The Wolverine (2013): â€œCompletely Different X-Men Filmâ€ Says Hugh Jackman
We previously heard from Superman director Zack Snyder about the Man of Steel possibly connecting to the Justice League movie in the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, and now we get some more super hero news with the likes of Hugh Jackman talking The Wolverine.
A big question on a lot of fans' minds happens to be will The Wolverine connect in any way to the previous Wolverine movie, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I suppose it depends on whether you liked Origins or not, if you will be happy with the following answer, but it's probably safe to say for most, this comes as a big relief.
"We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture," Jackman tells Total Film Magazine, as reported by the Coventry Telegraph.
Jackman continues noting how the movie will look different with a new cast and setting, and also mentions there will not be a lot of mutants.
"With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it's going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic. The approach to character means we won't be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it'll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film."
The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, is being directed by James Mangold, stars Hugh Jackman, with Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.