‘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. This actually looks pretty good. I was kinda holding out excitement despite te things I was hearing about but this looks cool!! The last shot is epic.

    • Wait a minute! If he saved that old guy’s life, why is he trying to kill him??

  2. Oh *snikt! This looks good!

  3. Oh yea, this is the wolverine we’ve been waiting to see. Looking forward to the epic battle between wolverine and silver samurai.

  4. The train shot reminds me of the helicopter scene in origins, and that’s not a good thing. The trailer didn’t really feel epic like MoS for example but hopefully that has no bearing on the movie itself. After all, I remember thinking the trailer for Revenge of the Fallen was amazing and we all know what happened there.

    So to sum up, this is an absolute must see movie for me.

  5. Who does Wolverine’s hair? It looks so stylish :)

  6. Well this is definitely a shift in tone for the X-Men franchise. Looks much more serious than all of the other films. I’m actually pretty excited for this one as it looks like it will be one of those unexpected massive hits much like Iron Man. This is, in essence, the final part of the X-Men reboot so it should deliver.

    • I’m not too sure about it. I thought it would be grittier and more of a back-to-basics movie, instead it has the same shininess and sci-fi, chromed out, sterile laboratory feel that Origins gave off–special effects with no soul. I’ll watch it but I’m going to lower my expectations big time.

      • I agree. The trailer didn’t really do anything for me. The tone does feel a little more series but I also got that same tone from Origins so I might end up waiting to see what people are saying about it after it comes out. Right now it just feels like the same old mess with a “serious tone” LOL

  7. I hate to nit-pick about CGI but the explosion scene looks like one of the worst things I have ever seen on film. I know it is only a quick glimpse but if I can tell it’s that bad in half a second, then it is REALLY bad. The bad/off lighting in that shot makes me think of the crappy poster from the other day where Logan was “glowing”. I wonder if bad and un-natural lighting is some “artsy” decision gone bad (i.e. lens flares).

    Train scene does look unbelievable compared to most of the other action which looks pretty good.

    I’m kind of looking forward to this now. I kept my enthusiasm toned down (after X3 and Origins) but this is looking pretty good. Story doesn’t seem too bad either. Like I said ages ago, “Highlander with claws”.

    • @Zipper

      There’s still a few months before release. The CGI is always incomplete when they show the trailers. I’m sure it’ll be cleaned up by then.

  8. I may have inadvertently drooled on my computer keyboard while watching this. So excited! The X-Men movies were my childhood and I have higher hopes for this one! Almost as high as my hopes for Days of Future Past.

  9. was that other Japanese women, Mariko? if so that would be pretty sweet to see what they do with her. I have in all honesty not followed this movie very much despite loving the comics I’ve been more interested in MOS. but after seeing this I’m pretty pumped to see it, it looks like they are doing a more story based flick this time which is awesome since Wolverine is such a complex character, should be an interesting summer.

  10. Got to admit, I did not like it. It kinda rubs me the wrong way.
    And one thing I don’t understand is, if Wolverine becomes mortal, if he loses his regenerative powers, won’t he die right away because of adamantium that is poisoning him? I mean, he want’s to die, that is the point of this I guess, but as we see here he will lose his powers in the middle of the movie (but, I could be wrong). And when he gets the claws out his hands won’t heal.
    And one more thing, what about that kid that cures mutation from X-Men 3? He could make Wolverine mortal, so why does Wolverine says in the trailer that nobody can undone what was done to him? Or does his regenerative powers stop that mutation cure from spreading.
    Comics are weird man.

    • I do not believe that the adamantium in the movie universe was ever said to be poisonous, the process to meld it onto his Skeleton would kill someone with the healing factor.
      Regardless I don’t think he loses his healing factor, I am aware that he receives wounds in the movie, I will not tell you why I think that is in case I am correct and spoil the movie.
      Anyways no one gave wolverine a healing factor, he was born with it and its part of his mutation. So when he says what was done to him can’t be undone, I don’t think he’s talking about his healing factor.

      • He’s talking about the suffering he’s gone through in his life. Or the life he has led that cannot be “undone”. (IMO)

  11. Couple things, Viper’s character seems to have been tweaked from the comics. She’s behaving like a snake in that she can shed her skin or outer layer. That being said, she can seemingly alter her outer layer to whom ever she chooses… Basically mystique but with several limitations. Secondly, isnt a mortal wolverine kinda boring? I hate it when they gimp the main characters in order to show their “struggle”, hope he’s no a shadow of his full self for most of the film is all I’m saying.

    • At least he still has his claws and skills. Taking away his healing powers could work really well, or suck really bad. In the other movies he used the healing to his advantage (like the scene in the first one when he stabed himself to cut free). Without that, however, he now has to be more careful when he fights. There is actual danger for him (which is something we didn’t really feel in the other movies) now there could be some really good tension. This could be really cool to see, if it’s done well.

  12. So checking this out!!!

  13. Was hoping this movie would have been after Origin not Xmen 3 ahhh well looks great can’t wait

    • Right. Seems like more lazy writing to me

  14. The First half looks like the first 20 minutes of Batman Begins

  15. Oh yes, I’m definitely checking this out. Seems to be heading in the right direction. Only thing I’m worried about is that they’ll screw up the effects again. Th small glimpse of a green screen scene on that train was not very good, but then, they still have time to make improvements.

  16. not trolling but i was like this when orgin came out sooooooooooo im not hyping myself again saving it for evil dead and star trek

    • From some other sites online the reactions to The Evil Dead movie is pretty strong. The trailers for both ED and Star Trek seemed epic to me. They left me wanting to see more. With this trailer, it’s sort of like, eh. It has that Origins vibe to it

  17. Bada#% again seeing the hell out of it

  18. I know it’s one of the weaker X-men movies and isn’t amazing or anything, but I always kind of liked Origins. I thought they did a great job with Sabertooth, Gambit and Striker, and Hugh Jackman gave another great performance as Wolverine (and Patrick Stewart had one bada** cameo). I understand why people don’t like it, but I’ve never understood the hatred toward it (other than the fact that they took a sh*t on Deadpool).

    The Wolverine, however, looks freaking epic! Considering I actually like Origins and I think this looks ten times better, that’s saying something. And out of the five posters they’ve released, only one looks like crap, the majority of the marketing has been really good for this movie. Wolverine is one of my favorite superheros and I can’t wait for this 😀

  19. Love the character. Love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Love all other films with Wolverine in. But this… It doesn’t look like it will live up to the other movies. I really hyped myself up for this trailer, but was actually disappointed.
    But, of course I will be seeing this, and I will most certainly keep an open mind. Can’t wait to be proven wrong!

  20. International trailer showed a ton more!

  21. This might just be me, but I found the international trailer to be far superior to the domestic. I wasn’t that pumped about the domestic version… then watched the international and felt something completely different.

  22. Even if this movie sucks (which the fanboy in me desperately doesn’t want to happen), seeing Logan A) In Japan and B) fighting ninjas is worth the price of admission. And I got an idea of how it’s going to end.

    Anyone want to take a bet, he’s regenerative abilities will be slightly (but temporarily) hampered from his experience and we’ll end up seeing Logan with his eye patch figting in a bar in Madroor while looking for Viper. Again, WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION :))

  23. Sorry Madripoor damn iPhone auto correct

  24. My initial reaction is “meh.” I didn’t get the adrenaline rush the international Star Trek trailer or the Man of Steel trailers gave me. Still, I’ll probably check it out in July.

  25. Looks fantastic!

  26. In the words of WWE’s positive Daniel Bryan “YES YES YES YES!!!!”