So fans have been giving The Wolverine mixed reactions probably because of the messed up X-Men Origins plot. But just yesterday, Director James Mangold, through Empire magazine revealed a tiny bit of info but definitely a big game changer for the movie: The Wolverine is not a Prequel.
"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him."
source: Hewitt, Chris (October 25, 2012) Empire Magazine.
James Mangold actually don't want to be restrained of something that already happens in the future. So he really prefer doing something after a certain franchise. Good move in my opinion. And it also makes sense because the story this movie is based is indeed set on events after Logan met the X-Men, so it just makes sense if they will follow that idea. This also gave more light about a certain report about Famke Janssen, flying to Australia to shoot a cameo as Jean Grey. I can actually see that it is more sensible now and it may play directly connected to the next X-Men film (Days of Future Past). If we are lucky, we may find Hugh Jackman appearing again on that film with Famke and Patrick Stewart (Professor X).
Furthermore The Wolverine will be having a Live Chat soon with the Director himself, James Mangold and the movie's star Hugh Jackman. Here are the video invite and some more details about the live chat.
Fans around the world are invited to tune-in and participate in a live chat with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold from the set of The Wolverine in Sydney, Australia. This extraordinary event will take place on Monday, October 29th at 1:00 pm PT (Los Angeles time) / Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00am (Philippines) on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thewolverinemovie and the film’s official website at www.TheWolverineMovie.com. Marvel’s own Agent M will host and provide fans special access to this highly anticipated movie.
Have questions about the The Wolverine’s epic story and thrilling action? Visit The Wolverine on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about this exciting opportunity and submit questions for the chance to have them presented to Jackman and Mangold.
Be sure to include #TheWolverineMovie when sending questions.
The live chat will be available across all The Wolverine, X-Men and Marvel social pages; additionally Hugh Jackman and James Mangold will provide the chat directly to their fans.
Official Site: www.TheWolverineMovie.com
Perhaps you can ask them more information about the movie on that event. Opening in Philippine cinemas on July 25, 2013, from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.