October 25, 2012

Timeline For THE WOLVERINE Explained, Plus A New Image

Empire spoke to director James Mangold about where The Wolverine fits into the X-Men universe. While it's been considered a standalone without connections to Origins, it takes place after the events of  X3. Again, it will be interesting to see how the film sets up either Days of Future Past or X-Men 4.
Also, a new image has been revealed online from Empire (via CBM) it features Logan sporting bone-claws trapped in the Japanese P.O.W. camp during WWII. It's awesome that the film will explore his time during the war setting up possible villains he'll be meeting in the present.

"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him." 

"That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline.I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie." 

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