Director James Mangold on the set of 20th Century Fox's 'The Wolverine'.
It's always so refreshing to hear someone say they don't want to blow up the world, especially if that someone is the director of a superhero movie.
The third act, where so many other big-budget films explode, is where James Mangold's "The Wolverine" distanced itself from the rest of this summer's superhero flicks.
So just how did Mangold, the man behind such respected character-driven films as "Walk the Line" and "3:10 to Yuma," accomplish that? We got a chance to ask him just that, and so much more, while speaking with the director over the phone recently, on the occasion of this week's home entertainment release of "The Wolverine."
So, how do you go about making an "X-Men" movie that stands above the rest, but fits within the rest?
James Mangold: My own sensibility is just to enter the project doing what I do on any film which is trying to get inside a character. I'm very suspicious of movies that justRead More »from Q&A: Why ‘The Wolverine’ Director James Mangold Doesn’t Want to Blow Up the World