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Thursday, 25 October 2012
The Wolverine: The film is set in the future, the X-Men are gone, and Logan is finding immortality a bit of a let down…
Everyone has been trying to work out exactly how Famke Janssen’s cameo in The Wolverine was going to work out. Did it mean we were getting a Marvel Studios style post credits tease for X-Men First Class: Days of Future Past? Was it an unlikely moment in Logan’s past where the two met, but conveniently forgot each other by the first X-Men film? Well James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma) has confirmed to Empire magazine that The Wolverine is even more of a standalone film than we had previously thought.
"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…”
So, and I happen to think this is another good sign for the film, in order to tell a better story, Mangold is removing that which may get in the way. Of course that, plus this following comment, seems to suggest that perhaps Jean Grey isn’t making an appearance in the film after all, or at least if she is, I is purely in “flashback” or “dream” form...
"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all…Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him."
This leads rather neatly to the central theme of The Wolverine, like Highlander, Logan is finding that living decade after decade may not be as great as so many people would like to believe…
“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."
So there you have it, much more can be found out if you buy the latest issue of the magazine itself, but this is definitely interesting news.
Posted by TheRealEverton at 13:34