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Is This The Wolverine Poster?

Although filming of Fox’s long-delayed The Wolverine won’t begin until later this year, after star Hugh Jackman wraps Les Miserables, we may — may — already have our first look at the teaser poster for the film, described as a “darker” take on the 1982 Marvel miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

Screen Rant has what’s purported to be an Instagram photo taken in the office of director James Mangold showing the sun at the center of Japan’s flag sliced by Wolverine’s claws, a nod to the film’s primary setting. At the bottom of the poster are the words “Rising Soon,” a play on Rising Sun.

The Wolverine, which Jackson has said will deviate from the source material, finds Logan traveling to Japan to battle ninjas and the politics of the Tokyo criminal underworld for the heart of his ex-lover. Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) wrote the first draft, with Total Recall screenwriter Mark Bomback brought in to take another stab following the departure of original director Darren Aronofsky. The film opens July 26, 2013.


  • Dekko

    It’s cool, but I wish that the claws were coming through from the other side.

  •ás-Britos/659901844 Nicolás Britos

     I THINK .just an opinion- that it tries to respect the “right to left” side of design, you know, japanese-wise.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s good but it’s most likely fan art.

  • Roger E Reed

    Would this be offensive to Japanese audiences? 

  • sandwich eater

    LOL at “Rising Soon”

  • Mel

    Snikt Snikt Bub

  • Sirnougat

    uh.. now imagine that were an American flag and see how most people would feel.
    I think this is either a fake or a very poor choice for a movie poster.
    I admit that it looks cool, but it’s hypocritical if we were to apply the same standards we have for our flag.

  • up2late

    …what’s offensive about it?

  • Cjorg2

    Based on how they horrifically behaved during WW2 I think anything that takes a poke at their overinflated self importance is both justified and warranted. 

  • Cjorg2

    Maybe they’d feel better if there were more Anime penis’s?

  •ás-Britos/659901844 Nicolás Britos

    I don´t think you want to start talking about history if you want to make a point concerning the respect you own to a certain flag. Being latinamerican, a place your country used as a playground for the most horrifing things during the 20th century, I could use the same standards toward yours. I´m not going to, basically because I´m just not that stupid,

  •ás-Britos/659901844 Nicolás Britos

     Besides, even if you were right, I would say that killing hundreds of thousends of children, babies, pregnant women, old people, disabled people, women and men in only two strikes, would make you “even”,

  • jimbo

    And you didn’t even mention Vietnam…