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The Wolverine Details


A haunted Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) journeys to Japan to bid an old friend farewell, and gets drawn into a conflict involving ninja and yakuza in stand-alone spin-off set following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, and preceding the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story begins in Nagasaki. As a B-29 bomber appears in the sky and air-raid sirens howl, panicked Japanese troops begin committing ritual seppuku. Terrified, yet unwilling to sacrifice his own life, young soldier Yashida takes cover in a heavily fortified prison pit containing the immortal mutant Wolverine, who shields him from a deadly blast. Decades later, Wolverine has sworn off violence after he was forced to kill his beloved Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). He's confronting a hunter who has been using illegal, poison-tipped arrows when the sword-wielding Yukio (Rila Fukushima) comes to his aid, and summons him to Japan at the behest of the dying Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), now the head of Japan's largest and most powerful tech giant. Just hours before passing away, Yashida implores Wolverine to protect his granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamato), whom he has personally chosen to take over the family business -- much to the chagrin of her plotting father Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada). When the yakuza attempt a high-profile kidnapping of Mariko during Yashida's funeral, Wolverine comes to her rescue, and receives some much needed help from enigmatic ninja Harada (Will Yun Lee). Narrowly escaping with their lives, Wolverine and Mariko go into hiding with the yakuza and ruthless mutant Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) hot on their trail. But the battle is far from over, and with Wolverine's healing powers mysteriously diminished, he may not be able to protect Mariko for long. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 26, 2013


Hugh Jackman
as Logan
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Shingen
Svetlana Khodchenkova
as Viper
Brian Tee
as Noburo
Will Yun Lee
as Harada
Famke Janssen
as Jean Grey
Geoff Burke
as Bartender
Kuni Hashimoto
as Lead Officer
Shingo Usami
as Driver
Takashi Matsuyama
as Yakuza 3
Masa Yamaguchi
as Yakuza 4
Garret Sato
as Dying Yakuza


James Mangold
Hutch Parker
Lauren Shuler-Donner
Scott Frank
Mark Bomback
Ross Emery
Marco Beltrami
Composer (Music Score)
Michael McCusker
François Audouy
Production Designer
Stan Lee
Executive Producer
Isis Mussenden
Costume Designer
Chuck Michael
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Spicer
Camera Operator
Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman
Priscilla John
Jessica Kelly
Suzanne Smith
Yoko Narahashi
Philip Brennan
Visual Effects Supervisor
Martin Hill
Visual Effects Supervisor
James Bolt
Re-Recording Mixer
David Leitch
Second Unit Director
Donald Sylvester
Supervising Sound Editor
Guntis Sics
Sound Recordist
Ron Bartlett
Re-Recording Mixer
Sandy Grubb
First Assistant Editor
Nicholas Copping
Production Coordinator
Nick Nicolaou
Makeup Special Effects
Paul Katte
Makeup Special Effects
Paul Kirwan
Visual Effects Supervisor
Sheldon Wade
Ben Hatton
Visual Effects Editor
Tim Crosbie
Visual Effects Supervisor
Tim Gomillion
Sound Recordist
Deborah Antoniou
Second Assistant Director
Annette Wullems
Visual Effects Producer
Ineke Majoor
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Martin Wiseman
Visual Effects Producer
Jamie Stevenson
Visual Effects Producer
Jen Lamphee
Jen Lamphee
Hair Designer
Jennifer Mizener
Visual Effects Coordinator
John Berri
Associate Editor
John Berri
Visual Effects Editor
Kyle Gardiner
Stunts Coordinator