The Wolverine has released a new poster and get this...it does NOT feature a shirtless Hugh Jackman screaming into the abyss! Nay, this new poster released by director, James Mangold via tweet, features an artistic glimpse of one of the film's main antagonistic muscle, The Silver Samurai.
Resembling some type of ancient Japanese pictograph, the image features a full-bodied (albeit roughly-depicted) look at the character of Kenuichio Harada, a menacing mutant who can channel energy and cavorts in armor as the sword-swinging Silver Samurai. While he will be portrayed by actor, Will Yun Lee, who some may know from his current semi-regular role on Hawaii Five-0 as the roguish informant, Sang Min, the latest trailer for the film recently unveiled at industry show, CinemaCon, shows us a brief live-action glimpse of the character...and he looks FREAKING HUGE. Since Will Yun Lee is a normal-sized human being who can probably use public toilets without breaking them, the glimpse might have revealed something plot-wise about this live-action version of the famous X-Men villain and Wolverine rival.
Regardless, the poster shows an awesome and overwhelming opponent for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, who will also have to contend with the face-ripping femme, Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), as well as an entire legion of ninjas that could very well make the folks behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation jealous.
The Wolverine shows The Silver Samurai slicing and dicing the division of decency when it hits theaters on July 26. Check out the full Silver Samurai poster below!
...And for the sake of comparison, a still from the recent CinemaCon trailer showing the steroid...err, Silver Samurai.