The Wolverine Gets First Official Synopsis

A Facebook page associated with the forthcoming 20th Century Fox film The Wolverine now includes a plot synopsis that seems to be the first official description of the film. Says the site,

"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."

The "celebrated comic book arc," of course, is the one by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. The film, which is currently shooting in Australia, stars Hugh Jackman in what he describes as a "stand-alone" return to the character that won't necessarily have any ties to its predecessor, the critically-panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, or to the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and should be in theaters on July 26, 2013.