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10 Things You Might Not Know About THE WOLVERINE (2013)

Ah, 'The Wolverine', not just your everyday, ordinary, adamantium-clawed mutant. But hey, when is Logan ever ordinary? Time to dive deep into this tale set in Japan, where Logan discovers there might just be more to life than an unbreakable skeleton and fancy facial hair.

Tales from the East: The film's storyline was heavily influenced by the 1982 Wolverine limited series comics by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. This series dives deep into Logan’s journey in Japan. Swords, samurais, and... snikt? That’s our Logan!

Aronofsky's Almost Adventure: Before James Mangold grabbed the directorial reigns, Darren Aronofsky was set to direct. While that would’ve been a swanky Logan-Black Swan mashup, Mangold's take definitely made us "mangolden" fans.

Not Hugh's First Rodeo: While this isn't a surprise, it's a delightful tidbit that 'The Wolverine' marked Hugh Jackman’s sixth portrayal of the character. And trust me, nobody's complaining. After all, six packs go with six films, right?

An X-tra Special Cameo: Near the film’s end, there’s a scene featuring a certain magnetising individual and a telepathically-gifted professor. This was a nod to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. If you blinked and missed it, it's time for a rewatch. And another. And...you get the drift.

Train-ing Day: Remember the high-octane bullet train fight scene? Jackman wasn’t just hanging onto a prop; he was atop a real moving train... sort of. While much of it was CGI, the actor did film on a set replicating train movement. Always knew Logan had a thing for theatrics!

Logan’s Luscious Locks: The film's hairstylists took two hours daily to perfect Wolverine’s iconic hairstyle. That's right, two hours to achieve the "I-just-fought-twenty-guys-and-ran-through-a-forest" look. Eat your heart out, hair gel commercials!

The Silver Samurai Twist: Fans of the comics might have expected a man inside the Silver Samurai armour, not a full-blown mech. But the filmmakers decided to supersize him, giving the villain an adamantium edge. Size does matter, at least when it comes to samurais!

The Alternate Ending: An alternate ending had Logan receiving a box with his classic yellow and blue spandex suit. As much as we'd love to see Hugh in spandex, the scene was dropped. But, for the curious cats, it's available in the Blu-ray extras.

Jean Grey’s Ghostly Appearances: Famke Janssen reprised her role as Jean Grey, but only in Logan’s dreams. This spectral addition was a nod to Logan's haunting past and the ever-present trauma he carries. Jean-lous of her appearance? Thought so.

Title Tease: Initially, the film was simply titled ‘Wolverine’. The ‘The’ was later added to show that this wasn’t just another Wolverine adventure but a more personal, introspective tale. Because everything gets deeper with ‘The’, right?

So, there you have it - a journey into 'The Wolverine', where the claws were sharp, the stakes were high, and the trivia was absolutely delightful. Keep those blades snikt-ed and stay tuned for more mutant mayhem!

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