X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an abomination to film. It’s easily one of the worst superhero films I’ve ever had to sit through and it really hurt the X-Men franchise until First Class came out of nowhere and revived it.
Naturally, I’m skeptical on the idea of sequelizing the film, because I’m much more interested in the prequel route, but that isn’t stopping director James Mangold from bringing the film to the big screen.
Recently Jackman discussed how The Wolverine will be different than any other X-Men film. I’d like to believe this as true, but I’m still thinking it’s just him trying his hardest to make us forget about the last outing.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic. The approach to character means we won’t be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it’ll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film.”
The Wolverine opens on July 26th, 2012.