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Logan's... vulnerable?

27 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Fox

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Finally, after a 6-second version and a 20-second version comes the full-length regular version of The Wolverine's first trailer. It's been a long time coming, but was it worth the wait? Have a look for yourself, and be sure to check out the US version via iTunes here afterwards for some alternate takes and a couple of tweaks. "I'm not healing..." he says. Gulp. 

"Eternity... is a curse." Cue a straggly haired, black-eyed Logan who looks like he'd consider a cage match just for the fun of it. He's obviously spoiling for what could be a juicy barfight, but newcomer Yukio (Rila Fukushima) - annoyingly - stops his growling and lobs him on a private jet to Japan. So far, so plotty.

And yet, the trailer continues that way, deciding to hold off the full-on action until the storyline ducks have all been metaphorically put in a row. The flashback scenes are explained - including that mysterious shot of Famke Janssen's Jean Grey - by a sneaky plot move involving a rich Japanese businessman Logan saved during his WWII days (for more details, see Origins).

Said rich Japanese businessman offers him the chance to be mortal again, and it looks like he accepts - though it's not clear whether his healing powers are fully gone or just diminished... Here's hoping it's the latter, otherwise most of the film will see Wolverine with blood pouring out of his knuckles. 

Then, we have action. Like the cover of the original graphic novel, ninjas surround Wolverine, but he doesn't look too fussed - the Silver Samurai, meanwhile, looks like more of challenge. What's more perilous then both is a CGI-friendly Bullet Train fight scene and a leap attack we can't wait to see on the big screen.

This is all very encouraging stuff from director James Mangold, a man who's obviously not afraid of tweaking the original source material to serve his own ends. A vulnerable Logan? This we have to see - if only to wash out the memory of X-Men Origins: Wolverine that still bothers many fans of the big fella. One question though: how will this story fit in with what happens in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.   

The Wolverine will arrive in UK cinemas on July 25.

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Your Comments

what is their problem
Has no one learned from the Star Wars prequels that too much CGI does not make a good film. I have yet to watch this trailer but the train scene in the 20sec trailer nearly made me switch off my computer altogether. Origins was marred by horrible cgi even the scene with Professor X looked cartoony. I will give this the benefit of the doubt for now as it can not be any worse than origins. I love X2 and still think they have yet to better that film towards Wolverines character. We live in hope More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 16:54 on 03 April 2013 | Report This Post

Looks promising
Certainly seems a little more considered as a story than the first one. More of a focus on Wolverine rather than a which character can we shoe horn into the film to see what the audience reaction is. Hello Deadpool........ Oh, still a little shy? More

Posted by pgmark at 00:04 on 31 March 2013 | Report This Post

I thought the trailer looked amazing it was almost like a religious experience, even though I am an atheist. The movie looks awesome I will even go out on a limb and say that it looks better then the original X men movie which I liked a lot. And for the record the International trailer kicks the US trailers A$$..... More

Posted by GUNS BLAZING at 22:07 on 28 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: U.S Trailer
Hmmm though it looks better than the first film was hopeing it'd be more darker & that we'd see the ledgendary Wolverine Beserker rage from what we've seen so far sadly it doesn't seem to be. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:57 on 28 March 2013 | Report This Post

U.S Trailer
the U.S trailer was so much better. It got me genuanlly exited! The one embedded just seem to be some clips thrown together. Quite looking forward to seeing this now :) More

Posted by TheHazman at 08:53 on 28 March 2013 | Report This Post

U.S Trailer is ace...
So the iTunes U.S trailer is amazing & makes the film almost a big contender... The one embedded in the article above is cack & sloppy.......... Why? More

Posted by mancalledpete at 21:04 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Looks a lot like Push. Wolverine was a tad shite, hopefully this is a tad good. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 17:24 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Am I the only one who actually really enjoyed origins. This looks better mind, the idea of claws v katanas is too cool for school More

Posted by theonering at 16:29 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Depowered = more interesting
Wolvie's invulnerability is all well and good when he's thowing it down with the Hulk, or leaping out of another crashing X-Plane, but the more involving stories have always centred on his vulnerability. There's a wonderfull Uncanny X-Men where the outlaws end up in Genosha for the first time, and Wolvie gets his powers taken away by Wipeout. The metal in his body slowly starts to poison him, and every time he pops his claws, the wounds don't close. Needless to say, at the end he goes down fi More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 15:56 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Compared to the likes of IM3, Man of Steel and Star Trek this looks terrible! I am predicting a 2 star review from my beloved Empire. Pick some better films Hugh because you're too good for this BS! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 15:47 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

like a lot of films these days the cinematography looks digital, cheap and crappy, I hope this isn't the overall look of the film. More

Posted by hi charlie at 15:42 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Watch the US trailer...
I would disagree, I thought the International trailer was edited better. US one has really annoying music (if you can call it that) through it. I will still no doubt go and see it, trailer is ok, doesn't wow me but doesn't upset me either. Im not going to act like a spoilt teenage brat like alot of folk (not aimed at anyone in particular, just people as a whole on the web) do and judge a whole film they haven't seen by the trailer. So I will remain hopeful of at least a decent Wolverine More

Posted by Chis at 15:12 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

It's the whole "losing your powers" plot line. How many comic movies have covered that? .. looks the same as all the others really. Doovde More

Posted by chris wootton at 14:37 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Watch the US trailer...
...much better! Was really looking forward to this one and we've had to wait ages for the trailer. Underwhelmed, sums it up. US trailer is better cut, but it still looks like a bit of a duffer to me. Where were the hair-on-the-back-of-my-neck moments? not feeling it. Shame. Really like Jackers. Hope I'm wrong. More

Posted by Porter at 14:21 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Looks good..
I enjoyed the first Origins film for Logan but this looks a lot better.I like the idea of him being '' depowered '' so that he doesnt heal like before.Makes him more vulnerable so should make the fight scenes more exciting. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 14:13 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

I'm not disappointed from the trailer, I had this film as a complete write off after they failed to get origins right but this gives me hope, completely different to any superhero film we've seen More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 13:36 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

the wolverine
i was sorta looking forward to the wolverine but after seeing this trailer im not too sure. i mean this new wolverine movie looks like it will be better than the first shitty origins one but it doesnt look like it will be that much better though, i would have loved to have seen quentin tarentino direct this movie where he could have done a kill bill version of wolverine with awesum japanese samurai sword fight etc More

Posted by king of the empire at 13:22 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

It just doesn't look Epic enough
In a world of some big hitters this year - IM3 and Supes this almost looks like a small budget TV movie. From the initial images I thought it was going to be more gritty, more visceral, more stylised. Claws crossed the final product is better than the trailer. More

Posted by Lostsheep at 13:20 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

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