If anyone can compete with Bryan Singer in terms of figuring out Twitter as a movie PR tool, it’s The Wolverine’s James Mangold. He’s been offering vids, Vines, pics and hints as to the movie’s theme and this weekend took to the social media site to premiere a rather excellent ink-styled poster for the movie’s big bad, Silver Samurai.
Crafted in much the same way as the poster for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (which you can get for free if you pick up the latest issue of Empire, in case you weren’t aware), it’s an image of Kenuichio Harada (Will Yun Lee) who becomes a major problem for Logan in Japan.
The Wolverine finds the hirsute hero traveling to the country, where he clashes with the Yashida crime family on behalf of love interest Mariko (Tao Okamoto). It's based on the classic Frank Miller/Chris Claremont comic run, and also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee and Svetlana Khodchenkova. It’ll stalk into cinemas on July 26.
And from the sounds of it, we’ll be seeing more from Silver Samurai soon. Can he win the Best Blockbuster Villain Of The Year award against The Mandarin and Star Trek Into Darkness’ Cheekbones McAngryface? Only time will tell...