In an interview with Total Film (via The Geek Files), Hugh Jackman confirmed previous statements that The Wolverine is a standalone movie, not a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and with a different set of continuity from the other movies. This should come as a huge relief to X-fans, as both X-Men: The Last Stand and Wolverine’s first solo outing temporarily killed any sliver of hope we had for future Fox comic book movies.
“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic.”
“The approach to character means we won’t be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it’ll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film.”
“I think it’s the best idea we’ve had, the strongest script we’ve had and that now we really have an opportunity to make something really great.”
I’m really not a fan of X-Men in general, and if I’m honest X-Men: First Class is the only instalment in the franchise I enjoyed. Jackman’s words give me hope for The Wolverine, but thanks to the awesomeness that is Marvel Studios my excitement levels are extremely low for most upcoming Marvel movies at other studios. Are you looking forward to The Wolverine? Sound off below.
SOURCE: The Geek Files