Watch the new trailer for Hugh Jackman’s ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘The Wolverine’

The long-awaited spin-off will arrive in UK cinemas on July 26

A new trailer for Hugh Jackman‘s X-Men spin-off The Wolverine has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

At the start of the trailer, Jackman’s claw-fingered mutant appears to be reunited with Jean Grey, his love interest from the X-Men movies played by Famke Janssen. However, Wolverine soon wakes up and finds himself in Japan, where a rich businessman offers him the chance to be mortal again.

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 (2012).

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Alongside Jackman and Janssen, the cast also includes Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day). The Wolverine is scheduled to open in UK cinemas on July 26.

Jackman has already made five appearances as Wolverine in X-Men movies, and he’s also confirmed for the next instalment, Days Of Future Past, which is due in July 2014.

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