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Hugh Jackman Reveals More About The Wolverine

Jackman lets us know a tad more information about the upcoming The Wolverine film.

The Wolverine news floodgates are opening, and we've learned quite a bit about the movie the past few weeks, which won't release until July 26, 2013. In a recent interview with Parade, Hugh Jackman let a bit more information out about the highly anticipated upcoming film.

As you may know, The Wolverine takes place in Japan, but lots of people were questioning where in the X-Men movie timeline it will take place. We now have a definitive answer:

The movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him.

So, The Wolverine takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. He dealt with a lot of pain and heartache in X3, especially with Jean, so he's gone through a lot, but who is this character who has a way to hurt him?

Jackman also revealed one other thing in the interview:

there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.

Could this be Jean Grey? It was rumored a couple months ago that Famke Janssen was in Australia to do a cameo as Jean Grey. Looks like we'll have to wait and see for The Wolverine to be released July 26, 2013.

What do you guys think of the news? What X-Men character would you like to see cameo in this film?

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Posted by mk111

...I thought it was a prequel.

Whatever, as long as the film is good. I have medium hopes. It doesn't help that Silver Samurai is a lame villain, IMO.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@mk111: maybe they'll make him a cool villain

Edited by theTimeStreamer

as long as it doesnt latch on x3 too much, it will be a good movie.

Posted by King of the Vines

I was hoping it was mostly stand-alone but I guess you have to tie it together if you keep using Jackman

Posted by Trixie

I really hope to see Jean!

Posted by danhimself

man Fox needs to get their X-men movie continuity together

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Nightcrawler?

Storm?

Beast?

Rouge?

Posted by sora_thekey

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

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Posted by fallen_sin

if for some reason they decided to stick to continuity .... I am guessing Jean or Rogue. and I say Rogue , because they had that special bond in the first movie and in the comics for awhile. Even more so now that Anna Paquin is all grown up and sexy!

Posted by feargalr

I'm extremely hopeful that between days of future past and this they'll fix a lot of the continuity problems in the X-Men movies, I've a feeling I'm hoping for too much though :/

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I just hope it doesn't bring up X3 too much, leave it as more as a stand alone for the most part

Posted by JMLG

love that poster

Posted by Mr Marvel82

@sora_thekey said:

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

Agreed.

Posted by Iron_Turtle

@sora_thekey said:

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

I <3 you.

Posted by Mister_Sensational

@sora_thekey said:

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

Allow me to be the third co-signer to that statement. lol

I still think this movie might be alright though.

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Posted by moywar700

I think Wolverine 2 is suppose to be a set up for X-Men 4.

Posted by comicace3

Question: Why is wolverine holding a sword that's know where near as sharp as his claws?

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

This smacks of Silver Samurai in ways that it is not even funny. And I'll only accept Jean as a cameo in this if it is a memory with her and Logan, otherwise no.

Posted by TheReaper111

MISTER X!!!

Posted by N_Tense

I hate what Fox has done to the X Men... Dating back to the 90's! That cartoon was atrocious, and any movie not done by Bryan Singer has been shiite as well. Murimasa blade? The only thing on Earth that negates Wolvie's healing factor, most recently used by Daken & Gorgon... Do any of you read these books that you're so adamant about critiquing? Or are you fans created by that stupid cartoon? Ask yourselves if First Class was as good as you claim, or was it just better than X3?

Posted by SexualLobster

@N_Tense said:

I hate what Fox has done to the X Men... Dating back to the 90's! That cartoon was atrocious, and any movie not done by Bryan Singer has been shiite as well. Murimasa blade? The only thing on Earth that negates Wolvie's healing factor, most recently used by Daken & Gorgon... Do any of you read these books that you're so adamant about critiquing? Or are you fans created by that stupid cartoon? Ask yourselves if First Class was as good as you claim, or was it just better than X3?

Stop.

The cartoon was great, they made adaptations necessary to make it interesting/better for tv, and for kids.

And stop stating little facts about comic stories, and trying to be all authoritative on comics, 'Most recently used by Daken or Gargon' that's a pretty well known fact by readers. Also, it doesn't matter at all, so why state it other than trying to sound so familiar and knowledgeable to the comics? Stop.

And it doesn't state whether or not the thing that will hurt Logan is physical or mental/emotional, so we dont' even know if the murimasa blade is even what they're talking about.

Posted by Toxinalolic

@King of the Vines: Their isn't a better actor to play Wolverine no one has the look to pull him off but Jackman I think. Bet their is people who will agree also with that statement.

Posted by LoganRogue24

@fallen_sin: i agree Rogue and Logan were very close in the films as friends and to me there was a somewhat romantic possabillity there to if you really payatension. i just can"t picture Logan leaving Rogue though i hope they either mention her or somehow get Anna involved.

Posted by zeroge0

i hope it's shadowcat, so we can see her become a ninja bada** when Ogun brainwash's her.

Posted by ShockTrooper

I hope Cyclops comes in and knocks the crap out of Wolverine!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

FINALLY, we find out what happens after X3!

Posted by SandMan_

Ok....But Fox should still sell the rights back to Marvel.

Edited by ben102766

Daken possibly? Or someone with access to the Muramusa blades, maybe Muramasa himself? I agree with N_Tense about possibly Daken or Gorgon. Unrelated, I personally loved the 90's X-Men show.

Posted by Maudeep

Sorry for this comment, but if no one else says it I will.... Yes, Mr. Hugh Jackman's sword, more closely the hilt of the sword looks like a penis. Wolverine's hilt on his sword is a dildo!!! There, I said it first. Now look at it very close and when you relize it, spred the word!!! Damn Disney lovers!!!

Posted by Maudeep
Posted by ripcurl

I'd like to see Lady Deathstrike again, Kelly Hu is so hot...

Posted by Dakens son

@Maudeep:

So obviously it's going to be Jean Grey!!!!!

Done Deal!

Posted by feargalr

@sora_thekey said:

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

I'd be cool with that, I'd actually love if days of future past somehow erased it....

Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool

@Maudeep: you are damn right, how could someone not realized it. XD

Posted by tjs4759

I was hoping it would be a stand alone too. Since X3 and Origin were so damn bad, but its hard not to tie them in when the same person is playing Wolverine. Can't do it unless you cast someone else, not a fan of that idea. Hugh Jackman is an awesome Wolverine, despite the fact that he is like foot taller than the comic character is.

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Honestly, I can't make myself give a crap about this movie...

Posted by sora_thekey

@feargalr said:

@sora_thekey said:

Why can't we pretend that X-Men: The Last Stand never happend??

I'd be cool with that, I'd actually love if days of future past somehow erased it....

That would be awesome!

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Edited by powerflux

ive been wondering....what if its daken as the villain? i mean we saw the iron patriot, a new dardevil id being roumered, so we might have bullseye, venom is getting a movie, and avengers 2 is coming, and hasent revealed teh villain...could they be setting up a dark avengers saga?

Posted by lykopis

Hmm.

I was mostly excited about this movie because it was supposed to be a stand alone. That it's following X3 is -- irritating. The only way I can reason this away is to hope its to fix what X3 did.

Nah. There is no way. Having Logan pine after Jean? It was one of the worst aspects of that film. Plus what happened to Cyclops? Its just...ugh.

Japan means NO Jean -- NO X-Men.

Half my enthusiasm is gone.

It would be nice to bring forward Itsu and the Muramasa Blade etc --- but then there is Silver Samurai -- Mariko must be in it? That would be great because he can stop moping after Jean.

Hmmph. I will watch it. But I am not gonna like it...

(cool poster though...)

Posted by Deranged Midget

Wait a minute what? How is taking place after X-3 when based off some early shots, it takes place in a post World War 2 Japanese prison camp? Working the flashbacks or are they merely messing with us now? Regardless, I am still watching this.

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Posted by sentryman555

@comicace3 said:

Question: Why is wolverine holding a sword that's know where near as sharp as his claws?

It could be the muramasa blade. I think thats how you spell it. Its the only blade that can hurt wolverine apparently. Maybe thats the secret weapon the villain has that can hurt him

Posted by Smurfboy

I am very exciting about The Wolverine! I am expecting it to be much better than previous movie, though. And as for X-Men: The Last Stand, seriously, NO BODY wants to hear this terrible movie! Ugh. I hate this movie.

Posted by Lvenger

I would have preferred this film to be a prequel to the X-Men films. Now that it's getting bogged down in X-Men lore, that won't be good for it at all. I'd rather it show some continuity with X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Posted by modunhanul

Maybe Magneto?

Posted by N_Tense

Every movie should have Wolverine dealing with some kind of heartbreak... That's what makes him so tough; he keps losing the women he loves and it has made him lose his humanity in return, Mariko & Yukio maybe with a tie in to Wolverine & Shadowcat as a framing device? He's showing her the ropes and starts to dig deeper into his history? That I'd love to see!

Posted by KomicKev

I don't suppose they'd have Famke Janssen play . . . . Madeline Pryor? Just a thought.

Posted by Maudeep

Before the death of Charles Xavier in the film X-Men 3, there's a sean where Xavier and Logan are talking about finding answers about his past. At one point during the conversation, Xavier refrenced Japan about unfinished business. After the small "war" that took place in X-Men 3 Logan desideds to head out to Japan. This is where Silver Samurai will enter the picture with the marauder sword (I think that's the name). Logan previously being in Japan during WWII, Logan beings to have flashbacks once he relizes who Silver Smurai truely is. Torn between his fragmented memmories of an uncertain future, the past war barren Logan meets the here and now Wolverine. What choice will he make? and where will he end up? The Good the Bad???

Posted by kyrool98

I just hope they keep to canon and actully start getting the story right in the xmen films,

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@kyrool98 said:

I just hope they keep to canon and actully start getting the story right in the xmen films,

I agree. X-men 3: Last Stand won't ever be my favorite X-men movie but at least fix the continuity and move on to do better.

Posted by Maudeep

Getting tired of reading poeple talk about "continuity".... It's a movie, and they will not fix the continuity. Movie makers strive to tell close but yet a different story that people haven't already read about. Yes it would be cool, but then again everyone would know the movie. They HAVE TOO change it up and keep it evolving for movie buff's sakes.... But to agree with ya'll the X movies did kinda suck balls! First Class was way better all around then X 1,2,3. They should have done the Wolverine movies in the same style as Watchmen.

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