The heavily-anticipated sequel to X-Men Origins, The Wolverine has finally clawed its way out of development limbo, with shooting already underway. To drive the point further, Fox has also released a concise new synopsis that may help build anticipation for its release:
“Based on the celebrated comic-book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.”
Comic book fans will recognize that the movie is patterned after Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s story arc, which follows Wolverine as he travels to Japan and falls in love with the daughter of a powerful Yakuza crime lord.
Director James Mangold has also used his Twitter account to provide key updates to the project:
“Movies I think about as I make #TheWolverine, Eastwood’s Josie Wales, Powell’s Black Narcissus, Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Marnie, Vertigo.”
“Today I am starting an intense set piece of action and drama at the Yashida Compound set. Logan, Yukio and Shingen. Just finished pages. Made some tweaks. Scribbled out fresh shot list. About to head to set for day 14 of THE WOLVERINE.”