The first official image of Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

When Darren Aronofsky vacated the director’s chair on The Wolverine back in March 2011, it was beginning to look like Logan’s Japanese adventure would never make it to the screen. However, shooting on Fox’s latest X-Men spin-off is now well underway in Japan and Australia, with the returning Hugh Jackman joining up with director James Mangold (Walk the Line, Knight and Day) for an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s classic 1982 limited series Wolverine, and the first official image from the film has now arrived online…

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

The Wolverine has been written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Mark Bomback (Total Recall) and sees Jackman joined in the cast by Will Yun Lee (Total Recall) as Harada (a.k.a. the Silver Samurai), Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) as Noburo Mori, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) as Yashida and Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Viper, while newcomers Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto will potray Yukio and Mariko. The film is due for release on July 26th, 2013.

Wolverine Legendary Scale Figure

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