In an interview with Parade Magazine, Hugh Jackman revealed some nice details about his upcoming film, The Wolverine. Jackman told Parade, “Okay, the movie takes place after ‘X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.” More, less spoilery stuff, from the interview below.
When asked about the posters for The Wolverine, Jackman confirmed that the body is all him. “I keep thinking, ‘Come on, you spend millions on CGI, can’t you throw a quarter million my way for visual effects so I can eat pizza and drink beer and still look great?’ No, I had to do it the hard way. Let me tell you, at 44 it’s not getting easier.”
The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and is based on the miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In the film, he Logan is laying low in Japan, until he is brought into the Tokyo underworld where he battles a bunch of ninjas and, of course, Silver Samurai. The Wolverine is set to open on July 26, 2013.