THE WOLVERINE Is A Sequel To X-MEN Rather Than A Prequel

By AMC October 29, 2012

Many people had been working under the assumption that the upcoming "The Wolverine", starring Hugh Jackman as everyone's favorite mutant, was going to be a sequel to the first "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" film, but a PREQUEL to the first in the "X-Men" trilogy.

Well, you know what they say about assumptions...

In a recent interview with Empire magazine, "The Wolverine" director James Mangold corrected said assumption by informing fans that the film is actually a SEQUEL to the last ensemble "X-Men" film.

Mangold is quoted as saying:

"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him."

The news creates all manner of questions about this film, specifically, as well as the broader implications about the evolution of the cinematic "X-Men" universe. For example: will we see any character resurrections?

We will keep you updated as details emerge.


Based on the celebrated comic book arc, "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 directs a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

Look for "The Wolverine" in AMC Theatres on July 26, 2013.

Source: Screen Rant

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