The Wolverine will be in cinemas 26 July 2013

Hugh Jackman’s second solo outing, The Wolverine will be in cinemas 26 July 2013

The Wolverine release date

The Wolverine release date

Inspired by the iconic 1982 Chris Claremont and Frank Miller miniseries, The Wolverine has been set for a release date of 26 July 2013.

Although Hugh Jackman is returning to the role he made his own with 2000’s X-Men, The Wolverine won’t be a sequel to 2009’s messy¬†X-Men Origins: Wolverine and with X-Men: First Class being a soft reboot, perhaps The Wolverine will spawn a distinct franchise of its own, leaving the Bryan Singer films far behind.

Filming began in October with director James Mangold (Copland, 3:10 To Yuma, Walk The Line) and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, X-Men).