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Old 03-21-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default New Wolverine Poster Banned in Japan

This has been causing controversy in Japan because it shows Wolverine's claws defacing the Japanese flag!

All I'm gonna say is this is what happens when you mess up Gambit in your movie's Fox.

http://kotaku.com/5895107/how-the-ne...piss-off-japan

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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What does Gambit have to do with anything? **** Gambit.

That is a cool poster though.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Really cool poster!

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: New Wolverine Poster Banned in Japan

It hasn't been 'banned' either. Nowhere does it say it has been banned.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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The poster isn't official. Via Screenrant: FYI, that Wolverine poster is legit, but.... it's concept art & probably won't be used in marketing the film.

Translation: Fan art that has nothing to do with the movie.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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There's no way it would be used if it's a leaked official item. Anything that gets leaked is doomed.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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They really should use this poster. Its far more intelligent than any of the crap posters Marvel Studios is putting out for The Avengers.

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Old 03-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Well, there's nothing official about this article. Just look at the bolded words:

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How the New Wolverine Movie Could Piss Off Japan

As far as comic book heroes go, Wolverine is rather innocuous. Big claws. Awesome sideburns. Nothing really offensive about him—well, save for the surly attitude and the slicing people in half.

This poster, however? This could make some in Japan livid. That is, if it hasn't already.

This is rumored to be the teaser poster for the upcoming Wolverine flick, The Wolverine. The movie is set in Japan, and actor Hugh Jackman revives his role as the superhero.

The image first popped up on Instagram (and was spotted by website ScreenRant). It was supposedly taken at offices of the film's director, James Mangold. The photo has since deleted from Instagram.

The image could very well be fake—loads of phony teaser mock-up posters make their way online. Making one isn't too hard. What's interesting isn't that it's already made it's way online, but rather, that it's already made it's way online in Japan via 2ch, the country's largest bulletin board.

While some thought the poster looked "cool", others had more of kneejerk reaction.

"Man, this is going to piss off the 'netouyo,'" wrote one 2ch user. "Netouyo" is short for "nettouyoku" (ネット右翼) and it literally means, "right-wingers who use the internet". The term isn't referring to right-wing Republicans in the U.S., but those in Japan who are typically very conservative and very nationalistic.

While many in Japan would look at this poster and just kind of shrug it off or, at most, wonder why the Japanese flag was being defaced, the netouyo take to the internet, where they'll trash this poster and this movie.

"This poster is probably aimed at the Chinese market," quipped one 2ch user, referring to the tensions between the two countries. "If this imagery was used for another country as well," wrote another, "this would be an issue."

Others made cracks about nuclear waste from the earthquake creating new mutants. While one 2ch user noted that production was moved outside of Japan because of the earthquake and moved to North America, insinuating that this poster is some sort of comment on Japan.

"This is because Wolverine isn't popular in Japan!" joked another.

The most extreme right-wing Japanese ride around in big black vans, blasting propaganda and old war songs. Many of them are in favor of the emperor ruling the country, and Japan expanding its military. They also don't take kindly to the Japanese flag being disrespected.

People's political philosophies vary—and I'm not judging these individuals for what they believe. 20th Century Fox, however, should be aware that, if this poster is real, all sorts of critics will come out of the woodwork. And many of them will be rallying around the same flag Wolverine is shredding.
I haven't read any other article on this, but all they do it speculating with words like 'rumored' and 'could'.

There will always be people offended or p***ed off, for some reason. But this is just grasping straws and thin air.

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Old 03-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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"Rising soon" .. okay.. we've had Wolverine in every X-Men movie so that tag line is lame. It's a play on words "The land of the rising sun" but still.

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #10
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So, let me make this clear: Is this poster OFFICIAL or not? wtf was it taken at James Mangolds office?

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #11
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So, let me make this clear: Is this poster OFFICIAL or not? wtf was it taken at James Mangolds office?
Its an unofficial way to get things rolling and hype the film.

Poster's real, but the studio clearly didn't wanna release it officially.

I like this approach.

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
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It's real ? Nice..

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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Just curious: How can we know its real and not fandmade?

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:30 AM   #14
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The poster looks very fan made.

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:51 AM   #15
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screen rant confirmed it is real. it was made for james mangold so he'd have something to hang on his wall, it was NEVER meant for public viewing. end of story.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #16
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Cool poster but, personally haven't seen or heard any controversy about it here.

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That one is definitely a fan-made poster.

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That is a cool poster I do understand y people would get offended

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I think it's at least kind of offensive. That's like their flag/symbol or whatever. Totally understand why it wasn't released officially. Totally do not understand why it was released at all.
I don't even think they should be making another Wolverine movie anyway.

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Maybe its just an concept art?

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Why these are banned buddy?

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