What Did 'Japan Saga' Writer Chris Claremont Think Of THE WOLVERINE?
Before he'd seen it, the writer of what is generally considered to be one of the greatest Wolverine stories out there had some concerns about the changes made to the script when Darren Aronofsky left the project -- but now he's watched the movie for himself, what did he think?
Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries (commonly referred to as the Japan Saga) was one of the first stories to really flesh out the character, and is considered to be one of the best to feature Logan. Of course this is why for years Hugh Jackman was so adamant that he wanted to star in an adaptation of this classic tale, and he finally got his wish with James Mangold's The Wolverine. Claremont has previously voiced concerns about some of the alterations made to the script after original director Darren Aronofsky left the film, but now he's seen it for himself..he likes it! Well, all of it aside from that much maligned finale that is.
"The first two acts were kick-ass, and they set this up to be a really exceptional, different movie. It was like the film took this giant step forward. I liked that it focuses on the essence of who Wolverine is and what he does. Hugh Jackman is eloquent, and he owns the character at this point. It’s a surprisingly multidimensional performance.
The third act wasn’t bad, per se, but it was a different tone. That moment he starts motorcycling up the 400 kilometers … he was almost riding into a different movie. It would be interesting to talk to [director James] Mangold and ask why they felt they had to go in that direction."
Do you agree with him? More from Claremont at the link below.
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