The reason I have hope for The Wolverine is because it has distanced itself from X-Men Origins: Wolverine as much as possible. It takes place in Japan so American audiences aren’t used to seeing a superhero movie in that setting. More importantly, the story will have no connection to Origins, and Hugh Jackman said it won’t be overloaded with mutants. Today, Fox has released a brief and official plot synopsis. It doesn’t reveal any major details, although I’m curious how Wolverine will be “forever changed” by the events in this film. He’s already lost his memory, so what will connect this movie to X-Men?
Hit the jump to check out the synopsis along with some tweets from director James Mangold about what’s happening on set. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, and Rila Fukushima. The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.
Here’s the synopsis [via JoBlo]:
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.
In case you’re wondering, the synopsis is referring to this comic book arc by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.
And here’s what Mangold’s been tweeting about the film:
movies I think about as I make
#TheWolverine : Eastwood’s Josie Wales, Powell’s Back Narcissus, Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Marnie, Vertigo
Today I am starting an intense set piece of action and drama at the Yashida Compound set. Logan, Yukio and Shingen.
Just finished pages. Made some tweaks. Scribbled out fresh shot list. About to head to set for day 14 of THE WOLVERINE.