Okay, the less said about X-Men Origins: Wolverine the better. The story was a complete mess, but it did have some good casting in the form of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth. This summer, 20th Century Fox is going to attempt to do the mutant hero justice with a new film directed by James Mangold, of 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line and Girl, Interrupted previously.
Taking place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine ventures to modern-day Japan where, according to the official film synopsis, he will “face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.”
Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) came up with the story, which gets its origin from Chris Claremont’s celebrated Wolverine comic-book story arc. The script was fleshed out by Mark Bomback, who most recently wrote the screenplays for Total Recall (2012) and Unstoppable.
The Wolverine opens in theaters on July 26, 2013.
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