For those who are fans of Marvel’s much-loved Wolverine character – even just a liiiitle bit – I think we share a mutual desperation; a need for James Mangold’s The Wolverine to be the film we all wanted X-Men: Origins to be. The expectation level for this movie is at an all-time high, being that we are only a couple of weeks away from its release.
Today, we’ve got two extended clips for you. The first: the Bullet Train fight sequence. There’s no doubt this set piece was designed to be one of the film’s most high-octane climaxes, but after watching the first trailers for the film, it has become the most worrisome. At first, this clip surprised me. It seemed to be a little bit more realistic than I was expecting. Then the ball dropped: Logan defies physics by flying through the air towards his opponent. My surprise dissipated and disappointment sank in. I really hope that in the context of the film, this sequence’s means is justified.
The second clip restores a little faith. During a funeral sequence, Logan senses something sinister is afoot and a classic Wolverine fight sequence ensues.
The Wolverine opens on July 26th.
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.