We’ve got exactly one month until The Wolverine slashes its way into theaters, and today we’ve got a new series of promotional images including a bunch of Viper stills, three character posters in the same style as the previous ones, and a new banner featuring Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Rila Fukushima.
These character posters are all extremely impressive pieces of art, especially as far as comic book posters go. For a genre of film that is so closely related to quality artwork, I’m usually fairly disappointed by the promotional sheets for comic films, but when the first poster of Wolverine, in this style, released, we saw that at the very least, the promotion for this film was going to be something special.
The character posters that have followed have not broken the mold, even adding small hints of red to further contrast the feudal style, which I’m a huge fan of. The three character posters that released today are of Shingen Yashida (Hiroyuki Sanada), Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto), and Harada (Will Yun Lee).
The banner is nothing revolutionary, but still a quality poster for the film. As for the stills of Viper, they don’t reveal anything new but it’s still great to get some additional looks at the stunning Khodchenkova in the role.
Fans, and Jackman, are hoping this will be the film to redeem the mistakes made with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jackman has already made it clear that he’s aware of what went wrong with Origins and says that they have made sure the same mistakes wouldn’t be made this time around.
While I did enjoy Origins, it was more because I’m such a big fan of the character, and Jackman as the character, rather than because of the actual film itself. It definitely had its flaws, but with how disconnected The Wolverine is supposed to be from the previous X-Men films, it looks promising that this will indeed be the movie the character deserves.
The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013.
Check out the gallery of images and posters below and then head down to the comments section to share your thoughts.
Source: Comic Book Movie