'The Wolverine': James Mangold Says...
Viper! Logan as protector of Mariko! Lethal Yukio! Director's pre-release walk-through of images from movie arriving in theaters this weekend
CapeTown, First Look, ... | The Wolverine rejoins Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, in Japan. He's now serving as a protector for Mariko (Tao Okamoto), the target of the Yakuza. ''At the
CapeTown, First Look, ... | Viper ( Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 's Svetlana Khodchenkova), a villainess straight from the comic books, is brought in to help another one of the
CapeTown, First Look, ... | Says Mangold, ''Viper views Logan like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry. There's kind of an admiration, a desire to
CapeTown, First Look, ... | While in Japan, Wolverine is befriended by Yukio (newcomer Rila Fukushima). Says Mangold, ''I would say they have a unique relationship. She's lethal herself.''
CapeTown, First Look, ... | Death, or Wolverine's inability to die, is a theme that echoes throughout the film. ''He realizes everyone he loves dies, and his whole life is
CapeTown, First Look, ... | A funeral at a Japanese temple is interrupted by an attack by the Yakuza which naturally brings out Wolverine's claws. ''There's an urgency and a
CapeTown, First Look, ... | Mangold stresses that Yukio can more than hold her own in this world of ninjas and mutants. ''She's a tremendous fighter.''
CapeTown, First Look, ... | Besides her butt-kicking skills, Yukio also has style. Says Mangold, ''I think she's both sexy and almost kind of sprung from the anime world. It's