It’s hard to get a read on whether or not the upcoming The Wolverine is any good after the horrendously dull disaster that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine—there are moments in the new trailer that look genuinely great or entertaining or thrilling… but that sour taste from X-Men Origins just keeps popping back up. Maybe viewing The Wolverine in its entirety will be the antidote. We’ll see.
But hey, look, a new trailer. This one doesn’t add much in the way of plot to what we already know, but it does carry with it a ton of new scenes—likely the most talked-about will be the dream sequence intro, in which Logan/ Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is haunted by the memory of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), whom he killed at the end of the also-terrible X-Men: The Last Stand. It’s a nice continuity bridge to the earlier films, but also a cold reminder of the awful ending to the original trilogy.
Elsewhere, the trailer hits the plot points that have already been established—Wolverine is called to Japan, where a rich old man (whose life Wolverine once saved) offers the near-immortal mutant a gift: mortality. And then a bunch of ninjas with swords show up and there’s a mutant version of the train fight from the first Mission: Impossible movie.
Directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine is set for a July 26 release.
What do you think of the trailer?