Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THE WOLVERINE Full International Trailer Debuts

After some pointless 6-second and 20-second teasers, the full international trailer for James Mangold's The Wolverine finally debuted online this morning.  The film essentially serves as a sequel to both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: The Last Stand, featuring Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in Japan in an adventure based on the classic four-issue Wolverine mini-series Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

"Eternity can be a curse," begins a rich Japanese businessman, possibly Shingen Yashida.  "The losses you have had to suffer...A man can run out of things to live for...lose his purpose."

We see a hairy, mopey Logan/James Howlett about to get into another bar fight until Rila Fukushima's Yukio interrupts and tells him not to bother.  "I've been trying to find you for over a year," she says, as we see Logan accompanying her on a private flight to Japan.  "My employer is dying.  He wants to thank you for saving his life.  It's an honor to meet the Wolverine."

"That's not who I am anymore," replies Logan, now more cleaned up to his typical scruffy-looking appearance.

We see Logan arriving in Tokyo, Japan and Yukio leading him inside a large temple.

"I didn't send for you only to thank you, Logan," continues the businessman as we cut to a lab with various equipment and see Svetlana Khodchenkova's Viper wearing a protective breathing mask. "I wanted to repay you.  A gift to equal the life you gave me.  You have struggled long enough.  Our company can do anything.  I can make you...mortal."

Logan is shot in the stomach by one of the temple priests and seems to be having trouble healing from the wound.

"I'm not healing like before.  What the hell is happening?"

We see Viper ripping off a thin facial mask followed by a shot of Wolverine fighting ninjas.  This is followed by shadowy glimpses of him fighting Will Yun Lee's Silver Samurai and then someone else armed with a dagger atop a moving train.

"What they did to me -- what I am -- can't be undone."

"Don't be so sure..."

If you'd like to view the trailer, you can check it out below thanks to TheWolverineUK on YouTube...

The Wolverine is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 26, 2013.

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