The Wolverine Looks To Be More Stand Alone Than We Thought: Plus Jean Grey Gets Posterized
The Wolverine will be coming out in about a month and the press will be firing up in a major way over the next few weeks. Today director James Mangold revealed that his movie might be on its own more than we had originally thought. Then on the other side of things, we get a new Jean Grey poster in the amazing Japanese style we’ve seen before.
Speaking with SFX, Mangold was asked how his film and Bryan Singer‘s Days of Future Past will co-exist in Fox‘s X-Men universe. The director has said numerous times that he sees The Wolverine as a stand alone film that really focuses in on Logan‘s story and it begins and ends completely on its own. The director seems to hint there won’t be any ties to Days of Future Past:
Bryan and I have talked and he’s seen what we’ve done. 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.
With Singer‘s movie being heavy on the time traveling, it’s not really necessary for The Wolverine to tie into the bigger plan. We don’t even known what Wolverine we’ll be seeing. This could be well before the events of The Wolverine or years after. We don’t know, so it’s hard to judge Mangold‘s comments right now. In a more straightforward bit of news, Collider just unveiled a brand new character poster for the film featuring Jean Grey. It’s interesting that she gets her own posters considering her role was said to be no more than a cameo. Maybe she serves a bigger purpose than we had though. What do you think about the Mangold quote? Are you digging the new poster?