‘The Wolverine’ Full Trailer: Mortality Has Its Price

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 21st, 2013 at 12:21 am,

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Twentieth Century Fox brought back Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men films, to help develop X-Men: First Class in an effort to course correct the lucrative mutant superhero franchise which saw two non-Singer films in a row score poorly among critics. First Class succeeded and was critically acclaimed, earning itself a sequel that Singer is about to begin shooting.

With the first franchise spinoff, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, suffering similar problems as X-Men: The Last Stand, the studio and star Hugh Jackman wanted to do something entirely different for their second outing. After a few hurdles, including a director change, we find ourselves itching closer to the summer movie season where the standalone story The Wolverine will attempt to holds its ground against stiff competition in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 and Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel.

Does it stand a chance? The first full trailer for The Wolverine (above) is our first indicator and so far, it looks like an improvement. By all accounts, everyone involved with the production of The Wolverine knows and understands what’s not only important in telling a story about the Adamantium augmented, hot tempered X-Men hero, but the realize what went wrong with the origins tale from 2009.

BONUS: Check out the International Trailer for The Wolverine:

Never has Fox promoted a trailer for an X-Men film - which in itself is a promotion – as much as they have for The Wolverine. The week began late Sunday evening with new stills and new posters, followed by an unheard of 6-second sizzle reel which director James Mangold dubbed a “tweaser.” This was followed up by a larger, 20-second teaser trailer and a pair of awesome motion posters, all leading to today, for the full trailer release.

The trailer picks up where the teasers left off, showing more of Logan and his partner Yukio in action, carefully edited around other scenes of a prison camp and Logan seemingly losing his abilities. We now know how these scenes factor into the storyline (and timeline), but there are still some mysteries. The first official image of Viper did feature her with Logan in restraints (still don’t know what that’s about), while we have yet to get a full look at the villain, Silver Samurai. James Mangold also told EW that Viper “likes to play with toxins,” and that scene of her seemingly ripping her own face off certainly raises some questions (it reminds one of the character “Husk” from the comics).

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Outside of one poorly photoshopped poster, everything we’ve seen looks exciting, action-packed, and as promised, full of beserker rage. But most viewers were high on the trailers for X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well. Did The Wolverine trailer meet your expectations?

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold off of Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie’s screenplay. It stars Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rila Fukushima.


The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014.

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  1. @Rob Keyes
    I was really looking forward to ” Things we Learned from ‘The Wolverine’ ” similar to the ones for IM3 and MOS trailer. Oh well :(

  2. looks crap as expected
    fox give xmens rights back to marvel.

    • come in Leon….your not even trying to mask your trolling…how can you even say its crap based on such minimal footage? I want Marvel to have all thier properties back as much as the next person but Sony has done a great job with thiet properties minus X3; plus marvel hasnt always done a good job with theirs ala Iron man 2, Thor, and Captain America. if ur gonna troll at least dont make it that obvious.

      • i’ll agrea with ir0n man 2…. but thor and cap america were okay….not great but not bad

    • I’ve seen it, Leon is right.

      Two stars.

  3. Everyone knows that the X-Men without Wolverine there! A character in the history of film Marvel.Primul was very good, even if he had slipped in and I think it is good to have a continuation for the public requires. it’s a great opportunity to make money and get something of quality on the market, because Wolverine is a character that can remove ambele.Wolverine 2 will be (most likely) a success, as well as first and will be a great title among films of 2011.