By: Eric Eisenberg
In Bryan Singer‘s 2000 film X-Men it was established that Wolverine wasn’t a big fan of the leather jump suit the team had him wear, but that doesn’t fully explain a certain pattern that has developed in the marketing for James Mangold‘s upcoming superhero film The Wolverine. Thus far there have been three official stills and one photo-based poster for the movie (the teaser poster was illustrated) and all of them have featured the titular character not wearing a shirt. As we haven’t seen a trailer yet, until now there was no reason to believe that Hugh Jackman wasn’t doing the entire film topless. But today the pattern has been broken.
Empire has included a new still from the film in their latest issue, and not only is the super healing mutant wearing a suit, he’s dressed to the nines in a pretty badass black suit (with his claws fully extended, of course). Check out the image below and head over to Coming Soon to see a shot from the set – also featuring Jackman wearing clothes!
Based on a script written by Christopher McQuarrie and re-written by Mark Bomback, The Wolverine features Jackman’s sixth performance as the titular mutant and finds him traveling to Japan to train as a samurai warrior. Will Yun Lee will play the villainous Silver Samurai, while Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova will portray Viper. 20th Century Fox will release the film on July 26th, and while we are still waiting for the first trailer it was promised by Mangold recently to be arriving “soon.”
Source: Cinema Blend