Revealed: The real reason Logan's in Japan for The Wolverine

We've known for a while that Logan would be spending some time in Japan during the events of The Wolverine, but why is he there?  Director James Mangold told us why Wolverine was going to be so pissed off, but now it's producer Hutch Parker's turn to give us some insight into what Logan's going to be up to.

So what brings Wolvie to Japan?  Turns out it's less about the place and more about a specific person.  Parker has quite a lot to say on the subject, actually.

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. 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. 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.

It's cool to get some insight as to why we've seen shots of Logan in a World War II-era POW camp.  We wonder if we'll be getting a fair amount of our story told in flashback, or if it'll just be done in one shot.  Either way, we're seeing more and more that this adventure will tell a very personal story for Logan that is, blissfully, not just another origin tale.

(via Geek Tyrant)

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