Now that the first trailer for The Wolverine has already made the rounds online, The Wolverine is starting to shift into second gear as far as attracting attention is concerned, and lead star Hugh Jackman is not letting the opportunity go to waste as he further stoked the flames by mentioning Jean Grey’s involvement.
It should be noted the The Wolverine, unlike X-Men: Origins, is a sequel instead of a prequel, and will be set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, where Jean Grey met her untimely demise at the hands of Logan himself, after the latter has fallen under the influence of the Phoenix persona. Jackman says that it’s the one event that still weighs heavily on the heart of Logan.
“There’s no doubt that the most important relationship in his life is — we’ve seen through the movies — is his relationship with Jean Grey,” says Jackman.
“Yes, we saw her die at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, but in this movie, she has a presence which I think is vital to the movie, particularly for him confronting the most difficult thing within himself.”
The Wolverine opens in the UK on 26 July 2013.