20th Century Fox (via CS) has unveiled a new poster for The Wolverine, the follow-up-but-not-prequel to the critically dismissed X-Men Origins: The Wolverine (2009). The film will be released in cinemas on 26 July 2013, and is currently being filmed in Japan and Sydney. Our spies report that there is a funeral, an attack on a funeral and plenty of Silver Samurai action.
The sequel to 2009′s X-Men: Origins – Wolverine is set in Japan,and is said to be loosely based on Frank Miller (Sin City, The Spirit) and Chris Claremont’s 1982 comic book arc Wolverine, which sees the main man travel to Japan, where he falls for Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord. The film is directed by James Mangold with a script by Christopher McQuarrie.
The simple and iconic design also recalls a Japanese ink wash painting, right down to the seal in the lower left corner. Lovely.
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