The Wolverine, the latest Marvel film following the comics’ most prolific X-Men member, finds himself in a new setting: Japan. The film focuses largely on Logan/Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) as he continues to struggle with what he’s been turned into.
The film’s features a new X-Men/Marvel villain, the Silver Samurai, who is bent on hunting Wolverine at every turn. In the comic series, the Silver Samurai is a Japanese silver-armored mutant proficient in the samurai fighting style. The Silver Samurai is able to transfer mutant energy into his sword, enabling him to cut through everything but adamantium, the metal which lines Wolverine’s bones.
The minute long trailer features several new clips, including Wolverine’s confrontations with armies of ninjas and our first glimpse at a fight between Logan and the Samurai:
Marvel has released an official synopsis for the film, which gives us a better look at what we can expect to see in The Wolverine:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.
The Wolverine is set to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013!