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Movie Review: The Wolverine
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The Wolverine
Director: James Mangold
Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback, Scott Frank
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Famke Janssen
Twentieth Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 126 Minutes
Release Date: July 26, 2013

Based on the 1982 comic book series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, James Mangold‘s The Wolverine picks up years after X-Men: The Last Stand with Logan (Hugh Jackman) traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Stripped of his immortality and vulnerable for the first time, Logan is pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he battles the yakuza, ninjas, samurai, and his own inner demons.

Mangold’s film begins with a bearded, long-haired Logan living in the Alaskan wilderness. He’s tracked by Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and summoned to Japan, where her dying employer, Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), wishes to say good-bye to an old friend.

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‘The Wolverine Teaser’: 6 Seconds Of Wolverine In Japan, Bondage & Flashbacks
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Vine gives us a whole new way of viewing the world of social media. You can tell an entire story with just one 6-second (or less) video. Studios have caught on to the craze and are now releasing portions of their movie in six seconds and redefining the way we see teasers. The latest marketing bit using Vine comes from Fox who will be releasing The Wolverine on July 26, 2013.

Hit the jump to see the new teaser and a couple of new images and a brand new poster for the film.

Anyone who watches the teaser for The Wolverine can assume that a lot will happen in this trailer. The full trailer lands later this week, which will give us a better glimpse at the plot of the film.

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Svetlana Khodchenkova May Be Viper In James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’
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Just a week after it was announced that Jessica Biel was in talks to play Viper in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, it was announced that she was no longer in talks to play as the venomous character. That left another empty spot on the casting list, and with Mangold ready to start production, the search for a replacement began.

But the search is now over again, because Svetlana Khodchenkova is in talks to play as Viper. According to sources, even though negotiations are being held it’s expected that the deal will be completed very soon.

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