THE WOLVERINE Storyboards & Description Of Deleted Action Scene; Plus VFX Breakdown

The website, Film Sketchr, has scored some sweet storyboards and an interview with John Coven. The artwork depicts scenes with the Silver Samurai, ninjas, and Viper. While I also came across another visual effects breakdown video. This one from Shade VFX.

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By nailbiter111 - 9/16/2013


Below, you will find storyboards from James Mangold's The Wolverine, created by John Coven. The first set of storyboards feature ninjas and Logan. As a reminder, before that scene takes place Logan has removed a robotic parasite from his heart, which allows his accelerated healing power to kick in. He then heads off to rescue Mariko, who is being held at a Yashida facility built next to a Japanese village. This is where Harada confronts Logan, asking him to leave, but it doesn't doesn't deter our adamantium-clad hero. When Harada realizes that Logan is healing like his old self he orders his legion of ninjas to use poison-tipped arrows to bring Logan down, and it works.

While the second set of storyboards, is of the climactic battle with Silver Samurai. I don't really want to go into great detail, as there are a lot of surprises for those that haven't seen the film. But, one scene we didn't get to see is discussed in Film Sketchr's interview with John Coven.

John Coven: The ninja motorbike fight was a collaboration with Dave Leitch, our second unit director/stunt coordinator. He was rehearsing with the stunt riders in the parking lot of Fox Studios Australia where we were shooting. He'd tape the rehearsals and I'd watch the tapes. Then I'd draw up additional ideas and propose them to Dave and Jim Mangold, our director.

The bike fight was in the cut right up until just before the film's release. It was cut from the movie at the last minute. I hear it's going to be included in the DVD version.





Click Here For Film Sketchr's Full Interview With John Covern



Or watch The Wolverine: Shade VFX Breakdown on Vimeo. (Click Here)

Shade VFX: Shade VFX teams up with Fox and supervisor Phil Brennan to create photoreal claws, set extensions and high tech x-ray graphics for this summer blockbuster! Creating over 100 CG shots, shade provided amazing, creative visuals and close teamwork with director and supervisor.



Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.


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 clawed into theaters July 26, 2013.
Source: Film Sketchr
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TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:13 PM
@BlackJack10 Agreed. I do think Thor: The Dark World will be better though.
arsonjack - 9/16/2013, 5:19 PM
seriously the best cbm of 2013.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:23 PM
Indy - 9/16/2013, 5:24 PM
didn't see it yet.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:25 PM
@BlackJack10 Alan Taylor is a great director, Chris Hemsworth is a perfect, Loki is a great villain, etc. I think Thor: The Dark World has the tools to be the best CBM of 2013.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:25 PM
Thor was so badass hre!

TheDARKestKNIGHT - 9/16/2013, 5:35 PM
This was NOT better than MoS. Sorry.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:38 PM

@TheDARKestKNIGHT
KingEmperor - 9/16/2013, 5:48 PM
I loved the movie, but I wished Wolvie actually fought those ninjas.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 5:48 PM
Alan Taylor's Game of Thrones episodes he directed are awesome, and prof tha he can get the mythological aspect of Thor down, it's pretty unique to have an anti hero (Loki) as the main villain in a CBM as opposed to a completely bad villain. The reshoots did cause me to look twice, but I think this movie will be great.
McNyagano - 9/16/2013, 5:50 PM
@BlackJack10

what issues?o.O
nailbiter111 - 9/16/2013, 6:03 PM
BlackJack10 - Watch Game of Thrones, it's AMAZING.
TheBlackNerd - 9/16/2013, 6:04 PM
I still wish they made a theme from this music from the trailer! But ahh I loved soundtrack just the way it was!Can't wait for Days of Future Past!!!

TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 6:07 PM
@TheBlackMan That trailer music was awesome! And I think DOFP will be awesome.
TheBlackNerd - 9/16/2013, 6:12 PM
@TheWolverine08

Haha! Indeed my brotha!! :D And heck yeah! Can't wait to get the extended cut on Blu-Ray!
McNyagano - 9/16/2013, 6:13 PM
@BlackJack10

Marvel does reshoots all the time lol xD The Avengers did reshoots, so did IM3, CA:TFA and even the first Thor movie.This is nothing new at all.
TheWolverine08 - 9/16/2013, 6:13 PM
@TheBlackMan Hope we get some more blood in the uncut version! The movie was great, but need some more hacking and slashing from Logan :)
McNyagano - 9/16/2013, 6:21 PM
@BlackJack10

Just relax and we'll see how it all plays out :D
DurtyTalynt - 9/16/2013, 6:37 PM
@Gusto

Nobody is ever gonna realize how jaw droppingly retarded The Wolverine was. Although i do get entertained by descriptions of the scenes that people supposedly praise about these direct to vhs xmen movies.
JoJo1982 - 9/16/2013, 6:53 PM
The biggest surpise this summer...... It also gets better the more times I see it. The uncut version I can see it being a classic, with even more action and blood
JoJo1982 - 9/16/2013, 6:56 PM
Thor 2 hasn't shown any "oh shit!!!" Moments in any of the previews, hopefully they have it in the full film, cause if not, then I don't know.
JoJo1982 - 9/16/2013, 6:59 PM
@kingemperor

Yes in the uncut DVD version, a Wolverine vs the ninjas will be restore back in the movie. This has been said before from the director himself
McNyagano - 9/16/2013, 7:18 PM
@BlackJack10

You can't be certain of that. -_-
novaprime - 9/16/2013, 8:12 PM
Wolverine was a LetDown!!!! It Started off good and Died Out at the End!!
SuperGuy83 - 9/16/2013, 9:14 PM
Hugh Jackman is THE Wolverine hes Like RDJ to Iron Man and Cavill to Superman also I Liked Wolverine Better than Iron Man 3 and Man Of Steel is The Best Superhero movie of all time
ShogunNevets - 9/16/2013, 10:14 PM
The Wolverine was really good, same with MoS.
jimoakley666 - 9/17/2013, 12:50 AM
LOVED this movie. Can't wait to see the extended version on dvd.
GranGoose - 9/17/2013, 1:22 PM
HJ for two more runs.

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