October 27, 2012

James Mangold Says THE WOLVERINE Is A Japanese Noir Film

Director James Mangold has revealed a little more to Empire (via CBM) about the tone of The Wolverine. Not mention talking about it's themes which seem darker than previous X-Men films. James also gives a bit of knock to the Avengers giving the impression Wolverine won't be the fun romp that film was. Could this be the movie Wolverine fans have been asking for a decade? I guess we'll find out for sure this summer.

"It's rooted in drama. Effectively almost every superhero film, in a sense, revolves around some large group of humanity that's either killed or held hostage while superheroes battle it out with supervilains. The essential driving forces of this movie are interpersonal and dramatic, about love, bitterness, loss, vengeance, redemption, depression, suicide, conquering inner demons - it's going to make it a very different film than people have seen." 

"The cultural qualities that Japan and its people bring - honour, a sense of duty, of conflict - really fit beautifully around Logan. Our film find Logan at a point where he's very much a ronin - a samurai without a master. Anyone he ever had a connection to is either dead or gone." 

"When I say realistic, what I mean is that it's not built on 70-foot lizards from outer space. Our goal is to try to be a little less super-CG and wires, and a little more hardcore. I want the film to feel analogue. You always have large-scale action and adventure - it wouldn't be a movie about gods if you didn't have epic physicality. But we all feel we're making a Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it." 

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