EXCLUSIVE – The Wolverine Stands Alone

Mutants! Mutants everywhere!

An adamantium-enhanced Hugh Jackman returns to our screens in The Wolverine next month. He’s also reprising the role of the bequiffed beserker in next year’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Bryan Singer’s time-bending return to the X-franchise.

How will the two movies co-exist?

“Bryan and I have talked and he’s seen what we’ve done,” The Wolverine director James Mangold tells SFX. “Clearly the reality is that we are all trying to work together and make things groove together. But the trick is we were making our movie before Bryan came on and before I knew what they were up to in that film. Our agenda was always our agenda and our movie stands alone, so the journey we take Logan on in The Wolverine, we bring to a close.”

You can read more – much more – from James Mangold in SFX 237, which goes on sale this Wednesday 26 June. It also includes interviews with stars Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto  and Will Yun Lee, along with X-Men comic book writer Chris Claremont, writer of the acclaimed Japan-set saga that inspired the new movie. Look for Wolvie on the cover, bub!

The Wolverine is released by 20th Century Fox on 26 July