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Feature James Clayton 26 Jul 2013 - 06:58

With The Wolverine in cinemas, James considers the increasingly complicated timeline of the X-Men movie universe...

Snikt snikt! That's the sound of Wolverine baring his claws on the big screen once again. The Wolverine has hit cinemas, and Hugh Jackman's Logan is in Japan for more first-rate mutant mauling and slashing.

It's good to have the hirsute antihero back in theatres, and the Far East setting makes the return all the more tantalising. From Yojimbo to Zatoichi to Lady Snowblood to Lone Wolf And Cub, there's a rich wandering solo warrior tradition in Japanese pop culture. Wolverine is very much a kindred spirit, and it feels right that the ace with an adamantium skeleton has made it to the Land of the Rising Sun for some samurai battles.

Personally, I've missed him. Maybe it's the character or maybe it's Jackman's charisma, but I »

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