The film will be a stand-alone feature and not a sequel to director Gavin Hood's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", also starring Jackman as Marvel Comics' Canadian superhero.
McQuarrie's original screenplay was based on writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller's Marvel Comics "Wolverine" solo, 4-part 1982 limited series.
In that comic book series, 'Logan', aka 'Wolverine', the mutant with 'adamantium' retractable claws, is a 'ronin', or masterless, failed samurai who hides a deep-seated code of honor underneath his rage.
Logan travels to Japan to confront the woman he loves and the man that would keep them apart.
Claremont introduced the villain 'Shingen Yashida', a crime lord that is Wolverine's physical better.
When his foe is eventually defeated, Logan prepares to settle down into wedded bliss with 'Lady Mariko', but the presence of new villains threatens to derail the peace, leading to a climactic battle between Wolverine and the 'Silver Samurai'.
Also included in the stories are "X-Men" mutants 'Rogue', 'Cyclops', 'Storm', 'Kitty Pryde' and 'Nightcrawler'.
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