Hugh Jackman is facing a whole new set of problems in the trailer for the upcoming comic book film, “The Wolverine.” In addition to being tormented by the ghost of Jean Grey (former “X-Men” actress Famke Janssen), Wolverine is now newly mortal and targeted by a new batch of Japanese enemies.
Clearly the money shot in the trailer is Wolverine’s showdown with the Silver Samurai, which was previously teased in the movie’s CinemaCon footage. The character, who is being portrayed by Will Yun Lee, is a fan-favorite mutant who can charge any object around him with mutant energy. He’s the perfect foe for Wolverine because his katana can cut through everything except for adamantium, the metal that lines Wolverine’s bones and makes up his claws.
This latest “X-Men” film seems to have a very different feel than those that came before it, largely due to its Japanese setting. Directed by James Mangold, the movie also stars Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada and Svetlana Khodchenkova. It’s due in theaters on July 26.