20th Century Fox has released the first clip from director James Mangold’s upcoming film The Wolverine. Rather than teasing a small-scale fist fight or a dialogue sequence, Fox has unveiled a snippet of one of the film’s major action sequences: the bullet train fight. While the initial peek at the set piece in the early trailers showed some spotty visual effects, this finished version looks great and is rather intense. I really like what we’ve seen of Mangold’s handle on the fight sequences thus far, and I’m eager to see this visceral style put to good use in the full film.
Hit the jump to watch the extended clip. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, and Tao Okamoto. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Click here to catch up on all of our coverage of The Wolverine, or peruse the recent links below:
- 6 New Character Images from THE WOLVERINE
- Sumi-e Posters for Jean Grey, Shingen, Mairko, and Harada
- Editing Room Visit and Interview with Director James Mangold
- New International Trailer for THE WOLVERINE Starring Hugh Jackman
- New CinemaCon Trailer for THE WOLVERINE Offers Glimpse at Silver Samurai
- New Japanese Trailer for THE WOLVERINE
- Fox Will Have to Replace 50% of Their Outdoor Campaign for THE WOLVERINE Due to Theft
- 12 New High-Resolution Images from THE WOLVERINE
- THE WOLVERINE Gets Sweded
- New Posters for THE HANGOVER PART III and THE WOLVERINE
- New Behind-the-Scenes Images from THE WOLVERINE and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
- Hugh Jackman Talks THE WOLVERINE, Viper, the Bullet Train Sequence, and the Film’s X-MEN Cameo
- Domestic Trailer for THE WOLVERINE
- International Trailer for THE WOLVERINE