Hugh Jackman promises ‘The Wolverine’ won’t be ‘overloaded with mutants’
Actor promises that upcoming standalone film will actually be standalone.
A common complaint with the most recent X-Men films (not counting the excellent X-Men: First Class) was that the film had way too many mutants that had not much to do in the narrative. The same thing could be said about ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, but Hugh Jackman promises that the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’ will be a stand-alone film that won’t have that issue.
ComingSoon reports that the actor who plays the titular role told Total Film Magazine:
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.
It’s nice to see that the film will be more character-based and I think that’s what Wolverine wants at this point.
The film is set for a July 26, 2013 release and stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.