The latest issue of Empire Magazine talks with director James Mangold about the upcoming, The Wolverine, film which is currently shooting. During the discussion, Mangold revealed that the film is not a prequel to the X-Men trilogy, as many assumed, but a sequel.
I'm kind of excited about that. Even though I didn't care for the movie, The Last Stand had a lot of things happen in it, and I've been curious to see a story take place after all of it. It's not a direct sequel, but it sounds like we'll see some of the ramifications.
The time line of this movie already doesn't make sense seeing as how there was a credits scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine showing him in Japan and setting up this movie. Hard to believe all the other X-Men movies happened between Wolvie's last solo movie and this one. But it'll all be fixed once X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out and pulls a Star Trek with time travel. Just sayin' and in theory.