More From James Mangold On THE WOLVERINE

More From James Mangold On THE WOLVERINE

The 3:10 To Yuma director offers up a few more details on what we can expect when Logan returns to the big screen. As well as teasing the first trailer for the movie, Mangold also discusses the tone, revealing they'll be going "a little darker and a little deeper"..

From what we've already heard about The Wolverine, it seems a safe bet that when Hugh Jackman once again dons the claws and sideburns we will be seeing a completely new take on the character. Now while chatting to MTV, director James Mangold adds to that, discussing the Japanese setting and influence, how "dark" things will get and the rating of the movie, and also what wee can expect to see (or not see) in the first teaser for the film.

On the Japanese influence.

"I think there is a lot of ways that Japanese film, Japanese fighting, Japanese martial arts have had an effect on this movie. And certainly the movie is dripping with Japanese tradition both cinematically, fighting-wise and philosophically as well."

On Logan's new look and separation from the previous movies.

"We've given Logan a new haircut, a shorter haircut that I think is a more handsome haircut. The wonderful opportunity for me with this film is that 90 percent of it takes place in Japan, and even though other elements remain constant from the other pictures, namely Hugh Jackman, we kind of got our chance to reboot the tone and go a little darker and a little deeper than they've gone before with this character. That was exciting for me."

On a potential rating, the violence, and a "pissed off" Wolverine

"The whole point is not about violence or rating; it's about intensity. I wanted to make a film that in a way captures the intensity of his character. One of the things that has always been a feature of Wolverine in the comics is that he has a berserker rage, that he has anger and some of his abilities are driven by something more primal. Honestly, to get really pissed off — not cute pissed off, not quippy pissed off, not funny pissed off or cigar-chomping pissed off, just pissed off — that can then help drive the fighting, drive the combat."

Mangold also teased the first trailer for the movie, although he wouldn't say exactly when we should expect it, or what it would reveal. "For me, I'm not the marketing department of Fox, but for my own tastes, less is more." He then says that because we are already so familiar with the character, he doesn't feel they have to give away too much with the first teaser. "You have a character that's a bit of a given, you know this guy. Hugh is so good in this role. My point of view is 'save as much as you can,' but we will be lifting our skirt and offering a peek or two, certainly in the months to come."

Click on the link below for the full interview, in which Mangold refuses to even tease what we can expect from his take on The Silver Samurai.

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TheGambitFreak - 1/24/2013, 6:22 AM
A pissed off Wolverine means claws out, mouth open, fangs showing, veins protruding from his neck and blood gushing out his enemy. Intensity is the reason behind all of it. It needs to be R. But it won't.

Basically all he said in this interview is, "Wolverine will be cool, it won't be R, so I'm gonna make it sound violent... Violent for a PG-13 movie."
RorMachine - 1/24/2013, 6:29 AM
It doesn't need to be R. You can depict violence and intensity without needing to show the results of it. Granted it'll have to be a HARD pg-13, but many movies have pushed the boundaries in the past.
DeadManDann - 1/24/2013, 6:31 AM
An R-rating really doesn't matter to me. There have been so many terrific films with PG-13 ratings that have managed to be very intense and mature. I understand that there's a certain freedom associated with an R-rating, but that sure as hell didn't make the last Punisher movie any good. A good movie is a good movie, regardless of rating. The violence shouldn't be a problem when you have a smart director who can go as far as possible without technically crossing over into true R-territory. Intensity =/= gore.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/24/2013, 6:41 AM
@nomis Right!
wallhead - 1/24/2013, 6:53 AM he actually going to know how to fight this time or is he still going to use "gets his ass kicked for most of fight fu"? It got a little better with the later movies but dam. I remember that lady deathstrike fight where he was just getting tossed all over the room. I won't bring up the mystique fight...whoops. Origins only slighty made him look better. Juggernaut fight doesn't count cuz not many can look good fighting him.
Maximus101 - 1/24/2013, 7:05 AM
Ya sounds like it will like be pg13 or 14a.. I'm Excited to see a trailer and hopefully soon.
gambgel - 1/24/2013, 7:05 AM
a more handsome haircut.

There u have it, Fox and their directors keep trying to make Wolverine even more handsome what how he is supposed to be

cole33 - 1/24/2013, 7:06 AM
You just can't make a Wolverine flick, thats true to the character, without an R, If you're putting up Wolverine against swarms of *HUMAN* enemies, ones that bleed when their appendages are severed.

It's the point of the character, he's not dangerous or frightening to others just because he's a really good fighter, it's because he's devastating to his enemies in such brutally violent way, without it effecting him, he'll eviscerate someone as easy as another character would throw simple punch......and he's even more dangerous because, he kind of likes it.

The only way I can see getting around an R, and showing the character as he is, is giving him either mechanical enemies, like terminator type enemies, or non-human enemies that bleed like a predator.
RPD - 1/24/2013, 7:09 AM
You don't have to see all the blood to know it's there. There's no real reason, other than just to make it bloody for the sake of being bloody, to show everything. The Wolverine comics are violent but they aren't like slasher flicks...
DrDoom - 1/24/2013, 7:31 AM

Or, how about we get rid of ratings altogether because they're a bunch of shit, and simply allow folk to see whatever the [frick] they want to see. (Mad at the system, not at you).
ATrueHero1987 - 1/24/2013, 7:32 AM
The way I would do it is, release a HARD PG-13 rating when it's in theaters and get the HARD R rating when comes out on blu ray.
jessepostal - 1/24/2013, 7:35 AM
The ratings are not just for violence though, language, behavior, and nudity always come into the picture too, growing up a lot of movies with violence and nudity had a pg rating. All depends on the times. Parents sue over there kids seeing a naked woman these days, they have to make it "R" for that reason alone.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/24/2013, 7:35 AM
but I agree with @Ror
MisterBabadook - 1/24/2013, 7:43 AM
What are you talking about? Punisher: Warzone was dope! So was GR:SoV. Sometimes you just need some ridiculousness to put into perspective the gold.
TheGambitFreak - 1/24/2013, 7:46 AM
@SpidaTrav: He cut limbs off in X3...
InfiniteMonkey - 1/24/2013, 7:50 AM
I would rather like an R rating for sure and more skirt lifting.
[frick] it, just rip the skirt off!
Kyos - 1/24/2013, 8:04 AM
Wolverine is a character that can both dish out and endure ridiculous amounts of very nasty violence. Of course they don't need to show every little bit of it, but it couldn't hurt if they at least had the option.

Ratings are a curious thing anyways. Here in Germany movies and games get ratings that label them as appropriate from 0, 6, 12, 16 and 18 years on. And sometimes I can only shake my head about the ratings cetain movies get, especially between the 12 and 16 section.
DeadManDann - 1/24/2013, 8:27 AM
What is with some of you people? You focus on ONE thing (the word handsome, which was used loosely), and you completely disregard everything else that was said.
DanteSparda - 1/24/2013, 8:37 AM
The movie dosn't have to be violent to be good, I mean, X-Men Origins: Wolverine wouldn't be any better with blood, guts and more violence.

So far I like where this movie is going, in all of the interviews Mangold had demonstrated a vast knowledged and understanding about the character and the story arc.
WawelDragon - 1/24/2013, 8:42 AM
@Nomis -> Yeah, that is the Logan's look what we need.
I'm affraid thak this movie will be such diseaster as Origins was.
GodzillaKart - 1/24/2013, 8:55 AM
@Nomis: That picture is awesome. 40 years ago, a bulked up Jack could have played an awesome Wolverine.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/24/2013, 9:07 AM
I don't want a handsome Wolverine.... The mans a short hairy crazy ugly dude, not a model!
MovieTheaterLad - 1/24/2013, 9:21 AM
I honestly prefer a more handsome Wolverine.

It reminds me more of a young Clint Eastwood.
jimoakley666 - 1/24/2013, 9:31 AM
Everything I hear about this film get's me more and more excited.

And as for people bemoaning a lack of complete blood letting, a movie doesn't need it. It can get it all over in the atmosphere and noise and action. And if you don't believe me re-watch the original versions of Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and tell me how much blood and gore you see. Answer; Barely any at all. In Psycho you only ever see some blood going down a bath drain and a clean cut on Martin Balsam's face and in Chainsaw you see a girl get her finger pricked by a pin. Seriously. Check it out if you don't believe me.
Jollem - 1/24/2013, 9:35 AM
the wolverine sounds good
thewolfx - 1/24/2013, 10:21 AM
I totaly agree with nomis , wolverine is supposed to be a beast but hes not ugly . Hugh is just fine but he needs to be hairyer logan doesnt get haircuts and shape ups
PapaEmeritus - 1/24/2013, 11:13 AM
Wolverine is about ferocity, rage, blood, violence, gore, dirt, ugliness IMO. Hey, that's the description of my bathroom! LOL

Seriously, I'm still waiting for a proper version on films. I guess i'll still wait for a long time....
luckylu - 1/24/2013, 12:15 PM
costume? no? then i dont give a shit
Noble6 - 1/24/2013, 2:21 PM
Needs to be R. Jackman once said he would love to do an R rated Wolvie.
superpooper - 1/24/2013, 2:25 PM
Whatever. This clown will never be Wolverine to me. I know I'm trolling this article and I apologize for offending anyone but I just really hate this shit. That's it. I'm out.
YoungThanos - 1/24/2013, 2:57 PM
Lets be real here, the PG rating is the least of FOX's troubles when it comes to Marvel films so lets hope that this film will be another dud putting another nail in FOX/Marvel's coffin.
CoolantTech - 1/24/2013, 3:25 PM
Can't wait, This will definately be better than that orgins entertaining crapfest with virtually no plot to speak of
MisterMagurlypse - 1/24/2013, 4:05 PM
I'm willing to sacrifice an R rating for the damn brown & yellow costume! True, Wolverine is R rated, and that would be ABSOULUTLY awesome to see, but it'll effect the overall success of the flim. Financially, that is.
JacksonVegaIII - 1/24/2013, 4:31 PM
Id love to see a more violent wolverine, I mean the guy has foot long metal claws for christ sake but we arent gonna get the ultra violence wolverine deserves. however I have really high hopes for this, Mangold has said all the right things, I just wish they wer rebooting all together with first class as the exception, ther hasnt been a good xmen movie yet (except 1st class which was half great, half ok),

Im hoping for a violent stylised japanese noir-fest

NostalgicYouth - 1/26/2013, 2:26 AM
I swear I think you people get off on violence, because you guys are always asking for violence.

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