‘The Wolverine’ to Be a Stand-Alone Movie Says Hugh Jackman

The star also added that using the Japanese setting gives it a new visual aesthetic.

The Wolverine will be a stand-alone movie says Hugh Jackman
The Wolverine will be a stand-alone movie says Hugh Jackman
The Wolverine has started production in Australia, with Hugh Jackman returning as the title character. While many believe that this project is a sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the actor recently revealed it will be a stand-alone adventure.

"We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it's going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic. The approach to character means we won't be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it'll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film."

He also addressed the delays in the production, when original director Darren Aronofsky left the project, to be replaced later by James Mangold.

"I'm just really glad it's happening. For a while it's felt like a rocky ride. I think it's the best idea we've had, the strongest script we've had and that now we really have an opportunity to make something really great. I've been waiting for it so long now. I think half the material in my one-man show is about the wait for The Wolverine!"

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.

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  1. Brian Estrada

    What comic book storyline are they basing this movie's plot?

    3 years agoby @Brian-EstradaFlag

  2. LuxoIII

    This sounds like the film I wanted in the first place with X-men Origins!

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  3. thedude-abides

    @skywise Yeah, I would much rather Aronofsky do Noah than this. Noah will be brilliant.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. skywise

    @thedude-abides Yes I am really happy about who they got to direct this. I was very happy to hear that Aronofsky was attached originaly but to be honest I think Mangold is a little more suited for this.

    Thats not to say Aronofsky wouldnt have made a brilliant movie but I am kind of glad he went with Noah. It seems more his style.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. CUPID

    It better be!

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    That much is obvious given the fact there's a serious director attached :P

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. jasdjqs


    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    Sounds good!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. skywise

    I hope this turns out good. As far as Wolvie goes this source material was always among my favorite. That and the Reavers storyline. I just hope it transfers well to the Big Screen.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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