Friday, October 26, 2012

Official still from The Wolverine, and where in the X-Men time line it takes place

Empire Magazine just released this awesome still.  Hugh Jackman, playing Wolverine, appears to be trapped.  But notice something interesting?  His claws are made of bone.  Maybe it's a flashback?  I thought this little piece of information was interesting.  There's been a lot of speculation on where in the X-Men time line The Wolverine will land.  Continuity was a big problem with X-Men: First Class and where it fit with the four previous X-Men films.  Director of The Wolverine, James Mangold, has helped to answer this question.  His film will take place after the events of X-Men 3: The Last Stand.

This is kind of interesting.  It takes our buff hero back to where we found him in the very first X-Men movie, alone.  He's depressed about what happened to the love of his life, as well as his friends, and now he's on his own.  So it only makes sense that he would seek friendship and love in Japan.  And I really appreciated Mangold's justification for this.  If his Film was set anytime before the previous trilogy, there would be constraints to his story.  It would have to fit a previously created mold.  Let's hope this new found freedom let's Mangold and Hugh Jackman tell us an amazing story.

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