“The Wolverine” is an American/Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is intended to be the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and follows the events of “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006). Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character, with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank, and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. McQuarrie was hired to write a screenplay for The Wolverine in August 2009. In October 2010, Darren Aronofsky was hired to direct the film. The project was delayed following Aronofsky’s departure and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. In June 2011, Mangold was brought on board to replace Aronofsky and Bomback was hired to rewrite the screenplay in September 2011. The supporting characters were cast in July 2012 with principal photography beginning at the end of the month in New South Wales before moving to Tokyo in August 2012 and back to New South Wales in October 2012. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.
Hugh Jackman returns as the superhero, Wolverine, for the latest instalment of this wildly successful comic book franchise. Set in Japan, it sees Wolverine on a mission to locate a Samurai sword he was given in return for saving a man’s life many years previously. The trailer gives brief glimpses of some high-octane action sequences, including a battle with Silver Samurai. Fans will hope The Wolverine will be a return to form for cast and crew after widespread disappointment at the conclusion of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Jackman said: “This movie will really get to his Wolverine’s core”. “So…fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Release Date: Jul 26, 2013 RealD 3D.
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox.
Director: James Mangold.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova.
Official Website: Wolverine