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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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The Wolverine is one of the mostly anticipated movies of the summer, and fans are hoping a return to form for Marvel’s fiercest merry mutant, and star Hugh Jackman is hoping for the same.

“I’m thrilled the studio called it The Wolverine instead of Wolverine 2, because we’re trying to set it up as a standalone picture,” Jackman says in a recent interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie) magazine. “Tonally, it’s different from the other X-Men movies. It’s got massive action sequences, as people would expect, and it’ll be great fun. But it is a character-driven movie. It’s about a guy completely out of his element, in this world that’s foreign to him, and how he copes with that. I feel like we have the opportunity to deliver that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everybody wants to see.”

And don’t think Jackman’s lost much in the 13 years since he first played the character. A lot of people thought there was some Photoshopped assistance in that publicity still, but Jackman’s co-star Will Yun Lee, who’s rumored to be playing the villain Silver Samurai in the film, says believe the hype.

“I’ve seen playbacks of Hugh fighting different characters in the movie he’s no joke! He’s probably in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in all the X-Mens,” he says.  “The fighting style in the this movie is very Japanese-specific. The movie’s stunt team 8711 is probably one of the best in the business. In training they beat me up all day and I could barely even walk home! Because we’re dealing with weapons like swords and Wolverine’s claws, even though they’re fake, you’re still just a fraction away from getting hurt or getting hit in the eye…I was like, ‘Oh my god, I better not miss my timing.'”

But is the viciousness of the fight going to be a pain for The Wolverine once the ratings board gets a hold of it? Director James Mangold doesn’t think so. “I don’t tend to think of that per se,” he says. “But I do want the movie to have an intensity. I don’t want it to feel just like a CG fest. I think so much of what’s badass about Wolverine is his physicality: the sweat, blood, passion and anger. What we trying to do in terms of the action is restore, or even for the first time kind of explore his physicality on a more visceral level.”

In other news, Mangold confirmed through his Twitter account (via Geek Tyrant) that The Wolverine trailer will be coming out in front of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on March 27.

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Meanwhile, to tide you over, here are some more images from film.

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The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee. It’s set to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013.

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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

We can now officially keep using the above poster when we reference The Wolverine as it is officially the official poster. Months ago it was leaked and I believe we had a consensus it was a pretty sweet design which is the first step towards this movie not sucking. I’m not saying it’s guaranteed or anything, but a well designed teaser poster is a baby step in the right direction.

To go along with this fancy, new, official version of the poster is the announcement shooting will begin next week! It’s been a long time coming for the kinda-sorta-sequel to Wolverine: Origins and in a new feature on The Hollywood Reporter star Hugh Jackman shares his excitement to begin and to be shooting in Australia,

I am so happy to be home, to be shooting a movie of this magnitude here at home is one of the great privileges I have had in my career. I have been working for 12 years on the Wolverine character and while the franchise will go well beyond me, it really has been the backbone of my career.

This one has certainly been the most interesting and complex of the superhero characters. I do take my career one (step) at a time and I feel like a golfer always looking for that hole in one.

The Wolverine is being directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto. Currently the release date is set as July 26, 2013.

Are you excited for a new Wolverine flick or should they bench him for a few more years? What about the story, supposedly based off Chris Claremont and Frank Miller‘s run of Wolverine that took Logan to Japan, is it a good choice?

Sources: CBM, MTV’s Splash Page