Original Script For THE WOLVERINE Had Only One Mutant
It should be pretty obvious who that mutant is, right? Chirs McQuarrie talks more about the draft he wrote for Darren Aronofsky before James Mangold took over directing duties. Would you have preferred this route or are you looking forward to Fox's shared universe?
Fans were pretty happy with the team of McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) being the guiding creative force behind the second solo Wolverine film. In the end, things didn't work out and James Mangold who's by no means a slouch(Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma) , stepped in. It's pretty much confirmed that Mangold has tweaked the script to at least add one mutant, The Silver Samurai and is rumored to have added a host of other X-Men in cameo roles to start building their own cinematic universe at Fox. Below, McQuarrie talks a bit about the original plans for the film.
"Well you know, it was an X-Men movie – it was a Marvel movie – but it existed very much in a real world. And more than anything, I love it for the very fact that – at least in the script I wrote – he was the only mutant in the movie… It was what you’d imagine the Wolverine universe to be under the control of somebody who wrote ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Way of the Gun’ and is a fan of Sergio Leone. It was Kurosawa’s Wolverine. There was a real romance to it, there was real humor to it, and a very straightforward sort of plain-faced brutality to it. I’m hoping they preserve that.
Hugh was really great, I liked working with Hugh a lot – he was very understanding, very open and supportive of me – so I’ll be very interested to see how that film turns out."
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Spinning out of the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan (Hugh Jackman) travels to Japan where he falls for the beautiful Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto) to the grave displeasure of her father Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) and her half-brother, the fearsome Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). But this isn't Logan's first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun or his first encounter with the Yashida clan. Based on a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall )and the comic book by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.
Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: July 26, 2013
MPAA Rating: R (rumored)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Mark Bomback (screenplay) Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) Frank Miller (comic book) Chris Claremont (comic book)
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