Thursday, October 25, 2012

James Mangold Talks 'The Wolverine'

Director James Mangold has revealed to empire that the 'The Wolverine' is not a prequel as many believed it would be, but the film actually takes places long after X-Men 3.  Could this potentially lead into 'X-Men: Days of Future Past?'
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."
He went on to reveal there will be prequel elements in the film saying:
"That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline," says Mangold. "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' stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.  It opens July 26, 2013.