Some more details have been unleashed for James Mangold's The Wolverine! Producer Hutch Parker recently talked to Empire about the film, and revealed why Logan ends up in Japan, and how it takes him on his most personal and challenging journey yet. For those of you who want to know more about this movie here ya go:
We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn't fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience - effectively Logan saved him - is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he's had. But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan, and to some degree the feudal history of Japan. The quality of this story is that it takes Logan on such a challenging personal journey. He's so in isolation, so out of his element. It's a much more powerful distillation of his character than you've seen before. It's why people have always love this particular story.
It also explains why they were shooting scenes of Logan in a WWII POW camp. I think that's the best explanation of the story that someone from the film production has offered up so far.
The Wolverine is being directed by James Mangold, and stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee.
The movie is set to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013. The director recently talked about the dark tone of the film which you can read about here, and you can check out the most recent image from the film here.
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.