The long-awaited spin-off will open in UK cinemas on July 25
The first full-length trailer for Hugh Jackman‘s X-Men spin-off The Wolverine has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.
The trailer shows Jackman’s claw-sporting mutant jetting off to Japan, where a rich businessman offers him the chance to be mortal again. It also features a glimpse of Famke Janssen‘s Jean Grey, Wolverine’s love interest from the X-Men movies, who appears in a flashback sequence.
A standalone Wolverine movie has been in the works since 2009, when Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) was set to direct. However, Aronofsky later dropped out and was replaced by Walk The Line director James Mangold, who shot the film in Sydney and Japan last year.
Alongside Jackman, the film stars Svetlana Khodchenkova from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and model-turned-actress Tao Okamoto, both of whom appear in the trailer. The Wolverine is scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas on July 25.
Jackman has already made five appearances as Wolverine in X-Men movies, including an uncredited cameo in 2011’s X Men: First Class. Director Bryan Singer has recently confirmed that Jackman’s Wolverine will also appear in the next film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which begins filming next month (April).