Trivia: The Wolverine

  • Actor Allusion:
    • In The Stinger, Magneto warns of "dark forces approaching," which is from The Lord of the Rings.
    • Will Yun Lee previously portrayed another Marvel's Japanese ninja assassin in Elektra.
    • Hiroyuki Sanada plays Shingen Yashida, who uses a black armor very similar to the one Sanada's character used in The Last Samurai.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Hugh Jackman regained a ton of muscle after losing weight for Les Miserables.
  • Fake Nationality: Korean Will Yun Lee playing Japanese Kenuichio Harada. Wolverine himself, a Canadian played by Australian Hugh Jackman. Also Magneto, a German Jew played by a Brit. Averted with all the other plot-important Japanese characters being played by actual Japanese people.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • I Knew It: You will find very, very few people who didn't know who the Silver Samurai was going to be.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early drafts would have had Logan as the only mutant character.
    • Initially, Darren Aronofsky was chosen to direct the movie, but dropped out because he was uncomfortable working out of the country away from his family.
    • Guillermo del Toro was interested in directing the movie, but passed on the offer in order to make Pacific Rim instead.
    • Adam Ross, a sculptor at Legacy Effects, created a prop for The Wolverine that revealed a yellow and black costume, complete with Wolverine's trademark mask. It went unused, though it's possible it would have been used for when a repowered Magneto and a revived Xavier recruited Logan during the movie's epilogue.