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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Wolverine

This is a stand alone film, separate from the X-Men movies. This one centers around Wolverine, thus the title.
Summary
-After surviving the Nagasaki blast as a prisoner of war, Logan is vulnerable for the first time as he travels through modern day Japan to meet someone from his past, a Japanese officer he saved from the blast







Cast
-Hugh Jackman: Logan
-Tao Okamoto: Mariko
-Rila Fukushima: Yukio
-Hiroyuki Sanada: Shingen
-Svetlana Khodchenkova: Viper
-Brian Tee: Noburo
-Hal Yamanouchi: Yashida
-Will Yun Lee: Harada
-Ken Yamamura: Young Yashida
-Famke Janssen: Jean Grey

Did You Know?
-When Yashida was young, he gave Wolverine a katana sword with six Kanji symbols on it, which translates into "Never Died, Never Aged, Never Destroyed", which references Wolverine's ability to heal
-Hugh Jackman wanted to look as muscular as possible for his shirtless scenes. He resorted to a dehydration diet, common in bodybuilders. This involved him not consuming any liquid for 36 hours before filming any shirtless scenes. Despite feeling faint with headaches, he said he was satisfied with the results as it gave him the tight, hard muscled look he wanted
-The film was released in mid-September in Japan. This luckily avoided any issues with the August anniversaries of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
-Mariko repeatedly mentions nightmares involving a "kuzuri". This is the Japanese word for "wolverine"
-In the comics, Yukio was known for short black hair and black leather clothing. In the film, however, Yukio has long red hair and has clothing and an appearance inspired by Generation X and Japanese anime
-Rila Fukushima, who plays Yukio, spent a month training in swordplay for the film
-Almost the entire cast of the film is Japanese

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