BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

Recently, six new character images for director James Mangold's The Wolverine debuted on IGN, featuring Yukio, Mariko, Viper and Silver Samurai - I'm not so sure about these. On one hand, they're definitely striking, atmospheric images. Yet at the same time, they kind of remind me of stills from an electro-pop music video where they blew half the budget on a smoke machine...

Based on the famous comic book arc by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, the July 26 release centers on Wolverine () as he travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior, trying to find inner peace and bring some meaning to his long existence. But when he falls for an engaged woman, he’ll have to take on her samurai-sword-wielding family. The Wolverine is set to be a tangled web of heartbreak, betrayal and dishonor and promises a brand new visual aesthetic.

What do you think? Do they make you want to rush out and buy movie tickets on July 26 or would you prefer something a little more action-filled?


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