"What they did to me, what I am, can't be undone."
There's a reason why Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is screaming in the poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation The Wolverine, and that secret is revealed in the movie's first trailer. As seen in yesterday's 20 second teaser, Logan travels to Japan, where he ends up fighting off a clan of ninjas, but the full trailer reveals that Logan is also arriving in Japan to deal with his immortality, something his healing powers allow. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.27.13 by Ryan
A 20 second tease of the eventual full teaser.
Almost lost amongst the onslaught of promotion for upcoming comic book movies has been The Wolverine, Fox's non-sequel sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The upcoming flick will hopefully erase everyone's memory of said movie and will see Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travel to Japan. Set after all the other X-Men movies according to director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma), The Wolverine apparently won't have any help from his teammates, even if yesterday 's 6-second teaser revealed that at least one X-Man will be showing up in some capacity.
Today sees the release of a 20 second teaser for The Wolverine, introduced by Jackman himself, which finds Logan fighting off clan of ninjas. watch the teaser >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
After numerous setbacks — from the loss of Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) as a director to start date delays attributable to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and Hugh Jackman's commitment to star in Les Misérables — the highly-anticipated non-sequel sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, has finally gone into production in Japan, er, Australia. Last week, spy set photos were briefly online before they were pulled by Twentieth Century Fox, but fans now can see glimpses of the Australian WWII-era "Japanese prisoner of war camp" set. 7 News had a helicopter in the air over Kurnell, New South Wales, on Monday and managed to capture the first "spy" video footage of the Wolverine set.
James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) is directing The Wolverine, based on the seminal Marvel Comics limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. Russian actress (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) is in talks to replace Jessica Biel as the villainess Viper, but we're still waiting for confirmation that she landed the role. Posted 08.01.12 by BrentJS
Update July 26: Twentieth Century Fox requested that the photos mentioned be removed from the site, and we have complied with that request. We apologize for any inconvenience.
July 25:Production on The Wolverine starts next week, but star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) have already arrived in Australia and offered Prime Minister Julia Gillard a tour of Fox's Sydney Studios, which the production is using due to the tax breaks made available in the country.
The Wolverine will also shoot in Japan for its exterior locations, but the interiors will all be shot in Australia. "It speaks to the incredible craftsmanship [here] that we can make so much of Japan — feudal Japan, urban Japan, sets — all here on our soundstages in Australia," Mangold told THR of the facility. check out some concept art photos >> Posted 07.25.12 by Ryan
If director James Mangold's (3:10 to Yuma) The Wolverine hadn't been beset by weather, script and scheduling problems — title star Hugh Jackman opted to star in the musical version of Les Miserables rather than wait for those issues to be sorted out — the movie would currently be in post-production, with potentially enough edited footage to offer at least a teaser at this week's San Diego Comic-Con. As it is, Mangold is spending his time in the casting room, rather than the editing room, as he tries to put together a cast to support Jackman. In the last several days, six actors have joined the cast of The Wolverine, which takes Logan (Jackman) far away from his X-Men teammates and his wilderness retreat in Canada to Japan, where he must fight against the Silver Samurai and the deadly Hand ninjas at his command. who will join Jackman? >> Posted 07.11.12 by BrentJS
After losing Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) as a director and suffering multiple delays, 20th Century Fox's stand-alone sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, has pretty much dropped off of the radar of everyone but the die-hard comic book movie fans. Thankfully, ScreenRant managed to snap a picture of a teaser poster for the movie — though it is apparently only "concept art" that "probably won't be used in marketing the film" — in new director James Mangold's (3:10 to Yuma) office and it reminded us that this X-Men spin-off movie has the best chance yet of capturing the true spirit of one of Marvel's most popular characters by sending Logan (Hugh Jackman) to Japan to fight ninjas and the Silver Samurai in a story based on one of the character's seminal comic book series. more about The Wolverine >> Posted 03.22.12 by BrentJS
The Wolverine has had an easy ride so far. The stand-alone sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine was doing well last year when Hugh Jackman confirmed that director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) was set to direct the movie from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). A month before production was set to start, however, Aronofsky balked about the lengthy Japan-based shoot and quit, beginning a long search for a replacement, out of which James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) emerged from a shortlist of contenders.
Mangold, so far, has had little to say about the movie publicly, but, with production stalled until Jackman finishes work on a musical adaptation of Les Miserables. Jackman has said that Mangold has a "clear vision" of where he would like to take The Wolverine, and the director shared a little of what that vision was in a recent interview with MTV.
mangold discusses the movie's action, story, and rewrites >> Posted 10.31.11 by Ryan
I was just really intrigued by the script and the project and the boldness of making a really personal Wolverine movie. But it's also more of a journey for the character in a completely foreign land and more of a mystery and an adventure than it kind of is another save the world X-Men film.
If everything had gone according to plan, director James Mangold (Knight and Day) would be preparing to go into production in Vancouver, B.C. next month on the highly-anticipated non-sequel sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, titled simply The Wolverine. However, since the weather in Japan — where the production would have moved to after the Vancouver leg of the shoot — failed to cooperate and title star Hugh Jackman picked up another acting gig, the start date was pushed back to Summer 2012.
What does the long delay mean for Mangold? Well, for one, it means that he has more time to ruminate on his approach to Marvel's favorite feral mutant. For another, it means that he has time to plan his next move after The Wolverine. According to Deadline, Mangold will produce and direct a remake of Icelandic director Ólaf de Fleur Jóhannesson's as-yet-unreleased crime thriller, City State. watch the Icelandic trailer for City State >> Posted 10.19.11 by BrentJS
There's plenty of time to wait for The Wolverine, the non-sequel sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. When weather caused a delay, Hugh Jackman agreed to shoot a musical adaptation of Les Miserables in February, which ultimately caused the Wolverine shoot to be pushed off until spring 2012.
Fans have never been patient, especially since Jackman has called the Wolverine script, which was loosely based on the classic Marvel Comics limited series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, "the best script yet" and then revealed that the character of Wolverine will be a "little darker" than in previous movies. But how dark? Enough for a R-rating. Jackman discussed that possibility in an interview with MTV. Two versions of The Wolverine? >> Posted 10.11.11 by Ryan
It's been a bumpy road for The Wolverine. It first lost its Academy Award–nominated director, got a new director but then was delayed by weather, and finally received a rewrite in the past year and is now on hold until Hugh Jackman to finishes work on a musical version of Les Miserables.
Had everything gone to plan, The Wolverine would have started shooting in April but, a month before, director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) dropped out. In a recent interview with The Playlist, Jackman revealed that he had been trying to work with Aronofsky again (the last time was 2006's The Fountain) for a while.
jackman talks rewrites and mangold's "clear vision" for Wolverine >> Posted 09.27.11 by Ryan
His personal life precluded him from making the movie. I asked him to do X-Men 3, I asked him to do Wolverine one and he said, "It’s not so much for me." And then he read this and said, "Man, I’m in. This is the best comic movie script I’ve ever read" and he’s been dying to do one for a long time.