Logan Gets Really Japanese in a New The Wolverine Japanese Trailer

Tao Okamoto and Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine (2013) Movie Image

Given “The Wolverine’s” heavy Japanese locale and storyline, I’m guessing the film will be getting a huge push from that part of the world when it opens this Summer. Check out a new trailer for the James Mangold film, featuring quite a bit of new footage if I’m not mistaken. I don’t read Japanese or understand, but is the movie actually called “Samurai” in Japan? It sounds like it at the end there.

Anyways, it looks okay, though you can’t help but wonder what a “Wolverine” movie would look like if Marvel actually did it instead of Fox. What if, what if…

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

“The Wolverine” stars Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, James Fraser, Tao Okamoto, and Hal Yamanouchi.

Slicing ninjas up this July 26, 2013.

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    The becoming mortal side plot is lame. Do we really need that melodrama in a Wolverine film? He just needs to kick a lot of ninja ass and duke it out with the silver samurai at the end.

    Everything else looks great though. So far, it still seems theater worthy.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      The thing is with Logan, yes you actually do need something like that. Otherwise as great as it would be to watch him kick ass all film, it’d be very shallow. The mortality thing is him just trying to be normal. At this point the man is over a hundred years old so wanting to die would definitely be something he may desire. That said we all know what will happen. Think Superman 2.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        i agree that it does need a side plot, but like you said, the mortality thing ends up being lame because we all know that he’s going to be “The Wolverine.” it’s artificial drama.

        Something more internal, like going to Japan to find inner peace and maybe not have to kill anymore, only to be drawn back into it. This is a conflict that all warriors deal with it.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          That would definitely be a better way to go, and I wouldn’t be suprised if that’s still aprt of it. Wanting to not fight anymore, but living forever wouls still suck. So Inner peace and ability to grow old and be content is what it comes down to. But like I said, Superman 2 all over again.

  • Juggernaut

    I’d really love to see some character posters for this. Mostly for a Silver Samurai one!