New ‘Wolverine’ Image Reveals Bloody Claws; Trailer Release Date Confirmed [Updated]

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One thing X-Men fans have steadily criticized about the various film adaptations of the iconic Marvel Comics team is their depiction of Wolverine – and no, we’re not talking about the body type or hair styling of actor Hugh Jackman.

As a government-engineered killing machine, Wolverine’s Adamantium claws are about as formidable and deadly a weapon as they come; and yet, for all the times that Jackman has slashed his way through an X-Men movie action sequence, those claws have stayed miraculously clean of blood and gore.

However, today we learn that clean claws won’t be the case in the upcoming film, The Wolverine. We also know when the long-awaited trailer for the Fox’s superhero summer tentpole will debut.

Director James Mangold (Walk the Line) recently Tweeted that the trailer for The Wolverine will indeed come with G.I. Joe: Retaliation:

As for Logan’s bloody claws: A scanned image from a  recent issue of a magazine reveals Logan (Hugh Jackman) in his new black duds, standing in the aftermath of what must’ve been a pretty intense battle – because there is definitely blood all over his claws! Check it out for yourself:

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 Mangold and Hugh Jackman have told us on many respective occasions that The Wolverine is going to be gritty and brutal in its depiction of violence – while simultaneously pondering the meaning of that violence and Logan’s nature as an near-immortal killer.

Suffice to say that there are a fair number of fans who will see the images of blood on the claws and get a jolt of hope that this film finally delves into the character of Wolverine in a less… “fluffy” way than the original films did. I mean, even contemporary Marvel comic books  have embraced the bloody reality of what Wolverine can do:

Wolverine in Uncanny X Force New Wolverine Image Reveals Bloody Claws; Trailer Release Date Confirmed [Updated]

Artwork from ‘Uncanny X-Force’

Isn’t it about time we saw that reflected onscreen?

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The Wolverine will be in theaters on July 26, 2013. Stay tuned for the trailer to debut on March 27th.

Source: Total Film (via BD)

Update Source: Empire

Wolverine Artwork by Ankle Socks @ DeviantArt

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  1. in the great words of stone cold:

    OHHHH HEEELLLL YA!

  2. It’s about damn time!!

  3. finally!!! been waiting awhile for this trailer

  4. actually….its about dam time that we see the real wade Wilson and DEADPOOL on screen. The issue of Deadpool fighting Wolverine was outstanding and some kind of rivalry being on screen would be awesome if done right. The coolest and most movie worthy character still sits in movie limbo because Fox is stupid….chimichanga anyone?? at least show us the test footage that was shot!!!

    • I concur

  5. personal I wish they would final bring in a version of his classc duds, I mean the orange and black ones wouldnt look to bad….

  6. please reboot dis movie and give the part to tom hardy.he is short and much of brute

    • I wouldn’t want to see that. Tom Hardy shouldn’t get tied down to an ongoing franchise character that we’ve (quite frankly) already seen enough of over the last several years.

    • Tom hardy is still too tall for the character. he’s 5’9 while wolverine is 5’3. Remember, wolverine is shorter than every x-men female, except for jubilee. Hardy would been taller than jean and the same height as rogue. Personally, i would rather scott caan, as he is the only actor who I think (for right now) matches wolverine’s specs. Mind you, I said for right now, which means I am pretty sure there are others (especially unknown actors) who would probaly be a better fit than caan, but he sure would be in the running if I was the casting director for any movie that had wolverine in it. I say all of this in reference to a REAL x-men rendition being done, not the bland renditions that fox has done.

      Caan is a good fit because he is stocky, and he is 5’5. The only things he would have to do is bulk up a little more, and dye every hair on his head, face, forearms, and chest brunette.

  7. I just hope the blades actually line up with his knuckles and don’t move around when he moves his hands

  8. To be fair, the majority of his history in the comics as well as the cartoons have been mostly bloodless.

  9. I`d like to see him in full costume at least once!!

  10. I don’t care if it’s orange/black or yellow/blue costume, id just like to see Wolverine wear a mask atleast once.

  11. Deadpool end credits scene????? hmmmmmmm???

  12. Finaly the triler is coming out!!!!! Looks like he killed a bunch of cramberries with his claws

  13. Sounds like Wolverine will be a lot more bad^** in this one than in the others and it sounds awesome can’t wait for this movie and looking forward to the trailer

  14. “The Wolverine is going to be gritty and brutal in its depiction of violence”

    Umm, wasn’t the same thing said about Ghost Rider 2? Listen, in my opinion, I think fox is grasping at straws. So now bits and pieces come out about fox and their upcoming x-men and wolverine movies to what?…get people into theaters? Only for what?…to hear the same movie goers who know the characters complain that they were duped yet again for the 4th, 5th, 6th, etc time? So now everyone is supposed to be hyped about XDOFP because there is an article about apocalypse being it, when the movie in fact is more likely to be a dud (which I base on fox’s track record of their handling of the x-men, wolverine, and the FF). No thank you, fox.

    • How does what was was said about Ghost Rider Spirits of Vengenance have any bearing on what’s going on with X-Men films? Fox is providing the funding but Ghost Rider 2 and The Wolverine have two totally different directors, production teams, etc.

      • @ Ken

        It has nothing to do with with there being different directors and production teams, but my comment was about the same tactic used by studios to hype a movie that is not yet released by mentioning that certain things will be in a movie. I think you know it’s a hype machine. Ghost rider 2 was said to be grittier and darker, when in fact the movie was a dud. In stead of seeing it in theaters I saw it on cable, and I for one am glad I did not pay the 6 or more bucks for it.

        • Obviously films have hype machines attached to them. One film being described as “dark and gritty” when it really just ended up being another bubblegum turd does not preclude a different film actually being dark and gritty when it comes out.

          If a great production team puts out a film that matches what they say it would be, I’m happy.

          • Understandable, however, the fact remains the hype machine tactic is there, and movie goers should have a “buyer beware button” ringing in their head, particulary when they already went to see a certain movie because they were told certain things were in it, only to find out that they did not like the movie. It’s not like you can go back in time and get your money back (this statement is really not a pun, believe me). If I buy a car without taking the necessary steps to make sure that I am not buying a lemon, and I just so happen to buy a lemon, and it breaks down because it is a lemon, I will definitely be cautious next time and do my homework when it comes to me buying another car. the same method/thought process involves films, particulary those dealing with multiple sequels.

            “One film being described as “dark and gritty” when it really just ended up being another bubblegum turd does not preclude a different film actually being dark and gritty when it comes out.”

            It does when it is the same production company (Fox), running the same hype mill as they did with their past 3 or four films (x-men and wolverine movies).

    • Duped? Seriously? You think people still go into an X-Men movie expecting a scene for scene recreation? If you hated X1 and you keep going back, well you know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

      Singer has done a pretty awesome job with the X films he’s been involved with. Check those movie review sites for the general movie goers response. He may not have a short wolverine, or gambit and rogue together, but if we are saying any comic book movie which isn’t the same as the comic cant be good, someone might wanna let Nolan know he stuffed up.

      • The only difference is Nolan made some good movies. To me there hasn’t been a true X-Men movie made yet; and I’m sure that will continue after this next round of mediocrity.

        • By curing Bruce Wayne of his trauma, Nolan pretty much killed the spirit of Batman… but I agree, there hasn’t been a true X-Men movie made yet.

      • “Duped? Seriously? You think people still go into an X-Men movie expecting a scene for scene recreation? If you hated X1 and you keep going back, well you know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

        Avatar, stop it. I for one think you actually work for fox, because everytime I make a comment about how bad of a job they are doing with the x-men franchise, you seem to take issue with it. The statement above, which is from you actually makes no sense. First, I think we all know that Fox is not going to change from their bland rendition of the x-men frachise to something really stellar or epic. For articles to come out saying that Fox actually considered having Keanu Reeves to play wolverine, why then would I expect them to handle the x-men, the ff, and other marvel franchises with care? Therefore, no one is going back. I think you are also smart enough to know that some folks are going to mention fox’s past x-movies and use such information (as it pertains to them) to judge whether or not they will see any new marvel movie fox is handling. It’s only common sense. So your…”well you know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” comment (if you are pertaining it to me) has no place here. However, it does pertain to fox studios and their continuance of bland x-men and wolverine movies, so thanks for that.

        “Check those movie review sites for the general movie goers response”

        First off, the “general audience” more than likely would have liked his films because they are either not fans of the books or know nothing or very little about the characters. And since they know nothing or very little about the characters, they most likely would have liked a movie which followed the books as well, since most of the stories in the books are written well enough to where nothing needs to be changed, because they actually make sense.

        “but if we are saying any comic book movie which isn’t the same as the comic cant be good, someone might wanna let Nolan know he stuffed up.”

        I never said that. But here’s the thing, yet again…since many of the stories in the books are well written (make sense), why then change anything? Unless you are saying that the stories in the books are not good enough?

        • +1. my point exactly, the general audience don’t know the characters anyway so why not stay true to the spirit of the comics instead of, for instance, make Alex Summers the older brother??? those guys at Fox (Singer included) have no clue who those characters are.

  15. I like the approach to this. It has to wash the bad taste of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  16. After this movie, Wolverine will be a kungfu-fighting ninja samurai instead of a brawler like in previous movies. I can’t decide whether this is a good thing or not.

  17. A) he looks like one of the old bassists from Metallica LOL

    B) Trailer comes out on my B-DAY.. BOOO YYAAAHHH

  18. If there’s one thing that I can’t buy about Hugh Jackman, it’s that he’s somehow a bad a$$. It just comes across as forced. Reboot.

    • @ FILTH

      And that is exactly one of my reasons why I just can’t see him as wolverine. There are physical reasons (looks, etc) as well (as it pertains to him and the character itself), but he just does not come off as gritty or mean enough, even when he is fighting.

  19. Personally, I thought the last fight scene (the fight in the highschool) in I AM NUMBER 4 resembled something of an x-men fight. The way six was teleporting left and right and slicing up the alien antogonists was very cool. The CGI was on point, and the bright colors or red and blue were definitely were very good. Even Four’s show of telekinesis was nice, however, I think his hands should have glowed everytime he used his powers.

    The story was nice and the acting was not dry.

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