The Wolverine (2013)
The Wolverine SynopsisBased 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.
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The Wolverine Release Date
In Theaters July 26, 2013
The Wolverine Credits
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Svetlana Khodchenkova
Written by: Scott Frank, Mark Bomback
Directed by: James Mangold
Produced by: Scott Franklin
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
External Info: The Wolverine Official Website
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This Is Who Ruined The Wolverine’s Last 5 Minutes, According To The Writer
Screenwriter Scott Frank has opened about the ending to The Wolverine, insisting that 20th Century Fox’s interference ruined the film. Frank, who penned the 2013 blockbuster that starred Hugh Jackman, believes that the concluding stages of Logan’s tale is hugely different in tone to the rest of the piece and, as a result, this massively ruined the blockbuster.
by Gregory Wakeman September 15, 2014 comments
The Wolverine Sequel, Fantastic Four 2, And A Mystery Marvel Project Get Release Dates At Fox
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
by Eric Eisenberg March 20, 2014 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: The Wolverine Claws Its Way Into Homes
The last time Logan/Wolverine got his own film, it wasn’t well received. However, by finding a new tone and taking our protagonist to a new location, The Wolverine manages to be a serious but interesting tale, and a fine addition to the X-Men canon.
by Jessica Rawden December 6, 2013 comments
Three Ways The Wolverine Unleashed Extended Edition Is Better Than The Theatrical Cut, And One Way It Isn't
With The Wolverine set to arrive on Blu-ray on December 3rd and now available on Digital HD, last night I was invited to attend a special screening on the 20th Century Fox Lot in Los Angeles to watch the premiere of the never-before-screened, unrated cut of the film that has been dubbed the Unleashed Extended Edition.
by Eric Eisenberg November 19, 2013 comments
Watch: Wolverine Almost Wore The Classic Yellow And Blue Suit In James Mangold's Movie
I’ve gone on record multiple times begging Hugh Jackman to one day wear one of Wolverine’s classic costumes from the Marvel comic books. I’m not picky. I’d take yellow and blue, or brown and maroon. Both are amazing, and both would help cement his portrayal of the character as the greatest love letter to X-Men fans cinema could provide.
by Sean O'Connell November 8, 2013 comments
The Wolverine 2 Bringing Back Hugh Jackman And James Mangold
While there’s a strong contingent of fans who believed Jackman and Mangold finally came the closest to capturing the feral rage of Wolverine in last summer’s The Wolverine, I honestly didn’t anticipate the 45-year-old Jackman to commit to playing the character for the next 5 years, give or take.
by Sean O'Connell November 5, 2013 comments
Watch The Wolverine As Directed By Woody Allen
What if Woody Allen directed The Wolverine? That’s the question comedian Ben Stadler answers with the hilarious clip above. He not only imagines Logan in Manhattan, plagued by neuroses and self-defeating insecurities; he imagines him as Woody Allen.
by Kristy Puchko August 14, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Almost Featured The Return Of Rogue
While Famke Janssen wound up playing a fairly significant role in James Mangold's The Wolverine, coming back as Logan's love Jean Grey, apparently she almost wasn't the only character from the original X-Men trilogy in the movie other than the titular character. In a recent interview, screenwriter Mark Bomback revealed that there was an early version of the film that featured the return of Anna Paquin's Rogue.
by Eric Eisenberg August 13, 2013 comments
Hugh Jackman Offered $100 Million To Play Wolverine 4 More Times?
X-Men have been played on screen by Oscar winners and stage legends and the owner of some extremely famous, uh, hardware. But there is only one X-Man who is incredibly famous for playing the mutant, and that's Hugh Jackman-- which makes him incredibly valuable to the franchise as it goes forward
by Katey Rich August 12, 2013 comments
Enough, Wolverine! Here Are 5 Other X-Men Who Deserve Standalone Films
Remember back when X-Men Origins: Wolverine suggested that Fox would tell other origin stories? As bad as Origins was, I still believe in the idea.
by Sean O'Connell July 29, 2013 comments
Can The Wolverine Convince Other Superhero Movies To Think Small?
What set The Wolverine apart, and helped it earn significantly better reviews than the last standalone Wolverine effort, was that it was essentially a family drama dressed up as a superhero film. Logan travels to Japan and finds himself protecting Mariko, a woman targeted by the Yakuza because she's poised to inherit her grandfather's vast fortune. Every fight scene in the film is about protecting Mariko, or her sort-of sister Yukio. Every heroic decision Logan makes in the film is for the sake of someone he actually knows
by Katey Rich July 29, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: The Wolverine Slashes Way To Number One
The character Wolverine has racked up quite the list of movie appearances in the last thirteen years, from key roles in the X-Men movies and now two solo ventures. The latest, The Wolverine, arrived in theaters this weekend, but audience response might be enough to show producers it's time to let the character return to being just another part of the mutant pack.
by Scott Gwin July 28, 2013 comments
What's Going On In The End Credits Of The Wolverine?
Hopefully those of you who went to go see The Wolverine this weekend did yourselves a favor and stayed through the credits. As has become popular in comic book movies, the end of the new film features a little teaser of what’s to come in the franchise and is highlighted by a couple of cool cameos – but what exactly is going on in the scene? We’re here to break it down.
by Eric Eisenberg July 28, 2013 comments
The Wolverine's $21 Million Friday Box Office Is Weaker Than Expected
It will be an easy #1 for the weekend, given that it had pretty much zero wide release competition, and will still be among the year's 10 biggest openings so far, nestled between The Great Gatsby's surprise $50 million and World War Z's equally surprising $66 million. Fox had apparently hoped that The Wolverine could match the surprising success of World War Z
by Katey Rich July 27, 2013 comments
How Much Would It Cost To Own The X-Mansion From X-Men?
With James Mangold's The Wolverine out in theaters this weekend, the X-Men spirit is back around Hollywood and it's spreading. To celebrate the return of comic book mutants to the big screen, real estate website Movoto has created a special infographic that details the value of one of the coolest fictional residences in pop culture history: The X-Mansion, also known as the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning or the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
by Eric Eisenberg July 26, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Makes An Impressive $4 Million From Early Thursday Showings
As a standalone X-Men movie that's actually worth a damn, The Wolverine is already a rare success, and soon it will also be the too-rare good movie that's rewarded for it at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Hugh Jackman-starring superhero effort made $4 million from early screenings last night, putting it ahead of other big openers from the summer like World War Z and Star Trek Into Darkness.
by Katey Rich July 26, 2013 comments
Operation Kino 124 Review: Slicing Our Way Through The Wolverine
This week we've survived the bombing of Nagasaki and fortified our skeletons with adamantium, all so we can travel to Japan and review The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman returns to play the X-Men character for the seventh time-- which is crazy-- and we ponder whether this standalone effort, much unlike X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is actually worth a watch
by Katey Rich July 26, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Director James Mangold Says It Does Right By Women. Is He Right?
I weighed this against the comment that the film’s star Hugh Jackman made at the press event, calling women his character’s “Achille’s heel.” I realized that in The Wolverine women are shown to be as crucial to defining the titular character as his adamantium claws. But I battled with where they stood as being as “full-blooded” as Mangold claimed.
by Kristy Puchko July 26, 2013 comments
7 Things You Need To Know Before Seeing The Wolverine
The X-Men series has become one of the biggest and longest comic book movie franchises of all time. Launched in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s original, we’ve seen two direct sequels and two prequels since – and this weekend the universe is getting a little bit bigger. James Mangold’s The Wolverine will be making its way into theaters nationwide on Friday, but what do you do if you’re not totally up to date on your comic book and movie history?
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2013 comments
The Wolverine On Track For Solid $65 Million Opening Box Office
If you're seeing The Wolverine at midnight screenings tonight or at any point over the weekend, we've got you covered, with both a guide to the comic that inspired the film and our usual To 3D or not to 3D rundown to help you buy the right ticket
by Katey Rich July 25, 2013 comments
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right The Wolverine Ticket
At this point it's a surprise when a superhero movie isn't in 3D, so no one should act shocked that James Mangold's The Wolverine is coming to theaters this Friday and trying to get you to pay extra to watch it through those plastic 3D glasses. And hey, Hugh Jackman is back, and haven't you always wanted to see those adamantium claws in the third dimension? But as we well know by now, not all 3D is created equal. Is The Wolverine worth your cash?
by Katey Rich July 25, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Crash Course: 5 Comic-Book Facts You Need To Know
Let’s say you only know Jackman’s silver screen version of Wolverine, and you’ve never picked up an issue of The Uncanny X-Men in your life. Not to worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are five important plot points pulled from Claremont and Miller’s essential limited series that will help you appreciate Mangold’s The Wolverine, opening everywhere on Friday, July 26
by Sean O'Connell July 24, 2013 comments
Hugh Jackman Wore His Full Wolverine Costume At Comic-Con... And Nobody Noticed
Jackman's story sounds kind of fantastical given how incredibly popular he is, but having now attended San Diego Comic-Con for the last four years I can tell you that it's actually a fairly believable story. Between the insane crowds, all of the rushing around and the dank smell of nerd sweat that lingers in the air, it's occasionally hard to fully process your surroundings.
by Eric Eisenberg July 23, 2013 comments
How The Wolverine Is A Western Set In Japan, Inspired By Clint Eastwood
the Western and the Samurai movie are two sides of the same coin. No one is having to say this more right now than The Wolverine director James Mangold, who admits readily that his latest Logan tale borrows heavily from influences from East and West.
How A Comic Banned By Bryan Singer Led To The Wolverine
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The Wolverine Director Promises Bloodier Director's Cut, Explains The Surprising PG-13
“I’m very happy with the [theatrical] cut, and the studio was very generous in terms of letting me finish the movie as I wanted,” the director said, “but I do think we will have a slightly more violent version…let’s say an unrated, bloodier version.“
by Nick Venable July 23, 2013 comments
Famke Janssen Reveals How The Wolverine Ties Into The X-Men Trilogy
During a press conference in New York City that included Hugh Jackman, director James Mangold, and several key members of the cast, Janssen was quick to share—remarkably without major spoilers—how one film leads into the next.
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Wolverine Reviews
This Rotten heatwave has taken a toll on all of us East Coasters. I mean I’ve had to turn my air conditioner up to high for like four straight days and swim in my pool more than the usual twice-a-day dip. Hey, we all make sacrifices from time to time. It comes with the territory. As the heat breaks we have a light week for the Rotten Watch with Wolverine bringing his claws back into theaters
by Doug Norrie July 21, 2013 comments
20th Century Fox 2013 Comic-Con Live Blog
The 20th Century Fox panel is a bit of a mystery at the moment. We know we'll see The Wolverine and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But will Fox surprise us with X-Men and Fantastic Four news?
by Sean O'Connell July 19, 2013 comments
Wolverine The Musical! Will Claw Its Way To Your Funny Bone
And it’s not just Wolvie, either. He’s joined by a bunch of very smarmy Multiple Men, the Hulk, and Spider-Man, who loses his head over the situation. It’s a hit from beginning to end, and definitely edges out Jackman’s own version of a Wolverine-themed musical.
by Nick Venable July 19, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Villain Viper Tries To Tongue-Lash Logan In New Featurette
It’s hard to tell from the above clip, but it’s suggested that Viper works for the powerful Japanese man who brings Logan to Japan to repay him a debt by removing his mutant abilities to heal. That’s why Viper has Wolverine in a lab, right? That has to be the experiment that removes his powerful mutation.
by Sean O'Connell July 11, 2013 comments
Watch The Wolverine Survive A Nuclear Blast
As has been illustrated many times throughout the entire X-Men franchise, Wolverine has been alive for a long, long time. He was born in the mid-19th century and has been a warrior for almost his entire existence, taking part in just about every American conflict from the Civil War to Vietnam. But what you may not have known is that the immortal mutant was down in Japan at the end of World War II, and believe it or not he can actually say that he's survived a nuclear blast. Need proof?
by Eric Eisenberg July 10, 2013 comments
Latest Clip From The Wolverine Spills Some Blood At A Funeral
Scripted by Christopher McQuarrie with rewrites done by Mark Bomback, The Wolverine is set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand and finds our mutant protagonist still reeling from the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). His situation changes, however, when he is called to Japan by an old acquaintance who offers him the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to no longer be an immortal.
by Eric Eisenberg July 9, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Clip Flies Fast On Top Of A Bullet Train
The fight atop one of Japan's famous bullet trains has been heavily featured in nearly all of the marketing for The Wolverine, and you can't blame them. Even though fights on trains have been around since The Great Train Robbery, and made up the giant last act of last weekend's The Lone Ranger, a fight on a train that can go up to 200 miles per hour really is something new
by Katey Rich July 8, 2013 comments
Wolverine Is Pushed To The Limit In This New Photo
Wolverine is pushed to the limit in this new image from The Wolverine. Just what he’s pushing and why he’s pushing it is not something we’re likely to find out until The Wolverine is actually released in theaters on July 26th.
by Josh Tyler July 6, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Japanese Poster Holds A Few Interesting Secrets
Is that the Eiffel Tower reflected back at us in the sword? Maybe I’m just not familiar enough with Japan’s architecture, and it’s VERY possible that Wolverine’s sword is reflecting back a recognizable landmark from the Asian country. But I’ve studied the image in the poster, and it sure looks like the Eiffel Tower to me.
by Sean O'Connell July 4, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Cast Gets Deadly In Six New Character Portraits
Set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine begins with Logan (Hugh Jackman) still mourning over the loss of Jean Grey after her transformation into The Phoenix. He winds up being tracked down by a man whose life he once saved during World War II, and after traveling to Japan he is given an incredible opportunity: to be free of his immortality. See it in theaters nationwide on July 26th.
by Eric Eisenberg July 1, 2013 comments
Jean Grey Gets The Wolverine's Most Beautiful Poster Yet
Even though it's been overshadowed by the summer's bigger superhero movies Man of Steel and Iron Man 3, The Wolverine has managed to stand out in a crowded season by focusing on very specific, very beautiful art. Taking inspiration from its Japanese setting, the posters and ads for The Wolverine have mimicked traditional style but made them feel completely fresh in the superhero movie context.
by Katey Rich June 24, 2013 comments
Latest Wolverine International Trailer Is Filled With New Footage
The Wolverine finds Logan (Hugh Jackman) toiling in life, crushed by the loss of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). The story changes, however, when he is given the opportunity to fly to Japan, where he encounters a man he once saved as well as an enemy that could change his entire future. Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada and Brian Tee co-star in the movie, which will be in theaters on July 26th.
by Eric Eisenberg June 12, 2013 comments
Hugh Jackman Suggests The Wolverine Could Be His Last Solo Movie As The Character
While Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was unquestionably the most popular character of the X-Men trilogy, his first solo effort as the character put a pretty serious dent in the franchise. The film was a decent success at the box office, but it was torn apart by critics and left a bad taste in audience's mouths that some suggest resulted in X-Men: First Class not performing as well in theaters as all of the other movies in the series.
by Eric Eisenberg June 3, 2013 comments
Wolverine Slices His Way On To The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly
By the time James Mangold's The Wolverine will be released in July it will be the third superhero movie of the summer, having arrived after both Shane Black's Iron Man 3 and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but that in no way dulls our excitement to see the film.
by Eric Eisenberg May 22, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Trailer Finally Puts The Silver Samurai Into Action
We've got one superhero movie out of the way this summer, with Iron Man 3 continuing to shatter box office records everywhere, and the next one is coming up very soon, with Man of Steel debuting June 14. The only superhero mystery that's really left is The Wolverine, which brings back Hugh Jackman as the adamantium-clawed berseker eager, retreating to Japan and haunted by losses from the past and a desire to part ways with his own immortality
by Katey Rich May 21, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Set Photo Reveals Clashing Claws And Swords
Mangold sent out the image with the message, "Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend." Sanada plays Shingen Yashida, a samurai also known as Lord Shingen, in the movie.
by Eric Eisenberg May 15, 2013 comments
What Will Be The Summer's Biggest Movie? We Place Our Bets
Iron Man 3 is an enormous hit right now, nearing $1 billion at the worldwide box office and ruling the American charts for the second weekend in a row. The Great Gatsby opened just last week and managed to stun nearly everybody by making $51 million. Summer movies are there to entertain us, sure, but they're really all about the money, and even more than we want to know the true identity of Star Trek's villain or what's really going on in Edgar Wright's The World's End
by Katey, Kristy, Sean, Eric and Mack May 13, 2013 comments
Another X-Man Rumored To Cameo In The Wolverine
Back when it was revealed (via a Vine video) that Famke Janssen would reprise her role of Jean Grey in James Mangold’s upcoming The Wolverine, fans stopped trying to plot out which X-Men characters would cameo in the standalone Logan adventure. As far as they knew, the “riddle” had been solved. But has it?
by Sean O'Connell May 8, 2013 comments
Silver Samurai Poster Promotes The Wolverine With Art, Not Carnage
The image appeared courtesy of director James Mangold’s Twitter page, tagged with the message, “As we are beginning to offer glimpses of Silver Samurai, here’s a new great one sheet image for #thewolverine.” This Japanese watercolor-style portrait of the villain-turned-hero-turned-villain was almost definitely designed by the same guy who gave us a similar look at Wolverine himself last year.
by Nick Venable May 4, 2013 comments
The Wolverine CinemaCon Footage Features Leaping Ninjas And A Silver Samurai
There’s no denying that this still looks worlds more engaging than the mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it lacks all cohesiveness and doesn’t really clue anyone into the film’s storyline. They should have just showed a piece of a battle scene.
by Nick Venable May 1, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Japanese Trailer Thrills With New Footage, A Better Pace
It’s not that the footage shown in this trailer is vastly different. But the pacing of the clip is slower, more deliberate, and it gives The Wolverine room to breathe, which reminds me that Mangold knows how to direct a picture and, hopefully, he pans out as being the right choice to helm the first great Wolverine movie.
by Sean O'Connell April 23, 2013 comments
The Wolverine Gets Four New Behind-The-Scenes Images
Strangely, Twitter has become a surprisingly valuable resource for directors of superhero movies who want to get the word out about their films, and James Mangold has been getting in on the action as well with The Wolverine.
by Eric Eisenberg April 10, 2013 comments
Hugh Jackman Explains Jean Grey's Importance To The Wolverine
It's clear that Jackman and director James Mangold are bringing Wolverine to some dark places in this sequel, but also packing it with a lot of samurai fighting and a very fast-paced sequence on a bullet train, which Jackman calls "insane." We're still holding out all the hope we can muster that The Wolverine is a vast improvement on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but we're staying a little nervous too
by Katey Rich March 28, 2013 comments