New image of Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

There’s still a month or so to go until we get to feast our eyes on the first trailer for Hugh Jackman’s sixth X-Men outing in The Wolverine, but to tide us over 20th Century Fox has released a brand new image from the forthcoming sequel featuring a snarling Jackman suited up as Logan…

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.

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day) from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Mark Bomback (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and sees Jackman joined in the cast by Will Yun Lee (Total Recall), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai), Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and newcomers Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto. The film is set for release on July 26th.