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Silver Samurai Steals Spotlight in The Wolverine CinemaCon Footage


Fox has released dramatic footage from director James Mangold’s The Wolverine shown last month at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

At just 57 seconds, it’s brief, but delivers a throbbing soundtrack, great taglines — “The Fugitive,” “The Survivor,” “The Legend” — plenty of action, even if we’ve already seen most of it before, and a healthy dose of Silver Samurai, which is always a good thing.

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.

Opening July 26, The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

(via AMC)



  • Ernie Rothstein

    Hugh Jackman looks like a damn jackass with those claws… just use a damn sword

  • grazeem

    silver samurai looks awesome

  • sowat

    Was Viper peeling off her face…so they’re having her be like a snake? Ok then… anyway I think this movie will entertain on a mild level. I look at movies as just another interpretation of the characters, just like the various cartoons or alternate realities within the comics, so the movies don’t bother me too much. But I think a truly great Wolverine movie is something we’ll still be waiting on, and that movie won’t come until well after this entire iteration of the X-Men movie franchise has been laid to rest.

  • Jimmy

    Yeah Wolverine – don’t use those razor sharp, unbreakable claws that can cut through ANYTHING, not to mention can’t be dropped or knocked out of your hands. Use a sword!! Duhhhhhhh….

  • thesnappysneezer

    I use to be so excited about this film but it loks like they turned it into trash.

  • pharoahe22

    And that is based on what exactly? Them showing a compilation of shots from the action scenes? Come on now…I swear comic book fans are so negative and jaded these days.

  • thesnappysneezer

    It is a reflection of the films and the tones. I think Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap 2 and Avengers 2 look appealing though. This and Supes and X-Men DOFP, Spidey 2 not so much from what we see. I can tell they got it all wrong though from what I see. It doesn’t look like the film it was suppose to be at all. I will say alone this trailer looks better than the last one but that last one left such a negative effect on me that I lost all faith in this product. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised but I think the franchise would be better to leave Fox or ditch the world created in those X-Men films behind.

  • Gesus

    Care to explain further rather than random negatively?

  • Carol Robinson

    “It doesn’t look like the film it was suppose to be at all”
    which was???
    “I can tell they got it all wrong though from what I see.”
    “all wrong” …and your proof???
    stunning post saying nothing about nothing. gotta luv the internet. how many people can you say what you posted and not get a rebuttal, like “and you know this how”???

  • thesnappysneezer

    This film was more interesting from reports when Aronofsky was going to direct with the original McQuarrie script. The rewrite of the script by writers I do not like is something else that annoys me. The addition of Si;ver Samurai, and connections to Last Stand annoy me. This film has been changed from what it was suppose to be. It was suppose to be like Kurosawa’s Wolverine. Turned into something else. Hopefully it can retain some of what was there before but it has been mettled with, it stinks of studio interference.

    I am also upset off about Yukio’s new look. Not as infuriating as the new Fantastic 4 rumours though.

  • Victor Del Rio

    Great comics, like great books, rarely translate into movies very well and you throw in the inevitable variations to costumes, powers, origins, etc… Maybe its best to do their movies in groups (like the Avengers) to spread the disappointments (ie Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Punisher, – solo character movies) and highlights (having several characters with minimal solo time) out.