The first full length trailer for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman has finally hit the internet. I was expecting a lot more singing and dancing from Jackman, instead we get a lot of hard eyed glaring and kung fu fighting. Wait, I think I may be mixing up my Jackman trailer reviews.
We’re getting a good look at the main twist in The Wolverine‘s story line. What’s wrong with Wolverine’s healing powers and does Wolverine want to be human? Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
*Added Domestic Trailer that was also released, there are a couple of differences in the two.
Well, what did you think? There’s plenty of action, of course, and we get a little more of Rila Fukushima as Yukio. The train fight scene looks pretty intense, and the snow covered ninja fight scene looks to be off the kung fu chain, I tried to count the ninjas, but there were too many. Just the way I like it. Will this sequel erase the bad taste Wolverine: Origins left in most of our mouths?
The Wolverine slashes its way onto theater screens on July 26th. I’ll be in the theater about halfway back in a dark corner.
Spinning out of the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan (Hugh Jackman) travels to Japan where he falls for the beautiful Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto) to the grave displeasure of her father Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) and her half-brother, the fearsome Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). But this isn’t Logan’s first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun or his first encounter with the Yashida clan. Based on a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall )and the comic book by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.