New ‘Wolverine’ Image Features Angry Hugh Jackman in the Shadows

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 2nd, 2013 at 5:55 am,

Hugh Jackman The Wolverine Suit New Wolverine Image Features Angry Hugh Jackman in the Shadows

Director James Mangold’s The Wolverine is highly-anticipated among Wolvie and X-Men fans alike, for reasons concerning how it serve as a bridge from X-Men: The Last Stand to the time-jumping First Class sequel, subtitled Days of Future Past, in combination with promises that Mangold and star Hugh Jackman are creating the definitive representation of Logan (following the swing-and-miss attempt with X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

We’ll see if everyone agrees with that idea, beginning with the trailer launching near the end of next month. In the meantime, though, we have yet another image teasing the film’s neo-Noir atmosphere and portrayal of Logan as a modern-day Ronin haunted by his past.

Previous Wolverine images, be they featuring Jackman shirtless or dressing with style (adamantium claws on display), illustrate the shadow blue hues and darker colors that reflect Logan’s internal turmoil, as he grieves after Jean Grey’s death in The Last Stand; not to mention, the Japanese setting and artistic influences which Mangold claims the movie is “dripping” with. The latest photo unveiled through the film’s official Twitter feed includes all that, with Jackman looking angry as ever – plus, a description teasing “The past is always behind you, but the memories still remain.”

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 New Wolverine Image Features Angry Hugh Jackman in the Shadows

This is my personal favorite of all the Wolverine images so far, but there is always going to be an air of uncertainty for me before sitting down and finding out if the actual film lives up to all the hype. So far, though, there haven’t been any major warning signs. That include Fox holding back on the trailer, which is just something the studio tends to do with its summer blockbusters (if you recall, both X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes went an equally long time before the first footage was unveiled).

It appears that Mangold is carrying over much of the substance from Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie’s original script (which fashioned the film as “Kurosawa’s Wolverine”), so that is encouraging. It also indicates many of the change made by screenwriter Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard) could just be focused more on strengthing the connection to the greater X-Men universe – for better or worse – and not dumbing down what McQuarrie was planning, back when Darren Aronofsky was onboard as director.

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The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold, from 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 26th, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014.

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  1. Someones about to die!

  2. Write the best caption for the new Wolverine immage:
    “sniff-sniff…What’s that smell?”
    “What did you just say bub?”
    “I’ll be back!”
    “I’m the best at what I do.”

  3. “I’m not leaving a tip, and you can’t make me!”

    or

    “Did you just pinch my butt??!”

  4. “You don’t like my hairstyle!?”

  5. I’m bringing sexy back!

  6. “I wish MARVEL studios would purchase my movie rights back so I can star in a better movie”

    • exactly!!!!

      • Dismissing a movie before it’s even released?

        • Lets see…….

          5 X-Men movies

          1 of which that was actually “decent”

          0 credibility for FOXs’ usage of the “X” franchise

          5+1+0= A definite reason to dismiss this movie so early.

    • I am really tired of Marvel Studios fanboys, are you guys studio plants or something.

      • Are you not tired of making pointless comments that serve no real purpose to the article topic above? If your answer is no then let me just say I’m not surprised.

        • Lets see……

          X-Men 1: good origin story, box office hit.
          X2: grate movie one of the best comic book sequels and a box office hit.

          X-Men First Class: better rotten tomatoes score than Captain America and Thor in that year.

          Spider Man 1 box office mega-hit and grate reviews, one of the biggest comic books movies of the time.

          Spider Man 2: Box office mega-hit and grate reviews again, grate sequel for a grate movie

          The Amazing Spider Man: solid reboot, decent hit and good reviews.

          6 good movies = credibility
          (I know that i include Sony’s movies, i am including any non Marvel/Disney movie)

          Those are the best Marvel movies that are not own by Marvel studio and Disney and in my opinion they are grate or at least good and some of then are better that the Marvel/Disney and if it wasn’t for the X-Men movies and the Spider Man movies they would not be so many comic book movies, they changed everything.

          Was that a pointless comment? You want something to serve real purpose to the article topic above, ok I think that the Wolverine Image is awesome, he looks more like Wolverine in this picture than in others so i like it. I hope that the movie is better than X3 and Origins, it looks better than those movies so I’m excited. I like the franchise, that is why I’m tired of people always complaining about every superhero movie That is not Marvel / Disney.

          Is my opinion, I thought I could complain about the Marvel fanboys at Screen RANT, my mistake.

          • Sorry, I meant to say “great” every time I said “grate”.

  7. So, just to be clear… Wolverine 1 is before X1… The sabretooth in Wolverine 1 is different than the one in X1, then Wolverine 2 is after X3 and Wolverine is confirmed to appear in X Men-Days of future past which should be before Wolverine 1, u know, with the bone claws…

  8. Looking forward to this movie

  9. I’m crossing my fingers. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was a disaster, and Logan should never be portrayed as cartoonish. Hugh Jackman is a long-time fan of the Wolverine comics, so hopefully he had a voice during filming. I still stand by my belief that Jackman really is the best Logan — it’s just that he hasn’t had the opportunity to shine bright enough given FOX and directors like Brett Ratner and Gavin Hood. James Mangold has some pretty good films under his belt (“Cop Land”, “Walk the Line”, “3:10 to Yuma”), so here’s hoping for a proper take on the Wolverine! If Jackman says it’s the definitive Wolverine, I’m inclined to believe it.

    Furthermore, I think the Japanese storyline was a good way to go. I read some of the comics from that time in Logan’s life, and they were amongst my favorite. Hopefully, though, there won’t be too much emphasis on linking the “improved” X-MEN story — because films can get bogged down when more time is spent linking to a franchise rather than simply following the character.

    I’m lying in wait for the first trailer. Hopefully it’s not just a teaser, because they could have already offered that. And I’ll be keeping an eye on SR for updated news.

  10. “I knew I shouldn’t have had that burrito.”

  11. “Did you just fart?!?”

  12. F**k yeah!!!!!!

  13. Hugh, it’s not you, man. I really mean that. However, you are not wolverine. We have been over this for years now, probably since 2000. It’s the studios fault for miscasting you, man, and for their weak presentation of the x-men universe. If I was doing the casting, I would refuse to have you play one of the most ferocious characters in the Marvel universe. You look nothing like him in height, build, looks, etc. Now I probaly would consider you for an audition to play gambit (maybe).

    Marvel, I blame you most of all because you handed over one of the most recognizable and intellectual properties to a studio who (in my opinion) only seems interested in making a quick buck off of said properties without adding any real substance and attention to detail(s) to said properties’ movies. Their past attempts shows their inability (whether willingly or not) to get it done right. Truly disappointing. I’m done with this. Is there a new Superman page up on Screenrant?

    • “However, you are not wolverine. We have been over this for years now, probably since 2000.”

      Im sorry, it sounds like you are talking for everyone, like its fact. Alot of people, myself included, really enjoy Jackmans portrayal of Wolverine. He has done an excellent job, which many have responded to in a good way. Considering how Origins was recieved, I think it shows how much people like Jackman that there is any interest in this movie. Im glad he gets another chance as Wolverine in a solo outing.

      • Exactly. I like Jackman as Wolverine and I liked Origins for what is was-a popcorn flick. But i’m sure that’s not what most X-Men fans wanted. Hopefully The Wolverine will be everything we all want it to be.

      • I understand completely in regards to what Mr Day is saying. It’s exactly why I have a problem with Jeremey Renner as Hawkeye. Hawkeye is supposed to be tall, out-spoken and cocky. He’s not short, silent and brooding.
        I enjoy Jackman as Wolverine, don’t get me wrong… but the true essence of the character cannot be portrayed with Jackman at the helm… he’s just way to tall and handsome to be a proper Wolverine.

        • Thing with concerning too much with the physical appearance of a character and the actor portraying them is you can get in to trouble.

          As we know Hugh is what 6.1 where as Wolvie is 5.5 /5.7 something like that. Well Tom Cruise is 5.5, he’s the right height… you want him?? No didn’t think so.

          Hugh too handsome, well unfortunatly ugly people don’t get to become actors and certainly not leading men/women so that’s a cross we have to bear.

          The problem (if you can call it that) with Hugh’s portrail is that Wolverine is the baddest ass there ever was/is/will be and all the movies have been family friendly, most bums on seats, 12A (i think you yanks call it PG-13) everyone come and see where as Wolvie is R rated all day long.

          We’ve had the breifest of glimps of the beserker (Guy in the Kitchen in X2, 2nd Wolvie/Sabertooth fight in Origins) but that’s it.

          Hopefully this performance will be badass, not sunday matinee

  14. Im going to go see this movie whether or not the paid critics approve of it or not.

  15. Wear your mask and I will be happy. I want to see wolverine not Logan for the 5th time.

  16. Wear your mask and I will be happy. I want to see wolverine not Logan for the 5th time.

  17. Two of my comments get deleted while the ones directed towards me(which were also negative maybe even more so)gets left untouched. Hmmmmm…… Am I sensing a bit of biasness?

    • @broadway – Yours were pending. I don’t check this live 24/7. You may occasionally experience some delay. You can always email me.

      Paul Young – Moderator

      • Okay. I understand. Sorry for jumping to conclusions so early.

        • @Broadway – No worries. It’s all good.

          Paul Young – Moderator

  18. Fo real. In a movie called the wolverine he better FINALLY wear the wolverine costume! No matter how ridiculous they think it might look.

    • The fact that so many people are quick to shoot down any costume idea from the comics shows their lack of imagination on how to make those types of outfits work on the big screen. It’s a good thing “they’re” not costume designers.

  19. Is anyone else seeing http://www.memes.at/faces/what_have_you_done.jpg for the second pic?

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