Four New Film Stills from ‘The Wolverine’

Entertainment Weekly has debuted four amazing new film stills from James Mangold’s upcoming film, The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman looks amazing as Logan in some Japanese settings such as what appears to be a casino and temple. There were some captions below each of the four new pictures – namely, about the additional cast members – which you can check out below.

The Wolverine rejoins Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, in Japan. He’s now serving as a protector for Mariko (Tao Okamoto), the target of the Yakuza. “At the time this movie opens, there’s a kind of gangland war going on between law enforcement and the Yakuza, and there’s been a lot of kidnappings and extortion,” explains director James Mangold. “So she’s someone who’s under threat.”

• Says Mangold, “Viper views Logan like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry. There’s kind of an admiration, a desire to destroy and a desire to consume and to have and to hold.”

• Death, or Wolverine’s inability to die, is a theme that echoes throughout the film. “He realizes everyone he loves dies, and his whole life is full of pain,” says Jackman. “So it’s better that he just escapes. He can’t die really. He just wants to get away from everything.”

• A funeral at a Japanese temple is interrupted by an attack by the Yakuza which naturally brings out Wolverine’s claws. “There’s an urgency and a kind of intensity and hand to hand physicality to the fighting that I hope is a little different than everything else out there,” says Mangold.