Director: James Mangold
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), James Mangold,
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee and Tao Okamoto
THE BUZZ: Pity that Darren Aronofsky moved on from directing the it-has-to-be-better-than-the-first outing for the Wolverine; Frank Miller’s fan-choice comic book, which is the framework for the sequel, is rife with romantic melodrama, character building, and a bad/no-so-bad guy, Ken Harada, aka the katana-sword wielding Silver Samurai. By no means is James Mangold a weak alternative; it’s more that Aronofsky’s added luster could have helped remount the franchise.
The Wolverine is an upcoming American/Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine and is intended to be the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie. Scott Frank, James Mangold and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In The Wolverine, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages a mysterious figure from his past in a fight that has lasting consequences.
McQuarrie was hired to write a screenplay for The Wolverine in August 2009. Darren Aronofsky was hired to direct the film in October 2010. In March 2011, the project was delayed following Aronofsky’s departure and the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami. Mangold was brought on board to replace Aronofsky in June 2011 and Bomback was hired to rewrite the screenplay in September 2011. The supporting characters were cast in July 2012 with principal photography beginning at the end of the month in New South Wales before moving to Tokyo in August 2012 and back to New South Wales in October 2012.
The Wolverine is scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013.
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The Wolverine (2013) Cast in This Movie
Hugh Jackman … Logan / Wolverine
Famke Janssen … Jean Grey (rumored)
Brian Tee … Noburo Mori
Will Yun Lee … Kenuichio Harada / Silver Samurai
Svetlana Khodchenkova … Viper (rumored)
Hiroyuki Sanada … Shingen Yashida
Tao Okamoto … Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima … Yukio
James Fraser … Allied POW
Luke Webb … Allied POW
Hal Yamanouchi … Yashida
The Wolverine (2013) Storyline
Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.