"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), with Jackman joined in the cast by Will Yun Lee (Total Recall) as Harada (a.k.a. the Silver Samurai), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) as Shingen, Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) as Noburo Mori, Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) as Yashida and Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Viper. Newcomers Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto will potray Yukio and Mariko, while Famke Janssen reprises the role of Jean Grey from the original X-Men trilogy.