Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Logan/Wolverine in the forthcoming new superhero film The Wolverine due out in theaters next year. Today we get our first look at Jackman back in character, wielding those famous adamantium claws, in the just-released first promo image from the film. Click below to see the full size image and brace yourselves, Hugh is RIPPED like a motherf*cker in this new promo image. Dang.
Check out the first official photo of Hugh Jackman in the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox film The Wolverine! Coming to theaters on July 26, 2013, the James Mangold-directed action adventure stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, 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.
I’m a little confused about this new Wolverine movie. I’m not quite sure if it’s meant as a prequel or a sequel to the earlier Wolverine movie (or the X-Men movies, for that matter) but it does seem clear that this new film will be focused on location. Dropping Wolverine in Japan and following his adventures there seems like a pretty good idea for a stand alone X-Men film. I was really excited when Darren Aronofsky was tapped to direct but after he dropped out, I kinda lost interest. Gettin’ a first look at these Wolverine abs has piqued my interest again. How about you? Does this first look get you excited to see The Wolverine next year?