Hugh Jackman is shredded in 1st official pic from The Wolverine

After countless paparazzi photos, we finally have something official from The Wolverine, 'cause Marvel has released the first still from the movie featuring Hugh Jackman as the title character.

Jackman has no problem showing a little skin for his fans. Here he is as Logan/Wolverine striking a pose and flexing some serious muscle. The claws are out and he's ready to fight. The Wolverine will center on the hero's journey through Japan, where he'll encounter the villainous Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee).

Last month, Jackman revealed that the film will be its own entity. "We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture," he said. "With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it's going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic."

We're not sure how we feel about his hair being so short, but to each his own. What do you think of the first photo from The Wolverine?

The Wolverine opens in theaters July 26, 2013.

(via Marvel's Facebook)

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