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The Wolverine Wraps; Mangold Explains Why Set After X-Men Movies

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 14:21

Hugh Jackman shared the following image of himself on his Facebook with the news that The Wolverine has wrapped.

Celebrating the wrap of Wolverine with golf in my new Calloway gear. Unfortunately the outfit is better than the score.

In an interview with EW, director James Mangold also explains the reasoning behind placing the movie after the X-Men movies.

I felt it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose. I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose. Kind of a soldier who is cut loose. War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore? I think those questions are especially interesting when you’re dealing with a character who is essentially immortal.

The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.

Hugh Jackman will also be reprising as Wolverine for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.