The Wolverine continues its week of revelations and reapings with a second brief teaser trailer leading up to tomorrow's grand unveiling of the film's full debut trailer. Plus, the film has unloaded its second and third impressive motion posters depicting Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in full torrential irateness.
The new video comes just a day after director, James Mangold unveiled an epic 6 second montage of footage from the film, which even revealed an X-Men alum cameo by Famke Janssen's Jean Grey. However, it seems that in the promotional melee, even Mangold himself got a bit confused about the rollout strategy for the various teasers for the trailer. It turns out the formal teaser for the trailer would come by way of a new 20 second video today, released exclusive to MTV.
Unlike the video released yesterday, this one is more thematically focused, as we see Wolverine sustaining a gunshot that to anyone else, would be fatal. The future for this cheapshot artist dressed as a monk, is certainly bleak, as he also seems to make off with Wolverine's damsel, Mariko. (Tao Okamoto.) The wound just serves to demonstrate what Wolverine seems to lament at this point in his life: The virtual immortality afforded to him by his mutant healing factor. Indeed, it's been hinted throughout the last year that this film would explore the depths of Wolverine's soul like never before as his fear of losing the ones he loves comes into focus when the former love of his life, Mariko calls him to Japan for help.
Yet, despite all the monstrous mutant pathos in this teaser for the trailer, it looks like Rila Fukushima's role as mysterious she-ninja, Yukio may very well have stolen the show with her badassness and cute-ish freakiness. Regardless, the aperitif has now been consumed and the main course of a trailer is set to hit our dinner tables tomorrow.
The Wolverine brushes-off gutshots with an angry sneer when it hits theaters on July 26. Check out the new teaser and the motion posters below!