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January 25, 2013
James Mangold says ‘The Wolverine’ has a darker tone being set in Japan
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Director James Mangold revealed some details about “The Wolverine,” claiming that there would be a much darker tone and 90% of it would be set in Japan. He also stated that his intentions are to officially “reboot” the film with few tie ins to the first film except the role played by Hugh Jackman.
Mangold also elaborated on the Japanese aspects of the film and its influence on Wolverine.
I think the mixture of cultures will be an added dynamic to this film that wasn’t present in the first film. Wolverine’s time in Japan was a great story-line in the comics and could be quite engaging if done right in this film. Although Mangold wanted to capture some martial arts style fighting, he also wanted to preserve to the animal nature of Wolverine’s fighting style.
From what Mangold has stated, the film seems to at least be more interesting than the previous. Perhaps he learned from his predecessor’s mistakes and this film may do Wolverine justice. A trailer should be out soon according to Mangold but he didn’t specify what “soon” meant so don’t expect it in a matter of weeks.
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