‘The Wolverine’ first trailer shows a lot of movie promise

Credits: Twentieth Century Fox
Credits: Twentieth Century Fox

”The Wolverine” first trailer shows a lot of movie promise

Wolverine struck a spinoff route twenty-one years ago. Elbow room from the stifling dynamics of a team put the fiercely independent Canuck mutant right where his character thrives, solo and in the heart of an ugly situation. The miniseries was in 1982, matching four issues before he went back to the X-Men team’s story line. By that time he had adventures that pit him against the notorious freelance agents Viper and the Silver Samurai right where a Japanese criminal underworld clan’s civil war was brewing.

The spinoff from “X-Men” starring Hugh Jackman didn’t quantify with due expectations with either comics devotees or those become fan-favorites by the movies alone.

“The Wolverine” is the comic book movie that is doing more than bringing dynamics that surround the comic book roots. The sequel adopts the celebrated story arc and puts it into live action.

From the first full movie trailer “The Wolverine” looks to take the story arc to its best measure.

Contrary to a majority stereotype, not every comics-fan combines to make the louder voice criticizing every scene that’s not exactly like the source material. The trailer show clips that seem to follow the plot design, without simulating every stitch of the original.

Yukio, played by Rila Fukushima, has short red hair instead of the tomboyish, spikey look. Logan saves the life of leader Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) and that leads to an alliance prompting romance with his daughter. Mariko Yashida is under the portrayal of Tao Okamoto.

The confirmation of Famke Janssen reprising her role of Jean Grey spots the only link and affiliation to the X-Men so far. The lethal rivalry brought on by Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee) and partner in international crime the Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova).

There is much of the villainous pair to be seen in the trailer, leaving the overall prediction for the film being worth the “snikt:” effects heard at theater come, whether their adversarial presence adheres to the comic books or not.

“The Wolverine” debuts July 26.

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