Based on the celebrated comic book arc created by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, this outing takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. 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.
James Mangold has recently opened up about how the film will sit alongside Bryan Singer’s in-production X-Men: Days Of Future Past, with the answer basically that Logan’s trip to Japan stands alone.
"Bryan and I have talked and he’s seen what we’ve done," Mangold told SFX. "Clearly the reality is that we are all trying to work together and make things groove together. But the trick is we were making our movie before Bryan came on and before I knew what they were up to in that film. Our agenda was always our agenda and our movie stands alone, so the journey we take Logan on inThe Wolverine, we bring to a close."
Alongside the returning Hugh Jackman (The Prestige, Australia, Les Misérables) and Famke Janssen (Goldeneye, X-Men, Taken) are Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee and Hal Yamanouchi.
The Wolverine hits UK cinemas on July 25.
In the meatime, you can check out the latest trailer here and the rest of the promotional one sheets here.