WATCH the New ‘Wolverine’ Trailer (Video)

Pic stars Hugh Jackman and opens July 26

20th Century Fox and Marvel released their second full-length for “The Wolverine” today starring Hugh Jackman.

SEE ALSO: ‘X-Men’ Casts Peter Dinklage as Villain

This latest trailer, which will be attached to “Fast & Furious 6”  when it opens this weekend, further explains the story line of Logan aka Wolverine’s journey to Japan and amps up the action including an impressive fight set on a bullet train which is sure to be one of the main set pieces of the film.

Another interesting thing about the trailer is the appearance of a well known character from the “X-Men” universe, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). The reason her character’s appearance is peculiar has less to do with her role in the film and more to do at when the film is set.

The previous solo Wolverine pic, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” was an origin story for Jackman’s character and was set before he ever met Professor X and joined the X-Men team but Janssen”s appearance and Logan acknowledging her suggests this film could be set after he had joined the team. We’ll just have to wait and see.

“The Wolverine” opens July 26.

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  1. We don’t really have to wait and see at all. The Director was very, very clear that the film is set in the future long after Logan has severed ties with The X-Men (If in fact there are any X-Men left at all. (Although to be fair it is always possible that some changes have been made to make the film fit in more with the future of next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    Quote the director…

    “Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all…Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.”

    And…

    “The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie.”

    So, no waiting…

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