X-MEN Producer Hutch Parker Reveals New Story Details About THE WOLVERINE
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).
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!
"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.
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