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As has been illustrated many times throughout the entire X-Men franchise, Wolverine has been alive for a long, long time. He was born in the mid-19th century and has been a warrior for almost his entire existence, taking part in just about every American conflict from the Civil War to Vietnam. But what you may not have known is that the immortal mutant was down in Japan at the end of World War II, and believe it or not he can actually say that he's survived a nuclear blast. Need proof? Just watch the brand new clip from The Wolverine, courtesy of MSN UK, which you can find above.
While I understand that clips are often put together by cutting down what will be longer scenes in the movie, is anyone else kind of weirded out by how this one is put together? It's annoying enough that Wolverine tells the solider that there's no running away from the bomb, only to scream for him to run 30 seconds later, but I don't understand how Wolverine got out of the pit, appeared behind the soldier, and then magically appears to be 20 feet away from the pit he was just in. James Mangold is certainly a more than competent director, so I'm sure that the scene construction will play out much better in the full movie, but it's kind of makes for a weak clip.
This is actually the third clip we've ween in three days for the new comic book movie, the last two showing off scenes from some of the other big action set pieces in the film. Get caught up with the clips below:
Based on the comics by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and adapted by Christopher McQuarrie with a rewrite from Mark Bomback, The Wolverine is set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand and finds the titular hero lost in the world without Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). This changes, however, when he is tracked down by an agent from Japan who wishes for Wolverine to fly to Asia to meet with an old acquaintance. It is there that the hero is given an incredible opportunity: to be rid of his own immortality. Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Svetlana Khodchenkova co-star in the movie, which will be in theaters at the end of this month on July 26th.