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The Wolverine Unleashes Japanese Trailer (Now With More Ninjas!)

A new Japanese trailer for director James Mangold’s The Wolverine has arrived, and it offers a sleeker look at the upcoming Fox superhero movie. While the plot points shown remain the same — Logan somehow loses his immortality when he needs it most — the action sequences here are played up more, as is the film’s Japanese setting.

The Japanese name for this movie seems to be Wolverine: Samurai, so that should be indicative of the route this story is heading in. The new trailer ditches the flashbacks of Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey in favor of showing how Wolverine is affected by the loss of his healing powers and the loss of his friend. But it’s pretty clear from what’s been released of the movie that a larger story is unfolding we aren’t privy to yet. It seems unlikely that a bunch of people just happen to attack Logan right after he lost his ability to heal. That smells like a conspiracy if you ask us.

The Wolverine, which stars Hugh Jackman, Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee and Brian Tee, opens on July 26. Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.


  • Superman

    If I remember my Wolverine/X-Men comics correctly, wouldn’t removing Logan’s healing factor kill him pretty quickly due to the toxic amount of adamantium in his body?

  • Richard Marquez

    ^yup that’s right on the money^

  • Devil_Dinosaur

    Exactly. Plus, hinging the suspense on the possibility that James may die is absurd, as we all know he won’t.

  • JusticeBringer

    You’re correct.

  • Matthew Bagnall

    Yep, pretty sure we all know that the employer just wants to get Wolverines ability for himself.

    Wolverine will likely be stripped of his adamantium and his claws… I’m pretty sure he was seen with bone claws on set.

    Also… I’m about 100% sure that if Wolverines powers are the claws and his regenerative ability. What ‘they’ did to him was just the adamantium – so the entire reference to his ‘creators’ was utterly pointless.

    So to sum up;
    – Removing Wolverines healing factor would kill him instantly due to adamantium poisoning
    – Obvious villain is obvious the second you think about it (Even if they try to hide his face in the trailer)
    – We all know he gets the healing ability back at some point due to X-men lore + the fact there were 3 solo wolverine films planned.
    – Evil henchman is obviously a mutant
    – Train fight looks less realistic than the Spider-man 2 train fight
    – We know he fakes his death when the Ninja’s attack by exploding a transformer

  • Shamatron

    They always make stupid changes, I remember that the cool thing about the comic was that Yuriko’s father was so badass that he whooped Wolvie';s ass with a wooden sword, Am I right?