This summer's The Wolverine follows Logan (Hugh Jackman) on an adventure in Japan, so it's perhaps appropriate that we now have a new international trailer - complete with Japanese subtitles and voiceover narration - for the X-Men movie; no less, one that includes previously-unreleased plot beats and glimpses at action scenes that pit Wolvie against an array of lethal opponents.
Wolverine is partially based on the well-renowned comic book mini-series written by Chris Claremont (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and illustrated by Frank Miller (300). The film adaptation from director James Mangold (3: 10 to Yuma), as well as screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard), deviates from the source material by tying into the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, as Wolvie heads off the grid to wrestle with his inner demons following the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen).
However, everything changes when Logan is taken to Japan to reunite with an old (and dying) acquaintance, who offers him the gift of mortality - which (surprise, surprise) comes with a heavy price.
The Japanese Wolverine trailer, in my humble opinion, does a better job than the U.S. trailer of capturing the Japanese storytelling influences and neo-Noir atmosphere of Mangold's film, while balancing that out with a healthy serving of Wolvie slashing his claws at whatever dangerous enemy comes his way - be it chain-wielding ninjas, sword-swinging samurai, or the common criminal who likes to fight atop bullet trains - and thus, making the whole thing seem as unique (if not more so) than the best previously-released X-Men film installments.
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The Wolverine releases in 2D and select 3D theaters on July 26th, 2013.
Source: Youtube [via Bleeding Cool]