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As the year rolls on more films will vie to be crowned king of the box office. One upcoming contender: The Wolverine, releasing July 26th. The film has a large roster of characters and of course each of these characters deserve their own poster. This is movie marketing in ‘Merica, folks.

In this gallery we’ve got six new character posters for The Wolverine featuring Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Will Yun Lee.

Are you happy with how these characters are being brought to life on screen?

Sources: Geek Tyrant

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20th Century Fox has released a new international poster for The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima (Yukio on right) and Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper on left). Based on the celebrated Chris Clairmont and Frank Miller limited comic book series, Wolverine, the movie sees our pint sized’ claw swiping hero fight ninjas and other nefarious villains in Japan. The official synopsis is below:

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.

Sounds scary doesn’t it. Hopefully this movie is finally going to give fans the Wolverine solo film they’ve been crying for since the first X-Men movie hit the big screen.

Via: Comingsoon

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With it’s release date more than a month away, a new international trailer dropped for the James Mangold directed The Wolverine staring the Hugh Jackman. With Logan’s last solo cinematic outing  a complete time wasting crap-fest unfit for human viewing, by the looks of it fans will be less disappointed when this one hits theaters on the 26th of July.

Hell this trailer makes the movie actually look like it might be pretty fun.

A healthy dose of new footage, including a lot of Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova,) some great action (Silver Samurai!) and a rather thorough outline of the film’s plot  packed into two and a half minutes does not erase the handling of Deadpool in Origins, but I am willing to forgive the use of a Black-Eyed Pea in the other movie now.

So, progress.

Here’s the clip:  (more…)

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***UPDATE***

***Director James Mangold posted a teaser trailer, click the link below.***

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We’ve got lots of new goodies coming from James Mangold‘s The Wolverine production. The latest movie poster above and a great spread appearing in Entertainment Weekly focusing on the female characters in the movie. We finally get some good stills of Yukio (Rila Fukushima), Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), and Mariko (Tao Okamoto). Three ladies that each make important impacts on Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) life.

There are some interesting splashes of color in the stills, Yukio is framed in red, Viper’s sharp greens and Mariko surrounded by school girl pink. If we suppose these things were actually thought of before hand and not just happenstance, then I suspect we can expect to see a much more stylish look at the world of our favorite Clawed Canadian.

Take a gander at the gallery below and let us know what jumps out at you in the comments section. The only thing I’m still bothered by is the blonde Viper. Hopefully the comic book villain’s trademark green hair and lipstick will make it into the movie before the end.

The annotated images are posted on the Entertainment Weekly post:

At the time this movie opens, there’s a kind of gangland war going on between law enforcement and the Yakuza, and there’s been a lot of kidnappings and extortion…

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[Viper] is brought in to help another one of the film’s baddies… [she] views Logan like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry. There’s kind of an admiration, a desire to destroy and a desire to consume and to have and to hold.

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A funeral at a Japanese temple is interrupted by an attack by the Yakuza which naturally brings out Wolverine’s claws.

Via: Bleeding Cool

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After nearly three long years of waiting, Marvel fans are finally getting what they’ve been begging for – a Wolverine solo feature that doesn’t suck. And it’s all thanks to James Mangold. With The Wolverine trailer releasing within the next month, James is deep into editing this action/adventure film. But he’s still taken a little time out to show us all one disgruntled looking Canuck.

From the editing bay, where the final cut of the currently unrated film patiently awaits, the director took to the film’s Twitter page to release a brand new still from production.

Featuring Jackman in the title role and at an unknown location (none of us read Japanese), the mutant warrior looks like he’s about clear the room with some of that signature rage. Just the way we like it. Here’s a look at the image along with a message from James:

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Just what is it that has our mutant hero all worked up in The Wolverine? Did someone accidentally spill his beer? Is an enemy from his past looking to settle an old score? Perhaps some jerk foolishly insulted the great sport that is hockey? Whatever’s going on in that shot it doesn’t look like it will end too well for whoever is in Logan’s line of sight and should make for some quality family fun for the audience.

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, starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee opens in theaters everywhere July 26th, 2013.

Source: /Film

There are some set pictures making their way onto the Internet today that show two of the villains from the upcoming James Mangold directed The Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. We get a first look at both the Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee) and (Svetlana Khodchenkova) Viper.

Let’s get right to the pictures:

The only troubling aspect that grabs me is Svetlana’s blonde hair. Viper has green hair and lipstick. Perhaps she makes that transition in the movie so I’m not gonna nerd rage, knock over my monitor and throw my bag of cheese puffs across the room.

The (back) of that Silver Samurai costume looks ass kicking, I can’t wait to see the fight scene between Wolverine and the Silver Sammy. I can hear the metal clanging, spark throwing, fight in my head now.

Get your thoughts out in the comments section below. Are you pumped for this movie or expecting another Ho-Hum yawner like the last one?

Via: CBM & Spinoff

There’s some new details about the currently in production The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold. The news comes directly from the Facebook page for the movie, but don’t get your hopes up. The page is depressingly lacking in anything besides the brief description below.

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

The page is only six days old, but one would think that the Hollywood powers that be a MGM could at least put up a post a day with some little tidbit, that’s how you build an audience. The page doesn’t even have the above approved and released to the Internet teaser poster above. It has the much lamer:

There was an additional nugget of casting news to be found buried in the page’s basic information section. Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will be costarring with Jackman. This could only be the much rumored and talked about role of Viper. At least that casting was settled before the production begins shooting in Japan.

Hugh Jackman recently talked with Total Film Magazine about the movie and what fans could expect.

“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic. The approach to character means we won’t be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it’ll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film.”

Lord of Kobol let it be so . . . SO SAY WE ALL ! ! !

The first movie had elements that sang and more that really tweaked off long time Wolverine fans, let’s not even talk about Deadpool. The script is based on the 1982 four issue mini series created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller. That’s a great read if you haven’t already enjoyed the book. The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26th, 2013, and also co-stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee.

Go ahead, lie down on the couch and tell your fellow NerdBastards all your feelings about the first Wolverine movie and your hopes and dreams concerning The Wolverine in the comments section below.