James Mangold has taken the helm for this summer’s blockbuster, with Hugh Jackman naturally reprising his role as Logan / Wolverine. It’s been on my must-watch list ever since the film was first announced, and I can’t wait for its release date to finally roll around.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, 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.
Jackman is joined by a brilliant ensemble, led by Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Will Yun Lee, Hal Yamanouchi, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova.
Mangold is directing from a script co-written by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. And Jackman also produces alongside Hutch Parker, John Palermo (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Drive), and Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men, Constantine).
The Wolverine will be released in 3D on 26th July in the UK and US. And if these trailer sneak peeks are anything to go by, it could well be one of the best films of the year. I can’t wait. Here’s the extended sneak peek, and be sure to come back tomorrow for when the first trailer lands in full.