Is it a new trend ‘bub? That superheroes of this generation all have existential crises of some kind. We’ve seen it in ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy and most recently in ‘Man of Steel’. Well, guess what. It seems that our favourite Canadian clawed mutant has some problems of his own in the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’.
As director James Mangold recently explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “I felt it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose. I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose… War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore? I think those questions are especially interesting when you’re dealing with a character who is essentially immortal.”
In this latest trailer, Logan (Hugh Jackman) struggles to accept a an offer to become mortal but new villain, Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) throws a spanner into the works and does it for him without his knowledge, stripping him of his ability to heal from injuries.
In the trailer, we also get to see more of the movie’s new villains like Viper ("A chemist. A capitalist. A viper") and Logan duking it out with Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee).
After the crushing disappointment that is ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, this James Mangold-helmer is said to be a truer-to-form movie that closely follows the canon set by writers Chris Claremont and Frank Miller in their 1982 comic book series.