A new The Wolverine trailer featuring Hugh Jackman as the popular X-Men character surfaced Tuesday morning, preparing us for the summer release of a Wolverine movie, for which we have been waiting a long and desperate four years for it to surface.
The X-Men movie The Wolverine is set to launch in the summer of 2013 on July 26th via Fox, directed by James Mangold.
The release of today's new The Wolverine trailer however gives us some insight it to what is sure to be a blockbuster hit in the box offices this summer. Will Wolverine finally be freed of the curse of immortality this time around?
So what's in store for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character in the upcoming movie?
Here's the official Wolverine plot:
This epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before
As suspected, and as the trailer reveals, Wolverine must deal with the after effect of knowing Jean Grey died in his claws. The trailer begins with an eerie dream sequence featuring Jean Grey who haunted Wolverine's dreams. When Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character attempts to apologize to Jean for having done her wrong, saying, "I promise I'll never hurt you or anyone again", Jean whispers in his ear, "It's too late." Her voice then goes deep and demonic saying "You can't hide"
The rest of the trailer returns to features we've already been made privy to, such as the fight in the snow and the bullet train battle, while also revisiting Logan's promise that one day the Wolverine might be able to get rid of his curse of immortality. The latest Wolverine trailer also shows us more of the Silver Samurai, seen previously in some intense battle scenes, which show this latest X-Men film will keep you gripped in your seat the whole way through.
The Wolverine featured in today's latest trailer comes after 4 years of waiting. In 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released and earned $373 million worldwide.
About Wolverine (From Wikipedia):
Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease, or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton without killing him. He is most often depicted as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, or later the Avengers.
The character first appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 (his first full appearance is in issue #181, November 1974) and was created by writer Len Wein and Marvel art director John Romita, Sr., who designed the character, and was first drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe. Wolverine later joined the X-Men's "All New, All Different" roster in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). X-Men writer Chris Claremont played a significant role in the character's subsequent development, along with artist/writer John Byrne, who insisted on making the character older than the other X-Men. Artist Frank Miller collaborated with Claremont and helped to revise the character with a four-part eponymous limited series from September to December 1982 in which Wolverine's catchphrase, "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice," debuted.
Wolverine was typical of the many tough, anti-authority, antiheroes that emerged in American popular culture after the Vietnam War; his willingness to use deadly force and his brooding nature became standard characteristics for comic book anti-heroes by the end of the 1980s. As a result, the character became the clear favorite for fans of the increasingly popular X-Men franchise. Wolverine has been featured in his own solo comic since 1988 and has been a central character in most X-Men adaptations, including animated television series, video games, and the live-action 20th Century Fox X-Men film series, in which he is portrayed by Hugh Jackman. In May 2008, Wolverine was ranked #1 out of Wizard magazine's Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time and was ranked as the 4th Greatest Comic Book Character by Empire magazine in July 2008. On their list of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters, Fandomania.com ranked Wolverine at #21. In May 2011, Wolverine was ranked 4th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
Watch the new trailer for "The Wolverine" below. Fox releases the film on July 26.