Speaking to Newsarama.com, Cornell had this to say about the introduction of the new story arc and why he feels that Wolverine needs to go in this direction:
"That was actually my central aim when I suggested this story, and I'm delighted that the ramifications of it have been taken up by the other titles too. Because of a historical accident (Wolverine getting a solo title very late on, relatively speaking), important things happening to Logan have tended to happen in team books. We all agreed that a major event in his life should happen in his own title."
Even though Cornell seems to be tight-lipped about the subject, it has been stated that the Wolverine movie will greatly impact on this story and will bring Logan into a different direction, opening up fresher stories for the character. Will this lead to a resurgence for the character or it's eventual demise?
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