'The Wolverine' - Badass New Teaser Poster + On Set Q&A Recap
It's Wolverine time! 20th Century Fox ran a big promo today for James Mangold's The Wolverine, amidst the chaos brewing in the Northeast, featuring a live Q&A with actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold. The interview aired live online at 1PM PT today, and was broadcast online with fans asking questions. They've also debuted a kick ass painted art teaser poster featuring Wolvie with his claws out, and it's kind of awesome. In the Q&A, Mangold says they tried to make the film feel more "real" but without any "super-duper" abilities, and it'll have "long takes where there's a lot of badass stuff going on." Watch below!
Up first here's the full Q&A (22 minutes) with Hugh Jackman & James Mangold from the set, recorded live:
And here's the first teaser poster for James Mangold's The Wolverine, debuted in the Q&A. Awesome!
There isn't too much revealing information in this Q&A, mostly reiterating details including that this is set in the X-Men universe after all the other movies (as reported recently), and that it's a true adaptation of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's comic. "You have to seem lower, more desperate, more at stake than ever before." Mangold adds: "And more rage." They also take about rage, and anger, and how important its to capture the depth of the character. They filmed for 3 months between Japan, in Tokyo, at a bullet train station, and the rest in Sydney, Australia. "Japan, for this film, because a kind of Oz that Logan travels to."
Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, 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.
James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day) is directing The Wolverine from a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback who are adapting the classic 1982 story arc in the Wolverine comics, which takes our favorite mutant all the way to Japan. The cast includes Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rila Fukushima. 20th Century Fox is releasing The Wolverine in theaters starting July 26th, 2013 next summer. Check out this first look.