Trailer: The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman returns as the mutant with anger management issues and a troubled past in The Wolverine. The film is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and is set sometime after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
Logan (Jackman) travels to Japan, where he encounters a mysterious figure from his past in a fight that has lasting consequences and pushes him to limits he never imagined.
“There are so many areas of that Japanese story, I love the idea of this kind of anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world - I can see it aesthetically, too - full of honor and tradition and customs and someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his way. The idea of the samurai, too - and the tradition there. It’s really great. In the comic book he gets his ass kicked by a couple of samurai - not even mutants. He’s shocked by that at first,” says Jackman about his character.
Admittedly, this sequel looks far more promising than X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and X-Men: The Last Stand. Hopefully it lives up to the hype when it releases worldwide this July.
Stills courtesy: Entertainment Weekly