The Wolverine

Trivia: SPOILER! There is a mid credits scene that shows Logan going through airport security 2 years after the end of the movie, where he encounters Professor X and Magneto, who recruit him for a new mission that will be in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Trivia: Guillermo del Toro originally wanted to direct the film and had talks with Hugh Jackman and the producers, but ultimately dropped out due to the massive time commitment the film required.


Trivia: Hugh Jackman wouldn't drink any liquid for a day-and-a-half before any of his shirtless scenes in order to take off any water-weight and give his physique an exaggerated "ripped" look. He said that the process was unpleasant and made him light-headed, but he was pleased with the results on-screen.


Trivia: The original ending featured Wolverine being given his classic comic costume by Yukio, but it was cut from the film.


Trivia: Reportedly, both the PG-13 theatrical and unrated cut of the film were screened for test-audiences, but it was ultimately decided that the PG-13 version would be released in theaters. The unrated cut was eventually released on Blu-ray, featuring a bit more violence and more visible bloodshed.


Trivia: Darren Aronofsky was attached to write and direct at one point, but dropped out of the project after six months. The studio reportedly didn't like his script, which was also far more brutal and featured heavy sexual content.


Trivia: The movie originally started as a prequel to the original "X-Men," but was retooled into a sequel to the initial film trilogy.


Trivia: The "Stanley's" whisky bottle is a small reference to Stan Lee.


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Question: Approximately what year is the film set? The adamantium would place it after the Origins film (which I believe to be set circa 1979) in which he loses most if not all of his memories. This begs the question, how is it that he remembers WWII and the atomic bomb?

Answer: The chronology of the X-Men film series is, to put it mildly, somewhat screwed up. The first movie was released in 2000 and is described in an on-screen caption as being set in "The not too distant future", which isn't the most helpful statement, could be two years, could be ten years, who knows. The Wolverine is set about two years after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, which is in turn about a year after the events of the first movie, so think about "the not too distant future", whatever that means, and add about three years onto that. This does mean that, yes, it is indeed set some decades after the events of the Origins movie, during which he lost his memories. It is, however, also set after a period during which he worked with Professor Xavier to regain some of his memories. It could therefore be suggested that Logan remembering his experience at Nagasaki represents that they had at least a partial success in recovering some of his memories.

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