The latest watercolor painted one-sheet for The Wolverine carries on the tradition of the sumi-e ink campaign created by Fox's Chief Creative Officer Tony Sella. Here, we see Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen, whose ghost will guide Logan (Hugh Jackman) on his journey through Japan. Check it out, and then read on for comments from director James Mangold, who reassures comic book fans that this adventure is purely a standalone story with no ties to the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. And like a proper one-off, it has a beginning, middle, and definitive ending.
The Wolverine has long been rumored to contain a post-credit stinger that reveals Patrick Stewart as Professor X coming to retrieve Logan at the airport, which will lead directly into the release of next summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. While director James Mangold doesn't deny this, he wants to make it clear to fans who might be disappointed come opening night that the two films have nothing in common, and are not tied together in any way. As stated before, The Wolverine takes place years after every movie in the franchise, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, at a time when all of the Mutants we now know are dead and buried.
"[X-Men: Days of Future Past Director] Bryan [Singer] and I have talked and he's seen what we've done. Clearly the reality is that we are all trying to work together and make things groove together. But the trick is we were making our movie before Bryan came on and before I knew what they were up to in that film. Our agenda was always our agenda and our movie stands alone, so the journey we take Logan on in The Wolverine, we bring to a close."
That said, its likely that there will still be a post credit stinger. It's just that the two films will not be tied together within their story structure, and like we see with some of the Jean Grey footage, this rumored cookie will serve as a flashback.
Best of the Web
Play Mutant Video Games in the X-Men: Apocalypse Retro Arcade
Fans can play three 'mutant' arcade classics to get ready for the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the year 1983.
X-Men: Apocalypse Preview Explores the History of en Sabah Nur
Learn more about the powerful mutant Apocalypse along with new details about a global fan screening for X-Men: Apocalypse next week.
13 Superhero Movies Perfect for Justin Bieber
From Robin to Longshot, there are plenty of exciting superheroes for Justin Bieber to play in both the Marvel and DC Movie Universes.
Dazzler Easter Egg Revealed in X-Men: Apocalypse
Dazzler's new album drops in the latest sneak peek at X-Men: Apocalypse, which arrives along with two new TV Spots.
No X-Men at Comic-Con 2016 as 20th Century Fox Pulls Out
20th Century Fox has decided not to showcase any of its movies in Hall H since they cannot prevent the piracy of exclusive footage.
Olivia Munn Shows Her Psylocke Bruises in X-Men: Apocalypse Photo
Olivia Munn shares a set photo from X-Men: Apocalypse that shows the beating she took playing Psylocke.