20th Century Fox has gone back and forth with the follow-up to its X-Men Origins: Wolverine, first with Darren Aronofsky as its director, and now with James Mangold (Knight & Day) behind the camera. With all that sorted out -- and star Hugh Jackman appropriately, well, jacked -- it's time to set a release date for this sucker, which apparently they have. According to Box Office Mojo, The Wolverine will hit theaters on July 26th, 2013, sliding into a late-July spot that's been friendly to comic book characters like Batman and Captain America in the past.
The script, which at one point was rumored to be R-rated, will follow Wolverine to Japan where he's suffering from amnesia and trying to make sense of his world and surroundings -- all while fighting samurais, the Japanese underworld and Silver Samurai. It's loosely based on one of the most popular Wolverine stories ever told, and it seems to be the one the fans want most. Will Fox be able to deliver a PG-13 rated version and still satisfy fan hunger? It's definitely possible, and the success of both X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes gives us a lot more confidence in a studio known for interfering a little too much when it comes to their geek properties.
What say you? Excited about The Wolverine? Can Fox make up for the mistakes made with X-Men Origins: Wolverine?
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I just wish Marvel would try picking an actual comic book story and sticking with it. Wolverine Origins was so drastically different from anything in the Wolverine comics. And don't get me started on X-Men First Class....
I think it should have two versions of the movie, both R and PG-13. Because Wolverine is a violent character and for us grown-ups we would like to see a grown up version of Wolverine. PG-13 is limited and you can't do anything and everything with it due to it's limitations and restrictions.
all I gotta say is they better not mess this one up. I enjoyed Origins, but the bar has been set pretty high. I'm holding out hope for a PG-13 rating, (so new fans can see t and be safe) but its its rated R I'll still be in.
Sum up- Can't wait.
I loved it too! And just as excited to see the next ...
I agree with Kenny. I enjoyed the Origins flick. And I am looking forward to The Wolverine.
You know. Not everyone hated X:Men Origins: Wolverine.
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