Due to my inability to be at two places at the same time, I’ve had to rearrange the schedule for this past week and this coming week and temporarily move Superhero news to Wednesday. Thus will be the same for next week. Anyway, here you go. A compilation of all things The Wolverine.
UPDATE: The Wolverine – International Trailer
Wolverine Images for the Week
Thanks to ComingSoon, Collider, and Slashfilm.
You can also check out the motion posters at Slashfilm
Some Tweets from James Mangold
— Oleg Gaiko (@movie_maniac_) March 16, 2013
The tweaser. vine.co/v/bDExaiMjJ1F
— James Mangold (@mang0ld) March 25, 2013
The Wolverine Action Figure
Wolverine here comes with three sets of hands — regular, with adamantium claws, and with bones claws — as well as a samurai sword. But it’s his three faces that offer the real play value, as long as you consider a 7-inches of fury a play value (and many people do).
On The Fight Scenes
Yun Lee (Silver Samurai):
I’ve seen playbacks of Hugh fighting different characters in the movie he’s no joke! He’s probably in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in all the X-Mens.
The fighting style in the this movie is very Japanese-specific. The movie’s stunt team 8711 is probably one of the best in the business. In training they beat me up all day and I could barely even walk home! Because we’re dealing with weapons like swords and Wolverine’s claws, even though they’re fake, you’re still just a fraction away from getting hurt or getting hit in the eye…I was like, ‘Oh my god, I better not miss my timing.
I don’t tend to think of that per se, but I do want the movie to have an intensity. I don’t want it to feel just like a CG fest. I think so much of what’s badass about Wolverine is his physicality: the sweat, blood, passion and anger. What we trying to do in terms of the action is restore, or even for the first time kind of explore his physicality on a more visceral level.
Hugh Jackman on the title:
I’m thrilled the studio called it The Wolverine instead of Wolverine 2, because we’re trying to set it up as a standalone picture. Tonally, it’s different from the other X-Men movies. It’s got massive action sequences, as people would expect, and it’ll be great fun. But it is a character-driven movie. It’s about a guy completely out of his element, in this world that’s foreign to him, and how he copes with that. I feel like we have the opportunity to deliver that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everybody wants to see.
Supporting Cast Talk About Their Characters
Svetlana Khodchenkova on Viper:
“Viper doesn’t really have many people that she cares about, most of them she just uses for her own purpose.”
Rila Fukushima on Yukio:
“My character’s very physical. Yukio and Wolverine have a lot in common. She really takes care of him and he also cares about her.”
Tao Okamoto on Mariko:
“She’s no pushover, either. She does some karate and knife throwing.”
Hiroyuki Sanada on Shingen Yashida:
“There’s a big fight scene between them. It’s the famous claws versus samurai swords.”