The Wolverine

    Movie » The Wolverine released on July 26, 2013.

    The Wolverine(2013) stars Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine in his second solo film.

    Short summary describing this movie.

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    "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."


    It will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel, and Hugh Jackman is slated to return for the sequel. Hood speculated that there will be a sequel, which will be set in Japan. During one of the end credits scenes Logan is seen drinking at a bar in Japan. Such a location was the subject of Claremont and Miller's series, which was not in the first film as Jackman felt "what we need to do is establish who "Logan" is and find out how he became Wolverine". Jackman stated the Claremont-Miller series is his favorite Wolverine story. Of the Japanese arc, Jackman also stated that: “..there are so many areas of that Japanese story, I love the idea of this kind of anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world - I can see it aesthetically, too - full of honor and tradition and customs and someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his way. The idea of the samurai, too - and the tradition there. It’s really great. In the comic book he gets his ass kicked by a couple of samurai - not even mutants. He’s shocked by that at first.” Jackman added that another Wolverine film would be a follow-up rather than continuing on from X-Men: The Last Stand. The inclusion of Deadpool and Gambit also leads to the possibilities of their own spin-offs. Before Wolverine's release, Lauren Shuler Donner approached Simon Beaufoy to write the script, but he did not feel confident enough to commit. On May 5, just two days after its initial weekend run, the sequel was officially confirmed. Christopher McQuarrie, who went uncredited for his work on X-Men, was hired to write the screenplay for the Wolverine sequel in August 2009. Darren Aronofsky was announced as director of the film but had relinquished his position to spend time with his family. Eventually, James Mangold was hired in 2011 to fill in the director's chair.


    In 1945, Wolverine protects a Japanese soldier from the Nagasaki bombing.

    In the present day, Wolverine stays in Japan while having dreams of Jean Grey during his sleep.


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    Mortality 0

    I have been a Wolverine fan most of my life, being introduced to the character at a young age through the 90's Animated series. I have also loved seeing him in the movies, as although not all off them have been amazing, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine having a lot wrong with it I still love to see the character, and hope that he's shown well in this film.PlotSPOILER FREEWolverine travels to Japan to pay his final respects to Ichirō Yashida, a man who he saved from the atomic bomb. He then lands up...

    15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

    Falls' review of The Wolverine (with Spoilers) 0

    So I know this movie came out in theaters earlier this summer, but I was at a relative's over said weekend and was not able to post my thoughts right away. I may or may not have be drunk as well...Luckily the DVD came out like last week or whatever and since I was bored tonight, I decided to rent the movie and do a review of it. I like to end things on a positive note, so lets get the bad stuff out of the way first.Also since this movie is now out on DVD I'm not going to bother being careful ab...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    The Wolverine trugges onward grappling with if he wants an empty life or a meaningful death? 0

    The theoretical Darren Aronofsky directed Wolverine film would definitely have been a more auteurist take on the character than previously seen. Something that is becoming more of a must as various franchise continue on year after year. Replacement director James Mangold(Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma), whose filmography I would describe as studio eclectic might have found his auteurist self in The Wolverine. Capturing the quiet moments from lead Hugh Jackman and melding them against the old and ne...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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