Many of you reading this article probably watched the X-Men on television when you were growing up and chances are huge that your favorite character was Wolverine. To me (and many of you) Wolverine had the meanest attitude of all of the X-Men. I have no problem referring to him as a “Cartoon Version of Jack Nicholson”.
Great news for X-Men and Superhero film fans is that The Wolverine is going to be released later this year. The film is directed by James Mangold and will feature Australian born actor Hugh Jackman (who has played the roll of Wolverine numerous times) in the leading role. The film also features appearances by Famke Jannsen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee, Tao Okamoto and others.
In the upcoming film Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future. The Wolverine has an estimated budget of over $100 million and has been scheduled for release at the end of July 2013 in the United States. No release date has been set for South Africa yet. There’s no doubt in my mind that The Wolverine is one of the most anticipated film releases of this year.
Judging by the trailer below, The Wolverine is going to be an action-packed ride. Don’t take my word for it though, judge for yourself. I’m pretty sure that many of you will agree with my assessment.
So, do you give The Wolverine a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Leave a comment and let me know, I’d like to hear your thoughts. If you’ve enjoyed the trailer, feel free to share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, sharing is caring after all.
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