Truly, the comics geek is living in a special, blessed time. When I was seventeen years old, my friends and I spent fully a year and a half looking forward to Tim Burton’s Batman to come out… because as hard as it is to believe, the last comic-book movie adaptation before that movie was Superman IV: The Quest For Peace in 1987. And before that? Yeah, Howard The Duck. To say that Hollywood wasn’t catering to our needs back then would be an understatement only surpassed by, “It was kinda breezy in Oklahoma yesterday.” *
But clearly it ain’t like that now. The summer movie season is only about three weeks old and we already have one big superhero movie out, with Man of Steel coming in June. Which is such a wealth of geek material that it’s easy to forget that we also have The Wolverine coming out July 26th. Well, there’s the wealth of material, and the fact that Wolverine: X-Men Origins kinda sucked.
However, 20th Century Fox doesn’t want you to forget, as they have released a new trailer for the movie. And it is proof that you shouldn’t forget, because this series of clips shows a bunch of sequences that look heavily influenced by the classic Chris Claremont / Frank Miller Wolverine miniseries from the early 80s.
Plus there is a giant, robot-looking samauri. Because shut up, that’s why.
Anyway, you can check out the latest footage after the jump.
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