Hugh Jackman Reveals When THE WOLVERINE Takes Place; Says We’ll See an X-Men Cameo

     December 26, 2012

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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.

hugh-jackman-the-wolverineSpeaking to Parade [via Bleeding Cool], Jackman reluctantly revealed a couple details about The Wolverine:

You want to get me into trouble, don’t you? [laughs] Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him.

I forget how Last Stand ended other than Magneto discovering that he hadn’t really lost his powers.  I guess Wolvie would be a little bummed after having to kill Jean Grey/Phoenix, so I suppose the new movie will see him doing a little soul searching in Japan.

Jackman added,

And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.

Speculate away on who we’ll see in The Wolverine.  I’m thinking Jean Grey to haunt Wolverine, which would also establish the timeline for the audience.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:

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.

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