The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman

First came the twzzr, then the teaser…Columbia today finally released the full-length trailer for The Wolverine. You can see it below.

Slated to be released on July 26, the new movie follows Logan to Japan, where he has been summoned by a man whose life he saved long ago. The dying friend wants to repay the favor by taking away from Logan the curse of immortality – the condition that allows his body to immediately repair any wound.

Directed by James Mangold from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine and also features Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

The movie reportedly ignores the previous, disappointing Wolverine movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and takes the character in a different direction.

You can see the earlier 6-second Twitter Vine teaser (the twzzr) and also a gallery of movie photos here.

Official Synopsis: Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.

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