Later this month, the fan favorite X-Man Wolverine will travel to Japan, where his past will catch up to him and he’ll be the most vulnerable he’s ever been in James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’. While in the Land of the Rising Sun, he’ll encounter a cast of characters that will and have had quite the impact on Logan’s long life.
While we’ve seen plenty of footage featuring characters like Yukio, Viper, and the Silver Samurai already, we haven’t really had much of an up close and personal look at them. But thanks to IGN, that has all changed as they have exclusively released six new images featuring Svetlana Khodchenkova, Tao Okamoto, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, and our hero Hugh Jackman. You can check out the latest promo pics for Fox’s next Marvel movie below:
If I’m not mistaken, this may be the first time that we’re seeing Lee out of his character’s trademark armor, which has been previously featured in some TV spots and trailers. Considering how superhero movies go these days, I’m sure that we’re more likely to see him out of the Silver Samurai more than we see him in it, but there’s always the possibility that we’ll see a good bit of samurai action involving everyone’s favorite Canadian and one of his most iconic foes.
If you were looking for more information on the film and what to expect in a few weeks, here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
‘The Wolverine’ starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee will be in theaters on July 26, 2013.