First Official Look: Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine


You’ve already seen oodles of set images from the upcoming James Mangold-directed comic book movie (click here and here if you missed them), now check out your first official look at Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”, posing shirtless and bearing those wicked trademark claws of his against what looks like a religious (Japanese temple?) backdrop.

Our hero apparently isn’t sporting his trademark hair just yet, though.

The film, based on the Frank Miller/Chris Claremont “Wolverine” mini-series from the ’80s, will find ol Logan in Japan getting into all sorts of nasty business with mutant Samurai types and romancing lovely (and forbidden) Japanese ladies. That’s Japan for ya — guy shows up with claws shooting out of his knuckles, and it’s all, “You can’t date my daughter, you have to leave, etc, etc.”

“The Wolverine”, also staring Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, James Fraser, Tao Okamoto, and Hal Yamanouchi, shows the feral killer doing what he does best July 26, 2013.

Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine (2013) Movie Image

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  • Dedpool

    That looks like a Comic Cover it’s so airbrushed! That said it looks good. The man can definitely get himself into serious shape! I can’t wait for this, as it should be very good. Also can’t wait for Real Steel 2.

    • Juggernaut

      Agreed! I was actually going to say the same thing about Jackman’s dedication. Some of the movies were less than stellar but he’s always able to bring the physicality needed for the role. Especially since he’s becoming older and older between performances.

      • Nix

        Well it IS his job. The least he can do is stay in superhero shape, right? It’s like praising your local I.T. guy for knowing his way around a computer. :/

        • Dedpool

          I’d agree with you mostly, but damn the man doesn’t skimp. I mean yeah he has to get in shape for the part, but to get THAT cut for EVERY time he plays the part is impressive. And like Juggy he isn’t exactly getting younger.

          • Nix

            Did you get my email about NYCC?

          • Dedpool

            Indeed! Just wrote you back! YEAAAAAAHHHH BOYYYYIEEEEE!!!!!

          • Juggernaut

            Remarkably he looks younger in this than he did in the first X-Men film.

        • Tin Hoang

          He probably stands to make 50+ million on this movie since hes producer + acting, so getting money from both ends. Not sure how much it’s dedication craft, but rather the benjamins driving him.

          • Nix

            Oh, I’m sure that backend deal is very generous. :)

  • Wolfdaddy21

    well damn….time to hit the gym.