Published On: Wed, Dec 26th, 2012

Hugh Jackman confirms ‘The Wolverine’ is after ‘Last Stand’ and gives cameo surprise

Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine for another solo film in “The Wolverine” and an undisclosed role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a sequel to last summer’s “X-Men: First Class.”

Official Hugh Jackman as Wolverinein "The Wolverine"  photo 20th Century Fox

Official Hugh Jackman as Wolverinein “The Wolverine” photo 20th Century Fox

Speaking to Parade Jackman reluctantly revealed a couple details about “The Wolverine”

“You want to get me into trouble, don’t you? [laughs] Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him.”

The “Les Miserables” star must address his physical appearance in “Wolverine” as the interviewer jokes about his abs being “painted on.”

“I keep thinking, “Come on, you spend millions on CGI, can’t you throw a quarter million my way for visual effects so I can eat pizza and drink beer and still look great?” No, I had to do it the hard way. Let me tell you, at 44 it’s not getting easier.”

One huge surprise for fans is that Jackman confirms another cameo.

“And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.”

The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto and Svetlana Khodchenkova.

The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

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  1. ‘Wolverine’ director James Mangold assures fans the film draws on Miller, Claremont source material - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] had already stated the film is post “X-Men Last Stand” and the “Walk the Line” director confirms the fact, but says it’s not a […]

  2. Rachel says:

    This Wolverine movie is just getting better; I love that it will be set after the events in Last Stand. A coworker at DISH and I have been endlessly debating on who we think will return. After being forced to kill the woman he loves, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to guess it will be Jean Grey. I am beyond excited to find out more, I have been re-watching all of the movies to try to refresh on the details. It helps that I can get the movies delivered in the mail, in just 1-3 days using Blockbuster@Home from DISH. I also like that if I absolutely can’t wait, I can exchange movies in a Blockbuster store. It seems like this movie will really deal with the guilt and sorrow that Wolverine is feeling. It will be interesting to see that vulnerable side to him, and to see if he can rise above it to defeat whatever is threatening him this time.

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