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Hugh Jackman talks THE WOLVERINE – When it takes place and other details

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:03 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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We’ve seen loads of set photos from The Wolverine, and it looks like we were going to see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) across numerous locations. One of the settings we’ve seen is a Japanese POW camp, so some of the movie has to take place in the 40’s, right? While that may still be the case, it looks like the majority of the plot will take place in the modern day. We already knew that the movie was standalone and that there wouldn’t be many mutants, and it wouldn’t pay attention to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But the question remains: does The Wolverine take place before X-Men
or after X-Men: The Last Stand?

The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.

Speaking to Parade [via Bleeding Cool], Jackman reluctantly revealed a couple details about The Wolverine:

You want to get me into trouble, don’t you? [laughs] 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.

Further prodding got this out of Jackman;

And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.

Official synopsis for The Wolverine

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

I’m thinking the cameo is Jean Grey coming to haunt Wolverine. Or maybe Professor X coming to tell him he can’t hide from his problems.

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