By Adam Markovitz
Updated May 06, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

SPOILER ALERT Confused about why Wolverine appeared to be downing sake in a Japanese bar in the teaser clip at the end of the movie? Here’s a hint: Variety reports that the inevitable sequel to the summer’s first blockbuster will be set in the Land of the Rising Sun. It’s a move sure to please comic book fans, who probably recognized the clip as a nod to the character’s infamous adventures on the other side of the Pacific. (The mythology is a little tangled, but the dominant version of Wolverine’sbackstory has the character marrying and fathering a son overseas.)

The idea of Wolverine running amok in Japan sounds pretty good to me, especially if it means we’ll get to dig further into the character’s comic book roots. And a few great Wolvy v. Ninja fight scenes wouldn’t hurt, either…

What do you think about the news, PopWatchers? Will you follow Wolverine to Japan?

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