Wolverine versus samurais. And a host of other bad guys too. It’s all teased in the first trailers for the much anticipated Marvel flick, The Wolverine. Having struggled with immortality and his love for Jean Grey, Logan (Hugh Jackman) travels to Japan to finally face and make peace with his demons. He’ll also face off with some unexpected foes. The film, based on a four-issue mini-series by Frank Miller/Chris Claremont, will include deeper character development (a staple of Marvel characters) to accompany the intricate swordplay and the sure-to-be abundance of action. Embedded are two trailers — domestic and international — that are sure to start the hollers that the summer blockbusters need to arrive sooner than later. Check them out!
The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto.
In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as 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 eviscerates US and UK theaters on July 26, 2013.