Jackman Calls “The Wolverine” A Stand-Alone

Those involved with James Mangold’s upcoming “The Wolverine” are distancing themselves from the poorly received “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” with Hugh Jackman telling Total Film that this is NOT a sequel.

“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture… With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic” says Jackman.

Set in Japan but currently filming in Australia, the film takes Logan back to the loner status he was at the start of the first “X-Men’ film. This means don’t expect a free-for-all of other mutants on the scene.

“The approach to character means we won’t be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it’ll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film” adds Jackman.