This week has seen a flood of superhero news, with Marvel Studios pushing full-steam ahead on the Iron Man 3 marketing blitz, Warner Bros. dropping the latest Man of Steel trailer, Universal releasing the first clip from Kick-Ass 2, spy photos giving us our first look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and cameras starting to roll on both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past (it's going to be a bumper Week in Spandex tomorrow, that's for sure). But, if that's not enough to satisfy your superhero appetite for the week, we now have three new images from The Wolverine featuring Hugh Jackman's adamantium-clawed mutant going up against a team of ninjas courtesy of ReviewSTL:
on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes
Wolverine (Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to
modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a
host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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."
The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day) and sees Jackman joined in the cast by newcomers Rila Fukushima as Yukio and Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, along with 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 and Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) as Yashida, Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Viper and Famke Janssen (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) as Jean Grey.
The Wolverine is set for release on July 26th.