The footage that has been released of The Wolverine so far really hasn’t lived up to fans’ expectations and there’s been a fair amount of fan skepticism as a result about the James Mangold film. We know the film is based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller‘s take on Wolverine before he made it big, but fans have felt the footage we have seen so far doesn’t entirely capture the dark, gritty quality of the comics and really just made it more Hollywood.
How much of the actual film will feel true to the source material, we don’t know. To be fair, the film makers do have to find a middle ground to make the film more accessible to the larger population – even if it has to take massive liberties with the heart of the story.
We’ve got a clip of a fight scene with our pal, played by none other than Hugh Jackman, on top of a bullet train. Whether or not Fox is releasing what they think is the best part of the film early to generate fan interest or they’ve still got some tricks up their sleeve is up for debate. Needless to say, it probably gives you a good idea of what to expect when the film hits theaters on July 26th.
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