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The Wolverine, a Japanese set film based on the popular character from the original X-Men film trilogy, is due for release in July. It is based on the highly acclaimed original Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Although it is said to be based on the original miniseries, it also includes influences from the followup stories in Uncanny X-Men 172 & 173 with the inclusion of Silver Samurai and Viper as villains.

This film is a very important one for Fox Studios. It is the second solo outing for Wolverine following the poorly received X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It is also the first film to be a direct continuation of the story from X-Men: The Last Stand, and will lead into the next X-Men film Days of Future Past to be released in 2014.

The Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman has gone on record to say that in his previous five outings as Wolverine, »

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