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Official synopsis for The Wolverine slashes its way online

Aug. 16, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Well, it may not be Earth-shattering or too revealing, but at least the official synopsis for THE WOLVERINE lets us know "officially" what direction the film is headed in.  And it makes me quite happy.

Here it is:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

What "celebrated comic book arc" are we talking about here?  Well, it's been no secret that the filmmakers have been associating the project with the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller limited series from 1982, which puts Logan deep into samurai culture in a story about violence, love, and honor.  It's one of the finest renditions of Wolverine in comic form, so they've chosen some great material to work from.

Director James Mangold joined the Twittersphere yesterday and hit us with a few tweets that expand on the use of the famed limited series, with some specific names from the comic mentioned in key scenes as well as a very specific location, which should get fanboys pumped.

Have a look:

The buzz for THE WOLVERINE is quickly clawing it's way to the top.  I'm still a little nervous after the last outing, but with such a talented crew behind the film it seems to be shaping up in a magnificent way.  Fingers crossed.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, and Svelta Khodchenkova, THE WOLVERINE cuts into theaters on July 26, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else completely stoked to possibly see Wolverine slash up a bunch of ninjas? It's #43 on my bucket list.
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2:34AM on 08/17/2012
/facepalm Big synopsis right there. So basically, it's the first Wolverine....in Japan. I'm guessing Silver Samurai. As long as it's better than the first film, then I'm down.
/facepalm Big synopsis right there. So basically, it's the first Wolverine....in Japan. I'm guessing Silver Samurai. As long as it's better than the first film, then I'm down.
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10:09PM on 08/16/2012
I'll believe it when I see it. Nuff' said.
I'll believe it when I see it. Nuff' said.
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2:59PM on 08/16/2012
Lets slice some Hand ninjas into sushi!
Lets slice some Hand ninjas into sushi!
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2:18PM on 08/16/2012
After this, we need Ryan Reynolds in his own deadpool movie
After this, we need Ryan Reynolds in his own deadpool movie
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1:35PM on 08/16/2012

Anything is better than what we got is 2009.

All I remember from 2009 is a terrible over stuffed film with an amazing opening sequence. I still remember the terrible CGI on his claws when he first extracts them looking in the bath room mirror. That was also my first exposure to Taylor Kitsch. I feel that guy has a good performance in him but chooses terrible projects.
All I remember from 2009 is a terrible over stuffed film with an amazing opening sequence. I still remember the terrible CGI on his claws when he first extracts them looking in the bath room mirror. That was also my first exposure to Taylor Kitsch. I feel that guy has a good performance in him but chooses terrible projects.
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12:45PM on 08/16/2012

This is great news!!

I am excited and my expectations are very high....I feel like they are going to get Wolverine right this time around (compared to X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
I am excited and my expectations are very high....I feel like they are going to get Wolverine right this time around (compared to X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
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12:45PM on 08/16/2012

Dang

One of my favorite comics ever, if not THE favorite. Anticipating with bated breath.
One of my favorite comics ever, if not THE favorite. Anticipating with bated breath.
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12:41PM on 08/16/2012
My comic book movie of next year. Can't wait.
My comic book movie of next year. Can't wait.
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12:17PM on 08/16/2012
Disregard.
Disregard.
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12:16PM on 08/16/2012
Thumbs up.
Thumbs up.
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12:13PM on 08/16/2012
Darn, Mangold and Co. sure know how to get everyone excited! Expectations will be high for this one and I hope they knock it out of the park!
Darn, Mangold and Co. sure know how to get everyone excited! Expectations will be high for this one and I hope they knock it out of the park!
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