At one point in time the wonderful Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct the follow-up to the “so bad it’s not even funny” X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but soon realized that his time could be spent on much better films. It was at that point that any interest in the project I may have had left the project with Aronofsky. But alas, he we are with the first trailer for The Wolverine. I’ll give it this, though, it certainly looks better than Origins. James Mangold has previously directed Girl, Interrupted and Walk The Line so this actually has a fair shot. The trailer certainly indicates a martial arts heavy superhero film, so I’m sure that alone has already set off a lot of peoples radar.
Watch the trailer for The Wolverine below.
The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, and Tao Okomoto and is released in theaters on July 26.
By Richard Pepper