First Look: Badass Official Photo of Hugh Jackman in 'The Wolverine'
There's no other better word for this: whoa! This is a photo?! It's almost too amazing to believe. The Film Stage reports that 20th Century Fox has unveiled our very first look photo at Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine in James Mangold's The Wolverine. Formerly the Darren Aronofsky project, Mangold is now at the helm of this comic book follow-up, which will work as a stand-alone solo Wolverine movie, set in Japan following Logan as he falls for a local woman and battles samurai. While they've been shooting for months, we haven't seen much beyond set photos, so this is our first intro and it is badass. Can't wait to see footage!
Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, 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.
James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day) is directing The Wolverine from a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback who are adapting the classic 1982 story arc in the Wolverine comics, which takes our favorite mutant all the way to Japan. The cast includes Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rila Fukushima. 20th Century Fox is releasing The Wolverine in theaters starting July 26th, 2013 next summer. Lookin' good so far?