The speed with which interest in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine really seemed to deflate after the first trailer debut was pretty shocking. But then, that trailer wasn’t quite what people expected — the bullet chain sequence and the basic plot setup weren’t what many expected to see out of this Japan-set story. We still don’t know how the film really plays out, and won’t for a while, but after an intense swell of interest in The Wolverine I think the film has to regain audience trust.
There isn’t a lot of new footage in this Japanese trailer for The Wolverine — aka Wolverine: Samurai in Japan — and so this isn’t likely to be the trailer that turns things around. But the couple bits that are there might be of interest to hardcore fans. Read More »
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Last year at CinemaCon, 20th Century Fox previewed very early footage for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Attendees at the presentation were floored, and the buzz on all the blogs was that Pi was an Oscar contender. Some argued that April was too early to be calling for possible Oscar contenders, and they were probably right. We all know how that turned out.
This year Fox arrived in Vegas bearing another special preview: between fifteen and twenty minutes of the Ben Stiller-directed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (Stiller also stars.) Again, it’s April, it’s too early to make such claims, but the Oscar buzz has begun.
After the jump you can read my thoughts on the footage screened from Mitty, or watch a video blog I recorded with Alex from Firstshowing talking about presentations of footage from The Wolverine, Epic, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie.
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Does Mike Mingola think a third Hellboy will ever happen? Where can you see a sequel to Dredd 3D? What happens when Wolverine meets some Wolverines? Want to see a new photo from the mutant sequel? Is Bryan Singer playing jokes in the X-Men: Days of Future Past offices? Has a trailer description for Thor: The Dark World leaked? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
We’re well past the point of being gobsmacked by every new material revealed for The Wolverine and Star Trek Into Darkness; by now we’ve got a pretty good idea of what each film looks like. Still, for those who want to keep tabs on every new piece of marketing, here are new posters for each film, as well as sheets for The Hangover Part III, the doc Salinger, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, Neil LaBute’s Some Velvet Morning, and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. Read More »
Maybe it’s because Iron Man 3 is coming so soon, maybe it’s because we’ve started to speculate about the rest of Marvel’s Phase Two, or maybe it’s because X-Men: Days of Future Past is on the way. Whatever it is, my level of excitement for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine has started to dissipate in the last few weeks. It probably has something to do with the first trailer, which didn’t quite wow audiences, and seemed to go away from the original Chris Claremont story we’d believed The Wolverine was based on.
The film can certainly still save itself. It won’t be out until July 26, and the film’s director took to Twitter to show some interesting behind the scenes photos from the shoot. No Hugh Jackman here, but you do get an idea of some of the film’s gorgeous location filming and supporting cast. They’re extremely promising. Read More »
The 400th edition of Superhero Bits is here and it’s filled with four pages of the stuff you love. For example, want to see two brand new Kick-Ass 2 characters posters? Has an Iron Man 3 set visit been running on Disney Channel? How does Kevin Feige describe all the new armors in Iron Man 3? Did Hugh Jackman provide a commentary on The Wolverine trailer? How cool does The Avengers Marvel box set look in person? Where is James Gunn scouting for Guardians of the Galaxy? It’s all here and more in the very special, super-sized, 400th edition of Superhero Bits! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
The marketing machine for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine has spent the week so far whetting fans’ appetites with a steady trickle of stills, posters, motion posters, and very, very short teasers. Now, at long last, here’s the main course. The first full-length trailers for The Wolverine have arrived, and you can check them out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Wolverine‘s first real trailer drops this week, and its marketing team is milking that for all it’s worth. Yesterday, we got our very first taste of footage thanks to a 6-second Vine video posted by director James Mangold. Today, we have an “extended” teaser for the trailer that clocks in at 20 seconds. Which I guess makes yesterday’s clip the teaser for the teaser for the trailer.
In addition, there’s a new motion poster that should help wash away some of the bad taste left behind by the last two non-motion ones. Check it all out after the jump.
Update: Two more poster variations have been revealed and are below.
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