James Mangold on a harder-edged Wolverine

Exclusive: “I wanted his anger embedded in the film…”

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine heads up an X-Men special in the brand-new issue 209 of Total Film magazine.

Inside the issue, we look at the secrets of the mutant superteam, from behind-the-scenes snaps of previous X-movies, to a look forward to Days Of Future Past. Plus, we join director James Mangold in the edit suite to get the scoop on The Wolverine.

You can pick up the issue for just £1.99 on your iPad, but here’s a preview of what Mangold had to say about the adamantium-clawed sequel with added grit…

“That was definitely intentional,” admitted Mangold when we pointed out that the footage we were shown seemed to have a much harder edge than previous X-Men movies.

“I wanted his anger embedded in the film. If you were a mutant who’s never really found your place in the world, who’s lost everyone you loved, and who has been fucked with by the defence department [Wolverine’s near-indestructible adamantium skeleton is a result of shady military experiments], you’re probably going to be pretty angry…”

For much more from James Mangold and Hugh Jackman, pick up issue 209 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

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