April 2, 2013 by Vinnie Leduc
Sorry, Deadpool fans, but it’s really no surprise that we’d get another Wolverine movie before a Deadpool one. The first set of trailers for Marvel spin-off The Wolverine has confirmed what one of the multiple post-credits extra scenes of X-Men Origins: Wolverine indicated: the next time moviegoers see Logan on the big screen, he’ll probably be in Japan. That is, chronologically speaking in regard to the X-Men film franchise because you’d have to not count his brief but bad-ass appearance (one of the best cameos ever) in the series’ fifth and most recently released movie, X-Men: First Class.
An honorable mention on our list of most anticipated movies earlier this year, the sixth motion picture of the popular superhero franchise features a story that is focused on the only mutant to appear in every X-Men movie so far and that takes place some time after the third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand. This will also be the first X-Men movie to be offered in 3D. Hugh Jackman stars and returns in his most recognizable and breakout Hollywood role, but this time he’s reunited with director James Mansgold, whose impressive films include Identity (one of my favorite horror mysteries of all time), Oscar nominees 3:10 to Yuma and Kate & Leopold, and Oscar winners Walk the Line and Girl, Interrupted.
After watching the domestic and international trailers below, my interest in The Wolverine remains based mainly on Mansgold’s track record and my being a casual fan of the blockbuster franchise because these trailers don’t really do too much for me. Could be mediocre (but I hope not), could be great, doesn’t matter, I’ll go watch it. What do you think about these trailers? Which one’s better? Has The Wolverine clawed its way onto your radar of crowded summer movies?
The Wolverine is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013, in the United States and a day or two earlier internationally.