The latest trailer for James Mangold's The Wolverine will be a feast for the eyes to Marvel fans eagerly anticipating their latest slice of Hugh Jackman action. Set in modern-day Japan, the movie sees Jackman's character encounter a considerable enemy from his past who will ultimately impact on his future.  After alienating himself from his X-Men peers and being forced to kill his true love Jean Grey, the Wolverine is feeling a little down on his luck, so much so that he abandons his superhero identity.

However, when Logan is approached by Mariko Yashida who takes him to Asia, he enters yet another battle to the death. It's the sequel to the X-Men film series based on the Marvel comic books by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and roughly follows the timeline of events since 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. 

The action looks great on screen and the trailer appears to suggest director Mangold has done a solid job, though the project boasts an excellent pedigree and was really never in doubt. Mangold himself has helmed past movies including Girl, Interrupted and Walk the Line, while the script was co-written by Scott Frank (Minority Report), Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Mark Bomback (Total Recall).

The movie, also starring Famke Janssen, hits cinemas in the U.S. on July 26, 2013. 

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Wolverine Actor Hugh Jackman [L] At the BAFTAS in London and Director James Mangold [R] At The Breakthrough Of The Year Awards