Thursday, January 31, 2013

"The Wolverine": A Frankensteinian Eternal Life

Sneak Peek a new official image of Hugh Jackman as the adamantium-clawed mutant 'Logan', in director James Magold's "Wolverine", based on writer Chris Claremont and illustrator Frank Miller's Marvel Comics "Wolverine" solo, 4-part 1982 limited series.

That story arc placed 'Logan', the seemingly invulnerable Canadian mutant with 'adamantium' retractable claws, as a 'ronin', or 'masterless', failed samurai, who hides a deep-seated code of honor underneath his rage. 

Logan begins a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is promised to another man, falling into conflict with her father, samurai-sword-wielding brothers and the deadly assassin, 'Silver Samurai'.

"...half of the characters in this movie speak Japanese, like a foreign-language superhero movie," said Mangold.

"Its as much a drama, and a detective story, and a film noir, with high-octane action as it is anything like a conventional tentpole film."

"Its about Logan getting lost in this very unique and insulated world of Japanese culture, gangster culture, and ninja culture.

"The fighting is going to be unique because it's all influenced by Japanese martial arts.

"I think more than anything 'Wolverine' is a character piece, asking really interesting questions, that are what pulled me in, about what it means to be immortal.

"What is it to live forever, when you lose everyone you've ever loved?

"What is it to feel the burden of saving mankind through all of its mistakes, over and over and over again. 

"What's the toll it takes on you as a living being that is somehow living this Frankensteinian, eternal life?"

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Wolverine" set video...