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‘The Wolverine’ To be Set Some Time After ‘X-Men 3’

James Mangold, who is the director of the upcoming The Wolverine movie, recently confirmed in an interview with Empire that his film would actually be set after the events of the early 2000’s X-Men trilogy.  I guess he wanted to clear up any confusion in regards to The Wolverine being a prequel, sequel, or a stand alone flick in the X-Men universe.  I just hope it doesn’t suck.  You can check out his full statement after the break.  You’ve been hoping this movie actually has blood in it…

James Mangold from Empire

“Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all,” reveals Mangold. “Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.”

“That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline,” says Mangold. “I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie.”

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