The first official poster for James Mangold’s The Wolverine has arrived! The poster was released at the end of an extensive online Q&A session in which Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold sat down to answer fan questions from the set of the upcoming film.
While no real groundbreaking pieces of info were revealed, it was confirmed that the upcoming film will indeed be the first 3D X-Men film. As to whether or not it will be filmed in 3D or converted in post is anyone’s guess, but more than likely, the film will be converted in post. The Q&A session also confirmed and expounded on several rumors about the film, such as the fact that the film will take place inside of it’s own continuity and not reflect the character’s path set in the previous X-men films.
“Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.”
Jackman states that the movie will show Logan at his “lowest point” and that the action will be much more grounded in reality than we’ve ever seen before in an X-Men movie. Jackman also divulged more on the immortality aspect of the character, revealing that “how do we put it? Let’s say, he discovers his Kryptonite.”
James Mangold then elaborated on the idea of vulnerability of the character.
“We’re addressing that. There is a challenge he faces that poses a challenge to him and makes it harder for him… There’s two aspects. One is what Hugh is alluding to, which is that some of the people Logan is up against might have found ways of getting to him that are different to we’ve seen before… We’ve made a very concerted effort to make the film feel more real, to also pull back a little on some of the super duper abilities of Logan… It’s grounded, I wanted the action to feel physical and feel possible… Part of it is also bringing things down to earth that is no less exciting, no less visually exciting, but is a little less dependent only on giant CG.”
Directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman,Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Hal Yamanouchi, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova and is expected to arrive in theaters on July 26, 2013
via [The Wolverine]