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The Wolverine Details

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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

Crew

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