Monday just got a little brighter if you’re a comic book geek or an admirer of Hugh Jackman…
We’ve just gotten our first look at Jackman as Wolverine in James Mangold’s upcoming The Wolverine – and man, that guy is in great shape.
The first official picture (below) comes courtesy of Ryan Penagos’ Twitter account and features a ripped and shirtless Jackman glowering at the camera with his adamantium claws ready. This isn’t the first picture we’ve seen from the film (set photos have emerged previously, like the one to your left), but this is the first official promotional shot for the highly anticipated sequel.
In the new installment, Wolverine travels to Japan where he confronts a mysterious figure from his past. We were somewhat disappointed by the first Wolverine film, but the sequel draws inspiration from one of the better early story arcs of the comic series and should be more in line with what hard-core fans expect.
We’re sure we’ll be bringing you lots more Wolverine goodness in the weeks and months ahead – we have no doubt that Fox will go all out when it comes to promoting this feature as we approach its July 26, 2013 release date.
In the meantime, let us know what you think of this first image in the comment section.