I have no idea what to expect from The Wolverine. I’ll admit, I was more excited for the project when Darren Aronofsky was behind the camera, but I’ve always been a huge fan of Logan’s tales in Japan (especially the classic Chris Claremont/ Frank Miller miniseries which is rumored to be the basis for much of this movie). And I’m stoked at the possibility we’ll see Silver Samurai, always one of Logan’s more interesting opponents, and one that could translate amazingly well on film, as I see it.
I guess the verdict is still out until we get to see some footage, but in the meantime, Marvel revealed a new international one sheet on their Facebook page, and I really like the understated look of the image. Logan is perched on a rooftop in the rain, leaning heavily on a katana sword, overlooking the neon lights of the city below. There’s few places as cinematically stimulating as Japan, with its clash of traditional feudal architecture and hyper-modern urban cityscapes, and getting to see Wolverine running around in both walks of life should be worth the ticket in and of itself.
I’m sure we’ll get a less-cool new poster for the US soon (probably focusing on Hugh Jackman’s floating head and a lot of photoshopped crap flying around him), but this more subtle poster has me more interested in this movie that I have been for a while.
What do you think of the new poster? Are you digging it as much as I am?