8 Photos from ‘The Wolverine’!

Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, and Rila Fukushima are in the spotlight in these new photos for this superhero follow-up.

Eight new photos for James Mangold's superhero follow-up The Wolverine have surfaced featuring Logan (Hugh Jackman), Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto), Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), and Yukio (Rila Fukushima). Take a look below at what director James Mangold has to say about the new movie and it's cast of characters.

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The Wolverine (out July 26) 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 (3:10 to Yuma). ''So she's someone who's under threat.''

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Viper (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's Svetlana Khodchenkova), a villainess straight from the comic books, is brought in to help another one of the film's baddies. Teases Mangold, ''As her name would imply, she's kind of snakelike. She likes to play with toxins. She's immune to toxins. She's kind of formidable.''

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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.''

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While in Japan, Wolverine is befriended by Yukio (newcomer Rila Fukushima). Says Mangold, ''I would say they have a unique relationship. She's lethal herself."

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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.''

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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.

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Mangold stresses that Yukio can more than hold her own in this world of ninjas and mutants. ''She's a tremendous fighter.''

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Besides her butt-kicking skills, Yukio also has style. Says Mangold, ''I think she's both sexy and almost kind of sprung from the anime world. It's a real badass character.''

Based on the popular 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.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.

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  1. Josh

    Hmm...cool. I didn't know Viper was in this. That trenchcoat look is awesome on Jackman too.

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  2. Bill Louis


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  3. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus...Speaking of Amora The Enchantress...I think either Amber Heard or Alice Eve for the role :]

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  4. Dan

    @narrator@thedude-abides@ejk1 Go Go was hotter.

    Still, I'm stoked to see the trailer.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. ejk1

    @thedude-abides I was about to write how Yukio reminded me of Go Go. And I would agree with you and @narrator about Go Go being more attractive. Plus, there's that crazy thing she had going on.

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  6. rjh094

    Eh... not sure about this movie

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  7. Pjwolsker

    I like the photos but i wonder if the makers were confused when we said we wanted to see him in his suit. (the yellow one)

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  8. ChiRep_1

    I honestly have no idea what to expect from the upcoming trailer

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  9. JonSpidey07

    the 1st pic: 'Wolverine walks into an arcade....(insert joke)'

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  10. thedude-abides

    @narrator most definitely

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  11. the Narrator

    @thedude-abides Lol. Go-go was far more attractive in my humble opinion.

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  12. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Blood will drawn

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    The asian girl reminds me of Go-Go from Kill Bill

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. the Narrator

    @bawnian-dexeus Dito. I thought, "Enchantress?" :P

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  15. Titon

    The movie is looking very promising!

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I smell trailer. And Viper could have fooled me with Amora

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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