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The Wolverine - Production Stills | First Look

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A prime example of movie studio's overzealous practice in converting comics to live action films, the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened to poor reviews from the critics and indifferent reactions from fans despite a budget of $150 million dollars. Still, Marvel Entertainment is willing to try again this summer. Now simply known as The Wolverine, actor Hugh Jackman will be reprising the role of Logan. Also known as Wolverine, a mutant with animal-like instincts, super human strength, uncanny self-healing powers, and a set of retractable claws made of adamantium. The new film will be following a 1982 story arc within the comic series written by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, in which Wolverine travels to Japan in order to settle a score with an old foe. In addition to Jackman, the cast is one of mostly Japanese including Hiroyuki Sanada of TV-series Lost fame, fashion models Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima. Directed by James Mangold, best known for his film Walk the Line, a bio-pic of the late Johnny Case and his wife June Carter Cash, The Wolverine is set to open on July 26th, 2013.