There’s some new details about the currently in production The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold. The news comes directly from the Facebook page for the movie, but don’t get your hopes up. The page is depressingly lacking in anything besides the brief description below.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
The page is only six days old, but one would think that the Hollywood powers that be a MGM could at least put up a post a day with some little tidbit, that’s how you build an audience. The page doesn’t even have the above approved and released to the Internet teaser poster above. It has the much lamer:
There was an additional nugget of casting news to be found buried in the page’s basic information section. Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will be costarring with Jackman. This could only be the much rumored and talked about role of Viper. At least that casting was settled before the production begins shooting in Japan.
Hugh Jackman recently talked with Total Film Magazine about the movie and what fans could expect.
“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.”
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The first movie had elements that sang and more that really tweaked off long time Wolverine fans, let’s not even talk about Deadpool. The script is based on the 1982 four issue mini series created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller. That’s a great read if you haven’t already enjoyed the book. The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26th, 2013, and also co-stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee.
Go ahead, lie down on the couch and tell your fellow NerdBastards all your feelings about the first Wolverine movie and your hopes and dreams concerning The Wolverine in the comments section below.