First look–Hugh Jackman returns for his sixth run as The Wolverine

The Wolverine poster

Basically ignoring the first standalone Wolverine film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the new film, simply titled The Wolverine, picks up after Logan/Wolverine’s life was shattered from the events of X-Men: The Last Stand.  Based in part on the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller run on the Wolverine comic book mini-series from back in 1982, we meet a girl from Japan named Yukio who takes Logan to Japan for her dying employer, who looks like he’d pass for one of those villains with strange medical maladies like Dr. No.  Logan evidently saved this man’s life and he wants to return the favor by helping to make Logan normal.  With a taste of mortality will Logan really give up his mutant powers?

Wolverine mini-series by Claremont and Miller

Marvel Studios has released two full-length trailers for The Wolverine, a better and longer international version and a shorter U.S. version that doesn’t give much of the story away.  Check out the international trailer for The Wolverine:

And here is the U.S. trailer:

The best scenes appear to be Hugh Jackman taking on Ninja swordsmen with his claws. Watch those action scenes in slow motion–that’s really Jackman in there going head to head with swords swinging. this will be Jackman’s 6th stint as Wolverine for the big screen (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, and now The Wolverine).  Jackman returns again as Logan/Wolverine July 14, 2014 in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The Wolverine teaser poster

You won’t have to wait until next year for this one.  The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013.

C.J. Bunce

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