But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Just like the title loner, The Wolverine doesn't need any other X-Men for help.
Star Hugh Jackman says the film will work on its own without tying into any other movies. He says:
"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 film has been a long time coming for Jackman, who has been on board since the idea was made public 4 years ago. It's everyone else that's changed.
First Darren Aronofsky was attached, now James Mangold is finally making the vision a reality.
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) for a glimpse at what that vision will look like.
As you can see,
the Geico caveman Hugh couldn't be happier. The Aussie says:
"I'm just really glad it's happening. For a while it's felt like a rocky ride. I think it's the best idea we've had, the strongest script we've had and that now we really have an opportunity to make something really great. I've been waiting for it so long now. I think half the material in my one-man show is about the wait for The Wolverine!"
We're happy for Hugh but even happier for us! The movie sounds like it's going to me awesome!
Guess we all finally have claws to celebrate!
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