All you X-Men fans, brace yourself for this deadly treat. Check out not only the first poster of The Wolverine but also actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold speak about the film.
In a live chat from the set of The Wolverine, the actor-director duo said that their film would explore the aspects of Wolverine’s famous crazed rage. Talking about Wolverine's character Jackman reveals, “His ultimate weapon is his rage,” said Jackman. “If you look at all the mutants, there are other mutants with stronger powers — on paper. But who’s the person you least want to annoy? Wolverine.”
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Contrary to belief, this film is not the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine but in fact takes off from 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand. "It finds Logan at a point when the X-Men are gone; Jean Grey is gone; a lot of the ties he had to the world, are gone," Jackman said in the interview.
2. Clint Eastwood was Logan's inspiration
Director James Mangold cited the 1976 Clint Eastwood western The Outlaw Josey Wales as one of his main inspirations for this film. “That’s a film in which Clint Eastwood watches his wife and children murdered in the first three minutes of the movie,” revealed Mangold.
3. Wolverine may not be invincible!
With a character capable of healing his own blown out brain, Jackman and Mangold seemed quite aware of challenge of telling a story in which, short of decapitation, their hero can’t die. “In this movie, how do we put it — let’s just say he discovers his kryptonite,” teased Jackman referring to the famous power source of DC comics superhero Super Man.
4. Wolverine's not just brawn
In the interview, Jackman revealed that he wasn't just planning a muscular gym body. “It’s not about being buff,” he said. “I wanted to see veins. I wanted to be animalistic. I wanted to look not pretty — [more] frightening.”
The film is more realistic than the usual superhero films. "We’ve made a concerted effort to make the film feel more real, to pull back on the super duper abilities of Logan," said Mangold. "Like, he doesn’t bring down any airplanes. It’s grounded. This is a tent-pole movie. There’s outrageous action," director Mangold revealed.
The film is scheduled to release on July 26, 2013.
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