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Wolverine has his work cut out for him in his next film. James Mangold’s The Wolverine pits Hugh Jackman’s character against all manner of foes, include the Japanese underworld, Viper and Silver Samurai. Making matters worse, our hero no longer has his iconic invulnerability.
As the film nears its July 26 release date, expect a huge marketing push, which of course includes numerous more posters: Above, you can check out the banner and below an international poster featuring Svetlana Khodchenkova’s Viper and Rila Fukushima’s Yukio.
Meanwhile, Kenuichio Harada (Will Yun Lee), Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada) and Mariko (Tao Okamoto) join Jean Grey, Wolverine, Silver Samurai, Yukio and Viper in the ranks of the film’s characters celebrated with traditional Japanese ink wash art known as sumi-e.