How Do You Like Them Veins, Bub? First Official Look At Buff Hugh Jackman From The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman as 'The Wolverine' -- First Official Photo

D'you mind if he puts his Adamantium claws around you? Twentieth Century-Fox has released the first official photo of an extremely lean and ripped Hugh Jackman in James Mangold's film adaption of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's 1982 limited comic series classic,  The Wolverine.  

Hugh Jackman as 'The Wolverine' -- first official photoThe superhero's sinewy look appears to jibe with comments that Jackman made to Empire magazine that he had Robert De Niro's unhinged performance as Max Cady in  Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of Cape Fear as a benchmark for his performance. "You were terrified of that character from the moment he took his shirt off and you saw all the tats; you know he was this coiled spring that would rip your head off, no matter how nonchalant he acted. That's who Wolverine is. I always thought of him as being lean, animalistic, not necessarily pretty. He has all this berserkery, and he's terrifying when he loses all reason in blind rage."

Set in Japan, Logan/Wolverine becomes romantically involved with a woman whose hand in marriage is promised to another man.Lots of claw and swordplay follows as his refusal to give up the woman he loves leads to clashes with the woman's father, her  brothers and Silver Samurai. The film is set to be released July 23, 2013
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