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'The Wolverine' Director James Mangold on Making a New Kind of Superhero Movie

by Jordan Hoffman July 24, 2013 @ 7:16 AM
20th Century Fox
'The Wolverine' is not what you expect. It is very much a self-contained, somewhat “smaller” superhero movie. More straightforward thriller/noir/espionage film than CGI-heavy slugfest. It's less of a surprise, however, when you look at director James Mangold's body of work.
From 'Cop Land' to 'Girl, Interrupted' to '3:10 To Yuma' to 'Walk the Line' to 'Knight and Day' (which I really liked, by the way) to 'Identity' to 'Heavy,' he's had a go at nearly every genre. Now he's teamed up with Hugh Jackman, taking Logan from atop a hermit's mountain to the bullet trains of Japan.
I had the good fortune to speak with Mangold recently, and he really knows his stuff when it comes to movies.

Comic-Con 2013: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Panel Confirms Mysterious Roles, Debuts First Footage and More!

by Nick Romano July 20, 2013 @ 7:06 PM
Bryan Singer
The Comic-Con 2013 panel from 20th Century Fox was pegged as a must-see event at the convention; not only were fans foaming at the mouth for the latest offerings from 'The Wolverine' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' -- the former prepping for release on July 26 -- but also for some sort of reveal for Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'

'The Wolverine' Poster Shows Off the New Women in Hugh Jackman's Life

by Jacob Hall June 25, 2013 @ 10:22 AM
20th Century Fox
With its release date only a month away, 'The Wolverine' has unleashed yet another new poster on an unsuspecting populace, reminding us that this summer isn't just about 'Iron Man 3' and 'Man of Steel.' The poster doesn't reinvent the wheel in any way, but has everything you need to sell this movie: Hugh Jackman's physique, that same cityscape we've definitely seen before, and two gorgeous women.

'The Wolverine' Is the Lone Wolf of the 'X-Men' Movies, Insists James Mangold

by Jacob Hall June 24, 2013 @ 10:40 AM
While Marvel and Disney are making a fortune by tying together their superhero movies with an increasingly complicated chronology, it must be tempting for 20th Century Fox to look at the 'X-Men' movies in a similar way. However, director James Mangold has come out and made it pretty clear that the upcoming 'The Wolverine' will be its own thing, functioning as a standalone film first and foremost.

New 'Wolverine' Pics Go Behind the Scenes, Plus a New Look at 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2013 @ 2:14 PM
20th Century Fox/Sony
'The Wolverine' director James Mangold and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb haven't been shy about using social media to share sneak peeks of their upcoming superhero projects, dropping hints and images straight from their respective sets and into the Twitter timelines of fans. Today saw both filmmakers share a few new photos, which you can check out below.