Wolverine Samuari

Man of Steel opens this weekend, but don’t forget you have one more superhero movie coming this summer. That’s James Mangold’s The Wolverine, the return of Hugh Jackman as everyone’s favorite immortal, adamantium-clawed X-Man. This time Logan, dealing with the events of the original X-Men films, finds himself in Japan and posed with an incredible proposition. If he can become mortal and live a normal life, would he give up what makes him special?

Of course that spawns plenty of mutant, ass-kicking action and this latest international trailer might be filled with the most effects shots we’ve seen from the film yet. Tons of shots of Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), massive battles, and a few previously released stunner moments featuring the Silver Samurai. Check it out below.

UPDATE: Check out the first TV spot as well.

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‘The Wolverine’ Trailer #2

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James Mangold took his sweet time releasing the first trailer for The Wolverine, but since then he (and Fox) haven’t been shy about showing off. The second domestic trailer for the comic book sequel, revealed today, has some more new footage still.

As if that weren’t enough to tempt you to keep reading, we also have two artsy new character posters for Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova). Check it all out after the jump.

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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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Thanks in a large part to James Mangold‘s Twitter feed, we’ve been fed a steady stream of Wolverine images for the last several months. Today we get to gorge ourselves on eight more, plus two new posters.

The new pics offer much better looks at the trio of formidable ladies that have entered Wolverine’s life — Mariko (Tao Okamoto), Yukio (Rila Fukushima), and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova). The posters, meanwhile, remind us that Hugh Jackman is really good at screaming with his shirt off. Hit the jump to check ’em out.

[Update: There’s also a new Tweet from the official movie profile announcing the trailer debut on Wednesday. See it after the jump.]

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The efforts to cast Viper in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine have been more publicly complicated than is typical for a supporting part, but it seems like things might be sorted out soon. Jessica Biel was brought up as a likely choice to play the semi-antagonist Viper, but those talks broke down, leaving the role open and Fox and producers looking at other choices.

Now Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova, who hasn’t been in many English-language films but did have a prominent role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (as pictured above), is reported to be the new choice. Read More »