The Wolverine is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series.
Stripped of his healing factor, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai while struggling with guilt.
The film's development began in 2009 after the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Christopher Mc Quarrie was hired to write a screenplay for The Wolverine in August 2009.
In October 2010, Darren Aronofsky was hired to direct the film.
The project was delayed following Aronofsky's departure and the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
In June 2011, Mangold was brought on board to replace Aronofsky.Bomback was then hired to rewrite the screenplay in September 2011.The supporting characters were cast in July 2012 with principal photography beginning at the end of the month around New South Wales before moving to Tokyo in August 2012 and back to New South Wales in October 2012. The Wolverine was released on July 24, 2013 in various international markets; and was released on July 25, 2013 in Australia, and on July 26, 2013 in the United States to generally positive reviews.The film earned worldwide, nearly 3.5 times its production budget of 0 million and was the fifth highest-grossing film in the series.The film was the first in the X-Men film series not to feature the word "X-Men" in the title.In 1945, Logan is held in a Japanese POW camp near Nagasaki.