The new trailer for Marvel’s The Wolverine has just been released, this the second full trailer. Starring Hugh Jackman once again in the title role, the new film sees Logan on his continuing quest for answers, this time in Japan where he faces his greatest enemy yet; the Silver Samurai.

The film co-stars Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hal Yamanouchi and is directed by James Mangold.

The Wolverine slashes into cinemas this July.

 

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The first trailer for the much anticipated Wolverine film has now been released online. Starring Hugh Jackman in the titular role, The Wolverine is the second stand alone film based on the character. Following the mediocre return of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, the new film takes place in Japan, following Logan’s continued struggle to find mortality.

The new film is not a sequel to the 2009 film but does take place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand. Jackman is joined in the cast by noted Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada and Ralph Lauren model Hiroyuki Sanada. Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova plays Marvel character Viper in the film.

Originally slated to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film is now helmed by James Mangold (Walk the Line) and is set for theatrical release this July. The film looks more concerned with telling a great story than filling the minutes with Marvel characters;  a welcome change.

 

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New Wolverine film titled ‘The Wolverine’

Darren Aronofsky’s new Wolverine film has been given the official title The Wolverine. The director recently spoke to HitFix and along with divulging the film’s title, said the new production won’t actually be a direct sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as the titular character but the film will be a “one-off” statement, and that The Wolverine will not be a sequel in the “conventional sense”.

Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) is writing the project and Slashfilm rumours point to the following plotline;

Based on the Chris Claremeont/Frank Miller mini-series from 1982, Logan (Wolverine) is in the midst of a romance with a Japanese woman who is married to another man. To win her hand, he must literally battle her samurai-filled family.

An interesting turn and one that has us excited for the project. A gritty, less comic adaptation of a comic book … it’s worked before.

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Darren Aronofsky hopes to make Machine Man after Wolverine

With Black Swan currently whetting psycho-thriller enthusiasts, Darren Aronofsky has already made plans for his next, next film. Once Black Swan makes its theatrical debut this December, Aronofsky will begin work on the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine in March, but has disclosed interest in making a film based on a book by Max Berry.

The proposed film, Machine Man, will see him re-team with Black Swan co-writer Mark Heyman who previously worked with Aronofsky on The Wrestler.

Sources indicate that Machine Man will be a “cyber thriller” about an average engineer who is unhappy with his own physical shortcomings. He then creates cybernetic parts to enhance his frame but soon realizes more sinister motives behind those around him.

Details indicate the film is still far from production, which means Aronofsky can concentrate on the Wolverine sequel. Star Hugh Jackman has high hopes for the new director’s vision;

Aronofsky’s going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”

Yes, meat on them adamantium bones. That is what the film will most definitely need.

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