It’s been made clear over time that Director James Mangold’s The Wolverine would stand on its own. The Wolverine is set to have its own identity outside of the other X-Men films and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the film Fox would rather forget. While not a sequel to any of the aforementioned films, The Wolverine exists in the same universe as the rest of the X-Franchise.
This year comic book fans will be saturated with a bunch of superhero films, and one that many are anticipating with much delight and a little nervousness - as it can’t possibly be as bad as that previous film which shall remain nameless - The Wolverine. Opening July 26th, the film is directed by James Mangold, who has helmed films such as 3:10 to Yuma and Knight and Day. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mangold discussed the film at great length and gave fans even more details about the film, which will definitely put any nervousness to rest.