20th Century Fox has released a batch of high-resolution images from director James Mangold’s upcoming sequel The Wolverine. The film finds Hugh Jackman’s titular character isolated in modern day Japan where he faces his ultimate nemesis “in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.” We recently got a look at the character in action by way of two trailers, but these images give us a closer (and clearer) look at the environment that Mangold has cooked up for the Japan-set story. We’ve seen a few of these images before in lower resolution versions, but there are also some new peeks at The Wolverine in action, including a rather impressive chain wrangling.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens on July 26th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. 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, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Click here to catch up on all of our coverage of The Wolverine, or peruse the recent links below:
- THE WOLVERINE Gets Sweded
- New Posters for THE HANGOVER PART III and THE WOLVERINE
- New Behind-the-Scenes Images from THE WOLVERINE and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
- Hugh Jackman Talks THE WOLVERINE, Viper, the Bullet Train Sequence, and the Film’s X-MEN Cameo
- Domestic Trailer for THE WOLVERINE
- International Trailer for THE WOLVERINE
- 2 New Posters and 8 New Images from THE WOLVERINE