‘The Wolverine’ to Be a Stand-Alone Movie Says Hugh Jackman

The star also added that using the Japanese setting gives it a new visual aesthetic.
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‘The Wolverine’ to Be a Stand-Alone Movie Says Hugh Jackman

The Wolverine will be a stand-alone movie says Hugh JackmanThe Wolverine has started production in Australia, with Hugh Jackman returning as the title character. While many believe that this project is a sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the actor recently revealed it will be a stand-alone adventure.

"We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. 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."

He also addressed the delays in the production, when original director Darren Aronofsky left the project, to be replaced later by James Mangold.

"I'm just really glad it's happening. For a while it's felt like a rocky ride. I think it's the best idea we've had, the strongest script we've had and that now we really have an opportunity to make something really great. I've been waiting for it so long now. I think half the material in my one-man show is about the wait for The Wolverine!"

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013.

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  • Brian-Estrada • 3 years ago

    What comic book storyline are they basing this movie's plot?

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    • brady1138 • 3 years ago

      This sounds like the film I wanted in the first place with X-men Origins!

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      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

        @skywise Yeah, I would much rather Aronofsky do Noah than this. Noah will be brilliant.

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        • skywise • 3 years ago

          @thedude-abides Yes I am really happy about who they got to direct this. I was very happy to hear that Aronofsky was attached originaly but to be honest I think Mangold is a little more suited for this.

          Thats not to say Aronofsky wouldnt have made a brilliant movie but I am kind of glad he went with Noah. It seems more his style.

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          • cupid • 3 years ago

            It better be!

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            • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

              Sounds great

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              • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                That much is obvious given the fact there's a serious director attached :P

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                • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                  Yes

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                  • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                    Sounds good!!!

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                    • skywise • 3 years ago

                      I hope this turns out good. As far as Wolvie goes this source material was always among my favorite. That and the Reavers storyline. I just hope it transfers well to the Big Screen.

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