After the initial trailers for The Wolverine depicted our favorite stogie-smoking X-Man in a vulnerable state, his adamantium blades are singing once more. This CinemaCon clip features Hugh Jackman's character battling a barrage of baddies, including the fierce-looking Silver Samurai, and taking on some heavy arrow damage. Not everyone wants him dead though. In between relieving his rivals of their extremities, the trailer also indicates Wolvie finds time for romance.
There's even more footage of him and Jean Grey looking loved up around the 27-second mark, although the gauzy quality of scene suggests a flashback or dream sequence.
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After a six-second 'Tweaser' anda 20-second preview of The Wolverine, Marvel unleashed almost four-and-a-half minutes of adamantium goodness in the form of two trailers on Wednesday, and it sets up at least part of the storyline for Hugh Jackman's latest outing as the cigar-smoking mutant. more »
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The trailer for The Wolverine doesn't hit until Wednesday, but director James Mangold has released a six-second tweaser trailer via his Twitter account that crams a lot into its extremely brief run time, including plenty toothy grimacing from Hugh Jackman and a glimpse of the adamantium-clawed antihero's unrequited love Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), who died in X2, was reborn as the Phoenix and was willingly killed by Wolverine at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand. more »
Some new posters and images from The Wolverine have hit the web. If only they were as stunning as the original black-and-white Japanese brush style teaser that BLT Communications designed. (I've included it as the last poster below.) The new one-sheets are designed to appeal to ab lovers more than art lovers and feature images of a shirtless Hugh Jackman and his adamantium claws. Hoo-ah! As Al Pacino might say. more »
D'you mind if he puts his Adamantium claws around you? Twentieth Century-Fox has released the first official photo of an extremely lean and ripped Hugh Jackman in James Mangold's film adaption of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's 1982 limited comic series classic, The Wolverine. more »
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