Hugh Jackman dons the adamantium claws once again next July as Fox releases the latest instalment in its X-Men movie franchise, The Wolverine, which is set to adapt the classic 1982 Japanese story arc from comic book writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller. We’ve already had a short plot outline for the film back in August, but now a new synopsis has been uncovered by The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide, which gives us a few more details about the storyline for the forthcoming sequel…
“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.“
It’s interesting to note that Logan is now immortal (and presumably still kicking about in the alternate future of Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past?) and the description of him “emerging more powerful” than ever before certainly seems to support the promises from Jackman and director James Mangold (Knight and Day) that The Wolverine will finally deliver the full-on beserker rage that X-Men fans have been clamoring to see… Well, either that, or they’ve mixed up the script with the Highlander reboot.
The Wolverine has been written by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and Mark Bomback (Jack the Giant Killer) and also features Will Yun Lee (Total Recall), Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai), Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and newcomers Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto. It is due to hit cinemas on July 26th, 2013.