Once upon a time, Darren Aronofsky was set to direct The Wolverine, so when James Mangold took over the project we were at least hoping for some sort of edge or discernible style to pass its way on to the screen. Unfortunately, when we got our first two trailers for the film, it presented a comic book film like the many that came before it.
We’ve now got a brief new trailer, highlighting the footage out of CinemaCon and thankfully, by removing all dialogue, it has us about as intrigued as we’re likely ever going to get. Mangold has proved his talents before, so let’s hope we are mistaken and one can check out the new trailer and Japanese poster below for the film starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto and Brian Tee.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.
The Wolverine lands on July 26th.
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