Jackman's 'The Wolverine' Unveils a Rainy International Motion Poster
Introducing Hugh Jackman as Logan in the stand-alone The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold. 20th Century Fox has been releasing some fairly impressive bits of early marketing so far for The Wolverine, the spin-off Wolvie solo movie set in Japan based on the Frank Miller & Chris Claremont storyline. We've seen a badass first look and bone claws photo showing Jackman, plus the sleek teaser poster art and on set Q&A, now we've got a "motion poster" to unveil the international teaser poster - which is also quite badass. The artwork shows Logan crouched, clutching samurai sword in one hand, claws in the other, with a glimpse at the Tokyo Tower in the background. Love it. It's impressive artwork and such a dark but stunning tease.
Here's the original jpg poster, downloadable in high res from the international website for The Wolverine:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day) 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, which takes our favorite mutant all the way to Japan. The cast includes Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rila Fukushima. 20th Century Fox is releasing The Wolverine in theaters starting July 26th, 2013 next summer. Check out this first look.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Can't wait for the trailer: BWAUUUUUUMMMMMM
Crom on Dec 13, 2012
Maybe it won't be that.Maybe they'll go for some dubstep.Or gangnam style.
outoftheleftfield on Dec 13, 2012
It would be cool to have that on my wall.
Reznik on Dec 13, 2012
Yeah, can't be long now before some company starts selling these "motion posters" in HD/high res. Would be nice having a vertical 40"-50" screen/HDTV on the wall that could display these. PS Why is Logan's hair so short? In the comics, if you shave it, his hair grows out in 20mins, hehe.
David Banner on Dec 13, 2012
Agree with both. This week has been a very busy one for trailers. Maybe they're letting all the excitement for the recent ones to die down then hit us with some Wolvie awesomeness (fingers crossed)
rocky728 on Dec 13, 2012
I'm getting optimistic about this one. The fact that it seems like it will be a sequel with flashbacks, and not trying to force itself as a prequel is a good start. I felt like that would have been the best approach to the initial Wolverine spinoff.
Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012
Why bother with the samurai. He forgot he has Adamantium claws? The Wolverine movie was a pain to watch, I'm having reservations on this one. But it's too early to tell.
masterdebater on Dec 13, 2012
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.
Elbak on Dec 13, 2012
Jericho on Dec 13, 2012
A little bit, but it's still an edged weapon with limited range, unless he's going to throw it, in which case there are much better options. His claws can retract when he needs them too, so they're easily concealable, they can't be taken out of his hands and used against him, and are very versatile. It just seems silly for him to choose a blade if he needs an extra weapon.
Elbak on Dec 13, 2012
All the memories of X-Men Origins will be lost in time, like tears in rain...we hope:)
RidgeRacer4 on Dec 13, 2012
Time to die for X-Men Origins :). At least the memory of it.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Dec 13, 2012
Badass. Ultimate Badassery 101.
TheRagingCajun on Dec 13, 2012
He has an adamantium skeleton and foot long claws....bit overkill with the katana lol
Cody W on Dec 13, 2012
He'd be good at musical statues, I've been staring at this for 20 minutes and he hasn't moved once.
Carpola on Dec 14, 2012
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