'Wolverine' Producer Reveals Why Logan Heads To Japan

The Wolverine

Just what is "The Wolverine" about? We know the movie takes place after the events of "X-Men: The Last Stand" and is set in Japan, but beyond that we're in the dark. Fortunately, producer Hutch Parker has given us a bit of context in anticipation of the movie's teaser, which is reportedly due out on February 12.

During a conversation with Empire (via Comic Book Movie), Parker explained not only why the Wolverine decides to go to Japan, but also why Hugh Jackman had been spotted on set in what looked like a World War II concentration camp. Find out what he had to say after the jump!

"We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn't fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki," Parker explained. "And the legacy of that experience - effectively Logan saved him - is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he's had."

He continued, "But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan, and to some degree the feudal history of Japan. The quality of this story is that it takes Logan on such a challenging personal journey. He's so in isolation, so out of his element. It's a much more powerful distillation of his character than you've seen before. It's why people have always love this particular story."

"The Wolverine" is due out on July 26.

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