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New Wolverine poster and highlights from Live Web chat with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold
Live from the Australian set of The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold sat down Monday to answer fan questions about The Wolverine. The discussion ran just about 23 minutes, and there weren’t any incredibly big revelations outside of what we already know. Hugh and Mr. Mangold reiterated that the film will be set after the previous X-Men movies, it’s based on the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller mini-series, etc.
There were, however, a bunch of very juicy teases about the film. These include the nature of the central villains, the level of action, and how the overall themes explore Logan’s mindset. After the jump, read a bunch of highlights from The Wolverine chat and check out the brand new official teaser poster.
And here are a bunch of bulletpoints we were taken from the chat:
This film is set after the previous X-Men films. The reason for that was James Mangold and Hugh Jackman wanted to create a movie that was in its own world and didn’t have to answer to other movies. That means that all the other X-Men are gone and Jackman said the character is at the lowest point we’ve ever seen him.
Since taking on the role in 2000, Jackman has wanted to film this particular story because he loved the idea of Wolverine as a tragic hero. Plus the fact that the character is the opposite of Japanese culture, not being one for tradition or rules, set up a great juxtaposition.
Mangold said The Outlaw Josey Wales was a big influence on this film because it was a neat and concise way of immediately setting a character up on a journey of loss, rage and revenge.
We all know Wolverine can’t be hurt but, in this film, we’ll learn what his "kryptonite” is. When asked a question about the difficulty of feeling the danger with a character who is essentially immortal, Hugh Jackman answered, "Actually, in this movie, how do we put it? Let’s say, he discovers his Kryptonite.” The action is more grounded and real. Mangold said Wolverine won’t be taking down any planes in this movie, a jab at X-Men Origins Wolverine.
Going off that grounded action, we’ll get more of the trademark berzerker rage in the character.
On the past X-Men films, Jackman never felt he had enough time to get in proper physical shape but this time he did. He wanted to look almost frightening with muscles and veins, a physical representation of the animal rage. He even called Dwayne Johnson for tips on eating right to get that kind of body.
Mangold describes the film as a labyrinth, meaning there’s a huge array of people who you can’t peg as bad, good, or question marks. He confirmed there will be other mutants involved, but said where most superhero movies have a clear-cut villain, this one is set up more as a mystery.
Where the first few Wolverine movies were all about his origin and how he became this person, this movie surmises that we’re tired of that. It deals with Wolverine’s future and the fact that he’s (their words) immortal. What is it like to live forever? What’s the weight of that? Both Mangold and Jackman agreed the audience had enough of the character looking back and it was time to look forward at how he’s going to live.
Hugh Jackman said the title, The Wolverine, gives a big clue to the nature of the film. We’ll see every aspect of the character and that the movie is definitely the most action packed Wolverine adventure yet.
Now enjoy the video (23 min) of the chat with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold from the set of The Wolverine. Thanks Ryan Penagos and all the crew who made it happen!