being tipped for the same role of ‘Yaz’ in a third “Men in Black” film.
Etan Cohen (“Idiocracy,” “Tropic Thunder”) is apparently penning the project for Sony Pictures and Josh Brolin is still being loosely talked about as a potential co-star, but the film’s fate will depend almost entirely upon Will Smith’s interest and schedule.
Finally in ‘pseudo-sequel’ news, the upcoming video game “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier” is getting a little help from this year’s Oscar-winning short filmmakers Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy (“Logorama”).
Heat Vision reports that the pair will direct a $10 million, 20-minute live-action short film penned by Tim Sexton (“Children of Men”) that serves as a prequel to the game. No word on a release date as yet.