As promised on Monday after a six-second preview was released, a new extended teaser for James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’ premiered yesterday. The footage, which debuted exclusively on MTV with an introduction from Hugh Jackman himself, heavily features model-turned-actress Rila Fukushima as Yukio, the deadly female ninja that develops feelings for the feral mutant. The clip also contains some hints at some major plot points of the film, including a possible tie-in to Logan’s Weapon X origin story.
Later today, we’ll be getting the full-length trailer, but until then, you can check out this twenty-second teaser:
From just that short clip, I can already tell that the action and overall tone of the film looks incredible. After Gavin Hood ran wild with one of the most popular X-Men ever in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ with terrible results, it looks like James Mangold is going to make us forget about that movie that came before this.
What do you think about the latest footage? Are you satisfied with what you’re seeing so far? Sound off in the comments.
For more information on ‘The Wolverine’, here’s the official synopsis of the film:
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’, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana Khodchenkova, opens in theaters on July 26, 2013.