Empire Magazine and 20th Century Fox Film have released a photo from director James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman. The Wolverine is based on a screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. The film is a sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The photo features Jackman in a suit, which is unusual attire for the mutant known as Logan, with his claws at the ready.
In addition to Jackman, the film stars Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee. It was recently been confirmed that contrary to early reports, this film takes place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand. Based on the celebrated comic book arc by 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.
The first Wolverine film grossed over $179 million at the box office. The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26, 2013.
Here is the released photo from Empire Magazine.