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The Wolverine Photo Reveals a Sharp-Dressed Logan

Hugh Jackman thinks he might have finally gotten Wolverine right in the upcoming James Mangold movie The Wolverine, and we’re inclined to agree. Empire has officially released a new still from the movie that shows a suited Logan walking with determination. Lest you forget, the man can look good — even with his berserker rage.

“I still don’t think we’ve seen the definitive Wolverine,” the actor told the magazine. “And the longer I play the character, the more the desire to get him right grows. The more I speak to fans and explore his world, the more it means to me. I understand the character and the legacy and I don’t feel, up to this movie, that we’ve completely lived up to that. So that’s what I intend to do.”

Producer Hugh Parker, on the other hand, revealed the closest thing to a plot summary for The Wolverine since the movie was announced. It picks up after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand and doesn’t find the title character in a great place.

“And what you’ll come to find is that this is someone he spent prison time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience – effectively Logan saved him – is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, to thank him for the life he’s had,” Parker said. “But this gift draws Logan into a very complex and very unexpected world within both contemporary Japan and, to some extent, the feudal history of Japan. He’s so in isolation, so out of his element. It’s a much more powerful distillation of his character than you’ve seen before.”

The Wolverine, which opens July 26, also stars Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

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  • Duff McWhalen

    I really like Jackman and his interest in the project, but as a fan of the Claremont/Hama Wolverine, I don’t think “sexy” is the most faithful approach.

  • Ianwells87

    That so should have been the White tux

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6WB627FPPESQSJXE5ICAME653E Stable Master

    As a first step, he will need to shorten his legs by about 12″.

    There you go. Wolverine.

  • KraziJoe

    WOW! Logan in a suit…It says so much!

  • seriously

    why why why cant we see a wolverine costume in any of these movies???

  • Joe H

    Jacket is cut too long.

  • http://twitter.com/Homier Randy Homier

    Just like a real wolverine. 

  • WeaponX

    Because the costume is the least realistic part of the character. Nothing says stealth like bright yellow. And it would look rediculous.

  • Guest

    who says it would have to be bright yellow? do we have a grey and blue batman?

  • WeaponX

    Well by that deffinition we have had 3 movies of that.

  • WeaponX

    I mean three movies with him in costume. Unless its the mask you want which is silly since his hair is the same shape as the mask and doesnt make him look like a kid in his pjs.

  • Guest

    guess i have to spell it out for numb nuts here.  M – A – S – K

  • JackLesCamela

    Because costumes are lame. They’re fine for comics, where they’re used in the main to establish copyright. In the real world or on film, costumes don’t make much sense.

    The exception to this would be if the character is defined by his costume: Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. Wolverine isn’t a character whose look is more defined by his hair than his costume. He looks cooler in real clothes: leather jackets, boots, a suit.

    As far as his height, who cares? When he was created, nobody thought Wolverine was going to become the star character of the X-Men. He’s become a lot bigger (in more ways than one) than he was ever intended to be.

    Hugh Jackman’s performance isn’t likely to be equaled any time soon. I’m hoping there’s a sort of brutish Charles Bronson quality to some of the upcoming movie. Any fan who feels butthurt over the height difference really has no problems in life worth worrying about.

  • WeaponX

    Wow maybe you should learn to read while your at it. I mention the mask right above your post. I guess you were to busy chasing the short bus to notice internet muscles.

  • WeaponX

    And the mask would look d-u-m-b. wolverine’s badass not a 12 year old going trick or treating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexjholt Alex Holt

    I believe I remember a quote about the original film along the lines of “we tried getting everyone in authentic costumes but they looked like power rangers”.  Wolverine particularly is a bit problematic, you could probably pull off his ultimate costume no hastle, but that facemask is a lot more problematic…  Though I wouldnt be surprised if at some point in this film Logan sees a samurai mask with a bit of a passing familiarity to it…

  • LightningBug

    Wolverine looks badass right there. Kinda wish they’d throw an eyepatch on there, but then he would have to be in Madripoore and not Japan. I don’t think he necessarily needs his costume, but a variation on the brown look, or the X-Force design would work fine in a movie. It doesn’t need to be bright blue and yellow. Also, I’d love to see a mask, even for just a few minutes. Make it a pointy ninja mask and have him wear it in at least one scene and I’ll be happy. Not holding my breath though.

  • http://twitter.com/electrovampx Electro Kid

    Ok tell that to spiderman, the dark knight, and of course the avengers. You cant say that the costume isn’t shit when its what makes the character. I mean this is for kids its fantasy not lincoln or some other historical figure. 

  • http://twitter.com/electrovampx Electro Kid

    That costume is dope what you talking about and his suit is brown and orange when hes in Japan .. they can seriously give him a stealthy mask and brown leather suit.

  • JackLesCamela

    You obviously missed this part of my post:

    “The exception to this would be if the character is defined by his
    costume: Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. Wolverine isn’t a
    character whose look is more defined by his hair than his costume. He
    looks cooler in real clothes: leather jackets, boots, a suit.”

    Some characters are in fact defined by their costumes. Peter Parker without his costume and web shooters isn’t Spider-Man. Bruce Wayne isn’t Batman unless he’s wearing the cape and cowl. Steve Rogers isn’t Captain America without the union suit and the shield. Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man with out the armor.

    Logan without his X-Men uniform is still Wolverine. He isn’t defined by it at all and furthermore doesn’t wear it in Claremont/Miller miniseries anyway. Outside of a small coterie of comics fans nobody cares about his costume. They just want to see Hugh Jackman being a badass in Japan and taking on hordes of ninja and samurai.

    Leave the costumes to the Avengers. I’m guessing Logan will have a very western (meaning cowboy) feel to much of his clothes especially at the beginning, to highlight how much of an outsider he is in Tokyo. Hoping they go for a bit of Bronson in RED SUN with it.

  • Lead_sharp

    Like, Wolverine never wears a suit they will never quite understand this character.

  • Robert Marshall

    I want him inside me, no homo