Has the Teaser Poster for 'The Wolverine' Already Leaked Online?

March 20, 2012
Source: ScreenRant

The Wolverine

The cameras aren't even rolling on the anticipated follow-up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which has been less cumbersomely titled The Wolverine, but that doesn't mean 20th Century Fox isn't ready to start the hype machine. An Instagram photo found its way online that apparently comes straight from inside the offices of James Mangold, who has officially replaced Darren Aronofsky as director of the film which is slated to be released sometime next summer, which purports to be the first teaser poster for the film. It's a simple image, but quite effective as it has Wolverine's claws slicing through the rising sun of Japan's flag.

This might be the teaser poster for The Wolverine (thanks to ScreenRant for cleaning up the image):

The Wolverine - Teaser Poster

James Mangold is directing The Wolverine from a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback who are adapting the classic 1982 story arc in the Wolverine comics from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, which takes our favorite mutant all the way to Japan. No story details have been revealed yet, but as soon as cameras start rolling, we'll keep you posted leading up to the film's release on July 26th, 2013. Cool?

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Reader Feedback - 38 Comments


Nah, looks quite cheap. Although, looking @ what they did with the X-Men: First Class promotions...

Chris McQueen on Mar 20, 2012


ug.  Another Wolverine movie is definitely not needed.

Matt Thompson on Mar 20, 2012


 Yeah quit being so fat and wrong.

Triangle Dimes on Mar 20, 2012


 HA HA!! He's fat!

pickle t1ts on Mar 21, 2012


bat0u on Mar 21, 2012



JD3001 on Mar 20, 2012


That looks cool as hell.

Buttass on Mar 20, 2012


Hm...Japanese flag? why would they reveal the enemy so early?

Angry Chief on Mar 20, 2012


they never mentioned that the enemy was japanese...the project was always set to play in the japan. 

thechillerdewd on Mar 20, 2012


"Wolverine Vs. The Japanese."

Triangle Dimes on Mar 20, 2012


 i'm just assuming lady deathstrike, the REAL one, would be the enemy.

Angry Chief on Mar 20, 2012


You'd be wrong. It'll be Silver Samurai

DaftBot on Mar 20, 2012


if only, if only Aronofsky stuck on I'd be way more excited

zer0limit on Mar 20, 2012


while James mangold is no Darren he is still quite a good director with : 3:10 to Yuma Girl Interrupted Walk The Line hell he got reese and angelina oscars and got phoenix an oscar nom

HG2012 on Mar 20, 2012


He gave Stallone a great role in Cop Land also!

ryderup on Mar 21, 2012


I really like it! I hope this one will be better than Origins...

Moutchy on Mar 20, 2012


I'll give it time to properly mature... then pass judgement.

McWetty on Mar 20, 2012


I wonder how the Japanese would feel about seeing their national Flag being sliced up like this? I'm pretty sure if it were the American flag there would be at least some complaints That it promoted flag desecration. I like it btw, just saying

El Hoopso on Mar 20, 2012


The Rising Sun is an ambiguous symbol used for much more than their flag. You can't compare this poster to desecrating Old would be more like seeing a poster of a bald eagle getting sliced. Still symbolic, but not offensive.

Blurb on Mar 20, 2012


Stupid to feel the slicing of a flag - japanese or the US - would be offending to begin with.

ryderup on Mar 21, 2012


I don't have my hopes high on this it looks like another crap project to me. The first ghostrider failed tremendously and so did the 2nd ghostrider movie. I've lost faith in the wolverine franchise but excited for a xmen first class sequel.

BinaryChaos on Mar 20, 2012


I'm not sure about the poster, but Mangold has directed some good stuff. McQuarrie has the ability to write great, tense filled scenes (The Usual Suspects), so this might turn out well. But, we'll see. Can't judge a project by it's potentially fake poster. I'm going to drink some rum and watch Alcatraz now.

Quanah on Mar 20, 2012


Minimalist: NO effort required!

Big Boss on Mar 20, 2012


Kind of like a Mondo poster!

Blurb on Mar 20, 2012


*Comedy Drumroll* Blurb will be here ALL week, folks! lol

Big Boss on Mar 20, 2012


Does everything have to be "rising"?

Untricky on Mar 20, 2012


Do you seriously not understand why that 100% works here? The Japanese flag is also known as what? *ding ding ding* The Rising Sun!  Tell him what he's won Johnny! YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY SIR!

DaftBot on Mar 20, 2012


That's not what I was referring too. But nice rant anyway...

Untricky on Mar 22, 2012


so you weren't referring to the term on the poster "Rising Soon". You were just saying that for no reason? See it says "rising soon" because it's a poster of "The Rising Sun" Get it? 

DaftBot on Mar 24, 2012


Simple and effective 😀 I lile it, hopefully itll take the crappy flavor away from the first one...

LosZombies on Mar 20, 2012


Whoa! Is it not the four-issue 1982 series "Wolverine" this movie is going to be based on?

David Banner on Mar 21, 2012


Comic book movies are based on actual comics?

The Douche on Mar 21, 2012


I didn't know this movie was anticipated.

The Douche on Mar 21, 2012


Who the hell is James Manifold and why should we care? The last Wolverine was horrid. It was in the same league as Green Lantern. Easy pass. Wolverine needs to go back to Marvel Studios aka Disney.

Christopher Batty on Mar 21, 2012


LOL. That would be "James Mangold", and we should care because he's a great director. If you're not familiar with him, look him up and get informed. This film will have nothing to do with the previous Wolverine movie.

kryton on Mar 21, 2012


Excuse my misspelling. Director of Girl Interrupted and Walk The Line. Sorry, all two forgettable films. The action will be directed by a Second Unit Director which means the film will be disjointed. Let me guess. Script by David Goyer.  A bastardization of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's Wolverine from the 80's.  FAIL. Previs by some no body at the studio. FAIL. 

Christopher Batty on Mar 21, 2012


Make it rated R and I'm in. Marvel/ Disney won't so I'm out till Redbox.

ur_babys_daddy on Mar 21, 2012


gonna be lame-o lame-o lame-o ....

trashcanman on Mar 23, 2012

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