New photos were released from the set of The Wolverine this week and Hugh Jackman’s new look makes me want to go all Fashion Police on him. (And cross my fingers and hope real hard that the scruffy face and dirty duds are shed in the first ten or so minutes–the homeless look just doesn’t do it for me, Hugh.)
Filming is underway and while we’re only hearing snippets of official information, the plot synopsis has been revealed. Unfortunately, it’s already putting me to sleep. The first Wolverine movie had its problems, sure, but this sequel is highly anticipated, especially because it’s supposed to deal with a major storyline from the comics. So far, though, I’m unimpressed with what’s been released:
In the film, Logan begins a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won’t take “no” for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.
Surely there’s more to this plot than Wolverine getting angsty over a girl? He’s a broody guy, but I don’t think I’ll be the only disappointed fangirl in theaters if that’s truly the main component of the plot. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the awesomely badass Wolverine has a little more action than saving the damsel in distress and/or winning her heart.
Directed by James Mangold and co-starring Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee, The Wolverine is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013.
For more photos of Wolverine’s new attire, head on over to the gallery at SuperHeroHype.
Source: Screen Crush