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Watch Four Clips from 'The Wolverine' (2013)

A look at Yukio, Viper and the return of Famke Janssen as Jean Grey

Wolverine (2013) movie clip
Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine
Photo: 20th Century Fox

The Wolverine is just around the corner. The film marks the final, major comic book superhero hitting theaters this summer, though it feels more like the Hugh Jackman-led project is the forgotten comic book film of the summer. The film marks the sixth time Jackman will have appeared as Wolverine in an X-Men franchise film with X-Men: Days of Future Past soon to mark appearance number seven. Are audiences weary of the character or will they continue to give Jackman the benefit of the doubt?

Today four new clips from the film have arrived online, giving you an even deeper look at the new film based on the celebrated comic book arc, finding Logan (Jackman) in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

James Mangold (Knight & Day) is directing with a supporting cast that includes Rila Fukushima as Yukio, Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai, Tao Okamoto as Mariko and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper.

The following clips introduce you to a few of those characters as well as Famke Janssen's return as Jean Grey.

The Wolverine its theaters on July 26.

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  • Aidan Khan

    After the disaster that was Pacific Rim, i am really disappointed in blockbusters so far this summer. Man of Steel was the only one I enjoyed and even that could of been better. I will see this just because i have enjoyed all of the X-Men movies, but im sure it wont be anything other than just "decent".

    • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

      I will say that there has been quite a few disappointments this summer, but I'll say that I really have enjoyed the summer season overall. If we're going back to May: I enjoyed Iron Man 3 a lot, Star Trek Into Darkness, Now You See Me, and loved Fast 6.

      But if you're just talking about June and July: I hated Man of Steel. I enjoyed Monsters University and Pacific Rim, but neither was great. And I really liked Despicable Me 2 and World War Z.

      Overall, I think that it has been a much better summer than the dismal one in 2012.

      • Aidan Khan

        I would say Fast 6 was fun, but to me Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Great Gatsby, and The Lone Ranger were all huge disappointments. Hoping ofr Elysium

        • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

          I enjoyed Iron Man 3 because I felt that it brought something different to the superhero genre. Star Trek Into Darkness disappointed me as well as it is not as well-crafted as the first one, but it still is a solid flick. I haven't seen The Lone Ranger yet but I agree with you on Gatsby: worst movie of the year so far.

          And for anyone who cares, Elysium is going to be R. It's confirmed. It's rated 15 in the UK for strong language, bloody violence and gory images.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aditya/ Aditya

    Not watching the clips as I have no expectations from this film and don't want to waste time watching more clips, but I do want to point out how annoying it is that every big film has to have the word "epic" in its tagline or plot summary :\

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I haven't watched the clips as I'll undoubtedly end up catching the film anyway but I do genuinely wonder if the overall poor reception of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' back in 2009 is something that 'The Wolverine' can overcome.

    Put it this way, I don't see it opening to $85 million. I like the X universe generally (X1 and X2 are great, X3 isn't as bad as some Summer tentpoles made since and I generally enjoyed 'X-Men: First Class' back in 2011 as well) but the 2009 was really well and truly an autopilot feeling movie. It felt like a generic revenge thriller 80s style thrown into the X universe. Pretty much only Jackson's natural and genuine charisma in the role makes it watchable from time to time.

    Oddly, what might make me more inclined here is the fact that James Mangold is directing. He's made several films across several genres and types that I've enjoyed. He's never made a classic but 'Identity', 'Walk The Line', '3.10 to Yuma' and even the maligned (unfairly in retrospect I think) 'Knight and Day' are for me all enjoyable and solid enough to think he can maybe do a better job than Hood managed.

    But overall, I do think that Summer 2013 has not been a vintage. I only really enjoyed to any major degree 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (which I had expected to anyway), although 'Iron Man 3', 'World War Z' and' Now You See Me are' entertaining in their own ways. I didn't much like Gatsby or 'Man of Steel' and I haven't yet seen 'Pacific Rim' or 'Fast and Furious 6'.

    'Elysium' looks like it will be solid and potentially entertaining but my pre-watch gripe about it is that (much like 'District 9' - A film I liked but didn't go wild over) the central story and concept and themes/ideas seem about as subtle as a brick even from the synopsis and trailers. That won't mean it won't entertain, but it doesn't look subtle particularly.

    • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

      This summer has been a major improvement over 2012 (when we had a ton of bad movies and really only two or three good ones), but the movies with the most promise have disappointed. And those movies are Star Trek Into Darkness (good but nowhere near as good as Abrams Star Trek and Super 8), The Great Gatsby (awful), Man of Steel (terribly disappointing) and Pacific Rim (good but weak story).

      However, I really have enjoyed Iron Man 3, World War Z, Fast and Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2 with Pacific Rim and Star Trek Into Darkness being solid as well.

      So, IMO, it's been a pretty good summer. I don't think that it is quite as good as 2011, but it's still a really solid bunch of movies. And there's still The Conjuring, The Wolverine, Elysium and a few others left to go.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

        Numerically, since from Summer 2012 I only ended up (from what I saw) liking 'The Avengers', 'Prometheus', 'Total Recall' (I know I shouldn't on that one but what can you do?) and 'The Dark Knight Rises' (and I'm not even overwhelmingly enthusiastic about it), making 4 then I suppose it's roughly evens.

        I wasn't particularly disappointed in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' myself (no, it didn't meet all the expectations I had for it but then it depends what my expectations were vs everyone else who went to see it and what they wanted) although I could list problems that it has. On a purely entertainment level, nothing else this year has bettered it for me. And I think it attempts to cover more involving themes than it's more straight up predecessor. Ironically, in trying that that's where it stumbles towards the end, but while that's another conversation I'd say the first 75/80 minutes of it are actually better than the first film overall.

        2011 was better than 2012 for me (I actually count 7 major tentpoles and Summer releases I liked that year), 2010 didn't do a lot Summer season wise, then before that 2009 had 8 films that I still like from the general Summer period. So, really the last year for me that was really good was 2009, then 2011.

        But fallow years are to be expected I think. You simply won't get a bumper crop every single year.

        • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

          Yeah, I would say that I had maybe four films from last year that I can say that I liked: The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Madagascar 3 (I know, I know) and The Dark Knight Rises. Nothing else did anything.

          2011 is a year that I love: Thor, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I really like all of those movies and even like Cars 2 a bit.

          2010 gets credit from me because it had Toy Story 3, Inception and Despicable Me, along with the decent Iron Man 2.

          2009 had X-Men: Origins, which is solidly entertaining, Star Trek, The Hangover, Up, Harry Potter 6 and Transformers 2, all of which I enjoy.

          So yeah, that's my rundown of the summers. I would say 2011 is the best, but it's always rewatches that determine the movies that I like best. Expectations always get in the way the first time around. If the next few weekends can deliver some good films, I don't see why 2013 can't be considered a success.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

            Well let's see -

            2009: Transformers 2, Up, The Hangover (though I've waned on it a lot since at the time I did), Star Trek, The Proposal, Fast and Furious, District 9, Julie and Julia, (500) Days of Summer makes 9.

            2010: Iron Man 2, Inception, Salt, Knight and Day, The A-Team (actually more there than I thought) makes 5.

            2011: Transformers 3, Fast Five, Thor, Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Bad Teacher (yeah, shoot me I know!) makes 8.

            2012: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Dark Shadows (kinda..........it wasn't awful entirely...........I'd watch it), Total Recall makes 5.

            2013 (to date): Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Now You See Me makes 4 to date, so there's potential for the Summer Season to make up a couple more numbers.

            Obviously I liked more films from those years than just the above but in terms of the purely Summer type ones released between the May and late August period then those are the ones I would personally go with as having enjoyed to a greater degree than the others. So pretty much every other year seems to be better for me (assuming I find a couple more for 2013 by the time it ends) as a rough guide so far.

            • http://themoviegurusblog.blogspot.com The Movie Guru

              My 2013 count so far goes like this: Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast and Furious 6, World War Z, Despicable Me 2, and Pacific Rim

              Monsters U and Now You See Me were entertaining but unmemorable

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      I just thought I'd get in on the conversation of these past few summers and which films I liked from them. I'll include films that got a B- or higher from me.

      2013 (so far): Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Internship, The Heat, Despicable Me 2

      2012: The Avengers, Dark Shadows, The Dictator, Men In Black 3, Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White And The Huntsman, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Rock Of Ages, That's My Boy, Brave, Ted, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, The Watch, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Cosmopolis, The Expendables 2, Premium Rush, The Posession

      2011: Thor, The Hangover Part 2, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Green Lantern, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Bad Teacher, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Larry Crowne, Horrible Bosses, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows- Part 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Cowboys And Aliens, Crazy, Stupid, Love., The Smurfs, The Change-Up, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Final Destination 5, 30 Minutes Or Less, Conan The Barbarian, Fright Night

      2010: Iron Man 2, Get Him To The Greek, The A-Team, The Karate Kid, Toy Story 3, Knight And Day, Grown Ups, Despicable Me, Inception, Salt, Dinner For Schmucks, The Other Guys, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Piranha 3D

      2009: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Angels And Demons, Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian, Up, The Hangover, Land Of The Lost, The Taking Of Pelham 123, The Proposal, Year One, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Bruno, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, G-Force, The Ugly Truth, Funny People, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, Inglorious Basterds

      So as you can see, my favourite summer in the past 5 years is 2012.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    i haven't had two pennies to rub together recently so i've had to compromise somewhat on my cinema trips, i was terribly disappointed in Man Of Steel and from i can gather the blockbusters this year have received a very mixed response

    As for The Wolverine, who knows it could be better than expected but the one thing i will say after watching the fight scene clip is how Jackman must be incredibly dedicated to this character, his body is beyond ripped, he must have gone through hell

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    Going back to 'The Wolverine' for a second, the other thing I'm curious about is whether or not this will seem to 'fit' the movie continuity so far.

    The reason I wonder is because, while X1 to X3 play out a story and 'most' of X-Men Origins: Wolverine' seemed to fit into that story in being set before X1, clearly also though, elements of 'X-Men: First Class' did not fit into the seeming continuity of X1-X3 (most notable with Xavier). I've read rumours that Bryan Singer may be treating 'Days of Future Past' with the view to ignoring the events of X3 and now we have 'The Wolverine' which seems to take place AFTER X3 but presumably BEFORE 'Days of Future Past'...........................it just makes me wonder if anyone at Fox involved in the series since the start in 2000 has been tracking the movies continuity to make sure it doesn't become a giant headache.

    Lord knows, the more films you make the harder it gets to stay consistent sometimes.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    The only films I can say I've "liked" this summer are Star Trek Into Darkness and The Great Gatsby. Man of Steel, and Fast & Furious 6 were disappointments. World War Z was better than I thought it would be, but it's still pretty average. And Pacific Rim was awful. I'm keeping my hopes fairly low for The Wolverine, in hopes that it will surprise me. It certainly has potential, especially with James Magnold directing. Only 2 X-men films have been bad, in my opinion, and usually stand on the higher end of the superhero film spectrum. But I think Elysium is the only film left this summer that can be truly great.