Since word on The Wolverine first arose, fans have been wondering when the movie that centers on a centuries old mutant who is seemingly immortal would be set. We knew once-attached helmer Darren Aronofsky was shying away from the word sequel, and that part of the film would be set in in Japan. But even the surprise appearance of Jean Grey wasn't able to cement the new film’s setting. Thankfully, Jean Grey herself—well, Famke Janssen—was kind enough to set the stage for The Wolverine.
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. Minor spoiler for The Wolverine: Jean is still dead. But she appears to Logan in his dreams. Or as Janssen explains:
Janssen went on to say she was incredibly impressed at how Jackman and Mangold worked together to this emotional thread of Logan’s that was set up in the first three X-Men films. She went on to detail what a different experience making this film was from her prior Marvel movies. As her scenes in the film are only with Jackman, and essentially in the same dreamy setting, she didn’t have an insight into how everything else was coming together. It made seeing the final film a very different experience from seeing the first three. She said:
Janssen was also quick to share her thoughts about this film’s unique appeal:
The Wolverine opens Friday.
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