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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