While Man of Steel is set to dominate theaters this summer, the is still a little gem waiting in the wings to shred the box office. A new international trailer for The Wolverine has popped up online, revealing some more plot points and a better look at Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) and Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). I’ve made it known before that I don’t like the fact that they made Viper into a mutant, but I must say that the character does look badass. The fight choreography looks insane. The only other comic book film that had this crazy martial arts goodness was Blade 1 and 2. I like that they took that part of it seriously and I can’t wait to see how this turns out (Fingers Crossed).
The film also stars Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, and Tao Okamoto. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:
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.