Release Date: July 24, 2013
Director: James Mangold (Kate & Leopold, Walk the Line, Knight and Day)
Hugh Jackman – Logan (Woverine)
Svetlana Khodchenkova – Viper
Loosely based on the 1982 Wolverine 4-part Mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. The Wolverine takes place in the country of Japan and long after last mutant superhero was seen in public. In this film, Logan is taken to the breaking point, when he faces the Japanese crime
organization, the Hand.
Plot Details from Empire Magazine:
“We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn’t fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone from his past.
“And what you’ll come to find is that this is someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience – effectively Logan saved him – is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he’s had.
“But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan and, to some extent, the feudal history of Japan. He’s so in isolation, so out of his element. It’s a much more powerful distillation of his character than you’ve seen before.” (Producer Hutch Parker)
I am incredibly excited about the Wolverine. There really isn’t that much news about the plot of the movie but if it is based on the mini-series of the 80’s, it’s a definite original take on Wolverine and an excellent story to boot.
For a look at the original Wolverine Mini-Series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, read my review.
Live chat with Hugh Jackman and the director. Watch the video and you’ll see that this film is in good hand.