The Wolverine Will Not Be A Prequel
Unexpected turn of events as director James Mangold reveals more.
In a surprising piece of news for the upcoming solo movie for the popular mutant, The Wolverine will not in fact be a prequel, director James Mangold has revealed.
"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all," Mangold told Empire. "Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him."
This is something of a surprise, with at least one scene seeming to take place in a Japanese POW camp in World War 2 - presumably these will be flashback sequences.
"That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline," Mangold goes on in the same interview. "I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie."
Whatever happens with this project, we're keen to know more. There's no solid word on a release date just yet, but we'll be sure to keep looking out for one.