Hugh Jackman broods in new image from The Wolverine

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The Wolverine has released a brand new image online, featuring the titular hero looking as mean and moody as ever.

The new image shows Logan scowling against a Japanese background, appropriate enough since the new film finds him in the heart of modern Japan.

The story will pick up some time after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand , and will find Wolverine travelling to the Far East alone once more.

He’s not on his lonesome for long though, as he soon falls in love with a beautiful local girl. Trouble is, her father is something of a big wheel in the Japanese mob…

Directed by James Mangold and co-starring Will Yun Lee and Rila Fukushima, The Wolverine will open in the UK on 26 July 2013.