Director James Mangold Talks ‘THE WOLVERINE’ And Its Timeline

Director James Mangold recently sat down with Empire to chat about THE WOLVERINE that returns Hugh Jackman as the clawwed Logan who takes a visit to Japan. Is it a prequel, a sequel or what?  Wolverine has metal claws in the first official pic released and bone claws as you can see inside! 

Mangold said that this film is not a prequel;

Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all,” revealed Mangold. “Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.

The director also had this to say about the timeline and making it work;

That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline.  I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie.

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.  Look for it in theaters on July 26, 2013.


Source: Empire via Coming Soon

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