EXCLUSIVE: Opening Scene Details For THE WOLVERINE; Plus 2 New Set Photos

New details about the opening scene of Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine hints at another villain being in the film. The movie will not only borrow elements from Frank Miller's "Japan Saga," but also from Brian K Vaughan's three-part series, Wolverine: Logan.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/29/2012
My source has provided ComicBookMovie with the two new set photos and details about an explosive opening scene.


My source has explained that this model is of a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. This is all part of the opening scene that will feature an atomic bomb exploding!

We saw a blurrier version of this model a few days ago (Link) alongside some concept that art that also appears to show a massive explosion from an atomic bomb.

This would indicate that The Wolverine will not only incorporate the Silver Samurai, but also another mutant villain, Lt. Ethan Warren. The character was featured in Brian K Vaughan's mini-series, Wolverine: Logan.

Lt. Ethan Warren - Was a POW with Wolverine in Japan during World War II. They teamed up to escape and found a Japanese woman in the woods. Warran wanted to kill her, but Logan threatens to kill him if he does. They part company and Logan spends time with the lady, finding she would not have harmed them. Warren reappears and shoots Logan, and tries to rape the woman. She grabs a sword and attacks him, but Warren manages to stab her with his bayonet. Logan recovers from his wound and attacks Warren. They each discover the other is a mutant, incapable of being killed. Then a plane drops a nuclear bomb on them.


In the present, Warren, now a flaming skeleton man, finds Wolverine in Japan and attacks him. After some fighting, Warren rips out Wolverine's heart and eats it, restoring his human appearance. Wolverine stands up and continues the fight, shocking Warren, who tries to kill Logan with searing energy blast. Logan is unfazed and advances. Warren begs for mercy, but Logan kills him, then passes out. - Marvel Wiki


Now here comes the fun bit of speculating. Will we see the mutated fiery version of Lt. Ethan Warren in the conclusion of The Wolverine or will that be held off for a sequel? Chime in below, and also take a look at a second set photo.





The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie.. The cast includes: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). The film will claw into theaters July 26, 2013.

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NerdyGeek - 7/29/2012, 5:37 PM
Keep it up Jay with the exclusives! Great work!
nailbiter111 - 7/29/2012, 5:48 PM
thanks Irish
MarkJulian - 7/29/2012, 5:50 PM
Should probably keep your source private. You have the proof to back it up so no need to be that detailed. Good stuff.
SHHH - 7/29/2012, 5:51 PM
Keep EM Comin..
BlakeUsmcVet - 7/29/2012, 5:51 PM
So are they going pre weapon x project?
SHHH - 7/29/2012, 5:51 PM
They "Hollywood" Will Never Cover Up Jackmans Face With A Mask...
golden123 - 7/29/2012, 5:54 PM
Is this in canon with "Origins"? I was thinking this was a loose sequel that could be a follow up to "Origins" assuming the viewer was fine with that, but if Wolverine gets hit by a nuclear explosion, then he would grow back without the memories. If Wolverine lost his memories during WWII, then "Origins" can't be canon with "The Wolverine". Am I right?
zachshivey - 7/29/2012, 5:55 PM
Great find nail!!
DeadManDann - 7/29/2012, 5:56 PM
I actually really like this idea for the film's opening. It all depends on how it fits in with the rest of the movie, though. Hope it all works out well.
gastitdk - 7/29/2012, 5:57 PM
@golden123 I was wondering the same thing, the WW2 setting could be a flashback maybe?
bretlfc - 7/29/2012, 5:58 PM
Would love to see the classic costume, he don't even need to wear the mask with it either.
marvel72 - 7/29/2012, 5:59 PM
doesn't sound too bad,nice find nailbiter.
Minotauro - 7/29/2012, 6:02 PM
This movie was more interesting when Darren Aronofsky was attached to it. Now, it just looks like a less interesting sequel to Origins Wolverine. I loved Millers wolverine, but I think Darren Aronofsky would of done more justice to it. I guess I will have to just wait and see.
CaptainObvious - 7/29/2012, 6:03 PM
If this takes place during WWII, does that mean it takes place before Origins? My God, did they really need to make a prequel to the prequel?
Mechagino - 7/29/2012, 6:03 PM
Doesn't sound like the wolverine story I know and love...
quadrapioneer - 7/29/2012, 6:07 PM
"flaming skeleton" Please no Nick Cage....pleeeaassee.
Fogs - 7/29/2012, 6:11 PM
Sounds good. Hope they don't [frick] this one up too.
Fogs - 7/29/2012, 6:12 PM
@levitikuz - dude if you're a real wolvie fan you should know that movie is an abortion. It's a scientific fact.
PaulRom - 7/29/2012, 6:14 PM
@golden123: it was originally planned as a sequel, but is now a stand alone film, I think. Would be surprised if it wasn't in continuity though.

Great scoop Nail. Opening scene sounds crazy.
Minato - 7/29/2012, 6:16 PM
Can someone give me the breakdown for 2013
Wolverine
Man of Steel
Ironman 3
Thor: the dark world

What else am I missing?
DioFoRio - 7/29/2012, 6:22 PM
man...I wish I could say I give a shit...but ever since Marvel has gotten their movie Universe going, any movie not made by them feels like a fan film. Which they (any studio making marvel fims outside of the mcu) end up making a fan disservice. Wish I could say I was excited.
JimmyPesto - 7/29/2012, 6:22 PM
Wolverine gets his heart ripped out?

He lives through that?

Has that ever happened in the books? Reason I ask: that sounds dumb.
Curmudgeon - 7/29/2012, 6:23 PM
If you remember the info from the leaked character breakdowns from a few years ago (that Fox had you take down), Logan is lured to Japan with promises of information about his past.

Him having been a POW there would explain why anyone in Japan would have info on him.

It could even be that the character played by Hal Yamanouchi remembers Logan from the war.
nailbiter111 - 7/29/2012, 6:23 PM
ty mark and everyone else for the nice remarks.
JokerFan21 - 7/29/2012, 6:29 PM
Seems like a cool film. Here's hoping it doesn't end up like the Wolverine origins film.
DioFoRio - 7/29/2012, 6:30 PM
@nail...my comment wasn't dismissive to you. cool catch. Just to the "suits" making this travesty. And to anyone asking how I know this will suck....if past experiences with these Marvel flicks from fox are any indication.
CharlesLord - 7/29/2012, 6:30 PM
interesting
GuardianAngel - 7/29/2012, 6:30 PM
About time for an R rated Wolverine, but it seems like a bit too much.
DioFoRio - 7/29/2012, 6:31 PM
@magic8...was thinking the same thing...Does every mutant need to have healing abilities on par with Wolverine?
nailbiter111 - 7/29/2012, 6:37 PM
Dionysios - oh i knew that. it's all good.
nailbiter111 - 7/29/2012, 6:42 PM
@grif - this is what wolvie looks like after the hiroshima blast.
UrbanKnight - 7/29/2012, 6:42 PM
would a nuclear blast not destroy all organic matter in wolverines body?

WOW um yes.
UrbanKnight - 7/29/2012, 6:44 PM
If he was in the core blast radius.
KnobGoblin - 7/29/2012, 6:44 PM
Sooooo, is this a sequel, or a reboot? And where does it fit in the franchise, with First Class or the original trilogy? These movies are just as messed up and convoluted as the books.
Bodwulf - 7/29/2012, 6:48 PM
Casca Rufio Longinus had his heart cut out by an Aztec priest. His blood vessels contracted to keep his blood pumping and he had chewed cocaine leaves to ease the pain. Casca then grabbed the priests hand and took his heart. Casca killed the priest and turned to the crowd and shouted holding his still beating heart in the air.
" I am Casca! I am God!"
He then put his heart back in his chest and pushed his sternum closed.
TheSoulEater - 7/29/2012, 6:48 PM
Deshi deshi Basara
GoILL - 7/29/2012, 6:52 PM
Good stuff nail, hope this is better than Origins.
CaptainAmerica31 - 7/29/2012, 6:53 PM
Sounds cool but they need to execute it good and please get some one that can write a good score.
DioFoRio - 7/29/2012, 7:07 PM
question...you think if marvel made an x-men flick we would see them in traditional costumes?
CrimsonReign - 7/29/2012, 7:08 PM
No plastic claws this time around...poor special effects sucked in the awful origins version.
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