James Mangold On How THE WOLVERINE Will Differ From "Standard Superhero Sagas"
In the following snippet from an interview with Total Film, director James Mangold talks about The Wolverine's source material - The "Japan Saga" by Chris Claremont - and how it makes this story stand out from the norm. He also explains how setting the film in Japan makes it so unique..
James Mangold has been promising that we will see a very different breed of CBM when The Wolverine hits theaters, and while chatting with Total Film magazine he continues to do so. The site has posted the following excerpt from their interview, in which the director once again suggests we are in for a unique superhero experience, hinting at inner turmoil and conflict as opposed to the usual "big bad" formula.
“The graphic novel is so adventurous. It plunges into these ideas of destiny, honour and revenge - as opposed to your standard superhero sagas, which are generally about some gigantic villain out to destroy the Earth, a city or a football stadium. Japan’s such an exotic location, in the sense that language and culture play such a huge role in the movie. Usually you don’t find that at all in these kinds of films. To be staking out our own ground and be saying something unique was really liberating for me.”
I think it's fair to say that Mangold has put a lot of pressure on himself to deliver the goods with this one, but I for one am optimistic. A trailer should go a long way to solidifying opinions one way or another, and we'll be getting one very soon. For much more on The Wolverine be sure to pick up the latest issue of Total Film, on sale now.
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