First Look: Badass Official Photo of Hugh Jackman in 'The Wolverine'

September 24, 2012
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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!

Here's the first photo from The Wolverine. Reminds me a bit of the shot from X-Men Origins. Via Twitter:

The Wolverine First Look Photo

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?

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  • " which will work as a stand-alone solo Wolverine movie" So in relationship to the timeline already established by the origin film, first class, and the previous X-Men films when does this film take place?
    • Cody W
      Im guessing this is in a universe where Origins never took place, and probably between first class and the first Xmen. But standalone could mean that it isnt in the timeline at all.
      • It's like Jackman is playing a different character each time, I don't know if I like that.
        • Even if he is a 'different' character each time, he is still Wolverine, and Fox is doing essentially the same thing Marvel does with him, which is present him in different ways.
    • basically they are pretending origins didnt happen. Also i assume all timeline issues will be fixed with X-Men First Class: Days of Future Past
  • Boss_Jones
    This poster looks too boring to me. I think it would have been better to see him outside in the elements...perhaps on a mountain overlooking Japan or something like that.
  • He looks sleeker than usual. Seems to fit the film's setting & aesthetic (what little we know of it so far). Hope this turns out as good as it should be - I do like Mangold.
  • Honestly wouldn't even know if there was a lot of post treatment to his muscles/veins - he's always so friggin shredded
      The pain of being in Japan and not being able to eat carbs!!! :'(
      • si1ver
        Hugh doesn't like rice?
        • DAVIDPD
          No, it's nutrition joke. 😛 To get that ripped he probably can't touch carbohydrates, i.e. rice.
  • truong18
    they better make a one hell of a fight battle between him and the samurais.
  • Well I just turned gay.
    Even cooler than his last performance as the Wolverine.
  • TheRagingCajun
    As much as i like this pic, well the overall look of it, and as much as there is yet to be a better Wolverine out there, i can't help but think that Logan is a small, muscle mountain with hair on his arms and shit, like a little Kodiak bear..... I hate the haircut by the way, but i dig the popping veins!!
  • I admire Jackman's discipline! How old is he?
    • rennmaxbeta
  • It's Jack Reacher (or should have been.....)
  • Richie G
    I totally look like that when I take my shirt off
  • JerseyBoy
    They made Wolverine thinner than fog, looks like a slight breeze can knock down this fellow. He is not even supposed to have this much muscles and veins it's just too over done. It just looks not "Wolverine" at all. In some comics you can clearly see he has some fat but still a balanced muscle mass, this just throws the muscle in without care of the character or his actual physical features. Also to the mention the short hair too, wouldn't his healing factor have effects on his hair growth the reason why his hair was always long and messy. The image is to generic and plain boring. Fuck this shit, fuck it, fuck everything fuck this and fuck that!
    • truong18
      what the fucking fuck
    • x
      What,you can't get it up because he is to "skinny"?
  • Jericho
    spoilers, he goes on to be in three X-Men movies......
  • There's a rumor that this movie could(will) take place after X-3: The Last stand, Hugh Jackman himself stated that the film was not named "Wolverine 2" because it is not a sequel to Origins. But we'll just have to wait and see as details surface the web.
  • rennmaxbeta
    Looking ripped and putting most of us to shame again, lol. Hope it's going to be better than that last Wolverine movie.
  • no matter how good jackman is with this character, i can never really bring myself to accept him as a suitable actor for the part. Wolverine is NOT 6 feet tall, he is NOT lean and cut like the picture above, he would probably be more stubby, short and grizzly looking. that being said, i can't think of any other actor who could fit that role. damnit.
    • disqus_7NnJiMIDJ5
      Tom Hardy, really think about it, look up some of his work and get back to me.
      • i'll have to disagree on that one. Hardy may have a buff body...but his face seems a bit too boy-ish. Logan needs to look really rugged, aged and mean. probably in his late thirties or early forties...ok, now im thinking something along the lines of Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Guy Pierce...i dunno, just throwing out names here
        • disqus_7NnJiMIDJ5
          There's always makeup, the more I think about it they maybe should have went with their first pick, he would have been a great choice
  • Dustin Asher
    He didn't ask for this.
  • octopus
    Why does every movie poster that is cool have to be "badass"? That's wayyyy overused. Come up with another description. You know, act like the professional journalists you claim you are.
  • sentaino
    OMG!! he is fuckin ripped!!!
    • Jericho




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