The official Facebook page for Fox’s The Wolverine has revealed a plot summary for the James Mangold-directed film that will come as no surprise to comics fans familiar with the source material:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
That’s, in an incredibly broad stroke, an overview of the 1982 Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and the related issues of The Uncanny X-Men, in which Logan battles ninjas, Silver Samurai and the politics of the Tokyo criminal underworld for the heart of his ex-lover Mariko Yashida, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord.
Led by star Hugh Jackman, the cast includes Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee. The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.
(via Comic Book Movie)
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