Hugh Jackman Wolverine Movie Promo Photo

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine 2013

Hugh Jackman bares his claws — and some incredibly ripped abs — in this first official image from The Wolverine.

The movie, a follow-up to Jackman’s 2010 flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine, went off the rails temporarily in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster. The film’s original director — Black Swan auteur Darren Aronofsky, who teamed with Jackson on artsy time-travel picture The Fountain — quit around the same time as the earthquake-induced meltdown.

New helmer James Mangold (I Walk the Line) then took over production of The Wolverine, which is currently filming in Japan. In the sequel, alpha mutant Logan, having spent his solo movie traipsing around North America, finds himself in Japan unsheathing his adamantium claws to shred battalions of samurai warriors. The story, scripted by The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback, is based on a 1982 Marvel Comics adventure.

The Wolverine, which includes Will Yun Lee as the Silver Samurai and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, is slated to open July 26, 2013.

Marvel Select Action Figure: Wolverine Yellow Costume

Jessica Biel offered Viper villain role in The New Wolverine Movie

Jessica Biel offered serpentine villain role in The Wolverine

News flash from the internet….

Article by Todd Brown from Twitch.

It’s been a busy couple days for James Mangold who directed The Wolverine. Just a couple days ago word began to circulate that Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto were joining the cast. That flurry of action covered the Japanese characters in the story but left some key spots to fill.

And now a big one has dropped. Twitch has learned that Jessica Biel has been offered the role of Viper, a complex character who at one point was a peer of Logan’s as well as an enemy. She was a major player in criminal organization Hydra and, in one story arc, blackmailed Logan / Wolverine into marrying her. This could be interesting.

There is a great online article by Earnst Cavalli.  You can read more at Digital Trends.  One of  the best selling Marvel Select figures we carry in our shop is the Classic Yellow Wolverine costume.

Marvel Select Action Figure Wolverine Yellow Costume