We’ve seen plenty of set photos from The Wolverine, and so far it looks like we were going to see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) across plenty of locations. One of the settings was a Japanese POW camp, so some of the movie has to take place in the past, right? While that may still be the case, it looks like the majority of the plot will take place in the modern day. We already knew that the movie was standalone in the sense that there wouldn’t be many mutants, and it wouldn’t pay attention to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But the question remains: does The Wolverine take place before X-Men or after X-Men: The Last Stand?
Hit the jump for more. The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.
As the only new release of June’s first frame, X-Men: First Class easily claimed the top spot with an estimated $56 million from 3,641 locations. While that is nowhere near what the last three X-films earned in their debuts, let’s face it, First Class was never playing in their league.
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Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters may be getting a lot more mutants. Well, actually just a lot of the same mutant. Comic Book Movie reports that the character Multiple Man (real name: Jamie Maddrox) will among the students in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. For those who can’t already guess, Maddrox’s power is that he can make copies of himself. He was a villain in X-Men: The Last Stand (played by Eric Dane), which leads me to wonder which “X-Men” movies are canon at this point and which are being ignored. It’s possible that Maddrox is a pupil who “went bad”, but I continue to advocate that The Last Stand should be forgotten.
Hit the jump for a list of the other mutants we can expect to see in the upcoming film. X-Men: First Class is set to open on June 3, 2011.