Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee And James Mangold Discuss THE WOLVERINE

Hugh Jackman reveals exactly why he's happy with Fox's decision to not name the film Wolverine 2, director James Mangold shares his thoughts on whether the brutal action will cause a problem with the censors and Will Yun Lee (Silver Samurai) comments on the fight scenes he's been involved with.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/17/2013
"I'm thrilled the studio called it The Wolverine instead of Wolverine 2, because we're trying to set it up as a standalone picture," Hugh Jackman reveals in the latest issue of Total Film Magazine. "Tonally, it's different from the other X-Men movies. It's got massive action sequences, as people would expect, and it'll be great fun. But it is a character-driven movie. It's about a guy completely out of his element, in this world that's foreign to him, and how he copes with that. I feel like we have the opportunity to deliver that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everybody wants to see."

When it comes to action, another actor who should know plenty about how much of a role that plays in The Wolverine is Will Yun Lee. He's rumoured to be playing the Silver Samurai in the movie, although refused to confirm or deny those reports. He did however say this about seeing Jackman in action as the iconic mutant. "I've seen playbacks of Hugh fighting different characters in the movie he's no joke! He's probably in the best shape I've ever seen him in all the X-Mens." As for his own fight work, he added: "The fighting style in the this movie is very Japanese-specific. The movie's stunt team 8711 is probably one of the best in the business. In training they beat me up all day and I could barely even walk home! Because we're dealing with weapons like swordsand Wolverine's claws, even though they're fake, you're still just a fraction away from getting hurt or getting hit in the eye...I was like, 'Oh my god, I better not miss my timing.'"

"I don't tend to think of that per se," added director James Mangold when asked whether the brutal action will cause problems with the censors. "But I do want the movie to have an intensity. I don't want it to feel just like a CG fest. I think so much of what's badass about Wolverine is his physicality: the sweat, blood, passion and anger. What we trying to do in terms of the action is restore, or even for the first time kind of explore his physicality on a more visceral level." Be sure to check out the latest issue of the magazine for much more!





Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.


STARRING:

Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida
Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima as Yukio
Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada
Brian Tee as Noburo Mori
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper

RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2013.


Source: Total Film
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Serenity - 3/17/2013, 11:15 AM
Looking forward to this so much hope it can wipe origins from my mind
ElDarkside - 3/17/2013, 11:16 AM
Bloody claws!!! I want to see berzerker rage on screen for reals B...
tripttwe - 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM
:D I would like to know if this movie still falls post XMTLS or not...
Cryptkeeper74 - 3/17/2013, 11:23 AM
Hoping this follows off of FC getting the franchise back on track
blackula - 3/17/2013, 11:28 AM
I want Quintonon T, to make a deadpool movie!
TheSuperguy - 3/17/2013, 11:29 AM
Can't wait for the trailer! And, like MAN OF STEEL, I can't wait for the marketing to get started.
sinsear912 - 3/17/2013, 11:29 AM
Man if yall dont shut up about that damn gay ass yellow suit! This movie is gonna suck ass just like the last one. Funny how a couple of pics and interviews, and all of sudden people think its gonna be a great movie. 2 words.....fox studios
MrCBM56 - 3/17/2013, 11:32 AM
Am I the only one who remembers in the Xmen origins Wolverine post credits scene, he was in a Japanese bar and he said he was drinking to remember or something like that. But this movie takes place after Xmen the last stand. It's too many continuity issues in the Xmen universe but regardless I'm super excited about this!
thewonderer - 3/17/2013, 11:33 AM
Aronofsky approved, have huge hopes for this one.

Complainers of the yellow suit should have gotten over it a decade ago.

I just want a great movie, come on Mangold deliver the goods.
Asterisk - 3/17/2013, 11:45 AM
I want the suit, but I suppose I can live without it.

I'm more excited for this than I am for Thor, at the very least.
bazinga85 - 3/17/2013, 11:50 AM
Please be rated R
CoolantTech - 3/17/2013, 11:52 AM
Gotta feeling this ones gonna be pretty good
MrChuff - 3/17/2013, 11:53 AM
@MrCBM56 - The post-credits scene was different depending on which version you saw. It was either the scene you mention or Deadpool's severed head being found by his body and going "shhhhh"....

DurtyTalynt - 3/17/2013, 11:57 AM
Enough talking. The proof is in the film. Shows us an ip man style fight with wolverine picking ninjas off. Show me some damn technique. Anybody can swings claws and hope to hit something. Wheres his fighting style thats been hilariously absent in all these films. Quite positive there will be no costume. Maybe a hoodie or two and thats it. And lol this is definitely a sequel to origins since that last scene ended with him in japan at the bar.
deamon - 3/17/2013, 11:58 AM
Fuc... suit, I want good plot.
AC1 - 3/17/2013, 12:05 PM
@sinsear Planet of the Apes. Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi. Alien. Die Hard. Fight Club. Chronicle. Lincoln. Life Of Pi.
FOX have made some pretty great films too.
GodzillaKart - 3/17/2013, 12:09 PM
I for one am glad there is no suit. The yellow suit would be [frick]ing absurd. I wouldn't mind a version of the brown suit with a really toned down mask, but that's it.

So far this looks like it's going to be great.
DeadManDann - 3/17/2013, 12:13 PM
@Durty

Why say anything when you have no idea what you're talking about? The Wolverine is set after The Last Stand. Nothing to do with Origins or its after-credits scene.
TimL - 3/17/2013, 12:14 PM
Get over it, they will never introduce the yellow or brown suit.
Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 3/17/2013, 12:16 PM
I'm sure this is set after X3 the last stand.
thorhulk77 - 3/17/2013, 12:21 PM
Wouldnt mind if the X Force suit were in the movies. Oh , and its been confirmed to take place after Last Stand. Where have you guys been?
JatevinM - 3/17/2013, 12:21 PM
It's already been said that this takes place after X-3 so no it's not a direct sequel to Origins
AlSimmons - 3/17/2013, 12:25 PM
The whole suit thing for a guy like Wolverine is retarded. Most of the time he doesn't really have anyone to protect by hiding his identity and they can't hurt his personal interests because he IS his "alter ego." A black suit, like they've shown, because he looks associated with death, as he is. Suits only work if they're A) utilitarian (iron man), cultural (Thor), or a symbol (Captain America). Quit your fanboy purism and get over it. Now, if you want to gripe about Jackman being too tall, I can understand since shortness is a big part of the Wolverine persona.
AlSimmons - 3/17/2013, 12:27 PM
Missing a the verb "works" before "because" on my last post. These comments sure do need an editing tool.
jimoakley666 - 3/17/2013, 12:36 PM
@AlSimmons - A-men, brother. I never got why people liked the silly [frick]ing clown costume from the comics and they must be on some strong [frick]ing crack if they think that shit could appear on screen and not have everyone in the cinema but themselves pissing themselves laughing at the pure silly sight of it.
Pharaoh - 3/17/2013, 12:38 PM
I say skip the suit, skip the suit in X-Men DOFP too and then introduce it in a post DOFP film based on Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men in which in the first arc they actually decide to have costumes despite being against it previously

plus Whedons Astonishing X-Men is a great story and his name attached to the story is just good business right now even if the story was as awesome as it happens to be. It also opens up Fox Studios MCU to more intersteller options which I'm sure they'd like to explore with the Fantastic Four reboot too

CaptainProg - 3/17/2013, 12:41 PM
No suit= [frick] this movie! This is a CBM for crying out loud. Superman, Captain America, Batman, etc will not have their suits in their next movies, right?
[frick] that!
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 3/17/2013, 12:47 PM
lmbo. spiderman is a goddamn red and blue spandex suit. superman wears the [frick]ing american flag as a costume. batman had [frick]ing nipples. their movies made mother[frick]ing bank. god forbid wolverine wears the original brown and tan suit because its too [frick]ing silly.

but this biker gang gimp suit was A-OKAY?



el oh el.

hahahaha. [frick]ing fanboys.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 3/17/2013, 12:49 PM
when this movie bombs u have my permission to cry :P
Tony93 - 3/17/2013, 12:51 PM
sweet! are they done writing the script yet? :)
AsianVersionOfET - 3/17/2013, 12:53 PM
I'm getting more and more excited. Please let the trailer be good, please Movie Gods, PUHLEASE.
gambgel - 3/17/2013, 1:00 PM
'Massive action' like X-Men: Origins, Hugh?

dont try that hard to seel the movie, dude. Its not all about massive stuff, I thought he should know it by now
Nubase - 3/17/2013, 1:03 PM
really looking forward to this movie along with MOS.

l think the wolverine is going to be on the same level as Bruce Lees Enter the Dragon, not in terms of matching bruce lee himself but the style of that movie with the fight scenes and the intensity as well and l'm sure the final battle with the silver samuari will be up there with the best fight scenes on film.

deamon - 3/17/2013, 1:06 PM
You want badass in yellow suit, nerds will be nerds.
NovaCorpsFan - 3/17/2013, 1:43 PM
I think we may get some gore outta this one.
Tainted87 - 3/17/2013, 1:55 PM
To everyone demanding the suit (it's like everyone demanding Cyclops return for Days of Future Past):

This is a STANDALONE MOVIE

Why on Earth would he wear it if it doesn't involve the X-Men?

I do agree - he should probably wear pretty much the exact same outfit that the X-Men suit-up in from the First Class movie. But that would ONLY work if EVERYONE was suiting up, not just him - so yeah, Days of Future Past, not The Wolverine.
thewolfx - 3/17/2013, 4:24 PM
Who said the suit has to be bright ass yellow?

Nobody had a problem with firstclass yellow.

You asshole act as if he doesnt have xforce a brown suit


Stupid haters
dezdigi - 3/17/2013, 4:50 PM
I think the soonest we'll get Wolverine in a suit will be in DOFP.
jrp6048 - 3/17/2013, 5:01 PM
This is set after XMTLS and the post credits XOW scene was set before the original x-men, and he is simply returning to a place he was before
ralfinader - 3/17/2013, 5:23 PM
Last few FoXMen movies had alot more problems than suits, or lack thereof. If no suit is the only problem people can find with this movie once it's released, I'll be a happy, and shocked, camper.
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