Plus: 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Gravity,' 'The Wolverine,' 'The World's End'
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13. 'The Wolverine'
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima
Release Date: July 26
Lowdown: James Mangold took over for Darren Aronofsky on what appears to be an elaborate apology for the existence of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' an adaptation of what is probably the most beloved character arc from the comics. Wolverine heads to Japan, where he finds himself tested in a way he's never seen before, pushed to a place where is immortality is finally put to the test. Plus… Samurai! It sounds like it takes place way after the timeline of the 'X-Men' movies, raising some interesting questions about the overall continuity. Hugh Jackman may not have many more of these in him, so here's hoping this is a great use of the character.
- Drew McWeeny