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The visual marketing campaign for The Wolverine has been unique and eye-catching. While we’ve seen a few standard posters, 20th Century Fox is really embracing this “Sumi Ink” look, which shows off the film’s Japanese setting. recently we saw a poster for Jean Grey in the form, but the Silver Samurai also made an appearance and of course, the big guy himself has had an ink-painted image.

Today we have three brand new posters in the style, for characters Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), Mariko (Tao Okamoto) and Harada (Will Yun Lee). Check them out, along with a brand new international poster, below. Read More »

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The Wolverine

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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The Wolverine has been delayed a couple of times over the past year, thanks to Japan’s weather and star Hugh Jackman‘s schedule. But with Jackman’s role in Les Misérables now wrapped up, the long-awaited superhero flick is finally coming together for a summer 2013 release. And as such, it’s just announced some key bits of casting.

Appropriately enough for a movie that’s set in Japan and slated to shoot in Japan, the first new names are Japanese actors. A couple will be recognizable to American audiences, while the others are relative newcomers. Still, it’s nice to see that the production actually seems committed to keeping things authentic, down to the casting. More details after the jump.

UPDATE: Shortly after this story ran, Variety got word that Will Yun Lee had been cast as The Wolverine‘s main villain, Kenuichio Harada a.k.a. the Silver Samurai.

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