The Wolverine gets an official synopsis

And James Mangold tweets some new updates

Filming on the long-delayed X-Men spin-off The Wolverine is finally well underway, and Fox has released a concise new synopsis to help build anticipation for the film.

"Based on the celebrated comic-book arc," begins the blurb, "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."

That celebrated comic-book ark would be referring to Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's take on the character, in which Wolverine travels to Japan and finds love in the arms of the daughter of a powerful Yakuza crime lord.

Meanwhile, director James Mangold has taken to Twitter to provide a few new updates on the project. "Movies I think about as I make #TheWolverine," he begins. "Eastwood’s Josie Wales, Powell’s Black Narcissus, Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Marnie, Vertigo."

"Today I am starting an intense set piece of action and drama at the Yashida Compound set. Logan, Yukio and Shingen. Just finished pages. Made some tweaks. Scribbled out fresh shot list. About to head to set for day 14 of THE WOLVERINE."

The Wolverine opens in the UK on 26 July 2013.

Are you excited to see Logan's return to the big screen? Tell us, below!


    • CaptainCrazy

      Aug 17th 2012, 12:48

      A man with sideburns?!?! What will Cronenberg think if this sh*t?

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 17th 2012, 12:53

      I hope this outing will be a little bit more voilent and less camp.

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    • karenlau

      Aug 17th 2012, 16:40

      I love Hugh Jackman

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 17th 2012, 20:34

      I also love Hugh Jackman.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 17th 2012, 22:32

      Mangold can fit a lot into 140 characters.

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    • irishbrian

      Aug 18th 2012, 9:02

      Thers A Lot Of Love For The "Jackman" !!

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    • SiMan

      Aug 18th 2012, 16:57

      Should be quite good using the Japanese story-arc, but i wonder if they'll still stick with comics in terms of what happens to Mariko, seeing as how they already used that idea on The Last Stand. Oh, and i hope if this does well we get another film but based on the 'Eneny of the State' story and hope they tie it in with the other Marvel films.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 18th 2012, 17:57

      Lets hope the CGI doesn't looks like a Roger Rabbit cast-off. *Winces at sink slice in 'Origins' "

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