Complete with a roboty looking Silver Samurai and Viper with a snake tongue, which of course makes me think this one will probably miss the mark again. Don't get me wrong, I'll still be there opening night, but with very low expectations.
The first Wolverine movie was fun enough, but if it had just been a film about two brothers with powers who are virtually immortal and always at each other's throats, it would have been far better received. This was clearly not OUR Wolverine. It's a fairly universal disrespect for YEARS of comics with brilliant story telling packed into every page that irks me. Why do they think they can do it "better"? Why do they NEED to TRY to do it better? There are lessons to be learned from the success of The Avnegers and Iron Man that don't seem to be sticking outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though I think you'd agree that Amazing Spider-Man made it work. When in doubt, go to the comics. The material is proven and can't fail. Abandoning that, lead with a respect for the source material and an even larger respect for the character and what makes them so great and I can't see how you can go wrong. Spider-Man written with his core beliefs and attitude in tact can be transplanted into any well written story and you've got the start of something great. That's what this film will come down to. Shed the egos, trust the comics and build a good, solid story around characters we love. That's all I really want. Agreed?
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
The Wolverine hits theaters July 26th, 2013.