With FOX on the move to expand and improve their own Marvel Comics movie universe after a string of rather disappointing releases over the last few years, here is a taste of one that might actually be headed in a good direction.
We all know that the frenzied adamantium clawed Canuck will return in 2013′s The Wolverine, once again played by aussie beefcake Hugh Jackman, and we’ve had it on good authority that this time it will be a darker more serious take on the X-man. Well, here is a new official synopsis that seems to confirm that.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (via The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide)
While this is just a synopsis and an actual trailer for the movie is no where in sight, it sounds like the movie might be on the right track. Directed by James Mangold, the basic plot for The Wolverine is partially an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller‘s insanely good comic arc from 1982. A story so well done it should be hard for them to screw up.
Your move FOX.