10 things you need to know about THE WOLVERINE

We bring you factoids about the adamantium clawed mutant’s latest film.

THE WOLVERINE, starring Hugh Jackman in (arguably) his most famous role, hits Irish cinemas this weekend. Movies.ie trawled through the internet and gathered together some trivia about the movie… The things we do for you guys!

This is the first time Wolverine will be in a movie without X-Men attached to the title.
…He’s still a kick ass mutant though!

THE WOLVERINE takes place after the events of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
… Good to know for context.

Both Guillermo del Toro and Darren Aronofsky were both attached to the film, at different times, but both left due to the amount of time the project would take, and the long overseas shoot.
… We suspect that both del Toro and Aronofsky’s visions for the film were very different.

Director James Mangold worked with Hugh Jackman in the past; he directed KATE & LEOPOLD.
… Mangold also directed GIRL, INTERRUPTED and WALK THE LINE.

Hugh Jackman said that for his shirtless scenes in the film, he wanted to look “as ripped and cut as possible”. So he adopted a dehydration diet (used in bodybuilding) where he did not consume any liquid for 36 hours before filming his shirtless shots. He said it made him feel “headachy” and faint but he was pleased with the results as dehydrating tightens everything up and gave him the exaggerated muscle definition and vascularity that he wanted to show in his shirtless scenes.
… Don’t try this one at home, kids.

This is Jackman’s sixth portrayal of Logan/Wolverine.
… He has been playing the role since X-MEN in 2000.

Filming was postponed on THE WOLVERINE, so Jackman could work on LES MISÉRABLES.
… Bulking up after LES MIS could not have been easy, so Jackman turned to The Rock for help, and ate six meals a day. Nom!

THE WOLVERINE was the first movie to premiere a (six second) teaser trailer on Vine.
… Tease!

The film is based on, and inspired by, the Chris Claremont Frank Miller “Wolverine” comic from the 1980s, which has an entire saga set in Japan.
… No spoilers though!

There is a mid credits scene that it is worth sticking around for.
… Trust us, we’ve seen it.

THE WOLVERINE is released in Irish cinemas on July 26th

Words: Brogen Hayes