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.