Some new pics from James Mangold’s standalone X-Men film The Wolverine have surfaced, and Hugh Jackman looks like he’s ready to kick some baddie ass in classic Logan fashion.
Mangold has been preaching that his take on Wolverine is a different beast than the previous X-Men films, not to mention the wildly uneven X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the new pics continue to show a darker take on the beloved franchise.
We get to see more of the Japanese setting, as Wolverine pulls out his favorite weapons and gets ready to take on some unseen foes. The pics are leaking out thanks to an upcoming issue of Total Film.
As if that wasn’t enough, Mangold has confirmed via Twitter that the first teaser trailer should debut with the opening of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on March 27. This fits with previous reports about when some footage would finally roll out, and it leaves more than enough time to build some buzz before the July 26 opening date.
(Via Comic Book Movie)