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Plot and Casting for 'The Wolverine' Confirmed

We've heard rumblings about the plot but now it's 'official.'

What's going on with The Wolverine these days? Looks like Fox is ready to reveal some information about the movie. There was a time when a casting sheet was leaked and they immediately had that pulled from several sites (including ours).

To prepare for the movie, Fox has started a Facebook page and there is some new information there.

A plot outline has been posted stating the following:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
== TEASER ==

Do yourself a favor and check out Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's 1982 WOLVERINE miniseries for an idea what this could be about.

There was also some question as to who would be playing Viper. Originally Jessica Biel was linked to the role but now it appears that Svetlana Khodchenkova has the role.

Will she have green hair?

The movie is set to be released on July 26, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon and Facebook.

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Posted by Webjaker

You know ... I dont even care anymore...

Edited by cmaprice

Don't care. If it ends up defying expectations, great. Otherwise, *shrug*
 
It's time for Fox to stop making money on these films so they can sell back the rights to Marvel.
 
X-Men and X2 are two of the best superhero movies, I think, and First Class was ok despite being rushed and suffering in any time spent with the students, but The Last Stand and Wolverine were some of the worst cinematic abortions this side of Man-Thing and the 1994 Fantastic Four.

Posted by Joygirl

She'd better have green hair.

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Posted by xAnimosity

The one thing I like is that all these super hero movies coming out seem to be based off of Frank Miller runs. Says a lot about his awesome stories.

Posted by LifePool

@cmaprice: Do you really have to refer to every bad movie as an abortion? =.=

Anyway, I don't know anything about the story arc, but it is another movie with Jackman as Wolverine, so I'll watch it.

Posted by cc1738

Uber excited for this movie.

Posted by DarkLantern

Looking forward to this. Hopefully it'll be better than origins.

Edited by ArtGamer

@Joygirl: if they use the same person who chose the blonde dye for the sabretooth's hair in wolverine origins...don't expect much

Posted by Crackdown

HYDRA?

Posted by CRTrobinson

@Webjaker said:

You know ... I dont even care anymore...

unfortunately i agree...

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

I am looking forward to this as I think this film will rectify the mistakes in the last film as besides the mistakes (mainly Deadpool) it wasn't a bad movie

Posted by feargalr

Ughhh would Fox just give all these movie rights back to Marvel PLEASE

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I think it is very cool that this plot will be centered around Wolverine in Japan. I think this movie can end up being really good.

Posted by They Killed Cap!

...Little worried about the story, could be kinda mehhh.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Cue 50 + comments of "Why you no give Marvel back the rights????"

Posted by AskaniSon295

reminds me of the elektra sequal to daredevil.

Posted by Malonius

@cmaprice said:

Don't care. If it ends up defying expectations, great. Otherwise, *shrug* It's time for Fox to stop making money on these films so they can sell back the rights to Marvel.
Posted by RalfvdH

I'll judge it when I've seen it ....

Posted by DominionX

What exactly was confirmed by this vague summary? Based on this it's X-Men Origins all over again.

Posted by Inverno

@Webjaker said:

You know ... I dont even care anymore...

This.

Posted by LordRequiem

A prime example of casting ignoring physical appearance completely. Jackman is a weed compared to what Howlett should look like in film.

@cmaprice: First Class shines in comparison to any of the original X films. X2 was the best of the three, but was still poor and miscast as per usual. Last Stand and Origins are diabolical though.

Why people think Ian McKellan is good as Magneto I'll never know, he's so persistently weak.

Posted by ZombiePie

@cmaprice said:

Don't care. If it ends up defying expectations, great. Otherwise, *shrug* It's time for Fox to stop making money on these films so they can sell back the rights to Marvel.

I feel the same way but the only way that's going to happen is if these non-Disney/Marvel movies by Fox and Sony stop making money. I'd love to see Marvel get the rights to Spider-Man and then he could start doing stuff with The Avengers...but that last Sony Spider-Man movie made a lot of money so the odds of Sony relinquishing the rights to the Spider-Man films and film likeness are slim.

Posted by ChaosBlazer

I will watch this no matter what, I love comic book movies, even if the plot is mediocre and it doesn't follow comic book continuity. I love the action scenes.

Posted by Deranged Midget

Can't really judge until we've seen a trailer.

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Posted by TheSmallvillefan12

Wolverine's been a little overplayed. How bout we focus on some of the other X-Men for a while.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

@Deranged Midget said:

Can't really judge until we've seen a trailer.

Posted by Mercy_

Jessica Biel would have been so much better :(

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Posted by cattlebattle

Wow...another comic related movie, tv show thread filled with negativity before we have even seen anything form it.......I am shocked
 
(sarcasm enclosed)

Posted by JimmyOlsen1

Don't care ... X-Men: First class killed all my hope for a new good X-Men movie ...

Posted by cmaprice
@ZombiePie said:

@cmaprice said:

Don't care. If it ends up defying expectations, great. Otherwise, *shrug* It's time for Fox to stop making money on these films so they can sell back the rights to Marvel.

I feel the same way but the only way that's going to happen is if these non-Disney/Marvel movies by Fox and Sony stop making money. I'd love to see Marvel get the rights to Spider-Man and then he could start doing stuff with The Avengers...but that last Sony Spider-Man movie made a lot of money so the odds of Sony relinquishing the rights to the Spider-Man films and film likeness are slim.

...which is why I said "It's time for Fox to stop making money on these films so they can sell back the rights to Marvel."
Posted by cmaprice
@LifePool said:

@cmaprice: Do you really have to refer to every bad movie as an abortion? =.=

Anyway, I don't know anything about the story arc, but it is another movie with Jackman as Wolverine, so I'll watch it.

If it's an abortion of a film, then yes.
If it's half-baked to begin with, and it's butchered in every level of production, I think that's a fairly apt description of it. 
 
But, no, I rarely refer to films as such-- only when they are particularly trite, big-budget pieces of shite that had potential, but never came close to reaching it in any respect.
Posted by Webjaker

@AskaniSon295 said:

reminds me of the elektra sequal to daredevil.

Oh man ... I had forgotten about that ... why did you remind me!?

Posted by SeanFoster

The director and writers have some good films to their name so I'm cautiously optimistic.

Posted by mosnterduc1000

Hotter than Biel!

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@LadyLigeia said:

@cmaprice said:

@LifePool said:

@cmaprice: Do you really have to refer to every bad movie as an abortion? =.=

Anyway, I don't know anything about the story arc, but it is another movie with Jackman as Wolverine, so I'll watch it.

If it's an abortion of a film, then yes. If it's half-baked to begin with, and it's butchered in every level of production, I think that's a fairly apt description of it. But, no, I rarely refer to films as such-- only when they are particularly trite, big-budget pieces of shite that had potential, but never came close to reaching it in any respect.

Something is telling me to let this go, but oh well. I don't think the bold, underlined part was called for but I do know its more of a subjective reaction on my part.

This is the Oxford meaning of the word:

Definition of abortion
noun
1 mass noun the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks:concerns such as abortion and euthanasiacount nounillegal abortions
the expulsion of a fetus from the womb by natural causes before it is able to survive independently.
Biology the arrest of the development of a seed, fruit, or other organ.
2an object or undertaking that is unpleasant or badly made or carried out.

You were good along the lines of Def #2. Just saying.

I'm well aware of the definitions of the word, but thank you for sharing?
I'm not making any veiled political commentary with this post. I really don't care what personal views anyone holds regarding any particular medical procedure, and I've certainly not indicated my own, as it is irrelevant.
 
The phrase "cinematic abortion" should offend no one but potentially the filmmaker. If it does, that's really too bad, though not my intention.
Posted by Batmarcus

daken!!!

Edited by creole

Is that chick russian or something, her name just give it away?

Posted by Hus

@Webjaker said:

You know ... I dont even care anymore...

THIS!

Posted by uk2ga

I hope that it is entertaining but I'm far more interested in the next First Class film than another Wolverine picture...

Posted by LifePool

@cmaprice: But you're aware that it offends some people, so simply choosing a synonym of the word would be appreciated, that's all.

Posted by Danial79

I haven't like an X-Men film since X2, so I'm crossing my fingers that this one will be awesome.

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@LifePool said:

@cmaprice: But you're aware that it offends some people, so simply choosing a synonym of the word would be appreciated, that's all.


From Merriam-Webster:
noun
...
2. Monstrosity
3. arrest of development (as of a part or process) resulting in imperfection; also : a result of such arrest 
 
I don't give a rat's rump if a word with a legitimate definition, used in a legitimate way offends some random unnamed person. That is not my intention, but it's also not my problem. Such people either don't understand that words have multiple meanings, or they are really far too uptight. The concept of suicide strikes home for me, having as a child, witnessed my father killing himself. Does that mean I can dictate that people shouldn't say anything about something like Suicide Squad? Nope. Do christians get to tell us we can't express opinions about Punk Rock Jesus? Nope.
 
Rest assured, I'll take your suggestion under advisement, though. Have a nice day.
Posted by TheMultiverse

I wanted biel :( noo. My only hope is please god don't let Silver Samurai look uber cheesy on screen. I hope he looks legitimately cool.

Posted by RedOwl_1

@Hus said:

@Webjaker said:

You know ... I dont even care anymore...

THIS!

Posted by Bitchgurl

No interest in this, or any Logan  film, these days. Wolverine is completely played out and boring in the comics , so why just ramp up the faults with another path of least resistance film?   
 
And Jennifer Jason Leigh should be the Viper. 

Posted by spidergirl2012

Sounds amazing! Marked my calendar already.

BB

Posted by Wolverine0628

I am so excited for this!  I didn't like X-Men: First Class but if this is done well, it will be so cool.
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