The Wolverine Movie

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Who's Involved:

Hugh Jackman, Kevin Feige, John Palermo, Jessica Biel, Will Yun Lee, James Mangold, Christopher McQuarrie, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Lauren Shuler Donner, Mark Bomback, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee

Release Date:

Friday, July 26, 2013 Nationwide

intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern-day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.

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Who stars in The Wolverine: Cast List

... Logan / Wolverine

Pan, Rise of the Guardians  

... Lee Harada / The Silver Samurai

Total Recall, Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation  

... Shingen

John Wick: Chapter 4, Life  

... Viper

Total Recall, The A-Team  

... Viper


... Yukio


... Noburo Mori

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Roswell FM  

... Mariko Yashida

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, She's Just A Shadow  

Who's making The Wolverine: Crew List

A look at the The Wolverine behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Mangold last directed Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Ford v Ferrari. The film's writer Christopher McQuarrie last wrote Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Top Gun: Maverick.


Lauren Shuler Donner
Kevin Feige
Hugh Jackman
John Palermo

Production: What we know about The Wolverine?

Key Facts

  1. In a recent interview with Empire magazine, The Wolverine director James Mangold said the film is actually a sequel to the last ensemble X-Men film. As Mangold said, "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."
  2. Taking place after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Loosely follows the early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller comic book miniseries. The original X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released in 2009 and grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2013 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2012 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.

    Principal photography concluded on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

  3. 2012 - October: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2010 - March: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2009 - August: The film was set to Development  status.
  6. 2009 - June: The film was set to Announced  status.

The Wolverine Release Date: When was the film released?

The Wolverine was a Nationwide release in 2013 on Friday, July 26, 2013. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The To-Do List, Breaking the Girls and Frankenstein's Army.

The Wolverine DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Wolverine was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 .

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