As The Lone Ranger just opened this weekend and The Wolverine is out on July 26th, we wonder where are the video game tie-ins? Well, at least in this case from Subway and V Energy, you get one giant, shiny online advertisement of a game.
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.
Remember the time not so long ago when a movie came out about a certain character who’s the best at what he does and what he does isn’t very nice and many fans (such as myself) hated it and tried to forget that the film even existed? Well, while fans are (cautiously) looking forward to The Wolverine’s debut this July, Marvel Knights Animation is bringing us a film about the Ol’ Canucklehead’s origins that we might actually enjoy!
In an exclusive interview with SciFiNow, Mark Millar talked about his role as creative consultant on Fox’s superhero stable. He revealed that The Wolverine was well along in the development process when he signed up and that the film is looking pretty good.
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.
Where are we? More like when, are we? Right? No. Look, while some of us are clearly still trying to wake up from our post-holiday, tryptophan induced turkey comas, Hugh Jackman has been doing his best to keep us all interested in The Wolverine. When prodded for details, Jackman revealed that the movie will take place after X-Men: The Last Stand and that “…there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.” I know it’s not a whole heck of a lot of info, but it’s fun to speculate and with some throwing the idea of Jean Grey coming back to haunt Logan in some form out there, well, that’s just silly enough to work, man!