Originally Posted by herolee10
Given the progress that Wolverine made in his recent solo film, the impression that I got was that Mariko was his new "Juliet" in life. They really went out of their way to build one hell of a strong romance arc between them, and given that they're making a sequel to that film, they could always have him go back to her rather than going after Jean if she were to come back alive due to the altered timeline.
But would he have ever gone to Japan if Jean never died? Because there's a good chance the altered timeline will affect the events of TW and the sequel may have to go a different route than a direct follow-up.