New ‘Wolverine’ Hi-Res Image Gallery – Logan Encounters Friends and Foes in Japan

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Fox didn’t initiate the official marketing campaign for this July’s release of The Wolverine until a few weeks ago, which in part accounts for the X-Men flick failing to secure a spot on Fandango’s top 10 anticipated Summer 2013 movies.

However, comic book fans are keeping a close eye on how this installment comes together, for reasons that include wanting to maintain forward momentum after the positively-received X-Men: First Class, and not repeat the fiasco that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not to mention, the basis for this film is the beloved “Wolverine” mini-series written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller.

The Wolverine trailer has kept people interested, but it’s not gone over so well that any doubts or concerns are now restricted to a small minority of fans; though, the consensus remains optimistic, in part due to how this X-Men movie ties back to Logan’s (Hugh Jackman) experiences in X-Men: The Last Stand. Moreover, the overall visual style and thematic emphasis favored by director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day) seems like the proper way to go about telling a story where Wolvie wrestles with the down side of immortality, as presented within the context of a neo-Noir adventure set in modern Japan.

Case in point: check out a couple brand-new Wolverine images – and the high-resolution, non-watermarked versions of those previously unveiled – by clicking through the gallery below:

There’s very much a sense of time and place apparent in these Wolverine images, through the use of real-life Tokyo locations and production design from Francois Audouy (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter); not to mention, the modern, yet colorful and stylized, wardrobe favored for Logan, as well as the Japanese warrior lady Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and femme fatale Viper (Sventlana Khodchenkova), which were fashioned by the costume designer Isis Mussenden (The Chronicles of Narnia), based on the original comic book designs.

So far, the film really does seem like the superhero genre equivalent of a pure-blodded Eastern neo-noir – like the upcoming Nicolas Winding Refn film Only God Forgives – in terms of the general color palette and everything shown onscreen. Whether or not  the revised version of Christopher McQuarrie’s original script draft - which was written by Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard) - is equally apt, remains to be seen.

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The Wolverine opens in theaters on July 26th, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Pastarrives in theaters on July 18th, 2014.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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  1. So far so good! I’m pumped!

    • Ooh I like the new costume……… That was sarcasm.

  2. Wolverine….is….Neo!

  3. can anyone tell me what was wrong with XMOW?

    • Not much, just everything.

    • They way they stuck characters in there that didn’t belong for no other reason then to have a reason to do a special effect and the whole third act. That’s about it…..

  4. The photo of the wolverine are truly amazing and their are best one ever and the new x-men movies the wolverine will be must better then x-men:origin:wolverine.

  5. Ugh. I really hate Fox. The one property that has a chance of rivaling Superman is the X-men, and currently it is handled by people who just don’t give a F**K and only care about ticket sales, not a quality product.

    I’m not trolling. I’m a comic SNOB who has had quite enough of this current interpretation.

    • AMEN!

    • Sounds like trolling to me. Two of the X films have been recieved negatively, but most do well critically and financially. I think what you mean to say is you don’t like Fox because they don’t make CBM’s to your particular taste, not because of quality.

      • Doing well financially is exactly my point. As long as they sell tickets, they don’t care. They don’t have someone in charge that is passionate about the source material, the way Marvel does in Feige… and it shows in the quality of the product.

        • Ououou…Marvel now makes a lot of movies…but I don’t see the quality in it…only in Avengers…the rest is mediocre stuff…

      • and BTW acathla.. 3 out of 5 X films have been received negatively, it has done nothing but spiral downward following X2.

        I’m hoping Days of Future Past actually attempts to make up for this.

      • @acathla- Whenever you chime in about the X-Men movies you always seem to use what other people say about the movies and how much money they made to illustrate their quality relative to other peoples criticisms. What is your opinion of the films opposed to some of the observations others have made about some of their short comings?

  6. Damn ninjas. Always making honest, hard working ninjas look bad by acting ignorant and being manipulated by fiendish villians in their quest for worldwide domination!

  7. Looks….eh….mediocre. Ive learned not to get excited about anything Fox puts out unless its Alien or Predator…those are about the only two franchises Fox seems to care about.

  8. Well I’m liking them wolverine claws. As long as they’re not like the crappy CGI claws from origins I’m good!

  9. This almost looks as bad as Wolverine Origins. Fortunately that director, Gavin Hood, has moved on to ruin a sci fi classic,Ender’s Game. Don’t hold your breath for that one.

  10. There is nothing amazing from these images, they have the look and feel of Origins. Which is not good..

  11. It’s funny how they made Yukio looks like Deathstrike from the comics…..

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