Thursday, June 30, 2011

"The Wolverine": Welcome To Japan Mr. Logan

Actor Hugh Jackman has confirmed that the next "Wolverine" feature film from 20th Century Fox, will start October 2011, based on the Marvel Comics character, that will not be a sequel to director Gavin Hood's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", but a stand-alone feature.

Sneak Peek first reported October 2010, that the screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie is based on writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller's Marvel Comics "Wolverine" solo, 4-part 1982 limited series.

In that comic book series, 'Logan', aka 'Wolverine', the Canadian mutant with 'adamantium' retractable claws, is a 'ronin', or masterless, failed samurai who hides a deep-seated code of honor underneath his rage.

Logan travels to Japan to confront the woman he loves and the man that would keep them apart.

Claremont introduced the villain 'Shingen Yashida', a crime lord that is Wolverine's physical better. When his foe is eventually defeated, Logan prepares to settle down into wedded bliss with 'Lady Mariko', but the presence of new villains threatens to derail the peace, leading to a climactic battle between Wolverine and the 'Silver Samurai'.

Also included in the stories are "X-Men" mutants 'Rogue', 'Cyclops', 'Storm', 'Kitty Pryde' and 'Nightcrawler'.

Jackman can be seen in a foul-talking, booze swilling, cigar chomping 'Wolverine' cameo in the current release "X-Men: First Class".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Hugh Jackman In "X-Men: First Class"...