X-MEN Producer Hutch Parker Reveals New Story Details About THE WOLVERINE

X-MEN Producer Hutch Parker Reveals New Story Details About THE WOLVERINE

Were you wondering how and why Logan (Hugh Jackman) ends up in Japan after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand? How about the reason behind those scenes we saw being filmed in a WWII Nagasaki camp? Well, The Wolverine producer Hutch Parker reveals all!

Despite the fact that James Mangold's The Wolverine is based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's beloved Japan-set arc, little else is known about the plot of the movie. Until now that is. Talking in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, X-Men producer Hutch Parker had this to say about why and how Hugh Jackman's Logan finds himself in Japan. You'll also notice that he offers up an explanation as to why we saw scenes set in a World War II concentration camp being shot (something which initially led to many fans assuming that it would be yet another prequel).

"We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn't fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience - effectively Logan saved him - is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he's had. But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan, and to some degree the feudal history of Japan. The quality of this story is that it takes Logan on such a challenging personal journey. He's so in isolation, so out of his element. It's a much more powerful distillation of his character than you've seen before. It's why people have always love this particular story."

Pretty interesting stuff here, eh? Make sure you pick up the latest issue of Empire Magazine for more details on The Wolverine and don't forget to sound off with your thoughts on this in the usual place!

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis 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, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.


Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida
Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima as Yukio
Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada
Brian Tee as Noburo Mori
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper

RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2013.

Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "X-Men" 1/28/2013 Source: Empire Magazine
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
DeadManDann - 1/28/2013, 12:07 PM
Awesome. Shaping up to be something special.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 1/28/2013, 12:08 PM
Sleeper hit amongst the other CBMs!
Jollem - 1/28/2013, 12:11 PM
looking forward to the wolverine. needs me a trailer
DrDoom - 1/28/2013, 12:15 PM
marvel72 - 1/28/2013, 12:16 PM
sounds promising,i can't believe i'm saying that about a fox comic book movie.
prototype87 - 1/28/2013, 12:18 PM
marckos - 1/28/2013, 12:20 PM
Jollem - 1/28/2013, 12:23 PM
i like more fox movies than marvel studios movies

@TankD - i read magazines, but i'm also not a kid. there may be a connection to that :)
skidz - 1/28/2013, 12:34 PM
@KamenRiderJ22: I don't think the two are connected: He's a loner who is in a position where he's out of his depth. He's not out his element because he's a loner.
FirstAvenger - 1/28/2013, 12:55 PM
Sounds cool but not sure.
FennecPilot - 1/28/2013, 1:05 PM
Ahhhhhh!!! Where is Black Panther? Why no Cyclops or Sentinels??? AHHHH AHHHHHHHH
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/28/2013, 1:29 PM
I want to be excited for this but...... It's Fox!:(
shamo - 1/28/2013, 1:49 PM
has a better premise then the other CBMS this year.
joeker - 1/28/2013, 1:51 PM
this better rock my balls off
MisterMagurlypse - 1/28/2013, 1:58 PM
Well, they've already said this flim takes place after X3 so I think the "isolation" is Logan feeling fricked up over the fact he had to kill the woman he loved(Jean). Logan has had the company of his fellow X-Men and now he's dealing with the fact that Jean, Scott and Xavier are dead, Rouge doesn't want to be a mutant anymore and the family he's come to know has disappeared. He's gonna go deal with things in Japan and start things over. Of course, you know things in this flim will lead to DOFP. They say standalone but its all connected.
nowtheresaBATman - 1/28/2013, 2:14 PM
as Walter Sobchak would say "Shut the F up Wolvie, you're outta your element" :)
DanteSparda - 1/28/2013, 3:07 PM
Sounds really interesting, I knew Logan and Mariko would not get to meet each other in the movie the way they did in comics so I'm ok with this.


Totally agree, also Logan now lives without a purpose in life, like at the start of the first X-Men before joining the team, or perhaps his only purpose back then was to find more about his past but after X-Men 2 he probably stopped to care, now after X3 Logan should be just a homeless that kills bears and hunters in Canada, but then he goes to Japan...
FennecPilot - 1/28/2013, 3:12 PM
What? No Sentinels!!!! Dammmit. And what the hell, who does Singer think he is? Eff Singer. This is **** mess....And Why No Black Panther? Racists.....
novaprime - 1/28/2013, 3:19 PM
BrownandYellowWolvie - 1/28/2013, 3:20 PM
ummmmm so will Logan be teaching kindergarten now?

'distillation' ....yes the japan arc saw a more distilled Logan, but that's because he was a crazy bloody hit-man type before. He was NEVER like this in the X movies. he was ALWAYS toned down. If he gets toned down anymore, he will be sucking his thumb.

i can see it now, Fox wll F- up this great story. Doesn't seem to be following the actual Frank Miller comic at all besides it taking place in Japan.
Giznad - 1/28/2013, 3:27 PM
smh @ FennecPilot
MrYurMomm - 1/28/2013, 3:38 PM
VERY interested in this.. Even though the origins movie sucked ass, I expect this movie to be a completely opposite version based on all the info provided, past and present (: got my hopes up for this movie!
TheSoulEater - 1/28/2013, 3:48 PM
jimoakley666 - 1/28/2013, 3:57 PM
This is my most anticipated CBM. Truly cannot wait.
Ancar - 1/28/2013, 4:02 PM
Here in Brazil the movie is called Wolverine: Immortal! Maybe he goes to Japan in different ages...
Maximus101 - 1/28/2013, 4:16 PM
Problem is we won't know till its released whether the movie is good or not cause there has been a lot of movies that look amazing from trailers but turns out poopy. I really do hope it turns out amazing but I just doubt it, on top of that it is contending against other beast cbm's like man of steel-iron man 3- Thor..
gambgel - 1/28/2013, 4:53 PM
the movie sounds nice, none cant deny it.... but Fox, just give us a Days of future past teaser trailer or end of credits teaser, and thats it.

Ready for 2014.
ThatHawkguy - 1/28/2013, 6:06 PM
Rofl rofl rofl @ Yoss
mgeoff88 - 1/28/2013, 7:27 PM
That sounds great! I hope this ends up being a badass solo outing for Wolverine!
Allura - 1/28/2013, 8:01 PM
Under the STarring credits it is printed:

Rila [frick]ushima as Yukio

KingEmperor - 1/28/2013, 9:12 PM
That sucks because he now left Halle Berry in charge of the X-Men...
ahhmynuts - 1/28/2013, 9:48 PM
i really like this story. wolverine sort of battles himself here as opposed to just slicing up the bad guy(although theres probably a lot of that). im just worried that all the simple minded "fans" arent going to like it because its different.
punkstealingluggage - 1/29/2013, 5:55 AM
This movie will be terrific. No matter what. Jackman IS Wolverine. Period.

There's some VERY good reasons why he is the ONLY actor to portray the SAME character IN MULTIPLE movies without having to suffer a reboot, a replacement, or what have you...

MrYurMomm - 1/29/2013, 6:25 AM
So does anyone know if this takes place before, during, or after X:DOFP? I'm kinda confused about this aspect

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.