X-Men actor Hugh Jackman is set to once again appear on the big screen as the character Wolverine, in the movie The Wolverine later this year. Hugh has been talking about the movie, admitting that he is happy that it has not been billed as a sequel, as The Wolverine is different from the previous movies.
Jackman explained to Total Film Magazine, "I'm thrilled the studio called it The Wolverine instead of Wolverine 2, because we're trying to set it up as a standalone picture. Tonally, it's different from the other X-Men movies. It's got massive action sequences, as people would expect, and it'll be great fun."
He added, "But it is a character-driven movie. It's about a guy completely out of his element, in this world that's foreign to him, and how he copes with that. I feel like we have the opportunity to deliver that badass, kick-ass Wolverine I know everybody wants to see."
As well as starring Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine also stars Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee and Will Youn Lee. The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and is set to be released on July 26 in both the US and the UK.