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:


 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:

Artwork from ‘Uncanny X-Force’

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


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