Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Wolverine Trailer Slashes the Screen

Despite the fact that it's due to hit theaters in less than ninety days, the marketing has been surprisingly sedate for Fox and Marvel's upcoming X-Men spin-off The Wolverine, which brings star Hugh Jackman back for his sixth go as the hirsute hero with the Ginsu-knuckles. In fact, yesterday saw the release of the very first assemblage of footage, with the assumption presumably being that all the G.I. Joe theater traffic this weekend will give a quick jumpstart in the awareness department with the target demo.

As you can tell from the poster to the right, the story takes our hero to Japan, some years after we last left him (chronologically) in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. I can't say there's anything about this trailer that has me jazzed for this one beyond just seeing Jackman in the role again, but director James Mangold is no slouch, and the intent is clearly to focus a little more inward for this one than the bombast of the last few X-opuses. The movie opens in late June and one presumes we'll get to see more footage before then, but for now check out both the domestic and international teaser trailers after the jump:


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