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The Wolverine Will Be A Standalone Film, Says Hugh Jackman

by Char|August 14, 2012|in Featured, News|

The Wolverine Will Be A Standalone Film, Says Hugh Jackman

We’re very familiar with Wolverine, as one of the most distinguished character in Marvel’s X-Men. We are also used to seeing Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine, though some may agree that it’s quite regretful to see a very substandard isolated story of his character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well, it’s not as bad as you think, like you can puke blood while watching The Darkest Hour, or totally loathe the film because Adam Sandler was on it. The very fair criticism about the movie is that there are leaked unedited streaming films available and viewable that dismayed the fans for such carelessness.

When it was announced that The Wolverine movie will be under development, we thought that this is actually a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But, Hugh Jackman himself is confirming that this is a standalone film.

“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture,” Jackman said. “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.”

We get it already – they want us to totally forget about the disappointments given by the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. They are literally going to make it up to us people!

This would be the sixth time that Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine, if you want to include his cameo in X-Men: First Class. We most recently saw Jackman in sports drama film Real Steel that made him People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor. But before we get to see him with claws and gigantic muscles, we’ll see him in a very classic French musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. I’m wondering how Hugh Jackman will manage to turn from a starving and skinny man to play Jean Valjean and put more pounds to portray Logan or Wolverine.

The Wolverine is being directed by James Mangold and co-stars Will Yun Lee (as Silver Samurai), Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, and Rila Fukushima. The Wolverine story is kinda interesting because Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback will be basing the screenplay on the 1982 limited series of Wolverine comics. Also, as previously reported, this will embrace some taste of Asia, particularly at the land of the rising sun, Japan.

The film will be in theaters on July 26, 2013.

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