‘Wolverine’ CinemaCon Trailer – Logan Goes on a Rampage in Japan

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Warner Bros. released the WonderCon trailer for Pacific Rim earlier this week, and the result was a much-needed boost of energy to that blockbuster’s hype-building machine. 20th Century Fox, it seems, took notice, which explains why the studio has decided to release online a short (and sweet) trailer for this summer’s X-Men installment, The Wolverine, as was presented at the 2013 CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month.

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and Mark Bomback (Total Recall), and sees Hugh Jackman play the self-healing, metal-clawed mutant Logan for a sixth time. This time, Wolvie is on his own – after the events in X-Men: The Last Stand – and heads to Japan, where he is offered a chance to give up immortality, by an old acquaintance seeking to fulfill a life debt.

Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima play Mariko and Yukio, two very different women that help Logan on his journey, be it through emotional support or by kicking some ninja butt. Meanwhile, Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is Viper and Will Yun Lee (Red Dawn) is Kenuichio Harada/The Silver Samurai – two very dangerous members of the criminal underworld that Logan must confront along the way.

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Hugh Jackman returns as ‘The Wolverine’

Previous Wolverine trailers have attempted to summarize the movie’s storyline and themes, but the CinemaCon trailer skips all that in favor of pure atmosphere and hard-hitting, claw-slashing, action. Hence, it’s naturally more exciting to watch than the full theatrical promos, with previously-unseen glimpses at Logan fighting the Silver Samurai, Viper and a battalion of ninjas (among other enemies).

However, the CinemaCon trailer also manages to do just as good a job (perhaps even a better one) than its peers, when it comes to expressing the film’s neo-Noir style. The trailer footage suggests that Mangold will come closer than any director has before him (that includes Bryan Singer on X-Men 1 and 2), when it concerns him capturing the full intensity of Logan’s “berserker rage” in the comic books up on the big screen.

On that count alone, there’s good reason to believe this movie will make up for the failures of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (and then some, maybe).


The Wolverine opens in regular and 3D (U.S.) theaters on July 26th, 2013.

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  1. Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Can’t wait.

    • Apparently you didn’t see this video then.

      This was horrible!

      I clicked on this hoping to be wowed, and instead I saw more terrible CG with phony stunts. At 30 seconds, some enemy does a 720 in mid air.

      Why not have Wolverine fighting on the moon!

      • Oh yeah! Wolverine fighting astronauts on the moon!!

      • Captain Buzz Kill

  2. Can’t go wrong with ninjas!!!!

  3. OMG!!!! YES Please! Im ready for this movie!

  4. Even though this is the shortest trailer and we don’t get any plot details this is already my favorite of the trailers we’ve seen.
    I’m also glad the train sequence isn’t shown again. I get that it was supposed to be a “WOW” moment in the other trailers but as I’ve said before I thought it looked pretty bad.

  5. damnnn this is the wolverine we all been waiting for. This looks better then the last stand and origins combined

  6. Looks like its going to be great wolverine’s fighting looks more intense than ever

  7. So these ninjas are ‘The Hand’? From what I have read, that seems to be it. While they originate from Daedevil, they last appeared in Elektra, which Fox still owns her rights, at least for a few more years until they revert back. Unless they use her character or do a new movie with her.

    • wait a minute those ninjas are the hand so wolverine gets to fight the hand, the viper, and the silver samurai all three enemies wow I never even thought of those ninjas would be the hand that eletra fought in he movie it never came to mind

  8. *Daredevil.

  9. Exactly what I’d been waiting for from a wolverine movie. I’m really looking forward to this!!

  10. People keep saying Wolverine hasn’t gone berserk mode yet. I don’t know, I thought he went pretty crazy in a couple scenes of Origins.

  11. I don’t know – I’m still on the fence with this.

  12. At :42 the silver samurai looks like a 12ft robot…… hope this is not the case

    • No! Silver Samurai looks like he’s been reduced to a badly animated CGI character… damn you Fox!!

  13. Okay, now that Wolverine is alone, put him with the Avengers. Throw in Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Spidey and we’ll have the New Avengers!

    • the movie screen would explode. too much epic.

  14. Don’t Mess With the WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Nice! Wolverine’s fighting definitely seems more hard-hitting. :)

  16. cool look’s sweet :D

    • the CGI is terrible crap

  17. Well, let’s just wait and see. Let’s wait and see if, after about a thousand slashes on enemies, by Wolverine’s claws, if we might finally see that first drop of blood.


    • lol…i was thinking the same thing.

  18. Pass.

  19. wolverine was geting soft now he seems more bad ass.